Live Music at the Cape Ann Museum

Music in the Courtyard with Henri Smith

Saturday, May 28

11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Musician, Henri Smith brings his legendary New Orleans style to the Cape Ann Museum’s Courtyard to perform in celebration of the first Harbortown Arts Festival. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend, grab some food, hope for good weather* and enjoy an all-star performance!


Smith was born and raised in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, and began his career polishing his sophisticated and dramatic vocal delivery at a young age. Today he thrills audiences with his New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Creole and Cajun flavored music touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in New Orleans Smith moved to Cape Ann, where he now lives and shares his Creole and Cajun heritage.

*In the event of inclement weather the concert will be moved inside the Museum.


Dream of building gardens, organizing tomato workshops, or teaching students to harvest lettuce?  Think you’d fit right in with the crew below? Backyard Growers is looking for our next MassLIFT-AmeriCorps service members for the 2016-2017 school year!!

We have positions open for a Youth Education Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator. Please check out our website ( and for more full details about the positions, partners, and how to apply!

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The Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT), an AmeriCorps program managed by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts). Members carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; manage community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new people to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities that address land conservation needs.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, or Community Engagement Coordinator.  These full-time AmeriCorps positions get a living stipend, an education award, and other benefits. Our 2016-17 program runs from 8/29/16 – 7/28/17.  Application specifics, position descriptions, and info about organizations hosting MassLIFT members can be found at Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-May, and we aim to fill all positions by July 29th.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. MassLIFT will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. MassLIFT-AmeriCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service:

Calling All Small Boat Owners!

MARITIME GLOUCESTER is hosting the SOLAR VOYAGER project, a group of marine robotics engineers who have custom-built a solar-powered, autonomous boat, with the goal of being the first to cross the Atlantic. The robotics engineers are looking for boat skippers who would be interested in helping them with the testing of this boat in Gloucester Harbor from May 26 – June 7.

Here are the details: SOLAR VOYAGER are looking for small boats which can take at least two team members as passengers to tow the boat to and from the outer harbor, and follow it around during testing. Although it is a volunteer-based organization, the Solar Voyager team would be able to compensate interested boat skippers for their fuel costs.

To sign up to help & for more information, please visit…/17-sRreFGRqD7BPYG_fNyHA…/viewformsolar voyager

OPEN HOUSE – May 26th – Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

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Thursday, May 26th

55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester

A new Biotech career training academy has opened in Gloucester – recent high school grads welcome to apply now!  Come see what everyone is talking about at our Open House.  Tour the new facility and meet the staff.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy:

  • Preparation for entry-level lab tech jobs
  • Nine-month training on modern biotech methods
  • No tuition or fees – course is completely underwritten
  • Paid internship after completing 2 semesters
  • Career skills and mentoring

Please email if you have questions:

For more information:  Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

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Math Volunteers Needed

Wellspring’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) is seeking volunteer tutors to help in our math class.  You don’t need to be an expert, just bring your enthusiasm! 

Our summer session starts June 6th and runs until July 27thClasses meet at 302 Essex Ave, Gloucester on Mondays at 8:45 am to 10:40 am and Wednesdays at 10:50 am to 12:30 pm.  Please contact Mary to learn more about this volunteer opportunity at (978) 281-3221 x300.