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November 16, 2012

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Middle Street Harvest Festival, events take place throughout the day at venues along Middle Street.

Thanksgiving Harvest Market, sponsored by the Cape Ann Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle and Church streets. Local produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, Trupiano sausage, pasta and maple syrup. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org. Call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.

Country Cupboard Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St. Handmade crafts, fish chowder luncheon, holiday decorations, “Cookie Walk” bake sale, silent auction, jewelry and more. Thrift Shop open. Free. Park at 33 Washington St.

Harvest for Grace concert, “Celtic Music of the Sea & Season,” 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle Street. Family-friendly community concert to benefit The Grace Center of Gloucester. Pre-concert coffee and dessert, 1 to 2 p.m., Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St.

Holy Family Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall (St. Ann’s Hall) Pleasant St. Thanksgiving bake sale, Sugar and Spice table, Chinese Raffle, wheel of fortune, win an I Pad, Kindle, Beats. Shop at the Christmas table for jewelry and treasures.

Open Door Thanksgiving food drive with North Shore 104.9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shaw’s on Eastern Avenue, Stop & Shop on Thatcher Road, and Market Basket at Gloucester Crossing. Most needed: Tuna, peanut butter, cereal and juice. www.foodpantry.org.

Suicide survivors simultaneous healing network, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., BankGloucester, 160 Main St. Share in simultaneous conferences. $10 suggested donation. Contact Anita Pandolfe Ruchman at apr822@verizon.net or 978-546-6599.

Go To Top, 10 a.m. to noon, Sawyer Free Library Friend Room. Harvest Storytime with drop-in craft, as part of Middle Street Harvest Celebration. Harvest crafts and card-making from 10 a.m. to noon.

Gloucester High School Docksiders wine tasting, concert and live auction, 6 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant. Guest auctioneer: Sen. Bruce Tarr. $25.

Monday, Nov. 19

Thanksgiving turkey give-away, 7:30 p.m., parish hall, Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St. 51 turkeys, more than 200 prizes, sweet bread, vegetables and cider.

AMVETS Post 32 monthly “Friends of AMVETS 500-Club” scholarship drawing, 7 p.m., Post function hall, 14 Prospect St. One week early, for “Thanksgiving” gift certificate extra door prizes. Open to the public, $5 per number. Supports AMVETS scholarships. Call Pete Tibbetts, 978-281-0681 or Tom Glenn, 978-283-7516.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Community Thanksgiving dinner, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, beverages and favorite pies. Freewill offering. All welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

AMVETS Post 32’s monthly business meeting, 7:30 p.m., Post function hall. All Veteran members urged to attend to business. Must be in “good standing” (dues paid for current year) to attend meetings; contact 1st Vice-Commander Kevin Burgess to pay dues.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Dog Town walking tour, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Departs from 13 Applecart Road, Rockport. Rain or shine. Celebrates Toad Hall Bookstore’s 40th anniversary. Call Eric Hutchins at 978-546-6425.

Friday, Nov. 23

Downtown Gloucester Black Friday, 26 stores open at 6 a.m. Good cheer, family fun and great discounts. Many of the shops are on Main Street as well as nearby streets.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 8 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Cape Ann Symphony’s Make A Joyful Noise: Holiday Pops Concert, 2 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Vocals of Renese King, updated audience sing-along and holiday music for all ages. $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Gloucester holiday parade and tree-lighting, 3 p.m. Santa at Kent Circle. Christmas float creators, walker teams, music groups. 978-281-1227. Email weather.vane@verizon.net.

Emblem Club holiday penny sale, 7:30 p.m., 101 Atlantic Road. Ham basket with all the fixings raffled off. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. 978-283-7460.

Friday, Nov. 30

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.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, white elephant items and baked goods.

Christmas Craft Fair and Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Gloucester Congregational Church, Essex Avenue. Craft items, Christmas decorations, Cookie Walk, bake table and lunch with Santa. To rent a table, call Pete Haskell at 978-546-2837.

Beeman School’s PTO holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 138 Cherry St. Games, arts and crafts, spin art, sand art, gingerbread house kits, raffles, silent auction and lunch. All proceeds benefit school’s enrichment programs.

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas fair, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, Leonard Street. Fresh holiday greens, centerpieces, wreaths and plants; handcrafts and silent auction. Lunch seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $15 per person. Reservations recommended; call 978-283-2247.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Cape Ann TV’s annual Santa party, 3 to 7 p.m., 38 Blackburn Center. Children invited to meet Santa Claus. Meetings with Santa will be videotaped and shown on CATV’s Channel 12 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Free and open to the public. CATV is a Project Uplift children’s toy and teen present collection site. 978-281-2443. www.capeanntv.wordpress.com.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Stroke Club’s annual Christmas pot-luck supper and gift exchange, 4 p.m., Logan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Use front door entrance. Bring favorite dish, dessert or beverage, and $5 wrapped gift. Family, friends and new members welcome. Call Cynthia at 978-283-2633 or Virginia at 978-283-3968.

Friday, Dec. 7

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.

Friday, Dec. 14

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.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Candlelight Solstice Stroll Ravenswood Park, 4 to 6 p.m. Followed by warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring nonperishable item for The Open Door Food Pantry. Free for Trustees of Reservations members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Friday, Dec. 21

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.

Friday, Dec. 28

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.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.

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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.