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SeniorCare’s 39th Meals on Wheels Valentine breakfast fundraiser will take place Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 to 9:30 a.m., at the Gloucester House restaurant. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors, and may be purchased at the door or by calling 978-281-1750.
‘Poets Around Town’
The Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., presents “Poets Around Town” on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Gloucester Poet Laureate Rufus Collinson will host local writers K. Peddlar Bridges, James Cook, Dorothy Nelson and Jim Shoel. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org or call Annie Thomas at 978-283-7738.
Symphony annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Inc. will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Gloucester House restaurant, Rogers Street. Hear reports from officers of the orchestra and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa, and elect directors and officers for 2013. All members of the orchestra and interested persons are welcome. A cocktail hour and light buffet precede the meeting; call David Benjamin at 978-281-0543 for reservations. It is not necessary to attend the buffet in order to attend the meeting.
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., local author and archivist Sarah V. Dunlap will read from her father’s book, “Life on the Abbagadasset: Memories of Boyhood on Bowdoinham Farm,” by Albert A. Dunlap, and will discuss the editing process and make connections between the stories of Bowdoinham and Gloucester. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.com.