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The Sawyer Free Children’s Library invites all families to a book reading on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. in the Friend Room. Cape Ann residents, Helen R. Kamins and Rob Dinsmoor, have published this illustrated children’s book — “Does Dixie Like Me?” based on a rescued border collie named Dixie, adopted from the Cape Ann Animal Aid Shelter, and Dinsmoor’s relationship with it. Books will be on hand for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to the Cape Ann Animal Shelter. For more information, call 978-281-9763.
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s public access TV program, ‘Democratic Dialogue,’ airs on C.A.T.V., channel 12, on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 p.m. and repeats on Fridays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Democratic City Committee Chair Helen Wiseman will talk with newly elected Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff about her campaign, and the work of the Governor’s Council. For more information, call Helen Wiseman, 978-281-5673 or visit: www.gloucesterdemocrats.org.
The Rose Baker Senior Center’s ‘Singing Seniors’starts Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 11:30 am – 1 p.m. and runs for three more consecutive tuesdays. “Jayzee” (Jorgelina Zeoli), a professional musician with a degree from The New England Conservatory of Music, creates a supportive environment for beginners and intermediate level singers, with simple breathing, relaxation and vocal exercises aiming at expanding vocal range, increasing volume and strengthening participants’ self-confidence, with musical standards from inspirational to sacred. No previous singing experience necessary, and there is no age limit. The fee for the total four week’s sessions is $20. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.