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February 1, 2013

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — 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.

Lanesville Community Center’s first Senior Social, 1 to 3 p.m., Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St. Coffee and nisu served. Board games, jigsaw puzzles, cards and door prizes. Bring your knitting or just enjoy. To RSVP, call Jean Jacobson at 978-290-8168.

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

Schooner Adventure History Sharing Program, “Ghosts of Vincent Cove: The Shipbuilders and their Vessels,” 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. See images of old Gloucester and share your own memories during these free monthly presentations. Supported by New England Biolabs Foundation. 978-281-8079.

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.

Poetry reading, 1 p.m., at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Lowell poets Ryan Gallagher, Chuck Levenstein and Paul Marion read from their works. www.gloucesterwriters.org.

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.

Cafe Shalom, 7 p.m., Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle St. Performance by Backwoods Ramblers. Daisy Nell of Essex opens the show. $10 donation suggested.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

“Judith Sargent and John Murray: An 18th Century Love Story,” presented by Salem author Bonnie Hurd Smith, 7 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Free admission. Books for sale. 978-578-9307.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Author book reading, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Sicilian American writer and educator Olivia Kate Cerrone reads from unfinished book, “The Hunger Saint.” www.gloucesterwriters.org.

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.

Friday, March 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.

Friday, March 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, March 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.

Friday, March 29

Free lecture, “What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?,” 6 to 7 p.m., The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave. Presented by Addison Gilbert Hospital dietitian Lynn O’Reilly. Preregistration not required. All welcome.

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.