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Health care reform
Learn what health care reform means for your business when Leslie Sebba, M.D., medical director at Northeast Physician Hospital Organization (PHO), provides an overview and answers on Tuesday, July 17, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room of BankGloucester, 160 Main St. Dr. Sebba is a board-certified internist and pulmonologist with 18 years practice on the North Shore. He's served as medical director at Tufts Health Plan and as chief medical officer at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport. Seating is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to the HealthConnection at 1-888-253-0800.
Dance on down to the Lanesville Community Center for a violin-powered rock 'n' roll fundraiser by the Merj from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Admission is by donation to the LCC Building Fund. Wine and beer will be on sale; plus raffles.
Help our homeless
The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is accepting donations of deodorant, razors, feminine products, men's sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men's jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks.
Cape Ann Farmers Market's summer 2012 season runs weekly, for seventeen consecutive Thursday afternoons, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Stage Fort Park, with fresh produce from local farms and backyard growers, and new vendors offering roasted nuts, herbs, homemade cheese, condiments, baked goods, gelato, fresh pasta, eggs, maple syrup, desert sauces, salsa, jams, fish from Fisherman's Wharf Seafood, local wines and locally roasted coffee, and more prepared foods to take home or to a near-by picnic table. Craft tents offer organic soaps, hand-made jewelry, pottery, clothing and art. For more information, visit: www.capeannfarmersmarket.org.
Foundation fun day
The J.J. Nicastro Foundation Fun Day 4 Kidz in Gorton's Parking Lot is Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured will be an inflatable carnival, games, prizes, food, face painting and disc jockey. All proceeds to the J.J. Nicastro Foundation. Dunk Tank victims are Mr. Kobs, Mike Lattof, Kyle Lucido, The Foley Sisters (Devon and Darien), Mark Horgan, Santo Parisi, Jason Vizena, Flipper Barry and John Nicastro.
Kids summer lunch
The Open Door Food Pantry will serve free summer lunch to children under the age of 18, from June 15 to Aug. 24, at Riverdale Park, Willowood Gardens and The Open Door. Lunches are served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Food Service Programs are federally funded through the USDA and sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education. All meals are free to children under 18 without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. No registration or sign-up is necessary.
On Friday, July 13, join a summer sunset music cruise to benefit Alzheimers aboard The Privateer IV out of 7-Sea's Wharf, next to the Gloucester House, departing promptly at 7 p.m. and returning by 10 p.m.Tickets are $20, including hot/cold buffet and entertainment by Full Circle. There will be a cash bar, 50/50 raffle and prizes.
Senior Day Care
The Council on Aging sponsors Social Day Care sessions with supervised activities and programs three days a week, for seniors who are homebound and isolated, at the Rose Baker Senior Center, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Daily lunch and snacks are included. Transportation is provided by CATA. Call 978-281-9765, ext. 20.
Yoga for seniors
The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.
Handyman for seniors
The Council on Aging has a new handyman, a retired carpenter, available to help Gloucester and Rockport seniors with inside and outside work at a reduced cost. To make an appointment, call the Rose Baker Senior Center at 978-281-9765 and leave your contact information and a brief description of the work needed.
Bay View Brotherhood
On the second Tuesday of every month, Bay View Brotherhood Club Inc. holds a meeting at Brotherhood Club Hall, 889 Washington St., at 7 p.m.
Every Tuesday, the Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.
Cape Ann Gay and Bi Men, a discussion group, meets every Monday (except holidays) at the Community Center, 67 Middle St., from 7 to 9 p.m. The group plans other social events. Call Brian King at 978-927-4506, ext. 219 or visit www.gbmhp.org.
Sawyer Free Library offers homebound services for residents who need them. Books (large print or regular), magazines, CDs and audio books may be delivered on a monthly basis. Call Cindi at 978-281-9763 x24.
SeniorCare serves lunch daily at the senior luncheon centers at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations, call the Rose Baker Senior Center at 978-281-0081, Sheedy Park at 978-281-5128 or McPherson Park at 978-283-3141. Meals on Wheels are also available. Call 978-281-1750.
