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The Cape Ann cursillo community will hold its next ultreya and pot-luck Saturday, Nov. 3, in the St. Ann Church/Holy Family Parish office building, Pleasant Street. Pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
The Cape Ann Community Big Band will perform a concert to benefit the upkeep of the World War II Memorial at Kent Circle on Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 to 6 p.m., at the Gloucester House restaurant. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Gloucester House or by calling Connie Condon at 978-283-4098. All proceeds benefit the memorial. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
Memoirist Helen Fremont will present “Perspective and Point of View in Memoir” on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Fremont’s first memoir, “After a Long Silence,” was published in 1999 and tells of being raised Roman Catholic and discovering in her 30s that her parents were in fact Jewish Holocaust survivors. Fremont, who works as a public defender in Boston, is currently working on a second memoir focusing on how the trauma of one generation is expressed in the next. Call Annie Thomas at 978-283-7738.