Community Stuff 3/8/14

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Please join us

for our “Evening Of Excellence”

Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

in the O’Maley Common area

Students and Staff from all grades will present shining examples of their work in the classroom. There will be preview performances of

“Fame, Jr.”

Refreshments will be served.


A reminder that Elizabeth Reed’s talk and demo Cooking with Winter Vegetables is coming up this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. A poster PDF is attached, as well as photos of the types of dishes that will be prepared. Yum!

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Lung Cancer Screening

Addison Gilbert Hospital and Beverly Radiology Associates are offering a free low-dose chest CT screening to individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty-years, may meet the criteria.  To learn if you meet the criteria, an initial assessment is required and may be taken by calling 1-855-CT- CHEST.

While private insurers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screenings, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350. for this screening, Beverly Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.

The screening does not obligate those who participate to return to a Beverly Hospital facility for any further screenings, for further evaluation of any findings or any other services that Beverly Hospital provides. 


Want to sample That Nutty Redhead gourmet nuts, and meet Victoriana Lady, host of Cape Ann TV’s All Things Victorian, dressed in her garb? Get to The Cave, 44 Main St. Gloucester MA Saturday 3/8 from 12-2 pm. Thanks for supporting small business!

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Afternoon Light, Governor's Hill

Jeff Weaver Solo Show Of Works On Paper Opens At Rockport Art
12 Main Street – Rockport 
Sunday, March 16 – March 27, 2014

Gloucester artist Jeff Weaver will open a solo show of works on paper at the Rockport Art Association on Sunday, March 16th, with an artist’s reception from 2:00-4:00 PM.  The show will continue through March 27th in the Association’s Pearson Gallery.

Jeff Weaver has been a familiar figure along the Gloucester waterfront since the 1970’s.  A plein painter, he draws his inspiration from the working waterfront, gritty neighborhoods and architectural diversity of his adopted city, catching the unique and luminous quality of light on Cape Ann.  This show of works on paper will feature drawings in charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil – some done as sketches or studies for larger works, others as finished pieces in themselves.

Born in Framingham MA, Weaver began drawing and painting early in life, accepting his first portrait commission at age 14.  He was the recipient of numerous awards for drawing and sculpting in high school, after which he went on to study at the Boston Museum School.    He moved to Gloucester in the ‘70’s and supported himself by working the wharves and painting boat commissions and interior and exterior murals, many of which have become iconic images we experience on a daily basis.

In the ‘90’s, he returned to creating fine art.  Weaver says . . . The use of a variety of mediums keeps me taking a fresh approach to seeing and expressing familiar subject matter.  The pastels in particular have a heightened sense of color and immediacy.  Although we are most familiar with Weaver’s oil painting, this show of works on paper will highlight the depth and diversity of this extremely talented artist.

The Association is open Tuesday – Sunday and is always free to the general public.  For information on the Weaver Show or other exhibitions currently on view contact RAA at:  978-546-6604, email at info@rockportartassn.org, or visit us at www.rockportartassn.org

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Maritime Gloucester TALKS continue with weekly presentations from scientists, activists and local students on the theme of Climate Change. 

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Mill River Consulting is sponsoring the March series. All presentations are free and open to the public with donations appreciated.  Weekly programs start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA.  With limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly encouraged or by calling 978 281-0470 or clicking the links below.  In April, Maritime Gloucester will host the UMass Large Pelagic Research Center’s annual speakers series.
March 13
Climate Change and Fisheries, Dr. Jonathan Hare, Director, Narragansett Lab, NOAA Fisheries.  Dr. Hare will discuss changes in climate in the Northeast region and the specific impacts on marine ecosystems and fisheries through engaging graphics and animation. Dr. Hare is the director of the NOAA Narragansett Laboratory and oversees the operational oceanography programs for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. He is also involved in regional and international ocean observing activities and climate change studies.
March 20
In the Field:  A Showcase of Student Climate Related Projects from around Cape Ann, Liz Duff, Education Director, Mass Audubon and Students and Faculty from Rockport Middle School, Manchester Essex Regional High School and Gloucester High School.  Students in our regional schools are engaged in many important and diverse projects related to climate change.  Come and learn about their contributions to the field of study of climate change.
March 27
Climate Change and its Effects on Local Coastal Geology, Rebecca Haney, Coastal Geologist, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.  Rebecca will discuss coastal geology of Massachusetts and the effects that climate change is having on the Commonwealth’s vast shoreline.


Seniors & Addiction – Presentation at SeniorCare

Healthy Gloucester Collaborative invite you to:

Seniors & Addiction  to be presented by Sue Hochstedler, R.N., LADC1, Senior Clinician, Discover Program at Addison Gilbert Hospital, on Thursday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The free presentation will be held at SeniorCare, Inc,

49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester.

For questions or to register, please call Stasia Satterfield at asatterfield@gloucster-ma.gov or

978-281-0908.


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Hi Joey, this is an event on Sunday afternoon at the Gallery, couple of great local musicians, and a couple of great dancers out from Boston, and free.  If you are inclined, would you please run this on GMG at next opportunity?  Thanks!

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 5pm

Trident Gallery presents “All Over Again”

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An evening of music and dance performance heralding the return of spring and marking the beginning of “Persephone’s Return,” the fourth and final phase of the trans-discipline art exhibition Winter Meditations.


Multi-instrumentalist composers Nathan Cohen and Anthony Leva explore sonic geographies and genres.

Dancers Olivier Besson and Chandra Cantor improvise duets with poetic intimacy, striking clarity, and dynamic surprise.

Free, donations appreciated.  We expect a “sellout” so am asking for reservations by calling the gallery 978-491-7785, emailing events@tridentgallery.com, or joining the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1381357095469679/ .  There’s a paper flyer at http://tridentgallery.com/img/TridentGallery_WinterMeditations_AllOverAgain_paperflyer.pdf

One comment

  • Nice pass-on’s for the community very informative like the old town cryer I would say but much more visual and timely :-)

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