Listings may be sent to: Goings On, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; emailed to Joann Mackenzie at jomackenzie@gloucestertimes.com or Christina Parisi at cparisi@gloucestertimes.com; or faxed to 978-282-4397, at least two weeks prior to the event.

Christmas tree sale

Gloucester Boy Scout Troop 112 will sell Christmas trees in the parking lot of the Tyrian-Ashler-Acacia Lodge, 27 Eastern Ave., weather permitting, on these days: Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 12, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. A variety of tree sizes will be available. Funds support troop activities and projects.

Gift-making workshop

Children, ages 5-12, are invited to make nautically-inspired presents at Maritime Gloucester on Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to noon, in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Cost is $5 per child for members, $8 per child for nonmembers. Parents/guardians must attend. Registration required; www.maritimegloucester.org/visit/events. Call 978 281-0470 or email mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives on these days:

Dec. 4, 2 to 7 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe St.

Dec. 15, 2 to 7 p.m., Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.

Solstice stroll

The Trustees of Reservations will host a candlelight solstice stroll in Ravenswood Park on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Stroll followed by a warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring a nonperishable item for donation to The Open Door food pantry. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, free for children. To preregister, visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Lights of Love

Addison Gilbert Hospital’s seventh annual celebration of life and hope – Lights of Love – will this year be held in honor of the beloved memory of Tina Ketchopulos on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. Co-founded by Sue Kyle, who fought a five-year battle with colon cancer, and her partner Shawn Wilson, Lights of Love was founded to ensure that Cape Ann residents can benefit from the cancer care team at AGH, Raising over $116,000 in support, and funding special care packages to new cancer patients. For more information or to make a donation: visit addisongilbert.org/lightsoflove.

High Seas Adventures

On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. the Cape Ann Museum presents ‘The Brig Pickering’ of Gloucester and Boston, with author Howard Resnikoff discussing highlights from his new book, ‘The Riddle of the Rambler,’ the world-wide adventures of three merchant brigs from Gloucester and Boston and the men who owned and sailed them, including in the early 19th century, Captain Elias Davis. The talk will be held in conjunction with the museum’s Captain Elias Davis House holidays viewing tours on Dec. 6, 13 and 20. For more information, visit: www.capeannmuseum.org.

Elias Davis House tours

The historic Captain Elias Davis House (1804) will be decorated for the holiday season and open for Saturday tours during the month of December. Built between 1799 and 1804 for Lucy Haskell Davis and her husband Elias Davis, Sr., the house is a noteworthy example of early Federal architecture and is furnished with some of Cape Ann Museum’s finest examples of early American furniture and decorative arts. Tours will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on

Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13, and 20; free to Cape Ann Museum members or with museum admission. As part of Gloucester’s Middle Street Walk on Saturday, Dec. 13, the Museum will be free and open to the public all day, with a family friendly tour of the Davis House at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit:

www.capeannmuseum.org

‘Lighthouses of Cape Ann’

Cape Ann Museum will present “Lighthouses of Cape Ann,” an illustrated talk with New England lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entrement, on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. Program is free for members or with museum admission. Call 978-283-0455, ext. 16, or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Gyotaku fish printing

Learn the Japanese craft of fish printing at Maritime Gloucester on Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. An assortment of gift items will be available to print, and refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Registration required; visit www.maritimegloucester.org/visit/events. Call 978-281-0470 or email mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.

Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser

A Texas Hold ‘Em tournament to support the 2015 Boston Marathon’s Team Hoyt will take place Saturday, Nov. 29, at the St. Peter’s Club, 10 Rogers St. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the tournament at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance, $100 at the door. For tickets, call Meghan at 978-302-8816 or Mark at 978-423-1797. Proceeds benefit The Hoyt Foundation Inc.

Coping with holidays

The Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing, a program of Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will hold a free workshop to help people cope with the loss of a loved one this holiday season. Coping with the Holidays will be held Monday, Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., at BankGloucester, 160 Main St. Space is limited. Advance registration required; call 978-774-5100 or visit www.CareDimensions.org.

Symphony’s Holiday Pops

The Cape Ann Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert, featuring the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts, will kick off the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m., at the Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Auditorium is handicapped-accessible. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for young adults, free for children 18 and under. Program includes Robert J. Bradshaw’s “Yankee Swap!,” Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and more. A reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., following the concert, at American Legion Hall in Manchester. Reception features a light buffet by Beach Gourmet and entertainment by Nate Weaver and Brittany Betts. Reception tickets are $25. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Seniors learn Facebook

The Council on Aging Computer Program volunteers are offering seminars for seniors interested in learning social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, etc. To sign up, stop by the reception desk at the Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765.

