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January 26, 2013

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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.

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