Wednesday, Jan. 9
“Poets Around Town,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color” 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 E. Main St. Gloucester Poet Laureate Rufus Collinson hosts local writers K. Peddlar Bridges, James Cook, Dorothy Nelson and Jim Shoel. www.gloucesterwriters.org. Call Annie Thomas at 978-283-7738.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Council on Aging Triad Council, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. New members welcome. 978-281-9765.
Gloucester Democratic City Committee, 7 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant, Seven Seas Wharf. Committee members and friends discuss building past successes into future challenges. Guest speaker TBA. Free refreshments, cash bar. 978-281-5673. www.gloucesterdemocrats.org.
“The Writer’s Block with John Ronan,” 8 p.m., CATV’s Channel 12. Rufus Collinson, Gloucester’s reigning Poet Laureate, shares her joy and approach in teaching poetry. Program airs again next week.
Friday, Jan. 11
Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.
Saturday, Jan. 12
“Global War on Terror,” Veterans Coalition event, 10 a.m., Office of Veterans Services, 12 Emerson Ave. 978-281-9740. www.facebook.com/gloucester.veterans.
Monday, Jan. 14
Ole Salty Jazz Band performs, Rose Baker Senior Center. Live music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. All invited. 978-281-9765.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Workforce Training Fund Program information session, 7:30 to 8 p.m., Sawyer Free Library. Networking and refreshments followed by a presentation from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Five programs are available: Contact Paul Ventresca at 781-691-7412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Ann Skeptics meet, 6 p.m., La Trattoria, 64 Main St. Dr. Rich Sagall presents “Are You Really Sick? Overdiagnosis, Misdiagnosis, and the Natural Course of Disease.” www.capeannskeptics.com.