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May 4, 2013

Essex Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Tuesday May 7

Book group, 9:30 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library. Topic: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. All welcome.

Wednesday, may 8

“Art in the Shipyard,” 3:30 to 5 p.m., Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Eight weekly Wednesday sessions; $5 per session; $30 for all eight. For young artists using museum’s shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials provided. All ages welcome. Email education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. 978-768-6441.

Thursday, May 9

Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking at Good Harbor Beach, with regular trolley service to and from event. $15, $10 for children under 10. Tickets at door. 978-283-6776. www.foodpantry.org.

Saturday, May 11

Tree planning ceremony in honor of Mike Costello, 9:30 a.m., Shepard Memorial Park. Hosted by Essex Division of Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, may 15

“Art in the Shipyard,” 3:30 to 5 p.m., Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Eight weekly Wednesday sessions; $5 per session; $30 for all eight. For young artists using museum’s shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials provided. All ages welcome. Email education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. 978-768-6441.

Saturday, May 18

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day, 8 a.m. to noon, behind Fire Station. Essex residents only. Registration, including amounts of material, required; call 978-768-6262.

Saturday, May 25

Free Artist’s Plein Air Day at Cogswell’s Grant, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 60 Spring St., Essex. Artists from all over North Shore paint beautiful vistas including Essex River, Great Marsh, landscapes, and 18th century historic house and barns. Free beverages and snacks, Free museum tour for artists. Call Kristen Weiss at 978-768-3632.

Saturday, June 1

Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari with Tamron, 8 a.m. to noon, Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Ave.