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July 16, 2013

Essex Goings On

Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to gdt@gloucestertimes.com or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person’s name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event. Due to the volume of goings on listings received by the paper, listings are alternated once they run and the same listings are not printed every day.

Free family event

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat by the lake at PJ Library Hot Diggety Dog Shabbat on Friday, July 26, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Camp Menorah. Rain date is Friday, Aug. 2. Features Shabbat candle lighting and a child-friendly Shabbat service including stories and songs, followed by a free kosher hot diggety dog Shabbat dinner. Vegetarian food available. Families are welcome to go for a swim in the lake from 4 to 5 p.m. Facilities are available to change clothes. All are welcome. RSVP by July 19; contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org. Visit www.campmenorah.com.

Consumer Confidence Report

The Essex Water Department will mail its annual Consumer Confidence Report, which is mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection. Enclosed with it is the July water bill that is due July 25.

Film nights

A free Eco-themed Film Series is offered this July on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Studio Barn at the Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue (Route 133). Bring a picnic, stroll the scenic grounds before screening; film will be followed by informal conversation with a special guest.

July 17, “Sun Come Up: The Story of the World’s First Climate Refugees,” (2010; 38 minutes) — chronicles the relocation of Carterer Islanders.

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