Wednesday, Feb. 13
Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m., West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church. Community supper at 6 p.m.
“Judith Sargent and John Murray: An 18th Century Love Story,” presented by Salem author Bonnie Hurd Smith, 7 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Free admission. Books for sale. 978-578-9307.
Thursday, Feb. 14
SeniorCare’s 39th Meals on Wheels Valentine breakfast fundraiser, 7 to 9:30 a.m., Gloucester House restaurant. $10, $8 for seniors. Tickets at door or call 978-281-1750.
Friday, Feb. 15
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.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Carolyn Kirk’s I Love Gloucester Breakfast fundraiser, 8:30 a.m., Gloucester House restaurant, 63 Rogers St. Buffet followed by remarks and Q&A with Kirk. Support Campaign to Re-Elect Kirk for Mayor. $25 for adults, $10 for children. For tickets, visit www.kirkformayor.com or call 978-281-5475.
Monday, Feb. 18
Bluebird Nest Box Building, 10 a.m. to noon, at Ravenswood’s new Center with our Eastern Bluebird Monitor. Take your box home or donate it to improve biodiversity of local bluebird habitats.
COA’s Foxwoods rescheduled away day, 6 a.m. departure from Rose Baker Senior Center, return to Gloucester 5 p.m. Some seats still available on bus. If you signed up for original trip, your reservation will be honored first. Morning bingo at the casino, a movie and bingo on the bus. Call 978-281-9765; $26 per person, including meal voucher, due with reservation.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Author book reading, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Sicilian American writer and educator Olivia Kate Cerrone reads from unfinished book, “The Hunger Saint.” www.gloucesterwriters.org.
thursday, Feb. 21
Writer’s Block with John Ronan, 8 p.m., C.A.T.V. Channel 12. 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.