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November 17, 2012

North Shore religion calendar

Saturday, Nov. 17

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Crafts, silent auction, home-baked goods, new gifts, luncheon, Christmas decoration table, jewelry, plants and white elephant table. Proceeds benefit the church.

Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clifton Lutheran Church, 150 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m., tables of homemade local and international items for purchase, local vendors, baked goods at the Clifton Bakers’ Table, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 781-631-4379 or

French Market Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old North Church, First Church of Christ, Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Children’s workshops, food tables, live music, handmade items, jewelry, Christmas crafts, gift baskets and artist painted wooden codfish in silent auction. Breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. 781-631-1244.

Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, corner of Ocean and Hale streets, Beverly. Features a visit from Santa Claus; a variety of fabric art, including handcrafted, one-of-a-kind tie-dyed silk scarves, baby onesies, woolen scarves and hats, hand-sewn fleece scarves and purses; jewelry table, designer tabletop Christmas tree raffle, silent auction, white elephant, plants, holiday greens, ornaments and books; traditional New England baked goods, jams and homemade condiments. A luncheon of clam chowder, chili, hot dogs and chicken salad will be served. All proceeds benefit the operation of the 140-year-old Episcopal parish and its community outreach ministries. 978-922-3438 or

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Games and prizes for kids, photos with Santa, professional crafters, silent auction, raffle items, baked goods, country store, white elephant room, and frozen apple crisps available for purchase. Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and fish chowder, chili, burgers on the grill and pie luncheon. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible.

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