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December 3, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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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, noon to 4 p.m., Walgreen’s plaza. Bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked at the plaza 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 Schools’ 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.

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.

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.

Meet the cartoonist, 6 p.m., Weathervane, Main Street. Gloucester born cartoonist Mark Parisi, creator of award-winning “Off the Mark,” signs 2013 cartoon calendar. www.offthemark.com.

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. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 8

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.

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.

Cape Ann Skating Club’s Winter Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Talbot Rink, Cherry Street. Used skate sale, arts and crafts, skate with Santa, holiday exhibition at 11 a.m., followed by family skate ($5 per family). 978-546-2290. www.cafsc.org.

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.

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

Poetry Salon, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. With author, poet and musician Damon Krukowski and award-winning poet Darcie Dennigan. www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Monday, Dec. 10

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

Tuesday, Dec. 11

League of Women Voters of Cape Ann, 10 a.m., St. John’s Church, Middle Street. All welcome. www.lwvcapeann.org. 978-546-2191.

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.

Book reading, 7 p.m., Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle St. Anita Diamant reads from “Day After Night.” Free.

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.

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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.