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Symphony’s Holiday Pops
The Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert will kick off the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., in the Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Features the soulful gospel vocals of Renese King and an updated audience sing-along as well as new and old holiday music for all ages. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.
Gloucester Elks Lodge 892 is collecting new blankets for the homeless to present to the Action Emergency Shelter on Nov. 29
On Saturday, Dec. 1, Our Lady of Good Voyage Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar in the parish hall starting at 9 a.m., with a fried dough breakfast. At 10:30 a.m. Santa arrives and at 11:30 lunch will be served.The bazaar will feature Portguese sweet bread, baked goods, a general store and more; it will run until 1 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.
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.