|THE ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION has re-scheduled its official opening day to Friday, February 19. We hope you will join us on Thursday, February 18, 5-7pm to view our extensive museum collection and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. RAA hours starting Friday, February 19, will be: Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. 978-546-6604
Join Michael O’Leary and Friends ’round the fire for their Celtic music sessions on Sundays from 5-8pm, February 21 at THE LANDING AT 7 CENTRAL in Manchester and February 28 at ELLIOTT’S AT THE BLACKBURN in Gloucester. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries and Cape Breton.
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! 8-week session starts Wednesdays, February 17 & 24, 7-9pm at the 222 ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER. Private sessions also available. 978-283-0495 or Michael@222artsandwellness.com
THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS is hosting a series of programs “February School Vacation = Exploration!”, at the Cape Ann Discovery Center with explorations at their surrounding properties through Sunday, February 21 at various times and locations. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. 978-281-8400
HAITI RELIEF BLOOD DRIVE to be held at Beverly Hospital. An America Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly on Saturday, February 20, 9am-2pm. To schedule an appointment, please call: 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS).
CAPE ANN HEALING CENTER. Free winter community workshop series held in the Treetop Yoga Studio, Para Research Building, 85 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester. Intro to Reiki Healing and Reiki Clinic with Silvie Lockerova on Saturday, February 20, 4-6pm. Pre-registration is required. Call today to reserve your space. 978-282-1191 x1.
THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE invites you to an evening of dancing, dining, romance and memories on Saturday February 20, 6-10pm. Enjoy an hour of dance instruction from Miss Tina’s School of Dance, followed by a dinner buffet and dancing to the music of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s as performed by Stardust. $25/person. 978-283-1812 for reservations.
HALIBUT POINT STATE PARK will host Winter Birding walks on February 21, and March 21, 8-10am. Meet Peter Van Demark in the parking lot for this approximately 2-mile stroll along graded paths and the rocky coastline. Learn how to identify some common and uncommon shore, migratory and feeder birds by sight and sound. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Bring your binoculars! 617-828-1728
SALEM STATE ENTERPRISE CENTER presents From Military Service to Entrepreneur, A Panel Discussion and Forum for Veterans Interested in Growing or Starting a Business, on February 22, 8:30-10:30am. Free. Featuring introductory remarks by Congressman John F. Tierney and a panel of five highly successful veteran entrepreneurs and military support representatives. 978-542-7576
SEARTS will hold an Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 6-8:30pm at the Rockport Art Association. Community members, arts and cultural groups, and businesses – all are invited.
Join the Good Time Team from NORTH SHORE 104.9 and THE OPEN DOOR FOOD PANTRY on Thursday, February 25, 7-8:30pm to decorate a bowl for the annual Empty Bowl Dinner. The decorating evening will be held at 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester. Bring your creativity and a friend. Children welcome. Decorating is free, but reservations are required. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-283-6776
THE GRAND CAFE AT THE EMERSON INN BY THE SEA will host a special “3 for $33″ dinner to benefit The Open Door on Friday, February 26, 5-9pm. A special 3-course meal will be offered for $33/person, with 10% of all dinner sales going to The Open Door. Full dinner menu will also be available. 978-546-6321