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February 11, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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.

Ash Wednesday service

The West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church will hold an Ash Wednesday community supper Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., followed by an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

‘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

Ferrini’s friends

In honor of Vincent Ferrini’s 100th anniversary, in June 2013, the Gloucester Writers Center is planning on publishing a collection of his poems. Throughout his life, the city’s former poet laureate sent many poems to local friends and colleagues. Inspired by events of the moment, they came from his heart, and “off the top of his head.” If you have a poem that Vincent Ferrini sent you, send a copy to the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930, with a note about yourself and the occasion of the poem.

Pet adoptions

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,, monthly. Call 978-283-6055.

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