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The Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Educational Adventures will host its third annual benefit concert and silent auction Saturday, Nov. 3, at Woodman’s, Essex Room, 127 Main St., in Essex. Entertainment provided by Entrain. Admission is $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Advance tickets available at www.ShowClix.com, 1-888-718-4253, Gloucester Music in Gloucester, or Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.
“The Writer’s Block with John Ronan” will be broadcast Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., on Cape Ann TV, Channel 12, and will be repeated one week later. The episode features Gloucester artist Jay McLauchlan, a sculptor and designer and craftsman in wood whose work was celebrated at Cape Ann Museum last winter. During a career spanning almost 60 years, McLauchlan has built more than 350 distinct pieces of furniture and art. He discusses how he learned his craft, training with some of the country’s most outstanding artists.
SeniorCare will host a program for family caregivers on Nov. 7 and 14, from 12 to 4 p.m. The two, four-hour sessions, are made possible by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, to provide practical guidance and training with easy to understand materials to help navigate the waters of caring for your loved one, including the physical and neurological effects of Alzheimer’s, habilitation therapy, communicating, challenging behaviors, daily living, everyday activities, keeping your loved one engaged, family dynamics, and —importantly— taking care of yourself. Light refreshments will be served. Free respite care offered during attendance. SeniorCare is located at 49 Blackburn Circle; meet in the Myra L. Herrick Conference Room. RSVP to Susan Harrison at 978-921-2065, ext. 221 or email@example.com.