Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 4/29/17
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The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ipswich-based community orchestra, ‘The Orchestra on the Hill,’ will perform renowned composer Aaron Copland’s prizewinning “Appalachian Spring” on Sunday, May 14, in the historic Gloucester Universalist Meetinghouse.
This Mother’s Day concert begins at 3:30 p.m., led by conductor and orchestra founder Tom Palance, a member of the music faculty at Salem State University and at the Boston Conservatory of Music. This will be the 20-member orchestra’s first concert appearance in Gloucester.
Along with the orchestral suite “Appalachian Spring” the program will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Suite for Viola and Orchestra,” and a new work by Ipswich musician and composer Chris Florio, “The Banquet.” Copland’s scoring of familiar melodies in “Appalachian Spring” won him the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944.
This is the finale in GMF’s fall-winter 2016-17 concert series. The Meetinghouse, an icon on Gloucester’s skyline, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Street in downtown Gloucester. Parking is available on the green. Accessible side entrance with a lift at 10 Church Street.
A summer series of free Friday evening, outdoor concerts on the Meetinghouse lawn starts on July 7th. ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ features a different musical ensemble each week with a partner North Shore non-profit as the beneficiary via free-will offerings from the audience.
Tickets to the May 14 concert are $45 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating, and $25 for students and seniors. Admission is free to persons age 17 and under. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve Gloucester’s last-surviving historic Meetinghouse, as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center. The landmark 1806 Meetinghouse is home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, whose founders led the way in Massachusetts for legal separation of church and state as now enshrined in the First Amendment.
The Orchestra on the Hill is a community organization formed in support of professional music performances and performers on the North Shore. Its mission is to enrich Ipswich and surrounding communities through exceptional concerts of orchestral music, and provide opportunities for non-professional adult musicians to rehearse together coached by professional conductors and players.
We have a whole host of workshops coming up in May- join us for one!
Join us for a cooking workshop!
Our spring greens are growing, which means it’s almost time to harvest them and cook them up! Join us May 9 & 16 for our spring cooking workshops! May 9th is Kids Night where we will focus on kids learning how to make a fun, healthy recipe. Then May 16th join us and a guest chef to learn some quick, easy recipes straight from the garden. Sign up and buy tickets on our website!
Tuesday, May 9th, Kids Night, 6pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!
Tuesday, May 16th, Guest Chef Presentation, 6:30pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!
Tickets $15 for individuals, $20 for families.
Join us for a composting workshop with Black Earth Compost!
Always wanted to start a backyard compost pile but didn’t know how? Join Backyard Growers and local compost professionals, Black Earth Compost, for this workshop to learn the ins and outs of backyard composting!
Thursday, May 18th, 6 pm, $10 for community members, tickets available here!
DIGITIAL PETITION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/gSU0CdII7CbIIFb73
MBTA Forum was hosted on April 26 at 6:30pm in Gloucester City Hall where petitions were passed out to all to consider and sign, as well as provide the opportunity to speak out about any concerns on the proposed repair schedule.
The undersigned oppose closure of all public transit for the commuter rail north of the Salem Commuter Rail Station, as has been proposed for a minimum of 28 days from July 17 through August 13, and of the entire North Station to Rockport line for a series of weekends in the summer of 2017, without suitable mitigation. We and others rely on the commuter service to get to work, school, food shop, visit family and friends and also to reach recreation and entertainment and shopping destinations on Cape Ann. Many people, especially
The undersigned oppose closure of all public transit for the commuter rail north of the Salem Commuter Rail Station, as has been proposed for a minimum of 28 days from July 17 through August 13, and of the entire North Station to Rockport line for a series of weekends in the summer of 2017, without suitable mitigation. We and others rely on the commuter service to get to work, school, food shop, visit family and friends and also to reach recreation and entertainment and shopping destinations on Cape Ann. Many people, especially lower paid workers, will lose their jobs if they have no public transit, as they have no private car to use instead or cannot afford the parking costs. Cape Ann businesses often rely on summer income to hit sustainable revenue needs for the entire year and some will fail due to absence of public transit. The valuation of all Cape Ann real estate will be diminished by the enduring poor reputation as having unreliable essential public transit. Alternative public transit must be made available to serve residents and visitors, at times and prices sufficiently affordable to accommodate all public needs. AS SIGNED BY THE BELOW NAMES:
STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN SETH MOULTON
“As Massachusetts moves forward to implement Positive Train Control (PTC), it is imperative that MassDOT find ways to work with the communities impacted by this federally mandated requirement to ensure that the disruption to service is mitigated. While there is no good time to implement PTC, MassDOT needs to hear from community members about the impact shutting weekend commuter rail service in the summer months will have on their lives.
I was discouraged to hear that MassDOT has canceled public hearings, which are important in order for them to hear directly from the communities impacted by these weekend shutdowns.
I have heard your concerns loud and clear and I will continue to work with municipal, state, and MassDOT officials to ensure that this process is open, fair, and transparent”
Congressman Seth Moulton