THIS WEEK ON CAPE ANN
ROCKPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY presents Meet the Author, featuring Stephen McCauley as he discusses his latest book, "Insignificant Others,", on Wednesday, June 30, at 7pm. 978-546-6934
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY: Save the first Thursday of every month from June to September for Nights on the Neck, 5-9pm. Open Galleries and wonderful entertainment on Rocky Neck in Gloucester.
GLOUCESTER STAGE’S 2010 season kicks off with Table Manners, a heartbreakingly hilarious reunion of adult siblings and their spouses and the first play of Alan Ayckbourn’s infamous The Norman Conquests trilogy, June 17 through July 3. The production features the return of Academy Award nominee and Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse to Gloucester Stage as she joins an all star cast of Boston actors. 978-281-4433
THE CAPE ANN FARMERS’ MARKET will be open every Thursday through October 7, 3-6:30pm at its new location– I-4/C-2 on Rogers Street.
GLOUCESTER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, located at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester, will host an Overboard Concert Series every Friday in July at 8pm. General Admission, $10 – Students & Seniors, $5. Overboard is an a cappella group of 6 singers that have performed in Boston, the North Shore, and around New England and were nominated for 8 awards in 2010. 978-283-3410
THE ONE HOUR AT A TIME GANG’S next downtown Gloucester Clean-up session will be on Saturday, July 3, 8am, meeting at on the Boulevard– near the entry to Stage Fort Park. Please bring gloves!
THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM invites families to a theatrical performance at the White-Ellery House on Saturday, July 3, at 11am. Beauport Anthology is a collection of dramatic monologues of historical characters from Gloucester, 1600 – 1900. There will also be an arts activity for children and families provided by Cape Ann Art Haven. These programs are free and open to the public. 978-283-0455
INDEPENDENCE DAY INFORMATION is available on the Chamber’s website–www.capeannvacations.com, including event times and parade routes.
BOULEVARD EXTRAVAGANZA presents free live music before and after the HORRIBLES PARADE on the Boulevard (near the Blynman drawbridge) in Gloucester on Saturday, July 3, starting at 5pm. Safety – Gloucester’s best 80s band will kick things off with a rockin’ set at 5pm – awesome hair, awesome tunes. Horribles Parade st…arts at 6pm. Immediately following the parade, Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavours plays jazz, blues and New Orleans favorites. Runaround – Gloucester’s favorite ska band follows. Fireworks begin at 10pm. Don’t leave after the fireworks. Stick around for a very special surprise.
Enjoy Gloucester’s fireworks from terrace and lawn of BEAUPORT, SLEEPER-MCCANN HOUSE on Saturday, July 3, 7-10pm. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics, and mosquito spray. Candles are prohibited. The house is open for abridge tours on the half-hour. Adults and children over twelve only, please. $10 for Historic New England members, $18 for nonmembers. Reservations required. 978-283-0800
CAPTAIN BILL & SONS WHALE WATCH will host a July 3 Fireworks Cruise aboard the Miss Cape Ann, departing from Harbor Loop (behind Captain Carlo’s). Boarding begins at 8:30pm. Adults $22, children $15. Beer, wine, and cash galley. Reservations recommended. 978-283-6995
Come join the YANKEE FLEET on 3rd of July for a night of fun with the fireworks! Come celebrate the festivities of Independence Day and enjoy the fireworks from the best view in town! We will be departing from East Gloucester Marina at 121 East Main Street at 8:30pm and returning at 11:30pm. Tickets $20/Adults, $15/children under 12 years old. Information/reservations: 1-800-942-5464
LANESVILLE EMERGENCY ACTION PROGRAM will hold the Whistleblowers 4K Road Race (start: 10am) and Whistleblowers 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (start: 10:45am) on Saturday, July 3. Check-in: 8:30-9:45. Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester. Go to leap-lanesville.org for mapped course, registration forms, award categories, discounts, and more. Information: LEAPJuly4@aol.com.
