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November 30, 2013

North Shore religion calendar

Saturday, Nov. 30

Menorah Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Lappin Park, corner of Essex and Washington streets, Salem. Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Chabad of the North Shore present the second annual Menorah Lighting in Lappin Park. The community is invited to celebrate the Festival of Lights in a public display of unity as the city kindles the giant, 12-foot menorah. Hanukkah treats and live music will follow the program. All are welcome. 781-581-3833,

Sunday, Dec. 1

Thanksgivikkuh Celebration, 9 a.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, which won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. Celebrate with a spin-a-thon from 9 a.m. to noon; a dreidel dash at noon for adults and 12:30 p.m. for children; Hanukkah Party from 1 to 3 p.m.; and SUP Yoga demonstration. For details and registration, visit All are welcome.

Mark Rotuna to speak, 10:15 a.m., Essex River Bible Church, 391 Bay Road, South Hamilton. Mark Rotuna, a pastor from Kenya, will be the guest speaker for the morning worship service. Sunday school beings at 9 a.m. All are welcome. 978-468-4500,

Fair Trade Boutique, 11:30 a.m., North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features hand-crafted items, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization that works to end poverty by providing opportunities and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Fair takes place during coffee hour following the church service. 978-774-7582,

Monday, Dec. 2

All Saints Series: St. John of the Cross, 8:30 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. The Rev. George Evans presents a lecture on St. John of the Cross, the final lecture in Our Lady Star of the Sea’s All Saints Series. Free; open to the public.

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