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The Magnolia Historical Society will hold an auction and dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Blynman School, 46 Magnolia Ave. A silent auction will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., with a preview at 2 p.m., followed by a live auction at 5 p.m. Auction items include antiques, paintings, gift certificates, Red Sox and Celtics tickets, sports memorabilia, collectibles and more. Event catered by Classic Cooks Catering. All are welcome. Cost is $25 per person, $20 for MHS members.
The Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy, 2a Pond Road, will host a Kickathon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome. Baked goods, a raffle, hot dogs and popcorn will be for sale. Call 978-282-0629, visit www.gmuka.com or email email@example.com.
Columnist and actor Gordon Baird is staging eight performances of “Crazy Moon,” an original 10-song musical, starring Baird but also featuring Kathleen Brown and musician John Hyde at the new Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Performances are: Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28, 8 p.m..; and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 29, 5 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for children, and may be purchased at the door. Run time is approximately 75 minutes. Call 978-283-0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.