Wednesday, July 24
Poetry reading with Chuck Stein, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St.
Rebecca’s Wednesday Story Hour, 10 — 11 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rebecca’s Playground. Story, storytellers, light snack, easy craft. Age appropriate, popular picture books, told by church members. Meet outside, unless weather prohibits. All welcome.
Thursday, July 25
Cape Ann Farmers Market, 3 to 6:30 p.m., Stage Fort Park. Local produce, fish, crafts, baked goods, music and children’s activities. Email email@example.com or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
Exploration and discussion of the spirit of the music of Paul Simon, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport. with John Clark of Emory University in Georgia. Visit: FirstBaptistRockport.Org or call 978-546-6121.
Friday, July 26
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, July 27
Twin Lights Surf Co. 3rd Annual Board Swap, 11 a.m — 3:30 p.m., Charlie Thomas Field. Bring used surf boards & equipment. Great for kids looking for first board. Contact: Jess@Twinlightssurf.com, or call 386-290-4011
Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Lexington Ave,, Magnolia. Forty plus artists.
Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour, 10 a.m. See Gloucester houses made famous in Edward Hopper’s paintings. Presented by Cape Ann Museum. $10 members; $20 nonmembers. Space limited. Reservations required; 978-283-0455, ext. 10, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free celebration through worship, arts and cultural heritage, presented by Eagle & Dove Ministries, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St. Live worship, art and dance; and first nations guests. All welcome. Come dressed in your traditional cultural clothing. 978-283-9111. 978-621-6285. www.eagledove.com.
Annisquam Sea Fair, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Annisquam Village Church, with live entertainment in the school yard after 5 p.m., with Dinner on the Bridge. Wax works, book sale, White Elephants, games, arts and crafts, flowers, hats, jewelry, Ships Galley, local art, baked goods cotton candy, popcorn, shaved ice, balloons and more.