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The Essex Youth Triathlon kick-off Saturday, Aug. 3, at Chebacco Lake, Centennial Grove and Surrounding Area in Essex. Swim, bike and run in this 5th annual event sponsored by Essex Board of Health (BOH) for Cape Ann youth of all abilities, ages 5-15 to encourage activity and healthy habits. Free triathlon clinic will be offered to registered participants on (date TBA). Volunteers and donations needed. For more information, call BOH 978-768-7614. Or visit: www.visitessexma.com/essex_ma_pg/essex_events.html
Come meet Joe, the guy behind Fished Impressions. He fishes, makes fish prints, tells fish tales and more. And he’ll be at the Sea Meadow Gift and Garden Shop, 7 Main St., (Route 133) on Saturday, Aug, 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Are you the kind of folks who love fishing and fishing art? You’ll love Joe!
Saturday, Aug. 17, is Paint Essex Day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the town becomes an open air studio Plein Air painting, and from 5 to 9 p.m, the wet paint masterpieces —seascapes, landscapes, street scenes and more— go up on the block from 5 to 9 p.m. in a silent and live auction at Allyn Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Ave.(Route 133), accompanied by live music by Old Cold Tater, hors d’oeuvres and a wine reception. Proceeds support a 2015 Art Scholarship dedicated to promoting Essex as a travel destination.