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On Friday, Sept. 20, during Senior Center Month, the Friends of the Gloucester Council on Aging and Michael Feeney, COA Staff member, will prepare a complete breakfast at the Rose Baker Senior Center at 9 a.m. with Guest speaker Richard Barbato of Gloucester Veterans Agent, presenting updated and important information for veterans and their families at 9:15 a.m. Call 978 281-9765 to register; allow for enough food for everyone attending.
Prehistoric Cape Ann
In 1940 – 1941, excavation at Cape Ann archaeological sites revealed hard evidence of mobile farming settlements dating back to the Early Archaic / Late Woodland eras. Though never published by author N. Carleton Phillips, unpublished drafts of his talks remain, along with items retrieved. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Sawyer Free Library presents Mary Ellen Lepionka with research concerning what these reveal about Cape Ann’s history and ancestors.
Learn First Aid
The Children’s Library and Beauport Ambulance present “Heartsaver First Aid” for parents, grandparents, and caregivers on Friday, Sept. 27,at 10 a.m. This free, video-based, instructor led course teaches critical responder’s skills to manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and othe first aid emergencies. A course completion card is included. Registration required, limited to 10 people. Call 978-281-9763 Ext. 18.