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July 6, 2013

Gloucester Goings On


Gloucester Daily Times

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Free art class

Noted Gloucester artist and educator, Linda York Robbins is offering a free art class on Friday, July 26, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., in the parish hall(parking lot on Washington ST.) Adults can bring one child (6 or older) a companion, or just come on your own. Create an original wire sculpture, and share the experience with others. All materials will be provided free, along with refreshments. Reserve your place at: lyorkrob4@gmail.com, or call 978-283-6149.

Youth acting workshops

Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., will offer Youth Acting Workshops for children ages 6 to 18. The six-week session, taught by Gloucester native and award-winning actress Heidi Dallin, meets Fridays, July 12-Aug. 16. Each class is two hours per week and the students are divided in classes according to age. The workshops include an introduction to theater basics including improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, character preparation, scene study, storytelling, writing and public speaking training. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. Summer session includes special guest teaching collaborations with Mary Saunders, Terry Byrne, Lindsay Crouse and Israel Horovitz. To register, call 978-283-6688.

Digital marketing

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Wicked Local Media Solutions to hold a “brown bag” lunch series of workshops and seminars to bring local business up to the speed of the digital marketing age. The first workshop kicks-off at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the chamber conference room, 33 Commercial St. Pack a lunch and join us to learn what Facebook, Twitter and other social media can do for your business. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Register early to ensure your spot. Call Gregory Walsh at 978-283-1601.

Class ‘48 reunion

GHS class of 1948 will celebrate its 65th year at the Gloucester House on Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who had been a member of that class, whether a graduate or not, or a member of St. Ann’s, or just someone who wishes to stop by to connect, you are welcome! For more information, call Judith (Brown) Williams, Treasurer at 978-283-2545, or Charlotte (Perry) Dodge, Chairman, at 978-356-4953. Luncheon reservations are due by Aug. 3.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann will meet on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Middle St.. all are welcome. The league is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men that encourages the active participation of citizens in government especially at the grass-roots level. For more information, call 978-546-2191.

Cape Ann Thrift Shop

Trinity Congregational Church’s Cape Ann Thrift Shop is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Shop is located on Middle Street.

Widows support

The Widowed Persons’ Support Group will meet at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester, in the Longan Room (inside the Washington Street entrance), from 3 to 5 p.m. The group meets every other Wednesday. Upcoming meetings will be held on July 10 and 23; no fee or pre-registration required. for more information, call 978-283-7102 or 978-879-4373.

Harborwalk Art

The Gloucester Committee for the Arts (CFTA) has selected the winners of three new public art commissions to be added to the Gloucester Harborwalk.Through July, the winners and semi-finalists of the 2013 Harborwalk Public Art Challenge will have images or descriptions of their proposals on display in the Matz Gallery of Sawyer Free Library. The exhibit will also explain the commissioning process. Come see the art that will grace the Harborwalk at this exhibition organized by the Gloucester Committee for the Arts.

Summer reading lists

GHS summer reading lists have arrived at Sawyer Free Library. Copies of the recommended titles are available in the Teen Zone. Related books may also be recommended by library staff.

Book group

The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch is the August book club selection — astory about love, The Black Prince is also a remarkable intellectual thriller with a superb plot, and shifting perspectives. Copies o are available at the Main Desk. A discussion will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Fiber Arts Festival

The Sawyer Free Library will hold a second Fiber Arts Festival on Thursday, July 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Learn needlepoint, canvas design, yarn spinning, yarn “painting” and other fiber arts secrets. Come join the fun in the Friend Room, lower level of the library.

Farmers Market coupons

The public is invited to attend the second annual Gloucester Seniors’ Wellness Fair and distribution of Farmer’s Market Coupons at the Rose Baker Senior Center, Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m., sponsored by the Gloucester Council on Aging and PACE, at Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, Inc. Many health and service agencies will be available with special exhibits, give-a-ways, Blood Pressure and other screenings, Triad and Health and Education information, and Addison Gilbert Hospital will provide information on accessing health insurance as well as gifts and raffle gift items.

