Community Stuff Saturday





Book review: Joe Garland’s Lone Voyager

Mike the Truck Driver, who lobsters out of Salem when he’s not on the road, reviews and reads from Joe’s biography of Howard Blackburn.

Not exactly safe for work. Mike likes salty language (what local doesn’t?), but his review of Joe’s book is admiring and sincere.

A distinct podcast voice!



Musician, singer and storyteller David Coffin and his daughter Linnea Coffin perform songs from the maritime tradition in this family program for all ages. Following the performance, children and their families are invited to visit the CAM Activity Center from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Spin the ship’s wheel, examine maritime artifacts, complete a map quest and create watercolor paintings of ships at sea. A great way to kick off school vacation week! Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Goldhirsh Foundation.

David has performed throughout New England since 1980. Widely known for his rich baritone voice, he is particularly adept at getting the crowd to join him in song. His impressive collection of musical instruments includes concertinas, recorders, penny-whistles, bombards, gemshorns, cornamuse, shawm, rauschphieffe (or, as he explains, "generally anything that requires a lot of hot air"). Many of these instruments are used in his interactive school enrichment program "Music from the King’s Court: Exploring the Early Winds." Linnea Coffin is a performer in her own right; as a dancer she featured prominently in this past year’s Christmas Revels as the skeleton and has danced at Carnegie Hall. She continues to be willing to sing with her Dad.

Introduced in September 2005, Saturday Showcase is designed to bring families and children into the Museum to share enriching experiences. The focus is on the visual and performing arts, with strong ties to Cape Ann. Painters, musicians, dancers and storytellers are among the artists who have presented programs.

Two new training classes offered at the Y, lifeguard Training and Water Fitness Instructor Course-



Tourism Commision Meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.

9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Office (978) 281-9720              Fax (978) 282-3051


Sponsored by
The Ordinances & Administration Committee
A Standing Committee of the Gloucester City Council
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Kyrouz Auditorium – City Hall
(Items May be taken out of order at the discretion of the Committee)

    CC2012-015 (Hardy/Cox) Amend GCO Chapter 2, Article V, Sec. 2-471 to 2-476 re: Tourism           Commission

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