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Heating fuel raffle
The Gloucester High School ROTC Boosters are currently raffling off 100 gallons of home heating fuel, courtesy of R&K Services. Tickets are $10 each, and may be purchased from any cadet or by calling Mike Francis at 978-387-3423. The drawing will be held Feb. 28.
GHS Class of 1978
The Gloucester High School Class of 1978 will hold its class reunion Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Features music by DJ Groove Tonight and catering by Vinwood Caterers. Cost is $60 per person. Checks should be made payable to “GHS 1978 Reunion,” and mailed to: Cape Ann Savings Bank, Attn: Clare MacDonald, 109 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930, by Oct. 1. Visit www.elksatbassrocks.com for directions.
Café Shalom coffeehouse
Café Shalom’s next coffeehouse will take place Saturday, March 2, 7 to 10 p.m., at Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle St. Featured performer is Dennis “Fly” Amero, and Bob Kramer with Al Foucault on bass open. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. No dress or age requirement, and families are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $10 at the door. Call 978-281-0739, Ext. 11.
The Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Gloucester harbormaster will offer a Boat Massachusetts boating basics course March 25-27 and April 1-2. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road. Participants must attend all dates. Registration is required; call 978-282-3012. The course is offered to the public at no charge. Students must be at least 12 years of age. Those ages 12-15 who successfully complete the course will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The course will also satisfy the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Visit www.mass.gov/ole.