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The Gloucester Cultural Council’s 2014 Local Cultural Council grant applications are due, completed, at the main desk of the Sawyer Free Library by Tuesday, Oct. 15, or mailed to the Gloucester Cultural Council (P.O.Box 176 Gloucester MA 01931) postmarked no later than Oct. 15. The Council makes awards to individuals and community organizations for projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Instructions are available with the applications; for grant questions contact Martin Ray at 978-283-4585, Thomas Hauck at 978-282-3910, or Barbara Dyer at 978-281-1210). Applications must be completed in triplicate.
‘Great Green’ candidate debate
Mayor Carolyn Kirk faces-off with Mac Bell on environmental issues when the Gloucester UU Meeting House hosts the “Great Green” candidate debate Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:15 p.m. Both candidates share a passion for green initiatives, and moderator Jack Clarke fields the questions that get the answers that define their environmental platforms. The 209-year-old UU church has launched its own zero carbon goal green initiative, and those who can afford it are asked to support it with a donation of $20, or any donation of $1 or more at the door. A complimentary “green” dessert buffet will follow. For reservations, visit www.maritimegloucester.org.