Listings may be sent to: Goings On, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or emailed to Joann Mackenzie at, at least two weeks prior to the event.

Ward 1 Community Meeting June 17

On Monday, June 17, Ward 1 City Councilor Scott Memhard will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting and update on the East Gloucester Elementary School building project from 6 to 8 p.m., at Gloucester City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium. The agenda will include a presentation and Q&A with members of the Gloucester School Committee, the EGS School Building Committee, and our EGS designer/project manager Dore & Whittier Architects. Time allowing, any other community concerns or matters of Ward 1 interest may also be raised and discussed. The EGS Building Committee will meet the week before at Blackburn Center School offices on Thursday, June 13, at 5 p.m.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Current background on the project is available at: Questions? or tel. 978-879-9394.

Amateur Radio Field Day

Members of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association (CAARA) will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, a showcase for how Amateur Radio works reliably under any conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase their science and skill. From 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to 2 p.m. Sunday June 23 the location at 6 Stanwood Road, Gloucester is open to all. Anyone may become a licensed Aaateur radio operator. There are more than 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 9 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as CAARA it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Gloucester.

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, 2019. 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 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

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 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.

Tribute Concert

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, 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 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 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

Democratic Caucus

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

Call Paul McGeary at 617-678-7366 or visit

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 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 volunteers

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Military families

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.