Coming Up at Backyard Growers

Looking for a way to support Backyard Growers this winter? Join us on March 3rd as we partner with Treetop Yoga for a Karma class! Hope to see you then!

Yogi Veggies

Hoping for good luck in the 2018 growing season? Join us as we partner with Rose Baker Senior Center where we will be planting peas in biodegradable seedling kits during their St. Patrick’s Day party.

Rose Baker St. Patty Blurb

We are eager and excited to start planting seeds in the soil! Stop by our office on March 24th for a seed starting/seed swapping extravaganza. 11am-12 square foot training,12-3pm seed swapping, and 1pm seed starting demo. Contact for more information.

Seed Swap 2018


Life’s So Sweet with a Sugar Maple in Your Yard

The March 13 meeting of the Seaside Garden Club presents Trish Wesley Umbrell of the Natick Community Organic Farm ( with a maple sugaring demonstration.

Trish will share tips on tree identification and use in home landscape, and share the rich history and traditions of New England maple sugaring. She will give a virtual tour of her local favorite sugar shack, and provide practical tips for making your own maple syrup. Maple syrup will be for sale at the meeting.

The program is sponsored by the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Guests are welcome, free of charge.

The Seaside Garden Club meets at the Manchester Community Center, located at 40 Harbor Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Newcomers are welcome.

Gloucester Pride Stride Info Session

Attention Cape Ann nonprofits, school, and community groups! Registration is now open for the 2018 Gloucester Pride Stride! Sign up your group so your supporters can officially join your team and raise money for your cause!

You are also invited to a free info session at The Open Door on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm. Come learn how you can participate, raise funds, and engage your supporters. Plus, see tutorials on creating your team’s online fundraising page and tips and tricks from your peers! RSVP by March 1st to


Magnolia Cribbage League Spring Session

Magnolia Cribbage League starts its spring session on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30pm at J.D. Meyers Pub, 24 Lexington Ave, Magnolia. New players are welcome to join in this friendly game of cribbage. $40 covers 10 weeks of play plus a dinner and cash prizes.  If you cannot commit to a 10-week session then consider substituting for a regular player. Arrive at 6:30pm to sign up and learn more about the league. Call Andy Heinze at 508-596-3857 for more information.

Let the Youth Lead! – Open Forum for Youth Voices

FLYER 2On Thursday, March 1, “Let the Youth Lead – An Open Forum for Youth Voices” will be held for youth from across Cape Ann. The forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM and will meet in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church’s Community Room. The accessible entrance is at 10 Church Street.

 The goal is to provide a space where young people can meet and share their thoughts, feelings, questions and ideas regarding the recent wave of youth leadership and action happening across the country.

Participants will be encouraged to explore how they can effectively increase youth agency locally and beyond, in the short term and the long term.

The current conversation about gun laws and school safety is certainly one of the biggest topics right now, but the forum will not be limited to that subject.

Should interest arise in the upcoming March 24 March for Our Lives events – locally, in Boston or in DC – a breakout group will form to develop options to support participation.

The forum will be facilitated by Rose Sheehan, Gloucester Unitarian Universalist’s Education and Community Engagement Leader. Refreshments will be served.

Questions may be directed to Rose Sheehan at


ATTENTION Gloucester High School Students (and Parents):

Applications for 2018 summer jobs are now being accepted!

Apply for a GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a summer job. THERE ARE ONLY 20 OPEN SLOTS, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO REVIEWING YOUR APPLICATION ASAP!

As part of this internship you will:

  • Be matched with a local company where you will gain important workplace skills
  • Be paid minimum wage or a stipend
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

  • Open to students in 9th through 12th grades
  • Interviews will be conducted starting in March and we will let you know if you are accepted into the program
  • Employee orientation will be held in June
  • A 2.5 hour workplace skills workshop each Wednesday at GHS during the weeks of July 9th- August 17th, and an internship placement at least 10 hours per week (exact weeks/hours will depend on the employer but will mostly be over those 6 weeks)

Applications are available online through LEAP for Education’s website:

You may also pick up and fill out a hard copy application in the Guidance Office. Or apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or There is also a QR code on the internship flyer below.

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact your guidance counselor, or JoAnn Leavitt:
JoAnn Leavitt
Gloucester Program Coordinator
LEAP for Education