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August 24, 2013

Gloucester Goings On


Gloucester Daily Times

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Lebanese picnic

The Lebanese American community of Cape Ann will hold its sixth annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m., at Stage Fort Park (opposite The Cupboard). There will be music and children’s games. Bring food, drinks and a grill. Save the date: Bishop Gregory John Mansour of the Eastern United States Diocese will celebrate a Pontifical Maronite liturgy for living and deceased members of the Lebanese American community of Cape Ann on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., at St. Ann Church. A reception will follow. All are welcome.

Free outdoor concert

The 2013 Summer Concert Series wraps up for the season with local favorite Cape Ann Big Band on Sunday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park. Admission is free and free parking is available. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and blankets. Restrooms are handicapped-accessible. The rain date is the following Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 978-281-0543 or visit www.davidlbenjamin.com.

‘Dueling Divas’

Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., will present “Dueling Divas (... and a Dandy!) Cabaret” with Kathy St. George and Kerry Dowling on Aug. 28-31, 8 p.m.; Aug. 31, 3 p.m.; and Sept. 1, 4 p.m. Daniel Robert Sullivan, from the national tour of “Jersey Boys” “officiates” this battle for center-stage which features songs from the Great American Songbook, including “There’s Nothing Like A Dame,” “What You Don’t Know About Women” and more. Limited amount of discount tickets ($20) available to year-round Cape Ann residents on Wednesday and Thursday performances. Advance reservations strongly suggested, and proof of residency required. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors/students. For reservations, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.

Youth choir auditions

Auditions for the 2013-14 season for the Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 2 High St., Rockport, and Thursday, Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m., at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich, followed by the first rehearsal. Auditions are open to all youth ages 10 through high school. The choir is sponsored by Chorus North Shore and is tuition free for youth.

CATA student passes

CATA Student Bus Passes are scheduled to be sold in the Gloucester High School atrium on these dates: Aug. 28-30, 1 to 4 p.m.; Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sept. 4-6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes will not be sold at the CATA office during this time period. The Pass Plus, Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass will be on sale. The Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass are photo IDs (students must be present at the time of purchase). Cost is $200 for the Unlimited Annual Pass; $100 for the Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass; $25 for the Pass Plus. Cash or check accepted. Call CATA at 978-283-7916.

Women’s Guild

The Holy Family Parish Women’s Guild will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., in the parish hall of St. Ann Church. All members, and women 18 and older are welcome to attend. This month the guild will focus on back to school. Bring a photo of yourself when you were in school, as well as a food donation for the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. A social time follows.

Writers Center

The Gloucester Writers Center will present Yorio Hirano, translator and literature educator visiting from Japan, at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Professor Hirano’s talk is titled “What I Find in the Maximus Poems of Charles Olson.” He spent 20 years translating the famed Gloucester Poet’s seminal work into Japanese and was awarded the “Japan Special Prize of Translation of 2012” from the Japanese Translator’s Association. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org.

Blood drive

In response to the Marathon bombing, Jalapeño’s and Gloucester firefighters will host an American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Jalapeño’s, 86 Main St. Palazola’s Sporting Goods, 85 Main St., will provide several parking spaces for those donating. Jalapeños will also donate a $20 gift card to those who donate, and Addison Gilbert Hospital will provide a gift bag to each donor. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-in guests are also welcome. Call Amy Randazza at 978-390-3820 or visit Jalapeños on Facebook.

Golf tournament

The 10th annual Lyons Ambulance Golf Tournament to benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at Bass Rocks Golf Club. To register, email alice.coogan@lahey.org or call 781-744-5419, or email dsacco@nhshealth.org or call 978-283-4000, ext. 596.

NAMI support groups

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts recovery support groups for persons suffering depression or other brain disorders and their families on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and third Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 43 Gloucester Ave. Call 978-281-1557, email namicapeann@comcast.net or visit www.namicapeann.org.

Entrepreneurial seminar

Cape Ann Business Incubator’s Center for Entrepreneurial Development holds free lunchtime workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at 33 Commercial St. Topics include an introduction to bookkeeping, financial management, how to secure financing and more. To RSVP, call Desmond at 978-540-9977, ext. 101.

Walking Club

The Rose Baker Senior Center’s walking club needs a volunteer leader. Free training will prepare leaders on recruiting walkers to join the club, and understanding the benefits of walking. Call 978-281-9765.

Pathways playgroups

Pathways for Children “Parent & Child Walk & Talk” meets Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at its Cape Ann Families play space, 29 Emerson Ave. Parents, caregivers and children, from birth to age 5, are welcome. Contact Amy Larsen at 978-281-2400 x120, or alarsen@pw4c.org.

