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June 24, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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, sent via email to gdt@gloucestertimes.com 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. Due to the volume of goings on listings received by the paper, listings are alternated once they run and the same listings are not printed every day.

GHS Class of 1958

Gloucester and St. Ann high schools Classes of 1958 will hold a 55th reunion Friday, Aug. 2, at Woodman’s Essex Room. Features a full buffet and dancing. Make checks payable to: Marie Murray, 4 Tidal Cove Way, Gloucester, MA 01930, or: Rose Aiello, Cherry Hill Road, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Chill Zone

The Chill Zone, a community living room where youth (ages 12-18) can connect with friends, do homework and get a nutritious meal, is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., at The Hive, 11 Pleasant St., during the summer.

Poppy Drive

The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3, will hold a Poppy Drive in Gloucester on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, with rain dates of July 5 and 6. The American Legion was created by World War I veterans after the war. Post 3 was the third post chartered in Massachusetts in 1919 and is named after a World War I Marine from Gloucester who was killed in action. The Legion uses the poppy as a symbol of sacrifices made by active duty service members, taken from one of the most notable poems written during WWI, “In Flanders Fields.” Poppies referred to in the poem grew in profusion in the disturbed earth of battlegrounds and cemeteries where war casualties were buried. Funds support the American Legion hall and its community service programs.

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