Christmas in July

Special seniors in the Supportive Day Care Program at the Rose Baker Senior Center will sponsor a Christmas in July Fair on Friday, 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support the group’s activities. Come tak advantage of great prices and great shopping; home baked goods, white elephants, games, puzzles, domestics, and more, along with a 50/50 raffle and drawing. Tickets are available in the Social Day Care Room. Donations may be left in the social day room. For more information, call 978 281-9765.

Walking tours

Put on your walking shoes and join Schooner Adventure 2013 Gloucester Working Waterfront Walking Tour this Saturday, July 6, for a 90 minute stroll along the working waterfront visiting sites of maritime companies that used to occupy the harbor’s edge. Using old maps and historic photos, go back in time to the heyday of Gloucester’s fishing. Tour starts at the Fisherman’s Statue and ends at the Fitz Henry (Hugh) Lane House on Harbor Loop. Weather permitting, $5 pp, reservations requested at 978-281-8079.

All that Jazz!

The Good Ole Salty Jazz Band performs at the Rose Baker Senior Center starting at 1 p.m. on Mondays, July 8, and July 15, with a variety of 50’s and 60’s tunes and jazz and includes a six piece horn section. The public is invited, so joing the fun!

Singing Seniors

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., the Rose Baker Senior Center hosts an experienced instructor conducting singing lessons for seniors wishing to improve their singing ability through practice, and increase volume and self-confidence through correct breathing techniques. Call 978-281-9765 for more information.

Garden tour

On Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. join the self-guided Gloucester Garden Tour, and help support the plantings at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial and the new HarborWalk Butterfly gardens. Start at Exit 12, off Route 128 North, for a program/ticket, and tour five gardens with views of the Annisquam and Little rivers, then to West Gloucester, to the Holdsworth garden. Then park at Stage Fort Park and hop a trolley to Stacy Boulevard’s Elizabeth Gordon Smith Park, Picture Garden and Perennial Gardens with a stop at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial and Harborwalk Butterfly Gardens, where designer Kim Smith will conduct speaking tours. Advance tickets available at www.gloucestergardentour.com — $20 until July 4; $25 after. Parking available along the way. Email Susan@generousgardeners.com or call 978-282-3306.

Cape Ann Contra Dance

Cape Ann Contra Dance will present a community contra dance and a family dance Saturday, July 13, at the American Legion hall, 8 Washington St. Family dance runs from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by the contra dance at 8 p.m. Contra dance refers to a New England based folk dance style in which couples dance facing each other in parallel lines. Contra dance events are family-friendly gatherings that usually last about three hours, and include several individual contra dances. Voluntary donations accepted. Email capeanncontradance@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/CapeAnnContraDance.

Museum outdoor tours

Cape Ann Museum will present three separate outdoor tours this summer, which offer multiple opportunities to walk or boat in the footsteps of Gloucester’s best-known artists.

Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester Walking Tour — Highlights the artist’s neighborhood. 10 a.m. tour held rain or shine. $10 members, $20 nonmembers. Reservations required. Schedule: Saturdays, July 13 and Aug. 10.

Fitz Henry Lane’s Sunset Harbor Cruise — Narrated tour of Gloucester Harbor from aboard schooner Ardelle. 6 to 8 p.m. tour. Offered in collaboration with Maritime Gloucester. Members only, $20. Reservations required; visit www.MaritimeGloucester.org or call 978-281-0470. Schedule: Wednesdays, July 10 and Aug. 7.

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour — See Gloucester houses made famous in Edward Hopper’s paintings. 10 a.m. tour. Offered in conjunction with special exhibition “Hopper Redux,” Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban, on display until Sept. 29. $10 members; $20 nonmembers. Space limited. Reservations required. Schedule: Saturdays, July 6, July 20, July 27, Aug. 3, and Aug. 17.

For reservations, call 978-283-0455, ext. 10, or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

Eagle & Dove event

Eagle & Dove Ministries will present a free celebration through worship, arts and cultural heritage Saturday, July 27, 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St. Features live worship, art and dance; and first nations guests: Dan Goddard (Abenaki), Daniel Garvin (Mic-Mac) and Dyane Beaudette (Metis). All are welcome. Come dressed in your traditional cultural clothing. Call 978-283-9111 or 978-621-6285. Visit www.eagledove.com.

