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The Schooner Adventure Lecture Series will present “Birding with History on Cape Ann” with John Nelson on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Visit www.schooner-adventure.org, call 978-281-8079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author book reading
Author Eric Dolan will read from his latest book, “When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at The Bookstore. Dolan is also the author of “Leviathan” and “Fur, Fortune and Empire.”
Thanksgiving Harvest Market
The Cape Ann Farmers Market will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Market on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle and Church streets. More than 20 vendors will sell fresh produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, Trupiano sausage, pasta and maple syrup. Visit www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
Middle Street Harvest Festival
The second annual Middle Street Harvest Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 17, when some of Middle Street’s historic doors will be open to the public: Sargent House Museum tours, noon to 2 p.m.; Temple Ahavat Achim tours, noon to 2 p.m., with music by David Wesson at 1:30 p.m.; Sawyer Free Library harvest story time and crafts, 10 a.m. to noon; Saunders House murals tour, noon to 2 p.m.; Gloucester firehouse kids’ tours, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Gloucester YMCA face-painting, noon to 2 p.m.; Harvest for Grace concert, “Celtic Music of the Sea & Season,” 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church; and Cape Ann Museum “The Fishing Strike of 1917” with David Rich, 3 p.m. The festival is supported with sponsorship from BankGloucester.