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November 24, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

---- — Saturday, Nov. 24

Fair Trade Advent Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, Social Hall, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The third annual fair features handcrafts by local artists and from around the world: jewelry, ornaments, textiles and original artwork. Also, various organizations will be represented. Sponsored by the World Service Committee of Maple Street Church. All proceeds support the crafters. 978-774-4510.

Dedication Ceremony, following 4 p.m. Mass, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Margin St., Route 114, Salem. Dedication ceremony for the Fr. Daniel J. Sheehan Spiritual Life Center, which was the former convent on the St. Thomas property. Sheehan served as pastor at St. Thomas for more than 13 years, and died July 2, 2011.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Fair Trade Advent Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, Social Hall, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The third annual fair features handcrafts by local artists and from around the world: jewelry, ornaments, textiles and original artwork. Also, various organizations will be represented. Sponsored by the World Service Committee of Maple Street Church. All proceeds support the crafters. 978-774-4510.

Monday, Nov. 26

Anointing Mass, 2 p.m., St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Special Mass that will include the anointing of the sick. Any of the faithful whose health is seriously impaired by illness, injury or old age are welcome to receive the sacrament of anointing. 978-774-0340.

Friday, Nov. 30

Senior Shabbat Program & Luncheon, 10 a.m., JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The JCC presents its new Senior Shabbat Program & Luncheon. Sing songs with JCC preschoolers; hear from therapists of New Beginnings Counseling talk about love, loss and moving forward; and share a complimentary lunch with friends. All are welcome. To reserve a spot, contact Joan Lawrence at 781-476-9902 or jlawrence@jccns.com.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Evensong, 7 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Celebrate the annual Feast of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, at a traditional Evensong with a bagpiper providing appropriate music. Attendees are invited to bring items from their national heritage to place on the altar for blessing; these are not limited to things Scottish. Attendees are also invited to wear a traditional national costume. Service to pray for the peoples of all nations. A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall. www.ctr-anglican.org.

Silent Auction Preview Party, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 12 Washington St., Peabody. Complimentary refreshments, plus a mini auction and mystery balloon raffle. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church and its community outreach programs.

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 Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 391 Bay Road, Hamilton. Annual Christmas Fair includes 20 different vendors, Christmas greens, knitted goods, baked goods, county 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.

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

Sunday, Dec. 2

Fair Trade Advent Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, Social Hall, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The third annual fair features handcrafts by local artists and from around the world: jewelry, ornaments, textiles and original artwork. Also, various organizations will be represented. Sponsored by the World Service Committee of Maple Street Church. All proceeds support the crafters. 978-774-4510.

Community Hanukkah Celebration, noon to 3 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Community Hanukkah celebration for all ages includes latke tastings; menorah and dreidel collection display; lectures and programs for adults; workshops and activities for children; entertainment, Israeli dancing, sing-along and more; vendor boutique; lunch and snacks available for purchase. Free. Advance reservations recommended at latkepalooza@gmail.com.

Annual Winter Concert, 4 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The StarSingers and Company and the Shine on Me Boys Chorus, all Danvers-based treble choruses for young people, will join local instrumentalists to present their annual winter concert. Performance includes songs for Christmas, both traditional and contemporary, American folk songs and spirituals, Jewish songs of the Hebrew tradition, and songs from musicals and movies. Free. 978-777-8244.

Holiday Candlelight Service, 4:15 p.m., Puritan Lawn Memorial Park’s Veteran’s Circle on the Park’s main boulevard, Peabody. Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery’s 24th annual Holiday Candlelight Service for families to celebrate the season and pay respects to the memory of their loved ones regardless of where they’re buried. Non-denominational service includes various readings by members of the public, and music by the Masconomet High School Chorale. Visitors are invited to hang ornaments on the 50-foot Christmas tree. Free; open to the public. Candles provided. 978-535-3660 or www.puritanlawn.com.

St. Nicholas Night, 4:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. St. Nicholas Night for people of all ages, especially children. The Rev. Clyde Elledge will lead the event with assistance from the church Youth Group. Learn about the way the story of Nicholas started. Event includes stories about St. Nicholas and a chance to meet him and hear some of his legends. Event concludes with a kid-friendly dinner of chicken nuggets and lasagna. Dinner ends at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Those wishing to stay are invited to St. Andrew’s traditional Advent Fiesta, an hour of carol singing in the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. http://www.standrewsmhd.org/.

Maeve in Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. Maeve, a collaboration of three women artists who blend their distinct voices and styles to create a cohesive sound rich with harmony, will sing a concert of holiday music. $13/ticket, $25/two tickets, $30/family. Proceeds benefit the church’s outreach dinners for Beverly’s hungry and elderly residents. Concert is part of Maeve’s holiday concert tour. 978-922-3438 or www.stpetersbeverly.org.

Monday, Dec. 3

PJ Library New Pajama Drive, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Richardson’s Ice Cream, 156 South Main St., Middleton. The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation in partnership with Richardson’s Ice Cream of Middleton invite families of the PJ Library to donate new pajamas, which will be distributed to local shelters. Children who donate a pair of new pajamas will receive a scoop of Richardson’s ice cream of their choice. New pajamas of all sizes are needed. Phyllis Osher, 978-740-4404 or posher@rilcf.org.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Fair Trade Advent Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, Social Hall, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The third annual fair features handcrafts by local artists and from around the world: jewelry, ornaments, textiles and original artwork. Also, various organizations will be represented. Sponsored by the World Service Committee of Maple Street Church. All proceeds support the crafters. 978-774-4510.

Toys Only Rummage Sale, 9 to 11 a.m., Church of St. Andrew, Lafayette St., Marblehead. The 22nd annual Toys Only Rummage Sale features games, puzzles and children’s books. Most toys are used, some are new and all are in good condition. jsantoro@slexhibits.com.

Christmas Fair and Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Church, Parish House, 385 Essex St., Salem. Grace Church will host its Christmas Fair and luncheon. Fair includes craft items, knitted goods, a food table and re-gifting items. Priscilla Lemons, priscillalemons@comcast.net or 781-631-9417.

Evensong, 4:30 p.m., Salem’s First Church, 316 Essex St., Salem. The Boston Boys Choir presents Christmas Tradition. Part of Dickens North of Boston Branch’s second annual “Christmas with Dickens: A Day of Bygone Revelry.” $15/online, $20 at the door. All net proceeds benefit Salem’s First Church. http://www.dickensnorthofboston.com/dickens_005.htm.

An Evening of Victorian Delights, 6:30 p.m., Salem’s First Church, 316 Essex St., Salem. Historical duet performance in Victorian costume featuring Larry Young and Suzanne Powers. Event highlights Dickens’ favorite 19th-century music and original compositions. Presentation includes fiddle music, song, and Sir Roger Coventry dance for everyone. Light reception included. $25/online, $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit Salem’s First Church. http://www.dickensnorthofboston.com/dickens_013.htm.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Fair Trade Advent Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, Social Hall, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The third annual fair features handcrafts by local artists and from around the world: jewelry, ornaments, textiles and original artwork. Also, various organizations will be represented. Sponsored by the World Service Committee of Maple Street Church. All proceeds support the crafters. 978-774-4510.

Annual Chanukah Run-A-Latke, 10 a.m., Chabad Community Shul, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott. Chabad North Shore’s annual Chanukah Run-A-Latke, a family 5K run and Chanukah party. All are welcome to attend the community-wide event. Chanukah programming will be available for kids while adults run. Attendees can race, eat latkes and donuts, and help build a huge Lego menorah. Register at the door or online at www.nsjewish.com, or raceit.com.