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The 26th Annual Gloucester Pride Stride Walk will begin at noon on Sunday April 28, 2013. The 5 mile walk will start and finish at Stagefort Park, while enjoying scenic views of the Boulevard, Rogers Street, State Fish Pier, Main Street & Boulevard. We look forward to your participation on behalf of your favorite Cape Ann Non-Profit. We will collect pledges between 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the Visitor Center. If you are unable to join us on the 28th, you can still collect pledges for your Cape Ann Non-Profit and bring them to Becky Sumner at First Ipswich Bank located in the Walgreens Plaza, or mail them to us. A donation may be mailed to the Gloucester Pride Stride Committee to help defray the costs of the annual walk.
Questions can be sent directly to me at Dennis.Acker@GloucesterPrideStride.com
Scottish Specialties: Bagpipes, Fiddle, Piano and Shortbread in Annisquam
Three wonderful Scottish musicians bring their jigs, reels, and strathspeys to the historic Annisquam Village Church on May 5, Sunday at 4 PM, followed by shortbreads and tea. A wee dance or two is rumored to be in the mix.
The Parcel of Rogues is a trio of old friends who met doing Scottish Country dancing and who now come together to share their love of Scottish music. Dan Houghton is a virtuoso piper and singer/guitarist who makes his home near Brattleboro, VT. He regales dancers with flying fingers on bagpipes great and small – highland and lowland. Calum Pasqua hails from Brooklyn and is the first American to win the Glenfiddich Invitational Fiddle Championship at Blair Castle in Scotland (creating an international stir on that October day in 2008). Susie Petrov makes her home outside of Boston. At the piano and on accordion, she’s been performing Scottish music across the USA, Canada and in Europe since the other members of the band were in grade school! Petrov and Pasqua performed at the Village Church in 2009 to the cheers of a full house.
By day, the band members work as teachers. Listeners can guess who teaches math, high school music, elementary school music, and Celtic and English literature! They conduct workshops and perform at music camps at St. Andrews, Scotland, the Pipers Gathering, Pinewoods Dance Camp, the Boston Harbor Fiddle School, and the New Harmony, Indiana Music Festival and School.
The Parcel of Rogues inspire listeners with Scottish repertoire that ranges from the joyfully exuberant to the deeply soulful. Don’t miss this performance in the ideal acoustics of the Village Church Sunday, May 5 at 4 PM. Donation: $15. / $5. Students.
The Annisquam Village Church is located at the head of Lobster Cove in Gloucester, 820 Washington Street (Route 127, corner of Leonard St.). For information contact 978.283.6416 or visit www.annisquamvillagechurch.com.
Sky Symphonies, a solo exhibition of abstract landscapes by Cara Gonier
Time & Tide at Post Road Framers
Opening reception on Saturday, May 4, 5-7 pm
Time & Tide’s first-ever solo exhibition, "Sky Symphonies," will feature the abstract landscapes of Cara Gonier, an exciting young artist from Newburyport.
Gonier deconstructs the classic landscapes of coastal New England into the essential elements of color, form and texture. Even her smallest pieces seem to hold a world of air and space. Working in often muted tones, her images breathe calm.
Gonier is also trained as a classical vocalist. Music is a catalyst — of visualization, of movement — as she works heavy layers of acrylic paint onto the canvas using only a palette knife.
"Sky Symphonies" will be the largest collection of Gonier’s paintings yet exhibited. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm. For more information, contact Kristina Brendel at 978 238 8848 or at email@example.com.
GLOUCESTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION, GLOUCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PRESENT PUBLIC FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
Leading Educator and Author Alan November will be featured speaker
April 24, 2013…Gloucester, Mass.— Alan November, whose books and lectures on technology and education have a worldwide audience, will keynote “Access and Empowerment: Technology as a Game-Changer in the 21st Century Classroom,” scheduled for May 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. The education forum is sponsored in part by Comcast and is being presented by the Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) and the Gloucester Public School District (GPSD).
The program will focus on how technology is shaping the modern classroom and is changing the way students are learning and participating in their own education. It will feature a presentation by Mr. November, who speaks internationally on how technology is redefining teaching and student learning, and will also include a demonstration by students in the GPSD on ways in which they are utilizing current technology to enhance their learning. After Mr. November’s presentation the attendees are invited to participate in discussions on this issue and the impact on the future of education in the Gloucester public schools.
A resident of Marblehead, Alan November began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. Later, as a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass. in 1984, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer.
Mr. November was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology and Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse and in 2007 was an invited speaker at the Cisco Public Services Summit during the Nobel Prize Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mr. November’s writings include numerous articles and two best-selling books, Empowering Students with Technology and Web Literacy for Educators. In June of 2012, he released his latest book Who Owns the Learning?. He was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators. Each year he leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference in Boston, featuring world-class presenters and international participants.
The May 1 education forum is open to the public, free of charge. For more information about the program, contact GEF at (978) 282-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lieutenant Governor Visits Gloucester High
submitted by Councillor Paul McGeary
Gloucester Stroke Club
Gloucester Stroke Club will meet on Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm.
Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Logan Room.
Use Washington Street entrance. Virginia McKinnon, LSW will
lead a discussion on "Being Good to Yourself"
Coping skills and information for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Everyone is welcome to attend, especially new stroke survivors and their families..
Refreshments. For more information call 978-283-3968
NEFS II will be getting a bus to transport community members and fisherman to the rally in Bostonon Monday April 29th. The agenda is below for anyone that would like to ride on the bus to Boston.
Park your car at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester by no later than 8:30 am
The bus will be leaving promptly from Stage Fort Park at 8:45 am
Arrive at Boston Fish pier at 10:15 am for rally
Rally starts at 11:00 am
Leave Boston Fish Pier at 12:45 back to Gloucester.
Forward this email on to anyone that may be interested
2013 Goetemann Residency Distinguished Artist/Teacher Barbara Moody
May 13 to May 16th
will hold a class
Painting, Mark Making and Materials
at the Residency Studio 51A Rocky Neck Avenue
Session I (6 hours): Monday and Wednesday, May 13 & 15, 9-12 am $50 for RNAC members- $100 for non-members
Session II (3 hours): Monday, May 13th 7-10 pm $30 for RNAC members- $60 for non-members
Session III (3 hours): Thursday, May 14th, 2-5 pm $30 for RNAC members- $60 for non-members
6 studio visits available
free to members on a first come basis
studio visit cost to non-members $25.
Contact Kathy Archer at Kgerdonarcher@mac.com for more information or to register
A free to the public artist talk will be held at The Cape Ann Museum on May 12, at 2 pm
3:30 reception to follow at The Cultural Center of Rocky Neck 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester
Can you please help us promote the Cape Ann Partnership for Children & Families annual Family Fun Fair happening on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 am-12:00 pm at Pathways for Children, 29 Emerson Ave. Gloucester ? this is a GREAT community event free and open to all families. I have attached the flyer for further details.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,