Sunday, Jan. 6
Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols, 5 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The choir will sing music of William Billings, Charles Callahan, John Joubert, Austin Lovelace, Alice Parker, John Weaver and others. The congregation will sing hymns of the season, and Scripture lessons will be read by parishioners and clergy. Child care provided. Reception afterward. Free admission. 978-774-3163, ext. 353.
Service of Lessons and Carols, 5 p.m., St. Michael’s, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Music includes “A Child My Choice” by Richard Dirksen, “Bethlehem Down” by Peter Warlock and “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter. Event also features the world premiere of “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis,” newly composed by organist and Salem resident Douglas Major. A light reception will follow the service. www.stmichaels1714.org or 781-631-0657.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The Adult Education Committee presents screening of story about Bruno, the 8-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp during World War II, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. Movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn served. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Preschool Open House, 10 to 11 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Sign up for the 2013-2014 school year. 978-535-2100.
Friday, Jan. 11
Learn about guide dogs, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. A representative from “Guiding Eyes,” an internationally accredited guide dog school, will be present. Evening starts with a short children’s story, followed by information about the dogs. Dublin, a trained guide dog, will visit. Pizza, salad, drinks and cookies served. A $5 donation per person, or $10 donation per family, will be accepted but is not required. 781-595-8836, ext. 10, or email@example.com.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Saul Kaye Concert, 7 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. For all ages, featuring blues musician. $10/CSH members, $15/nonmembers, $8/students, $15/at the door. Tickets available at CSH or shirathayam.org.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Kickoff Celebration and Breakfast, St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. To mark the church’s 50-year anniversary. Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., in the church hall, includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit salad, juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. $3/adults, $2/children under 12, $10/maximum per family. Tickets will be sold at all Masses and on the day of the event. The kickoff Mass, 11 a.m., includes a balloon Mass, baptismal renewal, household blessing and holy water distribution. www.stricharddanvers.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
PJ Library Make and Take, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Free and open to 3- and 4-year-olds; children must be accompanied by an adult. Event includes stories, songs and a craft. 978-740-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Jan. 25
Tu B’Shevat evening: “What Does the Torah Tell Us?,” 6 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Potluck dinner with a selection of wines at 6 p.m., followed by the Shabbat service and program at 7 p.m. Learn about trees in the Jewish tradition. Program led by guest speaker Jason Gaines. Children will have a planting project. To reserve a spot or to sign up to bring a dairy/vegetarian main dish, vegetable or salad, call 978-535-2100 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, Jan. 27
“Faces of the Night,” 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Tenor Kevin Margolius and pianist David Sparr will perform Jewish music of danger, dreams and celebration. Wine, cheese and crackers served at 6:30 p.m. Dessert reception will follow the performance. $18/advance, $25/at the door, $10/students. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.