LANESVILLE EMERGENCY ACTION PROGRAM will host an Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 3, 8:30am-1pm. Join a 3-legged race, show your strength in the tug of war, grab something from the grill or walk the neighborhood as you collect items for the scavenger hunt. Check out leap-lanesville.org for lots of extravaganza details, directions, discounts and race registration forms. Information: LEAPJuly4@aol.com.
THE SEAWARD INN, Rockport, will feature Patti DeRosa, an Acoustic / Folk singer – songwriter-guitarist Sunday Morning Live, July 4th. 9am-noon during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea. Patti’s powerful presence is fun, funky and sizzling. There is no cover charge. 978-546-3471
ROCKPORT LEGION BAND CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, at 7pm at the bandstand overlooking Rockport’s Back Beach. Concerts will be held every Sunday evening through August 30; listeners are invited to bring their own chairs or blankets to this family-friendly program.
Join Celtic singer Michael O’Leary and string players Bob & Jennifer Strom for their Celtic music session on Sundays from 6-9pm, July 4 & 18 at THE LANDING AT 7 CENTRAL in Manchester. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries.
We are pleased to announce the 2010 PAINTING-BY-THE-SEA, PLEIN AIR CONTEST AND EXHIBITION. Artists from around New England will be exhibiting recent Cape Ann paintings July 1-31 at the Manchester-by-the-Sea Historical Society’s Trask House. Monday-Friday, 9am-12noon. Additional hours can be arranged to view the exhibition by calling 978-546-6700
Opening Reception: Friday, July 9, 6-8 pm. All are welcome.
ROCKPORT GARDEN CLUB presents its 2010 Garden Tour July 9-10, 10am-4pm. Tour Rockport’s private coastal gardens. Luncheon, Plant Sale, and Sale of Original Art at one designated garden. Tickets $25, available at Toad Hall Bookstore. Allproceeds used to plant & maintain town gardens and to fund civic projects.
VALENTINO’S RESTAURANT, located at 38 Main Street in Gloucester’s North End, will host Murder Mystery Dinners on Saturdays, July 10 and August 14. Show and dinner 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Ticket price includes: All you can eat pizza, pasta & meatballs, chicken wings, salad …and the Show! Cash bar available. Tips not included.. Pre-reservations: 978-283-6186
Karen Pischke of DREAMTIME WELLNESS will host Cape Ann Walking Meditations-on Saturday, July 10, 10am-12noon, and Saturday, August 21, 10am-12noon. Call for information/reservations. 978-283-4258 x-5
LOCAL COLORS ARTISTS’ COOPERATIVE, 121 Main Street in Gloucester, invites the public to come see ‘The Beauty of Cape Ann’ a new exhibit of oil paintings by Patricia Doherty. This special exhibit runs from July 3-23 with a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, July 10, 6-8pm. 978-283-3996
THE TRYIAN-ASHLER-ACACIA LODGE’S 6th Annual "Race To The Bottom" Wacky Cardboard Boat Race Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 10, 11am-3pm at Back Beach in Rockport. This time frame allows you to build your boat from a prepackaged kit (cardboard, duct tape, etc) and then race it. $100 per team donation., which is used for scholarship funds and community charity within the Cape Ann Area. 978-546-6788
THE GLOUCESTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH at 436 Washington Street is having its annual fair on Saturday, July 10, 8:30am to 1:30pm. Featuring fresh coffee and homemade donuts, crafts and toys, jewelry, books, and white elephants. Don’t forget our wonderful bake table where everything has been made by our wonderful ladies!. Lobster roll, chips and a drink for only $12 or a chicken salad wrap, chips and drink for $6.
