Council on Aging trips, sign up at Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765. July 10-13 — Montreal and Quebec.

Wednesday, July 3

Concert on the Boulevard, 5:30 p.m., Stacy Boulevard just east of the Blynman Bridge. The concert featuring bands Mystery Meat and Runaround Sound, will break when the parade goes by, pick up after it passes, and break again for the fireworks show. The concert will then continue for a half hour after the fireworks end.

Annual Horribles Parade, 6 p.m., from Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, out Centennial Avenue, swings left and proceeds along the harbor side of Western Avenue before winding through Tally’s Corner to Rogers Street. From there, it turns up Manuel F. Lewis Street, then heads left on Main Street and right onto Pleasant Street. The route then takes another left onto Prospect Street, and turns right up Railroad Avenue and right on Washington Street on the way back to Centennial Avenue and down to Gloucester High.

Fireworks show, 9:30 p.m., over the Outer Harbor and Stage Fort Park, 28 Hough Ave.

Saturday, July 6

St. John’s Thrift Shop opens for summer, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays until the end of August, 48 Middle St. Enter from parking lot at 33 Washington St.

Monday, July 8

Minecraft Club for Kids, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friend Room, Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Grades 1-5. Registration required, call 978-283-0455.

Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday Book Group, 4 to 5 p.m., Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. This month: “The Hamilton Affair” by Elizabeth Cobbs. Call 978-283-0455.

Wednesday, July 10

Toddler Time, 10 to 11 a.m., Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Music, songs, stories, crafts and playing for ages 1-3. Call 978-283-0455.

Thursday, July 11

Yoga for Kids with Erin from TreeTop Yoga Studio, 10 a.m. to noon, Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Ages 3 to 8. Register at 978-283-0455.

First meeting of Page2Stage collaboration between the Sawyer Free Library and the Gloucester Stage Company, 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., at the theater, 267 East Main St. Discuss “The 39 Steps” by John Buchan. Discounted $25 tickets to participants at box office; call 978-281-4433.

Friday, July 12

Bow and Trident: Twisted Tales of Greek and Roman Mythology, 10 to 11 a.m., Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, call 978-283-0455.

Saturday, July 13

Pop-up sale of gently used books, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., porch at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Questions? Call 978-283-0455.

Mythology Adventure, 10 a.m. to noon, starts at Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, moves to Cape Ann Museum and ends ArtHaven, 180 Main St. For teens ages 12 to 18 and their families. Registration required;

sunday, July 14

Gloucester High School Class of 1963 reunion barbecue, 11 a.m.. Stage Fort Park, across from the Cupboard, 41 Hough Ave. Bring your own food and beverage; a cook and grill will be on hand. For more details call Bob Whynott at 978-283-8230 or Rick Gonsalves at 351-444-8506.

Wednesday, July 17

Toddler play time, 10 to 11 a.m., Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. For ages 1 to 3, bubbles, stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. All welcome.

Cape Ann Business Incubator Entrepreneurial free lunch seminar, noon to 1 p.m., 33 Commercial St. Introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, securing financing and more. Call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.

thursday, July 18

Teen Celestial Art Night, 3 to 5 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m. , Cape Ann ArtHaven, 76 Rogers St. Create space-themed art using paints and other mediums, inspired by Sawyer Free Library teen summer reading titles. For ages 12 to 18 Register at

Sunday, July 21

Cape Ann Finns Celebrate Heritage concert, 7 p.m., Back Beach Bandstand, Beach Street in Rockport. With guest conductor Paul Niemisto. If it rains, in Rockport High School auditorium, 24 Jerden’s Lane. Questions? Call 978-546-7529, 202-420-8548 or email

thursday, July 25

Curious Creatures Live Animal Presentation, 11 a.m., Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. A hands-on introduction to live and exotic animals from around the world.

saturday, July 27

Snakes of New England with Cape Ann Vernal Pond’s Rick Roth, 10 a.m., Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Meet and learn about live snakes. 978-281-9763.

monday, July 29

Blue Star Planetarium: Oasis in Space interactive program, 10 and 11 a.m., City Hall, 9 Dale Ave. Discover the wonders of the universe in the Blue Star Planetarium, search where water exists in the galaxy, search the solar system.

friday, aug. 16

Nationally acclaimed Native American flutist Jonah Little performs, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Advance discounted sales online at Eventbrite. Also call 978-283-4258 or email for tickets.

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