The Cape Ann Museum is free for Cape Ann residents in January

It’s almost January and it just snowed, so now you need to find fun things to do inside. Well the Cape Ann Museum can help you with that and if you live on Cape Ann the Museum is free for the month of January! Just to be clear, that means Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex residents are are all welcome to visit for free, starting in just four days. (The CAM is closed New Year’s Day)


Saturday, January 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Winter Shorts: Cape Ann Museum docents present a celebration of their favorites from the collection, offering six consecutive mini tours. Try them all! See Museum website for a complete list of tour topics: Click Here.

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Saturday, January 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Come join us for a thrilling Sing-and-Sign-Along starring YOU, the families of Cape Ann! La Petite Chorale and The Optimistic Voices Senior choir will sing and dance with you to favorite oldies, childhood and holiday songs.


See the CAM’s website for more events happening the month of January:



Cape Ann Special Olympics Paint Nite


We are hosting Paint Nite fundraiser Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7pm. As a new program we need to raise money to offset the cost of uniforms, gym time and equipment. Please show your support by indulging your creative side. Tickets to this event can be purchased on

Through sport, Special Olympics is building communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people.


Food truck Fun

Richard Weissman, Business School Professor at Endicott College, and Peter Jenner, Chair, School of Hospitality Management at Endicott College, facilitated a brainstorming session with the Gloucester U Culinary class. Students broke into two teams and each designed a food truck, complete with concepts (one group decided on a waffle truck, and the other truck included dishes found at ball game concession stands such as hot dogs and popcorn) catchy names, fun menus, and usable interior truck designs.

The “Pitch Pockets” giving back

Gloucester U’s Vocal Club, the PITCH POCKETS went caroling at Golden Living on Monday 12/21. Lead by local musician, Renée Dupuis, they festively entertained the crowd at Golden Living with a ukulele in tow.

(Left to right: Instructor Renée Dupuis, students Sadie Cook, Kayla Saltonstall, Joshua Skalski, Karlee Hynes, Madison Dempsey)

Tagged for Success

IMG_3497Yesterday, esteemed Graffiti Artist, Danny Diamond (who grew up in Gloucester and attended Gloucester High School) came to Gloucester U to create a piece of graffiti art, speak to our students about the dedication and training required to become a graffiti artist, and demonstrate some graffiti art techniques. It was a truly amazing opportunity to see a skilled artist in action!

Gloucester U  is an after-school program based at Gloucester High School that focuses on career and college readiness in a fun and interesting way.



Time to Take the Plunge

Good Morning Gloucester

rocky neck plunge 2016 call

Rocky Neck Plunge – New Year’s Day 2016.  A great way to start the new year, whether you plunge or just come by to cheer on others taking the plunge.  Bring along some donations for The Open Door Food Pantry, and come by the Cultural Center after for some warming fare and camaraderie.

11:00 am.  Stevens Way
Please bring canned goods for The Open Door
Peanut Butter
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Apple Juice
Cash or checks also welcome

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