Sunday, Oct. 13
Nationally renowned UU minister Rev. Victor Carpenter delivers guest sermon, at Gloucester UU Sunday Worship service. Reverend Carpenter’s varied ministry includes peace and justice organizing in Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Capetown South Africa.
Monday, Oct. 14
Sawyer Free Library closed for Columbus Day.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Gloucester Cultural Council’s 2014 Local Cultural Council grant applications due, completed, at main desk of the Sawyer Free Library, or postmarked to the Gloucester Cultural Council (P.O.Box 176 Gloucester MA 01931). Instructions are available with applications; for questions call Martin Ray at 978-283-4585, Thomas Hauck at 978-282-3910, Barbara Dyer at 978-281-1210). Applications must be completed in triplicate.
‘Great ‘Green’ Candidate Debate,’ 7:15 p.m., Gloucester UU Church. Mayor Carolyn Kirk faces-off with Mac Bell on environment issues. Moderator Jack Clarke gets the answers that define their platforms. Donation to support the UU’s own green initiative gratefully accepted. Complimentary ‘green’ desserts buffet follows. Reservation, at: maritimegloucester.org,
Meet and greet with Bill Fonvielle, Ward 5 city councilor candidate, 7 p.m., Magnolia Library.
Thursday, Oct. 17
“The Writer’s Block with John Ronan,” 8 p.m., airs on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12. Features Deborah Finkelstein, poet and editor of “Like One: Poems for Boston,” a collection of poetry published to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Friday, Oct. 18
Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.
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, Oct. 19
Amiri Baraka delivers annual Charles Olson lecture, 1 p.m., Cape Ann Museum. Sponsored by Gloucester Writers Center, Cape Ann Museum, and Charles Olson Society. Free and open to the public. Reservations required; call 978-283-0455, ext. 16, or email email@example.com.