Courtney Richardson shares Cape Ann Museum Once Upon a Contest February 2019 Vacation Fun!
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Once Upon a Contest: February Vacation Fun! Special family workshops with local children’s book illustrators and authors
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (February 8, 2019) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present special February Vacation week programming from Tuesday, February 19 to Friday, February 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum. Each unique session will feature one of the illustrators from the Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads special exhibition. Daily registration is required, $15/member family; $25 nonmember family. To register call Courtney Richardson at 978-283-0455 or email email@example.com.
Families are invited to sign up for all 4 workshops! Meet the fine artists, read a story, explore media & methodologies, create art & stories and enjoy a light snack! Each day is different:
Tuesday February 19: Fun with Figures and Find Franklin the Cat: illustration in marker and ink with Leslie Galacar, illustrator of the award winning “Where in the World is Catherine Abigail,” written by Michael LaPenna
Wednesday February 20: Make story headbands with “Small Elephant” Cape Ann Reads award winning book illustrator Betty Allenbrook Wiberg, written by Kirsten Allenbrook Wiberg
Thursday February 21: Create nocturnal paintings on colored paper like “Henrietta’s Moon Egg,” a Cape Ann Reads Gulliver award winning book written and illustrated by Claire Wyzenbeek
Friday February 22: Cape Ann houses of illustration – paper collage with Alexia (“Lexi”) Parker – Bring a picture of your house! Lexi’s illustrated projects include Cape Ann Reads Gulliver Books “Bike’s Big Adventure” and “Pumpkin Carving”; also Crabs the Lobster, a volume of Poetry, and a historic coloring book for the town of Essex.
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Born only twenty minutes prior, the newborn and Mom were captured by a drone operated by the University of Hawai’i’s researchers. It’s beautiful to see the baby Humpback begin to use its blowhole, and gliding alongside, and then riding atop, the mother’s back.
University of Hawaii
By Kelli Trifonovitch
January 31, 2019
The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. The rare video minutes after birth was captured by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019.
MMRP Director Lars Bejder was using a drone to shoot video of other humpback whales off the coast of Maui (under a permit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) when he got a call from one of the local tour operators. “They had just seen all this whitewater and commotion in the water and weren’t quite sure what it was and suddenly there was all this blood in the water, which made us go over there and that’s what we discovered—a newborn calf,” Bejder recalled.
It was the closest the marine mammal researcher had been to a live birth in 25 years.
“I think everybody can appreciate these kinds of footages, and it brings us closer to these animals and gives us a really majestic view of these creatures,” he said. “I think it’s pretty spectacular.”
The MMRP studies the effects of climate change, human activities and prey availability on whales and dolphins.
Humpback Whale breeding and feeding areas
Power outage for Saturday has been postponed until March.
Thank you Mayor
Bon voyage Breakfast for Chelsea at Beauport Hotel
Dog walkers and surfers crossed paths with Kevin and Gary from K & R Construction and Rockport Department of Public Works (DPW) on site setting up a new phase for Long Beach seawall repairs. Two roughly 500 feet lengths of rip rap extending out 15-18 feet (tapered) will be built up beginning just past the first stairs near red cottage 20 Long Beach. Sand will be added later as part of this phase. A steel road plate path was set in at the Gloucester Mass staging entrance so equipment won’t get stuck. Last year smaller forklifts and dump trucks shuttled boulders for patch rip rap.
Slow and steady– truck is LOADED (and another sets up straight away)
This is a great opportunity to learn about a large variety of summer options for your children all under one roof.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH AT ROCKPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FROM 2-4PM
Come join us at the 4th Annual Cape Ann Summer Program Fair hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures. Learn about opportunities to Get Outside, explore science and nature, and have wild adventures this summer. Local organizations from the area will be presenting their summer programs. The camp fair is an adventure in itself, with fun kids’ activities at every station plus bonus activities and free snacks.
Learn about summer programs from: Kestrel Educational Adventures, Glen Urquhart School, North Shore Nature Programs, Clark School, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, Summerquest camp with The Trustees of Reservations, Appleton Farms Camp with the Trustees of Reservations, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester Museum School Camp, Cape Ann Art Haven, Eastern Point Yacht Club, MassAudubon at Joppa Flats, Harborlight Montessori School, Waring School Summer Camp, and Cape Ann SUP (and likely other camps as well)
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
We stopped at the Azorean late one afternoon specifically so that I could try one of their winter cocktails. I highly recommend the Winter White! Can’t really beat Portuguese soup and pizza. And, of course the bread……which disappeared too fast for a picture.