Gloucester Daily Times
---- — Friday, June 28
Jungle Jim’s “Dig Into Reading,” 10:30 a.m., Manchester Public Library. Music, comedy, balloon artistry, science and fun for all ages. Register at 978-526-2016 or email@example.com. Sponsored by Friends of the Manchester Public Library.
Council on Aging’s trip to Christmas Tree Shop in Lynnfield, 9:30 a.m. pick up, return around noon. $3 donation requested. 978-526-7500.
Saturday, June 29
Red, White, & Blue Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., hosted by Manchester Essex Rotary Club. Music, pony rides and pancakes with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream. $8 advance tickets, $10 at door, free for those 6 and under. Advance tickets at Crosby’s Marketplace from 4 to 6 p.m., The Landing restaurant, and Manchester branch of People’s United Bank.
Summer Youth Series, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Parish Manchester. Canoeing at Foote Brothers. $20 (lunch provided). Contact Jared Hamilton.
Concert of sacred and instrumental music of German Baroque, 4:30 p.m., Emmanuel Church chapel, 24 Masconomo St. Works by Bach, Handel, Schütz, Telemann and others. $10 donation suggested. 978-526-0085. www.emmanuelmanchester.org.
Monday, July 1
“Pharaohs & Mummies,” 10:30 a.m., Manchester Public Library. Ancient Egypt comes to life in this unique and engaging multimedia program. Register, especially grades 3 and older, at 978-526-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Friends of the Manchester Public Library.
Tuesday, July 2
Mummies Rule! wrapping contest, 2 p.m., kindergarten through grade five, Manchester Public Library. Wrap a sibling, friend or a stranger as a mummy. Register at 978-526-2016 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 3
Egyptian stories and collar craft, 10:30 a.m., Manchester Public Library lawn. Egyptian tales, craft fun, Egyptian-inspired jewelry. Meet inside in case of rain.
Saturday, July 13
S.S. Crocker Memorial Race, held off the coast of Manchester. Race open to all sailboats. Fun-filled family event. Awards given for first, second and third in each class. Wood and Fiberglass boats welcome. Sponsored by Manchester Yacht Club and Manchester Harbor Boat Club. www.sscrockerrace.com.
Tuesday, July 23
Manchester senior citizen’s cookout, 12:15 p.m., Tuck’s Point. Sponsored in part by Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging. Steak tips, chicken kabobs, corn on the cob and salad. $10 per person. To register, call 978-526-7500.