Breaking news: Heidi Dallin establishing YMCA of the North Shore Theater Company at Cape Ann Y offering inclusive professional theater arts training and performance opportunities #GloucesterMA

Happy winds of change-

“Theater at the Cape Ann YMCA kicks off with a Holiday Delights Performance Workshop during which student actors can learn the basics of professional theater as well as be part of a Cape Ann holiday tradition.

The 7 week session culminates in a workshop performance of scenes from Holiday Delights for family and friends at Ames Hall in Salem.  Set in Gloucester, Holiday Delights is a festive evening of stories, music and movement recounting the special traditions that other cultures and families experience as seen through a young child’s magical journey on Christmas Eve to discover what is really important during the holiday season.

Theater training at the Cape Ann YMCA provides young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential while developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theatre. The YMCA of the North Shore Theater Company– NOW Offering Theater Training Performance Opportunities at the Cape Ann YMCA!”

Heidi Dallin | YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist

Theatre Kids Save the dates –

  • For the first week only: 5-9 year olds will meet Friday, October 29 from 4-6 pm for a skills workshop and intro to the play
  • 10-18 year olds will meet Saturday, October 30 from 10 am to 12 pm for a skills workshop and intro to the play. 
  • Please note the workshop meets Fridays, 4pm-6 pm and Saturdays 10am -12pm. However, student actor schedules will vary according to their roles and the scenes being rehearsed. All participants must wear sneakers to each session. 
  • The workshop performance of Holiday Delights will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, December 12 at Ames Hall in Salem.

Contact Heidi Dallin | Cape Ann YMCA (P) 978-283-0470 (E) dallinh@northshoreymca.org (W) www.northshoreymca.org

YMCA of the North Shore arts programs

Heidi Dallin | YMCA – Theater training classes coming here and beyond

Dallin is also running a program at Manchester/Essex Middle School. Look for their “Annie” notices soon!

CLOSING OUT OCTOBER SAVOUR SATURDAY WINE TASTINGS IN GRAND STYLE & TASTE WITH  MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE’S GUEST HOST BROOKE OVERSHISER. TAKING US TO FINE WINES FROM CHABLIS, NORTHERN RHONE, TO CRU BEAUJOLAIS,  THE ORGANIC HILLS OF MONTALCINO IT, LANDING IN LUXURY IN  NORTHEASTERN NAPA VALLEY…. A SINGULAR TASTING JOURNEY.

CLOSING OUT OCTOBER SAVOUR SATURDAY WINE TASTINGS IN GRAND STYLE & TASTE WITH  MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE’S GUEST HOST BROOKE OVERSHISER. TAKING US TO FINE WINES FROM CHABLIS, NORTHERN RHONE, TO CRU BEAUJOLAIS,  THE ORGANIC HILLS OF MONTALCINO IT, LANDING IN LUXURY IN  NORTHEASTERN NAPA VALLEY…. A SINGULAR TASTING JOURNEY.

WHAT:  Every Saturday guest host tasting offers multiple opportunities that begin with  the introduction of wines that may be new to your palette coupled with a learning experience…asking “what to expect from a wine”, deepening enjoyment. Brooke is both a wine specialist and educator, welcoming conversation about the finer points of wines she knows all too well            
As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.

WHY: Saturday’s wines, beyond their sensory qualities are “text-book” in the variety of wine to food pairings they offer.  Both Brooke and Kathleen have the ready-to-share-expertise elevating a wine’s contribution to every food occasion…snacks to hors’ d to restaurant choices …take advantage of this Saturday.

WHO: For this tasting guest host Brooke and Kathleen have selected wines from renowned vintners to emerging stars of the grape  

WHEN: This Saturday, October 23rd, from 2p to 4pm at Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include:
Grand Regnard Chablis, Bourgogne, 2019, Varietal : Chardonnay, Alc. 12.5, A luxurious wine, one of the oldest, most prestigious houses in Chablis. Tasting: very lean and long in the mouth, defined flavors of white peach, green apple, lemon zest and chalky minerality. Pairs well: with luxurious dishes; lobster, Poulet de Bresse with truffles, or foie gras … just the sort of thing! Ratings: KM, simply classic and brilliant!  

Maison L’Envoye, Ch. Vivier Monopole, Fleurie, Beaujolais, 2018, 13.0 Alc.,Varietal: 100% Gamay, Tasting: fresh and crisp on the palate, lively aromas and flavors of tart red fruit, chalk, minerality, velvety tannins, well-balanced natural acidity. Rating: wine.com 89  Pairs well: grilled cheeseburgers topped with minced shallots, dare we say “fried pickle”.