Open Door Pantry

The Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., provides free food assistance Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Valid ID required. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Second Glance

Second Glance Thrift Store, 2 Pond Road, has extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Shop for clothing, household goods, books, collectibles, furniture and more. The donation center is open during regular business hours. Furniture pickup is available by appointment. A tax receipt is available upon request. All proceeds support The Open Door. Call 978-283-4298 or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Parent support group

HEART, a group founded by mothers of gay children on Cape Ann, meets monthly to share thoughts and experiences and to offer support to other parents of gay children. Whether your child is 5 or 35, you are welcome to join us in a safe, comfortable setting. Meetings are one morning a month. You are strongly encouraged to call one of us to meet one-on-one if that is more comfortable for you. Call Diane Polley at 508-641-5535 or Judy Friend 978-283-1306.

Hospice volunteers

VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

SCORE program

SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice and resource information to prospective and existing business owners at Cape Ann Business Incubator (CABI), 33 Commercial St., third floor (side entrance), every Tuesday. Using a three-person team approach, SCORE’s accredited counselors help develop a business plan, test the potential of a new business idea or determine the best solution to a business problem. Visit www.scorenemass.org or call 978-282-7779 to make an appointment.

Cape Ann Referral Group

The Cape Ann Referral Group, a membership of local business networking and referrals, meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on Eastern Avenue. Visit www.CapeAnnBiz.com.

Cancer Survivors Support Group

Cancer Survivors Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St., Gloucester.

Adult Education

Action Inc.’s Adult Basic Education classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at 80 Main St. Classes include reading, writing, math, work skills and referrals to support services as needed. Call 978-282-1000 or visit www.actioninc.org.

Cape Ann Thrift Shop

Trinity Congregational Church’s Cape Ann Thrift Shop is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Shop is located on Middle Street.

Learning Express

Sawyer Library patrons have access to Learning Express Library from any computer with their library card. Prepare for the CLEP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, and ASVAB without the expense of buying practice books. Learning Express also offers tutorials for software, GED preparation, job searches, U.S. citizenship, and resources in Spanish. Visit www.sawyerfreelibrary.org.

Insurance help

Financial Councilors are available at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Gloucester to assist you in accessing health insurance: MA Health, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choice, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues. Visit the hospital’s Financial Service Department Monday — Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Ann Thrift Shop

Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.

The Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet, in the basement of St. Ann School, corner of Prospect and Pleasant streets, is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Clothes Closet is made possible through the volunteer efforts of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family Parish. Proceeds benefit local families in need. Call 978-283-7391.

Veterans counseling

Many veterans experience difficulty in adjusting to problems in civilian life after serving in combat. The Lowell Vet Center offers counseling at the Gloucester Veterans Center for area veterans and their families, free of charge. For an appointment, call the Gloucester Office of Veterans’ Services at 978-281-9740.

Diabetes screening

A free community diabetes screening is held the first Monday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m., at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Women’s Health Conference Room. All are welcome. Appointments and fasting are not required. Call 978-283-4000.

Healthy Streets Program

Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., Gloucester, lower level, Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Call 978-236-0251.

AARP volunteers

SeniorCare is looking for volunteers for its AARP Money Management Program, to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities manage their daily finances, such as bill paying, reconciling bank statements, budgeting, etc. Volunteers typically serve 4 to 6 hours per month. After initial training, bimonthly training is provided, and a year’s commitment is asked. Visit www.seniorcareinc.org, or call 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050.

Narcotics Anonymous

Gloucester meetings of Narcotics Anonymous are:

“Together We Can” — Sundays, 7 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

“Living Clean” — Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

“Keeping It Real” — Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 5 Center St.

“Fishing for Recovery” — Fridays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Pine and Church streets.

For more meeting times, visit www.NewEnglandNA.org or call 1-866-624-3578.

Fish and Ships Pass

The Cape Ann Museum, Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Maritime Gloucester have launched the Fish and Ships Pass, a multi-venue ticket that provides admission to all three venues for one price, $18. Passes will be on sale at all three locations through Labor Day, 2013. Visit www.capeannmuseum.org, www.maritimegloucester.org or www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.

Help the homeless

The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is accepting donations of deodorant, razors, feminine products, men’s sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men’s jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks.

Drug outreach

Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides rapid HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at various locations on the first Wednesday of the month. Call 978-767-3913 or 781-592-0243.

