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Meditation & Music
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets, will offer a one-hour Meditation & Music secular program Sunday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Program is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.
Science of Wind Power
Science with Lisa will explore wind power at the Sawyer Free Library on Wednesday Sept. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Create a mini-wind turbine and learn about the science of wind. For kids in grades 2-5. Please register at 978-281-9763, Ext. 18.
The Gloucester Woman’s Club will meet Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon, at Trinity Congregational Church. Dues of $15 are payable at this time. Members are asked to bring a sandwich; dessert and beverages will be provided.
Artist John Fiandaca will lead a three-part series on landscape painting on consecutive Saturdays starting Sept. 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Sawyer Free Library’s Friend Room. Fiandaca has taught Visual Art in secondary and vocational schools and colleges. Part 1 will feature a demonstration by the artist and is open to all. Parts 2 and 3 will be workshops which are free but require registration. Part 2 (Sept. 28) will cover Design and Composition; Part 3 (Oct. 5) color and values.
The next family-friendly Cape Ann Community Contra Dance will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 at the First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. There will be a potluck supper from 5 to 6:30. At 6:30 there will be a Basic Contra Workshop; the Community Contra Dance will start at 7 p.m. Contra dance a New England based folk dance style in which couples dance facing each other in parallel lines. There is a suggested sliding scale admission of $7-$10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.