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Annual Olson lecture
Poet Anne Waldman will give the third annual Charles Olson lecture, a collaboration between the Cape Ann Museum, the Gloucester Writers Center, and the Charles Olson Society, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., at the Cape Ann Museum. The talk draws on a seminal dream from Robert Duncan’s “The H.D. Book,” and the notion of the poet’s job as “looking into the darkness of one’s time.” The presentation also references the Arab Spring, Occupy Movement, cultural activism, and Waldman’s own investigations into symbiosis, cellular memory and drone technology.
Teen mentor training
Pathways for Children’s Cape Ann Families program is looking for high school students, ages 16 and older, to be teen mentors. Volunteer mentors are matched with children from the Cape Ann, ages 5-12, who could benefit from a positive role model. Interested teens may either participate in a 12-week training in the fall or an intensive four-week summer training. Next training is scheduled for Thursdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Oct. 25-Jan. 24, at 28 Emerson Ave. To sign up, contact Hailey Granger at 978-281-2400, ext. 110, or email@example.com.
Tribute concert fundraiser
A tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 29, 6 to 9:30 p.m., at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. The Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden will perform classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers will perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. Tickets are $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.