Friday, May 9
Annual Gloucester Area Astronomy Club “Welcome to Amateur Astronomy” night, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. Great snacks and all kinds of telescopes and equipment, astronomical learning and celestial conversations and presentations. No fees: visit: http://gaac.us.
Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.
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.
The Sugar Tones perform 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., at The Studio Restaurant, Rocky Neck, with Ellen Ford Marston, Caroline Haines, Elaine Persons & Barbara Jansson singing back the classics from the 50’s & 60’s. Call 978-290-3564, or 978-281-1566
Saturday, May 10
National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, leave non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox to support The Open Door Food Pantry. Items most needed: tuna, peanut butter, pasta, cereal, and juice. No glass, please! Visit: www.foodpantry.org or call 978-283-6776.
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m .(rain date, May 17), at O’Maley Middle School with a Touch a Truck, Chowderfest, and vehicles from Gloucester, Rockport and Essex, including Fire and Police vehicles, dump trucks, backhoes, Coast Guard Boat, tractors, $5; children 3 and under, free. Chowderfest is $3, or pay $7 for both.
Walden on Wonson Jay DiPrima as Henry David Thoreau, 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., presented by Gloucester Writers Center. Prima brings the man from Walden back to advocate for “simplicity of life.” Suggested donation $10; Students, $5. Or as affordable.
Forum on divestment from fossil fuels, 10 a.m. in the Friend Room of the Sawyer Free Library. Expert panel will discuss the efficacy of divestment as a strategy to hasten the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.