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November 28, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Saturday, Dec. 1

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.

Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St. Fried-dough breakfast. Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 p.m. Portuguese sweet bread, baked goods, general store and more. Wheelchair-accessible.

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 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.

Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lanesville Congregational Church, 1120 Washington St. Baked goods, used books, craft and handiwork, Christmas wreaths and greenery, white elephant items, chowder and more. Proceeds benefit Mississippi Missions project.

Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St. Photos with Santa, homemade Nisu bread, kissing balls, wreaths, swags, centerpieces, white elephant items, Christmas tables, jewelry, raffles, gift baskets, homemade items and baked goods, Dave’s homemade chowder, hotdogs and more.

East Gloucester PTO children’s holiday craft fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Gloucester School, 8 Davis St. Children’s crafts, bake sale table, photos with Santa or Frosty, vendor craft tables, book fair, lunch and more. Call Monica Madruga at 978-281-9830.

Holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington St. Professional vendors, bake sale, raffles, white elephant items, photo with Santa until 11 a.m. $25 table rental. Call Alison Cox at 978-283-0300.

Trinity Congregational Church Christmas-by-the-Sea fair and lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 70 Middle St. Fish chowder, hot dogs, pictures with Santa, silent auction, fresh greens, wreaths, jewelry, crafts, holiday foods, Advent calendars, white elephant items, and clothing at thrift shop next door.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Free foreclosure prevention seminar, 6 p.m., Gloucester Housing Authority, 259 Washington St. 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

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Council on Aging Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Fresh baked goods, jewelry, books, music, movies, decorations, kitchenware and more.

Annual Ladies Night, stores open late for festive holiday shopping. For every item purchased get a free entry to win the $1,500 shopping spree. Refreshments and special offers.

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

Council on Aging Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Fresh baked goods, jewelry, books, music, movies, decorations, kitchenware and more.

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. 8

Middle Street Walk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concerts, special events at Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Trinity Church, Universal Unitarian Church, Sargent House Museum and more.

Ninth annual Santa Paws fundraising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hometown Ace Hardware in Gloucester. For $10, take home a keepsake photo of your dog(s) with Santa and receive a digital copy. www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com. 978-283-6055.

Annual lighting of the lobster trap tree, 4:45 p.m.

Holly fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Crafts, baked goods, candy, jewelry, boutique, toys, white elephant items, and visit from Santa Claus. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $30 table rental; call Lori Galante at 978-281-2309.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Monday, Dec. 10

BankGloucester’s tree lighting, 5 to 6 p.m. Reception follows in bank lobby to benefit Hospice of the North Shore.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Annual Men’s Night, downtown stores open late. With every item purchased get a free entry to win $1,500 shopping spree. Refreshments and special offers.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

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

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Candlelight Solstice Stroll at 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.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Thursday, Dec. 20

First Family and Friends Night, stores open late. Santa draws winning ticket for $1,500 shopping spree at 9 p.m. Restaurants offer free desserts and appetizers. ­Carolers stroll Main Street. Festive, fun evening for friends and family.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Christmas party, 2 p.m., Post 3. All members of the Post, Auxiliary and Squadron, as well as prospective members invited.

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.