Food stamp screening
The Open Door's food pantry provides food stamps eligibility screenings with a trained outreach coordinator. To make an appointment, call 978-283-6776, ext. 201. Visit www.foodpantry.org.
Parent support group
Cape Ann Families offers a free parent support and education group weekly (ongoing throughout the year) for all parents and caregivers. Parent Connection meets Fridays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at 29 Emerson Ave. Child care and transportation are provided. Call 978-281-7856 for more information, or drop in.
SeniorCare Inc. offers elder services in Beverly, Gloucester, Essex, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. For more information, call the Intake and Referral Department at 978-281-1750 or toll free at 1-866-927-1050. SeniorCare is a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point and federally designated Area Agency on Aging. Visit www.seniorcareinc.org.
The Gloucester Republican City Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., at 101 Western Ave. Call Luke Noble at 978-394-1648.
A variety of recovery programs meets weekly in Gloucester.
Daily — Early Bird recovery meetings, 7 to 8 a.m., Mondays through Sundays, First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Open discussions.
Monday — Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps to Freedom, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Veterans' Center, 12 Emerson Ave.
Tuesday — AA for young people, 7 to 8 p.m., Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St. Open speaker discussion.
Wednesday — AA speaker meeting, Fish City Group, St. John's Episcopal Church, Middle Street, 7 to 8 p.m. 508-957-4690.
Friday — Al-Anon Family Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave.
Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous "Saturday and Sober" meeting, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Trinity Congregational Church, Middle Street. Open speaker, discussion. Nonsmoking; AA discussion group, 10 to 11:15 a.m., Easler Building, 23 Duncan St.; AA meeting, Union Congregational Church, Magnolia, 8 to 9 p.m.; AA Open Big Book/discussion, nonsmoking, 8 to 9:30 p.m., St. John's Church, 48 Middle St.
Learn to Cope
Learn to Cope, a confidential support group for parents and caregivers struggling with a member of the family who is addicted to opiates or other drugs (opiates include heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) meets every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., lower level. Call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org. Sponsored by the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative.
SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance), every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE's accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org or call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.
Action Inc's Adult Basic Education classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Action's main offices, 80 Main St. Classes include reading, writing, math, work skills and referrals to support services as needed. Call 978-282-1000 or visit www.actioninc.org.
GHS building project
The Gloucester High School Carpentry/Electrical shops are accepting applications for a house building project for the 2012-2103 school year. Contact Jack Andrewes at GHS or at email@example.com.
Gloucester meetings of Narcotics Anonymous are as follows:
"Together We Can" meets Sundays, 7 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.
"Living Clean" meets Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.
"Keeping It Real" meets Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 5 Center St.
"Fishing for Recovery" meets Fridays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.
For more meeting times, visit www.NewEnglandNA.org or call 1-866-624-3578.
The Council on Aging is sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program "Life Improvement Series" at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Monday mornings, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. This 12-week series is free and is offered by Carol Pallazolla, who is trained by the Arthritis Foundation. To sign up, call 978 281-9765.
The Council on Aging art program at the Rose Baker Senior Center is led by art instructor Juni VanDyke. For information about the ongoing weekly art projects on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10 a.m., call 978-281-9765.
Reiki for seniors
Reiki masters Dianna Porper and Laura Class offer reiki sessions at the Rose Baker Senior Center at a discounted rate for seniors, on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 978-281-9765.
The COA knitting and crochet group meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.
A friendly group of Scrabble players meets Tuesdays, noon, at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.
Teen boat building
Maritime Gloucester is running a boat building course for high school students with eight weeks of classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Dory Shop. Taught by Geno Mondello, the program offers hands-on experience in laying out, lofting and making full-sized patterns and pieces and assembling and finishing a skiff. No prior experience necessary. The fee is $50, and the course is limited to six participants. To register, call 978-281-0470.
A CATA bus departs the Rose Baker Senior Center each Monday morning at 10 a.m. destined for the Liberty Tree and North Shore Malls. Return pick-up time at the mall is 1:30 p.m. Five or more passengers are needed, so call CATA by the Friday afternoon before the trip. For information/registration, call 978 283-7916, or 978-281-9765.
