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November 21, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Downtown Gloucester Black Friday, 26 stores open at 6 a.m. Good cheer, family fun and great discounts. Many of the shops are on Main Street as well as nearby streets.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 8 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 2 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Gloucester holiday parade and tree-lighting, 3 p.m. Santa at Kent Circle. Christmas float creators, walker teams, music groups. 978-281-1227. Email weather.vane@verizon.net.

Emblem Club holiday penny sale, 7:30 p.m., 101 Atlantic Road. Ham basket with all the fixings raffled off. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. 978-283-7460.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Tree lighting at Fifth annual Lights of Love festival, Addison Gilbert Hospital, presented by Beauport Ambulance Service, to honor all friends and family who have battled or are battling cancer and supports Gorton’s Specialty and Cancer Care Center at AGH.

Friday, Nov. 30

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, white elephant items and baked goods.

Christmas Craft Fair and Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Gloucester Congregational Church, Essex Avenue. Craft items, Christmas decorations, Cookie Walk, bake table and lunch with Santa. To rent a table, call Pete Haskell at 978-546-2837.

Beeman School’s PTO holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 138 Cherry St. Games, arts and crafts, spin art, sand art, gingerbread house kits, raffles, silent auction and lunch. All proceeds benefit school’s enrichment programs.

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas fair, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, Leonard Street. Fresh holiday greens, centerpieces, wreaths and plants; handcrafts and silent auction. Lunch seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $15 per person. Reservations recommended; call 978-283-2247.

Trinity Congregational Church’s ‘Christmas-by-the-Sea,’ fair and lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 70 Middle St., Gloucester Fish chowder, hot dogs, pictures with Santa, silent aucton, lots of great Christmas stuff; fresh greens, wreaths, jewelry, crafts, holiday foods, Advent calendar, ‘Cookie Walk,’ White Elephants, clothing at thrift shop next door.

Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 292 Washington St., Gloucester. Professional vendors, bake sale, raffles, white elephants, photo ops with Santa till 11 a.m. Vendor table, $25. Call Alison Cox at 978-283-0300;

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Foreclosure Prevention free seminar, 6 p.m. at Gloucester Housing Authority, 259 Washington St., Gloucester, for all Cape Ann homeowners struggling with mortgages. Legal Services presentation: the Making Home Affordable federal modification program. Help from Counselors, learn about Attorney General’s new program and SUN/Boston Community Capital. Call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770 Ext. 110.

Cape Ann TV’s annual Santa party, 3 to 7 p.m., 38 Blackburn Center. Children invited to meet Santa Claus. Meetings with Santa will be videotaped and shown on CATV’s Channel 12 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Free and open to the public. CATV is a Project Uplift children’s toy and teen present collection site. 978-281-2443. www.capeanntv.wordpress.com.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Stroke Club’s annual Christmas pot-luck supper and gift exchange, 4 p.m., Logan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Use front door entrance. Bring favorite dish, dessert or beverage, and $5 wrapped gift. Family, friends and new members welcome. Call Cynthia at 978-283-2633 or Virginia at 978-283-3968.

Friday, Dec. 7

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, Dec. 14

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Candlelight Solstice Stroll Ravenswood Park, 4 to 6 p.m. Followed by warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring nonperishable item for The Open Door Food Pantry. Free for Trustees of Reservations members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Friday, Dec. 21

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, Dec. 28

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.

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Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.