Legion Post open

The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 opens its smoke-free lounge for members and guests, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, at noon; and is open during many holidays. The upstairs hall may be rented for special events. Call 978-283-9710 after 3 p.m. for information.

Notary services

Notary public services for seniors are available at the Rose Baker Senior Center, without a cost, by appointment; call 978-281-9765.

Writers sought

The Finish Line Writer’s Group, affiliated with and meeting at the Gloucester Writer’s Center since September 2011, is seeking a new members. It is not necessary that you are planning to publish a novel or taking up freelance writing for a living. All forms of writing are welcome. Friendly, relaxed and supportive group is looking for members who are dedicated to attend and participate in writing on a regular basis and improving skills; submitting periodically to the group for feedback; and committed to providing positive, constructive feedback. Meets every other Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at GWC, 126 East Main St. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org. Send name and email address to Barbara Boudreau at bbboudreau@ymail.com with “Gloucester Writer’s Center” in the subject line.

Open Door meals

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., serves a family-style meal from 5 to 6 p.m., and Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m. Call 978-283-6776 ext. 204, for a free van ride. Visit www.foodpantry.org.

Tai chi classes

Certified tai chi instructor conducts tai chi sessions at the Rose Baker Senior Center every Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and again on Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To register, call 978-281-9765.

Weight loss clinic

Cape Ann Weight Loss Clinic provides a program based on individual goals, determined through health assessment. Fitness director Nicole Bembridge helps implement your five-week program, with nutritional guidance and motivation. Classes are one hour and 15 minutes and includes unlimited email and phone contact. Contact Nicole Bembridge at 978-283-0470 or bembridgen@northshoreymca.org.

North Shore Friends

Every Sunday, the North Shore Friends (Quakers) meet at 10 a.m. 978-283-4585.

AWANA Kids Club

AWANA is a Christian kids club mixing fun games and activities with thoughtful devotions and Bible memorization. Open to preschool children through grade six, meeting Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson St. Call 978-281-3941.

ESOL at the library

Wellspring Adult Learning Center provides ESOL courses at Sawyer Free Library, with free tutoring and small group classes in English for non-native speakers. The center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursday nights, 5:30 to 8. Walk-ins welcome. Call 978-281-9763, ext. 23.

Entrepreneurial seminar

Cape Ann Business Incubator’s Center for Entrepreneurial Development holds free lunchtime workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at 33 Commercial St. Topics include an introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, how to secure financing and more. To RSVP, call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.

Second Glance

Second Glance Thrift Store, 2 Pond Road, has extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Shop for clothing, household goods, books, collectibles, furniture and more. The donation center is open during regular business hours. Furniture pickup is available by appointment. A tax receipt is available upon request. All proceeds support The Open Door. Call 978-283-4298 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Cape Ann Thrift Shop

Trinity Congregational Church’s Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays only. The rest of the week, it is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.

Hospice volunteers

VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

Medical insurance help

For seniors and low-income residents needing help with health insurance forms or information, SHINE counselor Sefatia Romeo is at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765 to schedule an appointment.

Knitting, crocheting group

Every Tuesday, a group meets to knit and crochet items for veterans and other worthy causes, 10 a.m. to noon, at Rose Baker Senior Center. Donations of yarn are always accepted. New members are welcome to join. Stop in or call the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765.

Cap & Ball Drive

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 32 is currently holding a Cap & Ball Drive. Caps and balls will be delivered to the Pease Greeters at Pease Airport in New Hampshire. Pease Greeters are a group of individuals who greet and distribute items to servicemen and women upon deployment or upon their return home. All contributions should be delivered to AMVETS, 14 Prospect St., Gloucester. Patterns for the caps can be found on Facebook or via email.

Bay View Brotherhood

Bay View Brotherhood meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Brotherhood Club Hall, 889 Washington St.

Al-Anon meeting

An Al-Anon meeting, for families and friends affected by someone’s drinking, is held Fridays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at 38 Gloucester Ave.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Cruiseport Gloucester.

Pet adoptions

Stop by Cape Ann Animal Aid at 4 Paws Lane. Located off Route 133, near the junction with Route 128, the shelter holds an Overlooked Pets Adoption Day on the third Thursday of every month. Adoption fees are reduced and are completed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all regular adoption requirements apply. Photos and fees are posted on the shelter’s website, www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com, monthly. Call 978-283-6055.

