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December 7, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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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.