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Medication disposal day
Turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Rose Baker Senior Center. Sponsored by Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the following items are acceptable: prescription and over-the-counter meds, samples, vitamins, narcotics liquid meds. Items not accepted are: Sharps, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, inhalers, Hydrogen Peroxide, personal care products
Empty Bowl Dinner
The Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner will be held Thursday, May 9, 4 to 8 p.m., at Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking is available at Good Harbor Beach, with regular trolley service provided by CATA to and from the event site. Tickets are $15, $10 for children under 10, and are available at the door. The meal is simple soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.
‘Singin’ the Fifties’
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., presents Share the Music performing “Singin’ the Fifties” for three performances: Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Gloucester Stage Company. Tickets are $25; call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.