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The Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. will hold a free Lenten potluck on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 12 noon, with guest speaker Pastor Bradley Keefer of the Gloucester and Rockport Methodist Churches addressing the question of: “What is Lent?”Discover the history of Lenten traditions, encounter its scriptural relevance, discern the meaning of Lent in your life. Join us for a time of fellowship as we begin our Lenten journey. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-281-1040.
Volunteer garden mentors
The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market Backyard Growers Program is recruiting volunteer garden mentors for the 2013 growing season. Mentors help train participants on how to grow their own food. Intermediate gardening experience is require. Mentor training is provided at a mandatory orientation on Saturday, Feb. 16. For a flyer, visit www.capeannfarmersmarket.org/backyard-growers or call Lara at 978-317-8025. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
Legion Post open
The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 opens its smoke-free lounge for members and guests, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, at noon; and is open during many holidays. The upstairs hall may be rented for special events. Call 978-283-9710 after 3 p.m. for information.