Legion Post open
The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 opens its lounge for members and guests, Monday through Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Blue Star Banner
Capt. Lester S. Wass Post 3, American Legion, honors military personnel by presenting the parents of anyone on active duty with a Blue Star Banner. These banners may be obtained by calling 978-283-9710. Leave your name and telephone number and a representative will return your message.
The Compass Youth Program offers GED preparation for ages 16 to 21, through Action Inc. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., throughout the summer. Call 978-281-9682.
Pathways' Cape Ann Families, 29 Emerson Ave., seeks men and women to volunteer as parent mentors. The program has been running for 20 years, serving parents of the Cape Ann community who are experiencing stress or isolation. Volunteers are matched with parents, beginning year-long mentorships/friendships. Contact Hailey Granger at 978-281-2400, ext. 110, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI support groups
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts recovery support groups for persons suffering depression or other brain disorders and their families on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and third Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 43 Gloucester Ave. Call 978-281-1557, email email@example.com or visit www.namicapeann.org.
Cape Ann Business Incubator's Center for Entrepreneurial Development holds free lunchtime workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at 33 Commercial St. Topics include an introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, how to secure financing and more. To RSVP, call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.
SeniorCare Inc.'s "Meals on Wheels" program is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noon-time meals to homebound seniors. Hot meals are fully prepared and packaged for delivery. Drivers may volunteer for one morning a week or more. Call Linnea or Paula at 1-866-927-1050 or 978-281-1750, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Rose Baker Senior Center's walking club needs a volunteer leader. Free training will prepare leaders on recruiting walkers to join the club, and understanding the benefits of walking. Call 978-281-9765.
Pathways for Children hosts parent and child play groups Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at its Cape Ann Families play space, 8 Emerson Ave. Parents, caregivers and children, from birth to age 5, are welcome. Contact Amy Larsen at 978-281-2400, ext. 120, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Door Pantry
The Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., provides free food assistance Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Valid ID required. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.
Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., is raising money through donations of new and used books, CDs, DVDs, records and audio books. The church has a drop-off donation container to collect these items. The church will be paid on an ongoing basis for all items collected in the donation container. The program is an ongoing fundraiser and donations can be made by the public at any time. All funds raised benefit the general funding of the church. Visit www.GotBooks.com.
Annisquam kindergarten and nursery school is holding an open house for parents looking for a nurturing creative and fun preschool for ages 2.9 to 6 years. Massachusetts preschool standards are followed, learning is made fun with games, and interesting monthly themes. Individual, creative programs and a wonderful art room and art program are offered; our Spanish teacher provides drama and play twice a week. Visit from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. No appointment needed; or when convenient. Our extended hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at new, low prices.
Chargers Youth Program
Gloucester's Chargers Youth Program is accepting football and cheerleading registrations online at: chargersyouthprogram.org. Please do not delay.
Second Glance Thrift Store, 2 Pond Road, has extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Shop for clothing, household goods, books, collectibles, furniture and more. The donation center is open during regular business hours. Furniture pickup is available by appointment. A tax receipt is available upon request. All proceeds support The Open Door. Call 978-283-4298 or visit www.foodpantry.org.
Coed Youth Basketball registration for students finishing grades five through 12 will be held Tuesday nights, June 5 and 19, through August 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Church of East Gloucester, 7 Chapel St. Fee is $25 prior to May 31 or $35 after May 31. For information, call Pat Keeley at 978-283-5527
Sawyer Library patrons have access to Learning Express Library from any computer with their library card. You can prepare for the CLEP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, and ASVAB without the expense of buying buying practice books. Learning Express also offers tutorials for software, GED preparation, job searches, U.S. citizenship, and resources in Spanish. Visit www.sawyerfreelibrary.org/ and Learning Express Library will be one of the many databases you can access with your library card.
Cape Ann Referral Group
The Cape Ann Referral Group, a membership of local business networking and referrals, meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on Eastern Avenue. Visit www.CapeAnnBiz.com.
Cape Ann Thrift Shop
Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.
