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Cape Ann Animal Aid will hold its 10th annual Dog Day on Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Stage Fort Park. Event features a craft and vendor fair, raffles, food and refreshments, activities, photo opportunities, doggy nail trimming, a bouncy house for children, a doggy agility course, animal tarot card readings, demonstrations, and more. Admission is free. Licensed and vaccinated dogs are welcome. There is a $10 participation fee per dog for activities. The first 50 participants receive a free Dog Day T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the CAAA. Visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055.
Annisquam Kindergarten and Nursery School, 1123 Washington St., begins its 48th year serving families and children. Open enrollment is ongoing. Call 978-283-2814 for more information or to visit the school. Children between the ages of 2.9 and 6 are welcome. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the preschool program, with early drop off beginning at 7:30 a.m., and extended hours until 5 p.m. The school offers a creative program based on Massachusetts preschool standards and includes an art program, computer, Spanish, drama, music and individualized learning goals.
‘The Writer’s Block’
The new “Writer’s Block” season kicks off with the student winners of the Poetry Without Paper Contest conducted last spring by the Sawyer Free Library. The episode will be air Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m., and will be repeated one week later. The half-hour programs present interviews with literary figures and artists from varied backgrounds. John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer’s Block, is a poet and playwright and a former Poet Laureate of the city of Gloucester. For more information, send a S.A.S.E. to: The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan, Box 5524, Gloucester, MA 01930, or visit www.theRonan.org.