Saturday, July 9

Historic Essex-side launch of Schooner Ardelle, 6 to 7 p.m., depending on high-tide. Recommended viewing area: Essex Shipbuilding Museum, adjacent to Harold Burnham's shipbuilding yard.

Monday, July 11

"A World of Music" with performer John Root, 4 p.m., T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. All ages welcome. Free admission, but ticket required. For tickets, stop by circulation desk. 978-768-7410.

Wednesday, July 13

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Saturday, July 16

"Run for the Hills" trail run, 9 a.m., Pingree Reservation. Park at Pingree School, 537 Highland St., Hamilton. To raise public awareness of Greenbelt's extensive local trail network. www.ecga.org/trailrun.html. 978-768-7241.

Wednesday, July 20

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

"Round the World Puppet Show," 4:45 p.m., T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. All ages welcome. Free admission, but ticket required. For tickets, stop by circulation desk or call 978-768-7410.

Thursday, July 21

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's annual auction, Woodman's Essex Room, 121 Main St. Trips to Africa, six nights aboard the schooner American Eagle, New England vacation packages, Red Sox tickets and more. www.capeannchamber.com. 978-283-1601. E-mail tim@capeannchamber.com.

Sunday, July 24

Annual sunset cruise around Gloucester Harbor, sponsored by First Universalist (UU) Church of Essex, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Music, food, drink and dancing. $35. Proceeds benefit community outreach work. For reservations, call 978-283-3108.

Wednesday, July 27

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Thursday, July 28

World Fair, 10 a.m. to noon, T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of countries all around the globe, without leaving town. All ages welcome. Enjoy ethnic foods, games, music and various activities. 978-768-7410.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Newcomers always welcome at this business referral organization's regular Wednesday breakfasts.

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