Community Stuff 4/4/14

Hi, Joey,   Could you include following in GMG? Thanks.
BOOK LAUNCH  TUESDAY APRIL 8 ROCKPORT LIBRARY AT 7:30
THE WIFE AND I: WALKS IN THE WOODS AND LANES OF CAPE ANN 1958 & 1959
Sarah Clark will be presenting power power slides of old and present Rockport and reading from her new book a compilation of her father, Jim Clark’s writings. Jim wrote a popular column recounting his walks with “the wife” and later also the pugnacious pooch, Molly, around Rockport and sometimes Gloucester for the Gloucester Times from 1958-1966.  Books will be available at the event and later at Toad Hall, The Bookstore and Tuck’s.  A portion of the profits benefit the Sandy Bay Historical Society, sponsor of the event.

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Gloucester Area Astronomy Club April 11 Meeting

Eclipses are coming!

At our Friday April 11 meeting, GAAC favorite Jim Koerth will show us everything we ever wanted to know about eclipses in general, the moon in particular, and even more in particular, the two lunar eclipses we’re expecting this year — one in April and another in October. And there are another two eclipses coming up in 2015, so come to GAAC and be prepared!

Jim’s talk will focus on the mechanics of eclipses, lunar and solar, here and on other planets, and will touch on lunar geography and even the role of eclipses in the search for planets around other stars. Come on in for the usual good times and good eats, and a great, informative talk. You’ll leave looking at the moon differently!

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets from 8:00 pm to about 9:30 on April 11 at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. There are no costs or fees, and the public is encouraged to attend. See more on our Facebook page,http://www.facebook.com, our website athttp://gaac.us, or follow us on twitter, @gaactweet


Dory prep rain delay!

For those of you who read the schedule of events sent to you recently by the IDRC, you noticed we have scheduled a dory prep day at Eastern Ave. Self Storage this Saturday April 5th.  But, due to the forecasted rain, we will be moving to Sunday April 6th, meeting around 9 AM.  We will need some bodies at least to move the boats around (un-nest a pair).  Then, we will be scraping and sanding.  The whole process should take less than 2 hours, so if you have some time please come down and lend a hand for a good cause!!

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