Military Family Support

The Cape Ann Military Family Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Major Fred W. Ritvo Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave., Gloucester. Those with family and friends serving in the military are welcome to attend. Those wishing to attend to support our military by working on special projects are also invited. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Military families

Gloucester military family members may call the Gloucester Office of Veterans’ Services at 978-281-9740 to register their active-duty family members. Military members’ names will be announced during upcoming city ceremonies.

Business advice

SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance) every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE’s accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org and call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.

Annisquam Exchange

The Annisquam Exchange, a nonprofit fine consignment shop, is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offers China, silver, antiques and collectibles, including many estate pieces, jewelry, gifts, toys, cards, as well as Annisquam apparel and souvenirs. The shop is currently holding a 20 percent off sale. 978-281-0358.

Open Door meals

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., serves a family-style meal from 5 to 6 p.m., and Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m. Call 978-283-6776 ext. 204, for a free van ride. Visit www.foodpantry.org.

Strength training

A new program partnered with the Cape Ann YMCA, Addison Gilbert Hospital and Council on Aging, is being offered for free to seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Mondays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with instructors from AGH and the YMCA providing a simple fitness plan to improve strength and stability. To register, stop by the Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765.

Aqua Seniorcise at the Y

Addison Gilbert Hospital is funding an opportunity for seniors to dive into fitness through a light, fun water aerobics class offered by the Cape Ann YMCA on Tuesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. Register through the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765.

Northern Essex WIC

Northern Essex WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a program providing nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free to Massachusetts families who qualify at the Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St.

GED preparation

The Compass Youth Program of Action Inc. offers HiSET (formally GED) preparation and enrichment courses at its 5 Pleasant St. location. Classes meet Monday-Friday, 12:15 to 3 p.m., and are free to eligible youth. For more information, contact Liz Moran at 978-281-9682 or emoran@actioninc.org.

Drivers needed

The Rose Baker Senior Center assists senior citizens in need of transportation to medical appointments. Drivers are needed for local rides to Addison Gilbert Hospital, the Cape Ann Medical Center, other local medical offices, as well as Beverly Hospital, Lahey Clinic and hospitals in Boston. A mileage stipend is provided. Call Bruce at 978-281-9765.

GED help

Wellspring House Education Center, 302 Essex Ave., offers a free, drop-in GED skills session every Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn and practice GED skills in math, reading and writing; take practice tests; get tips on taking the test that will help you pass; and learn how to deal with stress and anxiety. Call 978-281-3558, ext. 302.

Fishery website

Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery, which is a project by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, has a new website at www.capeannfreshcatch.org. Learn more about the nonprofit program which makes the support of Gloucester fishermen its mission.

NAMI support groups

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts recovery support groups for persons suffering depression or other brain disorders and their families on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and third Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 43 Gloucester Ave. Call 978-281-1557, email namicapeann@comcast.net or visit www.namicapeann.org.

Hospice volunteers

VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

SCORE program

SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance), every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE’s accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org or call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.

Free blood pressure screenings

Free blood pressure screenings are offered each week:

Mondays — 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Health Center, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Appointments not necessary. Not held on Monday holidays.

Wednesdays — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center.

Cap & Ball Drive

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 32 is currently holding a Cap & Ball Drive. Caps and balls will be delivered to the Pease Greeters at Pease Airport in New Hampshire. Pease Greeters are a group of individuals who greet and distribute items to servicemen and women upon deployment or upon their return home. All contributions should be delivered to AMVETS, 14 Prospect St., Gloucester. Patterns for the caps can be found on Facebook or via email.

Bay View Brotherhood

Bay View Brotherhood meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Brotherhood Club Hall, 889 Washington St.

‘Learn to Cope’

The Gloucester Cape Ann Chapter of “Learn to Cope” has moved its day and location. Now meeting on Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St. “Learn to Cope” is a peer led support group for anyone struggling with a loved one’s addiction. Call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org.

Strength training

A new program partnered with the Cape Ann YMCA, Addison Gilbert Hospital and Council on Aging, is being offered for free to seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Mondays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with instructors from AGH and the YMCA providing a simple fitness plan to improve strength and stability. To register, stop by the Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765.

Pathways playgroups

Pathways for Children “Parent & Child Walk & Talk” meets Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at its Cape Ann Families play space, 29 Emerson Ave. Parents, caregivers and children, from birth to age 5, are welcome. Contact Amy Larsen at 978-281-2400, ext. 120, or alarsen@pw4c.org.

Open Door Pantry

The Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., provides free food assistance Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Valid ID required. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Aqua Seniorcise at the Y

Addison Gilbert Hospital is funding an opportunity for seniors to dive into fitness through a light, fun water aerobics class offered by the Cape Ann YMCA on Tuesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. Register through the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765.

