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March 18, 2013

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Monday, March 18

Free nutritional market tour, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Shaw’s, 127 Eastern Ave. Hosted by Addison Gilbert Hospital dietitian Lynn O’Reilly. Advance registration at courtesy booth.

Penny sale, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, parish hall. Portuguese sweet bread, baked goods and groceries. 50/50 raffle and dinner raffle. All welcome.

Wednesday, March 20

Free memory loss seminar, 10 to 11 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. “What’s Normal, What’s Not” with Lisa Orgettas of Spectrum Adult Day Health in Beverly. Preregister at reception desk or call 978-281-9765. Guests welcome.

Penny sale, 7 p.m., Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $.25. Sweet bread, groceries, baked goods and more.

10-Minute Play Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. One-on-one work with plot, characters, dialogue and conflict. First of four weekly classes. Create a 10-minute play to be performed live. $125. To register, call M. Lynda Robinson at 617-899-5656.

Author reading, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Guest: Michael Peters, author of sound-imaging poem “Vaast Bin.” www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Thursday, march 21

Seniors Away Day to Foxwoods Casino, sponsored by Council on Aging. Motorcoach arrives for morning Bingo, and departs casino back to Gloucester at 5:15 p.m. Movies and Bingo on bus. Prepaid $26 per person, includes meal voucher. Sign up at reception desk or call 978-281-9765.

Friday, March 22

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, March 23

Third annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny photo shoot, 9 to 11 a.m., Stage Fort Park.

Sunday, March 24

Gloucester Fraternity Club’s Easter Bunny breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, 27 Webster St. Free pancakes and sausages with the Easter Bunny and friends. Bring a camera. Donations accepted.

Cape Ann Symphony’s “Late Romantic Masters Concert,” 2 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 18 and under. Handicapped-accessible. 978-281-0543. www.capeannsymphony.org.

Trivia games, 2 p.m., Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3. Members and guests invited. Snacks, competition and prizes. Those interested in doing this on a regular basis should call 978-283-9710 after 3 p.m.

Friday, March 29

Free lecture, “What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?,” 6 to 7 p.m., The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave. Presented by Addison Gilbert Hospital dietitian Lynn O’Reilly. Preregistration not required. All welcome.

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, March 30

Easter bake sale, sponsored by Women’s Community Club, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Magnolia Library Center, corner of Norman and Lexington avenues. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 978-525-3773.

Wednesday, April 3

Visit from Presence/Presença, North American writers of the Portuguese (Luso) diaspora, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 Main St. Call JoeAnn Hart at 978-283-0390. www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Thursday, April 4

“Power of the Purse” event, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Essex County, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Brookwood School, Manchester. Hors d’oeuvres and wine, and raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. All proceeds fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund throughout Essex County. $35 in advance, $40 at door. www.thewomensfundec.org.

Friday, April 5

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.

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 7:30 p.m., North Shore UU Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. $20, $15 for students/seniors.

Saturday, April 6

Chili & Chowder Fest to benefit Wellspring House, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1 Chapel Lane, Manchester. $10 for adult, $5 for children under 12. Chili, chowder, beverages, hot dogs and assorted desserts. Free parking available behind Town Hall. www.firstparishchurch.org.

Sunday, April 7

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St., Rockport. $12, $6 students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.

Friday, April 12

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, April 13

“Genealogy Research: Finding and Documenting Your Ancestors,” presented by Barbara J. Beake and Peg Plummer of Essex Society of Genealogists, 11 a.m., Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering St., Essex. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 19

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, April 20

Cape Ann TimeBank’s Eco-Trip scavenger hunt, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., downtown Gloucester. Players solve verbal and visual puzzles to learn what local businesses are doing to lessen their carbon footprints. After-party at Latitude 43 at 2:30 p.m. $10 to play solo or in teams before April 13. $15 after April 13. To register, visit www.capeanntimebanks.org.

Friday, April 26

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.

Sunday, April 28

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester. $12, $6 for students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.