Community Stuff 11/21/12

Cynthia Curtis Pottery Holiday Student and Studio Potter Show

2012 photo for card

The holidays are coming and what better way to start your shopping than to visit Cynthia Curtis Pottery’s 7th annual Student and Studio Potter Holiday Show in lovely Rockport during the “Christmas in Rockport Gallery Stroll,” on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Located in the woods, not far from the Atlantic ocean and Cape Ann granite quarries, near the end of a road you will find a cozy wood-stove-warmed gallery that offers a beautiful collection of Cynthia’s work in her signature colors of the sea – blues and greens accented with sea glass. Inside her studio you will find pottery fashioned by current and past students and teachers, some of whom have gone on to open their own studios in the area. After 14 years of teaching, Cynthia’s classes have included over 1,000 students! Their work, and the work of their teachers, including functional and sculptural pieces, is innovative, compelling and gorgeous.

Connect with new and familiar friends at the Artists’Reception on Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome! Come and support emerging and established artists.

Profits go to the Cynthia Curtis Pottery Class Scholarship Fund. The gallery is open throughout the holidays. Private lessons and weekly classes are offered year round.

Cynthia Curtis Pottery 7th annual Student and Studio Potter Holiday
Show, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. 80 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA 01966


Thanksgiving at The Topside


Hey everyone,
Have you made those Thanksgiving plans yet? Still scrambling figuring out what to do? Let the Topside Grill take care of all your turkey needs. We will be open and serving all the traditional dishes like Turkey dinner, Honey Baked Virginia Ham with a pineapple raisin sauce, & Roast Spring of Spring Lamb plus all the great sides like butternut squash, stuffing, broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and some non traditional items as well. Reservations are filling up quickly, so hurry and reserve your table today!
Doug Silva, General Manager
Topside Grill 50 Rogers St. Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-1399

Reminder on Sea Shells and Jingle Bells

Rockport High School DECA Fundraiser

December 8, 2012 1-5 PM

Starts at Rockport Inn and Suites

12 different locations on this Holiday Inn and Home Kitchen Tour

Tickets are now available on our website:

Contact Mr. Scott Larsen RHS DECA advisor with questions

photo (12)Sea Shells and JingleBells 1

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

Market News
A very big Thank You to everyone who visited, perused and purchased food or goodies at the Thanksgiving Harvest Market! Be sure to save the date for the CAFM Holiday Fare on Thursday, December 20th!


For more info- Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Website


Location: Magnolia Library, 1 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Sponsor: Magnolia Library & Community Center

Ever wondered how to use a fire extinguisher? Curious what illicit drugs look like? Come to Safety Saturday on Dec. 1 to find out the answers.

Gloucester firefighters will simulate a house fire, by filling a trailer with smoke created from dry ice.

This smoke filled room is a training tool for adults and children to learn how to respond to a potential fire. There are real doors and the door knobs are heated. Firefighters will show you how to map out, and practice, an escape route.

Gloucester Police Department will have a display of illegal drugs. See what drugs crop up on our city streets. Officers will answer questions about how to identify drug users.

The K-9 Unit of the Police Department will be on hand, for demonstrations. (And even patting!) Visitors will have a chance to sit in a police cruiser or an all-terrain vehicle used to patrol Gloucester beaches. (?)A Gloucester Fire Truck will be available for kids and family photos.

For more information, call Jamie O’Hara, president, Magnolia Library and Community Center, 978-979-7533

Kate Seidman writes-

Please join us for a special evening at The Cape Ann Community Cinema
My brother, Gene Seidman will be introducing and interviewing Gina Belafonte on December 8th at 8 PM
We’ll watch the film Gina made about her dad, Harry Belafonte and then get a chance to hear her talk about it.
This is going to be a wonderful night, hope to see you.
With love,
Everyone is welcome, we’re expecting a full house so get your tickets on line today.


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