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.
A Green Spring Clean and Plant Swap will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Long Hill Reservation, lower parking lot greenhouse, 572 Essex St,. Beverly, with household items and plant swap hosted by Cape Ann TimeBank and Full Circle Earth. Learn how TimeBanking can link you to a local network of neighbors to exchange skills, services and more. Come early, 10 to 11 a.m. to learn about sustainable agriculture and get some “hands on” experience. Swap begins at 11 at the greenhouse. Bring up to 5 each of gently used household items and small garden plants to exchange. Look for the TimeBank Sign in the lower parking lot. Free. Family friendly. Info; email: Coordinator@CapeAnnTimeBank.org.
GHS ‘49 Summer Reunion
All members of Gloucester High School class of 1949 interested in gathering for a reunion luncheon in late July should call Bill Reilly asap at 978-283-3527, or 978-290-8097. so planning can commence.
League of Women Voters
All are welcome to join the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann when the group meets Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at the Rockport Police station, 168 Main St. in Rockport. The league is a nonpartisan group of women and men who work to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government. Visit lwvcapeann.org or call Judith Bly at 978-865-3869.
Welcoming Center volunteers
Love Gloucester? You’re who we need at Stage Fort Park welcoming Center. We’re looking for people who know the city and want to welcome the world to it! It’s more fun than work, and if you can give 3 hours per week, Friday-Sunday, Memorial Day through Columbus Day, please contact Carol Mondello 978-281-8865 or email@example.com
Theater lovers, we need your help. The 2019 season at the Gloucester Stage opens June 7 with Barefoot in the Park and runs until November 17 ending with Hamlet. A wide variety of plays and special events will run in between. We need volunteers to help as ushers. If you usher, you can see the play free. If you’re interested, please contact us via our website,
A ‘life in pieces’
The Cape Ann Museum presents “My Life in Pieces: Painting with Stuff,” the first public exhibition of Rockport mixed media artist Stephanie Cole’s sculptural and eclectic collection. A Connecticut native, Cole studied at California College of Arts and Crafts and later at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. In the mid-1960s, she and her husband settled in Rockport where Cole taught art in the Rockport Elementary School and her work evolved into intricate multimedia mosaics she called “memory sculptures.” The works are view through July 7.
Holy Family Parish invites those ages 18 or older to Friday night Bingo in the lower church hall of St. Ann’s, 74 Pleasant St. Five different types of pull tab tickets. All paper books and ink markers are available for sale at the game. For more information, call 978-281-4720.
Sawyer Free Library’s local history Librarian, Jackie, will help you find out what the local history and archive collection contains. Some of it is online, on the library website. If you’re curious, ask for Jackie when you stop into the library, 2 Dale Ave., main desk.
Dog license renewal
Dog license renewal forms are enclosed in the census mailing for dog owners’ convenience. Residents are encouraged to license dogs online at www.gloucester-ma.gov. Mail in registration and in office registration is also available.
Cape Ann Animal Aid at 4 Paws Lane, located off Route 133 near the junction with Route 128, has dogs and cats available for adoption. Some dogs may have a reduced adoption fee and there is no adoption fee for cats 6 years or older. Photos, hours and adoption fees are posted on the shelter’s website, www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.org, or call 978-283-6055 for information.
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.
Financial councilors are available at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., to assist you in accessing health insurance: MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choice, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues. Visit the hospital’s Financial Service Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Action Inc.’s Adult Education classes are offered in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on learning level. Classes take place at Action Inc.’s Timothy L. Riley Education Center at 5 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. Classes include reading, writing, math, work skills and referrals to support services as needed. Classes help students prepare for their high school equivalency test (formerly GED). For more information, visit www.actioninc.org or 978-282-1000.
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.
The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 opens its smoke-free lounge for members and guests, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at noon; and during many holidays. The upstairs hall may be rented for special events. Call 978-283-9710 after 3 p.m.
Free notary services for seniors are available at the Rose Baker Senior Center. For an appointment, call 978-281-9765.
Cape Ann Special Olympics
Cape Ann Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. The goal is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition at no cost to these individuals. Program currently offers bowling and basketball on Saturdays. Bowling is at 11 a.m. at Cape Ann Lanes, and basketball is at 4 p.m. at the Cape Ann YMCA. All special needs athletes are welcome. Email Shawn Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/GloucesterSpecialOlympics.
Cape Ann’s Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 74, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Veterans Center. All members and perspective members are encouraged to attend.
Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe will award a $500 scholarship to a senior studying at one of Cape Ann’s secondary schools, or one who has worked with a CAST production, who plans to continue studying performing arts. CAST has been awarding this scholarship for several years. For more information or an application, email Ray Jenness at email@example.com.
Walk for Huntington’s
The Gloucester Team Hope Walk steps off on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. from Stage Fort Park Area A, 24 Hough Ave. Join a community walking together to support the (HDSA) Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s fight to improve the lives of people affected with Huntington’s disease, as well as their families. All donations will go to this effort. To learn more about this event, the disease and the work of the HDSA, visit www.HDSA.org, call 800-345-HDSA, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gloucester400 design competition
Organizers of Gloucester’s 400th anniversary celebration are holding an international commemorative medal design competition open to amateur and professional designers. Commemorative medals are a time-honored part of Gloucester’s historic celebrations. The competition is accepting entries for Phase I. Designers must upload their original sketches to GloucesterMA400.com by Aug. 31, after which three semifinalists will be selected and receive a cash award of $3,000. In Phase II, the semifinalists’ designs, submitted as three-dimensional plaster models, closes on Dec. 1. The final winner will be announced in February 2020. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and his or her initials will appear on the final medal. See complete guidelines at www.GloucesterMA400.com.
Al-Anon support group, based on 12 Step Program, meets Sundays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St., Lanesville. Al-Anon is anonymous and free. Group welcomes people dealing with difficult and challenging alcoholic relationships. Call 978-546-6698.
Health care help
PACE at Element Care in Gloucester has openings for patients. The nonprofit health care organization and primary care doctors office specializes in taking care of elders age 55 and over who are either on disability or have medical conditions. For those on MassHealth, PACE can help cover health care expenses, medical needs, home care, transportation, medication and more. Call 877-803-5564 or stop in for a tour at 29A Emerson Ave. (across the street from The Open Door) and ask for Carol Pallazolla. Visit www.elementcare.org.
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.
The Lanesville Community Center has launched monthly senior socials for the community, open to all on the first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m., with games, knitting, hand work, chatting, lots of laughs and games (bring your own to share). Coffee and tea will be provided, but bring something yummy. Door prizes a bonus. Any questions or comments, contact Cheryl Davis at email@example.com or visit the Lanesville Community Center website.