Listings may be sent to: Goings On, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or emailed to Joann Mackenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two weeks prior to the event.
Baker to speak at Chamber Breakfast
Gov. Charlie Baker will speak at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 13, at the Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St. Baker was sworn in for a second term as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth on Jan. 3. Tickets for the June 13 breakfast are available at $35 per person. Those wishing to attend may contact the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 to reserve seating. People may also register online by visiting www.capeannchamber.com. The Chamber wishes to thank the accounting firm Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci LLP and RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate for being Silver Sponsors for this event. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should email Kerry McKenna at the Chamber at email@example.com.
GHS ‘49 Summer Reunion
All members of Gloucester High School class of 1949 interested in gathering for a reunion luncheon in late July shoud call Bill Reilly asap at 978-283-3527, or 978-290-8097. so planning can commence.
Free Pool Workout for seniors
Senior Center members are invited to participate in the Aquafit exercise twice weekly at the Cape Ann YMCA pool, Middle Street, Gloucester, on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. (AquaAdventure). Call 978-281-9765 for more information.
Youth Provider Presentation
On June 20, Cruiseport Gloucester will host a free presentation by North Shore Youth Provider Network with Dr. Robert Sege, MD, PhD, discussing “Balancing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with HOPE; new insights into the role of positive experiences on child and family development. The presentation, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free, but RSVP is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cruiseport Gloucester is located at 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester.
ECCO fundraiser cruise
ECCO’s annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser, the best social justice dance party of the summer, is set for Sunday, June 23, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., departing 7 p.m. sharp from 63 Rodgers St., Gloucester. Join us for an evening of shmoozing, DJ and dancing, and cash bar/light refreshments with ECCO’s vibrant and diverse community. Tickets are $50; kids $25, with scholarships available! Pay online or send a check to ECCO at 74 S. Common St, Lynn, MA, 01902. ECCO is a diverse network of congregations and organizations across the North Shore building relationships across race, class, and faith lines to ensure that all can thrive, grow. And please note: sponsoring an ad in our Boat Cruise Ad Booklet is a key way that ECCO raises resources to work for justice.
Boat and sports books sale
Sawyer Free Library will hold a month long mini sale of books on boating and sports by the Friends of the Library Book Shop. Stop by any day during June and buy yourself a bargain. The Sawyer Free Library is located at 8 Dale Ave. FOr more information, call 978-325-5500.
On July 21, the Rockport Legion Band will hold a Special Tribute Concert, at 7 p.m., at the bandstand at Back Beach in Rockport, celebrating its 86th consecutive free summer concert series and honoring its 32 charter members, most from Finnish homes. Guest conductor Paul Niemisto will be featuring music by Finnish-American composers. Bring chairs and blankets. Inclement weather relocates concert to Rockport High School. For more, email email@example.com, call 978-546Ιor 202-8548.
Sargent House summer tours
Gloucester’s Historic Sargent House, 49 Middle St., is now open for summer tours. The exquisitely preserved 18th-century house introduces visitors to the woman it was built for, the influential writer Judith Sargent Murray, one of America’s earliest advocates of women’s rights. The house features works by Sargent Murray’s great-great nephew, John Singer Sargent, as well as marine master artist Fitz Henry Lane, who was born in a neighboring home. Now in its centennial year, the museum is collaborating with the Rockport Art Association & Museum on an historical exhibit, as well as on events with Cape Ann Museum. For more information visit www.sargenthouse.org. Tours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., through Oct. 13. A small admission is requested.
Free Beauport tours
Historic New England is offering free open house tours at dozens of historic sites on Saturday, June 1. Among them, Gloucester’s Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, the 1907 seaside summer home and showcase of America’s pioneer interior designer Henry Sleeper. Tour times vary. Visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org for hours and more information.
Art at Hammond Castle
Hammond Castle Museum will kick off its new summer monthly art shows with June’s exhibit of Ipswich artist Sue Ann Pearson’s work in the newly expanded Museum Shop. A favorite of local art auctions, Pearson’s bright decorative paintings have been shown in Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Juried Shows at Montserrat College of Art, The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, The Magnolia Summer Art Show, Cafe di Sienna Gallery in Newburyport, a juried show at The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, and private collections around the world. No admission to the museum is necessary to visit the Museum Shop or to view the exhibit. For more information visit www.sueannpearsonart.com.
Registered Democrats in Gloucester will hold a caucus on June 13 at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St., to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention on Sept. 14 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Caucus doors will open at 5:45 pm, and attendants must be there by 6 p.m. All registered and pre-registered Democrats in Gloucester Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are welcome. Pre-registered Democrats who turned 16 by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to run as a delegate or alternate. Gloucester can elect 15 delegates and 15 alternates. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at www.massdems.org.
