Ongoing

Register for Council on Aging trips, sign up at Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765. April 6-15 — Sicily. April 11-15 — National Cherry Blossom Festival. May 10-17 — Boston to Bermuda. July 10-13 — Montreal and Quebec Getaway. Oct. 14-20 — Southern Charm.

Friday, April 5

Gloucester High School Theater presents the musical Mamma Mia! , 7 p.m. auditorium, 32 Leslie O Johnson Rd, Gloucester, MA. Tickets at door. Students/Seniors/ Staff: $8 and General Admission: $15 or ahead at gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com for discount.

Skylark Vocal Ensemble performs “Masterpiece,” 7 p.m., Gloucester Meetinghouse, Church and Middle streets, following a 6 p.m. pre-concert talk. Tickets $45 preferred; $30 general: $10 students with ID; free for ages 12 and under. www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

Saturday, April 6

Gloucester’s first surfing competition, Lake Atlantic Invitational, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Good Harbor Beach. Hosted by the UMass Surf Club. Surf permitting. Alternative date, Sunday, April 7. Registration $10, email: UMassSurfClub@gmail.com or call 617-599-4873.

Slow Art Day at Cape Ann Museum, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 27 Pleasant St. Free for museum members or with admission. Reservations required at camuseum.eventbrite.com. Visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 ext. 10.

The Writers group meets, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sawyer Free Library’s Muzzey Room, 2 Dale Ave. Bring current work to share (fiction or nonfiction).

Black flags, blue waters, 2 to 4 p.m., Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Author Eric Jay Dolin presents his latest work, “Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates.”

The Phyllis A Marine Association Annual Meeting and 1950’s Party, 6 to 10 p.m., Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. Emile Gruppe painting raffled. Tickets, $25 at door, online at www.phyllis-a.org or call 978-283-9292.

Gloucester High School Theater presents the musical Mamma Mia! , 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. auditorium, 32 Leslie O Johnson Rd, Gloucester, MA. Tickets at door. Students/Seniors/ Staff: $8 and General Admission: $15 or ahead at gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com for discount.

Monday, April 8

Cape Ann Farmers Market’s dinner and movie fundraiser, 6 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St. Fish Tales and documentary “Local Thirty” and light dinner fare. $60, or $40 with a CAFM membership. Advance tickets at www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org or call 978-290-2717. Credit card or PayPal accepted.

Tuesday, April 9

Duplicate Bridge, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. All ages welcome. $2 entry fee. 978-257-9132

Mah Jongg class starts, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sawyer Free Library main floor, 2 Dale Ave. Registration required! This is an 8 week session, facilitated by teacher Rose.

Tuesday Book Club, 4 to 5 p.m., Byers-Davidson Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. This month’s book is For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway.

Women’s Community Club of Magnolia meeting, 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Library Center. Business topic is “Let’s Talk Things Over.”Ashley Grimes talks Keto diet plan, recipes.

Wednesday, April 10

State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Constituent Services , 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rose Baker Senior: all are welcome. 

Toddler Time playtime, 10 to 11 a.m. Sawyer Free Library Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave. You and your child, 1 to 3 years, and bubbles, stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft.

Easter Penny Sale, 7 p.m., Gloucester Fraternity Club, Ladies Auxiliary, 27 Webster St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

Thursday afternoon chess, 1:30 pm, at the Rose Baker Senior Center; materials provided, including instruction. Also, Ping Pong, Billiards, Cribbage, Scrabble, Bridge. 

Treasure Islands presented by professional conservationist, Chris Leahy, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sawyer Free Library Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave. The 50 islands between Nahant Bay and Cape Ann designated as the Essex County Coastal Birds Islands Important Bird Area.

Friday, April 12

Musical Time with Ruthanne Paulson, 10 to 11 a.m. Sawyer Free Library Friend Room.“Ducks Like the Rain!” Spring is on the way! A morning of song, dance, stories & musical fun!

saturday, April 13

Chess Club meets in the Muzzey and ByersDavidson Room, 10 a.m. to noon, Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave. Learn to play with out chess boards!c

League of Women Voters of Cape Ann meet, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Middle St. All are welcome. Visit: www.lwvcapeann.org, or call 978-865-3864.

Dads & Donuts, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sawyer Free Library Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave. Kids, bring your favorite adult for stories, music, crafts, and donuts!

Green Places Green Spaces opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. To showcase exhibit of photographer Esther Pullman retrospective works. Free for CAM members; $10 admission for nonmembers. Talk is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call 978-283-0455 ext. 10, or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Archie Stewart of Kite Education teaches a workshop. Make a kite for $10 or learn to fly one for free. Woodman’s of Essex free chowder! 60 Spring Street, Essex. Call 978-768-3632.

Wednesday, April 17

Introduction to Medicare for those turning 65 or thinking of retiring, 6 to 7:30 p.m., SeniorCare, 49 Blackburn Circle. Learn about the structure of Medicare, when to enroll, and how to choose. Register at 978-281-1750 or visit www.seniorcareinc.org.

NAMI Cape Ann Annual Meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 43 Gloucester Ave., second floor, Suite 2A/2B, in Gloucester. Light refreshments.

Thursday, April 18 

Gloucester Council on Aging Memoir Writers Meet at Rose Baker Senior Center, 10 a.m. New participants always welcome.

Let’s Talk Program at Rose Baker Senior Center, 10 a.m. Videos, discussion on depression, loneliness, recovery from difficult circumstances; share experiences. Call 978-281-9765 or sign up at reception desk.

