THIS WEEK ON CAPE ANN
ROCKPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY presents mystery writer Anne Canadeo on Wednesday, August 18, at 7pm. She will discuss her latest Black Sheep mystery, “Knit, Purl, Die.” 978-546-6934
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.
THE HARBOR LOOP CONCERT SERIES continues this Thursday, August 19, with Paula Karahalis Band, Phat Maxx.
GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY presents “An Ideal Husband” August 12-29. Four actors portray nine characters, adding a gender bending layer to Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy about friendship, political corruption, blackmail, and redemption-as timely today as when first presented in 1895. 978-281-4433 m
THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM will host Music in the Courtyard, featuring Old Cold Tater on Friday, August 20, 4-5pm. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. 978-283-0455
THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE presents “Schooner Races of the 1920’s Between Gloucester & Nova Scotia,”presented by John N. Morris, Ph.D., Author, “Alone at Sea” on Thursday, August 19, 7pm at the Sawyer Free Library. Admission Free. Morris’s ancestors have been fishermen going back to the seventeenth century. 978-281-8079
ROCKPORT MUSIC will host legendary folk/pop icon Jonathan Edwards in a very special concert with legendary blues man James Montgomery on Friday, August 20, 8pm at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Tickets $29-$49 are on sale now from the Shalin Liu Box Office at 978-546-7391.
ANNISQUAM VILLAGE CHURCH will host Diva Diana Jacklin, violinist Hartmut Ometzberger, and pianist Thomas Enman as they perform music of Strauss, Beach, Copland, Ives, and violin pieces of Kreisler, Vieuxtemps, and Maud Powell on Friday, August 20, at 8pm. Donation $15.
There will be a MANCHESTER SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT on August 20 at First Parish Congregational Chapel in Manchester. Classical concert including works by Bach, Brahms and Britten. Peformed by Estelle Choi, Sage Cole, Jonina Mazzeo, Emily Rideout, Sarah Schram, Verena Sennekamp, and Lorna Tsai. To reserve tickets, email email@example.com.
THE CELEBRATE THE CLEAN HARBOR SWIM will beheld on Saturday, August 21, at Niles Beach in Gloucester. 1.2 Mile swim. Contact: Richie Martin: 978-281-0670 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER BLOCK PARTY. August 21, 6-11pm. Main Street Gloucester from Pleasant Street to Washington Street. Come One Come All. Free Downtown Block Party. Get ready to dance and play. Free presentation by Cape Ann Community Cinema of “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” at 8:30pm on an outdoor screen.
11TH ANNUAL “NELSON’S RIDE” motorcycle memorial ride and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 22, at Stage Fort Park. Ride stages at 9:30am, leaves the Park at noon sharp. See Ride Route and times to avoid traffic delays. Riders and non-riders welcomed to come out to Stage Fort Park, live music, vendors, food, bike games. $15 donation per adult requested, children free.
THE SEAWARD INN presents “Jen & Henry,” Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain, an acoustic pop-rock duo, Sunday Morning Live, August 22, 9am to noon during Breakfast Buffet by the Sea. Known for triumphant harmonies this duo have toured the country several times and have met with enthusiastic fans and critical acclaim. 978-546-3471
CAPE ANN MUSEUM, in collaboration with the ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION, presents a Walking Tour of Rockport on Sunday, August 22, at 10:30am. This guided tour highlights the studios of many Rockport artists’ of the 1930s. The tour is $20 for members of the Museum or the Rockport Art Association and $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited and reservations are required. Deadline to make your paid reservation is Friday, August 13. 978-283-0455
RUN GLOUCESTER! 7-mile road race is set for Sunday, August 22, along the scenic Cape Ann shoreline. A field of 3,000 to 5,000 runners is expected for the inaugural race. Register at www.rungloucester.com. 978-494-4110
MAGNOLIA’S LEXINGTON AVENUE will host a huge day of fun on Sunday, August 22, 9am-3pm, including a Sidewalk Bazaar of Magnolia’s businesses, a giant Yard Sale inside the Magnolia Library, Roadshow of Antique cars,(free hot dog lunch when you bring your antique vehicle for showing), The Patio Restaurant and the Magnolia Pub open for lunch and drinks and more. Free event!
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. On Sunday, August 22, featuring a program with both The Rockport Legion Band and The Creagan More Pipes and Drums.
Join Michael O’Leary & Friends for a sailing ‘seisiun’, an evening of traditional songs ‘n tunes aboard the SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON as she takes a sunset sail around beautiful Gloucester harbor on Sunday, August 22, 5:30-8pm. 978-281-6634
ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, August 22, at 7pm, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, featuring Old Cold Tater (Acoustic Bluegrass).
THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM will host Music in the Courtyard, featuring Susan Slowick on Friday, August 27, 4-5pm. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. 978-283-0455
THE ANNUAL FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE, a service to honor the memory of fishermen lost at sea, will be held on August 28th at 5:00 p.m on Stacy Boulevard in Gloucester. 978-281-9740
222 ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER, located at 222 Eastern Avenue in Gloucester, will host a Kirtan on Friday, August 28, 7-9pm. Join Satya Lee Harrington and friends as we raise our voices in call-and-response chant. Beginners welcome…there are no wrong notes in chanting. If you would like to be a musician, please call 978-281-6222.
