Saturday, May 19
Veterans Variety Show, 6:30 p.m., Gloucester House Restaurant. Fundraiser for Gloucester World War II Memorial, presented by "Share the Music." Sing-along, swing-along to great American classics. For tickets and, or reservations, call 978-283-1812, or stop by Gloucester Book Store and Toad Hall Book Store in Rockport.
Theatre in the Pines' "Summer & Smoke, 7:30 p.m., Spiran Hall,, Rockport. Tennessee Williams' sizzling southern classic commemorates the 25th year of Nan Webber's troupe. Tickets at the door or at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport and The Bookstore in Gloucester.
North Shore Neuropathy Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Hospital Lecture Hall, 85 Herrick St. Neurologist Timothy R. Kelliher, M.D., presents "Neuropathy: A Timely Update." Family members welcome; free, pre-registration not required.
Madonna del Rosario Society's Mother's Day meeting and brunch, 11 a.m. Gloucester House Restaurant. Tickets, call Marie at 978-283-7820.
Mass for living and deceased members of Holy Family Parish, 4 p.m., St. Ann Church. All members should wear their medals.
All-you-can-eat, sing-along spaghetti supper fundraiser, 6 p.m., Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. $8 per person, children younger than 4, free. For reservations, call 978-281-1040. Proceeds benefit our annual August mission trip to Machias, Maine.
Sunday, May 20
Legion of Mary sponsored living rosary, crowning of the Blessed Mother, and benediction, 3 p.m. at St. Ann Church.
Theatre in the Pines' "Summer & Smoke, 3 p.m. matinee, at Spiran Hall, Rockport. Tennessee Williams' sizzling southern classic commemorates the 25th year of Nan Webber's troupe. Tickets at the door or at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport and The Bookstore in Gloucester.
St. John's Choirs' Cantata, 10:30 a.m., St. John's Church, 48 Middle St. with the Cape Ann Choir School and the Parish Choir joining for Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb." Free and open to the public. Visit: stjohnsgloucester.org, or call Mark Nelson at 978.283.1708, ext 2.
"Follow the Thread" Vintage fashion show, 3 to 5 p.m., The Annie, 1 Washington St., Free and open to the public.
Spring Birding Basics, 8 to 10 a.m., Halibut Point, Rockport; hosted by the Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann. Peter Van Demark leads a "learning walk," and the birds sing a spring symphony. Meet in parking lot. Member's park free with card on dashboard.
North Shore Arthritis Walk, 10:30 a.m., Lynch Park, Beverly; post walk party with food, entertainment, kids' activities, awards and prizes, exhibits more. Dogs welcome.
monday, may 21
Seafood Retirees meet, 1 p.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. All members are encouraged to attend.
FRIDAY, MAY 25
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, May 27
St John's Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St, starts summer schedule with one service at 9 a.m. For more information go to www.stjohnsgloucester.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
Oak Grove Cemetery Trustees meeting of the Proprietors of Oak Grove Cemetery, 3:30 p.m. Cape Ann Savings Bank, Investment Dept., 3rd floor board room, 109 Main St., Gloucester. Call Mary Rudolph Black at 978-283-1219.