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‘Stories, Songs and More’
Storytellers Lucille LePage and Alicia Quintano present an hour of stories, songs, local history and on-your-feet fun Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at Stage Fort Park, July 9-Aug. 6. Meet near the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in good weather or on the porch of the Welcoming Center on rainy days. Bring a blanket or chair. Admission is free, with free two-hour parking for attendees. Call 978-281-3524 or 978-281-6304.
Free boulevard concert
The Gloucester Fund and www.gimmesound.com will present a free concert Wednesday, July 3, 5 to 11 p.m., on Gloucester Harbor, with Carlos Menezes Jr.’s Cape Ann Big Band joining the Runaround for its sixth annual Runaround Fireworks Extravaganza. Vocalists include Rene Dupuis (Bandit Kings, Renee & Joe), Nathan Seavey, Steve Russo (The Runaround, Mile 21), Mari Martin (Area 51, Kenny Loggins), and Carolyn Seavey. Hitting the stage at 7 p.m., the band will play Glenn Miller to Van Halen on Ringo Tarr’s mobile stage near the cut bridge.
The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3, will meet Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m., to discuss the city’s proposed lease for the building, and to elect post officers. All members are encouraged to attend.