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The Trustees of Reservations will offer a foraging mushroom workshop at Ravenswood Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. This workshop demystifies the world of mushrooms and helps you understand their place in the ecosystem. Preregistration os required; call 978-281-8400 or visit www.thetrustees.org. Cost is $18 for trustees or BMC member adults, $25 for nonmembers.
Art auction gala
The Sawyer Free Library’s Annual Gala Live Auction kicks-off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the library’s main lobby. The preview starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy music, food and fun, and defend your bid from September’s silent auction or place new ones. Proceeds support local artists and the library. For more information, visit the Sawyer Free website.
Taste of Cape Ann
Twenty-five local restaurants and vendors celebrate an evening of food and fundraising for the Cape Ann YMCA on Thursday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., at Cruiseport Gloucester. Admission is $25 per person. All proceeds directly impact the Y’s Teen Leadership Development programs through the Y’s Teen Centers in Gloucester and Rockport. Visit www.northshoreymca.org/give-back/special-events/taste-of-cape-ann.
After the Move
The Gloucester Housing Authority, 259 Washington St., will hold a two-night HUD and MHP certified workshop for North Shore new homeowners on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29 and 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Local professionals discuss maintenance, contractors, equity loans, refinancing, tax issues, preventing foreclosure, safety, and landlord/tenant issues. Cost is $30 per household. Prepaid registration required. Registration forms are available online at www.ghama.com, or stop by. Call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770, ext. 110.