Hi Joey. I don’t know whether or not this might be of interest to your readers, but today I posted several images (Kodachrome slides, 1954) of Japanese fishing boats in reference to comments my mother made regarding the “Bikini Incident”. On March 1, 1954 the US detonated a nuclear weapon (Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands) creating dangerous radioactive fall-out and impacting the fishing industry. If interested, here is the link: www.annbkennedy.blogspot.com
We’ll see you all in May and looking forward to a Mug-up! Ann
Rockport Senior Center Goings On-
Specialized Telephone Equipment Presentation at the Rockport Senior Center on March 20th at 10AM. If you are having trouble hearing on the telephone with Captioned Telephone you can see word for word what is said. RSVP to Diane 978-546-2573.
Antique Appraisal at the Rockport Senior Center on Thursday March 21st from 10:30 – 12:00. Free verbal appraisal on one item. RSVP to Diane 978-546-2573
Traveling Chef will be at the Rockport Senior Center on Friday, March 29th and will be serving Ice Cream Sundaes with a choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, hot Fudge, strawberry Sauce, Whipped Topping, Sprinkles, Crushed Oreos & Cherries. $3.00 11:30AM (after lunch) call Freda 978-546-5027.
Mohegan Sun Trip on April 24th we will leave from the Rockport Depot at 7:00 AM and we will depart from the Casino at 4:30PM. Cost is $25.00 and includes transportation, a $15.00 bet and a $15.00 food voucher. Call Diane or Paula at the Rockport Senior Center 978-546-2573.
Empty Bowl Painting We will be having another bowl painting at the Rockport Senior Center on Wednesday, April 9th from 3-5 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. We do need a head count so they know how many bowls to bring. Please call 978-546-2573 for resevations.
The Rockport Senior Center will be having beginner Digital Camera & Intermediate Digital Camera Classes, Intro to Face Book and intro to Tablets, IPad, Kindle & eReaders. Classes are taught by Colleen McGrath. Call for dates and information, call 978-546-2573
Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not Free seminar on April 9th at 1:00 at the Rockport Senior Center. RSVP 978-546-2573. This program is sponsored by Spectrum Adult Day Care and Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Diabetes Screening On April 11 from 1-3PM. Pre-registration is required. Call Diane at 978-546-2573. This screening is sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Maritime Gloucester Goings On-
March 21st: “Sustainable Seafood Choices”
with: Allison McHale, NOAA Fish Watch; and Heather Tausig, New England Aquarium’s Ocean Friendly Seafood Program
Sustainable seafood purchases are easier to make, thanks to these two consumer-oriented programs. A must for anyone who cares about our oceans’ renewable resources and wants to know more about sustainable seafood guides.
March 28th: “Fish, Fraud, and Forensics” (rescheduled from March 7th)
with: Beth Daley, Boston Globe; Ross Lane and Dan D’Ambruoso, Special Agents with NOAA Office of Law Enforcement; and a representative from the seafood industry.
The lead reporter on the Globe’s seafood fraud investigative team, NOAA inspection/enforcement agents, and an industry member will describe this emerging concern and what measures are being taken to address it.
All events are free and open to the public. We expect a strong turnout for these seafood programs. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.
When: Thursdays in March, 7:00 pm
Where: Gorton’s Gallery
23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester
Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop
When: Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 PM
What: Author of the sound-imaging poem Vaast Bin (Calamari Press), Michael Peters, will read at the Gloucester Writers Center.
Who: Michael Peters’ text and digital-based work has appeared in journals such as Bright Pink Mosquito, unarmed, SleepingFish, BathHouse Hypermedia Journal, and Hyperrhiz. New work is forthcoming in Polis, PEEP/SHOW, and Drunken Boat. His visual-poetic manifestations are in avant-garde libraries, special collections, and appear in galleries, journals, and anthologies –The Last Vispo Anthology: 1998-2008 is the latest. His published work includes an essay on Charles Olson and a transcription of Sun Ra’s 1971 lecture for Nathaniel Mackey’s Hambone. Peters cut his sound imaging teeth in the rock group Poem Rocket. He continues to explore sound-imaging in solo performances, installations, and in improvisational collaborations. Currently, he is working on a book about sound environment programming – a close study of the work of Charles Olson, John Cage, Sun Ra, and Jackson Mac Low in the post-1945 moment.
The Gloucester Writers Center is located in the late poet Vincent Ferrini’s historic home, at the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, East Gloucester, MA (please park across the street). The Center was founded to celebrate, preserve, and promote Gloucester’s rich literary legacy and to create space in the community for the voices of people of all ages and backgrounds to be heard through writing, dialogue, and the artistic process. Find out more about the Gloucester Writers Center at gloucesterwriters.org
Could you post this for my Relay for Life team “Friends for Friends”
Hoping it’s not too late to get it in there.
Just a reminder to sign up for the St. Patrick’s Day dinner, hosted at Savour Wine and Cheese, and expertly cooked by Chef Matt Beach. We have 23 people currently signed up, but have room for 17 more. It will be friendly and informal, with everyone sitting at community tables. Come alone, in couples, or in groups. Everyone is welcome! We will need our final count by Thursday, March 14. Justemail Kathleen to sign up!
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Sunday, March 17
5:30 – 6:00 – appetizers and snacks
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – dinner
We plan to have a great St. Patrick’s Day meal for about 40 people. So come celebrate with us! From colcanon to corned beef, with beer tasting and wine, we will all have a good Irish party!
Cheddar and Stout Fondue
Irish Soda Bread
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Dark Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Mousse
Chocolate Stout Pot de Creme
Metropolis Xeno Decaf Coffee (best tasting decaf I’ve had)!
Wine machines will be open for tasting before dinner. We recommend the Sommerach trochen (dry) Silvaner, and the Jostock Mosel Riesling to accompany your corned beef. We are also tasting out Julian Hard Cider, the favored drink of the American colonists, and two beers:Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter and Berkshire Brewing Co. Russian Imperial Stout
Dinner, with appetizer, dessert, coffee, and beer, hard cider or wine is only $25.00 per person (excluding MA meal tax and 18% gratuity)
Plan to join us at 5:30, have a great meal and go out and listen to some great music around Cape Ann, after dinner.