‘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 seaport.” 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 Nonmembers. For more information, visit: essexshipbuildingmuseum.org 978-768-6441
Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. invites you to a festive night out on Saturday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, great prizes. All proceeds benefit the church’s Machias, Maine Mission Trip in August. Cost is $10 p.p. (children under 6 free) with a pair a men’s white tube socks, which will go to the migrant workers who pick the blueberry fields. Dinner includes: the works! Plus homemade Italian cookies for dessert! For information/reservation, call 978-281-1040.
In conjunction with the Cape Ann Artisans at 30 Exhibition, the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., will host a series of demonstration days. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 27 — 10 a.m. to noon, Julia Garrison: Block Printing; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marty Morgan, Anni Melancon, David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, Erin O’Sullivan-Place and Scott Place: Pottery; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mary Ann Wenniger: Collagraph.
Saturday, May 18 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bart Stuyf: Sculpture-making activity for children, and Judith Goetemann: Batik; and 1 to 3 p.m., Leslie Wind: Fiber arts, Sara Wright: Weaving, and Jayn Gardner and Meredith Anderson: Jewelry.