Category Archives: Things to do

Last Insights On Site art show for the season at White Ellery House: Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles installation October 1

Meredith Anderson from the Cape Ann Museum reminds us that “the one day exhibits at the White-Ellery House are not only a place to see some interesting local  contemporary art in a historical context…They are also a great chance open house for people who’ve never been to experience this remarkable 17th century home.”

Cape Ann Museum printed matter about the Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles Insights On Site one-day-only exhibit on October 1.

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Super special offers September 24 Holland America Cruise Ship and Trails&Sails

How exciting that  Holland America  and Trails and Sails are coming to Gloucester and Cape Ann this weekend! There are many special offers and events to help welcome visitors. This will be the second of three big cruise ships coming into port this month to Cruiseport Gloucester. It won’t leave Gloucester harbor till 11PM.  Last time I expected sight seeing, museum visits and shopping as reasons passengers disembarked. They did that. If you go by the clicker counter, 844 (give or take another hundred), plus 650 who pre-booked excursions, came ashore.

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photo caption: Elizabeth Carey Discover Gloucester greeted and clicked. Peter Webber Cape Ann Chamber photograph.

I was surprised by how many passengers from a seemingly all inclusive cruise opted to take a whale watch trip and dine out. They did that, too. I’ll report back fun facts, but today I wanted to post about the special offers and events.

Working TOGETHER to welcome everyone is a beautiful thing. Thanks to the organizers (with a big shout out to Jeanne Hennessey, Joe Ciolino, Kathie Gilson, Peter Webber, Lorre Anderson, Bob Ryan and Elizabeth Carey):

 

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photo caption: Bob Ryan/CATA, Jeanne Hennessey, Paul Talbot at Cruiseport planning out logistics for Saturday September 24, 2016

CATA created a special map for continuous downtown trolley loops (“frequency is key”) and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. The special pass covers their bus routes. What an incredible deal! They are extending operations until 10PM.  A new addition: Beauport Ambulance Services will be offering a shuttle bus for an Essex/Manchester/Cruiseport route. Kathie Gilson prepared and made hundreds of copies of a lobster roll list (a big common request), special events, and the Gimme Sound music schedule. Kudos to the volunteers, organizations and businesses for their hard work and creativity.

And now for Gloucester downtown Special events and offers. You can click logos to follow links.

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Great Music this weekend: Lanesville Music Festival , Cape Ann Symphony & more

Saturday is Lanesville Music Festival FREE starting at NOON with a Dance Party from 8:30-11pm featuring King Brown Mattacks and Gates — only $10 at the door.  And if you’d prefer classical music to dancing you can go to the Cape Ann Symphony’s Big Night Big Music concert featuring Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi

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Then on Sunday 9/25 from 2-7pm go to The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence feat. Marina Evans, Jon Butcher, Fozzie Hill w/ Wolf Ginandes, Allen Estes, John Raymond Jerome & Fly Amero at Mile Marker One!  Free with donations accepted to support the North Shore Health Project.

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Check online for latest information

Check online for latest information

Toni Lynn Washington ~ Tonight’s host @ The Rhumb Line’s “Dave Sag’s Blues Party” 8:30pm to 11:30pm 9.22.2016

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Dave says,
Another huge week for you music fans! It’s still summer as far as I’m concerned, so, here ’tis:
Thursday night at the Rump Line: you gotta come and see Ms. Toni Lynn Washington. If you don’t know this lady; shame on you.A world class performer who’ll rip your lungs out,Jim. Last time here, she had ’em swinging’ from the rafters.

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rhumbline

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Clock Strikes Ten will bring Gloucester three sets of classic Cheap Trick tunes this Friday, September 23rd at House of Mitch starting at 9pm.

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If you love the hits, or you love the deep cuts, they’ve got ’em all!  This is the first Gloucester show for Clock Strikes Ten which has been nominated as “Tribute Band of The Year” for six years running.  Clock Strikes Ten features Gloucester local Tony Goddess (Papas Fritas, Jenny Dee & the Delinquents) on bass, Boston-based John Powhida (The Rudds, John Powhida International Airport) on lead vocals and guitar, John Brookhouse (The Dirty Truckers, Worshipper) on lead guitar, and Johnny “Rock” Lynch (The Neighborhoods, Watts) on drums.  9pm start.
WHAT: Clock Strikes Ten (Cheap Trick tribute band)
WHERE: House of Mitch (18 Rogers Street, Gloucester)
WHEN: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
TIME: 9:00-midnight
EXAMPLE: Clock Strikes Ten at Johnny D’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx78qyK-EdE)

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Bradley Royds is this week’s Special Guest @ The Rhumb Line. 7-10pm 9.21.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 21st – 7pm
Special Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!

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photo by Louise

With his signature clear, pure voice, brilliant, witty lyric… and
overall boyish charm, Bradley Royds deligthts us once again.
Has he ever failed to do so? Well… no. I’ll be there, folks…
and I can’t wait! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
9/28 – Chick Marston

10/5 – Fozzie Hill

10/12 – Toni Ann

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

How to save for Topsfield Fair: buy discounted ride tickets, don’t forget your kids’ Library Read & Win rewards, note active military and senior discounts

 

FREE admission for all active military on Tuesday October 4th, 2016.