Labor Day fireworks

The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is raising funds for the Labor Day weekend fireworks on Aug. 31. Donations, large or small, are needed. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to: The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. (Include “fireworks” on the memo line). Email gloucesterinfo@gmail.com.

Annisquam Exchange

The Annisquam Exchange, a nonprofit fine consignments shop is open for the season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays. A portion of consignments is gifted back to the community to help those in need.

seARTS grants

seARTS’s Partner With an Artist (PWA) provides grants to artists to create new work in partnership with a business in Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District. To apply, visit www.facebook.com/PartnerWithAnArtist, call 978-281-1222 or email pwa.searts@gmail.com.

Babson Library

Isabel Babson Memorial Library, 69 Main St., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Named for Gloucester’s first midwife, the library’s books feature all aspects of family life including maternity, child care and women’s health. The collection is updated monthly. All are welcome to browse. Call 978-283-5624.

Launch the Adventure

Schooner Adventure is looking for electricians, plumbers, painters and other capable volunteers to help with projects needed for USCG certification. Call 978-281-8079 or email info@schooner-adventure.org.

Waterfront walking tours

Join Schooner Adventure for a stroll along Gloucester’s working waterfront and visit sites where maritime companies once reigned on the harbor’s edge. Old maps and historic photos will take you back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, the heyday of Gloucester’s fishing. The 90-minute tours start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sept. 14 (weather permitting) at the Fisherman’s Memorial statue and ends at the Fitz Henry (Hugh) Lane House on Harbor Loop. Cost is $5 per person. Wear walking shoes.

Senior art

The Council on Aging art program at the Rose Baker Senior Center is led by art instructor Juni VanDyke. For information about the ongoing weekly art projects on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10 a.m., call 978-281-9765.

Child loss

Loss of a Child Support Group is available to parents who have lost a child at any age on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Use the Washington Street entrance. No fee. To pre-reregister, call Judi Dagle-Ernest at 978-879-9718.

Friends of Seacoast

The Friends of Seacoast is a volunteer organization of family members and concerned community volunteers whose goal is to provide meaningful social activities for residents. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the second floor community room. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved on may send it to: Friends of Seacoast, 298 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

Reiki for seniors

Reiki masters Dianna Porper and Laura Class offer reiki sessions at the Rose Baker Senior Center at a discounted rate for seniors, on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 978-281-9765.

Senior Steps

The Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., offers a risk-reduction exercise program for seniors, ages 60 and over, with fear of falling and balance difficulty. Free 30-minute screening required; plus $3 fee per class. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, and from noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 978-283-4001, ext. 141.

Senior Day Care

The Council on Aging sponsors Social Day Care sessions with supervised activities and programs three days a week, for seniors who are homebound and isolated, at the Rose Baker Senior Center, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Daily lunch and snacks are included. Transportation is provided by CATA. Call 978-281-9765, ext. 20.

Yoga for seniors

The Gloucester Council on Aging provides gentle mat yoga sessions Tuesdays at 10 a.m., chair yoga on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., and Thursday yoga at 10 a.m. each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call 978-281-9765.

Symphony Singers auditions

Cape Ann Symphony Singers are holding auditions for all vocal parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:45 to 9 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4 Cleaves St., Rockport. Cape Ann Symphony Singers rehearse every Tuesday, Sept. 10-Nov. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., at the UU Church in Rockport. The Singers perform Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 with the Cape Ann Symphony in the Holiday Pops Concert. For an audition, contact Wendy Betts at 978-546-5220 or wendybetts@juno.com.

Digital marketing

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Wicked Local Media Solutions to hold a “brown bag” lunch series of workshops and seminars to bring local business up to the speed of the digital marketing age. The first workshop kicks-off at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the chamber conference room, 33 Commercial St. Pack a lunch and join us to learn what Facebook, Twitter and other social media can do for your business. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Register early to ensure your spot. Call Gregory Walsh at 978-283-1601.

Legion meeting

The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3, holds its regular post meetings the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend and be part of the decision-making process. Executive Board meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Any member may attend the Executive Board meetings.

Knitting group

The Council on Aging knitting and crochet group meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.

Senior Scrabble

A friendly group of Scrabble players meets Tuesdays, noon, at the Rose Baker Senior Center. New members are welcome. Call 978-281-9765.

Mall Mondays

A CATA bus departs the Rose Baker Senior Center each Monday morning at 10 a.m. destined for the Liberty Tree and North Shore Malls. Return pick-up time at the mall is 1:30 p.m. Five or more passengers are needed, so call CATA by the Friday afternoon before the trip. To register, call 978-283-7916 or 978-281-9765.

