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November 15, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, Nov. 16

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Middle Street Harvest Festival, events take place throughout the day at venues along Middle Street.

Country Cupboard Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St. Handmade crafts, fish chowder luncheon, holiday decorations, “Cookie Walk” bake sale, silent auction, jewelry and more. Thrift Shop open. Free. Park at 33 Washington St.

Holy Family Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall (St. Ann’s Hall) Pleasant St. Thanksgiving bake sale, Sugar and Spice table, Chinese Raffle, wheel of fortune, win an I Pad, Kindle, Beats. Shop at the Christmas table for jewelry and treasures.

Open Door Thanksgiving food drive with North Shore 104.9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shaw’s on Eastern Avenue, Stop & Shop on Thatcher Road, and Market Basket at Gloucester Crossing. Most needed: Tuna, peanut butter, cereal and juice. www.foodpantry.org.

Thanksgiving Harvest Market, sponsored by the Cape Ann Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle and Church streets. Local produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, Trupiano sausage, pasta and maple syrup. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org. Call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.

Suicide survivors simultaneous healing network, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., share in simultaneous conferences at BankGloucester, 160 Main St. Join in this journey to understand this loss of over 38,000 lives annually. $10 suggested donation. Contact Anita Pandolfe Ruchman NP, Survivor/ Holistic Nurse-Psychotherapist, at: apr822@verizon.net, or call 978-546-6599

Go To Top, 10 a.m. to noon, Sawyer Free Library Friend Room. Harvest Storytime with drop-in craft, as part of Middle Street Harvest Celebration. Harvest crafts and card-making from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome.

Harvest for Grace concert, “Celtic Music of the Sea & Season,” 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle Street. Family-friendly community concert to benefit The Grace Center of Gloucester. Pre-concert coffee and dessert, 1 to 2 p.m., Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St.

Gloucester High School Docksiders wine tasting, concert and live auction, 6 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant. Guest auctioneer: Sen. Bruce Tarr. $25.

Monday, Nov. 19

Thanksgiving turkey give-away, 7:30 p.m., parish hall, Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St. 51 turkeys, more than 200 prizes, sweet bread, vegetables and cider.

Community Thanksgiving dinner at First Baptist Church, 5 p.m., 38 Gloucester Ave., with all the fixings and holidays high spirits. Free, all are welcome to join!

AMVETS Post 32 monthly “Friends of AMVETS 500-Club” scholarship drawing, 7 p.m., Post function hall, 14 Prospect St. One week early, for “Thanksgiving” gift certificate extra door prizes. Open to the public, $5 per number. Supports AMVETS scholarships. Call Pete Tibbetts, 978-281-0681 or Tom Glenn, 978-283-7516.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

AMVETS Post 32’s monthly business meeting, 7:30 p.m., Post function hall. All Veteran members urged to attend to business. Must be in “good standing” (dues paid for current year) to attend meetings; contact 1st Vice-Commander Kevin Burgess to pay dues.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Dog Town walking tour, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Departs from 13 Applecart Road, Rockport. Rain or shine. Celebrates Toad Hall Bookstore’s 40th anniversary. Call Eric Hutchins at 978-546-6425.

Friday, Nov. 23

Downtown Gloucester Black Friday, 26 stores open at 6 a.m. Good cheer, family fun and great discounts. Many of the shops are on Main Street as well as nearby streets.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 8 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 2 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Gloucester Holiday Parade and tree lighting, 3 p.m., Santa at Kent Circle — great photo opportunity for parents, sign holiday cards for troops overseas. Christmas float creators, walker teams, music groups, call 978-281-1227 or weather.vane@verizon.net.

Friday, Nov. 30

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, white elephant items and baked goods.

Beeman School’s PTO holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 138 Cherry St. Games, arts and crafts, spin art, sand art, gingerbread house kits, raffles, silent auction and lunch. All proceeds benefit school’s enrichment programs.

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas fair, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, Leonard Street. Fresh holiday greens, centerpieces, wreaths and plants; handcrafts and silent auction. Lunch seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $15 per person. Reservations recommended; call 978-283-2247.

Friday, Dec. 7

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, Dec. 14

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

SATURday, Dec. 15

Candlelight Solstice Stroll Ravenswood Park, 4 to 6 p.m. Followed by warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring nonperishable item for The Open Door Food Pantry. Free for Trustees of Reservations members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Friday, Dec. 21

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, Dec. 28

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.