Ryan & Wood hosts Chamber networker
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is planning a very spirited after-hours networker this month, promises Tim Burton, the chambers's projects and events coordinator.
On Wednesday, July 11, Ryan & Wood Distilleries, at 15 Great Republic Drive in Gloucester's Blackburn Industrial Park, will open its doors for an open house gathering from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ryan & Wood, the first small-batch distillery on the North Shore since the repeal of Prohibition, makes fine spirits the old-fashioned, hand-crafted way; in a 600-liter alembic pot still. The results are Folly Cove Rum, Knockabout Gin, Beauport Vodka, and Rye Whiskey, which are earning rave reviews wherever they're poured.
Burton says reservations are requested by this Friday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-283-1601.
Rockport Dance's new studio in works
Construction is underway for a new studio for Rockport Dance Academy at Isinglass Place, 13 Railroad Ave., Rockport, with classes scheduled to begin with a summer dance camp this August.
The dance academy, which has been operating in a shared space at Rockport's Spiran Hall since 2010, has grown steadily, and owner and chief instructor Emily Twombly had searched for a new, larger, permanent home studio. The new space, with high ceilings and big windows will make a "wonderful, bright studio," Twombly said in a prepared statement, adding that there is "plenty of parking."
Rockport Dance Academy offers a progressive, versatile curriculum in a positive learning environment and caters to students age 3 through adult, beginner to pre-professional level. Teachers assess students' strengths and areas for growth and use teaching skills to maximize students' enjoyment and help them reach their ultimate potential. Courses offered include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and zumba. For more information, call 978-559-1495, or visit: www.rockportdanceacademy.com
Topsfield Fair recruiting part-timers
Looking for a temporary job?
The Topsfield Fair is hosting a job fair on Thursday, July 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to noon in Coolidge Hall at Topsfield Fairgrounds.
Temporary help is needed at this year's Topsfield Fair, which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8.
Openings include admissions, parking, security, and information booth personnel.
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