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Cape Ann Forum
The next Cape Ann Forum will take place Sunday, March 17, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Church and Middle streets. Researcher and author Timothy A. Wise will discuss “The Looming Food Crisis: What’s Causing It and What To Do About It.” Free and open to the public.
Author book reading
Donald Wellman will read from “The Cranberry Island“ series on Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Parking available across the street. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Easter egg hunt
The third annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Photo Shoot will take place Saturday, March 23, 9 to 11 a.m., at Stage Fort Park.
In conjunction with the visit of students and faculty of Rikkyo University in Japan, St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St., will hold a recital Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. View C.B. Fisk’s new organ, hear 13 students perform music by Vaughan Williams, Widor, Franck, Mendelssohn, Howells and Liszt. Parking is available at 33 Washington St. Free and open to the public. Visit www.stjohnsgloucester.org or call Mark Nelson at 978-283-1708, ext 2.
On Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m., St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St., presents Peter Krasinski accompanying a silent classic starring Lon Chaney, honoring the 850th anniversary of the founding of Notre-Dame in Paris, and the 150th anniversary of St. John’s, with vintage cartoons starting at 6 p.m. Park at 33 Washington St. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children. Free popcorn. Visit www.stjohnsgloucester.org or call Mark Nelson at 978-283-1708, ext 2.