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September 20, 2013

Essex Goings On

Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to gdt@gloucestertimes.com or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person’s name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event. Due to the volume of goings on listings received by the paper, listings are alternated once they run and the same listings are not printed every day.

Cruising Chile

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.

Cursillo ultreya

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.

Monthly lunches

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.

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