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Music on Meeting House Green

Gloucester resounds to the beat of Brazilian music at Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert, July 27. The Somerville-based Brazilian band Os Forrozeiros will be delighting audiences at the Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert on Friday, July 27, 6 – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

The group began over ten years ago, using the beat of Brazilian Forro, to spread their love for the dance and music of their native country. Forro music began in northeastern Brazil. It embraces many different musical beats as well as dance styles. The Forrozeiros organization now includes a dance group, the Forrozeiros Dance Group, which has been together for the past two years, and practices in Somerville. The music and dance rhythms of this unique band will set your feet tapping and take you deep inside the culture of Brazil.

The concert is free. In the spirit of giving to the community, a spirit much celebrated by Os Forrozeiros, concert-goers are encouraged to make free-will donations to benefit Wellspring House. Founded in 1981 to provide shelter for homeless families, Wellspring House today
works to develop affordable housing, helps secure permanent homes for families, and provides education and job training for thousands of low-income adults. Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or blankets. Food is provided by the Peabody Steak House, specializing in Brazilian food. In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in nearby lots, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and the Cape Ann Savings Bank.

10 Church Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
chasnaz@gmail.com

Blood Drive, please remember to give

Did you know that a single blood donation could save three lives? Magnolia Library & Community Center is proud to partner with the local chapter of the American Red Cross and offer opportunities for our friends and neighbors to donate.

Magnolia Library and Community Center

1 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Upcoming dates: 

Monday, July 23

Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

To register for an upcoming blood drive, visit the Red Cross website.

 

Music on the Meetinghouse Green

Classic Rock from The Bar Chords at third Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert, July 20, 2018

Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a trip down memory lane presented by The Bar Chords, at the third free Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert, July 20, 6 – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

Young and old will groove to the beat of classic rock of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s performed by the band’s vocalists and harmonica, acoustic and electric guitar players. Rock to the iconic rhythms of The Beatles, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, The Barenaked Ladies, and so much more. Lead vocalist Frank Reaney, who started the band in 2013 as a way to bring back the great memories of a bygone era, said, “Every song we play is the one you’ve wanted to hear live, yet most bands playing music from this era don’t play, won’t play or can’t play.”

The concert is free. In order to give back to the community, concert-goers are encouraged to make free-will donations to Maritime Gloucester, a non-profit organization seeking to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage, and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or blankets. Fresh food is provided by Willow Rest, a foodies mecca on the Annisquam/Riverdale side of Cape Ann. In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in lots nearby, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; and the Cape Ann Savings Bank.

Ice Ice Baby

Ice, Ice, Baby! During the recent 2018 July 4th Heat Wave, ice was being distributed however possible, including a Tesla Model X ice wagon heading to the Market Restaurant in Annisquam, and Cape Ann Marina’s stainless 2 ton flatbed (they hoped to beat the Cut drawbridge). The vintage Harvey Cape Pond Ice truck was last seen down Thurston’s Point:

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