Don’t miss CAT’s hilarious new production of “Becky Shaw”! April 26-28 and May 2-5 at the Gorton Theatre, home of Gloucester Stage. Buy tickets now at http://www.catcollaborative.org/tickets.html
Trouble in the old USSR
Doug Brendel writes-
Joey, our “New Thing” charity in the former Soviet Union is in trouble. We’re losing our warehouse in Minsk. Without a warehouse, we can’t keep providing 225 tons of food and goods to children and families, the hungry and homeless, orphans and old people and hospital patients, in the 4th-poorest country in the world.
For years, our team in Belarus has worked out of a dilapidated old warehouse in Minsk, graciously donated to us, free of charge, by a generous family. But now, the family is selling the property. It will be scraped for a new commercial building.
We urgently need a place to receive, organize, store, and distribute the tons of humanitarian aid we take in every year. Without warehouse space, our work comes to a halt. And more than 16,000 families will not get the help they need.
We can put two enormous 40-foot shipping containers — actually they’re more like metal buildings — on a friend’s property, rent-free.
We’ll have 5,899 cubic feet of storage space — more than we have now — and it will be far, far easier to use.
And all for just $1.30 per cubic foot. This includes site preparation, delivery, installation, the works.
Actually what it means is helping button up a warm coat around a shivering little girl whose parents are simply too poor to get her a coat on their own …
Or putting food on the table for a family shattered by the breakdown of the Belarusian economy … or keeping hot water flowing in the newborns ward of a hospital …
Or tying up the laces of good, heavy shoes on the feet of a homeless person, in a place where the temperatures are still very cold….
We’ve launched a campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise the money before the deadline.
The link is http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/225-tons-of-help … All the details are there.
If you could point GMG readers there, I would really be grateful.
Thank you so much!
Was wondering if you would like to post that this is the last week that Carol Kriekis’s artwork is available for showing/purchasing. I have attached a promo poster from her gala opening.
Best Regards, Danny Giddings
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Cape Ann Skeptics to Sponsor its Second Annual SkeptiCamp
Join Skeptics from Cape Ann and surrounding regions on Saturday, April 13th at the second annual SkeptiCamp. A SkeptiCamp is a series of short, fast-moving presentations with an emphasis on audience participation and spirited questioning. This year’s topics include The Marblehead UFO, Distortion of Economic Data, Impacts of Eyewitness Non-Skepticism, Ghosts: An Alternative Explanation, Skeptical Podcasts, Buying Locally, Damned Lies: A Few Thoughts on the Uses and Misuses of Statistics, and The Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
SkeptiCamp is for anyone who is a skeptic, thinks they might be a skeptic, or just wants to learn more about skepticism. There is no charge to attend. It runs from 10 am to 4:00 pm and will be held at La Trattoria on Main Street in Gloucester. For more information, including a schedule and location details, go to http://www.skepticamp.capeannskeptics.com. No cost tickets are available at http://www.capeannskeptics.eventbrite.com/ or at the door.
Skeptics in the Pub and SkeptiCamps are held throughout the world, providing an opportunity for like-minded people to gather and discuss topics in a critical, rational, and scientific way. Cape Ann Skeptics holds monthly Skeptics in the Pub meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.
Jim Malcolm, Scottish folk singer/songwriter from Perth, Scotland, will fly in and share his amazing talents of vocal/guitar/harmonica/humor on Sunday, April 28th, at the Rockport UU Church. Please make a reservation at 978-546-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the $15 ticket price or just come for $18 tickets. Flyer will appear in windows and online. More info. at http://www.jimmalcolm.com.