This Week at Backyard Growers:

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Part 2 of our Fermentation Workshop is this Thursday from 6-8pm.  Join us at Pigeon Cove Ferments kitchen where we will be making our own sauerkraut! Missed part 1? No problem! Participants will leave this workshop with full confidence on the science behind fermentation and how to make your own kraut.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Questions? Contact: 978-281-0480 or community@backyardgrowers.org

Hope to see you there!

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Having a staycation during February break and looking for a way to keep the kids entertained?

Backyard Growers is hosting three days of children’s workshops during February break for children grades K-5 packed with hands-on activities. Each day children will learn and discover more about food and gardening though activities such as: grinding wheat to flour, making and painting with plant dyes, holding and learning about worms, dressing up like a plant, and more!

February Break (1)

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10th Annual Art Haven Buoy Auction and Family Fun Night

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Date: January 26
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Place: Cruiseport, Gloucester

Join us for a spirited night of fundraising and family fun
to support Art Haven.


Pick Up the Buoy Your Child Painted

Silent and Live Auction

Activities for Kids • Live Auction • Food • Cash Bar


Tickets for the Event
Tickets are $15 at the door for adults. Free admittance for children. 

We’ve got all the info at www.arthaven.squarespace.com/buoy-auction. Check it out!

 

 

All proceeds benefit Art Haven.


Plus, don’t miss…
Special Gallery Preview at The Charles Fine Arts Gallery

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This Week at Backyard Growers:

Cropped Ferment

Join Backyard Growers this Thursday, January 17th, 6pm as we partner with Pigeon Cove Ferments at our two-part fermentation workshop learning all about the benefits of fermentation!

Part 1 will be held at Backyard Growers where we will learn more about lacto-fermentation and the benefits of incorporating fermented food into our diets. All ages welcome.

Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fermentation-workshops-tickets-41291296379

Questions? Contact: community@backyardgrowers.org or call 978-281-0480

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Having a staycation during February break and looking for a way to keep the kids entertained?

Backyard Growers is hosting three days of children’s workshops during February break for children grades K-5 packed with hands-on activities. Each day children will learn and discover more about food and gardening though activities such as: grinding wheat to flour, making and painting with plant dyes, holding and learning about worms, dressing up like a plant, and more!

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Chamber’s Annual Celebration & Cape Ann Divas Concert


Join us at the Shalin Liu for our Annual Celebration– the Welcoming of new President of the Board- Patricia Slade of the Manchester Cricket, saying good-bye to this year’s President Sara Young, of Schooner Adventure and the installation of our new Board of Directors.

This year we will have a cocktail reception in the event room of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, catered by Vinwood Caterers, followed by a concert by the Cape Ann Divas- a show Not to be missed!

Tickets for this event must be purchased at online at
rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-divas or by calling the box office at 978-546-7391.
$100 Reception and Concert
$50 Concert only

The Cape  Ann Divas
The 2018 Cape Ann Divas are six wonderfully talented female vocalists who are beloved on Cape Ann and have been wowing local audiences for years.  Now, for the first time ever, these six talented women, along with an accomplished group of four local musicians, will put together a show that will entertain and delight you! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Kate Barry
Kate Barry’s talents run the gamut from jazz to pop–and just about everything in between. She also studied music in college, and her deeply affecting and smooth style will wow you.  You can hear her play locally at venues all over Cape Ann with her own Kate Barry Band as well as others (Cape Ann Big Band, Jazz Brewers and more.)  It’s hard not so smile when you listen to Kate!

Renee Dupuis
Renee Dupuis (voice, piano) is a soloist, backing vocalist and keyboardist with the bands SAFETY, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?, the Susan Cattaneo Band and Todo Bien.  You can also hear her singing standards with the Cape Ann Big Band.  Along with bassist/guitarist Joe Cardoza, Renee co-writes and records with the duo Renee & Joe, who are currently wrapping up a second full-length album recorded at Bang A Song Studios.  Renee teaches voice on Cape Ann.  Check out reneedupuismusic.com for more info about upcoming performances and lessons.

