Wednesday, Oct. 17
Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization’s regular Wednesday breakfasts.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Story hour, for children ages 3-5 and caregiver, 10 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library. Stories, songs, crafts and more. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-768-7410.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Recycle Day fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gloucester High School parking lot, 32 Leslie O’Johnson Road, Gloucester. All towns are welcome, music by the Docksiders Jazz Band. Contact Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513 email@example.com.
Free flu shots clinic for Essex residents, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Memorial Fire Station, 24 Martin St.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Fourth annual Antique Appraisal Night, presented by Essex Merchants Group and Essex Elementary School PTO, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Periwinkles restaurant, 74 Main St. $15 per person, $25 per couple; includes hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and verbal valuations. Proceeds benefit both organizations.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Howlarious Halloween event, for children ages 5 and up, TOHP Burnham Library. With spooky storyteller Mary Jo Maichack. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
SATURDAY, Oct. 27
Trail Work Day 8:30 a.m., meet at Cedar Swamp parking area (School Street, north of Route 128) at 8:30 a.m. Bring clippers, loppers and other tools you may have.
SATURDAY, Nov. 3
Trail Work Day, 8:30 a.m. Meet at trailhead of Pipeline Road (upper Pine Street, Manchester). Bring clippers, loppers and any other tools you may have.
Third annual benefit concert and silent auction, sponsored by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Educational Adventures, Woodman’s, Essex Room, 127 Main St., Essex. Entertainment by Entrain. $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at door. Advance tickets at www.ShowClix.com, 1-888-718-4253, Gloucester Music in Gloucester, or Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.
SUNDAY, Nov. 4
Manchester-Essex annual meeting, 4 p.m., Manchester Commmunity Center, 40 Harbor Point. Kick-off with a Woods Walk, meet at the Cedar Swamp parking lot on upper School St. north of Route 128 at 2 p.m. Warm up with refreshments and talk by Whitney Hatch, former Director at the Trust for Public Land.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Free flu shots clinic for Essex residents, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Senior Center, Pickering Street.