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May 9, 2013

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Thursday, May 9

Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking at Good Harbor Beach, with regular trolley service to and from event. $15, $10 for children under 10. Tickets at door. Simple soup, bread and cookie. Guests choose and keep soup bowl handcrafted for event. 978-283-6776. www.foodpantry.org.

Theatre in the Pines presents “Dividing the Estate,” 7:30 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway, Rockport. Nan Webber’s direction takes Horton Foote’s comedy classic to hilarious new levels. Tickets at The Bookstore, Gloucester; Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport.

“Jim” Woodward, 7 p.m., Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. Woodward, one of the few lampists working in America today, is leading a two-week effort to assemble and conserve the first order Fresnel Lens that originally sat atop Thacher Island’s southern tower. Reservations required; email info@capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455, ext. 10. www.capeannmuseum.org.

Friday, May 10

Theatre in the Pines presents “Dividing the Estate,” 7:30 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway, Rockport. Nan Webber’s direction takes Horton Foote’s comedy classic to hilarious new levels. Tickets at The Bookstore, Gloucester; Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport.

Schooner Adventure’s History Sharing Program, 10 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Enjoy images of old Gloucester and share your own memories This month; Working Waterfront 1880’s-1930’s Part 1. Call Beth Welin at Schooner Adventure, 978-281-8079.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Cape Ann Symphony’s “Heroic Music for Mother’s Day” concert open rehearsal, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Public invited. Questions from audience follow. $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

Saturday, may 11

League of Women Voters Annual Breakfast, 8:45 to 11 a.m., Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 9 Harbor Loop, 9:45 a.m., Damon Cummings, Valerie Nelson, Patti Page discuss ‘The Impact of Global Warming on Cape Ann: the science of storms and their effect on our coastline, barrier beaches and water supply and what citizens can do about it.’ Business meeting, 9:20 a.m. Breakfast free; donations accepted. Call Judith Blye at 978-546-2191.

Integral Yoga with Mary Kay Dyer, 3-5 p.m., 222 Arts & Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Ave., Gloucester. A Spirituality of Life Improving program.

Gloucester letter carriers’ food drive, put nonperishable donations in bag by mail box and it will be delivered to a local food bank. 781-405-2914.

Gloucester Public School Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locations for student displays and performances include Sawyer Free Library, The Hive, Cape Ann Museum, and City Hall. Free and open to public. Supported by Gloucester Education Foundation. www.gloucesterschools.com or www.gloucestereducationfoundation.org.

Cape Ann Symphony’s “Heroic Music for Mother’s Day” concert, 8 p.m., Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Features Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3, Eroica.” $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for those 19-24, free for children 18 and under. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.

sunday, may 12

Theatre in the Pines presents “Dividing the Estate,” 3 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway, Rockport. Nan Webber’s direction takes Horton Foote’s comedy classic to hilarious new levels. Tickets at The Bookstore, Gloucester; Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport.

tuesday, May 14

The Sawyer Free Library’s book group discusses May’s selection, 7 to 8 p.m.— ‘The Glass Room by Simon Mawer.’ In the Friend Room. Wednesday, May 15

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce May Membership Power Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., with Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone as keynote speaker at the Essex Room at Woodman’s in Essex.

“Making Your Life More Meditative,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. With Elizabeth McLindon. Open to all. Supported by donation. 978-879-9159. Email mcdogdog@yahoo.com.

Thursday, May 16

Peter Anastas and David Rich reads works by Vincent Ferrini, 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St. Parking available across street. www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Friday, May 17

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Share the Music performs “Singin’ the Fifties,” 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St. Proceeds benefit GSC. Tickets are $25; call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.

Saturday, may 18

A Course in Miracles with Newt Fink, 3 to 5 p.m., 222 Arts & Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Ave. A Spirituality of Life Improving program.

Yard and bake sale to benefit Cape Ann’s active duty military and their families, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maj. Fred W. Ritvo Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave.

Sing-along spaghetti supper, 5:30 p.m., Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. Proceeds benefit church’s Machias, Maine, Mission Trip. $10 per person (children under 6 free) with a pair a men’s white tube socks for migrant workers. For reservations, call 978-281-1040.

Share the Music performs “Singin’ the Fifties,” 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St. Proceeds benefit GSC. Tickets are $25; call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.

Sunday, May 19

Share the Music performs “Singin’ the Fifties,” 3 p.m., Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St. Proceeds benefit GSC. Tickets are $25; call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.

Tuesday May 21

Cape Ann Skeptics in the Pub, meet 6 p.m., back room of LaTrattoria, Main STreet, Gloucester. Mary Kingsley talks: “Self-defense for Skeptics“. The limits on the government’s and your employer’s power to coerce, pry into, or otherwise get involved with your religious beliefs, non-beliefs, or practices. Program begins 6:45. Visit: www.capeannskeptics.com/

Wednesday, may 22

“Making Your Life More Meditative,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. With Elizabeth McLindon. Open to all. Supported by donation. 978-879-9159. Email mcdogdog@yahoo.com.

Friday, May 24

Free self defense seminar for women, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy, 2a Pond Road. Topics include sexual assault myths vs. realities, assault prevention strategies, attacker/victim profiles and attack scenarios. To register, call 978-282-0629 or email dojo@gmuka.com.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Wednesday, may 29

“Making Your Life More Meditative,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. With Elizabeth McLindon. Open to all. Supported by donation. 978-879-9159. Email mcdogdog@yahoo.com.

Friday, May 31

Sawyer Free Library’s Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library. Donations can be dropped off any time before that at the library front desk.

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

saturday, june 1

Sawyer Free Library’s Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library, Donations can be dropped off any time before that at the library front desk.

Friday, June 7

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, June 14

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Friday, June 21

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

Saturday, June 22

Gloucester High School Class of 1983 30th reunion, 6 to 11 p.m., Gloucester House. $47 per person. Light buffet, DJ and cash bar. Contact Missie at bankes@comcast or Maria at riarussell11@msn.com. Send updated contact information to GHSreunion83@yahoo.com.

Friday, June 28

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.

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Friday,

Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.