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First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving dinner to the community Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. The traditional menu, prepared by members of the church, will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, beverages and favorite pies. A freewill offering will be taken. All are welcome.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Fishing Partnership Support Services, in association with the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership, will provide free flu, tetanus and pneumonia shots to commercial fishermen and their families. No health insurance is needed to participate and receive these free services. Clinics will be held at the Gloucester Marine Railways, 81 Rocky Neck Ave., 8:30 to 11 a.m.; and the Jodrey State Fish Pier, 3 State Fish Pier, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will receive a discount coupon for orders of baked goods from Café Sicilia, in addition to a giveaway and raffle. Visit www.fishingpartnership.org or call 978-282-4847.
Emblem Club penny sale
The Gloucester Emblem Club No. 339 will hold a holiday penny sale Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., at 101 Atlantic Road. A ham basket with all the fixings will be raffled off. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Call Phil Begeal at 978-283-7460.