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October 19, 2013

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Wednesday, Oct. 23

Community conversation about making Gloucester better, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Free. All ages welcome. Baby sitting services available. Musical entertainment and light dinner. To RSVP, call 978-281-0908 or email ckreitman@gloucester-ma.gov. Walk-ins welcome.

Author reading with Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St.

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Open Door Autumn Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Kicks off Thanksgiving basket and food drive season. Donations requested. RSVP to autumnbreakfast@eventbrite.com. www.foodpantry.org.

Friday, Oct. 25

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.

Poetry salon, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Poets Ken Chen and Janaka Stucky read from their works. www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Saturday, Oct. 26

CAYB Girls Basketball Travel League try-outs, O’Maley School gym. Grades 4-6 register at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. try-outs; grades 7-8 register at 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. try-outs. Nonrefundable $5 fee per player. Dress appropriately. League runs Nov. 12 through mid-March. $275 per player. Uniforms additional $42. Contact Eric Lamoureux at ericlamoureux@comcast.net or 978-479-3261.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

SeniorCare breakfast fundraiser, 6:30 to 11 a.m., Lobsta Land restaurant. $10.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Author talk, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Guest: Helen Fremont, author of national best-selling memoir “After Long Silence.” www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Celebrate “Mardi Gras-O-Ween” with Henri Smith and his band, 8 p.m., The Pub at Cape Ann Brewery, 11 Rogers St. Costumes welcome.

Friday, Nov. 1

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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