Blue Star Banner

Capt. Lester S. Wass Post 3, American Legion, honors military personnel by presenting the parents of anyone on active duty with a Blue Star Banner. These banners may be obtained by calling 978-283-9710. Leave your name and telephone number and a representative will return your message.

GED preparation

The Compass Youth Program offers GED preparation for ages 16 to 21, through Action Inc. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., throughout the summer. Call 978-281-9682.

Pathways volunteers

Pathways’ Cape Ann Families, 29 Emerson Ave., seeks men and women to volunteer as parent mentors. The program has been running for 20 years, serving parents of the Cape Ann community who are experiencing stress or isolation. Volunteers are matched with parents, beginning year-long mentorships/friendships. Contact Hailey Granger at 978-281-2400, ext. 110, or hgranger@pw4c.org.

Volunteers needed

SeniorCare Inc.’s “Meals on Wheels” program is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noon-time meals to homebound seniors. Hot meals are fully prepared and packaged for delivery. Drivers may volunteer for one morning a week or more. Call Linnea or Paula at 1-866-927-1050 or 978-281-1750, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Music & meditation at the UU

Dr. Neil Williams, co-leader of People of Color Meditation Group in Cambridge, joins Moira Kelly, harpist and singer, at this Sunday’s (Aug. 25) candlelit evening of Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is based on Buddhist meditative practice and is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken, and a social gathering with refreshments will follow. For more information, visit www.gloucesteruu.org.

Albert Alcalay program

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., will present poet, novelist, translator, critic and scholar Ammiel Alcalay as he discusses the work of his father, artist Albert Alcalay (1917-2008), on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. Program is free for members or with museum admission. Program offered in conjunction with museum’s current exhibition, “Four Winds: The Arts & Letters of Rocky Neck in the 1950s.” Call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Republican Committee meeting

The Gloucester Republican Committee will meet Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 to 11 a.m., at 101 Western Ave., corner of Centennial and Western avenues. Visit www.capeanngop.com/calendarEvents.aspx?NID=84, or contact Luke Noble at 978-646-3029 or lnoble@metlife.com.

‘Standing Still’ event

Eagle & Dove Ministries will host a “Standing Still” event Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Stage Fort Park. Event is free and open to the public. Features First Nations worship, dance and arts with guests Okama, Dyane Beaudette, Dan Goddard and Daniel Garvin. Call Donna Milham at 978-283-9111 or Karen Elliott at 978-621-6285. Visit www.eagledove.com.

2013 Schooner Festival

A record breaking 23 boats will sail this year in Gloucester annual Schooner Festival, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30 to - Sept. 1. Thanks to the generosity of visiting schooners, limited spaces are available for youth to sail onboard during the all day Sunday race. Interested teens should call Maritime Gloucester at 978-281-0470, or stop in at the Museum Center at 23 Harbor Loop, or email: info@maritimegloucester.org. Adults wishing to pay to sail should check: gloucesterschoonerfestival.net. The Committee needs volunteers to assist in the weekend’s many activities: contact Maritime Gloucester’s email address (above).

Bake sale

The Madonna del Rosario Society bake sale will be held outside St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish, following Masses on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. Members should bake their favorite recipes and bring them to the church Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Remember to list ingredients for those who have food allergies. A committee member will contact members to coordinate details. In case of rain, tables will be moved inside the church entrance.

Author reading

On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., local writers Peter Anastas and David Rich will read excerpts from the Gloucestermen Series, fiction by Jonathan Bayliss which uses Gloucester geography and culture as its setting. Bayliss’s novels (Gloucesterbook, Prologos, Gloucestertide and Gloucestermas) are available from Drawbridge Press, Amazon and, at the Sawyer Free Library.

OLGV registration

Our Lady of Good Voyage Church will hold registration for its school of religious education program Saturday, Sept. 7, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parish hall, 142 Prospect St. Cost is $30 per child, $40 for two children or more. Class schedules and calendars, for grades 1-10, will be distributed at registration. For more information, contact Cheryl O’Brien, director of religious education, at 978-283-8597, or ourladysschool@verizon.net.

Rotary Club comedy show

Boston comedians Steve Macone, Artie Januario, Patty Ross and Dave Rattigan are scheduled to perform at the seventh annual Rotary Club comedy night on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Cruiseport Gloucester, 5 Rowe Square. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $25. For tickets, stop by Carroll K. Steele Insurance, 32 Pleasant St., or email Ruth Pino at ruth@ruthpino.com.