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December 6, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Council on Aging Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Fresh baked goods, jewelry, books, music, movies, decorations, kitchenware and more.

seARTS Wearable Art Show, Saunders House opening reception. Elegant, intimate afternoon shopping for clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts made by local artists. Coincides with Middle Street Walk. Food prepared by host artists; music by the Cape Ann Big Band Jazz Trio. Supports Sawyer Free Library and seARTS.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Veterans Memorial School PTO Childrens Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sand art, face painting, pix with Santa, jewelry making, holiday frames, cookie, ornament decorating, spin art, grab bags, raffles, letters to Santa, cookie walk. All welcome! 11 Webster

Holly fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Crafts, baked goods, candy, jewelry, boutique, toys, white elephant items, and visit from Santa Claus. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $30 table rental; call Lori Galante at 978-281-2309.

Middle Street Walk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concerts, special events at Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Trinity Church, Universal Unitarian Church, Sargent House Museum and more.

Holiday Ho-Ho-Hocus Pocus,” 10 a.m., Sawyer Free Children’s Library. Winter wonderland of magic, music, comedy, puppets and snowy surprises. Part of the Middle Street Walk celebration. 978-281-9763.

Free flu vaccinations, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall, 9 Dale Ave. Offered by Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team and boards of health. Anyone 6 months and older welcome. Wear short sleeves and bring health insurance card(s).

Cape Ann Animal Aid open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4 Paws Lane. See newly constructed Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter and enjoy festive activities for the whole family. Gifts for shelter animals welcome. 978-283-6055. www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com.

Annual Santa Paws fundraising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., H ometown Ace Hardware in Gloucester. For $10, take home a keepsake photo of your dog(s) with Santa and receive a digital copy. www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com. 978-283-6055.

Cape Ann Skating Club’s Winter Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Talbot Rink, Cherry Street. Used skate sale, arts and crafts, skate with Santa, holiday exhibition at 11 a.m., followed by family skate ($5 per family). 978-546-2290. www.cafsc.org.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Annual lighting of the lobster trap tree, 4:45 p.m.

Poetry Salon, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. With author, poet and musician Damon Krukowski and award-winning poet Darcie Dennigan. www.gloucesterwriters.org

Author Roland Merullo and local film producer Meg Montagnino Jarrett discuss the novel ‘Golfing with God, 10:30 a.m. at the Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Rd.

Monday, Dec. 10

BankGloucester’s tree lighting, 5 to 6 p.m. Reception follows in bank lobby to benefit Hospice of the North Shore.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

League of Women Voters of Cape Ann, 10 a.m., St. John’s Church, Middle Street. All welcome. www.lwvcapeann.org. 978-546-2191.

Cape Ann Skeptics in the Pub Season of Reason Celebration, 6 p.m., La Trattoria, 64 Main St. Short videos, live performance from original script, predictions, raffles and more. Program starts at 6:45 p.m. www.capeannskeptics.com.

Friends of Seacoast, 6 to 7 p.m. All welcome.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 74’s annual Christmas party, 6:30 p.m., Veterans Center, Emerson Avenue. All brothers invited.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

After-School Holiday Crafts ‘n Cards workshop, 3:30 p.m., Sawyer Free Children’s Library; free and open to the public.

Emblem Club Christmas party, 6 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant. Choose from house menu. In lieu of a gift, give a donation for local charity. Call Bill Begeal at 978-283-7460.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Annual Men’s Night, downtown stores open late. With every item purchased get a free entry to win $1,500 shopping spree. Refreshments and special offers.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Book reading, 7 p.m., Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle St. Anita Diamant reads from “Day After Night.” Free.

Friday, Dec. 14

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.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Candlelight Solstice Stroll at Ravenswood Park, 4 to 6 p.m. Followed by warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring nonperishable item for The Open Door Food Pantry. Free for Trustees of Reservations members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Santa Claus Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. Pancakes, sausages, Santa, friends, fun, foto ops! All welcome; sponsored by the the Gloucester Fraternity Club. Donations accepted.

Stuff a Bus fundraiser, bring a new toy to the Gloucester school bus parked by the Walgreen’s plaza, noon to 4 p.m., and help make the holidays joyful for a child in need. All proceeds distributed through the YMCA to families in need. Sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation Department.

Thursday, Dec. 20

First Family and Friends Night, stores open late. Santa draws winning ticket for $1,500 shopping spree at 9 p.m. Restaurants offer free desserts and appetizers. ­Carolers stroll Main Street. Festive, fun evening for friends and family.

Friday, Dec. 21

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.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Christmas party, 2 p.m., Post 3. All members of the Post, Auxiliary and Squadron, as well as prospective members invited.

Friday, Dec. 28

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.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.

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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.