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Cape Ann Museum will host a Fall Festival at the historic White-Ellery House, 245 Washington St., on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Demonstrations include decoy carving with Bob Brophy; needlepoint design with Carol Karlson; traditional rug making with Rose Ann Hunter; hand woven design with Sara Wright; wool spinning with Leslie Wind; and more. Call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.
The Gloucester High School Health Center and Addison Gilbert Hospital will host a free Health Fair and Healthcare Career Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the GHS Field House. More than 30 educational and career booths will be available along with demonstrations and give-aways.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., at St. John’s Church, Middle Street. All are welcome. Call 978-546-2191.
The Clothes Closet, in the basement of St. Ann School, corner of Prospect and Pleasant streets, is open Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.. to 1 p.m. This is made possible through the volunteer efforts of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family Parish. Proceeds benefit local families in need. Call 978-283-7391.