Community Stuff 12/6/13

Holiday Present-Making Workshop at Maritime Gloucester 12/14/13

Work with Maritime Gloucester staff to create two fun crafts using recycled materials.  Ages pre-K through 12 years.  Parent or guardian attendance required (fee is per child only).  Event runs from 10:00 to noon. Register here:



Rockport Senior Center

Senior Citizen Dance

This Saturday the Rockport High School, Class of 2016 will be sponsoring a dance for the local senior citizens at the Rockport High School Cafeteria  from 1-3PM. Swing dance with the Jazz band. This will be an afternoon of Dancing, Live Music and refreshments.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults

Making small changes in the types and amount of food we eat and the exercises we can do, can lead to big improvements in our health and well-being. Why not start the New Year off right and try this 6 week workshop where you will learn to make healthier food choices and identify behavior changes you can stick with. This program will include a food shopping expedition, course book and materials, incentives and more. Participants who complete the course will have the opportunity to dine with the group at a local restaurant. Cost is $6.00 for 6 classes including all materials and lunch. Classes begin Jan 28th. There will be a information session on January 14th at 1PM to hear more about the program. This program is sponsored by SeniorCare. Class is limited. Call to register 978-546-2573

Strength & Resistance Exercise Class Mondays & Fridays from 9-10AM $4.00

Traveling Chef Luncheon $3.00 call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027

Turkey, gravy, baked potato, green beans,

parker house rolls and pound cake with blueberry sauce.

Special Holiday Luncheon with entertainment $2.00

Thursday, December 19th , call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027

Roast Lamb/Gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, red velvet cake

Wednesday, January 8th A representative from United Health Care will talk about their Senior Care Options Plan. This plan is free to people who already have Mass Health Standard Insurance and will cover 100% of medical & dental costs including rides to doctor appointments. Call 978-546-2573 to attend.

Travel to New Zealand

Come travel with Jim Wallius as he shares his computerized photo presentation of New Zealand on Wednesday, January 15th at 12:30Pm. Give us a call to sign up, 978-546-2573

Jewelry Making Classes. There will be 4 classes at the Rockport Senior Center on Monday mornings beginning January 27th to Feb. 24th from 10:15-11:30Pm. Classes are $5.00 each class to cover materials. Must preregister, call 978-546-2573.

Blanket Drive

Help keep people warm this winter! The Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway along with SeniorCare is hosting a “Drop off day” on January 14th from 1-3PM. Please bring clean items for donation. Needed: Blankets, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, socks, hand/feet warmers and coats.

Art Classes

Waking Up to Color-Part 1 with Carla Mattioli, M.A. on Tuesdays beginning January 7th to Feb 25thth 8 weeks/$40.00. Payment is due at time of Registration.

Basic Painting & Drawing Class

This 6 week art class taught by Elizabeth Harty starts on Wednesday, January 22nd to Feb 26th from 1-3PM. 6 weeks/$30.00 Payment due at time of registration.


Hi Joey:

I am having an Holiday Pottery Sale at my in home studio/galleria this coming weekend,  Saturday, Dec 7th  and Sunday, Dec 8th, from 11-5,  and was hoping you would post this invite for me. This year my  wonderful husband Steve built a studio for me in our home,  where I make and fire pottery, and then he created a cozy gallery to showcase my pots. 

I  am mostly making functional pottery such as mugs, bowls, berry bowls, and more bowls, ornaments,  vases and of course more bowls …LOL, however, I have also started making wall art that includes local fish, such as cod, red fish, flounder and haddock,  and  religious wall crosses. Guess I have  no idea where this will all take me, but I am having a good time with it. I hope you stop by also…


Nina (Testaverde) Goodick

Annisquam River Pottery


Amy Shapiro submits-

This Sunday Dec 8th at the Lanesville Community Ctr on Vulcan St from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, I’m hosting a free holiday book launch party for Before This Song Ends: A Timeless Romance. Sales will benefit the LCC. The story features a fishing trip out of Gloucester Harbor, where love is on the line, and a message by John H. Hammond Jr sets the tone for a mystical journey. This interview tells more about the book, (starting at 12:55). For those who can’t make the party, stop into The Bookstore for a copy. 
The flyer is attached — thanks!  Amy

Martin Del Vecchio submits-

I will again be doing Santa/Frosty portraits at the East Gloucester Elementary School Holiday Fair is this Saturday from 10:00a to 2:00p.

Photos are of very high quality, and are printed while you wait for $10/sheet.  High-resolution JPG files, perfect for Christmas cards, are also available for $25.

Bring your large groups, your babies, and even your pets; we can handle just about anything!  

The fair also features numerous craft tables for kids to make their own gifts, a huge bake sale, and the ever-popular cake walk!


Santa Portraits-037-2


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