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Skin cancer clinic
Cancer Services at Beverly Hospital will hold a free skin cancer clinic Thursday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. If you're concerned about a skin abnormality, you're welcome; but dermatological procedures will not be performed. The clinic's purpose is to determine if treatment is necessary Appointments are necessary; call the Health Connection at 1-888-253-0800.
If you've adopted a dog from Cape Ann Animal Aid, come join us on Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stage Fort Park, and meet the rescuers from Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico, as well as CAAA staff and volunteers. Furry friends may be reunited with their siblings, or long, lost canine friends. The date is rain or shine, and the fun includes raffles, refreshments, a prize wheel, and more! For more information, visit: www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com, or call 978-283-6055.
On Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m., the 222 Health & Wellness Center will screen the documentary "Is Cancer Curable Now?" at 222 Eastern Ave, Gloucester. The film interviews more than 30 international, holistic professionals, doctors, researchers and writers in cancer treatment, and explores the causes of cancer, conventional and complementary treatments, and the stress factor. For more information, call 978-525-2255.
On Friday, June 8, the Schooner Adventure series presents a Gloucester History Sharing program at the Rose Baker Senior Center, at 10 a.m. Come see images of old Gloucester and share your own memories.
Cape Ann history
On Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., Clifford Goudey will present "Ocean Wave Energy and Its Potential Role in Powering New England" at Sawyer Free Library — a free lecture on the natural history of Cape Ann as part of the Schooner Adventure lecture series.
Poetry, No Paper
On Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., Mayor Caroline Kirk will award the winners of Gloucester's ninth annual "Poetry Without Paper" contest at a ceremony at Sawyer Free Library. Come listen to the winners recite their own poetry, and enjoy light refreshments at this free event.
The annual Friends of the Library book sale will be held Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sawyer Free Library. Don't miss this chance to snap up great bargains in fiction, non-fiction, art, best sellers, paperbacks and magazines. All proceeds benefit the library and its programs.
On Saturday, June 9, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. The Annie Theatre, 1 Washington St., will present "The Immigrants Speak" — part of the multimedia exhibit "Follow the Thread." This living history performance features participants playing the roles of characters who emerge from the exhibit's timeline, in period dress, engaging the audience in the immigrant experience. The performance is free to the public. Donations are welcome.
Adult book club
Sawyer Free Library's adult book club will meet Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the June book selection, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," by Muriel Barbery. Join the discussion or just come and listen. All welcome. Please inquire at the circulation desk for copies of the book.
During June, take advantage of "Food for Fines" at Sawyer Free Library. Sixth- through 12th-graders can erase their overdue book fines by donating non-perishable food items to the library to benefit The Open Door's food pantry. Drop your donation at the circulation desk with your library card. If you've lost your card, you can get a free replacement (for teens only).
The Gloucester Stroke Club will meet Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Addison Gilbert Hospital's Women's Health Center, 298 Washington St. entrance. Joe Gross, PTA, will answer questions on recovery after stroke. Support groups are important to survivors who can learn much from each other. All are welcome. No pre-registration required. Refreshments. No meeting in July. For more information call Cynthia 978-283-2633 or Virginia 978-283-3968. Submitted by Virginia R. McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester, MA 978-283-3968.
The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann is hosting Spring Birding Basics, Sunday, June 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Coolidge Reservation, with Mary Ellen Flynn leading a wonderful morning walk around Coolidge Reservation. Learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's spring birds while enjoying the symphonic sounds of spring bird song. Meet at Coolidge Reservation parking area.
The Widowed Persons' Support Group will meet for the last time before its summer break, on June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Longan Room at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester. The group, which meets every other Wednesday ten months of the year, does not meet during the months of July and August. The next meeting will be Sept. 12. No fee or pre-registration is required; for more information, call 978-283-7102 or 978-879-4373.
Kids dental care
The Gloucester Children's Dental Center welcomes new patients to their facility on 99 Prospect Street. This child friendly center serves children and young adults under the age of 21 years who have Mass Health insurance. For more informaton, or to schedule an appointment, call 978-281-5885 to schedule an appointment.
On Wednesday, June 6, the GFC Ladies Auxiliary will hold its "Beach Blanket" meeting at 27 Webster St. with a 6 p.m. indoor barbecue. Reservations can be made with Barbara at 978-282-4704; if you need a ride to the meeting, call Annette at 508-320-3788.
The Holy Family Guild is having a Strawberry Festival, plant sale, and "General Store" on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a first taste of summer with home-made preserves, fresh-baked pies, cookies and goodies, delicious Strawberry Shortcake, and much more. The event will be held on the Rectory lawn on the Prospect Street side; or, in case of rain, in the Parish Hall.