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The Rose Baker Senior Center will offer six weekly sessions in botanical illustration led by Rosalind Loeb Wanke, a New York Botanical Gardens certified botanical illustrator, on Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register in the Art Room by Wednesday, Jan. 9.
‘Poets Around Town’
The Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., presents “Poets Around Town” on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Gloucester Poet Laureate Rufus Collinson will host local writers K. Peddlar Bridges, James Cook, Dorothy Nelson and Jim Shoel. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org or call Annie Thomas at 978-283-7738.
Seniors who love to sing will love this: A. Jorgeliina Zeoli (Jayzee) is offering music classes at Rose Baker Senior Center on Tuesday afternoons. Four weekly hour and a half sessions learning simple breathing and vocal exercises, to help expand vocal abilities, variety of styles, from standards to sacred. Call COA at 978-281-9765.
Seniors learn Facebook
The Council on Aging Computer Program volunteers are offering seminars for seniors interested in learning social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. To sign up, stop by the reception desk at the Rose Baker Senior Center or call 978-281-9765.
AGH cancer drive
Addison Gilbert’s American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from treatments. Many patients find transportation to and from these critical treatments a challenge; volunteers’ schedules are flexible, treatment are on weekdays, primarily during business hours. A volunteer willing to drive even once a year can make a life-saving difference! AGH will hold a volunteer information and training session at AGH, 298 Washington St., on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. 12:00 p.m., in the Longan Room. For information/registration, call Korey Antonelli at 781-314-2688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.