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February 13, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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Foxwoods rescheduled

The COA bus tour to Foxwoods Casino postponed from last Monday due to the blizzard, has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18. A few seats are available on the bus. If you signed up for original trip, your reservation will be recognized first. The motorcoach leaves the Rose Baker Senior Center at 6 a.m. for morning bingo at the Casino, and departs to return at 5 p.m. There will be a movie and bingo on the bus. Call 978-281-9765; $26 per person, including meal voucher, is due with reservation.

Food tour

March is National Nutrition Month, and Addison Gilbert Hospital will hold a free nutritional supermarket tour followed by free food sampling at Shaw’s Market, 127 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, with dietitian Lynn O’Reilly, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, offering tips on good nutrition and —importantly— readingfood labels, on Monday, March 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please register at Shaw’s Courtesy Booth in advance or the day of the tour.

Owl & the Pussycat!

The Writer’s Block with John Ronan will air on C.A.T.V. Channel 12 on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. and will be repeated one week later, with writer and artist Ellen Lefavour discussing her written and illustrated Tales of Bong-Tree Island: Interviews with Descendants of The Owl and The Pussycat — a fable fit for all ages based on Edward Lear’s famous poem. Ellen talks about the book’s inspiration and the process publishing. Mr. Ronan, Gloucester’s former Poet Laureate, interviews poets and writers during the half-hour program.

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