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Youth acting workshops
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops is accepting students, ages 6-18, for the winter session. The six-week workshop meets Fridays and Saturdays, Friday, Feb. 1-Saturday, March 9, for a total of four hours per week. Workshops, sponsored in part by The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, are taught by award-winning actress and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin and guest instructors. Workshops develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills. Lara Jardullo, costume designer for the annual YAW production of “Holiday Delights,” will introduce students to elements of costume design and using costuming techniques to help build a character. Students will write and stage short plays as well as design costumes. Students are divided in classes according to age. Class size is limited. Registration is on a first-come basis. For more information and to register, call 978-283-6688.
Symphony’s February Frolic
The Soft Touch Dance Band will lead the February Frolic Dance and Auction to benefit Cape Ann Symphony on Friday, Feb. 1, at Cruiseport. State Sen. Bruce Tarr will lead a live auction, which features a 10-day trip to Europe, New England Patriots tickets, a chef’s dinner and wine for 12, and more. For reservations, visit www.capeannsymphony.org or call 978-283-6750. Email CASCelebrations@yahoo.com.