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This Thursday, May 10, Maritime Gloucester welcomes four Gloucester fishermen talking about their lives, experiences, and insights fishing on Stellwagen Bank. The evening is sponsored by the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association, and will be held at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, at 7 p.m.
NOAA Fisheries will sponsor a free lecture on Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., with David Wiley, research coordinator for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Dr. Wiley will discuss how his on-going research reveals how endangered humpback and right whales live and intersect with human activity. The lecture will be enhanced by whale- related art work submitted by Cape Ann elementary and middle school students, and the program will be held at NOAA Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Ave. Gloucester. For information, call Olivia Rugo at 978-675-2167.
On Saturday, May 19, the North Shore Neuropathy Support Group hosts Neurologist Timothy R. Kelliher, M.D., presenting "Neuropathy: A Timely Update." Dr. Kelliher is Chief of Neurology, Director Stroke Program at Northeast Health System, received his training from B.U. School of Medicine, his residency at the Neurological Unit of Boston City Hospital and was a clinical and research fellow at the Department of Neurology at MA General Hospital in Boston. This lecture is free, and will be held in the Lecture Hall at the Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Family members are welcome and pre-registration is not required.
On Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. the Cape Ann Museum presents an evening with New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky, as co-hosts in the Gloucester Lyceum author series, "Behind the Page: Words Beyond Words." Kurlansky's "Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man" follow his other best-sellers, "Cod," "Salt," and "Fish Tales" in the New England niche he continues to explore. Reservations are required; call 978-283-0455.
In celebration of BankGloucester's 125th anniversary you're invited to drop by the bank at 160 Main St., on Friday, May 25, to enjoy refreshments and enter a free drawing in the lobby from 8:30 am to 6 p.m. For more information about this free event, call 978-283-8200.
Sawyer Free Library's Matz Gallery is exhibiting artist Jacqueline Cooper's series of 18 framed multimedia prints that portray an historical and cultural timeline of Jewish life in Europe, from May 18 to June 30. "Follow the Thread," The multimedia prints portray an historical and cultural timeline of 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 exhibit is free to the public.
On Sunday, May 20, from 3 to 5 p.m., The Annie presents "Follow the Thread," a Vintage Fashion Show at the Cape Ann Theatre, featuring multigenerational models from the Gloucester community modeling garments representative of the timeline portrayed in the "Follow the Thread" exhibit at the library. This event is free to the public.