Learning Express

Sawyer Library patrons have access to Learning Express Library from any computer with their library card. Prepare for the CLEP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, and ASVAB without the expense of buying practice books. Learning Express also offers tutorials for software, GED preparation, job searches, U.S. citizenship, and resources in Spanish. Visit www.sawyerfreelibrary.org.

Insurance help

Financial Councilors are available at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Gloucester to assist you in accessing health insurance: MA Health, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choice, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues. Visit the hospital’s Financial Service Department Monday — Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Ann Thrift Shop

Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.

The Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet, in the basement of St. Ann School, corner of Prospect and Pleasant streets, is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Clothes Closet is made possible through the volunteer efforts of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family Parish. Proceeds benefit local families in need. Call 978-283-7391.

Veterans counseling

Many veterans experience difficulty in adjusting to problems in civilian life after serving in combat. The Lowell Vet Center offers counseling at the Gloucester Veterans Center for area veterans and their families, free of charge. For an appointment, call the Gloucester Office of Veterans’ Services at 978-281-9740.

Diabetes screening

A free community diabetes screening is held the first Monday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m., at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Women’s Health Conference Room. All are welcome. Appointments and fasting are not required. Call 978-283-4000.

Healthy Streets Program

Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., Gloucester, lower level, Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Call 978-236-0251.

AARP volunteers

SeniorCare is looking for volunteers for its AARP Money Management Program, to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities manage their daily finances, such as bill paying, reconciling bank statements, budgeting, etc. Volunteers typically serve 4 to 6 hours per month. After initial training, bimonthly training is provided, and a year’s commitment is asked. Visit www.seniorcareinc.org, or call 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050.

Babson Library

Isabel Babson Memorial Library, 69 Main St., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Named for Gloucester’s first midwife, the library’s books feature all aspects of family life including maternity, child care and women’s health. The collection is updated monthly. All are welcome to browse. Call 978-283-5624.

Narcotics Anonymous

Gloucester meetings of Narcotics Anonymous are:

“Together We Can” — Sundays, 7 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

“Living Clean” — Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

“Keeping It Real” — Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 5 Center St.

“Fishing for Recovery” — Fridays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

For more meeting times, visit www.NewEnglandNA.org or call 1-866-624-3578.

Fish and Ships Pass

The Cape Ann Museum, Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Maritime Gloucester have launched the Fish and Ships Pass, a multi-venue ticket that provides admission to all three venues for one price, $18. Passes will be on sale at all three locations through Labor Day, 2013. Visit www.capeannmuseum.org, www.maritimegloucester.org or www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.

GHS Class of 1973

The Gloucester High School Class of 1973 will hold a reunion Saturday, July 13, 6 to 11 p.m., at the Gloucester House restaurant, Rogers Street. Cost is $45 per person. Mail checks to: GHS 73 Reunion, P.O. Box 790, Essex, MA 01929.

Help the homeless

The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is accepting donations of deodorant, razors, feminine products, men’s sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men’s jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks.

Drug outreach

Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides rapid HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at various locations on the first Wednesday of the month. Call 978-767-3913 or 781-592-0243.

Senior art

The Council on Aging art program at the Rose Baker Senior Center is led by art instructor Juni VanDyke. For information about the ongoing weekly art projects on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10 a.m., call 978-281-9765.

Child loss

Loss of a Child Support Group is available to parents who have lost a child at any age on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Use the Washington Street entrance. No fee. To pre-reregister, call Judi Dagle-Ernest at 978-879-9718.

Friends of Seacoast

The Friends of Seacoast is a volunteer organization of family members and concerned community volunteers whose goal is to provide meaningful social activities for residents. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the second floor community room. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved on may send it to: Friends of Seacoast, 298 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

Reiki for seniors

Reiki masters Dianna Porper and Laura Class offer reiki sessions at the Rose Baker Senior Center at a discounted rate for seniors, on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 978-281-9765.

Senior Steps

The Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., offers a risk-reduction exercise program for seniors, ages 60 and over, with fear of falling and balance difficulty. Free 30-minute screening required; plus $3 fee per class. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, and from noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 978-283-4001, ext. 141.