Les Launes, Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhone Valley, Delas, 2018 Alc. 14% Varietal: 100% Syrah, Alc. 14.0, Tasting: Black raspberries, sappy herbs, and Christmas spice notes, a seamless, elegant texture, and polished tannins. Pairs well: lamb, game (deer, venison), poultry, beef, Ratings: Jeb Dunnuck 91, specialist Southern Fr. grapes.

Allomi, The Hess Collection, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 
2018 , Alc. 14.4% Blends small amounts of Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, Tasting: perfumed red fruit, herbal notes complements dense black cherry and blackberry core, bright acidity, full-bodied, smooth texture.  Pair well: game, mature & hard cheese, lamb, cured meats Ratings: Wine Spectator 90, Wine Enthusiast 90, James Sucking 92  

Argiano, Solengo, Rosso Toscano,  2017, 14.5 Alc. 
  Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sangiovese. Tasting: A beam of pure blackberry, black currant, earth flavors accented by vanilla and coconut, in new oak. Pairs well: juicy, grilled steak, lamb chops, Veal, cured meats, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93, James Suckling 95

Savour’s everyday day tech-tastings, North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 fine wines and yes, complimentary.  The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated for COVID19/Delta, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…All are welcomed wearing masks for our mutual health and well-being.  Thank you, Kathleen & the Savour Team        

Savour Wine & Cheese  l  76 Prospect St.  l  Gloucester l  978. 282 .1455

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Events at Hammond Castle Museum

Knights, Maidens & Moor: Broadway at the CastleFriday, November 5th
Saturday, November 6th
Sunday, November 7th (Show beings at 6pm)https://www.hammondcastle.org/product/broadway/

Join us as Hello Friends Productions brings Knights, Maidens and Moor to our Great Hall with a cabaret of Broadway songs all relating to life in a castle or to the many famous guests Hammond entertained. With two Masters of Ceremony for the evening, we’ll have humming along to classics like Gershwin, Disney and more. 

The cast includes: Tom Edmonds, April Baldwin Foley, Andrew Hankinson, Rebecca Kenneally, Bobby Kerrigan, Kelly Murphy, Sean Murphy, Thomas Smoker and Crystal Van Artsdalen. Accompanying the cast on the Hammond’s original, 1920s Chickering piano is Chris Lawnsby. Cast bios are listed on the event page. Shows begin at 7pm on Friday and Saturday night and at 6pm on Sunday night. Parking is always free.

MOVIE NIGHTS: 

Hammond Castle Museum is once again teaming up with Cape Ann Cinema as we present Robin Hood accompanied by internationally acclaimed, silent movie live accompanist, Peter Krasinski and the 1980s classic hit, Highlander, a 35th Anniversary screening. 

Showings are:

  • November 12th: Robin Hood with Peter Krasinski. Doors open at 6:45, show begins at 7pm.
  • November 21st: Highlander: 35th Anniversary Showing. Doors open at 5:45, movie begins at 6pm

November 12th – ROBIN HOOD (1922)

The swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks stars with Wallace Beery in one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s (and the first to have a glitzy Hollywood premiere). The swashbuckling Fairbanks plays the dashing Earl of Huntingdon, who, after returning from the Crusades, adopts the moniker Robin Hood in order to defeat the treacherous Prince John, who has usurped the throne of the kind King Richard the Lion-Hearted.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TRAILER!

 November 21st- HIGHLANDER: 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (1986)

While this 1980s video store staple spawned many sequels and TV series, “There can be only one,” to quote the movie’s most quoted line. This modern sword-and-sorcery stars one-time Tarzan Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod (of the Clan MacLeod!), an immortal 16th-century Scottish Highlander living in 20th-century New York, who becomes embroiled in a fight to the death with other immortals, with the ultimate prize being the mysterious “Prize” (the power of all the immortals who have ever lived. Great performances by bad boy Clancy Brown as the evil Kurgan, and Sean Connery as MacLeod’s friend and mentor, Ramírez (a Spaniard… with a Scottish accent… but born in ancient Egypt). Featuring a great soundtrack by Queen.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TRAILER!

Last event: 

Meet & Greet Trick Or Treat

October 27, 5pm -7:30pm

What better place to trick or treat and meet all your child’s favorite fantasy characters than at an old, seaside castle? We have everything you need to ignite your child’s imagination: superheroes and princesses, a drawbridge, spiral staircase,  a Great Hall and even a pool in the middle of the Castle! We’ll have over a dozen characters and some spooky music but, you bring the scary costumes.

Timed Trick or Treat sessions will last approximately 15 minutes with five different treat stations set up within the Castle.  You will have opportunities to take your own photos of your child with their favorite ICe Queen Cosplay Princess Parties characters including but not limited to: Spiderman, Harley Quinn, Batman, Snow White & The Evil Queen, Cinderella & the Evil Step Sisters, Wonder Woman, Wreck It Ralph, and Rey & BB8.