The Gloucester Health Department will offer a free community flu clinic, for those six months of age and older, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9 to 11 a.m., at the Addison Gilbert Hospital cafe. (Use the Fisher Lobby entrance.) There is no fee or preregistration required. Wear a short-sleeved shirt. All are welcome.
Curbside Christmas tree collection
Curbside Christmas tree collection will take place the week of Jan. 14-18 on the regular trash day. Trees should be curbside no later than 7 a.m. the day of collection. Trees should be free of lights and decorations. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected. Call the DPW at 978-281-9785.
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., will hold a penny sale Monday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Sweet bread, groceries and baked goods will be available.
Street list books
City of Gloucester 2012 street list books are on sale at the City Clerks Office, 9 Dale Ave. Books are $25 each, while they last. City of Gloucester census forms will be mailed the third week of January. Review, make any changes, sign and return forms as soon as possible.
The Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., presents “Fish Tales!: Live Storytelling,” a live storytelling event that is looking for storytellers for the inaugural event on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Similar to “The Moth Story Hour” on NPR, at “Fish Tales” you will tell your true story live in front of an audience. Stories must be no more than five minutes from beginning to end, and should follow a traditional story arc — having an introduction to set the stage, a story climax, and a conclusion. “Fish Tales” will be a bi-monthly event, and each reading will have a different overarching theme. Interested performers should visit www.gloucesterwriters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome to listen to or perform stories.