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April 17, 2013

Gloucester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Interfaith Prayer Service in response to Boston Marathon Tragedy, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St. for more information, call Pastor Anne Deneen, 617-285-8056, or the church office, 978-283-6550

Thursday, April 18

Fish and Fisheries Public Seminar Series, presented by Large Pelagics Research Center, 7 p.m., Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. Dr. John Hoey, Cooperative Research: Capturing Fishermen’s Local Ecological Knowledge. Free to the public. Space limited; email LPRCtunalab@gmail.com or call 978-283-0368.

Ward 4 meeting, hosted by City Councilor Jackie Hardy, 7 to 9 p.m., Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., to discuss Lanes Cove sea wall repairs. Guest speakers: DPW Director Michael Hale and the Mayor’s Chief Administative Officer James Duggan.

Friday, April 19

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, April 20

Spring Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Our Lady of Good Voyage Church parish hall, 142 Prospect St. Portuguese sweet bread, baked goods, general store, jewelry and handmade items. Fried dough breakfast at 9 a.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. All welcome.

Saturday Showcase, 11 a.m., Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. Guest speaker: Children’s book author and illustrator Frances Wosmek. Free and open to the public. 978-283-0455. www.capeannmuseum.org.

Indoor/outdoor Cape Ann Farmers Market, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets. In conjunction with Time Bank’s Eco-Trip. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.capeannfarmersmarket.org.

Cape Ann TimeBank’s Eco-Trip scavenger hunt, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., downtown Gloucester. Players solve verbal and visual puzzles to learn what local businesses are doing to lessen their carbon footprints. After-party at Latitude 43 at 2:30 p.m. $10 to play solo or in teams before April 13. $15 after April 13. To register, visit www.capeanntimebanks.org.

Roots 66 performance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Crosswinds Coffeehouse, 38 Gloucester Ave. $10 donation taken at door. Proceeds fund local missions projects. All ages welcome.

Tuesday, April 23

Celebrate William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday and Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe’s fifth anniversary, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, Rockport. $10, $5 for students. Tickets available at door; or email cast2008@prodigy.net. www.capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com.

Thursday, April 25

Free program, “Party’s at Your House! The Law & Underage Drinking: Know the Facts,” presented by Essex County District Attorney Blodgett and Attorney Campbell, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Sponsored by Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, Gloucester Police Department, Gloucester Licensing Board, and Gloucester Council on Aging. All local communities welcome. Light refreshments. No preregistration.

Fish and Fisheries Public Seminar Series, presented by Large Pelagics Research Center, 7 p.m., Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. Dr. Gareth Lawson, Plankton in the Gulf of Maine: Just How Important are Krill to New England Fisheries? Free and open to the public. Space limited; email LPRCtunalab@gmail.com or call 978-283-0368.

Friday, April 26

Gloucester High School ROTC Boosters spaghetti dinner and silent auction, High School cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7 for adults, $5 for children 13 and under, $25 family cap. Tickets may be purchased from any cadet or by calling Mike Francis at 978-387-3423.

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, April 27

Stage Fort Park Earth Day cleanup, sponsored by Clean City Initiative, 9 a.m. to noon. Fresh fruits and vegetables collected for Food Pantry. Clean Stage Fort Park or any area that you like to visit that needs cleaning. Separate recycling from trash. Call Rose Lopiccolo at 978-281-9785 or Patti Amaral at 978-412-4201. Visit www.cleancity.us.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day free community event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cape Ann YMCA. 978-283-0470. www.northshoreymca.org.

Prowlers Hot Rod Club annual dance to benefit special needs children, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. With DJ Leo Francis. Raffles, door prizes and pizza. $15 per person at door.

Sunday, April 28

Cape Ann Farmers Market fifth annual dinner and movie fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St. Light fare provided by local vendors. Viewing of “Betting the Farm,” followed by Q&A with CEO of Moo Milk. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester. $12, $6 for students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.

“Swing into Spring,” 4 p.m., Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. Proceeds benefit the purchase of The Cultural Center. Wine and cheese with Cape Ann Big Band and Mari Martin, and dance performance by Sarah Slifer Swift. Dinner follows at The Rudder. $125 per person. Seating limited. For reservations, visit www.RockyNeckArtColony.org, or contact Brenda at 978-559-1709 or BrendaMalloy@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, May 1

Education forum, “Access and Empowerment: Technology as a Game-Changer in the 21st Century Classroom,” sponsored by Gloucester Education Foundation and Gloucester Public School District, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester, Rowe’s Square. Guest speaker: Alan November. Free and open to the public. 978-282-5550. emailus@thinkthebest.org.

Saturday MAY 4

Cape Ann Cursillo Community Pot Luck, 5 p.m., St Ann/Holy Family Parish office building, Gloucester. Ultreya follows at 6 p.m. You need not have been on a cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Albie Mitchell at 978-879-3655.

Monday, May 6

Wellspring’s 15th annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers. Keynote speaker: Karen Keating Ansara. www.wellspringhouse.org. 978-281-3558.

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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.