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
Ham & Bean supper with all the trimmings with music by the Docksiders, 5 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Holy Family Women’s Guild. Tickets at parish office, or call Arlene at 978-281-2061, Janet at 978-526-1543; adulys, $15: children, $10, family cap, $40.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-479-3261.
Drug Disposal Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rose Baker rear parking lot. Safely dispose of unused or expired medications through program of the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, Police Department and COA Triad Council. For information, call 978 281-9765.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Cape Ann Contra Dance, 5 to 6:30 p.m. with Daniel Friedman, First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Potluck supper, followed by dancing at 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/CapeAnnContraDance.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
SeniorCare breakfast fundraiser, 6:30 to 11 a.m., Lobsta Land restaurant. $10.
Batty about Bats!, special Halloween scene, presented free by Gloucester Garden Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sawyer Free Library. With Tom French of Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife and director of commonwealth’s endangered species program. All welcome.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Author talk, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Guest: Helen Fremont, author of national best-selling memoir “After Long Silence.” www.gloucesterwriters.org.