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February 28, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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Silva fundraiser

A bowling fundraiser to benefit young Daniel Silva, who was burned during a fire, will take place Sunday, March 3, 5 to 8 p.m., at Cape Ann Lanes. Cost is $20 per person and includes three strings of bowling and shoe rental. Teams of five, or singles, are welcome. Sign up by Feb. 28. Donations may be sent to: Daniel Silva Recovery Fund, c/o Rockport National Bank, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966, or 4 Parker St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

Ice Age trail

The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann is hosting an Ice Age Trail Hike on Sunday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. starting at Cape Ann Discovery Center and into Ravenswood Park. Did you know that until about 12,000 years ago North America was the greatest land of predatory creatures since the Jurassic era? Or that New England was under a mile or more of ice? Cape Ann is one of the most significant geological areas in America and one of the best places to learn about the last Ice Age up close. Cost is $5 for Nonmembers, Free to Trustees Members. Pre-register required at 978.281.8400 or: capeann@ttor.org.

Creature Feature!

The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann is hosting a Live Animals of the Night program Saturday, March 16, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ravenswood Park’s Ann Discovery Center. Grab the family and come to our Creature Feature with live nocturnal animals like porcupines, bats, and opossums. Get rrare close-ups of these animals, learn their natural history, adaptations, and behaviors. Bonus: journey with a guide into the park for a night-time hike. Cost is $10 Non-member adults and Member adults $8. Children free. Space is limited so pre-registration is required at 978.281.8400 or capeann@ttor.org.

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