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City Councilor Jackie Hardy will be honored at a reception on June 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Gloucester House restaurant, Sevens Seas Wharf. She represents Bay View, Annisquam, and Lanesville and serves as council president. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and a program led by City Councilor Bruce Tobey. Proceeds will be donated to the new Gloucester Dog Park. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained from Tobey, 978-968-8100, or Dick Wilson, 978-525-3293. Checks should be made payable to the Gloucester Fund; please write in the memo line “Jackie Hardy/Dog Park.”
‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’
Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe will present William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” directed by Ray Jenness and featuring a multi-generational cast from Cape Ann to Cambridge, on May 17 and 18, 8 p.m.; May 19, 3 p.m., at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, Rockport. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19, and are available at the door. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com and Facebook.
The Cape Ann Interfaith Commission will hold a reception and awards ceremony for youth volunteers on Monday, May 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Gloucester High School lecture hall.