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October 18, 2013

Essex Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 19

Pumpkin Day at Cogswell’s Grant, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 60 Spring St. Hay wagon rides, carve and decorate pumpkins, pumpkin pie-eating contest,crafts, games, cider pressing, hot mulled cider, jack ‘o lanterns and tour house. $6 for adults, $4 for children, free for members. 978-768-3632.

Vernal Pond fourth annual benefit, 7 p.m., Woodman’s Essex Room, 127 Main St. Hosted by pond team and Kestrel Educational Adventures. Silent auction, cash bar and music by Entrain. $1 raffle tickets. $20 advance, $25 at door. 978-281-5326.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI breakfast meet-up, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave.

Women’s Bible study with Beth Moore, 10 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Essex. Topic: “James: Mercy Triumphs.” Child care available. 978-768-3319.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

“Essex Coastal Byway” with Joel Brown, presented by Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, 7:30 p.m., Waterline Center, 66 Main St. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 978-768-7541. www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI breakfast meet-up, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave.

Women’s Bible study with Beth Moore, 10 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Essex. Topic: “James: Mercy Triumphs.” Child care available. 978-768-3319.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Friends Boutique fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 17 Pickering St. Hand-made items for the whole family. Light lunch. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Essex Council on Aging.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Story hour, for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver, 10 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Songs, stories and crafts. 978-768-7410. Email dfrench@mvlc.org.

Friday, Nov. 21

Essex Board of Health’s free shingles clinic, for residents over 60. Register at 978 768-7614. Those eligible will be notified of their appointment time. Some may be wait-listed till vaccine is available. Bring proof of residency and insurance information. Uninsured will not be turned away.

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