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December 8, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


Holiday Concert, 4 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 552 Cabot St., Beverly. The Manchester Singers present a variety of secular and sacred holiday choral arrangements. Directed by Fred Broer, the community chorus consists of 45 local men and women and accompaniment by Miles Goldberg. Tickets at the door; $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. 978-283-9021 or

Hanukkah Celebrations, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., Middleton Green, Route 114, Middleton center. Lighting of the second candle for Hanukkah. Following the candle lighting, celebrations will continue at Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., with entertainment, hot chocolate and latkes. Sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore and Chabad of Merrimack Valley.

Monday, Dec. 10

Advent Adult Education Scripture Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. Will focus on Isaiah the prophet with speaker Steven Fahrig, pastoral associate of St. Bridget of South Boston and professor at St. John’s Seminary and Blessed John XXIII Seminary.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Menorah Lighting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Northshore Mall, J.C. Penney Court, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Hot latkes, applesauce, doughnuts, face-painting, balloon shaping, arts and crafts, and a raffle. Free. or 978-531-3440.

Friday, Dec. 14

Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Featuring local female vocal trio Maeve Music. $15/ticket. 781-631-4951.

Sunday, Dec. 16

“Lighting the Way,” 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Special music program during worship service features the Chancel Choir, Dream Catchers and Good News Choir performing music for Advent and Christmas. A variety of anthems have been selected for the service.

Holiday Music Service, 10:30 a.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Carol singing, drumming, Native American flute, handbells, the Singing Group and more. 978-774-7582 or

Christmas Festival Concert: “Rejoice in His Coming,” 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Inaugural season of the SJB Concert Series presents Christmas cantata performed by four choirs accompanied by a live orchestra. or 978-826-7515.

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