Mari Martin
Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from California to Massachusetts for over 20 years with her signature stage presence and soulful vocals.  She has opened for and shared the stage with such luminaries as Tower of Power, Average White Band, Alan Parsons, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, WAR, Travis Tritt, and Iris Dement.  While living in California, she was a back-up singer for Kenny Loggins, and had two popular bands of her own. Mari moved back to her hometown of Rockport to be closer to family, and performs regularly with multiple bands at local clubs and for private events along the North Shore.

Amy Rich
Amy is thrilled to be amongst these very talented Divas and to have the opportunity to perform here for you tonight. A transplant to Cape Ann from upstate New York in 1999, she studied vocal performance in college and went on to sing with bands here on the east coast, including the Inge Berge Band and bands on the west coast. This is her third time on stage at the Shalin Liu. She has performed here with the Cape Ann Big Band and the Cape Ann Divas in the past. She is so grateful for the support and encouragement of this community.  Amy has been singing with local singer/performer John Rockwell and is a founding member of the new buzz-worthy band the Headlands. Catch her at a local club near you!

Megan Wolf
Megan Wolf, a Gloucester native, is thrilled to return with the Cape Ann Divas to the Shalin Liu. The local singer-songwriter and recording artist first began her performance career with the community theatre group Annisquam Village Players at the young age of 5. Her passion for singing quickly grew and by the time she was 21 Megan was leading her own cover bands and playing the local venues and stages. Before long she began exploring her own songwriting and in 2015 paired up with guitarist Jon Butcher to co-write and produce her debut album, “That Girl” (EFX, 2017). Megan is also a member of the 80’s Pop/Dance band Safety, a mega-band composed of some of Cape Ann’s leading musicians and fellow Cape Ann Diva, Renee Dupuis. Megan’s powerful stage presence has led her to many noteworthy opportunities including playing alongside Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau and most recently joining Joe Cocker band members Cliff Goodwin, Deric Dyer, and Mitch Chakour as backing vocalist in the legacy project Mad Dogs Unchained. The band is preparing for an 18 date European tour of the U.K., Germany, and The Netherlands scheduled for February-March 2018.

THE MUSICIANS

Roger Brockelbank on drums  – Roger Brockelbank is a local teacher and drummer hailing from Beverly, MA.  His deft touch and remarkable ear make him a sough-after player. He currently plays with his own band Kind Soulz, Madhouse, the Lucky Boys and others.

Mark Retallack
on keys – Mark Retallack has played all over the North East and beyond. His playing is heavily rooted in jazz, but can shine in any genre. He currently plays in the North Shore wedding band Jump Street, the Lucky Boys, the Last Minutemen and more!

Bob Enick on Guitar—Boston based guitarist Bob Enik has been a regular on the city’s music scene for over 40 years. He’s played with big names and in small clubs.  He is a virtuoso with a style all his own.

Vinny Briguglio on bass—Over the years, Vinny has shared the stage with many talented Boston area musicians including Miranda Russell, Jen Kearney, Mari Martin, Dan King, The Boston Horns, Christine Baze, Groove Therapy, The Word, The Sultans of Swing, and many others.

 

North Shore Mother Visiting Partnership (NS MVP)

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The North Shore Mother Visiting Partnership is made up of Public Health Nurses from five communities, Beverly, Gloucester, Hamilton, Newburyport and Peabody, who offer a universal one-time supportive home visit to mothers/caregivers and their babies up to one year.

All visits are free and confidential and there are no eligibility requirements for a visit.

Each home visit will include a free Baby Box filled with goodies and community resources.

To schedule a visit, text or call the Public Health Nurse in your town listed below:

Beverly, Teresa Kirsch, 978-380-8203

Gloucester, Kelley Hiland, 978-559-1784

Hamilton, Christine Lee, 978-290-9618

Newburyport, Pam Palombo, 978-835-1521

Peabody, Chassea Robinson, 978-490-7091