Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Holidays are Happening. Soooo Much to do This Weekend



I love this time of year. Fairs, food festivals and lots of fun family activities fill our weekends with community and crafts and reasons to shop local and reconnect with our neighbors. Here's the first week of holiday happenings on Cape Ann

Taste of Magnolia

Friday, November 22, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 pm
19th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event
Games & Silent Auction
Taste Select Fine Wines & Craft Beers
Sample Great Food by Local Restaurants
Must be at least 21 years of age
All proceeds support the Magnolia Library & Community Center
Please call Donna Kecyk at 978-290-3734 or email – donnakecyk74@hotmail
Tickets $30 all food & Drinks included

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November 23rd we will be celebrating Middle Street. The day will begin with a Pancake Breakfast at Trinity. Other activities of the day include St. John's "Country Cupboard Fair", Farmer's Market at the U.U. Church, Children's Activities at the YMCA, Sargent House Tours, Art Haven, The Firehouse, and the Library. At 2:00 p.m. The Annual Grace Center Concert at the U.U. Church will conclude the Harvest Festival. Come one, Come all to help celebrate our history.

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On Saturday, November 23rd
9 am to 12 p.m.
The Cape Ann Farmers Market will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Market at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on 10 Church Street (on the corner of Middle and Church). Over 20 vendors, including Alprilla Farm, Trupiano Sausage, Herrick Farm, Seaview Farm Meats, & Craquelins Crackers, will be selling fresh produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, smoked fish, pasta, and guacamole. All fresh, all local, in time for Thanksgiving dinner. 

An all-natural turkey, donated by Common Crow, will be raffled off to benefit the Farmers Market.
The market is held in conjunction with other activities during the Middle Street Harvest Festival. Events, including concerts and a cupboard fair, will take place throughout the day at venues along Middle Street. For more information go to www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org, or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
Holy Family Parish Annual Christmas Fair
Saturday, November 23rd.
MONSIGNOR SULLIVAN HALL
St Ann Church
9 AM TIL 2 PM.!

Essex Pride Week and Holiday Fairs
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November 23, 2013
Downtown Essex
9 am-2 pm
The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fairs. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking.

Essex Turkey Trot
Sunday, November 24, 2013
8K Race and 8K Fun Walk
1:00 p.m.
Registration is at Woodman’s Restaurant (upstairs), 121 Main Street, Essex, from 10:30 to 12:00. This race is sanctioned by U.S. Track and Field and timed by Granite State Race Services.
Online runner's registration fee is $20*. Walker's registration fee is $15*. Registration on the day of the event will be runner's $25 and walker's $20.
Contact Lions Club for information on the Turkey Trot by email: info@essexmalions.com Telephone: 978-768-7338 or Fax: 978-768-3648.

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