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May 2, 2013

Essex Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, May 3

Happy As A Clam 5K Road Race and One-Mile Fun Run, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story St. Registration at 4 p.m., followed by race at 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Essex Elementary PTO. $25 for 5K, $8 for fun run. www.happyasaclam.org.

Tuesday May 7

Book group, 9:30 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library. Topic: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. All welcome.

Wednesday, may 8

“Art in the Shipyard,” 3:30 to 5 p.m., Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Eight weekly Wednesday sessions; $5 per session; $30 for all eight. For young artists using museum’s shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials provided. All ages welcome. Email education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. 978-768-6441.

Thursday, May 9

Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking at Good Harbor Beach, with regular trolley service to and from event. $15, $10 for children under 10. Tickets at door. Simple soup, bread and cookie. Guests choose and keep soup bowl handcrafted for event. 978-283-6776. www.foodpantry.org.

Saturday, May 11

Tree Planning Ceremony in honor of Mike Costello, 9:30 am at Shepard Memorial Park, hosted by Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, may 15

“Art in the Shipyard,” 3:30 to 5 p.m., Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Eight weekly Wednesday sessions; $5 per session; $30 for all eight. For young artists using museum’s shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials provided. All ages welcome. Email education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. 978-768-6441.

Saturday, May 18

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day, 8 a.m. to noon, behind Fire Station. Essex residents only. Registration, including amounts of material, required; call 978-768-6262.

Saturday, May 25

Artist’s Plein Air Day at Cogswell’s Grant, free, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists from all over the North Shore paint beautiful vistas including the Essex River, the Great Marsh, landscapes, and 18th century historic house and barns. Free beverages and snacks, free museum tour for artists. 60 Spring Street, Essex. Call Kristen Weiss at 978-768-3632

Saturday, June 1

Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari featuring Tamron, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex.