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October 16, 2012

Gloucester Goings On

Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to gdt@gloucestertimes.com or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person’s name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event. Due to the volume of goings on listings received by the paper, listings are alternated once they run and the same listings are not printed every day.

Little League meeting

Gloucester Little League will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at Boudreau Field. The public is welcome. Call Bill Melvin at 978-290-1607.

Learn to Cope

Learn to Cope, a confidential support group for parents and caregivers struggling with a member of the family who is addicted to opiates or other drugs (opiates include heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) meets every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., lower level. Call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org. Sponsored by the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative.

Lookin’ good!

The American Cancer Society’s free “Look Good, Feel Better” program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. A volunteer cosmetologist teaches female cancer patients how to use make-up, skin care, wigs, scarves and other accessories to overcome appearance-related effects of chemo. Participants will also receive a free make-up kit valued at more than $200. To register, call 9789-236-1650.

PSAT testing

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gloucester High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT test during the school day for all interested sophomores and juniors. Participants must register at the Guidance Office with Jean Mondello, from Oct. 1-12. Registration fee is $22, cash only. The PSAT assists in the preparation for the SAT, allowing students to access personalized college and career planning resources, assessing student’s critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing skills, and allows students to get specific suggestions on how to improve their academic performance, and to request information from colleges and universities. The PSAT is also the qualifying test for juniors to be recognized for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

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