Digital marketing

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Wicked Local Media Solutions to hold a “brown bag” lunch series of workshops and seminars to bring local business up to the speed of the digital marketing age. The first workshop kicks-off at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the chamber conference room, 33 Commercial St. Pack a lunch and join us to learn what Facebook, Twitter and other social media can do for your business. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Register early to ensure your spot. Call Gregory Walsh at 978-283-1601.

seARTS grants

seARTS’s Partner With an Artist (PWA) provides grants to artists to create new work in partnership with a business in Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District. To apply, visit www.facebook.com/PartnerWithAnArtist, call 978-281-1222 or email pwa.searts@gmail.com.

Senior Day Care

The Council on Aging sponsors Social Day Care sessions with supervised activities and programs three days a week, for seniors who are homebound and isolated, at the Rose Baker Senior Center, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Daily lunch and snacks are included. Transportation is provided by CATA. Call 978-281-9765, ext. 20.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

Legion meeting

The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3, holds its regular post meetings the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend and be part of the decision-making process. Executive Board meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Any member may attend the Executive Board meetings.

Knitting group

The Council on Aging knitting and crochet group meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.

Senior Scrabble

A friendly group of Scrabble players meets Tuesdays, noon, at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.

Mall Mondays

A CATA bus departs the Rose Baker Senior Center each Monday morning at 10 a.m. destined for the Liberty Tree and North Shore Malls. Return pick-up time at the mall is 1:30 p.m. Five or more passengers are needed, so call CATA by the Friday afternoon before the trip. To register, call 978-283-7916 or 978-281-9765.

Blue Star Banner

Capt. Lester S. Wass Post 3, American Legion, honors military personnel by presenting the parents of anyone on active duty with a Blue Star Banner. These banners may be obtained by calling 978-283-9710. Leave your name and telephone number and a representative will return your message.

GED preparation

The Compass Youth Program offers GED preparation for ages 16 to 21, through Action Inc. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., throughout the summer. Call 978-281-9682.

Pathways volunteers

Pathways’ Cape Ann Families, 29 Emerson Ave., seeks men and women to volunteer as parent mentors. The program has been running for 20 years, serving parents of the Cape Ann community who are experiencing stress or isolation. Volunteers are matched with parents, beginning year-long mentorships/friendships. Contact Hailey Granger at 978-281-2400, ext. 110, or hgranger@pw4c.org.

NAMI support groups

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts recovery support groups for persons suffering depression or other brain disorders and their families on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and third Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 43 Gloucester Ave. Call 978-281-1557, email namicapeann@comcast.net or visit www.namicapeann.org.

Entrepreneurial seminar

Cape Ann Business Incubator’s Center for Entrepreneurial Development holds free lunchtime workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at 33 Commercial St. Topics include an introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, how to secure financing and more. To RSVP, call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.

Volunteers needed

SeniorCare Inc.’s “Meals on Wheels” program is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noon-time meals to homebound seniors. Hot meals are fully prepared and packaged for delivery. Drivers may volunteer for one morning a week or more. Call Linnea or Paula at 1-866-927-1050 or 978-281-1750, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walking Club

The Rose Baker Senior Center’s walking club needs a volunteer leader. Free training will prepare leaders on recruiting walkers to join the club, and understanding the benefits of walking. Call 978-281-9765.

Pathways playgroups

Pathways for Children “Parent & Child Walk & Talk” meets Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at its Cape Ann Families play space, 29 Emerson Ave. Parents, caregivers and children, from birth to age 5, are welcome. Contact Amy Larsen at 978-281-2400 x120, or alarsen@pw4c.org.

Open Door Pantry

The Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., provides free food assistance Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Valid ID required. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Second Glance

Second Glance Thrift Store, 2 Pond Road, has extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Shop for clothing, household goods, books, collectibles, furniture and more. The donation center is open during regular business hours. Furniture pickup is available by appointment. A tax receipt is available upon request. All proceeds support The Open Door. Call 978-283-4298 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Parent support group

HEART, a group founded by mothers of gay children on Cape Ann, meets monthly to share thoughts and experiences and to offer support to other parents of gay children. Whether your child is 5 or 35, you are welcome to join us in a safe, comfortable setting. Meetings are one morning a month. You are strongly encouraged to call one of us to meet one-on-one if that is more comfortable for you. Call Diane Polley at 508-641-5535 or Judy Friend 978-283-1306.

