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The Lebanese American community of Cape Ann will hold its sixth annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m., at Stage Fort Park (opposite The Cupboard). There will be music and children’s games. Bring food, drinks and a grill. Save the date: Bishop Gregory John Mansour of the Eastern United States Diocese will celebrate a Pontifical Maronite liturgy for living and deceased members of the Lebanese American community of Cape Ann on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., at St. Ann Church. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
Free outdoor concert
The 2013 Summer Concert Series wraps up for the season with local favorite Cape Ann Big Band on Sunday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park. Admission is free and free parking is available. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and blankets. Restrooms are handicapped-accessible. The rain date is the following Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 978-281-0543 or visit www.davidlbenjamin.com.
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., will present “Dueling Divas (... and a Dandy!) Cabaret” with Kathy St. George and Kerry Dowling on Aug. 28-31, 8 p.m.; Aug. 31, 3 p.m.; and Sept. 1, 4 p.m. Daniel Robert Sullivan, from the national tour of “Jersey Boys” “officiates” this battle for center-stage which features songs from the Great American Songbook, including “There’s Nothing Like A Dame,” “What You Don’t Know About Women” and more. Limited amount of discount tickets ($20) available to year-round Cape Ann residents on Wednesday and Thursday performances. Advance reservations strongly suggested, and proof of residency required. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors/students. For reservations, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.