First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving dinner to the community Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. The traditional menu, prepared by members of the church, will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, beverages and favorite pies. A freewill offering will be taken. All are welcome.
Emblem Club penny sale
The Gloucester Emblem Club No. 339 will hold a holiday penny sale Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., at 101 Atlantic Road. A ham basket with all the fixings will be raffled off. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Call Phil Begeal at 978-283-7460.
The Schooner Adventure will host its holiday tea at the Inn Magnolia on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. Tea tasting, food, live music and a mini fair/auction. Admission is $10. Visit www.schooner-adventure.org, call 978-281-8079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gloucester Health Department will conduct a free flu clinic at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9 to 11 a.m. Appointments are not necessary. Use the Fisher Lobby entrance. Wear short sleeves. Clinic is available to those 6 months and older.
The Trustees of Reservations will offer a candlelight Solstice Stroll in Ravenswood Park on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring a nonperishable item for The Open Door Food Pantry. Cost is $5 for nonmembers, free for members. Registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org, email email@example.com or call 978-281-8400.
The Open Door Food Pantry needs help to provide holiday meal baskets to local families. A donation of $25 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. Make checks payable to: The Open Door, with “turkey” on the memo line, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich. To donate online, visit www.foodpantry.org.