Rockport Town Meeting April 1 9am

Snow, wind rain-no problem!  All Rockporters should attend and vote.  We’ll be using voting clickers for the first time.  This alone is reason to attend.  These will ensure that your vote is confidential and will help move the meeting along.  Go to and click on “Town Meeting” to see the warrant and other important information.  The purest form of democracy is an open town meeting.  Come and be a part of it.  Its great.

We’ll have child-care, food and coffee.  What could be a better way to spend a stormy April Fool’s Day!


East Gloucester Elementary Spring Trivia Night – 3/29!

egsSupport the East Gloucester Elementary School PTO
At Minglewood Tavern
Wednesday, March 29th

TOTALLY ’80S + THAT’S SO ’90S TRIVIA starts at 7 PM
classic trivia categories with a throwback theme
$5 per person to play

Plus, we’ll be raffling off awesome prizes like this gift basket from Harpoon Brewery:


It includes a Harpoon navy t-shirt, Harpoon IPA vest & hat, 4 Harpoon pint glasses, 4 can koozies, 4 bumper stickers & a 4 pack of Hoppy Adventure 16 oz cans  – $125 value!


Trivia not your thing? You can still support the school just by dining out at Minglewood Tavern on 3/29, as a percentage of food sales from the entire evening (4-10 PM) will be donated to the EGS PTO.

Minglewood Tavern is located at 25 Rogers Street in Gloucester

Call for Volunteers! Cape Ann Sustainability Fair 

TownGreen 2025, a program of the Gloucester Meeting House Foundation, presents its second Cape Ann Sustainability Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at O’Maley Innovation Middle School, located at 32 Cherry Street in Gloucester, MA, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Come join the fun! We need volunteers throughout the day of the event. If you’d like to help please email Kelly Knox at We have a list of potential volunteer opportunities. Cape Ann is getting greener! Come help out!

The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market will be on site from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be an arts and crafts area for young children. The high school and middle school kids will share what they are learning about climate change. Folks can bring their broken bicycles to be repaired by volunteers from the Cape Ann Timebank and unwanted bikes can be donated for refurbishing by Bikes not Bombs. There will be live music, speakers addressing clean energy technology, carbon neutrality, locally relevant impacts of climate change, and personal carbon footprint reduction and folks will be able to have enlightening conversations with our expert youth ambassadors about climate change concerns on Cape Ann. There will be Electric Vehicles to test drive! Admission is free.

For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook.

Poetry Workshop at the Cape Ann Museum

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

April is national poetry month!

In this workshop, former North Andover poet laureate Gayle Heney will teach participants how to write poetry using the Museum’s collections as inspiration, concentrating on the new exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond. As time allows, participants will be introduced to poetry prompts, stanzas, quatrains, ekphrastic poetry and experimental poetry. Depending on interest, discussion of the editing process and the option to read/perform may also be included.

$10 Museum members/ $20 non-members. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.
Charles Movalli gallery

GHS Interact Club Pizza Taste Off

You are invited to the Gloucester High School Interact Club’s 10th annual Pizza Taste-Off on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester, MA. Taste them all for yourself and vote on the best!

Tickets on $10 (children 5 and under $5). Tickets are limited to 300 and will be available at the door.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Sawyer Free Library Week of March 26, 2017


Lego Club

Join us for an afternoon of fun building with Lego! Ages 6-12. Monday, March 27, 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Friend Room. Please register online at or call 978-281-9763 x18.

Books & Brews Book Club

Tuesday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Azorean Restaurant, the Books & Brews Book Club will meet to discuss this month’s read, Kate Atkinson’s  Life After Life.  Enjoy an evening out meeting new friends, good discussion, and treat yourself to a beverage and appetizers. Check out a copy at the Main Desk of the Sawyer Free Library! 21 & up welcome. Please register online at or call 978-281-9763. 

Tax Assistance

Volunteers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be at the Sawyer Free Library every Wednesday through April 12 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  They offer free tax preparation particularly for those over 50 or who can’t afford their own tax…

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