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The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum will present a Halloween graveyard tour Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Old Burial Ground on Main Street. Take a trip through an ancient cemetery, meet the dead and have ghoulish goodies. Tours run approximately 60 minutes, every half hour. Interest is high, so arrive early. After the tour you are welcome to see the museum. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Call 978-768-7541 or visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or Laura Doyle at 978-578-1613.
The will be an auction to support MERHS Robotics TeamThere Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at JD & Myers Best Friends, 24 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, with complimentary appetizers and entertainment. Auction items include Celtics Tickets, a 3 day weekend in a 3 bedroom cottage at Popponesset Beach, Cape Cod, Massage, Elements of Beverly, gift cards for Cape Ann Restaurants, fine wines for a dinner party, lobsters, art work,Cape Cod Artisan, slightly used child’s bicycle, gift cards, local Golf Course and more! It’s a great ay to support a great team and get a jump on your Christmas shopping while you’re at it.
The Open Door Food Pantry needs help to provide holiday meal baskets to local families. A donation of $25 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. Make checks payable to: The Open Door, with “turkey” on the memo line, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich. To donate online, visit www.foodpantry.org.