Saturday, April 28
John Root gaslight era music, 2 p.m., live at the Manchester Public Library. A rich repertoire of sing-along styles and lyrics offer insights into that era's customs, values, racial diversity.
sunday, april 29
Cape Ann Farmers Market fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m. Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St. Gloucester. Great cause, great donated food, and a great film exploring how poor foods feed rising obesity rates. Ticket/donations support market operations; reserve by credit card or paypal at: www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.
Monday, April 30
Manchester COA trip to Museum of Fine Arts for the 36th Art in Bloom, see spectacular new wing transformed by garden clubs and professional arrangers. COA van pick-ups starts at 9 a.m.; $20, lunch is on your own. Prepaid reservations by April 23; call 978-526-7500.
Tuesday, May 1
Love, death and liberty, 7 p.m., with local historian Bill Cross at Manchester Public Library." A Childrens' Room renovation Fund event; refreshments.
Sunday, May 6
Jazz concert for Gloucester's Grace Center for the homeless, 5 p.m., First Parish Church. Henri Smith Quartet, Rebecca Shrimpton, Willie Sordillo Quartet, Bonnie MacLeod. $15 at church or door. Call 978-526-7661 ext 1.
Saturday, May 12
Hit the Street for Little Feet 5K Road Race and 1-Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m. Register 6:45 a.m. Starts and finishes at Manchester Essex Regional High School; $20 per person, $50 per family, includes T-shirts, if registered by April 30. Online registration ends May 8, at: www.mmpto.org.