Thursday afternoon chess, 1:30 pm, at the Rose Baker Senior Center; materials provided, including instruction. Also, Ping Pong, Billiards, Cribbage, Scrabble, Bridge. 

Saturday, April 20

Women’s Community Club of Magnolia annual Easter Bake Sale, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Magnolia Library Center, corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. Supports our scholarship fund.

wednesday, April 24 

Senior Dine & Learn Program begins, a monthly opportunity for seniors to enjoy hot meal and a presentation at the Addison Gilbert Hospital cafeteria. Call 978-281-9765 ext. 22 to sign up.

thursday, april 25

Fall Risk Screening at Rose Baker Senior Center, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Gordon Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness will provide fall risk screenings/results and more. Sign up at the reception desk or call 978-281-9765.

Thursday afternoon chess, 1:30 pm, at the Rose Baker Senior Center; materials provided, including instruction. Also, Ping Pong, Billiards, Cribbage, Scrabble, Bridge. 

Stock Market Seminar, 1 to 3 p.m. Rose Baker Senior Center. A two-hour presentation entitled How to Read Stock Charts. Call 978-281-9765 to sign up.

Friday, April 26

Seniors free trip to Register of Motor Vehicles, last Friday of every month, sponsored by Gloucester Council on Aging. Sign up at the Senior Center reception desk.

monday, April 29                         

Podiatrist visits the Rose Baker Senior Center, sign up for appointment with Dr. Matthew Butler at 978-281-9765.

History Slideshow at the Rose Baker Senior Center, 10 a.m. with researcher Beth Welin will presenting Main Street Part I, Rare photos and information, light refreshments.

Saturday, May 18

Cape Ann Symphony’s “From the New World and Beyond,” 7:30 p.m., Manchester Essex High School, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Luica Lin and Owen Young join CAS orchestra to perform Rozsa’s “Sinfonia Concertante” and “Parade of the Charioteers,” and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” $43 for adults, $38 for seniors, $15 for students, $5 for youth (12 and under). 978-281-0543, www.capeannsymphony.org

Sunday, May 19

Cape Ann Symphony’s “From the New World and Beyond,” 2 p.m., Ipswich High School, 134 High St., Ipswich. Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Luica Lin and Owen Young join CAS orchestra to perform Rozsa’s “Sinfonia Concertante” and “Parade of the Charioteers,” and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” $43 for adults, $38 for seniors, $15 for students (any age), $5 for youth (12 and under). 978-281-0543. www.capeannsymphony.org

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Monday,

NIA exercise class, 1 to 2 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free program for seniors combines yoga, tae kwon do, jazz, tai chi and modern dance. 978-281-9765.

Live music and dancing, 1 to 3 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Music by Good Ole Salty Jazz Band.

“Cape Ann Meditates” meets 6 to 7:15 p.m., Gloucester Yoga Collective, 114 Main St, 2nd fl., Gloucester. Wear comfortable clothes and please arrive on time. All are welcome. Beginners encouraged. $5.00 per person. For more information call Annette Dion at 978-239-3586

Tong Ren Energy Healing Circle, 7 to 8 p.m., Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave. Free; $10 donation suggested. 978-852-0066.

Tuesday,

Tai Chi sessions, 9 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Register: 978-281-9765.

Knitting and crochet group, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Volunteers make items for veterans and others. New members welcome. Materials provided. 978-281-9765.

Senior Center walking group, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. 978-281-9765.

Gentle Mat Yoga, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Offered by Council on Aging. 978-281-9765.

Singing Seniors, 11:15 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Vocal exercise and singing fun. Register: 978-281-9765.

Senior Scrabble, 12:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. New members welcome. 978-281-9765.

Device Advice, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sawyer free library, 2 Dale Ave. . Appointments: 978-281-9763, ext. 21.

Wednesday,

VNA nurse available for seniors, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Wellness checks, and blood pressure and diabetes screenings. Appointments: 978-281-9765.

Senior shopping trip, CATA bus leaves Rose Baker Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. for Liberty Tree and North Shore malls. Round-trip is $5 per person. 978-281-9765.

Chess players group, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Boards, pieces and instruction provided. Sign up at front desk or call 978-281-9765.

Cape Ann Business Incubator’s free lunchtime entrepreneurial seminar, noon to 1 p.m., 33 Commercial St. Introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, how to secure financing and more. To RSVP, call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.

Relaxation and Stretching Chair Yoga, 12:15 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Offered by Council on Aging. 978-281-9765.

Mindful Wellness program, 1 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free. Learn how focused attention, gentle movement and proper breathing can allow the body to heal itself and relax. 978-281-9765.

Learn to Cope, a peer-led support organization for those coping with a loved one struggling with addiction, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. www.Learn2cope.org. 508-245-1050.

Thursday,

Gentle Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Offered by Council on Aging. 978-281-9765.

Senior Center walking group, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. 978-281-9765.

Improve Your Posture class, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Space limited; sign up at front desk. Offered by Council on Aging.

Bridge and Whist group, 1 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. 978-281-9765.

Chess players meet, 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Boards, pieces and instruction provided. 978-281-9765.

Parkinson’s exercise program, 2 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free. 978-281-9765.

Friday,

Zumba sessions, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free. New members welcome.

Tai Chi sessions, 11 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Register: 978-281-9765.

Figure/life sketch group (long pose), 1 to 4 p.m., Rockport Art Association,, 12 Main St., Rockport. Use Stone Barn Lane entrance. 978-546-6604.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Msgr. Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church. Ages: 18 and older. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Al-Anon Family Group, 7 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Open to families of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free.