Community Stuff 7/6/14

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  7:30 pm

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, ESSEX, MA 01929  978-768-7541

Steve Willard will speak about the history of commercial fishing during his lifetime; beginning in 1956 when he was twelve years old.  This will include stories of tub trawling, lobstering, gill netting and purse seining.  There will be displays of fishing gear, photos, books and a few slides.  Songs about fishing will be performed by Tony Hilliard and Janet Young (The Dory Mates), Peter and Audi Souza, and Steve Willard.

Admission $8 Museum Members, $10 Non-members

Complimentary Refreshments served


The Museum is handicapped accessible.


The popular 37th (!) Annual Magnolia Art Show & Sale will be accepting entries for a few more days. Please let your readers know! And please come to this show of beautiful works and support a local icon, the MLCC!


Hi Joey,

This was a very busy week for Gloucester’s Chantey singers, Three Sheets to the Wind.   Monday night at our weekly community sing at the Dog Bar, we were joined by the cast of the off Broadway musical, Putnam County Spelling Bee, now in it’s 25th week performing in Hartford, CT.   We were  delighted to several numbers by Nathan and his troupe.   Sorry for the poor quality photo – had to use my cell phone for that one.

Tuesday we headed to New Bedford where we were invited to perform a 2 hour concert at the Custom House in honor of the historic whaleship, Charles W. Morgan’s return to New Bedford, making it’s firsts voyage in 100 years.  The folks at the Whaling Museum, the crew of the Charles W Morgan, and the Schooner Adventure’s sister ship the Ernestina, welcomed us with tours.  We were thrilledto sing for the crowds waiting in line for a tour of the Morgan,

and on the Morgan.  The owner and staff at the Irish pub, welcomed us for lunch and diner and encouraged us to sing for the patrons.   The New Bedford waterfront is beautiful, and welcoming, and well worth the trip.   Many thanks to Peter Souza for orchestrating the day for us!

Join us some Monday night at the Dog Bar for a community sing, 6-9 p.m., or  check us out at our next concert Thurs. July 10 at 5 p.m. at the park on Rocky Neck.

Mary Barker


Educational Programs at RAA – Week of July 7th

Hi Joey,

Appreciate your help in getting out the word on our educational programs for next week:

Classes & Workshops

Outdoor Watercolor Workshop with Gary Tucker – July 7-9

Outdoor Oil Painting Class with Caleb Stone – Wednesday, July 9th – 9:00-1:00

Outdoor Watercolor Class with Carole Loiacono – Thursday, July 10th – 9:00-1:00

Indoor Multi-Media Class with Susan Guest-McPhail – Frioday, Jul 11th – 9:00-1:00


Demonstrations & Lectures:

Pam Hibbard Giarratana – Costumed Figure In Oil Demonstration – July 8th – 7:00 PM

Members Free -Non-members $5

Dr. David Vastola Lecture:  How Not To Grow Old – July 9th – 7:00 PM

Members Free – Non-members $5

As usual, thank you so much for your help!  Stop in and meet us the next time you’re in Rockport.




Join us at Flatrocks Gallery for our first in a  series of summer garden parties, Sunday, July 13th at 5pm. The evening will begin with a guided tour of the gallery, and a brief discussion of their works, by artists Len Richardson, Tim Harney and Loren Doucette.  At 6 pm, in the garden, we have the pleasure of presenting guitarist Andrew “Hacksaw” Harney with a repetoire of Blues, Fusion and Funk.  A young northshore talent known for being “ a ‘fearless’ multi-instrumentalist dedicated to his craft “. He has played with Darrell Scott from the Band of Joy (featuring Robert Plant fronting the band), The James Montgomery Band, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Harper and Midwest Kind, just to name a few.

Light refreshments will be offered, but we encourage you to bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy some great music in the garden!

Dear Joey,

Thanks for posting this for GWC’s Fish Tales on July 18th Upstairs @ Short and Main. 7:30 pm. Theme is Summer in the City. I am looking for storytellers – anyone who can get up and tell a story to the crowd for 5 minutes. We love local stories! If your readers are interested, they can contact me, Maureen Aylward 978-290-1507 or to get into the line up.

All the best,



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