MBS Community Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 1155 Main St., Wakefield. For reservations: 781-486-3927; email@example.com. The Most Blessed Sacrament Community Dinner Ministry will be holding their February Dinner. All are welcome to join for dinner and fellowship. This month’s dinner is an Ash Wednesday dinner with a St. Valentine’s Day theme. The menu will feature fish stick fillets, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, salad, fresh fruit, juice, water, coffee and assorted desserts. Ashes will also be available at the dinner for those interested. Community Dinners are held evenings of the second Wednesday of each month.
Community Sing-along: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield, Social Hall, 326 Main St. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The community singing group Rise Up Singing will hold their monthly sing-along session. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome to this informal and spirited evening of shared music making. No auditions and no rehearsals. Those with a copy of the Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again song books are asked to please bring it/them along. There is a suggested donation of $5 to thank the church for the use of their space. Participants may also bring a non-perishable item for the Wakefield Food Pantry.
Blood donation opportunity: noon-6 p.m. Feb. 23, Saint Joseph’s Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield; 12:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Sheraton, 1 Audobon Road, Wakefield. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting http://redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767. Severe winter weather has forced approximately 600 blood drives to cancel in 2018, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Widespread flu across the U.S. has also resulted in lower turnout at blood drives. Blood and platelet donations are needed in the coming days to help replenish the blood supply and ensure patients continue to receive life-saving treatments.
Quilt Guild seeking members: 7-9 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, through November, Crystal Community Club, 75 Preston St., Wakefield. Prospective members may contact Karen King at email@example.com to request a membership form. Total membership is restricted to 50 individuals. Annual membership is $30. Nimble Thimblers is a local quilt guild of 50 people from Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham, Lynnfield, Burlington and neighboring towns. The group consists of members with many levels of sewing and quilting skills; all that is required is an interest in the art and a willingness to participate. Nimble Thimblers meets on the last Tuesday evening of each month, through November. Members participate in making quilts for a charity organization and enjoy speakers. Nimble Thimblers also holds an annual auction. Funds are put towards speaker fees.