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Children’s library benefit
Kids Unlimited and The Adventures of Scuba Jack invite you to put on your flippers and climb onboard an ocean themed extravaganza with face-painting, tattoos, crafts, games, a prize wheel and Scuba Jack and his nautical friends, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 to 4 p.m. at Kids Unlimited, 123 Main Street, It’ll be great fun, and twenty percent of all sales go to a great cause: the Sawyer Free Library’s Children’s Room.
Fiction writers group
Writers currently working in fiction are invited to join a writers’ discussion group meeting the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the Anderson Room at the Sawyer Free Library, starting Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to commit for 6 months and may register at the library’s website http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SFLor, or by emailing Susan Oleksiw at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is strongly suggested as there are only 12 spaces available.
The Seafood retirees will meet on Monday, Sept. 30, at 12:45 p.m. at the Rose Baker Senior Center.
Meditation & Music
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets, will offer a one-hour Meditation & Music secular program Sunday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Program is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.