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November 24, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


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

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

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.

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