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Music & Meditation
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church presents an encore performance of Dr. Michael Bresnan and the Dorymates as part of a series called ‘Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM),’ Sunday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Experience beautiful music and meditation in the candlelit sactuary of Gloucester’s oldest standing church, located at the corner of Middle & Church Streets. Dr. Bresnan, with a newly established practice in Lanesville, will lead the program with an introductory experience in mindfulness meditation. A social gathering and refreshments will follow; open to the public with free-will offering.
The annual Sidewalk Bazaar has attracted local citizens and visitors to the heart of downtown for decades, and this year, it takes place Aug. 1 through 3. One of the biggest retail events on the North Shore, it provides a boost to the many great shops and restaurants our city, and attracts unique crafters, food vendors and non-profits, transforming Main Street into a lively and exciting destination. All interested in participating, call John Orlando at 978-590-0052.
The annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service is Saturday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. in remembrance of all who’ve lost their lives in the long history of Gloucester’s fishing industry. The Service starts with a procession from the American Legion led by a line of drummers, and proceeds down Middle Street and on to Stacy Boulevard. Many will carry flowers to toss into the sea at the end of the ceremony to remember loved ones or hold boat oars carrying the names of Gloucester fishing boats, past and present. All are invited to join the Fishermen’s Memorial Service Committee in remembering lives lost fishing from America’s oldest seaport.