Annual Blue Christmas Service, 7 p.m., Tabernacle Congregational Church, UCC, 50 Washington St., Salem. Light candles, sing songs, and focus on the peace and love of Christmas. Handicapped-accessible. 978-744-3164 or www.tbaernaclechurch.org.
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.
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.
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.