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The First Congregational Church, 12 School St., will hold its Christmas fair Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring handmade wreaths, a bake table, Christmas past, a boutique table, handknit and handcrafted items, new gifts, a children’s table, jewelry and lunch. Call Michelle at 978-656-3157.
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by Mark Erelli and Jeffrey Foucault on Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Advance tickets are $12; visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music or Toad Hall Bookstore. Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, $28 per family at the door.
Dog Town walk
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rockport’s Toad Hall Bookstore, a walking tour of Dog Town will be offered to those who want to learn more about this area’s natural history or are just looking for a peaceful walk in the woods before a large holiday dinner. The walk will take place, rain or shine, on Thursday, Nov. 22, and departs from 13 Applecart Road in Rockport at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 10 a.m. Call Eric Hutchins at 978-546-6425.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society, 4 Cleaves St., will present a performance by Sorellanza, Cape Ann’s popular 18-woman a cappella chorus, with a wide range of repertoire, from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred, madrigals, Beatles and jazz. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417 or visit www.sorellanza.com.