ANNISQUAM VILLAGE CHURCH, in collaboration with the Sawyer Free Library, presents "Oh How Can I Keep on Singing? Voices of Pioneer Women in the Poetry of Jana Harris" on Sunday, July 11, 8pm at Annisquam Village Church. Featuring music by ‘Leven with Susan Slowick, violin. 978-281-9763
Celtic Music Sail. Join Michael O’Leary & Friends for a floating ‘seisiun’, an evening of traditional songs ‘n tunes aboard the SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON as it takes a sunset sail around beautiful Gloucester harbor on Sunday, July 11, 6-8:30pm. 978-281-6634
ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, July 11, at 7pm, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, featuring North Shore Concert Band’s "American Salute" directed by David Benjamin
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SENIORCARE’S SUMMER SUNSET CRUISE. What better way to enjoy a summer evening than to enjoy great music, great food, and great friends aboard a harbor cruise? Join us on the Hurricane II for a great time on Thursday, July 15, 6:30-9:30pm. The cruise will take you to Salem Harbor and back, weather permitting. There will be a cash bar, light buffet, door prizes, a raffle, and music by Leo’s Classic Hits. $25/person.
THE ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION will host an Opening Reception & Book Launch of "Harold Rotenberg, An Artist’s Journey" on Friday, July 16, 5-7pm. Come celebrate Harold Rotenberg’s 105th birthday. Meet the artist. Refreshments. $25 admission . 978-546-6604
Runners of all ages and abilities can now register as individuals or teams for the 7TH ANNUAL SEACOAST SEVEN ROAD RACE, a 7-mile run to directly benefit the residents of Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This year’s Seacoast Seven will be held on Saturday, July 17, with a 1-mile fun run beginning at 8:30am and the 7-mile road race kicking off at 9am, both from Stage Fort Park. 978-283-0300
THE GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER is proud to present SEASCAPE on July 24–25. This 2-day festival celebrates Gloucester’s relationship with the sea through music, dance, storytelling and the visual arts. SEASCAPE is produced with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Commission. 978-281-0470
ROCKPORT MUSIC presents Regina Carter in Concert on Saturday, July 24, 8pm at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. This performance features music from Ms. Carter’s new album "Reverse Thread," a collection of infectious African folk melodies in a beautiful, contemporary interpretation as only Regina can provide – that of a musician internationally acclaimed as among the most transcendent voices of contemporary violin. 978-546-7391 BUSINESS BRIEFS – News and Special Offers from Chamber Members
THE GLOUCESTER FIREWORKS COMMITTEE is very hard at working trying to raise funds for the July 3rd fireworks which follow the Horribles Parade. Help the harbor sparkle July 3rd by sending a donation to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. All donations are tax deductible. Please indicate on your check "Fireworks".
THE GLOUCESTER HORRIBLES PARADE COMMITTEE needs your support to keep this popular annual event going. Please consider a donation of any amount, which can be sent to The Gloucester Horribles Parade Committee, PO Box 924, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Release and renew with sound and song at SoulSong, a relaxing yet energizing class led by singer and song-leader Michael O’Leary. If you can talk you can sing! 7-week session starts Wednesdays, June 30 & July 7, 7-9pm at the 222 ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER. Private sessions also available. 978-283-0495 or Michael@222artsandwellness.com
THE CENTRAL STREET GALLERY, 11 Central Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, is showing Summer paintings by their award-winning artists. Come and see these plain-air pictures of Cape Ann, or have our Gallery Director, Alison Rowell help you choose that special gift. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon-6pm. at. 978-526-7650
EASTERN POINT DAY SCHOOL offers an interdisciplinary summer experience for children ages 5 – 9 (grades K-4, 2010-11). Each one week session will introduce a theme and bring it to life with literature, geography, science, art and music through fun, experiential, and informative activities. Children will also have the opportunity to play games and sports outside and visit scenic Niles Beach. 978-283-1700
THE MARIA MILES VISITOR CENTER on Route 95 in Salisbury will reopen on Thursday, July 1. There will be an opening day ceremony starting at 9am with Secretary of Transportation, Jeff Mullan.
O’NEIL FITNESS is celebrating its tenth season of The Boot Camp Workout. Monday-Friday 6-7am at Good Harbor Beach. All fitness levels are warmly welcomed. call Tracy O’Neil at 978-290-2365, or just show up!