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Little Mermaid Jr.
The O’Maley Innovation Middle School’s Performing Arts Department will stage six performances of Disney’s beloved ‘Little Mermaid’ Junior over two weekends; Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m., Friday, March 8, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m., and the following weekend, on Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Friday, March 15, 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors; $7 for adults.
St. Patrick’s Day dance
The Gloucester Fraternity Club will host a St. Patrick’s Day dance Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Cape Ann Relay for Life’s Team Friends for Friends, and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Music by DJ Leo Francis. Light snacks and a raffle will be available. Cost is $17 per person. For tickets, call Kate at 978-283-4337 or Debbie at 978-283-0633.
Kindergarten Registration for the Gloucester Public Schools has begun for families with a child 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2013. Registration is at the Fuller School on Wednesday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A birth certificate and proof of residency (tax bill, rent receipt, or utility bill) is required, and vaccinations must be completed prior to entrance. Those unable to register on March 13, or those in need of a registration packet, contact Ann-Marie Jordan, Kindergarten Registration coordinator, at: email@example.com or call 978-281-9816 ASAP. Visit: www.gloucesterschools.com to download registration forms. (Children need not attend registration; parents or legal guardians must register children.)