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The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will host a holiday party Monday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., for members and their guests only. Bring an appetizer, a main dish or a dessert. For reservations, call 978-768-7541 and leave your name and the number of people attending. We check messages daily and will return your call to give you the address of the event. In case of inclement weather, bring slippers and enter the house from the side door on the left, facing the house. Punch, coffee and wine will be served, or BYOB.
Children, ages 3-5 with a caregiver, can enjoy songs, stories, crafts and fun Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Call 978-768-7410 or email email@example.com.
The Cape Ann cursillo community will host its next ultreya and pot-luck Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. John the Baptist Church in Essex. The pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., children 5 and older, can settle into the season at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library with storyteller Carolyn Martino narrating the spellbinding Christmas classic “The Nutcracker,” followed by holiday fare. Tickets are free, but always a sell out! Call 978-768-7410 asap, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. Funded by the Friends of the Library.