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Sawyer Free forum
Gloucester residents are invited to participate today in a conversation about improving the Sawyer Free Library’s services and facilities, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Food will be provided, and the event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP at: email@example.com or 978-640-4490 ext.12. The discussion will be led by Jay W. Vogt, a Concord-based consultant whose clients include the Boston Foundation, Partners Community Healthcare, Bunker Hill Community College, Fidelity, the Hanover Center for the Performing Arts, and seven other public libraries.
The annual Sidewalk Bazaar in Downtown Gloucester starts Thursday, Aug. 1, and runs through Aug. 3. One of the biggest retail events on the North Shore, it provides a boost to the many downtown shops and restaurants, and attracts unique crafters, food vendors and nonprofits, transforming Main Street into a main event and exciting destination. Anyone interested in participating should call John Orlando at 978-590-0052.
Whale Watch Special
Seven Seas Whale Watch offers a morning whale watch cruise Tuesday, Aug. 13, at a senior discounted cost of $22 per person. Tickets are available at the Rose Baker Senior Center, and the cruise leaves from Seven Seas Wharf promptly at 8:30 a.m. For information., call 978-281-9765.