Wednesday, nov. 28
Women’s Bible study with Beth Moore, “James: Mercy Triumphs,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Essex. Child care is available. Call Rama at 978-768-3319.
Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI business breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m., visitors are invited to this business referral organization, meets every Wednesday at the Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave.
Story hour for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver, 10 a.m. T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Call 978-768-7410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy songs, stories, crafts and fun.
Friday, Nov. 30
Game night, for teens in grades seven to 12, 6 to 8 p.m., T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 St. Martin St. Snacks, door prizes and lots of board games.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Cape Ann TV’s annual Santa party, 3 to 7 p.m., 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester. 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.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Christmas concert, “The Reason for the Season,” 7 to 9 p.m., Emmanuel Community Church, 180 Western Ave. Music, comedy, food and fun for all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m. Donations appreciated.
Nutcracker party, 2 p.m., T.O.H.P. Burnham Library. “The Nutcracker” with storyteller Carolyn Martino, For children 5 and older. Followed by holiday fare. Free, but space limited. To register, call 978-768-7410 asap, or email email@example.com.
Cape Ann cursillo community ultreya and pot-luck supper, 5 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church in Essex. Ultreya follows potluck at 6 p.m. All are welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend.. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.