Community Stuff 12/8/12

Children’s Hanukkah Program at TAA

Temple Ahavat Achim at 86 Middle Street in Gloucester ("TAA") invites families with preschool & kindergarten-aged children for a special Hanukkah celebration this Sunday, December 9th at 10 am!
No affiliation with TAA is necessary! Everyone is welcome!
Come learn about Hanukkah through songs, stories, and crafts!




JoeAnn Hart hates shrink wrapping boats.

Read about it here

“Nature’s Bounty” A Solo Show of Paintings by Nancy Caplan

The public is invited to a solo show of paintings by Cape Ann artist Nancy Caplan in the Rockport Art Association Pearson Gallery, December 9th through December 31st. There will be a meet the artist reception on Sunday, December 9th from 2-4pm.

Nancy Caplan states that she enjoys painting in watercolor especially, because of the unexpected, exciting results that occur with the merger of paint and water on paper. An avid gardener, she chooses flowers, fruit and vegetables as subjects for her painting.

Caplan studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and with noted artists including Betty Lou Schlemm, Paul George and Marla Greenfield. She has received awards from Rockport Art and North Shore Arts Associations, both of which she is an artist member. Among Caplan’s many awards, she has received the distinction of being selected as “an artist of note” by North Shore Magazine.

WHAT: “Nature’s Bounty” A Solo Show of Paintings by Nancy Caplan

WHERE: RAA 12 Main Street, Rockport

WHEN: December 9th – 31st

ADDMISSION: Open free to the public



Presented by Greenbelt and local partners


Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday season outdoors with family and friends this December? Look no further than Seine Field in Gloucester. The Cape Ann Museum has partnered with Essex County Greenbelt to decorate an evergreen tree at Seine Field as part of Greenbelt’s Evergreen Scavenger Hunt. “We chose the Seine Field property because of the connection with our Maritime Fisheries Galleries. It is our hope that participants visit the Museum to learn more about seine fishing to give a deeper meaning to that particular property” said Courtney Richardson, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Cape Ann Museum.  
The Evergreen Scavenger Hunt is a month long event celebrating the holiday season. “This is a fun way for Greenbelt to encourage the public to explore conservation land, and enjoy the recreational benefits of our land protection work. The project gives Greenbelt the chance to work with very enthusiastic young people, who want to share their love of nature with the rest of the community,” said Greenbelt Executive Director, Ed Becker.  “The hectic holiday season is a perfect time for friends and family to take a break from the bustle and connect with nature and each other in new ways,” he continued.
Eight trees have been decorated and are located either on Greenbelt’s   Reservations or community partner properties. The clues to find the tree at Seine Field are available at the front desk of the Cape Ann Museum. So, grab your family and friends and search for decorated evergreen trees throughout the region. Find one in your neighborhood or find them all!  Visit Greenbelt’s website,, for the map and clues that will guide you to each tree. Once you locate a decorated tree, take a photo of yourself, family or friends with the tree and post or send the photo on Greenbelt’s website. A Greenbelt goody bag is the prize for the first to find and photograph all eight trees.
photo by C. Richardson

Zareena’s Hip Benefit

"My favorite belly dancer needs hip replacement surgery, & her friends are getting together to play some music in lovely Magnolia, part of Gloucester, MA. One Band Man is Joe Harvard on gtr & footdrums, plus an empty amp & mic for guests."  Joe Harvard

Zareena’s web site:

JD Meyers Best Friends
30 Lexington Ave, Gloucester
Saturday, December 8th


Blood Drive at Addison Gilbert Hospital – Saturday, January 12

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Addison Gilbert Hospital on

Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Red Cross van will be located in parking lot outside the Washington Street entrance.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

or visit

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