Tuesday, July 30
‘Bookworm Bop’ hosted by Sawyer Free’s Childrens’ Library, 11 a.m., City Hall. Audience participation variety show, with great stories, “The Stonecutter,” and “The Enormous Turnip”, in costume. Sing, dance, celebrate summer’s “Dig Into Reading.” Visit www.MaryJoMaichack.com.
“Stories, Songs and More,” 10 to 11 a.m., Stage Fort Park, near Antonio Gentile Bandstand. Meet on Welcoming Center porch on rainy days. Family fun with Lucille LePage and Alicia Quintano. Free two-hour parking for attendees. 978-281-3524. 978-281-6304.
wednesday, july 31
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.
Sawyer Free strategy forum, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Participate in discussion about improving library services and facilities. Free, with refreshments provided; space limited. RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-640-4490 ext.12.
Thursday, Aug. 1
Annual Sidewalk Bazaar, transforms Gloucester’s Main Street into main event on North Shore, with shops and restaurants participating alongside crafters, food vendors and nonprofits. Interested participants, call John Orlando at 978-590-0052.
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.
Friday, Aug. 2
Annual Sidewalk Bazaar, transforms Gloucester’s Main Street into main event on North Shore, with great shops and restaurants participating alongside unique crafters, food vendors and nonprofits. Interested participants, call John Orlando at 978-590-0052.
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.
Sunset cruise fundraiser to support troops and their families, sponsored by Cape Ann Military Spouses, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Cruise departs promptly at 7 p.m. from 7 Seas Whale Watch, 63 Rogers St. 21+ event. Cash bar, 50/50 raffle, disc jockey and light appetizers. $25 per person, $20 for active duty military/veterans. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/capeannmilitaryspouses. Tickets may be available at dock (cash only).