“Church in the Modern World,” 7 to 9 p.m., St. Rose’s Catholic Church, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Daniel J. Daly, associate professor of theology at St. Anselm College, will present “Church in the Modern World.” Lecture explains Vatican II’s implications for economic ethics; the economic vision that was spawned from liberation theologians of Latin America, to U.S. Catholic bishops, to Pope Benedict XVI; and concrete ways for Catholics to practice the church’s commitments to social justice and the global common good. All are welcome to attend the lecture and discussion. Refreshments served. Free-will offering accepted. For more information, call Barbara and John Gould at 978-535-2321.
Friday, Nov. 9
A Fair for All Seasons, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Holly Berry Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers Square, Danvers. Maple Street Congregational Church’s second annual Holly Berry Fair includes a holiday table with seasonal gifts, hand-quilted wall hangings and place mats, handmade scarfs, jewelry, felt bags, gift cards and more. Bakery shop with home-baked beans, Indian pudding, frozen unbaked apple, mince and lemon meringue pies, assorted breads, quick breads, cookies, gluten-free baked items, holiday treats and more. Nana’s Attic filled with books, puzzles, children’s toys and more. Fair also includes children’s game room, Cake Walk and Chinese Auction. The Maple Tree Café will be open for coffee and snacks; lunch served at noon. Also, a traditional Maple Street Church Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Details at 978-774-4510.
Old Village Faire, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church of Danvers, Congregational, 41 Centre St., Danvers. Annual Old Village Faire includes home-baked goods, baked beans, jelly, holiday items, jewelry, toys, around-the-house items, crafts, white elephant table and quilt raffle. Free admission. Coffee, cider doughnuts and fried dough served for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon of beef stew, sandwiches and corn chowder for lunch at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 978-774-0116.