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Cape Ann Cursilla Ultreya will hold a pot luck ultreya at the St. Ann and Holy Family office conference room Saturday, May 5, with the pot luck at 5 p.m. and the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
Gloucester Gig Rowers will hold an open house for the public on Saturday, May 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Maritime Gloucester, Harbor Loop. Come learn about this great rowing club, housed right here at Maritime Gloucester. For more information, call Heidi Tarr Henson at 978-828-3038.
On Sunday, May 6, there will be a yard sale to benefit Wellspring's children playground improvements organized by Ethan Wheeler from Gloucester Boy Scout Troop 112. The yard sale will be held at 31 Eastern Point Road, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to pay for materials used to improve the children's play area at a Wellspring residential facility. Creating a safe place for the children to play is part of Ethan's Eagle Scout project.
The Womens Club of Magnolia's will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Library Center. The meeting will focus on this year's distribution of funds, followed by Russell's Florist making spring floral arrangements with our group; cost of materials is $25 per person. Our hostess is Linda Geary and her committee. For more information, call Carol Sutherland at 978-525-3773.
Cinco De Mayo
Gloucester Lodge of Elks, 101 Atlantic Ave., will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a party on Saturday, May 5, from 8 until midnight hosted by Bob O'Maley. Free of charge; members and guest are welcome!
The members of Gloucester Lodge of Elks, 101 Atlantic Ave., invite families to a cook-out on May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy hamburgers, hot Dogs, and all the trimmings, hot off the grill. Leo Francis and his cast of characters will entertain the kids; and there'll be a fun-for-all of dancing, candy attacks, crafts, cupcake decorating and Rain Forest Reptiles exhibit at 3 p.m.
The Gloucester Preschool is having its annual yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fuller School. Proceeds benefit the enrichment of the students. Rain date is Saturday, May 19, at the same time.
A life honored
Friends, family and former students of James Guter, director of the award-winning Gloucester High School Band, from 1975 to 1982, will gather to honor his life and work at a memorial service on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Atlantic Beach. One of the founding members of the NESBA organization, Jim was instrumental in the development of the NESBA philosophy that all students deserve a chance to be great performers. Those who plan to attend, please email Janis Guter at: email@example.com or 630-999-6927.
Speech & Hearing
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month, and from May 1 through 31, Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospital offers free speech/language screenings, including free pediatric speech and language screenings (20 to 30 minutes) for children 11 months to 18 years, conducted by a member of the Speech-Language Therapy Department to appropriately identify speech, language and feeding development. Children who qualify for more evaluation will be further assisted by a speech/language pathologist. The screenings will take place in Speech-language Therapy Outpatient Clinic at Beverly Hospital, on Herrick St., and in Addison Gilbert's Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center in Gloucester. Available by appointment only; call 978-283-4000 x141, for Addison Gilbert Hospital. For more information, e-mail: sgriffin@nhs-healthlink.