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The grand finale of the summer season kicks off at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 21, with Main Street restaurants serving al fresco, stores open for late-night shopping, and five outdoor stages showcasing outstanding talent. It’s the last Downtown Block Party of 2013, with live music from Gloucester High School Docksiders Big Band, rock’s Willie Alexander, eclectic Inge Berge, jazz artist Karen Ristuben and Marina Evans. The North Shore Folklore Theater will present a short historical play on the Sargent House lawn, the Vernal Pond Team’s snakes will charm at Toodleoos, and Rick Doucette and his YMCA Spindrift crew will turn Main Street into a main event for kids of all ages.
Senior finance help
Tom Dexter offers free financial consultations to seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. Call 978-281-9765 to schedule a free appointment.
During Senior Center Month, the Friends of the Gloucester COA offers a great full course breakfast at the Rose Baker Senior Center at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Just call the reception desk at 978 281-9765 to sign up.
Seniors will leave the Rose Baker Center for a day trip to Foxwoods Casino at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Departure for the return trip home will be at 5:15 p.m. Seats are available on the motor coach. Prepaid reservations are $26 per person, including $20 of gratuities for slots and food. Sign up at the Senior Center or call 978-281-9765.