• December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    PJ Library Tu B’Shevat

    Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham invite families with children age 6 and younger to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of the trees, with planting, a PJ Library story, crafts, and light snacks. Sunday, January 13th from 11 am – 12 pm at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 Lothrop Street in Beverly. PJ Library Tu B’Shevat is a free program of Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham and is supported by CJP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are welcome. This program is free and open to all.

  • December 21 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus Christmas Spirit

    Santa Claus is coming to town to parade through the streets on Christmas Eve! By Mark E. Vogler Once again, several thousand Saugus residents – from tiny tots to senior citizens – will welcome in Christmas Eve with a special visit from Santa Claus. “The parade will start at 6pm at the Central Fire Station with a Police and Fire escort, and some cool special vehicles,” reads the official notice “To the Children of Saugus From The North Pole.” “Santa will make a very special visit to Saugus Center in front of Town Hall, between 6:30 and 7:00 to wish the townspeople a Very Merry Christmas. Santa would like to…

  • December 14 2018,  Saugus

    The MEG Toy Drive

    Veteran Pop Warner Coach teams up again with Saugus We Care to help make Christmas brighter for needy children By Mark E. Vogler Kevin Andrews is one of those guys who loves playing Santa Claus. It all started back when he was 18 and he received a handmade Santa Claus suit from an aunt. “I still have that suit and have been playing Santa Claus ever since,” said Andrews, now 50, and a Santa who also spearheads toy drives for needy children. Andrews, a 1986 Saugus High School graduate, has volunteered 32 years as a Pop Warner coach. He’s also spent thousands of hours over the years working for a…

  • December 14 2018,  Saugus

    Cliftondale Congregational’s Advent Festival

    Prepare your hearts during advent and celebrate Christmas with us at Cliftondale Congregational Church, located at 50 Essex St.! Our Christmas Pagaeant will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 10:45am; we have a Christmas Worship Service on Sunday, December 23rd at 10:45am; and a Candlelight Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24th at 10:45am. Merry Christmas!

  • December 14 2018,  Malden,  Peabody

    Bread of Life Hosts Annual Christmas Day Free Community Dinner

    Event sponsored by Temple Tiferet Shalom of Peabody   All are welcome at Bread of Life’s annual Christmas Day Dinner on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm at Malden High School, 77 Salem Street. The dinner is free of charge and open to anyone in need or alone for the holiday, including families and senior citizens. No reservations are needed. Guests will enjoy a special holiday meal of roast beef, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, bread, dessert, juice, tea & coffee. Guests may enter from Ferry Street or through the rightmost entrance on Salem Street. The site is handicap accessible. The annual dinner is sponsored by Project Ezra volunteers…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    MarketStreet announces return of New Year’s Eve Family Block Party

    From holiday shopping to ice skating to New Year’s Eve festivities, MarketStreet Lynnfield is the best place to celebrate the season in December. The outdoor shopping destination announces that its beloved New Year’s Eve Family Block Party will return – this year as a 60s theme party that invites the entire family to groove into the New Year. Packed with music, entertainment and giveaways, the MarketStreet New Year’s Eve Family Block Party is free and open to the public. It will be held directly outside the MarketStreet Rink on Dec. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Giving families a way to enjoy a Christmas Break outdoors, the rink will also offer extended…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    8th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Schedule

    8th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Schedule MEG Building at 54-58 Essex St.  All are welcome to come to the 8th year celebrating the Christmas season! Over 50 decorated Christmas trees and gift baskets chock full of goodies are on display. Admission is free and tickets are on sale to take chances on all the beautiful trees and other gifts. A live Nativity Scene will be displayed on the front lawn of the MEG building. Inside you can walk Candy Cane Lane and experience the North Pole, Santa’s Workshop, and the Christmas Café!   Christmas tree Schedule –- 2018 December 7: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 8: 3 p.m. to…

  • December 07 2018,  Revere

    Chanukah celebrates religious freedom and light over darkness

    By Tara Vocino On the third night of Chanukah this Tuesday, approximately 40 people from a variety of faith backgrounds come together for the Menorah Lighting in front of City Hall. Chanukah is an eight-night long festival that lasts from Dec. 2 to 9 and celebrates victory over darkness and encourages us to do good by spreading light. On Tuesday, Sam Huberman, Mayor Brian Arrigo and Joe Cole lit the eight-candle menorah with one candle in the middle. Congregation Tifereth Israel Rabbi Sruli Baron, who identifies as Jewish Orthodox, explained how Chanukah originated. The King of the Greeks, a Hellenic culture, sought to destroy the Jewish people through religious persecution,…

  • December 07 2018,  Lynnfield

    Local student performs in Boston Ballet’s celebrated production of Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker”

    Lynnfield resident Annabelle Curley is performing in Boston Ballet’s production of Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” in the role of Lamb in Act II. Curley, 9, has been a student at Boston Ballet School for five years. She is in fourth grade at Shore Country Day School. “The Nutcracker” is at the Boston Opera House and has performances through December 30. Curley joins 250 other young Boston Ballet School students from around New England in Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker.” Three different casts will take on various roles, such as toy soldiers, pages, reindeer, lambs, polichinelles, baby mice, and party children during Boston Ballet’s 41 performances of “The Nutcracker.” Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker”…