Thursday, Nov. 29
Manchester Division Party, 5 to 8 p.m., featuring the Lucky Nine Drawing at The Landing (tickets $25; grand prize $1,000, more than 20 prizes in all!)
Friday, Nov. 30
Shop Manchester Night. 4 to 9 p.m. Get a Shop Manchester Night Passbook from participating stores, collect stamps from all participating shops,redeeem passbook to The Landing for a complimentary drink and a gift pack of gift certificates from local merchants valued at over $200! Enter drawing for Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Santa arrives by tug boat, Jingle Bell Walk, Surfari’s Stand Up Paddleboard’s harbor “parade,” weekend shop-around event, Pancake Breakfast.
“Holiday’s & Wintertide: An Evening with Chelsea Berry & Friends,” 7 p.m., Crowell Chapel in Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester. Features Rockport’s John Rockwell, and husband and wife duo Joe Cardoza and Renée Dupuis. $20 per ticket, or reserve an entire pew for 6-8 guests. For tickets, visit www.attendstar.com or call 617-694-6892. Portion of ticket sales benefit The Historic Manchester Trust.
Sons of the American Legion Manchester holiday dinner and raffle, 6 p.m., at the Manchester Legion, 14 Church St., Chicken Cordon Bleu main course, raffle tickets $25, only 100 to be sold. Tickets in advance, $12; $15 at the door.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Concert and weekend shop around event, Friendship Tree lighting, and shop around prize winners announced
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Manchester COA shopping trip to Walmart Plaza in Seabrook, N.H., Van pick-up at 11 a.m.— return by 2:30 p.m. Call 978-526-7500.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Manchester COA luncheon at The Landing at Seven Central, noon. Chowder or salad, steak tips, baked scrod or chicken Alfredo, potato, veggies, bread, butter, dessert. $15. Prepaid reservations in the COA office by Dec. 7. Transportation available. Call 978-526-7500.
Friday, Dec. 14
Manchester COA’s monthly trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, 9:30 a.m. van departure, returns around noon. Allow one hour or so for shopping at Trader Joe’s or other store in plaza. To register, call 978-526-7500.