Hospice volunteers

VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

Handyman for seniors

The Council on Aging has a handyman, a retired carpenter, available to help Gloucester and Rockport seniors with inside and outside work at a reduced cost. To make an appointment, call the Rose Baker Senior Center at 978-281-9765 and leave your contact information and a brief description of the work needed.

SCORE program

SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance), every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE’s accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org or call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.

Cape Ann Referral Group

The Cape Ann Referral Group, a membership of local business networking and referrals, meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on Eastern Avenue. Visit www.CapeAnnBiz.com.

Annisquam Exchange

The Annisquam Exchange, a nonprofit fine consignments shop is open for the season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays. A portion of consignments is gifted back to the community to help those in need.

Launch the Adventure

Schooner Adventure is looking for electricians, plumbers, painters and other capable volunteers to help with projects needed for USCG certification. Call 978-281-8079 or email info@schooner-adventure.org.

Waterfront walking tours

Join Schooner Adventure for a stroll along Gloucester’s working waterfront and visit sites where maritime companies once reigned on the harbor’s edge. Old maps and historic photos will take you back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, the heyday of Gloucester’s fishing. The 90-minute tours start at 10 a.m. Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 3, 17 and 31, and Sept. 14 (weather permitting) at the Fisherman’s Memorial statue and ends at the Fitz Henry (Hugh) Lane House on Harbor Loop. Cost is $5 per person. Wear walking shoes.

Cancer Survivors Support Group

Cancer Survivors Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St., Gloucester.

Seacoast Seven Road Race

The Friends of Seacoast will host its 10th annual Seacoast Seven Road Race on Saturday, July 20, beginning at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.seacoastseven.com, or send information to: Alison Cox, Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Race day registration at start line tent is at 6:30 a.m. Advance registration is $25, $30 day of race. Cash prizes and awards.

Sunset boat cruise

SeniorCare will sponsor its fourth annual sunset boat cruise Thursday, July 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the Hurricane II, out of Gloucester. Tickets are $30 per person. Sponsorships are also available. Proceeds benefit services for local elders and disabled adults. Raffles, door prizes, picnic, music and more. Call 978-281-1750.

Memorial race

The 47th annual S.S. Crocker Memorial Race, held off the coast of Manchester, will take place Saturday, July 13. The race, which is open to all sailboats, is a fun-filled family event. Awards are given for first, second and third in each class. Wood and Fiberglass boats are welcome. Event is jointly sponsored by the Manchester Yacht Club and the Manchester Harbor Boat Club. Visit www.sscrockerrace.com.

Adult Education

Action Inc’s Adult Basic Education classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Action’s main offices, 80 Main St. Classes include reading, writing, math, work skills and referrals to support services as needed. Call 978-282-1000 or visit www.actioninc.org.

Police Relief Association

The Gloucester Police Relief Association will sponsor a “USWF Wrestling Show” on Friday, July 19, 7 p.m., at Talbot Rink, 32 Cherry St. The association is publishing its yearbook and will be soliciting businesses and residents. Proceeds support the betterment of the organization. This is the only association soliciting businesses and residents exclusively for the Gloucester Police Relief Association. Call Kevin Sauer at 857-526-5654.

Blood drive

In response to the Marathon bombing, Jalapeños and Gloucester firefighters will host an American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Jalapeños, 86 Main St. Palazola’s Sporting Goods, 85 Main St., will provide several parking spaces for those donating. Jalapeños will also donate a $20 gift card to those who donate, and Addison Gilbert Hospital will provide a gift bag to each donor. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-in guests are also welcome. Call Amy Randazza at 978-390-3820 or visit Jalapeños on Facebook.

Golf tournament

The 10th annual Lyons Ambulance Golf Tournament to benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at Bass Rocks Golf Club. To register, email alice.coogan@lahey.org or call 781-744-5419, or email dsacco@nhshealth.org or call 978-283-4000, ext. 596.