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November 28, 2012

Essex Goings On

Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to gdt@gloucestertimes.com or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person’s name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event. Due to the volume of goings on listings received by the paper, listings are alternated once they run and the same listings are not printed every day.

Story hour

Children, ages 3-5 with a caregiver, can enjoy songs, stories, crafts and fun Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Call 978-768-7410 or email dfrench@mvlc.org.

Game night

Game night, for teens in grades seven to 12, will take place Friday, Nov. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Snacks, door prize and lots of board games available.

Cursillo ultreya

The Cape Ann cursillo community will host its next ultreya and pot-luck Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. John the Baptist Church in Essex. The pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome and need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.

Nutcracker party

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., children 5 and older, can settle into the season at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library with storyteller Carolyn Martino narrating the spellbinding Christmas classic “The Nutcracker,” followed by holiday fare. Tickets are free, but always a sell out! Call 978-768-7410 asap, or email awanner@mvlc.org to reserve your seat. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Holiday baskets

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.

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