Action Inc. is currently offering Adult Basic Education classes (through May 2), Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at Action's main offices at 180 Main St. in Gloucester (enter through 5 Pleasant St.), and will include reading, writing, math, work skills, and referrals to support services as needed. Call 978-282-1000 to find out if you're eligible and apply. For more information, visit: www.actioninc.org.
VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.
The Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., offers a risk-reduction exercise program for seniors age 60 and older with fear of falling and balance difficulty. A free 30-minute screening is required; plus a $3 fee per class. Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, and from noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 978-283-4001 x141.
The Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet, in the basement of St. Ann School, corner of Prospect and Pleasant streets, is open Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Clothes Closet is made possible through the volunteer efforts of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family Parish. Proceeds benefit local families in need. Call 978-283-7391.
Many veterans experience difficulty in adjusting to problems in civilian life after serving in combat. The Lowell Vet Center offers counseling at the Gloucester Veterans Center for area veterans and their families, free of charge. For an appointment, call the Gloucester Office of Veterans' Services at 978-281-9740.
Pathways' Cape Ann Families is looking for men and women to be paid facilitators of the Nurturing Program this fall. This 15 week program meets Tuesday evenings, October to February. Its initiative is to model a nurturing environment while working with children and their parents on creating a healthier family unit. Free three day training runs July 16, 18, and 21, from 10 to 5 p.m. at our 29 Emerson Ave. facility. Although the training is unpaid, it qualifies you as a candidate for a paid facilitator's position this fall. All are welcome. Please contact Hailey Granger, at 978-281-2400 ext. 110, or email: email@example.com by July 6.
The 2012 St. Peter's Fiesta starts June 27, and runs through Sunday evening, July 1. The religious procession follows the outdoor celebration of 10 a.m. mass of St. Peter at St. Peter's Park. Three trailers are still available, without cost, for individuals, families or groups wishing to add spiritual tradition to this unique event, by entering a personal decorated float with a religious theme. The Fiesta Committee offers $200 for each float, to help decorate the floats. For more information, call Rose at 978 283-1664.
Sawyer Free Library's anglophiles may have free online access to Queen Victoria's Journals through June 30, at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org. The 141 volumes span her childhood through her golden and diamond jubilee years to her death in 1901. The only monarch other than Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate a diamond jubilee, Victoria's complete collection has never been published before. The online journals, complete with photos and illustrations, are the result of a collaboration by the Bodleian Library, the Royal Archives and the online publisher ProQuest. Most of the volumes were rewritten by Victoria's daughter, Princess Beatrice, according to the wishes of her mother. After June 30, the journals will be available only to users in the United Kingdom.
Sawyer Free hours
Sawyer Free Library bookworms, please take note that summer hours are now in effect, and are as follows: Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed Sunday. The Children's Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday.
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's Advisory Council is seeking applications for these vacant seats: two education members; an education alternate; one whalewatch member; two fixed gear commercial fishing member and alternate; a business and industry member and an alternate; a diving member and an alternate; and one youth alternate. For more information or an application kit, please contact: Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov. Applications are due by July 16.
Class of '57 reunion
The Gloucester High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will hold a meeting on June 28, at 7 p.m., at the home of Andrea Mackey, 33 Railroad Ave., to discuss plans for the 55th class reunion, including a picnic on Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m. at the Lanesville Community Center, dinner at the Gloucester House on Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m., and breakfast on Sunday, July 29, at 8 p.m. at the Gloucester House. If you have not received information in the mail, please contact Andrea. We have a list of "missing" classmates who we are trying to locate. If you knoow their whereabouts, and/or contact information, please contact Andrea at 978-283-6844: Marilyn Muse Snow, Lianne MacMillan LaMuth, Stephen Johnson, nancy Coleman, Geraldine Carpenter Dare, Eleanor Anderson, Sandra Tyser Place, Jean Tucker McCormick, Judith Viator, Kenneth Wikstrom, Ann Gillis, Rosalie Frontiero Krantz.
St. Peter's Novena
The nine-day Novena to St. Peter, which precedes the five-day St. Peter's Fiesta, will be held at the American Legion Hall, at 7 p.m. each evening, from Monday, June 18, through Tuesday, June 26. On June 26, the celebration of mass will follow the evening novena of prayer and praise, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Joe Novello at 978 283-4367.
