Community Stuff 4/24/14


The Medication Disposal Day will take place on:

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the
parking lot of Rose Baker Senior Center,
6 Manuel F. Lewis Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Did you know that medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning?  Just as disturbing, are the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse among young adults and teens.

A National study, conducted last year by The Partnership at and the MetLife Foundation, found that 49% of teens who misuse or abuse prescription medicines get them from a family member or friend.  More often than not, these drugs are found in our medicine cabinets.
You can be part of the solution! Safely store and lock up your prescriptions and dispose of unused pills properly. Go to



On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9am to 3pm, Extreme Truck and Auto Repair is hosting an Oil Change Party to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid at 14 Kondelin Road in Gloucester. Oil changes will be provided for all types of vehicles and there will be fun for the whole family including BBQ food, raffles, games, and prizes. Friendly dogs on leash are welcome to come along for the fun! Roamin’ Baths Mobile Pet Spa will also be offering dog nail trimmings. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid. For more information, contact Extreme Truck and Auto Repair at 978-281-0339.

Free Community Skin Cancer Clinic at Beverly Hospital

Cancer Services at Beverly Hospital will host a free community skin cancer screening on Thursday, May 22 from  1 p.m. –   3:45 p.m.

The clinic will take place in the Hematology/Oncology Center at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.   To schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-253-0800.

This is not a dermatology clinic and surgical procedures will not take place. This clinic is not a replacement for your routine health check-up with your primary care provider or dermatologist.  The screening physician at the skin cancer clinic will advise you as to whether or not further evaluation/treatment is necessary.

Good afternoon GMG.

Thompson Island Outward Bound is offering full tuition scholarships (essentially free!) for local Outward Bound summer expedition adventures.  You simply need to be a resident of Cape Ann; Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester.  Expeditions include sea kayaking throughout Boston Harbor, sailing along the Massachusetts coastline, andexploring and climbing on the Boston Harbor Islands.  Scholarships are first come, first serve and are limited in number.  For more information – please call 617-830-5144, email or visit


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