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‘More Precious than Gold’
On April 30, at 7:30 p.m., The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum presents Gloucester’s award winning filmmaker Shep Abbott, discussing Joe Garland’s documentary, “More Precious than Gold”. Garland, Cape Ann’s late, great historian, called this production “An incomparably conceived and filmed documentary on the colonial beginnings of Gloucester, America’s oldest sea port.” With many re-enactments of historical moments, this one hour film is a lively and gripping epic of the First Massachusetts Bay Settlement in the New World. Shep Abbott is best known for his cinematography on the Academy Award winning documentary “Broken Rainbow. The screening will be held at 66 Main Street, Essex, in the Waterline Center: $8 Members, $10 Non-Members. For more information, visit: essexshipbuildingmuseum.org 978-768-6441
The Prowlers Hot Rod Club will hold its annual dance to benefit special needs children Saturday, April 27, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. Event features music by DJ Leo Francis, raffles, door prizes and pizza. Admission is $15 per person at the door.
GHS ROTC fundraiser
The Gloucester High School ROTC Boosters will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction Friday, April 26, in the High School cafeteria. The ROTC Drill Team will do an exhibition. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 13 and under, $25 family cap. Tickets may be purchased from any cadet or by calling Mike Francis at 978-387-3423. Auction items and door prizes will be available.