Community Stuff 6/5/14

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club event June 13

The theme of the June 13 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club is “Come to a star party this year!”

What is a star party! How should one behave? What can we expect? When is the next one?

We’ll talk about star party etiquette, what you can expect to see, and we’ll let you know what’s coming up. For starters, we’ll talk about our Sun Day party on the boulevard, at the fisherman statue, from 5 to 9 on Sunday June 22, and our first Halibut Point star party from dusk to 10:00 on the 27th, with more to come later in the summer. And this year we’ve got a new star party to talk about, just a short drive away in Maine.

The main event at the June meeting will be a colorful and entertaining presentation by GAACster Dwight M. Lanpher on the upcoming 6th annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, held in Maine’s Acadia National Park at the end of September. Maine, luckily, still offers a relatively close really dark sky, and the festival Dwight will speak to us about is getting to be a major east coast event. We’re really looking forward to a fun and informative evening, and hope to see you there. Bring a friend, this is going to be a good time!

GAAC meets at 8:00 on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Ave. Parking is free, and there are no dues or fees; it won’t cost you anything to come to a GAAC meeting, ever.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9 a.m. – 12 Noon, Five Corners, Rockport.

Sponsored by Rockport Police Department and Rockport Council on Aging.  Please join anytime from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.

All are welcome.  Feel free to bring your business, organization or a hand-made banner or sign.

“Each year, hundred of thousands of elders are abused, neglected and exploited.  Unfortunately, no one is immune.

It occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone; a family member, neighbor or even you.”

For further information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please contact Roger Lesch at 978-546-1212, ext. 13



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