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December 16, 2013

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Wednesday, Dec. 18

“A Time Apart,” 6:30 p.m., West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church, UCC, 488 Essex Ave. Service of prayer, reflection and Holy Communion. All welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Men’s Night in downtown Gloucester, stores open late with most offering discounts or specials. Problem buying for Mom, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Child? No problem, no mall crowds, no better way to keep Gloucester shopping Gloucester! Shop local, eat local, have a festive, fun time!

Friday, Dec. 20

Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.

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

Saturday, Dec. 21

Stuff a bus holiday ToyRaiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bring a new toy for a child in need to Walgreens Plaza & look for the bus sponsored by Gloucester Public School’s Transportation department; proceeds to the YMCA for distribution to families in need.

Magnolia Historical Society’s Art in the Schoolhouse holiday art show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blynman Schoolhouse, 46 Magnolia Ave.

Candlelit Winter Solstice Stroll at Ravenswood Park, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a warm fire, S’mores and hot chocolate. Bring nonperishable donation for Open Door Food Pantry. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.thetrustees.org, email capeann@ttor.org or call 978-281-8400.

Sunday, Dec. 22

Magnolia Historical Society’s Art in the Schoolhouse holiday art show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blynman Schoolhouse, 46 Magnolia Ave.

Friday, Dec. 27

Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.

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