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Save the Date all you history buffs

Battle of Gloucester

 

Event Information is as follows:

 Event:  Battle of Gloucester (August 8, 1775)

 Date/Time:  Saturday August 11, 2018 9am to 1pm

 Location: Gloucester Harbor, Pavilion Beach (Gloucester, MA)

 Scenario:  Authentic pinky schooners of the period will transport British troops into the harbor, troops will transfer to small boats and row into shore in two separate troop movements. The reenactment will be conducted in four parts.

Part 1:  HMS Falcon with captured prize schooner following will chase fleeing schooner into Gloucester Harbor. Fleeing schooner will ground itself on Pavilion Beach and crew will abandon ship. HMS Falcon and prize schooner will anchor off Ten Pound Island. British Troops will row in small boats into Pavilion Beach to board and capture grounded schooner. Colonial militia troops will ambush British troops attempting to capture schooner from nearby fort (playground) at east end of beach.

Part 2:  Capt. Linzee of HMS Falcon realizing his men have been ambushed, attempts a diversion to relieve pressure on his men by having Falcon cannonade the town of Gloucester from the harbor with the aim of setting the town on fire, allowing his men to escape the ambush and row back to the Falcon.

Part 3:  With the failure of the cannon bombardment to set the town on fire, Linzee orders British troops with torches, to land in small boats on west end of Pavilion Beach near Stacey Boulevard to set fish flakes (stages) and buildings of the town on fire by torch. There will be a brief exchange of fire with Colonial militia who are lying in wait to ambush.  British troops will then surrender.

Part 4:  Crewmen of captured prize schooner will revolt and combine with impressed seamen of British prize crew and sail away. Canon volleys may be exchanged between vessels.

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.

 

Ocean Alliance Harbor Cruise Fundraiser

Hope to see you on the Ocean Alliance Harbor Cruise on Thursday! There are still some tickets remaining. We have great raffle items donated from many local businesses. Purchase your tickets here: https://shop.whale.org/products/ocean-alliance-harbor-cruise

OA fundraising cruise_Final flier

Follow Ocean Alliance on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/oceanalliance/

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:

Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert

Stacia Kraft will be performing with her band at the second free Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert Series concert July 13, 6 – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

 Stacia Kraft sings the American Songbook with classic style; a big alto sound with an honest approach to the lyrics.

 Her program will feature jazz standards, folk songs, Broadway tunes, and spirituals with a superb group of swinging musicians: Tony Malionek – piano, Jon Dreyer-bass, Tom Duprey – trumpet, Miki Matsuki-drums. Trained at the New England Conservatory, Kraft brings emotion and sensuality to each song. You are sure to have a romantic evening of song under the stars, and leave wanting more. 

 The concert is free. In the spirit of giving to the community, concert-goers are encouraged to make free-will donations to Backyard Growers, which provides support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools.

Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or blankets. Food is provided by Crepes du Jour. In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available 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; Tom and Kristin Zarrella, and Cape Ann Savings Bank.

 

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