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Christmas tree pick-up
On Saturday, Jan. 12, Boy Scout Troop 20 will pick up Christmas trees for recycling, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, stands and be outside prior to our arrival; a $4 donation supports troop 20. Call 978-546-9501 with your name, address, phone number and pick up time, or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ton ‘a Tuna
The Open Door will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Market Basket in Gloucester from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect 2,000 pounds of canned tuna to stock the food pantry in the coming months. The food drive is planned to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service projects across the country that weekend. The Gloucester Democratic City Committee is organizing community volunteers to assist. For more information, visit: foodpantry.org or facebook.com/TheOpenDoorMA.
The Council on Aging TRIAD Counsel will meet at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. New members are welcome. For more information, please call the senior center reception desk at 978 281-9765.
‘Global War on Terror’
A Veterans Coalition event titled “Global War on Terror” will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Office of Veterans Services, 12 Emerson Ave. Call 978-281-9740 or visit www.facebook.com/gloucester.veterans.