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‘After the Move’ workshop
“After the Move,” a class for new homeowners will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23 and 24, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Gloucester Housing Authority, 259 Washington St., Gloucester. Local professionals discuss equity loans, refinancing, preventing foreclosure, maintenance, tax issues, home safety, and landlord/tenant issues. Class is HUD and MHP certified. Cost is $30 per household. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; visit www.ghama.com, stop by, or call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770, ext. 110.
The Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team and the Cape Ann Boards of Health is offering these free flu vaccination clinics in Essex: Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Essex Fire Station, 24 Martin St.; and Nov. 6, (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Essex Senior Center Pickering St. The clinic is available to those 6 months of age and older. Wear short sleeves and bring health insurance card(s). Those without health insurance will not be refused.
The first gathering of the season will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Main Street, Essex. The potluck is at 5 p.m. and the ultreya follows at 6 p.m. All are welcome and it’s not necessary to have been on a Cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
Recycle Day fundraiser
The Docksiders Jazz Band will hold an Electronics and Appliance Recycle Day fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Gloucester High School parking lot, 32 Leslie O’Johnson Road, Gloucester. All towns are welcome.