Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person's name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event.
Power of "Quiet"
"Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" will be the focus when Jungian psychotherapist Jason Smith leads a group discussion at Manchester Public Library on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Susan Cain's New York Times bestseller challenges the excessively extrovert American prototype of "success" with the more solid values of solitude and reflection that generate creative, analytical, original thinking. Jason Smith's Jungian background adds a powerfully personal as well as professional perspective on "introversion" — a term that Jung himself is credited with coining.
Meet & Greet
Chief Glenn McKiel, on behalf of the Manchester Police Department, will hold a "Meet & Greet" on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manchester Police Station, 10 Central St., Manchester. All officers andmembers of the deparment will be on hand to meet our citizens. All are welcome to stop by, see our cars and equipment, meet your police officers and enjoy refreshments.
Love, Death, Liberty
On Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., local historian Bill Cross will present a talk on "Love, Death and Liberty: the hidden history of the Manchester Public Library," as a Childrens' Room renovation fund event. The library will be closed from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m. for this event, and refreshments will be served.
The Manchester COA's writing class starts Tuesday, April 24, at the Manchester Community Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with local author Katherine F. Robertson leading the six-week class for up to 10 participants. Learn to write short stories and, or memoirs. Bring pens, pencils and paper; cost is $35 for the six weeks, payable to the instructor. Registration required and open through second meeting. For information/registration, call 978-526-7500.