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November 2, 2013

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The North Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership is hosting the 15th annual Caregiver Connections Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, at 50 Ferncroft Road in Danvers. This year’s conference features WCVB-TV NewsCenter5’s Susan Wornick as keynote speaker and workshops presented by Dr. Buck Woo, director of the Center for Neuropsychology and Memory Disorders; Dr. Mona Sigal, medical director of Nourish Health with Food for Life; and Phyllis DeLaricheliere, regional director of sales at Benchmark Senior Living. The conference includes free care for those with Alzheimer’s, provided by Spectrum Adult Day Health to allow caregivers to attend the workshops; an Alzheimer’s virtual tour, presented by Right At Home; a continental breakfast; several vendor booths offering Alzheimer’s related products and information; and more than 30 raffle prizes. Tickets are available at the door for $10. For more information, visit, or call 978-539-8254.

It's fair season on the North Shore! Visit one or all of these fairs for one-of-a-kind items and more:

  • Harvest Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly. Crafts, holiday decorations, quilts, baked goods, grandma’s attic, knitted items, used books, silent auction, raffles, jewelry and more. Breakfast and lunch café also available. 978-922-5135.
  • Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect St., Peabody. Crafts, knitted and sewn items, attic treasure and used jewelry rooms, antiques, homemade breads, beans, cookies and apple pies, silent auction, and a used-tool shed. Food available for purchase at the lunch café. Event held in celebration of South Congregational Church’s 300-year anniversary. 978-531-1964.
  • Friendship Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tabernacle Church, corner of Washington and Federal streets, Salem. Silent auction, white elephant table, jewelry, CDs, videos and other media, baked goods, books, crafts, toys and children’s items, gift baskets, and an American Girl Doll raffle. Coffee and doughnuts available in the morning; luncheon with lobster rolls served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.
  • St. Ann’s Parish Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in St. Ann’s Church Hall, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. Theme baskets, jewelry, children’s table, prize table, country store with baked goods, knitted items, homemade fudge, food, raffles, and nearly 24 vendors and crafters. Free admission. Anne or Nate Masterson, 978-531-3945.
  • Holiday Quilt Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Fair is sponsored by Crossroad Quilters Guild of the North Shore. Quilts of all sizes, holiday decorations, baby items, assorted gifts and clothing. All items have been sewn by guild members. Free admission. Baked goods available for purchase.
  • 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 18 Walnut St., Peabody. Peabody House Resident Council's Holiday Bazaar includes boxed jewelry, grandmother’s attic items, toys, A Cut Above table with new items and antiques, raffle table, kitchen vendors with homemade jellies, jams, and relish, crafts, health and beauty aids, and more. All are welcome. 978-538-0568.
  • Annual Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Baked goods, basket raffles, handmade items, Christmas and attic treasures, and more. Portuguese food available for purchase. All proceeds help defray the cost of church repairs. 978-532-0272. Also on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Brooksby Village, McIntosh Clubhouse Catering Room, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Around 30 crafters selling handmade jewelry, paintings, holiday items, soaps, scarves, watercolor artwork, glass work, knitted items and more. Fifteen percent of proceeds donated to The Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund for student employees who are attending higher education in fall 2014. Raffle tickets and hot dogs for sale. $1 admission to fair. 978-536-7810, 1-800-979-7270.
  • Autumn Harvest Gift and Craft Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, 562 Maple St., Danvers. Crafters, home-party vendors, a bake sale, snack bar, super raffle, Kids Corner with free activities for children and more. Sale proceeds benefit Essex Agricultural and Technical High School’s Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016. Admission is $1 per person at the door, or a donation of a toiletry item, both of which will be donated to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Free admission for children 12 and under. All are welcome.

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