Saturday, Oct. 5
All things Autumn Harvest Bake and Pumpkin Sale, after all masses at Holy Family Parish. Also featuring vintage pots and baskets with bittersweet. Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., White-Ellery House, 245 Washington St. Hosted by Cape Ann Museum. Free and open to the public. Demonstrations: decoy carving, needlepoint design, traditional rug making, hand woven design, wool spinning and more. 978-283-0455. www.capeannmuseum.org.
‘Scuba Jack’ event to benefit Sawyer Free Library’s Children’s Room, 1 to 4 p.m., Kids Unlimited, 123 Main St. Features Scuba Jack and his nautical friends, touch tanks, face-painting, tattoos, crafts, games, a prize wheel and more.
Landscape pastel workshop, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library. Third of three session series with artist John Fiandaca leading. Beginners welcome; registration required at: www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SFL.
Cursillo ultreya and pot-luck, St. John’s Church, Essex. Pot-luck at 5 p.m., ultreya at 6 p.m. All welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend. 978-879-3655.
Sunday, Oct. 6
All things Autumn Harvest Bake and Pumpkin Sale, after all masses at Holy Family Parish. Also featuring vintage pots and baskets with bittersweet. Trustees of Reservations foraging mushroom workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Ravenswood Park’s Center. With the Boston Mycological Club. $18 for trustees or BMC member adults, $25 for nonmembers. 978-281-8400. www.thetrustees.org.
Monday, Oct. 7
West Gloucester meet the candidate night, 6 p.m., West Gloucester Trinitarian Church. Light refreshments served.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Gloucester Mayoral candidates debate, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Incumbent Mayor Carolyn Kirk and challenger Mac Bell answer questions from Cape Ann journalists. Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Rd, Advance member tickets, $35 / $40 week/day of; $50, future members, includes continental breakfast. League of Women Voters of Cape Ann, 10 a.m., St. John’s Church, Middle Street. All welcome. 978-546-2191.