, Salem, MA


December 8, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


An Evening of Victorian Delights, 6:30 p.m., Salem’s First Church, 316 Essex St. 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 church.

Christmas Festival Concert: “Sounds of the Nativity,” 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Inaugural season of the SJB Concert Series presents organ recital by Brendan Kenney, performed on an 1879 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings pipe organ. or 978-826-7515.

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 Hanukkah Run-A-Latke, 10 a.m., Chabad Community Shul, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott. Chabad North Shore’s family 5K run and Hanukkah party. Hanukkah programming will be available for kids while adults run. Attendees can race, eat latkes and doughnuts, and help build a huge Lego menorah. Register at the door or online at or

St. John’s Concert Series: Advent Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., St. John’s Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. Music director Brink Bush will conduct St. John’s Choir. A holiday reception will follow. Handicapped-accessible. Free admission; donations accepted. or 978-927-0229.

Sounds of the Holidays Concert, 4 p.m., St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Features The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra and Jilly Martin. Free admission; attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of nonperishable food to benefit the People to People Food Pantry. Doors open at 3 p.m. Seating is limited.

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