Sunday, Oct. 13
Concert series begins, 4 p.m., St. John’s Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. St. John’s free concert series kicks off with a performance by the church’s new music director, Brink Bush, playing organ works by J.S. Bach, Francaix, Lidon, Middelschulte and Scarlatti. Free admission, donations accepted. A reception follows the concert. Handicapped-accessible. Brink Bush, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-927-0229.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 7:30 p.m., JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Scholar Marc Brettler will discuss the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how they revolutionized the way history is viewed. Learn about the people who wrote the documents and the scrolls’ importance to understanding the Bible, Judaism and early Christianity. Program kicks off the Torah Hub lecture series, a collaboration of Temple Sinai, JCC of the North Shore and Temple Emanu-El, all of Marblehead, Congregation Shirat Hayam and Chabad of the North Shore of Swampscott, Marblehead Ministerial Association and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. All are welcome. Free; donations accepted. JCCNS.ORG or 781-476-9902.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Fall Rummage Sale Preview Party, 7 to 9 p.m., Church of St. Andrew, 245 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Shop ahead of the crowds at the church’s preview fall rummage sale. $20 admission. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served. Regular sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Details available by calling the church office at 781-631-4951.
Friday, Oct. 18
Italian Night Supper, 6 p.m., Remick Hall, 40 Hardy Road, Swampscott. The Church of the Holy Name will host the supper, featuring different types of pasta with spaghetti sauce, salads, and bread. Various desserts, tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available. $10 adult, $5 per child age 12 to 16, free for children age 11 and under. $20 family maximum. Open to the public. www.churchoftheholyname.com.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Fall Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church of St. Andrew, 245 Lafayette St., Marblehead. All are welcome. Details available by calling the church office at 781-631-4951.