Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

In just two weeks the Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast will be here. This will be the 29th annual Breakfast and traditional start of the Fourth of July holiday. Save the date for Saturday, June 30, rain or shine, 7:30am-11am at Tuck’s Point. The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club needs volunteers to host this event. We have many returning workers, most notably Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Brad Hill who return every year to flip pancakes. We welcome all volunteers, new faces and regulars. Please email to help us plan. Students in need of community service hours are welcome.

Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday mornings, 9am-noon, June 16 and 23, or stop in at the Parks & Rec Department or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the event. Children 8 and under are free. Free parking at Tuck’s Point for this event.

This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. You can also call Dot at 526-8040 and leave a message.

Manchester-Essex Rotary 2017 RWB Breakfast
Chris Shea and Bob Wicks serve up pancakes last summer at Tuck’s Point.


CAFM logoJoin us for our first outdoor market of the season Thursday June 7 at beautiful Stage Fort Park!


**Free parking during the market**

Same time, same place, old favorites, and new additions!

Come catch up with your market friends, visit your favorite vendors, and check out the new farmers, bakers, and artists joining us this season!

**This market accepts SNAP EBT, HIP, Senior Farmers Market Coupons, and WIC!**

Want to know what we’ll have at the market? Check out our weekly update!

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Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser


Join Cape Ann Animal Aid at the Magnolia Library & Community Center on Saturday, June 16th between 9am and 2pm for a giant indoor yard sale.

Donations of items for the yard sale are welcome and will be accepted at the Magnolia Library & Community Center on Wednesday, June 13th or Thursday, June 14th from 2pm to 7pm. Come out to get some deals and do some good, helping raise money for homeless animals in need.

Enter Art Haven’s Contest to Win a Free Week of Summer Classes!

Raffle_01_OPEnter for a chance to win a prize worth $160 when you subscribe to our mailing list.

New subscribers will be automatically entered in our raffle, which runs from NOW until July 1. The winner will be notified  by email.

All summer classes are eligible. Choose a week for kids grades 1-5, our week long Middle School programs or $160 towards Art Life 101–our NEW pre-college program for High School Students.

Don’t miss out on a week of fun in the studio this summer!


Friday June 8 is “Welcome to Amateur Astronomy” night at GAAC!


Friday night, June 8, is the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club’s “Welcome to Amateur Astronomy” night!

This annual event is always a GAAC favorite. We’ll be featuring a group of quick, 10-15 minute presentations on topics of interest to anyone interested in pursuing astronomy, as well as a roomful of different binoculars and telescopes to inspect and ask questions about, and all the great conversation and goodies you’ve come to expect at GAAC meetings.

You’ll be able to find out more about what you need to get started, how to do astrophotography, places to shop and how much to spend, what you’ll be able to see, the advantages of different telescope optical designs and brands, and much much more.

If the weather cooperates we can step outside after the meeting and look around a bit with some of the scopes. Jupiter’s up!

You’re invited — see you there!

GAAC members meet at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in the Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester MA, from 8:00 – 9:30pm on the second Friday of every month, for presentations, discussions and activities related to observational astronomy. There is no cost.

You can learn more about the club on the website, on Facebook, or Twitter, @GAACster.

Come see us! No special knowledge or equipment is needed to have a great time. See the Contact page on our website for directions.


Open Painting & Drawing Sessions Selected Wednesday’s • noon-3pm • July – August – September Fee $5 Suggested


Open Painting & Drawing Sessions Selected Wednesday’s • noon-3pm • July – August – September Fee $5 Suggested Donation Over the decades, art enthusiasts have looked to North Shore Arts Association for their introduction to and ongoing involvement in the arts. As part of NSAA’s commitment to fostering the fine arts and its dedication to community outreach, NSAA is offering these open sessions. A call to artists – beginners, intermediate, all levels are welcome to stop by and work on their own personal projects. This is a great way to meet other artists, socialize, exchange ideas and broaden your knowledge. Meet new friends and immerse yourself in the Cape Ann arts community! The goal is to develop increased knowledge and skill that comes from sharing and critiquing each other’s work. We welcome participants suggestions to help this program evolve. How it works – These sessions are informal gatherings and offer no formal instruction. The studio/gallery is open to anyone, from professional artists to amateurs. The grounds of the NSAA are also an option! Participants provide all of their own materials: easels, paints, canvas, paper towels, drop-cloths, etc. Artists asked to pay $5 each. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. We reserve the right to cancel a session if no one has signed up in advance. If you’re planning to attend, we recommend making a reservation.