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November 1, 2013

Essex Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 2

Friends Boutique fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 17 Pickering Street (off Rte. 22), hand-made items for the whole family: from knitted socks, hats, cowls & mittens, to baby sets, fabric art, pottery, decorations. An important fundraiser for the Friends of the Essex COA; support seniors at fun family event.

Wednesday, nov. 19

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI breakfast meet-up, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Story hour, for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver, 10 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Songs, stories and crafts. 978-768-7410. Email dfrench@mvlc.org.

Friday, Nov. 21

Essex Board of Health’s free shingles clinic, for residents over 60. Register at 978 768-7614. Those eligible will be notified of their appointment time. Some may be wait-listed till vaccine is available. Bring proof of residency and insurance information. Uninsured will not be turned away.

Saturday, Nov. 23

23rd annual Essex Firemen’s Spaghetti Supper, 4 - 7 p.m., Essex Fire Station, 24 Martin Street (Route 22). Homemade spaghetti and meatballs with salad, beverage and whip cream ginger bread. Donations at door; proceeds to the Fire Department Equipment fund.

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All three downtown churches help warm-up the town for winter. On street parking, gift bargains, homemade food, hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way!

Sunday, Nov. 24

36th annual Turkey Trot Road Race, 1 p.m., Registration 10:30 a.m. to noon, upstairs at Woodman’s, 121 Main St. — 8K US Track and Field sanctioned event, as well as, an 8K “Fun Walk” — both ending at Woodman’s of Essex with complimentary chowder. Free Race T-shirt for first 200 paid registrations! Proceeds benefit Essex Lion’s Club projects and charities. For information, email: info@essexmalions.com or visit: www.essexmalions.com/turkeytrot.html

Saturday, Nov. 30

Small Business Saturday, shop small and make this our biggest day for local businesses! For more inforamtion, visit: www.ShopSmall.com

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