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.
Monday, Feb. 4
Fundraiser dinner to benefit Gloucester High School Youth Awareness Program, sponsored by Women of the Moose, Jalapeno’s restaurant, Main Street. Jalapeno’s will donate 10 percent of evening’s profits to program.
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.
Gloucester Stroke Club, 7 p.m., Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Guest speaker: Joe Gross. New members, caretakers, family and friends welcome. No preregistration. Refreshments served. Call Cynthia at 978-283-2633 or Virginia at 978-283-3968.
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.