Community Stuff 3/25/13

Three local authors, Reverend Susan Moran, Joe Rukeyser, and Jonathan Strong, will be sharing brief selections from
their work on Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street in
downtown Rockport. Enjoy a cup of cider while listening to and discussing the work of these accomplished writers.
Thank you for sharing this with your readers.
Judy O’Malley

The WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB of MAGNOLIA will hold its Easter Bake Sale on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Magnolia Library Center located at the corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. All the proceeds from this fund raiser will go to the club’s scholarship fund.  Each year the Women’s Club gives scholarship money to deserving Magnolia students graduating from Gloucester High School who have been accepted to further their education at institutes of higher learning. 

Rockport Senior center Goings On

New exercise class..Zumba Gold Classes will run for 6 weeks beginning Friday, April 12th at 11:00. 6 weeks/$24.00 or walk in rate of $5.00/class. Call Diane 978-546-2573

ART Classes

North Shore VNA Nurse is at the Rockport Senior Center the 2nd  Thursday of each month from 9:30-12:00. She will check blood pressure and answer any health questions you may have.

Susan Testeverde from Bruce Tarr’s office will be at the center the 1st Thursday of each month for Constituent hours from 1-4 PM.

Shine Counselor, Sefatia Romeo Thekin will be at the Rockport Senior Center each month on the 3rd Tuesday from 1:30-3:30 to assist seniors with their insurance needs.

Awakening Arts with Carla Mattoli. 8 week course includes nature observation, drawing from nature with chalk pastels and a series of watercolor painting exercises.  Tuesdays, April 16- June 4th 1-3PM  8 classes/$40.00

Drawing what you see” with Elizabeth Harty. This 8 week course will include using a variety of tools to create an interesting composition.  Basic design skills and drawing techniques will be covered. 

Alaska in April Jim Wallius will show a computerized presentation of Alaska at 1:00 PM on April17th. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP 978-546-2573

Mohegan Sun Trip on April 24th we will leave from the Rockport Depot at 7:00 AM and we will depart from the Casino at 4:30PM. Cost is $25.00 and includes transportation, a $15.00 bet and a $15.00 food voucher.  Call Diane or Paula at the Rockport Senior Center 978-546-2573.

Empty Bowl Painting We will be having another bowl painting at the Rockport Senior Center on Wednesday, April 9th from 3-5 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. We do need a head count so they know how many bowls to bring. Please call 978-546-2573 for resevations.

The Rockport Senior Center will be having beginner Digital Camera & Intermediate Digital Camera Classes, Intro to Face Book and intro to Tablets, IPad, Kindle & eReaders.  Classes are taught by Colleen McGrath. Call for dates and information, call 978-546-2573

Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not  Free seminar on April 9th at 1:00 at the Rockport Senior Center. RSVP 978-546-2573. This program is sponsored by Spectrum Adult Day Care and Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Diabetes Screening On April 11 from 1-3PM. Pre-registration is required.  Call Diane at 978-546-2573.  This screening is sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital.

CATA If you need transportation, CATA will pick you up at your home to bring you to the Rockport senior Center. You need to fill out a one-time application at the Senior Center. If you need assistance, Diane will help you with the process.

Cape Ann Museum Project The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester will be hosting a focus group discussion at the Rockport Senior Center on April 10th from 1:00-2:30 PM. This will bring people together through art conversions, exploring together the power of landscapes to evoke story and imagination. People in this group will follow up with a trip to the museum. RSVP to Diane 978-546-2573

Traveling Chef on April 11th at 11:30 will serve Roast Beef, baked potato, buttered green beans, gravy, parker house rolls, pound cake with blueberry sauce. $3.00, for reservations, call Freda 978-546-5027

Traditional New England Luncheon with Entertainment April 18th Baked scallops with cracker crumbs, wild rice pilaf, peas & asparagus, parker house rolls & Indian pudding $2.00, Call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027

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