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Murray love story
Salem author Bonnie Hurd Smith will present “Judith Sargent and John Murray: An 18th Century Love Story” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Admission is free. Books for sale. Call 978-578-9307.
Healthy diet program
Addison Gilbert Hospital dietitian Lynn O’Reilly will present a free lecture titled “What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?” on Tuesday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m., at The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave. Preregistration is not required. All are welcome.
History Sharing Program
Schooner Adventure’s next History Sharing Program will take place Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. See images of old Gloucester and share your own memories during these free monthly presentations. This month’s program is titled “Ghosts of Vincent Cove: The Shipbuilders and their Vessels.” The program is supported by the New England Biolabs Foundation. Call 978-281-8079.
Lowell poets Ryan Gallagher, Chuck Levenstein and Paul Marion will read from their works Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m., at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org.
Cape Ann Forum
The next Cape Ann Forum will take place Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Church and Middle streets. Internationally-known researcher and author Timothy A. Wise will discuss “What’s needed to resolve the looming global food price crisis.” The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.capeannforum.org.