David Rogers @ Folklore Theatre – June 3rd

Gloucester, MA–solo guitarist David Rogers performs Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00pm at Folklore Theatre Company 169 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 704-1269Admission: $15.00 https://www.northshorefolk.org

Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.

An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.

David will play a program based around Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones’, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions. He will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning Song to the Siren.


David Rogers:

http://www.davidrogersguitar.com/ http://www.ghsstrings.com/users/2582858 http://www.reverbnation.com/davidrogershttps://soundcloud.com/zigartha

Recordings for Download


JB Amero, David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag 8:30 pm @ The Rhumb Line. This Thursday 5.11.2017

This Thursday it’s “turn in your old prescription bottle” week at The rhumb Line. Band operators will be available to counsel you on the ins and outs of the ins and outs. Helping us along will be that dastardly dude of country music: Mr. J.B. Amero. Always a blast to have him around! With the Dynamic Duo of Messrs. Dave Brown and Dave Mattacks, what could go wrong?? Come on out for this special evening. Grief counsellors and Kleenex will be available for a limited time.
Dave Sag

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732


The Open Door – Empty Bowl Dinner Tonight

Empty Bowl Dinner 2017
Cruiseport Gloucester
6 Rowe Square
Thursday, May 11
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join them for an evening of food and hospitality.

The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten.


Extra parking is available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from the event site.

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Last year our attendance topped 1,000! If you would like information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Nichole’s Picks 5/13 + 5/14

Pick #1:  Gloucester Public School Arts Festival

GMG’s own James Eve did a wonderful post about this earlier this week….with all of the information you could need.  Please read his full post here! 

The festival is Saturday from 11:00-4:00

In his post, amongst other information, James included this schedule….

2017 Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 13, 2016

11 am to 12 pm            GHS Culinary Arts Reception – Sawyer Free Library
11 am to 11:30              Mad Hot Ball Demonstration – City Hall
11:30 to 12 pm            Recorder Performance – Elementary School Students – City Hall
12 to 12:340 pm            Ukulele Performance – Elementary School Students – City Hall
1 to 1:30 pm                        GHS Interactive Engineering Demonstration – City Hall
1 to 1:30 pm                        Dancing Through the Decades Workshop – City Hall
1 to 3 pm                        Collaborative Art Project – Sculpture Park – Museum
1:30 to 2:00 pm            GHS Theater Performance – City Hall
2 to 2:30 pm                        GHS Chorus Performance – City Hall
2:30 to 3:00 pm            O’Maley Chorus Performance – City Hall
3 to 3:30 pm                        O’Maley Jazz Band Performance – City Hall
3:30 to 4 pm                        GHS Docksiders Performance – City Hall

All Day Visual Art Displays

Elementary Schools – City Hall
O’Maley Innovation- Sawyer Free Library
High School – Sawyer Free Library
Industrial Arts, Engineering, Woodworking – Cape Ann Museum and City Hall

Courtesy of the Gloucester Education Foundation

Pick #2:  Bunny Tales: Mother’s Day at Appleton Farms

Sunday, May 14

Member Adults: $24 (Moms are FREE). Member Children: $12. Nonmember Adults:$30. (Moms are FREE). Nonmember Children: $15


Join us this Mother’s Day for an adventure with the classic characters from Beatrix Potter! Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning with the mischievous Peter Rabbit and his friends!

Attendees will explore the farm and meet some of the classic characters such as; Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Johnny Town Mouse, Tom Kitten and more!  Visit Mr. McGregor’s garden, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s kitchen, Jemima Puddle Duck’s nest and Hunca Munca’s doll house.  After your adventure, join us in the Carriage Barn for light refreshments and meet our farm animals in the barnyard.  Kids will also make a beautiful potted lettuce garden inspired by Peter Rabbit as a gift for mom!
FREE for moms! Please register all other adults and children. (Example: If Dad is registering for the family of five -Mom, Dad, and three kids- add 1 adult and three child tickets to your cart.)

This event runs rain or shine. Please pre-register so we have enough refreshments for all. Children under 1 are free.


Pick #3:  Lilac Sunday (now Saturday!) at Arnold Arboretum


“Events on Sunday, May 14 have been cancelled due to severe weather. We regret any inconvenience. A modified slate of tours and activities will be offered on Saturday, May 13. See details below.”


Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Mainly located on the edge of Bussey Hill Road in the heart of the landscape, the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America.

Tours of the lilacs and family activities are available from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, May 13


As always, for a comprehensive list of family friendly activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid


Two weeks ago Eastern Point Lit House kicked off a new bi-weekly series called Lit House Lit Talks, informal discussions covering a wide variety of writing related topics. This week we’ll be discussing The ABCs of Publishing. We had a lot of fun at our first discussion, and are hoping to draw even more folks this time around.

The Annisquam Village Church 2017 Concert Series launches with “Music from the Misty Isles”

The Annisquam Village Church 2017 Concert Series launches with “Music from the Misty Isles” on May 21 at 3 in the afternoon. The Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, plays their irresistible toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes in the unequalled acoustics of the historic 1830’s Village Church (Cape Ann’s Third Parish) at the head of Lobster Cove.

Celtic balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran joins in, setting off the jigs and reels with laments, lullabies, and love songs. A tea and scones reception rounds out the event.

Tickets at the door are $20. (Students / Seniors $15.) and may be purchased in advance from Diamond Cove Music or The Bookstore in Gloucester or at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.

The Annisquam Village Church is at 820 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Leonard Streets) in Gloucester 01930. Handicap accessible.


Composting Workshop with Backyard Growers and Black Earth Compost

Cape Ann Community

Compost workshopWant to turn your food and garden scraps into some coveted “black gold” this summer? Then come learn how to start your own backyard composting system from the experts at Black Earth Compost! Both the urban and suburban gardener will learn easy, low-stress ways to turn your scraps into a useful organic soil amendment!

Tickets here!

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