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November 30, 2013

North Shore religion calendar


Red Bow Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Red Bow Holiday Fair features gift baskets; wreaths; holiday kissing balls; centerpieces; gifts; jewelry; white elephant room; gently-used computers and books; homemade baked goods, hot beverages, snacks and lunch in the Holyoke Café; for children, creative arts center with Mrs. Claus; raffles and more. All are welcome. Takes place during Marblehead Christmas Walk. 781-631-1215.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Gift of Christmas Fair: Raffle winners announced, 9 to 11 a.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Parish Center, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. “The Gift of Christmas,” the Star of the Sea’s annual Christmas fair, features varied creations by local artisans and craft vendors; gift baskets; used books; small craft items suitable for children’s holiday gifts; and children’s crafts; and raffles. Raffle winners will be announced between 9 and 11 a.m. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For details or raffle tickets, call 781-631-0086 or visit

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,

Sounds of the Holidays, 4 p.m., St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Concert features the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra. Seating is limited to 800. Free admission. Doors open at 3 p.m. All attendees are requested to bring a donation of non-perishable food to benefit the People to People Food Pantry. Event chairman is John Call, 978-739-9004.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Toys Only Rummage Sale, 9 to 11 a.m., Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Church will hold its 23rd annual Toys Only Rummage Sale featuring gently-used and new toys. Games, puzzles and children’s books are also available.

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