, Salem, MA


November 17, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


Let It Snow Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Silent auction, white elephant sale, lunch, antiques, prepared frozen meals, gently used clothing boutique, handmade gifts, baked goods and furniture. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-592-6081 or

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose Church Hall, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Christmas greenery, handcrafts, jewelry, baked goods and pantry items, knits, adult and children bucket raffles, cash raffle, visit from Santa, and breakfast and lunch served. Free admission. 978-887-5505.

Scandinavian Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., West Peabody. Baked goods, a country store, attic treasures, imported Scandinavian goods, crafts, quilted items, knit goods and grabs for children. Also, enjoy a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. 978-535-5321.

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, noon to 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Thanksgiving Worship Service, 9 a.m., First Church of Danvers Congregational, UCC, 41 Centre St., Danvers. Features folk-jazz/blue-grass duo Adler & Hearne of Winnsboro, Texas. 978-774-0116 or

Remembrance and Thanksgiving Pet Ministry Service, 5 to 5:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Light a candle of remembrance and thanksgiving, and share a special service for humans and their animal companions. Service, led by the Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, includes communion and a short reflection. All faiths welcome. Janet Glasser will provide music. Keith-Lucas will be available after the service to offer individual prayers and blessings for each animal. Also, the new Wall of Remembrance will be introduced. or

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