Thursday, Oct. 3
‘Thousand Dollar Thursday, “ideas pitch,” 6:30 p.m., Gloucester House, ‘Awesome Gloucester ‘ trustees award $1,000 to winning idea from three finalist’s pitches on “awesome” ideas for Gloucester: Categories are maritime related innovation, maritime heritage preservation, community togetherness. For more information, visit: www.awesomefoundation.org.
Cape Ann Farmers Market, 3 to 6:30 p.m., Stage Fort Park. Local produce, fish, crafts, baked goods, music and children’s activities. Email email@example.com or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd annual $25,000 game drawing, 5 to 7 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant, 63 Rogers St. Tickets are $100; available at 33 Commercial St. Only 500 tickets sold. www.capeannchamber.com. 978-283-1601.
Gloucester Stroke Club, 7 to 8 p.m., Logan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital, 198 Washington St. Lucy Sheehan, directer of Gloucester Council on Aging at Rose Baker Senior Center leads program. Survivors and caretakers welcome. Refreshments served. No preregistration. 978-283-2633. 978-283-3968.
Cape Ann YMCA’s Taste of Cape Ann, 6 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. 25 local restaurants and vendors celebrate food and fundraising for the YMCA. $25 per person. www.northshoreymca.org/give-back/special-events/taste-of-cape-ann.
Friday, Oct. 4
Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.
Kick’n cancer benefit soccer game, 6 p.m., New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium. Presented by Gloucester High School’s boys soccer team. T-shirts for sale. Donations at door.
Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.
CAAA benefit screening of ‘Furever,’ 7:30 p.m. Examines the human-animal bond and grief when a pet passes. $10 benefits Cape Ann Animal Aid. Visit: www.fureverfilm.com. Tickets online at: www.capeanncinema.com or at the cinema.