Call Paul McGeary at 617-678-7366 or visit www.gloucesterdemocrats.org
Rockport Legion Band member search
In preparing for its special concert on July 21, the Rockport Legion Band is still searching for photos and information to recognize these charter members: John Anderson, John Anderson, Uno Carlson, Hermon Erwin, Oscar Hakala, Olaf Hendrickson, John Maki, Ernest A. Nelson, Harold Orne, Joseph Parady, Jacob Ranta, George Rantilla, Ernest Robinson, George Soini, and George Strople. Call 978-546-7529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell others about this search, so that a fitting tribute may be paid to all 32 charter members at the concert and in the program.
Wellspring’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) is seeking volunteer tutors to help in its evening program. It offers Computers for School and Careers (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) on Monday and Wednesday nights and also offer College Readiness Writing and Math Classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Classes run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. You don’t need to be an expert, just bring your enthusiasm. The current session began Feb. 4 and runs for 15 weeks. You can volunteer one or two nights per week. Contact Mary to learn more at 978-281-3221 ext. 300.
Free HiSET (GED) classes
The Compass Youth Program of Action Inc. offers HiSET (formerly GED) preparation and enrichment courses at its 5 Pleasant St. location. Classes meet Monday to Friday and are free to eligible youth, ages 16-24. Contact Penny at 978-282-1000, ext. 117, or email@example.com.
The Cape Ann Bariatric Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St. Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you in your weight loss journey. Anyone who is post six months out or more is welcome. Contact Julie at 978-290-9312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Free blood pressure screenings
Free blood pressure screenings are offered each week:
Mondays — 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Health Center, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Appointments not necessary. Not held on Monday holidays.
Wednesdays — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Rose Baker Senior Center.
Open Door meals
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Open Door Food Pantry, 28R Emerson Ave., serves a family-style meal from 5 to 6 p.m., and Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m. Call 978-283-6776, ext. 204, for a free van ride. Visit www.foodpantry.org.
Free, confidential Narcan access and overdose prevention information is available in Gloucester. Narcan is a medication which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. In the event of an overdose, call 911. If you or someone you know uses opiates, call the North Suffolk Narcan Enrollment Center at 617-912-7554. This is a recorded message checked once daily. Leave your contact information and indicate that you would like to be trained in Gloucester. Calls returned by Gary Langis. Program supported by Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Al-Anon Family Group meets Fridays, 7 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Meetings, which are open to families of problem drinkers, are anonymous, confidential and free.
Free immigration services
In collaboration with Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, attorney Carolyn Fuchs has volunteered to meet confidentially at the Rose Baker Senior Center with any Gloucester resident who has questions about citizenship, family sponsorship or other immigration questions. Fuchs has practiced Immigration Law since 1979. Services are free and open to residents of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call 978-281-9765, ext. 22.
The Gloucester Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 74, meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Veterans Center. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. Any honorably discharged veteran who was injured on active duty is eligible to join.
SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, offers free business advice to prospective and existing business owners every Tuesday at a convenient Cape Ann location. To make an appointment, call 978-691-1321. Email Dave at email@example.com or visit www.scorenemass.org.
The Talbot Rink at the O’Maley School in Gloucester holds hockey stick practice for ages 19 and older every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only $10 for the two hours. Friendly folks, super sheet of ice, plenty of parking, not to mention, a big scene in the Oscar winning movie, “Manchester-By-the-Sea.” No sign-up, just drop in, sharpen your skills or enjoy a pick-up game.
Cape Ann Choir School studies and sings weekly from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays at St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St. Park at 33 Washington St. Participants study how to sing as well as the language of music, ringing bells and drumming. Program is free for children ages 5-13.
Second Glance Thrift Store, 2 Pond Road, is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop for clothing, household goods, books, collectibles, furniture and more. Donation center is open during regular business hours. Furniture pickup available by appointment. Tax receipt available upon request. All proceeds support The Open Door. Call 978-283-4298 or visit www.foodpantry.org.
Food Pantry hours
The Open Door Food Pantry, 28 Emerson Ave., provides free groceries for those in need. Proof of address is required. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.
Learn to Cope
The Gloucester Cape Ann Chapter of Learn to Cope is a confidential peer-led support network for anyone struggling with a loved one’s addiction. Group meets Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis St., second-floor conference room. Call Kathy Day at 508-245-1050 or visit www.learn2cope.org. Register for the confidential online discussion board. Narcan training available to members.
