Red Cross Blood Drive Friday May 5th

The Gloucester Knights of Columbus is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross at Our Lady of Good Voyage Hall on May 5th from 1 pm to 6 pm. To make an appointment please call 1-800-733-2767 or go to:
http://www.redcrossblood.org and select a time that works best for you!May 2017 Blood Drive

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Gloucester Meetinghouse Mother’s Day Concert to Featuring Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ipswich-based community orchestra, ‘The Orchestra on the Hill,’ will perform renowned composer Aaron Copland’s prizewinning “Appalachian Spring” on Sunday, May 14, in the historic Gloucester Universalist Meetinghouse.

This Mother’s Day concert begins at 3:30 p.m., led by conductor and orchestra founder Tom Palance, a member of the music faculty at Salem State University and at the Boston Conservatory of Music. This will be the 20-member orchestra’s first concert appearance in Gloucester.

Along with the orchestral suite “Appalachian Spring” the program will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Suite for Viola and Orchestra,” and a new work by Ipswich musician and composer Chris Florio, “The Banquet.” Copland’s scoring of familiar melodies in “Appalachian Spring” won him the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944.

This is the finale in GMF’s fall-winter 2016-17 concert series. The Meetinghouse, an icon on Gloucester’s skyline, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Street in downtown Gloucester. Parking is available on the green.  Accessible side entrance with a lift at 10 Church Street.

A summer series of free Friday evening, outdoor concerts on the Meetinghouse lawn starts on July 7th.  ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ features a different musical ensemble each week with a partner North Shore non-profit as the beneficiary via free-will offerings from the audience.

Tickets to the May 14 concert are $45 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating, and $25 for students and seniors. Admission is free to persons age 17 and under. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

Appalachian Spring Poster

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve Gloucester’s last-surviving historic Meetinghouse, as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center. The landmark 1806 Meetinghouse is home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, whose founders led the way in Massachusetts for legal separation of church and state as now enshrined in the First Amendment.

The Orchestra on the Hill is a community organization formed in support of professional music performances and performers on the North Shore. Its mission is to enrich Ipswich and surrounding communities through exceptional concerts of orchestral music, and provide opportunities for non-professional adult musicians to rehearse together coached by professional conductors and players.

Join Backyard Growers for a Workshop!

 

We have a whole host of workshops coming up in May- join us for one!

IMG_1202Join us for a cooking workshop!

Our spring greens are growing, which means it’s almost time to harvest them and cook them up! Join us May 9 & 16 for our spring cooking workshops! May 9th is Kids Night where we will focus on kids learning how to make a fun, healthy recipe. Then May 16th join us and a guest chef to learn some quick, easy recipes straight from the garden. Sign up and buy tickets on our website!

 

Tuesday, May 9th, Kids Night, 6pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!

Tuesday, May 16th, Guest Chef Presentation, 6:30pm at The Open Door: Tickets here! 

Tickets $15 for individuals, $20 for families.

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Join us for a composting workshop with Black Earth Compost!

Always wanted to start a backyard compost pile but didn’t know how? Join Backyard Growers and local compost professionals, Black Earth Compost, for this workshop to learn the ins and outs of backyard composting!

Thursday, May 18th, 6 pm, $10 for community members, tickets available here!

GPD Assisted Cape Ann Special Olympics 

Saturday, April 22 Gloucester Police Department answered the call for volunteers. GPD assisted Cape Ann special Olympics coaching staff in getting times and distances of the athletes in preparation for their state qualifiers on May 21 at Milton Academy. Track and Field practice is every Saturday from 10am to 12noon at GHS all athletes and volunteers are welcomed to join.