Senior Citizens discounted entry on Monday October 3rd, 2016.

You can purchase advance discounted tickets from Topsfield Fair on line or at the fairgrounds. Ace Hardware in Gloucester has discounted admission and ride tickets for sale. Discounted admission tickets are also for sale at the Gloucester Daily TimesAnd Groupon.  Thank you Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library for participating in the Topsfield Fair Read&Win summer reading prize packet incentive which contains free entry, 2 rides and 1 yummy meal!

The 2016 Topsfield fair opens September 30th and closes October 10. Discounted ticket sales are limited and stop September 26.

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Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library one of many that partners with Topsfield Fair Read & Win — great kids reward packet for their summer reading

 

Taking a walk to Ocean Lawn

After a wonderful weekend with the grandchildren Rick and I took a walk to Ocean Lawn.  Another jewel on Cape Ann.

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For more information please follow the link below.
http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/coolidge-reservation.html

Trails & Sails starts tomorrow! 2 weekends 30 towns 150 free events

2016 is the 20th anniversary year that Essex National Heritage hosts these back to back Trails & Sails weekends. Get out there and check out all the special Gloucester Cape Ann happenings (considered ‘east’ in the search box)!

In Gloucester you can climb City Hall tower or follow one of the 3 self guided HarborWalk tours. Walk up the Fish Net mural to see City Hall and Sawyer Free WPA murals. The library is also featuring an annual local artists exhibition. Read about extra special tours and events at Cape Pond Ice, Magnolia Library and Historical Society, Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Trail Stewards tour Rafe Chasm, and Babson Boulders.

4 HUGE Weeks of Music Starting THIS SAT: Harvest Fest, Lanesville Fest, Symphony, Concert Across America and the New Season at The Larcom

It all starts THIS Saturday at 11am with the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival — Music All Day — like getting 8 concerts for the price of 1 — only $20 and kids are FREE!  GET TICKETS HERE.

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Next Weekend kicks off with the Lanesville Music Festival FREE starting at NOON with a Dance Party from 8:30-11pm featuring King Brown Mattacks and Gates — only $10 at the door.  And if you’d prefer classical music to dancing you can go to the Cape Ann Symphony’s Big Night Big Music concert featuring Bernstein, Debussy and Respighilanesvilleposter

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Then on Sunday 9/25 from 2-7pm go to The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence feat. Marina Evans, Jon Butcher, Fozzie Hill w/ Wolf Ginandes, Allen Estes, John Raymond Jerome & Fly Amero at Mile Marker One!  Free with donations accepted to support the North Shore Health Project.

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Finally, on OCT 1 The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre Fall Concert Season kicks off with Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots and special Guest Dwight & Nicole right down the road in Beverly.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can see rock legend Edgar Winter (Johnny Winter’s little brother) the following week OCT 8 also at The Larcom.  Remember these hits?

Chris Stovall Brown Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 9.15.2016

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Dave says, It’s Gerund Appreciation Week as we welcome back the obfuscatin’ coagulatin’ roller skatin’ Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown. The man with a plan and a a guitar behind his back and nothin’ up his sleeve continues to bewilder and amaze. Ichor will be flowing like whine.

 

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The porkulatin’ Mr.  Anzelone will be zzzin’ and drippin behind his drum kit. i’ll be administratin’ behind the bass. That’s Thursday at the RL !

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The Rhumb Line

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA

978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com

 

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line…Orville Giddings Hosts this week with special guests: Honkytonk Women 7-10pm 9.14.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 14th – 7pm
Special Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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The great Orville Giddings hosts this week’s Wednesday show
(thanks, Orville). His musical guests…
HONKYTONK WOMEN !

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This will be one special evening which I’ll be very sorry to have missed.
But, I’ll be right back at you next week! Try to have fun without me!🙂 ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
9/21 – Bradley Royds

9/28 – Chick Marston

10/5 – Fozzie Hill

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Eastern Point Lit House

From our friend Carla Dellaporta: I am actually reading her book now.

Hello all,

Hope to see you all tomorrow night 9/15 at the Eastern Point Lit House Third Thursday Open Mic at 261 Main Street, Gloucester to hear my reading and to purchase a copy of my debut novel, Wounds of the Past.

No fee! No RSVP! Easy!

I am the first speaker so please be sure to arrive by 7:30PM!!

Thanks again and have a great rest of the day,
Carla

Challenger Hockey Takes to the Ice Again!

This is really such a fantastic program.  Please spread the word to any families who you think may benefit from it.  Challenger Hockey is a free program for children with developmental disabilities from ages 6-16.  It is a wonderful way to introduce these children to adaptive ice hockey while also having a great time.

Please find the application online at the link below.  Once there navigate down to the Challenger Program option.

http://capeannyouthhockey.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=32360&org=capeannyouthhockey.com

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2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Musical Festival September 17th 2016 11AM – 9PM 65 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

 

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Nadia Robertson

Henry Allen & the New Swingset

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http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/15773235

Allen Estes

Back Eddy

Liz Frame and the Kickers

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Danielia Cotton

8 shows in one day for twenty dollars! 

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Artist bio click ithttp://www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com/#artistbio

Tickets click it > http://gimmelive.com/?c=80

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