The Rotary Club of Gloucester meets every Tuesday at Cruiseport Gloucester (lower level), 6 Rowe Square. Lunch is served at noon, followed by the meeting at 12:15 p.m. Visiting Rotarians and visitors interested in learning more about Rotary are always welcome. A buffet lunch is served at noon and is $16 per person. Visit www.gloucesterrotary.us.
Low-impact water exercise programs for seniors are offered Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m., and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Free program is sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital (Lahey Health), Cape Ann YMCA, and Gloucester Council on Aging. To sign up, call 978-281-9765.
Yoga for seniors
The Gloucester Council on Aging provides yoga sessions each week at the Rose Baker Senior Center:
Tuesdays — Gentle Mat Yoga at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays — Relaxation and Stretching Chair Yoga at 12:15 p.m.
Thursdays — Gentle Chair Yoga at 10 a.m.
Northern Essex WIC
Northern Essex WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a program providing nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free to Massachusetts families who qualify at the Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St.
Free Medicare Counseling
SeniorCare hosts free SHINE counseling sessions for Medicare members and prospective members, with unbiased information about choices to be made when enrolling or re-enrolling in Medicare. Anyone interested in reserving a 45-minute session should contact 978-281-1750 (TTY 978-282-1836). Sessions are held at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center.
Senior license renewal
The Council on Aging is providing assistance with processing online registry transactions for license and/or registration renewal. Staff assists residents in conducting registry transactions online and help locate forms and other resources offered by the MassRMV.
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.
NAMI support groups
NAMI Cape Ann support groups are for family and friends and individuals dealing with mental health issues and challenges. Schedule: First Wednesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. All groups meet at NAMI Cape Ann, 43 Gloucester Ave., Gloucester. Call 978-281-1557 or visit www.namicapeann.org.
Longevity training for seniors
A free longevity exercise program for seniors is offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital (Leahy Health), Cape Ann YMCA, and Gloucester Council on Aging. Call 978-281-9765.
Gloucester military family members may call the Gloucester Office of Veterans Services at 978-281-9740 to register active-duty family members. Military members’ names will be announced during upcoming city ceremonies.
Bay View Brotherhood
The Bay View Brotherhood meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at Brotherhood Club Hall, 889 Washington St.
North Shore Friends
Every Sunday, the North Shore Friends (Quakers) meet at 10 a.m. 978-283-4585.
Tai Chi sessions
Tai Chi sessions are offered at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., and Fridays at 11 a.m. To sign up, call 978-281-9765.
The Council on Aging offers a free exercise program for those with Parkinson’s disease on Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center. To sign up, call 978-281-9765.
AWANA Kids Club
AWANA is a Christian kids club mixing fun games and activities with thoughtful devotions and Bible memorization. Open to preschool children through grade six, meeting Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson St. Call 978-281-3941.
Friendly Call Program
The Gloucester Council on Aging offers a Friendly Call Program. If you or someone you know is feeling isolated or disconnected from the community, and would like a friendly phone call or visit, call Ann at the Rose Baker Senior Center at 978-281-9765, ext. 13.
Cape Ann Thrift Shop
Trinity Congregational Church’s Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays only. The rest of the week, it is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.
Elks Flag Day
The Elks Flag Day Committee will hold its annual Flag Day Ceremony on June 11 at the Gloucester Elks on Atlantic Road. The ceremony begins outdoors at 6 p.m. with taps and continues indoors with Historicity of the Flags and Middle School Essay Winners as well as High School Scholarship winners. All are welcome to attend.
Maritime Gloucester Summer Programs
Maritime Gloucester is offering weeklong programs for summer 2019 including new collaborations with Harborlight Montessori, Lowell’s Boat Shop and Tall Ships Maine.
The Sacred Cod: Adaptation, Ecology & Local Lore: June 17 to 21, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., grades 4-9, $500 registration. Examines the relationship between people and the ocean through the historical lens of the cod.
Seafaring and Sail Training for Teens: July 7 to 13, 4 p.m., $1,100 fee includes three meals per day, fuel, crew, docking, etc. Non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration. A week working and sailing aboard the schooner Harvey Gamage, working side-by-side with a professional crew to learn seamanship. Space is limited. Sign up through Lowell’s Boat Shop at 978-834-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Explorers, Sailing and Science: July 15 to 19, ages 8-11.
Coastal Explorers-Voyagers: July 29 to Aug. 2, ages 11-15.
Maritime Explorers: Aug. 5 to 9, ages 10-15.