The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is raising funds for the July 3rd and Labor Day weekend celebrations. The current economy makes this a difficult task but fireworks bring such a joy and have become Gloucester traditions. All donations are tax deductible, and any amount, large or small, is welcome. Send: c/o The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. (Please note:"Fireworks"). If you are interested in helping or joining the committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for talent
The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series is looking for talent! Street performers, children's acts and volunteers for three outdoor festivals, with three performance stages, dancing in the streets, al fresco dining, late-night shopping, and much more! Saturday evenings, July 21, Aug. 18, and Sept. 5. Come join the fun! Email: email@example.com, and tell us what you can bring to the party! Downtown Gloucester Block Parties is a community project under the auspices of the Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.
SeniorCare's third annual Sunset Boat Cruise aboard Hurricane II departs Rose's Wharf, 415 Main St., on Thursday, July 12, promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cruise goes to Salem Harbor, returning by 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, with music by Leo's Classic Hits and a cash bar; $25 per person, including raffles, door prizes, light buffet and an evening of fun.
On Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m., the North Shore Arts Association presents archivist Mary Rhinelander McCarl talking about Cape Ann artists during the Great Depression, with a special focus on Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA), which funded the creation of so many great American murals, and exploring Roosevelt's special relationship with Gloucester, its fishing community, and the schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud. For more information, call 978-283-1857, or visit www.nsarts.org.
Want to know what a Buddhist practice is? How others maintain a daily practice? Share your thoughts and questions with teacher Mary Kay Dyer from Rockport's Asian Classics Institute, and senior student and practitioner Elizabeth McLindon, on the fourth Sunday of every month at a new time, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the 222 Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Ave. For more information, call Mary Kay Dyer at 978-283-8857, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. McLindon may be reached at 978-879-9159, or by email at email@example.com .
The Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., has started summer hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Annisquam Exchange, a nonprofit organization, offers antiques, collectibles, linens, cards and gifts. For more information, call 978-281-0358.
The North Shore Arts Association will welcome back Music at Eden's Edge, the North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble for their 31st summer concert series. On Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. This performance —"Winds of June: Treasures and Discoveries for Woodwinds"— is the first of three at the Gallery this summer. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $15 students and $55 family (up to five family members) at the door, and are available online at www.edensedge.org. The NSAA is located at 11 Pirates Lane, East Gloucester. For more information, call 978-283-1857, or visit: www.nsarts.org for more information.
During June, take advantage of "Food for Fines" at Sawyer Free Library. Sixth- through 12th-graders can erase their overdue book fines by donating non-perishable food items to the library to benefit The Open Door's food pantry. Drop donations at the circulation desk with your library card. If you've lost your card, you can get a free replacement (for teens only).
Kids dental care
The Gloucester Children's Dental Center welcomes new patients to their facility on 99 Prospect Street. This child friendly center serves children and young adults under the age of 21 years who have Mass Health insurance. For more informaton, or to schedule an appointment, call 978-281-5885 to schedule an appointment.
Sawyer Free Library's Matz Gallery is exhibiting artist Jacqueline Cooper's series of 18 framed multimedia prints that portray a historical and cultural timeline of Jewish life in Europe. The prints portray Jewish life in Eastern Europe, immigration to New York's Lower East Side, and the challenges Jews faced as they developed the ready-to-wear garment industry in America. The free exhibit ends on June 30, and is open to the public.
GHS class of '46
The Gloucester High School Class of 1946 will meet at The Gloucester House on Saturday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon to celebrate our 66th year since graduation. For more inforamtion, call 978-281-2056, or RSVP to Elvira Spinney, 3 Cunningham Road, Gloucester, MA, 01930, by July 16th.
Healthy Streets Program
Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., Gloucester, lower level, Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Call 978-236-0251.
Isabel Babson Memorial Library, 69 Main St., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Named for Gloucester's first midwife, the library's books feature all aspects of family life including maternity, child care and women's health. The collection is updated monthly. All are welcome to browse. Call 978-283-5624.