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January 3, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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Chasing Ice

Maritime Gloucester will hold a fundraiser screening of “Chasing Ice” — a documentary of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. This special screening will be held at Cape Ann Community Cinema on Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. Admission is $9.75; $8.25 for students & seniors, and $6.75 cinema members. For more information, call Tom Balf at 978-281-0470

Are you sick?

On Jan 15, Cape Ann Skeptics’ monthly gathering will feature Rich Sagall, MD, presenting “Are You Really Sick? Overdiagnosis, Misdiagnosis, and the Natural Course of Disease.” Sagall will touch on professional tricks of the profit driven side of the medical trade, including how cure rates can be manipulated, how health care providers get credit for cures they shouldn’t, and why you should be skeptical about treatments. Start the year off with some skeptical thinking! At La Trattoria, 64 Main Street, Gloucester. Come at 6 p.m. to order food mix and mingle before the program starts at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit: www.capeannskeptics.com

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