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Join us for our 11th Annual Talent Show!
Saturday, April 11 – 6:00 p.m.
Annisquam Village Hall, Leonard Street in Gloucester
Tickets at the door: $10 adults – $5 children under 16 ($30 family maximum)
Potluck meal begins at 6:00 p.m.
Please bring a dish to share (appetizer, dinner, or dessert)
All proceeds from the show will benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid.
I was hoping to get the attached flyer posted on GMG. The Town of Essex will be holding a Green Communities Forum next Tuesday, April 14 at 7PM at the Senior Center. The meeting will provide information for the Stretch Energy Code, which is on the warrant for residents to adopt at May 4th’s Town Meeting.
Matthew Coogan, AICP
Town of Essex
Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang will be cleaning Good Harbor Beach at our usual time of 8:00 am. We will be meeting at the Concession Stand to start the clean up. Following the clean up the Rotary will be holding their annual Polar Plunge at Long Beach to eradicate world wide polio, please following their link at https://rotary.fundraise.com/activity/Gloucester-2015-polar-plunge
See all at 8:00
Bags will be provided.
Let us keep our city and beaches clean. Also please remember to pick up after your pets and carry bags with your on your walks.
Let’s try someone new! Can I inveigle you to join us for a hotplate excursion into Chicago blues? i’ve got Professor Harp showing up to entertain you with his red hot harp and acute vocals. I was playing a date somewhere recently and this guy just shows up with a harp or two, sits in, and proceeds to knock the crowd down like they’re bowling pins. So, here he is in Gloucester. Hopefully, he’ll do the same.
Backing him up will be Mr. Mike DiBari, on guitar, last seen with the Gordie Beadle show and Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, our tonsorially-challenged drummbler. Should be a great time!
Next week I’ll be in New Orleans, but don’t worry, Ms. Lisa Marie will be riding into town with her cavalry to save the day. All her usual suspects will regale you whilst I put on a few pounds sampling that fine cuisine. Won Ton Roulez!!
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Five Members of the Painter and Photographer Group are exhibiting their work at the Manchester Town Hall April 1- May 31
Five members of the Cape Ann Painter and Photographer Group are exhibiting their work at the Manchester Town Hall from April 1-May 31. Those members are: photographers: Carol McKenna, Charlie Carroll, Alexandra D’Maris , Thom Adorney and painter: Alice Gardner. You are cordially invited to stop by the Town Hall in Manchester and enjoy some interesting work.
!st row : CArol McKenna, Alice Gardner, Thom Adorney, 2md row:Alexandra D’Maris, Charlie Carroll
Autumn Woods Abstract no 1 Thom Adorney
On Course Carol McKenna
The Schooner Race Start Charlie Carroll
4th of July Parade, Manchester By the Sea Alice Gardner
I am speechless, without words, and really full from the first Community Night at Passports held for the League of Women Voters! The portions were over-the-top, the flavors were fantastic, and the vibe was amazing. Every participant could not help but smile and toast to the folks around them that were having an equally great time. And above all, money was raised for local scholarships! Thank you again to Lyla, Eric, and the entire PASSPORTS staff for making this a wonderful night that bares repeating!! I look forward to the next big Community Night, and the good times and funds it will raise. See you there! ($15 for 3 courses?..Yep, it’s true)
Despite the fact that it snowed AGAIN yesterday, we are well into spring and I am hoping to highlight mostly outdoor activities for quite a stretch now. You may have to dress warmly, but we’re heading outdoors!
We’re off to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, again, but this time on a Friday evening. With our eyes on the prize, we’ll be hoping to catch some of the action as the wood frogs and salamanders make their mass migration to the vernal pools. I’m sorry, but how cool is that? Walks depart the barn, rain or shine, beginning at 6:00 and ending at 6:50.
Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular.
On Friday, April 10, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year. Some stops will feature live animals to see firsthand and learn about. The trail will lead to a real vernal pool where more animals and their eggs may be seen.
Refreshments and other surprises will await you in the Barn upon your return. Don’t miss this exciting educational night of family fun!
Another awesome outdoor activity that screams SPRING! I’m so loving this event also!
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (rain date Sunday, April 12)
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
$10 for kite-making workshop, free for flyers and spectators
Come fly a kite at Cogswell’s Grant! Bring your own kite or build one of your own, and watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England. Archie Stewart of Kite Education teaches a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kites and learn how to fly them. Sponsored by BankGloucester.
Registration is recommended for the workshop only. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now
I’ve never been here, but have been planning on it! I’m super intrigued. If you happen to go, please let me know how it was!
Salem, New Hampshire.
What is America’s Stonehenge?
Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old).
Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
Various inscriptions have been found throughout the site including Ogham, Phoenician and Iberian Punic Script. Dr. Barry Fell of Harvard University did extensive work on the inscriptions found at the site. They are detailed in his book America B.C.
I should mention that America’s Stonehenge is also home to eight super cute alpacas! What a bonus.
Please always remember to visit our friends at North Shore Kid for a more comprehensive list of fantastic family activities!
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I’d really like to see each and every FOB there. (Friend Of the Blog)