Monday, May 6
Wellspring’s 15th annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers. Keynote speaker: Karen Keating Ansara. www.wellspringhouse.org. 978-281-3558.
Tuesday May 7
Holy Family Women’s Guild meeting, Monsignor Sullivan Hall. Short business meeting. Social and refreshments. All welcome.
Wednesday, May 8
“Making Your Life More Meditative,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. With Elizabeth McLindon. Open to all. Supported by donation. 978-879-9159. Email email@example.com.
Author book reading, 7:30 p.m., The Harbor Room, 8 Norwood Court. Greg Gibson reads from new crime novel, “The Old Turk’s Load.” Sponsored by Gloucester Writers Center and The Bookstore of Gloucester. www.gloucesterwriters.org. www.gloucesterbooks.com.
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.
Illustrated lecture with lampist James “Jim” Woodward, 7 p.m., Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. Woodward, one of the few lampists working in America today, is leading a two-week effort to assemble and conserve the first order Fresnel Lens that originally sat atop Thacher Island’s southern tower. Reservations required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-283-0455, ext. 10. www.capeannmuseum.org.
Friday, May 10
Schooner Adventure’s History Sharing Program, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Enjoy images of old Gloucester and share your own memories This month; Working Waterfront 1880’s-1930’s Part 1. Call Beth Welin at Schooner Adventure, 978-281-8079.
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.
Cape Ann Symphony’s “Heroic Music for Mother’s Day” concert open rehearsal, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Public invited. Questions from audience follow. $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.