Community Stuff 5/20/13


The award-winning watercolorist, Marion Hall, is exhibiting her vivid, impressionistic paintings in the vestry gallery of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport, from May 16 through June 30. Marion is a
Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, as well as an artist member of both the Rockport Art
Association and the North Shore Art Association. Her work features seascapes, landscapes, and wildlife of New England,
particularly Cape Ann. Please call the church for gallery hours: 978-546-2989.

Sunday June 22nd is International Sun Day, and, weather permitting, the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club  will be celebrating  in downtown Gloucester, by the Fisherman statue, from 5:00 pm until 9:00. There will be safe solar observing glasses for the public, handouts and activities for the kids, and a number of different specially filtered solar telescopes, to take some good long looks at our nearest star.

How is our sun like a pot of boiling spaghetti? What is space weather and why should we care?  We’ll find out! We’ll see giant solar prominences live, as they happen, and sunspots big enough to swallow the earth as they make their way around the sun’s surface.   When it starts to get dark we’ll take a look at the planet Saturn, giant Jupiter and beautiful star clusters and nebulae.

Come join us on the Boulevard for International Sun Day Sunday as we explore the universe around us, both near and far.

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets on the second Friday of every month at the Lanesville Community Center in Gloucester. More information is available on their website at at or their facebook page, You can also follow them on twitter, @gaactweet.

Registration for FREE Adult Education Classes at Wellspring House

FREE Transportation Provided

Do something different this summer! Registration for FREE adult education classes at Wellspring House in Gloucester is going on now for those interested in attending our Summer Session. Classes begin Monday, June 2nd and you must be registered before that date.

Wellspring’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) provides 8 weeks of FREE classes in Computer Skills, Career Development, English and Math for men and women interested in passing the high school equivalency test, returning to school or finding a career. Classes run from 8:45 am -12:30 pm, Monday – Friday for 8 weeks.

The goal of the ALI program is to help individuals move toward personal and financial self-reliance by gaining self-confidence, direction, motivation and workplace skills necessary to further their education and careers.

FREE transportation is available for students who need it.

Whether your goal is to get a better job or go back to school, call the Career and Education Advisor for more information or to sign up for classes at (978) 281-3558, ext. 304.Wellspring House is located at 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester MA.

Be Courageous!!

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