“Heart-wrenching. As unflinching as it is beautiful.” – The New York Times
SeniorCare Inc. presents Mimi & Dona, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Ann Cinema, 21 Main Street in Gloucester, MA. The film will be followed by a discussion and cocktail hour with light appetizers. This presentation is sponsored by The Residence at Riverbend with additional support from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable—the likelihood that she will not outlive her daughter and the need to find her daughter a new home.
This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family—and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family.
There is no charge to attend this presentation. However, advance reservations are requested, and donations to support SeniorCare’s programs will be accepted. To reserve a ticket or for more information, contact SeniorCare’s Communications Officer Tracy Arabian at 978-281-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s our last market of 2017!
Saturday December 23 10-1
Gloucester UU Church
Come celebrate the brightening of the days, the hope of a new year and all that we share as a community.
Stock up for the coming months, grab the provisions you need for your special meal, and pick up a few unique last-minute gifts!
Don’t forget: CAFM memberships make great gifts and help us to remain viable and growing.
Thanks to so many generous shops and restaurants on Cape Ann and our ever supportive vendors, we have amazing holiday baskets to raffle off as well!
See you at the market!
Please join us in Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall on 12/20 at 3PM for the 2017 Linzee Coolidge Philanthropy Award Ceremony honoring the community service & leadership provided by Barbara + Dick Wilson. #GloucesterMA is a better community thanks to both so let’s honor them together for this great occasion.
What do you get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list this holiday season? A Cape Ann Gift Certificate! These can be used at over 200 participating shops, restaurants, service businesses and more. Your gift… their choice. Click Here for a list of participating businesses.
Not only is this a great gift option, but it is a wonderful way to support our local businesses. They can be purchased at either Gloucester Shaw’s locations, Tuck’s Candy & Gifts in Rockport or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
You can also give the gift of Cape Ann by giving a Cape Ann License Plate to friends and family. Stop by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to pick up a free Cape Ann License Plate gift envelope – the perfect stocking stuffer! And remember the proceeds go back to the community. Plates can be ordered online and are mailed right to your door! Learn more here.
Join us for a joyful celebration of the completed fire-sprinkler project with a magical Baroque chamber music concert!
We will thank the key civic grant sources and private individual donors to the sprinkler capital campaign; especially Linzee & Beth Coolidge who provided the initial and capping gifts that made it possible
The Musicians of the Old Post Road is a chamber ensemble based in the Boston area that specializes in the period instrument performance of dynamic and diverse music from the Baroque to early Romantic eras. Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf (flute) and Daniel Ryan (cello), the ensemble also includes Sarah Darling (violin & viola), Marcia Cassidy (viola), and Michael Bahmann (harpsichord).
‘Follow the Star’ is a program showcasing music written for Epiphany and shining a light on the Magi’s journey toward Bethlehem. This festive concert includes selections by Telemann, Geist, and a modern day revival of a cantata by Graupner. The ensemble is joined for this concert by distinguished vocal soloists: soprano Jessica Petrus, mezzo-soprano Catherine Hedberg, and tenor Jason Wang.
LOCATION: The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), on the green at the corner of Church & Middle Street. Accessible side entrance with a lift at 10 Church Street, near the corner of Pine Street.
COST: $45 Preferred Seating (reserved front rows & rear gallery), $30 General, $25 College Students & Seniors (65+), under 17 free. Tickets may be purchased online at:
or at the door with cash, check or major credit card.
PARKING: On Meetinghouse Green (enter at the curb cut between the granite pillars) or next door at St. John’s Church
“To attend an Old Post Road concert is to be transported back in time. Picture yourself sitting in the pews of a beautiful old church…with bold, graceful, or spritely music filling the intimate venue. The program that rests in your lap details the rich history of the music you are listening to, and the concert venue you are enjoying. In front of you, the ensemble charms on a variety of period wind, string, and keyboard instruments.”
The City of Gloucester is trying to edge our friends in Peabody for the first ever Christmas Cruiser Charity Challenge, as organized by the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. The rules are simple: head to the Lyon-Waugh Facebook page, vote for your city by replying to the contest post (seen here) and like/share to get the word out. The City with the most votes wins, with the losing side making a donation to the charity of their choice. Contest ends 12/15, so please help Gloucester win by liking and voting on the post now!
Full details from the Facebook post are as follows:
CHRISTMAS CRUISER CHALLENGE!
VOTE AND SHARE TODAY!!
STEPS FOR THE CHALLENGE. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
1. Visit Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Facebook page
2. Like Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Page (we will monitor these likes so please be sure to perform this important step)
3. Vote for the best looking police #BMW i3 Vehicle by noting in the comment space Gloucester
*1 Vote per person. The City with the most votes wins. The loser will make a donation to the charity of their choice. Challenge runs 12-11 until 12-15
LET’S BOWL!!! December 17, 2017
Cape Ann Special Olympics Ugly Sweater FUNdraiser!
Location: Cape Ann Lanes 53 Gloucester Ave Gloucester, MA 01930
Online registration is open till Friday 12/15/17 : email@example.com