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January 24, 2013

Crosswinds welcomes Practice Session

The Crosswinds Coffeehouse will host a performance by The Practice Session on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The performance will take place at First Baptist Church at 38 Gloucester Ave. in Gloucester.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. The group plays an eclectic mix to appeal to all musical tastes, and they only perform for non-profits. The suggested donation is $10, with proceeds going toward funding local mission projects. Homemade treats, made by church members, will be available. Everyone is welcome.

Organizers noted that the church’s Fellowship Hall, where the music takes place, is well equipped with a raised stage, plenty of room for lighting and sound, and an area for dancing for those interested. The attached kitchen provides a place to prepare beverages and homemade creations. Organizers worked to create an inviting atmosphere with round tables, casual linens, and a number of personal touches. The idea is for the venue to provide a family-friendly, non-alcohol environment.

‘Katy and the Big Snow’

The Cape Ann Museum presents Robert Bradshaw’s performance of “Katy and the Big Snow,” a fun concert event for the whole family on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. The concert is free to the public, and will be performed by the Beauport Chamber Players. The music is based on the bestselling children’s book by the late Virginia Lee Burton, a Folly Cove resident. Guests will be treated to an interactive demonstration of a variety of orchestral instruments, a discussion about how Burton’s book was translated into music and performances of “Katy” and other compositions to be enjoyed by concert-goers of all ages. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. For more information, visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Painted fish raffle

The Rhumb Line, a music and food venue, is holding its second annual Valentine’s Caribbean Fish raffle to aid Cape Ann Animal Aid. The raffle will be held on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. at The Rhumb Line restaurant at 40 Railroad Ave. in Gloucester. The fish, which are hand-painted by Glenn Towne, feature a heart hanging from the artwork. Fred Shrigley suggested perhaps such an item could become a Valentine’s present for animal lovers. Tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10, and are on sale now at the restaurant.

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