Community Stuff 3/7/13

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Celebrating Gloucester’s Gabriel, Sylvester “Hooley” Ahola

In March, Gloucester will be celebrating the life and music of our own world famous trumpeter.  Two events will be held at the Lanesville Community Center, located at 8 Vulcan St. and once the Ahola family’s dairy barn.

·    Sunday March 10,  1:30 – 4:00,  “Hooley’s Place in Jazz History” 
Come listen to his wonderful music, and stories by people who knew and played with him, and enjoy photos, displays and some of his home movies from the 30’s.  The event is free and open to the public, donations welcomed.  Join us for coffee and nisu.

·    Saturday, March 23, from 8-11,  dance and stomp to Hooley’s  music played live by the 7 piece jazz and swing band The Seacoast Stompers. Beer and wine will be on sale.  Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Gloucester Music and the Plum Cove Grind in Lanesville,  or $12 at the door.

·    And, during the month of March, the Cape Ann Museum at 27 Pleasant St. will be celebrating Hooley with an exhibit from their archives.
·    For more information, directions, and other events at the LCC,  go to


Ocean View Private Readings @ Good Harbor Beach
The Blue Shutters Beachside Inn , Gloucester, MA is hosting sessions with Julie Ann and Liliana on Friday March 8, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 & Saturday March 9, 2013 from 10:00 – 3:00. This tranquil and most beautiful location is beloved by many all over the country. Have a refreshment and snack, enjoy the gorgeous view and walk the beach before and after your session(s). Gloucester’s wonderful Restaurants are close by as well.
To schedule your appointment with either or both Julie Ann and Liliana call 978-387-5306 or email You may choose to stay over at The Blue Shutter’s Beachside Inn for the weekend as well. To check out off season rates and room availability check out the website
Julie Ann:
Julie Ann is a gifted Psychic Medium, Trance Channel and Healer. She is one of the Core Readers at Circles of Wisdom in Andover MA and holds sessions regularly at Stelio’s Family Restaurant in North Billerica. When scheduling your session you can choose to spend your time in one or a blend of the following four areas: Mediumship, Psychic/Intuitive, Trance Channel or Healing. All sessions can be recorded on a CD that you leave with ($4.00). For more information on Julie Ann check out her website or visit her page on The Circles of Wisdom website
Prices: 15 minutes- $40, 30 minutes- $75, 45 minutes- $110, 60 minutes $140.
Travel the pathways of your spirit by directing your personal energy through Tarot and Elemental Earth vibrations. Not a “fortune telling” session but one of discovery of self and surrounding. Liliana will be holding sessions with cards and stones to facilitate her inner knowledge. She is a life long intuitive and is known throughout New England for her insight and wisdom. Liliana combines this spiritual energy with a no-nonsense awareness of the world today.
Prices:15 minutes $30, 30 minutes $50, 45 minutes $75 and 1 full hour for $100.


Dear Friends of the St. John’s Music Guild,

We have a great weekend of music planned and hope you will come and enjoy some great sounds:

  • Saturday, March 9 @ 7 pm Peter Krasinski accompanies the 1923 Silent movie classic: Hunchback of Notre-Dame starring Lon Chaney
  • Sunday, March 10 @ 4pm the Organist Guild of Rikkyo University in Japan will play a recital.

HunchbackHere are the details:

Celebrating 850 years of existence this year is Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. We too are celebrating with our 150th anniversary of St. John’s Church! Please join us for popcorn, cartoons and fun as we have Peter Krasinski back for his 10th appearance for Hunchback! 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Call 978.283.1708 to reserve or by e-mail. If you’ve never seen a silent movie in a room full of people accompanied by music created for the event, you must see this!

Cartoons start at 6 pm when the doors open. Free popcorn! Our parking lot is at 33 Washington St. 

rikkyoSunday afternoon at 4 pm 13 students from the Organist Guild of Rikkyo University in Japan will play a recital featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Widor, Franck, Mendelssohn, Howells and Liszt. These students are also visiting C.B. Fisk, Gloucester’s “Organbuilders to the world” to view a new instrument for the chapel at Rikkyo. St. John’s is home to an earlier Fisk organ nearly 25 years old, Opus 97. There is no charge for this program, you are invited!

The Fisk shop is hosting an open house for the Rikkyo instrument, Opus 141, on Saturday, March 9 from 2-6 pm at their shop. The public is welcome. Click here for more information.

The Students and several faculty members will join with the congregation at St. John’s for the 10:30 am Sunday worship service at 10:30 am on March 10 where the Chaplain of the University will read the Gospel in Japanese, and the University Organist Yuko Sakiyama will play the organ pieces before and after the service. Rikkyo University was founded by the American Episcopal Bishop Channing Moore Williams in 1896. The public is welcome to join us for this service.

St. John’s Church is at 48 Middle Street in Gloucester (Parking at 33 Washington St–across from Winchester Fishing). Contact Mark at 978.283.1708 ext 2 or by e-mail


We sing Evensong every Thursday at 6 pm in LENT, through March 21. We use the traditional 1661 Book of Common Prayer service in the King’s English, including Psalms from the Coverdale Psalter and readings from the King James Bible. Please join us for this 30 minute service.

St. John’s Church at 150: Remember, Celebrate & Serve

Sunday May 19th at 4 pm all parish music forces join together for a concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the church. Please join us.

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