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The Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St., will offer a program titled “Cruising Engineless in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Ben and Anna left from San Francisco in 2010 on their engineless 28’ ferro cement sloop, s/v Inga, and have been cruising south ever since. Join them for pictures and stories from their most recent leg sailing through 1,200 nautical miles of the Chilean fjords and channels. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 978-768-7541.
The Cape Ann Cursillo Community will hold its first ultreya and pot-luck of the season Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. John’s Church in Essex. The pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
Blood pressure clinics
The Essex Council on Aging holds a blood pressure clinic the third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m., at the Senior Center, 17 Pickering St.
Seniors age 60 and over are invited to lunch at the Essex Senior Center on the first and third Thursday of the month. Lunch is provided by SeniorCare. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations, call 978-768-7932.