Looking for some delicious homemade treats for the holiday weekend? Come to the special pop-up bake sale at the Annisquam Farmers Market on Friday, July 3, 9:00 – noon. The renowned bakers of the Annisquam Sewing Circle are cooking up all sorts of yummy sweets—fruit pies, brownies, cakes, and even some gluten-free temptations. While you’re at it, buy extra to freeze for later!
Mark your Calendar!
Friday, July 3, 9:00 – noon
(or as long as these goodies last!)
Annisquam Farmers’ Market 36 Leonard Street, Gloucester
(between the Exchange & the Village Hall)
Perry McIntosh shares a save the date for the Annisquam Sewing Circle annual Christmas fair stressing that it’s traditionally slated after Thanksgiving which comes early this year. Don’t miss it!
CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Annisquam Sewing Circle Annisquam Village Hall, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam, Gloucester
“For years, residents of Cape Ann have lined up at the Annisquam Village Hall before the doors open for the annual Christmas Fair to purchase the beautiful greens, gifts, and gourmet goodies made by the ladies of the Annisquam Sewing Circle.
The fair is known for its beautiful wreaths, but there will also be decorated boxwood trees and mantle and table centerpieces suitable for smaller spaces.
The abundance and variety of handcrafted items will dazzle the eye—sweaters, socks, hats and mittens; placemats, potholders and monogrammed dish towels; needlepoint tree ornaments created by the members of the Annisquam Sewing CIrcle just for this fair, as well as many more one-of-a-kind items that will not be found anywhere else! Once again, Circle member Grace Murray has knitted one of her unique hats (her 335th!), which will be offered in a silent auction. Only one of these hats becomes available to the public each year.
Beautifully wrapped foods and baked goods grace the gourmet table —from homemade preserves to fancy cakes, gluten-free items and even Food for Fido and your Favorite Feline. The fair also features a glittering display of costume jewelry which for many shoppers is a destination itself. Hostess baskets and grab bags are also popular traditional items at the fair.
A delicious three-course luncheon will be served at 12:30. Tickets are $18 and reservations are recommended (visit Annisquamsewingcircle.org)
Founded in 1837, the Annisquam Sewing Circle is one of the oldest continuous independent societies of women in the United States and is the oldest one on Cape Ann. All proceeds from the Fair are contributed by the Annisquam Sewing Circle to Cape Ann community programs.”
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Annual Sewing Circle Spring Plant & Gourmet Food Sale Sunday, May 20, 2017
8:30am – 1:00pm
The Grounds of the Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930
Finally – Spring!
Due to the very cold weather this Spring and other Village events the Annual ASC Spring Plant & Gourmet Food Sale will be held on SUNDAY on the grounds of the Annisquam Exchange…This event will feature a wide array of annuals and perennials from leading garden centers– including hanging plants, bedding plants and rose bushes. Go on the hunt for the perfect plants for your garden – sunny or shady. The Plant Sale also includes perennial plant treasures dug from our member’s gardens and sold at bargain prices!
A wide array of annuals and perennials – including hanging baskets, bedding plants and rose bushes
Plants that thrive on Cape Ann – collected from Sewing Circle members’ gardens
In addition to your quest for the perfect plants and not to be missed is our Gourmet Food Table with delicious pies, cakes, and savory treats. Many items will be prepared from recipes in our award-winning Annisquam Sewing Circle Cookbook, ” A Circle of Recipes,” which celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the Sewing Circle.
Come early for the best selection at this always popular event! The Plant and Gourmet Food Sale is held in the Village of Annisquam in Gloucester, off Rt. 127A. Turn down Leonard Street at the Annisquam Village Church and on to the Annisquam Exchange.
All profits are donated to Cape Ann community programs and given as scholarships
Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair, Satuday Dec 2 ONLY 8am-noon
Rockport Art Association –Cape Ann Artisans Dec 1 (4-9) & Dec 2 (10-5)
Rocky Neck 2017 Annual Holiday Show at the Cultural Center weekends through December 10th
Rocky Neck 2017 Holiday Show
“December in November–Giving the Gift of Art” Rocky Neck Art Colony members’ fine art and crafts sale, through December 10th, OPEN Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-4PM. Downstairs is a beautiful John Nesta tribute.
photo caption: Orginal watercolor painting, Birch on the Neck, by Deb Schradieck, booth at the Rocky Neck Art Colony 2017 Annual Holiday members show
Don’t miss Mary Rhinelander
Installation 2017 Rocky Neck holiday exhibition and MCC cultural visit
JOHN NESTA tribute Rocky Neck
JOHN NESTA small tribute exhibit
Rockport Art Association
Rockport Art Association
Jonathan Hotz exhibit at the Rockport Art Association
Jonathan Hotz Country Lane, solo exhibition at the Rockport Art Assoc
Rockport Art Association members’ photography group exhibition Installation Stow Wengenroth Gallery Rockport Art Association
Law Hamilton, On approach Floating Box Series, photograph archival ink jet print, Rockport Art Association,
Janice Koskey Proud Egret color photo Rockport Art Association group exhibition
Ray Crane, The Inner Harbor Gloucester, group show, Rockport Art Association
Janet Wolahan, Trawler Gloucester, oil on canvas, New Members group exhibition Rockport Art Association
Tom Amend, Abrupt Transition, Oil on linen, new members group exhibition, Rockport Art Assocaition
Dennis Poirier, on the Waterfront, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5, Rockport Art Association
Deborah Babson Boulders( “Courage”), etching with hand coloring from an edition of 50, Rockport Art Association
Deborah Babson Boulders #3 ( Work), etching with hand coloring from an edition of 50, Rockport Art Association
Rockport Art Association group exhibition
Scott Tubby, New Moon, oil, Rockport Art Association
Nancy E Davis, Wayward Path, oil, “Polly Thayer Starr Award for Excellence in any Medium”, Rockport Art Association & Museum
TWO DAYS ONLY Cape Ann Artisans at the Rockport Art Association Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2nd (10-5). Cape Ann Artisans has also announced their special 2018 Cape Ann Artisan tour dates- June 2nd and 3rd and Oct 6-8
Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair
Sat Dec 2nd 8am-noon, 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Beautiful Wreaths to decorate your Home
Potted plants and bulbs to Give or to Keep
Elegant Table Arrangements
Gourmet Foods for your Guests and Family
Exquisite Hand-crafted Gift Items
$3 Grabs for Mom, Dad and your Favorite Pets wrapped and ready to go!
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Save the Date! Press Release From The Annisquam Sewing Circle:
Each autumn the members of the Annisquam Sewing Circle gather to prepare for the Annual Christmas Fair, well known for its fabulous one-of-a-kind wreaths and center pieces as well as decorated boxwood trees. Also one will find beautiful bulbs and potted plants ready to give or take home, delicious homemade gourmet food items and handcrafted gift items.
Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair December 2, 2017 – 8:00am – 12:00 pm Annisquam Village Hall 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930-1322
The Annisquam Sewing Circle was begun in 1837 as the Annisquam Female Benevolent Society. It is thought to be the oldest continuous independent society of women on Cape Ann.
The Society’s purpose as stated in its Preamble, was “for the performance of acts of benevolence.” Through the years, the Society, and now the Circle, has contributed generously to community programs and to individuals.