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The Gloucester Public School Arts Festival will take place Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student art, photo and clayworks, music and dramatical performances, culinary displays and more will be on display by students from all grades in Gloucester Public Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Locations for displays and performances include Sawyer Free Library, The Hive, Cape Ann Museum, and City Hall. Event is supported by the Gloucester Education Foundation. Visit www.gloucesterschools.com or www.gloucestereducationfoundation.org.
After the Move
“After the Move,” a two-night workshop for new homeowners, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Gloucester Housing Authority, 259 Washington St. Local professionals discuss maintenance, hiring contractors, equity loans, refinancing, tax issues, preventing foreclosure, home safety, and landlord/tenant issues. Cost is $30 per household. Class is HUD and MHP certified. Preregistration required; visit www.ghama.com, stop by the Housing Authority, or call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770, ext. 110.
Come to Maritime Gloucester on May 16. at 7 p.m. to learn about the International Robotic Sailing Regatta (SailBot2013) scheduled for June 9 -13 in Gloucester Harbor. Andrew Bennett, an Olin College faculty member and organizer of this year’s event, will describe robotic, unmanned sailing boats; the course, rules, technical challenges and opportunities associated with building and sailing these boats. This year’s event is hosted by Olin College and the City of Gloucester and includes 19 teams, including GHS and seven other high school teams. Adults and students are welcome for this engaging and entertaining evening; 23 Harbor Loop, call 978-281-0470