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HarvestFest is TODAY!!!: Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Food & Contra Dancing!!!

Don’t miss Rockport’s HarvestFest THIS Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 6pm. The fun includes dancing and a bit of Ipswich Ale, among other delights. This post would be a million words long (really!) if I included everything going on, so for the details check out the website:  www.rockportartfestivals.com/harvestfest/schedule-of-events In the meantime, here are just a few highlights:

  • Rockport Music is sponsoring a Make Your Own Instrument Workshop for children at 10am (first come, first served)
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid is sponsoring a Dog Parade at 11:30, with lots of fun prizes to be awarded!
  • Bearskin Neck Leathers is sponsoring the Buddy Walker Band, a polka band founded 65 years ago with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in front of the shop.
  • The MIT Juggling Club is joining the fun with performances throughout the afternoon.
  • The HarvestFest Contra Dance, sponsored by the Cape Ann Contra Dance group, will host an outdoor dance in Dock Square, complete with live musicians and a caller. Did you ever think there would be dancing in the streets in Rockport?
  • -1The Annual Scarecrow Chase Costume Parade for children begins at 3pm. Lots o’ fun & a treat for children are in store.
  • Don’t forget the all-day food & drink under the big tent on T Wharf. Ipswich Ale, Twin Lights and an awesome roster of vendors will be on hand.
  • Cooking demos will take place throughout the day, culminating in the famous Seafood Throwdown at 2:30, sponsored by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.RFHarvestFest2013FoodVendors
  • Finally, close out the festival by sending off the public art installation that has been on Lumber Wharf all summer (due to be disassembled the day after HarvestFest). Head over to Lumber Wharf at 6:15 to join us to say farewell to this very cool piece of public art.HFsummerbuildartlight

Lowell Peabody Covers The Manchester Chamber Festival By The Sea

Some pictures from the Fiesta by the Sea in Manchester. Great music. lots of crafts, good food and good weather!

What’s Happening? Drawing on the Sidewalk! That’s What!

Git yer chalk ready – it’s that time of year again: Motif No. 1 Day’s Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest on Motif No. 1 Day, Saturday, May 19th. We have categories for every age and prizes for every category. And Rockport National Bank is this year’s sponsor for the event, so please thank someone at the bank for their community spirit the next time you’re there. For the festival Schedule of Events, click HERE.

Captains Courageous Festival Request For Partners

Request for partners for a new version of the Captains Courageous Festival

A new and broader version of the Captains Courageous Festival, to be held on September 22, 2012, will offer special events throughout the city that highlight Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s Maritime Heritage. This festival will highlight literature, music, art and history. There will be multiple offerings throughout the day at many venues on both sides of the harbor to show off all Gloucester has to offer. Some events will have paid ticket entrance but most will be free. Tours, dramatic readings, theatrical productions, movies, special presenters, concerts, children activities, art displays etc will be on the schedule.

We are looking for venues (galleries, stores and restaurants) for poetry and dramatic readings as well as music performances. We are also looking for musicians who would be willing to offer programs that tie into Gloucester’s/Cape Ann’s heritage. 

If interested in offering something to the festival, please contact Beth Welin at Schooner Adventure
978-281-8079
bwelin@schooner-adventure.org

Things To Do- Motif #1 Day Festival Saturday May 21,2011

Dear Joey,
The Rockport Art Festivals committee has been working hard on the upcoming Motif #1 Day Festival on Saturday May 21,2011.  Attached is the press release, schedule of events and flier.  I hope you will post the festival on GoodMorningGloucester and hopefully come enjoy the festivities!
Thank You,
Law Hamilton
Rockport Art Festivals

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Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day, slated for Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Motif No. 1 Day is a long-standing Rockport tradition, a chance to celebrate Rockport across the arts through the symbol of Rockport’s famous fishing shack, Motif No. 1, the subject of countless paintings and photographs throughout the last century.
Motif No. 1 Day brings a focus on the arts to Rockport, both past and present. The festival includes interactive art events such as the Sidewalk Chalk Art contest, a scavenger hunt throughout downtown, the famous festival Dock Square Chowder Stand, live music, historical presentations, art activities for children, and the Words Before Dinner event, a poetry reading featuring the beauty and history of Cape Ann as its theme. The festival closes with Rockport on Film: Vintage Images of Rockport from the collection of Pierce Sears, proprietor of the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co.
Jazz, Bluegrass, and classic American Band music will all be featured, with appearances by Merrimack Valley Rounders, Soul Force V and the Rockport Legion Band among others. The day also includes featured events at participating businesses and an exciting array of community events such as an Instrument Petting Zoo and other activities for children sponsored by Rockport Music at the beautiful new Shalin Liu Performance Center.
The festival kicks off on Friday, May 20 at 7 o’clock in Dock Square with the premier of The Fish Shack Float That Charmed Chicago: filmmaker, historian & photographer Leslie D. Bartlett’s new film featuring archival footage of Rockport and the story of Rockport’s success at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. The screening is free and film-goers will enjoy Twin Lights soda courtesy of Rockport’s own bottling company, the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co.   
For more information, visit www.rockportartfestivals.com
or e-mail: rockportfestivals@gmail.com.
You can follow Rockport Festivals at facebook.com/rockportfestivals
and on twitter @rockportfest.

Movies – “Green Days”: 12 Earth Day Films @ CACC

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS CO-HOST EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 15-22

The Cape Ann Community Cinema (at the Gloucester Stage at 267 East Main Street in East Gloucester) is pleased to partner with Essex County Greenbelt and the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market in presenting GREEN DAYS, a week-long eco film festival to commemorate Earth Day. The series will feature a mix of thought-provoking films – some startling, some – about the environment and people who are working to create a sustainable future. The series begins the Wednesday before Earth Day (April 15) and culminates on Earth Day (April 22) with an evening gathering, appetizers and the warm and engaging film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.”

Essex County Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market and the Cape Ann Community Cinema are all organizations focused on strengthening our communities by connecting people to each other and to their local landscape.
Information about these organizations will be available at the event, along with light refreshments. Special promotional memberships will be available for attendees. Tickets for each film are $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for students and seniors. The films and showtimes are as follows:

WEDNESDAY 15
ICE PEOPLE [7:15pm]

THURSDAY 16
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

FRIDAY 17
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SATURDAY 18
ELMO IN ‘BEING GREEN’ [10:30am] – FREE!
SCARRED LANDS [12:30pm]
MAMA EARTH / CRUDE IMPACT [2:45pm] (Sponsor: The Cape Ann Healing Center)
ICE PEOPLE [5:00pm] (note: substitution for Tapped!)
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SUNDAY 19
NO WONDER TO COMPARE:  THE MARVEL OF CETACEANS [1:30pm]
plus bonus short DISNEYLAND DREAMFREE!
Filmmaker Robbins Barstow, co-founder of the Connecticut Cetacean Society, will present his whale video “No Wonder To Compare” and his Library Of Congress-inducted travel document, “Disneyland Dream” (from 1956!). We will also show an additional short promotional film about Wakefield’s Pleasure Island, aka “The Disneyland Of The East.”

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY:  HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL [4:00pm]
This is a fundraiser for the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market. Tickets are $30.00 for the film and dinner, $45.00 for the film, dinner and a membership to CAFM. [RESERVE TICKETS]

MONDAY 20
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

TUESDAY 21
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

WEDNESDAY 22
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN [7:15pm]

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

(AT GLOUCESTER STAGE)
267 EAST MAIN STREET
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
978/282-1988

www.CapeAnnCinema.com