Wednesday, May 1
Education forum, “Access and Empowerment: Technology as a Game-Changer in the 21st Century Classroom,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester, Rowe’s Square. Guest speaker: Alan November. Free to the public; sponsored by Gloucester Education Foundation and Gloucester Public School District, 978-282-5550. email@example.com.
Poet Mary Baine Campbell and photographer, writer and artist John Engstrom read from their works, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Parking available across the street. www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Thursday, May 2
Peter Anastas and David Rich reads works by Vincent Ferrini, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Parking available across street. www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Friday, May 3
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.
Chorus North Shore’s Honors Youth Choir presents “Music Shall Live,” 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. $18; visit www.rockportmusic.org or call 978-546-7391.
Saturday MAY 4
Cape Ann Cursillo Community pot-luck, 5 p.m., St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish. Ultreya follows at 6 p.m. 978-879-3655.
Sunday, May 5
Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s annual brunch, 11:30 a.m., The Tavern on the Harbor, 30 Western Ave. Public welcome. $45. For tickets, visit www.gloucesterdemocrats.org; mail checks to: GDCC, P.O. Box 111, Gloucester, MA 10931; or pick up at door.
“Five Wishes” film program, 4 p.m., Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., corner of Middle and Church, downstairs in the vestry. Free. Registered nurse Ginny Cohen discusses end-of-life issues. 978-283-3410.
Cape Ann Forum, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Church and Middle streets. Veteran diplomat William “Mark” Bellamy discusses “As Africa Rises, China Seeks an Edge.” Free and open to public. Scholarship recipients announced. www.capeannforum.org.
Monday, May 6
Wellspring’s 15th annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers. Keynote speaker: Karen Keating Ansara. www.wellspringhouse.org. 978-281-3558.