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November 29, 2012

Gloucester Goings On

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Christmas bazaar

Our Lady of Good Voyage Church,, 142 Prospect St., will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the parish hall, starting at 9 a.m. with a fried-dough breakfast. Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 p.m. Features Portuguese sweet bread, baked goods, a general store and more. Fair runs until 1 p.m. Hall is wheelchair-accessible.

Santa Paws fundraiser

Bring your dog to see Santa at the ninth annual Santa Paws fundraising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid on Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Smith’s Ace Hardware and Lumber in Rockport; and Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hometown Ace Hardware in Gloucester. For a $10 donation, take home a keepsake photo of your dog(s) with Santa and receive a digital version for e-mail purposes. Visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055.

Ladies Night

The 38th Annual Ladies Night is Dec. 6, with downtown stores open for festive late night shopping. With every item purchased get a free entry to the $1,500 Super Shopping Spree. Enjoy free refreshments and special offers.

Family Night

The first Family and Friends Night is Dec. 20, with stores open late for late night holiday shopping. Santa will draw the winning ticket for the $1,500 Super Shopping Spree at 9 p.m. Restaurants will offer free dessert or appetizers. Carolers will stroll Main Street. A festive evening for friends and family.

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