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January 25, 2013

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, Jan. 25

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. 26

Gloucester Little League sign-ups, for children ages 8-14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gloucester High School foyer. Sign up for Little League or Junior League. www.gloucesterlittleleague.com. Visit Gloucester Little League Facebook page.

Gloucester Knights of Columbus annual Free Throw Competition, 3 p.m., St. Ann school gym. All boys and girls ages 10-14 welcome to participate. All participants receive a certificate, and winners have the chance to compete at district, regional, state and national levels.

Live Owl Prowl program, 5 to 7 p.m., Ravenswood Park’s Cape Ann Discovery Center. $10 for nonmember adults, $8 for member adults, free for children. Prepaid registration required; visit www.thetrustees.org/ravenswood or call 978-281-8400.

Crosswinds Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Performance by The Practice Session. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 donation requested. Proceeds benefit local mission projects. All welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Maritime Gloucester fundraiser screening of “Chasing Ice,” a documentary of one man’s mission using time-lapse cameras to capture ancient ice mountains disappearing at a breathtaking rate, 6 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema. $9.75, $8.25 for students/seniors, $6.75 for members. Call Tom Balf at 978-281-0470.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Poetry reading, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Erica Funkhouser reads poems she is writing in response to “The Dream Songs” by John Berryman. Funkhouser teaches the advanced poetry writing workshop at MIT and lives in Essex.

Friday, Feb. 1

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.

February Frolic Dance and Auction to benefit Cape Ann Symphony, Cruiseport. Music by The Soft Touch Dance Band. Live auction with state Sen. Bruce Tarr. Auction items: 10-day trip to Europe, New England Patriots tickets, chef’s dinner and wine for 12, and more. For reservations, visit www.capeannsymphony.org or call 978-283-6750. Email CASCelebrations@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Blood drive, hosted by American Red Cross and Gloucester Knights of Columbus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Ann Church. For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Gloucester High School CoEd Track team fundraiser, 4:30 to 9 p.m., Jalapeno’s restaurant, 86 Main St. 50/50 raffle.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Gun control talk, 7 to 9 p.m., Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. John E. Rosenthal discusses gun control and recent handgun violence incidents.

Friday, Feb. 8

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, Feb. 9

Madonna del Rosario Society Valentine’s Day party, 1 p.m., Msgr. Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church. Refreshments and Bingo follow short business meeting. Annual dues payable.

Valentine’s Day party, hosted by Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, 7:30 p.m., Post 3 lounge. Members and guests invited. Food, entertainment, raffles and door prizes. Must be present to win door prizes.

Cape Ann Animal Aid’s 10th annual Winter Ball, 7 to 11 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Event raises funds for the medical care of homeless cats and dogs at the CAAA’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter. Silent and live auctions, raffles, music, dinner and cash bar. For tickets, call 978-283-6055, ext. 23, or visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Cape Ann Forum, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Church and Middle streets. Internationally-known researcher and author Timothy A. Wise discusses “What’s needed to resolve the looming global food price crisis.” Free and open to the public. www.capeannforum.org.

Thursday, Feb. 14

SeniorCare’s 39th Meals on Wheels Valentine breakfast fundraiser, 7 to 9:30 a.m., Gloucester House restaurant. $10, $8 for seniors. Tickets at door or call 978-281-1750.

Friday, Feb. 15

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.

Friday, Feb. 22

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, Feb. 23

Northeast Seafood Coalition’s Big Money Raffle, 6 to 11 p.m., Gloucester House restaurant, 63 Rogers St. Music by DJ Scottie Mac, live auction and buffet table. $100 per ticket; call 978-283-9992 or 978-269-4555.

Friday, March 1

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.