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Mardi Gras concert postponed
The Mardi Gras concert featuring Grammy winner Charlie Neville and Henri Smith has been postponed due to the weather. The concert has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 6.
‘Healing a Broken Heart’
The Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing, a program of Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will offer a support group titled, “Healing a Broken Heart: Coping with Grief after Loss” on Mondays, Feb. 25–April 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in BankGloucester’s Community Room, 160 Main St. The free support group is for any adult who would like to gain a better understanding of grief and the valuable techniques for healing after loss. Advance registration is required; call 978-774-5100 or email email@example.com.
Cape Ann Animal Aid is now in its new home at 4 Paws Lane, off Route 133, near the junction with Route 128. The shelter holds an Overlooked Pets Adoption Day on the third Thursday of every month. Adoption fees are reduced and are completed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all regular adoption requirements apply. Photos and fees will be posted on the shelter’s website, www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com, monthly. Call 978-283-6055.
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.