Cape Ann Farmers Market TODAY at Stage Fort Park

CAFM logo vectorIt’s Thursday on Cape Ann and that means it’s time for the Cape Ann Farmers Market!

Join us at Stage Fort Park from 3:00-6:30 to get all your summer favorites (and maybe even the first peaches of the season!)

Food, music, crafts, and a gorgeous view! Come stock up for the weekend and enjoy all the market has to offer including free parking while you shop!

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Organic Pest and Disease Workshop with Alprilla Farm and Backyard Growers

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This Thursday, join Backyard Growers and guest speaker Sophie Courser from Alprilla Farm for a workshop on organic pest and disease management! We will address common pest and disease concerns, as well as preventative garden care and other solutions to common garden woes.

Thursday, 7/20 at 6:00pm

Burnham’s Field Community Garden

FREE for Backyard Growers program participants,

$10 for Community Members

Tickets here!

Sawyer Free Library, July 17-22



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Launched in London in 2004, the exhibition has been displayed in over 550 venues worldwide. The exhibition examines forgiveness as a healing process, a path out of victimhood, and ultimately a journey of hope.                                                                                                                                                                                From 6:30pm-7pm there will be an opportunity to view the 18 banners with personal stories that make up this portion of “The Forgiveness Project.” Stephanie Cassatly who is also a contributor to “The Forgiveness Project” will begin her presentation at 7pm. After the presentation, there will be time for additional viewing of “The Forgiveness Project” as well as a book signing for Stephanie’s book “Notice of Release.” The Exhibit will remain open for viewing and contemplation in the Friend Room through Monday, July 24 (except during other programming).

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The Writer’s Group at the Sawyer Free Library

Each person is invited to bring their current work to share (fiction or non-fiction). We will read & discuss…

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Friday 7/14 GAAC Meeting Program Note: The Lives of Famous Stars


At the July 14 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club, 8:00 pm at the Lanesville Community Center, Phil Orbanes will reveal some indecorous truths about a dozen famous stars and their lifestyles, from Aldebaran to Sol, from the intemperate “live fast and die young” crowd to the more introspective and generally cool-headed class M red dwarves, whom, for example, you would be less likely to meet in a bar.

In a colorful presentation, and with a wink and a nod, Phil will let us know the ways in which astronomy’s HR diagram of stellar life cycles can be explained by the sidewalk outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and which star would show up where, from Barnard’s Star to the Dog Star.

Phil takes as his point of departure a passage from GAACster Bill Waller’s The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide, where we learn that “[like] snowflakes — and people — each and every star has its own distinct appearance and behavior.”

Beginning from this simple premise, Phil paints a fascinating picture of the lives of an even dozen of the most famous stars, from nearby Proxima Centauri to distant, and decidedly less well-behaved, Sirius. We’ll even see that Hollywood and Gemini are not all that different: like Lassie, Castor is really a half-dozen stars.

This meeting will be a lot of fun. And like most GAAC meetings, you’ll leave knowing something really interesting that you didn’t know when you arrived. July 14, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street.

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. More information on the club can be had on their website,, the club Facebook page,, and on twitter, @GAACster.