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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bean supper sponsored by Guild of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 7 p.m., in the parish hall. Beans, linguica, hot dogs, rolls, cole slaw and homemade pies. Entertainment by The Honky Tonk Women. $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10. All welcome.
GHS Docksiders benefit concert for The Open Door food pantry, 7 p.m., in the GHS auditorium. Admission is a food donation for the food pantry.
Emergency response volunteers door-to-door visits, distributing information in Bayview, Annisquam, Lanesville on Saturday, Oct. 19, raising awareness of issues to assist first responders.
Crosswinds Coffeehouse, 7 to 10 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Performance by Livin’ on Luck. $10 at door. Proceeds support local missions projects. Refreshments and homemade desserts for sale. All ages welcome.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Community conversation about making Gloucester better, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free. All ages welcome. Baby sitting services available. Musical entertainment and light dinner. To RSVP, call 978-281-0908 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins welcome.
Author reading with Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St.
Thursday, Oct. 24
The Open Door Autumn Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Kicks off Thanksgiving basket and food drive season. Donations requested. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.foodpantry.org.
Friday, Oct. 25
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.
Poetry salon, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Poets Ken Chen and Janaka Stucky read from their works. www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Saturday, Oct. 26
CAYB Girls Basketball Travel League try-outs, O’Maley School gym. Grades 4-6 register at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. try-outs; grades 7-8 register at 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. try-outs. Nonrefundable $5 fee per player. Dress appropriately. League runs Nov. 12 through mid-March. $275 per player. Uniforms additional $42. Contact Eric Lamoureux at email@example.com or 978-479-3261.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
SeniorCare breakfast fundraiser, 6:30 to 11 a.m., Lobsta Land restaurant. $10.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Celebrate “Mardi Gras-O-Ween” with Henri Smith and his band, 8 p.m., The Pub at Cape Ann Brewery, 11 Rogers St. Costumes welcome.