Hammond Castle Candlelight Tour

July 18, 2019
Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Hammond Castle
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

John Hays Hammond, Jr. loved the evening. Alexander Graham Bell had suggested to Hammond that he work at night and sleep during the day, which Hammond adopted. Domestic staff, frequent overnight guests, and even Hammond’s wife were daytime people and frequently commented that they might go long periods where they rarely saw him.

With this in mind, “candlelight tours” are offered Thursday nights during the months of July and August. Guides will show you the rooms the Hammond frequented and tell stories about how Irene Fenton Hammond and her husband enjoyed their many years living in the castle. Guided tours are the only way to see the castle on Thursday evenings at no additional charge other than basic admission, and are offered at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. Thursday August 15th there will be no candle light tours. Come and

Music on the Meetinghouse Green

CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL BY LIVIN’ ON LUCK
July 12 free concert of rock will inspire you to get up and dance on Meetinghouse Green

 North Shore based group Livin’ on Luck plays the second free Friday evening concert of the Music on Meetinghouse Green’s 2019 season, at the corner of Church and Middle Streets, on July 12, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. 

 Rockport-based vocalist Ann O’Donnell together with North Shore locals Josh Bevins (bass), Tom Bull (drums), Bobby Cedrone (guitar and vocals), and Tom O’Donnell (guitar and vocals) have a combined century of rock experience, while playing together as a band for fifteen years. All of the band members began their musical journeys in garage bands. They will play a choice mix of tunes from the seventies, eighties and nineties. Classic rock by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and Moody Blues and other greats will take you on a musical trip down memory lane. “Love, relationships and nature are big themes of our songs,” said Ann O’Donnell. “We combine ‘torch songs’ which are slow and soulful with eurythmic and dancing songs. We have fun, and the audience loves our choice of songs.”

 

Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 12 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation for Backyard Growers, a grassroots non-profit organization that teaches people to grow their own food. Classic Cooks will provide tasty food for concert-goers.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.

 

Happy Fourth of July to the newest member of the Marshalls Farm stand Family

Hoppy the newest member, his mom is Buttercup.  You can see how little he is. You can also see Maize photo bombing.  Love going to Marshalls for fresh fruit, veggies and meats and especially visiting my friends the Alpacas.

JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE KICKS OFF FREE FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES


JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE KICKS OFF FREE FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES
July 5 concert of jazz and swing marks the fourth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green

The John Baboian Ensemble launches the fourth season of free Friday evening concerts on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets on July 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Baboian’s ensemble offers up a rocking evening of jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook.

 Renowned guitarist Baboian teams up with fellow Berklee College of Music faculty members Jeff Stout on trumpet and Danny Harrington on baritone sax. The trio is joined by Gloucester native Dave Landoni on bass and George Farrell on drums. Acclaimed singer Sandi Bedrosian offers the vocals.

Baboian’s career as a professional musician spans more than four decades and has reached audiences on five continents. Over the years he has shared the spotlight with a “Who’s Who” of musical legends.  While rock, jazz, and swing are his specialties, he is equally at home in classical, blues, R&B, Latin, and world music genres.

 Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 5 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation for Pathways for Children with cash, check, or credit card. The food vendor for the concert is The Causeway Restaurant.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicap accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.

 

Music on Meetinghouse Green Announces Fourth Season

PRESS RELEASE, June 28, 2019, announcing:

Music on Meetinghouse Green IV, Summer Festival 2019

 A free outdoor summer music festival at 6:00PM on Friday evenings in July and August.  We dedicate this fourth season in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity to the Cape Ann community.

 Description:

Please join us for the 4th season of this free outdoor concert series, hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation in front of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.  This unique summer music festival features a different musical ensemble at 6:00PM each Friday evening in July and August and benefits our North Shore non-profit partners via free-will offerings from the audience.  The whole community is invited to enjoy this ‘mini-Tanglewood’ experience under the shade trees on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite libation to enjoy the music and delicious food available from local vendors.  Your voluntary contributions support the work of 8 terrific partner organizations that work so hard to improve the lives of our fellow citizens on Cape Ann.

 Schedule:

Date                Music                                      Beneficiary                                          Food

July 5               John Baboian Ensemble          Pathways for Children                         Causeway

July 12             Livin’ on Luck                          Backyard Growers                               Classic Cooks

July 19             Hye Fusion                              The Open Door                                    Markouk

July 26             The Goddesses                       Art Haven                                            Willow Rest

August 2          What Time Is It Mr. Fox?         Maritime Gloucester                           CommonCrow

August 9          Cape Ann Big Band                 HAWC                                                  Jalapenos

August 16        Willie Alexander                     The Grace Center                                Willow Rest

August 23        Deb Hardy Band                      Gloucester Education Foundation       Jalapenos

September 6    Alvin Foster                             Gloucester Meetinghouse                  Causeway

 Sponsors:

Thanks to their amazing generosity, the series’ expenses are pre-paid and all free-will donations from the audience go to our non-profit community partners!

Hero                Scobie Ward

Platinum          J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian

Gold                 John & Janis Bell, BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan

Silver               Anonymous, Gib & Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian,

                        John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze             Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 Location, Time and More Info:

The Green in front of the Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the intersection of Church and Middle Streets.  The program starts at 6:00PM and concludes at 8:30PM.  Please consult www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org  for more information about the performers, non-profits and food vendors.  Please note, events are held indoors in the downstairs social hall in case of bad weather-we never cancel!

Additional information

 

Quilt to be Raffled to Benefit the Meetinghouse:

Lanesville textile artist Doris Prouty has created and donated a beautiful quilt that will be raffled to benefit the present work on the Meetinghouse.

 Building History and the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation:

Completed in 1806 for the first Universalist Church in America, the grand Federal Style, 600-seat Meetinghouse with a 110’ lantern steeple and Paul Revere Bell is a jewel in the heart of the Historic District.   Now well into its third century serving the people of Cape Ann, its history is steeped in the establishment of religious freedom in Massachusetts and the Constitutional separation of church and state.  Home of the present-day Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church and host to The Grace Center, the building is alive with activities like concerts, family-friendly entertainment, events, symposia and civic celebrations.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit modeled upon the Old North Foundation in relation to Boston’s famous Old North Church.  Its mission is to preserve the landmark building as a welcoming civic hub, premiere entertainment venue, and family-friendly community action center.  The ongoing preservation of the building seeks to combine the highest standard of restoration and energy conservation techniques.

 

Thanks to support from state, municipal and philanthropic grants plus gifts from private individuals the Meetinghouse is accessible to persons with disabilities,  is protected by a fire-sprinkler & monitoring system augmented by extensive fire-proof thermal insulation, and has achieved a ‘net-zero’ building carbon footprint with the help of Reforest the Tropics  and its climate-change initiative TownGreen/2025. 

 More info at: www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

 

 

I Am More Project at the Matz Gallery Sawyer Free Library for the month of July

Amy Kerr

Since 2017 Amy had dedicated her artistic career to her public art and writing project

I AM MORE PROJECT which began as a local portrait series to start a conversation about all the ways we are more than our mental challenges