Pet adoptions

Stop by Cape Ann Animal Aid at 4 Paws Lane. Located off Route 133, near the junction with Route 128, the shelter holds an Overlooked Pets Adoption Day on the third Thursday of every month. Adoption fees are reduced and are completed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all regular adoption requirements apply. Photos and fees will be posted on the shelter’s website, www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com, monthly. Call 978-283-6055.

Al-Anon meeting

An Al-Anon meeting, for families and friends affected by someone’s drinking, is held Fridays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at 38 Gloucester Ave.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Cruiseport Gloucester.

Military Family Support

The Cape Ann Military Family Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Major Fred W. Ritvo Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave., Gloucester. Those with family and friends serving in the military are welcome to attend. Those wishing to attend to support our military by working on special projects are also invited. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Military families

Gloucester military family members may call the Gloucester Office of Veterans’ Services at 978-281-9740 to register their active-duty family members. Military members’ names will be announced during upcoming city ceremonies.

Lighthouse BNI

The Lighthouse chapter of BNI meets Fridays, 7 to 8:30 a.m., at Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester. Visitors are welcome. For reservations, call Lindsay Thompson at 978-281-3939.

Friday night bingo

Bingo is held in the St. Ann Church hall, 74 Pleasant St., Friday nights at 6:30. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Anyone 18 and older is invited. Proceeds support school and parish programs. Call 978-281-4820.

Business advice

SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance) every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE’s accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org and call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.

Pet therapy

Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, is seeking volunteers with therapy dogs to provide pet therapy to hospice patients in a variety of settings throughout Greater Boston and on the North Shore. Volunteers receive hospice training and ongoing support while visiting hospice patients and their caregivers. Contact Sheryl Meehan at SMeehan@caredimensions.org or 978-750-9321.

Food for fines

November is Food for Fines month at Sawyer Free Library. Take care of your fines and help the Open Door Food Pantry by donating food items. Bring in nonperishable items with your library card and have your fines erased. Needed items are: tuna, juice, soups, peanut butter, pasta sauce, or cereal, but any nonperishable food accepted.

Computer courses

Learn new computer skills or enhance your computer knowledge at the Rose Baker Senior Center’s SeniorNet Computer Learning Lab. Registration for the next session of eight-week classes is now available. Call the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765.

Parkinson’s exercise

On Thursdays, from 2 to 3 p.m., a program offering special exercise for folks with Parkinson’s disease is available at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Improve agility, strength and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.

Tai Chi sessions

Weekly Tai Chi session are offered at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Tuesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. for beginners, and Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., for more advanced participants. Call 978-281-9765.

Aqua Fit for seniors

On Tuesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m., a weekly low-impact exercise program is offered to seniors at the Cape Ann YMCA pool, sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital in partnership with the Cape Ann YMCA and Council on Aging. Sign up at the Senior Center reception desk or call 978-281-9765.

Senior Scrabble

Play Scrabble with seniors every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

Longevity training for seniors

Addison Gilbert Hospital and the Cape Ann YMCA will offer longevity training each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center, without a charge. An experienced instructor from the YMCA will visit the Rose Baker Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. To sign up, call 978-281-9765.

Senior Center art program

The Council on Aging Art Program is offered at the Rose Baker Senior Center each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 a.m. Art projects are on-going. Drawing classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and are open to new participants. Call Juni at 978-281-9765.

Day care program

The Council on Aging offers a supportive day care program each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. The program provides supervised stimulating activities, companionship for seniors and respite for caregivers. Call Christie Parker at 978-281-9765, ext. 20.

Zumba sessions

Each Friday, starting at 10 a.m., Zumba is offered, free of charge, at the Rose Baker Senior Center.

Pillowcase drive

The Gloucester United Methodist Church is holding a pillowcase drive between now and Jan. 1, for its newest mission, “Little Dresses for Africa.” Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases, and distributed through orphanages, churches and schools in Africa. All sewing aid is welcome from bias tape to thread. All pillowcase aid can be dropped of at the church and placed in the specially-marked drop box, located by the ramp door. Call Julie at 978-290-9312.

Project Uplift

Action’s Project Uplift children’s drive is going into full swing toward a holiday season of giving new toys and clothing for kids ages 0-14. Last year

Project Uplift helped 358 economically disadvantaged families make ends meet, providing 680 children with holiday gifts generously donated by

individuals, groups and businesses. Unwrapped toys and clothing may be dropped at donation sites; look for the big white boxes bearing the Action Project

Uplift logo. Gift cards and checks should be mailed to Action, Inc. at 180 Main Street in Gloucester. To donate online and to view the full list of

Project Uplift donation sites, visit: actioninc.org.

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