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The Catholic Community is participating in a Year of Faith called for by Pope Benedict, and Holy Family Parish is offering many opportunities to discover, rediscover, or deepen your personal relationship with Jesus. Our first offering is the Alpha Express Course. Come to an informational session in the auditorium of St. Ann School on Pleasant St, Gloucester on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Alpha is now running successfully globally in settings that range from churches to campuses to prisons and more.
The Fishtown Players will be holding auditions for their April production of Martin McDonagh’s hilarious and explosive tragic-comedy, ‘The Lonesome West’ on Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at The Rocky Neck Cultural Center, at 6 Wonson St., on Rocky Neck. Auditions will be based on readings from the script and are available on our website. You may also prepare a short (1-2min) monologue. The show will run for two weekends (Thursday, April 4 through April 14) at The Gorton’s Theater, home of the Gloucester Stage Company. For more information, visit: www.fishtownplayers.com or call 978-515-7957.
Cape Ann Animal Aid’s 10th Annual Winter Benefit Ball is Feb. 9, 7 to 11 p.m., at Cruiseport Gloucester. The event is a fundraiser for the homeless cats and dogs at CAAA’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter and features a silent and live auctions, raffles, music, dinner, and a cash bar. Tickets are available at 978-283-6055 x23, or may be downloaded online at www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com.