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December 1, 2012

North Shore religion calendar

Saturday, Dec. 1

Red Bow Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. Gift baskets, fresh greens, gifts, lunch, books, computers, kids activities, white elephant items, bake goods, raffles for lobster, quilt and dollhouse, and more. Fair will be held during the Christmas Walk. 781-631-1215.

Christmas Fair and Silent Auction, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 12 Washington St., Peabody. Auction features children’s items, gift baskets, collectibles, small electronics, gift cards and more. Fair features quilts, knits, crafts, baked goods, used books, white elephant items, general store, handmade quilt raffle and private vendor boutique. The Kountry Kitchen will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church and its community outreach programs.

38th annual Holly Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 391 Bay Road, Hamilton. 20 different vendors, Christmas greens, knitted goods, baked goods, country store, white elephant and Christmas items. Breakfast served from 8:30 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handicapped-accessible.

Heart of Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Artisan crafts, baked goods, jewelry, paintings, rich uncle’s table of antiques and collectibles, and historic church open house. Also, “chili in a bag” will be served on Washington Street lawn during Christmas Walk parade. Hot beverages and baked good sales begin at 9 a.m.; lunch begins at 11 a.m. Silent auction closes at 1:30 p.m. or 781-631-0657.

Holiday Auction and Singalong, 1 to 4 p.m., First Spiritualist Church of Salem, 34 Warren St. For all ages. Auction items include acupuncture consult and treatment, 90-minute life-coaching session, Starbucks gift cards, Ronco Showtime Rotisserie, and mediumship readings. Food and drinks will be served. Free. or 978-745-2098.

Christmas Concert and Carol Sing, 7:30 p.m., Meeting House at Topsfield Common, corner of Main and Washington streets. The Congregational Church of Topsfield will host, featuring guest conductor Richard Webster of Trinity Church Copley Square, the CCoT Chancel Choir, The Beacon Brass and accompaniment by organist Bart Dahlstrom. Free.

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