The Salem News
---- — Sunday, Jan. 19
Skyloom Sacred Dancers, 10 a.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. As part of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Skyloom Sacred Dancers will be the centerpiece of the church’s worship service. The theme of their dance is “Dance for Social Justice,” which focuses on oppression and the rise out of it as the spirit helps to unite and create community. Worship offering is part of the church’s 2013-2014 Artist Series. All are welcome. www.maplestreetchurch.org.
Tercentenary Organ Recital Series, 5 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. As part of its 300th anniversary celebration, St. Michael’s continues its tercentenary organ recital series with Barbara Bruns, the minister of music at the Parish of Christ Church in Andover, performing on the church’s Opus 69, 22-stop mechanical action organ. Open to the public. $10 suggested donation to benefit the church’s Recital Series Fund. Light reception will follow. www.stmichaels1714.org/about_history.htm.
Thursday, Jan. 23
PJ Library Move & Groove, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Pre-kindergarten children, ages 2.5 to 5, are invited to enjoy stories and creative movements at PJ Library Move and Groove with Elloree Jennings. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are requested by contacting Phyllis Osher, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-740-4404. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free program sponsored by The Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy, and supported by CJP.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Handel and Haydn Society Concert, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 624 Bay Road, South Hamilton. As part of the church’s yearlong celebration of its 300th anniversary, the concert is the first of a series of three concerts celebrating each of the three centuries. Concert highlights include a harpsichordist and classic 18th-century selections. $15/concert ticket or $40/series ticket. Tickets and details available at www.fcchamilton.org.
Giggles and Goodies, 8 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Comedian Johnny Lampert appears at Giggles and Goodies, the annual comedy night at Temple B’nai Abraham. $35/ticket. Reserve a spot by Thursday, Jan. 16, at 978-927-3211, ext. 14. Limited tickets available at the door. Also, back by popular demand, tell a joke for $5. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s religious school.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Silent film with live accompaniment, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 795 Hale St., Beverly Farms. St. John’s Concert Series presents a screening of the 1924 silent film “Peter Pan” with live accompaniment by organist Peter Krasinski. Free. Concert followed by a reception to meet Krasinski. Handicapped-accessible. For details, call Brink Bush at St. John’s Church, 978-927-0229.
Sunday, March 2
Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael Szycher presents a layperson’s guide to the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; sacred time, space and objects; religious rituals, traditions, mysticism and spirituality; and the question, “can religion and science co-exist.” Complimentary bagels, lox, pastries and drinks available for participants. Reserve a spot by Feb. 24 to email@example.com.