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Grand Prix is coming this weekend. Love this event and makes you feel inspired. The participants are always so nice and say thank you. Hope to see you there, on Sunday I will be a Road Marshall.
👩🏻🎨Adult Painting Workshop 😎
Begins October 15, Monday
You’ve taken care of everyone else!! Isn’t it time you did something fun for yourself ? Join an adult Art Class – drawing and watercolor painting for beginners. October/November, Monday’s @ 6:00-8:00 pm (6 week Workshop ) a demonstration at each class, with instructor Kathy Roberts at her studio in East Gloucester. Contact 978-853-7825 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details! #caagkgr #fineartamerica/Kathy Roberts
I made a big mistake in my earlier post about my whale watch this week. I went out with Cape Ann Whale Watch, not Capt. Bills as I stated. I tried to update the post to reflect this but it may not show the correction. I have been out with Capt. Bill before and had a grand experience, as I have with any local whale trip. My sincere apologies. Thanks to Cape Ann Whale Watch and Capt. Bills!
So many fantastic things going on this weekend right on Cape Ann! Take advantage of some of it for sure!
Pick #1: Rockport’s Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 13th 10:00-5:00, Downtown Rockport
About the Festival
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting.
Take the train to Rockport and start your Harvestfest experience with the makers’ shops at Whistlestop Mall. Head downtown to T-Wharf for local beer and a showcase of food producers and growers. Enjoy all that Rockport has to offer: beaches, parks, shops, galleries, and restaurants as we celebrate New England at Harvestfest.
New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Craft beers produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day demonstrating the riches of harvest in New England.
Harvestfest features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk, indie rock, cooking demos, a farm expo, and plenty of activities for families.
Pick #2: Cape ann Classic Cars on the Green
NOW SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th from 1:00-5:00 on Gloucester’s Meeting House Green
Over 30 Classic Cars! Come join us on Meetinghouse Green! Admission to the public is free but donations to the Foundation are greatly appreciated. Hourly tours of the building with performances on the historic 1893 pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available and the Dixieland band John’s Giddy Gang will perform. The audience will judge the cars with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the show.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, GMF caps, mugs, totes and umbrellas for sale, and an available judging sheet with 9 categories for the audience to determine the winners. John Hicks’ Dixieland ensemble ‘John’s Giddy Gang’ will play for the crowd’s enjoyment, the Causeway Restaurant will have delicious food like their famous chowders and lobster rolls, and there will be hourly tours of the Meetinghouse including a piece performed by Bob Wech on the 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ. If you or a friend have a classic car you would like to show (entrance fee $25), please register at email@example.com.
The fun begins at 1pm and will include a festive award ceremony at 5:00pm. We are hoping for a beautiful autumn day (rain date is Sunday afternoon), as summer and the 3rd season of Music on Meetinghouse Green fades from memory. Please plan to stop by, bring family and friends, and enjoy the show!
In the spirit of giving back to the community each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation (So if you can, please bring cash/check.) This week’s organization is GMF.
Pick #3: Grand Prix of Gloucester
CRAFT SPORTSWEAR Gran Prix of Gloucester | 13 & 14 Oct 2018
Rounds 1 and 2 of the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Cycle-Smart
BOSTON, Mass. (Oct. 10, 2018) – The 2018 Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Clif Bar and Cycle-Smart begins this weekend with the 20th edition of the CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester presented by Ipswich Brewing. Taking place this October 13 and 14, in Gloucester’s iconic Stage Fort Park, cyclists of all ages and abilities will take on the twists and turns of the park with competitions culminating with the men’s and women’s professional races.
Union Cycliste Internationale sanctioned (UCI) Elite Class 2 (C2) races will be held both days for professional women and men. Athletes will compete for points on the USA Cycling Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX), as well as for the Vittoria Series overall competition. Winning athletes will be awarded coveted Verge Sport leader’s jerseys at the Gloucester event.
The Vittoria Series includes four weekends of competition on classic cyclocross courses in the Northeast in Gloucester, Mass., Northampton, Mass., Suffern, N.Y., and Warwick, R.I. The longest standing UCI cyclocross series in the United States continues in its mission to drive the sport forward and set an example.
Pick #4: Cape Ann Plein Air
Fabulous artists can still be discovered painting all around Cape Ann. It is such a treat to catch them in action as they capture the gorgeous scenery that surrounds us.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.
Due to predicted rainy weather on Saturday the first Gloucester Invitational, a classic car show hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, has been moved to our rain date: Sunday, October 14th.
Please note the time of the show on Sunday: from 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Set-up and car arrival on the green is between noon-1:00pm. The Sunday show retains the same festivities: live Dixieland music by ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ delicious chowders and lobster rolls by the Causeway Restaurant, and hourly tours of the historic Meetinghouse with a demonstration piece on the 1893 pipe-organ.
Trophies in 9 categories based upon the audience voting will be given out in an award ceremony at 4:30pm.
Please help us to get the word out in any way you can.
Charles L. Nazarian, president
Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Gloucester, MA 01930
Last April, I had an amazing early-season whale watching experience which I shared here on the blog. The weather was amazing this week so I thought I’d try a late season trip. Cape Ann Whale Watch had a spot available, so off I went, wondering how this trip might go.
You never know what you are going to get, but when you are in good hands, there’s a decent chance you’ll have a memorable experience. Captain Johnny, Jamie (naturalist), Nancy (educator), Dylan and Connor (crew) came through with flying colors!
The highlight of the trip for me was the mother and calf humpbacks putting on quite a show of whale behavior for us: most spectacularly lob tailing and pec/fin slapping. The mother humpback slapped the water with her tail probably a dozen times in quick succession. The loud noise this created must have rung the ears of that calf like a bell! Impressively, the calf was slapping the water with its fin as though it was trying to imitate mom. Jamie informed us scientists aren’t sure why these behaviors occur but it was fascinating regardless.
Perhaps if you live on Cape Ann, you haven’t taken this trip in a while, but you really should consider one sometime soon!
Update from Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation:
“Please help us to get the word out in any way you can.
Due to predicted rainy weather on Saturday the first Gloucester Invitational, a classic car show hosted buy the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, has been moved to our rain date: Sunday, October 14th. Please note the time of the show on Sunday: from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Set-up and car arrival on the green is between noon-1:00pm. The Sunday show retains the same festivities: live Dixieland music by ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ delicious chowders and lobster rolls by the Causeway Restaurant, and hourly tours of the historic Meetinghouse with a demonstration piece on the 1893 pipe-organ.Trophies in 9 categories based upon the audience voting will be given out in an award ceremony at 4:30pm.”
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