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SeniorCare's third annual Sunset Boat Cruise aboard Hurricane II departs Rose's Wharf, 415 Main St., on Thursday, July 12, promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cruise goes to Salem Harbor, returning by 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, with music by Leo's Classic Hits and a cash bar; $25 per person, including raffles, door prizes, light buffet and an evening of fun.
On Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m., the North Shore Arts Association presents archivist Mary Rhinelander McCarl talking about Cape Ann artists during the Great Depression, with a special focus on Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA), which funded the creation of so many great American murals, and exploring Roosevelt's special relationship with Gloucester, its fishing community, and the schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud. For more information, call 978-283-1857, or visit www.nsarts.org.
Want to know what a Buddhist practice is? How others maintain a daily practice? Share your thoughts and questions with teacher Mary Kay Dyer from Rockport's Asian Classics Institute, and senior student and practitioner Elizabeth McLindon, on the fourth Sunday of every month at a new time, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the 222 Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Ave. For more information, call Mary Kay Dyer at 978-283-8857, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. McLindon may be reached at 978-879-9159, or by email at email@example.com .
The Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., has started summer hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Annisquam Exchange, a nonprofit organization, offers antiques, collectibles, linens, cards and gifts. For more information, call 978-281-0358.
Health insurance IQ
On Thursday, June 21, BankGloucester will host a presentation on health insurance by Sefatia Romeo Theken, Addison Gilbert Hospital community liaison, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the community room, 160 Main St. If you have questions about accessing health insurance, health insurance issues, Medicare/Medicaid, GIC or group insurance questions, this free and confidential drop-in session is for you! No appintments are necessary and all are welcome.
The Skeptics in the Pub will meet next on June 19, at La Trattoria, 64 Main Street, for a Video Night. The videos will be short and mostly hilarious, with a skeptic theme. Meeting and mingling starts at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 6:45.
The North Shore Arts Association will welcome back Music at Eden's Edge, the North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble for their 31st summer concert series. On Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. This performance —"Winds of June: Treasures and Discoveries for Woodwinds"— is the first of three at the Gallery this summer. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $15 students and $55 family (up to five family members) at the door, and are available online at www.edensedge.org. The NSAA is located at 11 Pirates Lane, East Gloucester. For more information, call 978-283-1857, or visit: www.nsarts.org for more information.
During June, take advantage of "Food for Fines" at Sawyer Free Library. Sixth- through 12th-graders can erase their overdue book fines by donating non-perishable food items to the library to benefit The Open Door's food pantry. Drop donations at the circulation desk with your library card. If you've lost your card, you can get a free replacement (for teens only).
Kids dental care
The Gloucester Children's Dental Center welcomes new patients to their facility on 99 Prospect Street. This child friendly center serves children and young adults under the age of 21 years who have Mass Health insurance. For more informaton, or to schedule an appointment, call 978-281-5885 to schedule an appointment.
Sawyer Free Library's Matz Gallery is exhibiting artist Jacqueline Cooper's series of 18 framed multimedia prints that portray a historical and cultural timeline of Jewish life in Europe. The prints portray Jewish life in Eastern Europe, immigration to New York's Lower East Side, and the challenges Jews faced as they developed the ready-to-wear garment industry in America. The free exhibit ends on June 30, and is open to the public.
GHS class of '46
The Gloucester High School Class of 1946 will meet at The Gloucester House on Saturday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon to celebrate our 66th year since graduation. For more inforamtion, call 978-281-2056, or RSVP to Elvira Spinney, 3 Cunningham Road, Gloucester, MA, 01930, by July 16th.
Help our homeless
The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is accepting donations of deodorant, razors, feminine products, men's sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men's jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks. Thank you for your support!
The American Cancer Society's "Look Good, Feel Better" free program will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St, Gloucester. Guided by volunteer cosmetologist, female cancer patients undergoing chemo and radiation learn make-up, skin care, wig and accessory techniques to disguise hair loss loss and other effects of treatments; and participants take home a make-up kit valued at over $200! To register, call Community Relations at 978-236-1650.
Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., Gloucester, lower level, Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Call 978-236-0251.
Isabel Babson Memorial Library, 69 Main St., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Named for Gloucester's first midwife, the library's books feature all aspects of family life including maternity, child care and women's health. The collection is updated monthly. All are welcome to browse. Call 978-283-5624.