THE 17TH ANNUAL ESSEX MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 28, in Centennial Grove in Essex features a collection of the area’s finest acoustic performers in a family oriented venue. An eclectic mix of genres perform on two stages and include Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Celtic, Ragtime, Cajun/Zydeco and Americana Roots music.
COGSWELL’S GRANT invites artists and painters to a day of plein-air painting on Saturday, August 28, 9am-5pm. Join your fellow artists from all over the North Shore to paint beautiful vistas including the Essex River and the Great Marsh, farm fields and landscapes, and our eighteenth century historic house and barns. Artists can take a free tour of the house museum and its collection of American folk art. 978-768-3632
SEASIDE POW WOW AND FESTIVAL will be held on Saturday-Sunday, August 28-29. Stage Fort Park. Intertribal American Indian event featuring dancing, story telling and arts and crafts. 10am-5pm. Free Admission. 978-335-8702
THE LANDING AT 7 CENTRAL will host Celtic singer Michael O’Leary and string players Bob & Jennifer Strom for their Celtic music session on Sunday, August 29, 6-9pm. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries. 978-526-7494
SAVE THE DATE
CYNTHIA CURTIS POTTERY, located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Rockport, will hold 8-week Fall Pottery Classes August 30- October 23. Surrounded by the woods of Pigeon Cove, small classes for all ages and abilities offer individualized instruction on wheel throwing, handbuilding, and glazing. Classes for kids and adults, private, independent or class setting. Daytime and evening. 978-546-6186
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, September 1 & 8, 7-9pm at 222 ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER. Private sessions also available. 978-283-0495 or Michael@222artsandwellness.com
INN MAGNOLIA, located at 18 Norman Avenue in Magnolia, presents the Travel Channel’s Most Haunted Star, Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe, to benefit the Magnolia Historical Society on Wednesday, September 1, 7pm. Tickets available at http://www.neghostproject.com. Information: Ron (New England Ghost Project) at 978-455-6678 or Amanda (Inn Magnolia) 978-525-3642 or InnMagnolia@gmail.com.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF GLOUCESTER presents its Fourth Annual Comedy Show at Cruiseport Gloucester on Thursday, September 2. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Dave Rattigan will host the show again this year and DJ Hazzard, Patty Ross and Jim Colliton have been lined up to perform. Tickets: $30, table of 10: $250. Tickets available at the Chamber or by from Ruth Pino.
THE ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION is holding a 50/50 Raffle for RAA Art Certificates– first prize is $15,000 in RAA Art Certificates. Tickets are $20 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, September 3, 5-7pm. 978-546-6604
GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL, Gloucester Harbor, September 3-6. Click here for information on riding a schooner during the Mayor’s Race on September 5.
THE GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER will celebrate Gloucester’s relationship with the sea with Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day on Saturday, September 4, 10am-4pm. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day. 978-281-0470
Come join SCHOONER ADVENTURE for a Working Waterfront Walking Tour starting at 10am at the Fisherman’s Statue and ending at Fitz Henry Lane House on Saturdays, September 4, 18, and 25. Using old maps and photographs, we will journey back to the 1880’s -1920’s and visit the old wharves and businesses that once lined our inner harbor. Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes. 978-281-8079
CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER, on September 5, sponsored by National Grid is the first ever concert and celebration on the I4-C2 property at 65 Rogers Street, recently purchased by the City of Gloucester.
Eleventh generation shipwright HAROLD BURNHAM will start construction on a new schooner – the Pinky Schooner Ardelle on Monday, September 6. The keel will be signed and frames will be raised. In celebration of the birth of this new schooner, THE ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM will have demonstrations on traditional boat building techniques and food will be available for purchase, including ribs, chowder, hot dogs, beverages, and more. 978-768-7541
THEATRE IN THE PINES presents “Hamlet” at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, located at 37 Main Street in Rockport, on September 17-19. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, matinee: Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm. Tickets available at Toad Hall Bookstore, The Bookstore of Gloucester, Shalin Liu box office. 978-546-7391
THE LANESVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday, September 19, 1-6pm at the Lanesville Community Center. Food, crafts for sale, raffle, great music.
THE 7TH ANNUAL LYONS AMBULANCE SERVICE GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on Monday, September 20, at Bass Rocks Golf Club to benefit Gorton’s Specialty & Cancer Care Center at Addison Gilbert Hospital. Foursome Scramble Format. For sponsorship and player Information, please contact: Amy Sullivan at 978-236-1600 or email@example.com.
THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ROCKPORT GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on Monday, September 20, at Rockport Golf Club. For sponsorship and player information, please contact: Bob Krause at 978-546-5135.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHEAST MA 13TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC will be held on September 21 at Turner Hill in Ipswich- Highly acclaimed golf course, live auction, awards, and more! Bring spouse or friend for dinner & auction only! Event supports disaster victims in Cape Ann and surrounding communities. 978-922-2224