Saturday, Oct. 6
CoastSweep at Long Beach, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers help clean and fill out a pollution data card which helps to draft legislation to keep oceans healthy. Sponsored by O’Maley Middle School. Snacks, stickers and cleanup tools provided. Contact Paula Gray at 978-281-9855 or email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Oct. 8
Three-part community poetry reading, 8 a.m., Celebrate the life of first Gloucester Poet Laureate Vincent Ferrini at Niles Beach; 9 to 9:45 a.m., Open mic at Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, with Carl Carlsen reading Gloucester poet Clarence Manning Falt. 10 a.m., 15-minute tribute to Charles Olson at his grave in Beechbrook Cemetery. Visit deadpoets.typepad.com/dprd-ne.
Annual Columbus Day cross-Cape walk, meets at 9 a.m. at Seaview Street parking lot in Rockport, or Babson Museum at 11 a.m. Lunch break at Whale’s Jaw. Ends (about 3 p.m.) at Halibut Point State Park. No pets. Call Ted Tarr at 978-546-2226.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Women’s Community Club of Magnolia, 7 p.m., Jones Hall, Magnolia Library Center. Members and guests invited. 978-525-3773.
Wednesday Oct. 10
Devil’s Island, a movie filmed on Thacher Island, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $5 suggested donation to be shared by Thacher Island Association and Gloucester High School’s film club. The movie, an homage to classic thrillers, was directed by GHS history teacher Shaun Goulart. Trailer available by typing “UTUBE Shaun Goulart Devil’s Island” into search engine.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Gloucester Democratic City Committee meets, 7 p.m., Campaign Headquarters, Walgreen’s Plaza. Congressman John Tierney, state Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Candidate for Governor’s Council Eileen Duff, and representatives of President Obama’s and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaigns will speak. Stay for 9 p.m. vice-presidential debate. 978-281-5673.
Free flu shots, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., NOAA, Blackburn Industrial Park, 55 Great Republic Drive.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Madonna del Rosario Society’s Mass for living and deceased members, 4 p.m., St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish. Members should wear their medals. Members’ meeting starts at 1 p.m., church lower level, followed by Bingo.
Bean supper, hosted by Guild of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 4:45 to 7 p.m., parish hall. Baked beans, linguica, hot dogs, rolls, cole slaw, homemade pies and beverages. Music by The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester. $8 for adult, $5 for children under 10.
Sunday, Oct. 14
“Ravenswood Through the Centuries” walk, sponsored by Trustees of Reservations, 1 to 3 p.m., Ravenswood Park. View the cultural evidence of cellar holes, stone walls and carriage paths. $5 for nonmembers, free for members. To preregister, call 978-281-8400 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Gloucester Little League annual meeting, 7 p.m., Boudreau Field. Public welcome. Call Bill Melvin at 978-290-1607.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Gloucester High School college planning night for seniors and their parents/guardians, 7 p.m., GHS second floor lecture hall. Guidance staff discusses college selection and admission process. All seniors and parents requested to attend.
“Poets Around Town,” presented by Poet Laureate Rufus Collinson, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Free admission. All welcome. Park across street. www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Free flu shots, 3 to 6 p.m., BankGloucester, Main Street.
Sunday, Oct. 21
“Tolkien Literary Walk in the Woods, 1 to 3 p.m.,” Ravenswood Park. Sponsored by Trustees of Reservations. Guide reads aloud from Tolkien’s trilogy. $5 for nonmembers, free for members. Preregistration required; call 978-281-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Cape Ann Forum, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Church and Middle streets. Washington-based author and foreign policy analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses current crises in Middle East and American policy. Free and open to the public. www.capeannforum.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
SeniorCare annual fundraiser breakfast, 6:30 to 11 a.m., Lobsta Land. $10, $8 for seniors. Tickets available at SeniorCare or at door. Proceeds benefit services for local seniors.
Friday, Oct. 26
Docksiders coffee house, 7 p.m., Gloucester High School cafeteria. Baked goods and 50/50 raffle. Bring used ink jet cartridges to be recycled. $5, free for students.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Second annual Halloween party, for children ages 1-8, 2 to 5 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Sponsored by Gloucester Downtown Association. Free for all Gloucester children. Games, crafts, face-painting, dancing, goodie bags and more. Prizes awarded for Best Costume. To volunteer, call Chris at 978-281-4350.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Addison Gilbert Hospital reunion for all past and present employees, 4 to 9 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant, Rogers Street. $25 per person, includes dinner buffet. Bring any pictures or memorabilia from AGH.
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.