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September 24, 2013

Essex Goings On

Cruising Chile

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St., will offer a program titled “Cruising Engineless in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Ben and Anna left from San Francisco in 2010 on their engineless 28’ ferro cement sloop, s/v Inga, and have been cruising south ever since. Join them for pictures and stories from their most recent leg sailing through 1,200 nautical miles of the Chilean fjords and channels. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 978-768-7541.

Ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Essex River Cultural District and the Historic Essex Walking Tour to be held at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on September 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Join us to celebrate these two new important additions to the Essex landscape!

Cursillo ultreya

The Cape Ann Cursillo Community will hold its first ultreya and pot-luck of the season Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. John’s 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.

Blood pressure clinics

The Essex Council on Aging holds a blood pressure clinic the third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m., at the Senior Center, 17 Pickering St.

Monthly lunches

Seniors age 60 and over are invited to lunch at the Essex Senior Center on the first and third Thursday of the month. Lunch is provided by SeniorCare. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations, call 978-768-7932.

Bible study

A women’s Bible study with Beth Moore, “James: Mercy Triumphs,” will be held Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Essex. Child care is available. Call Rama at 978-768-3319.

Meals on Wheels

SeniorCare Meals on Wheels program seeks volunteer drivers in Essex. Call SeniorCare’s Nutrition Department at 978-281-1750 or toll-free at 1-866-927-1050.

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