Seaside Garden Club’s Feb 12 Meeting

Seeing History, the floral work of women artists, slide/lecture by Martha Chiarchiaro

Explore the art of Maria Sibylla Merian, botanical artist of the 17th century, and Rachel Ruysch, international master of floral still life in the 17th and 18th centuries. These distinguished women artists created a legacy and broadened our knowledge of flora and fauna.

Martha Chiarchiaro has lectured on art history for more than 30 years. She received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and teaches a variety of art history courses at the Worcester Art Museum and other local cultural organizations. Martha has presented topics ranging from floral paintings, American landscapes, and Monet’s gardens at Giverny to many local New England garden clubs. Martha brings history to life with enthusiasm. Her survey of art history, from prehistoric to contemporary times, touches upon highlights of art history that offer students greater understanding of the social, political, and economic events of the time.

This program is supported by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Seaside Garden Club is a group of fun, active, civic-minded and hands-on gardeners. We welcome all types of gardeners from beginners to experienced… there is always something to learn and share. We invite you to become a member of our club and enjoy our monthly programs which feature interesting guest speakers and creative workshops.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June, 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. Program dates are subject to change; see our website for more information:


Winter Ball Masquerade – Tickets On Sale Now!


Join us for a memorable evening to benefit animals in need featuring silent & live auction, music, dancing, raffles, & cash bar. Masquerade-themed attire or masks encouraged, but not required.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Cocktails 6pm | Dinner 7pm
$60 per person | $600 for table of ten

DoubleTree Hilton North Shore
50 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923

Tons of great items will be up for bid or available in the raffle including:

  • Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics Tickets/Memorabilia
  • African Photo Safari at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
  • Book Club Meeting with Bestselling Author, Anita Diamant
  • 2 Tickets to see Hamilton in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend
  • Original Artwork by Local Artists
  • Overnight Stays and Experiences in Boston, Cape Ann, and Beyond
  • Dog and Cat Themed Gift Baskets
  • Items for Wine Lovers, Beer Enthusiasts, and Book Worms

…and Much, Much, More! Buy Your Tickets Today!

TODAY! Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Open House from 3p – 6p

Don’t miss Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s Open House today from 3p to 6p at 55 Blackburn Center! Students and teachers will be on hand to talk about this unique program and the exciting opportunities it can provide!  Tour the state-of-the-art teaching lab and learn more about the application process for the upcoming class.

All are welcome! Prospective students, curious parents, local educators and curious community members!

Please reach out to Education Director John Doyle at with any questions.

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Maritime Gloucester benefit at Councilors 4 Causes this Thursday


Come have some fun and support Maritime Gloucester this Thursday as Scott Memhard serves up the drinks at Cape Ann Brewing.  Live music, chances to win some fun prizes, a good opportunity to support the educational programs at Maritime Gloucester and some great food and beer from Cape Ann Brewing.  mg pennant new sm

15% of all proceeds goes to Maritime Gloucester, so bring your friends and your appetite!  The fun runs from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  Hope to see you there!

O’Maley Guidance Parent Night – Social Media

The O’Maley Innovation Middle School Guidance Counselors will host  “Social Media and the Impact on Student Success,” a Parent Night on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 in the O’Maley Library. All parents are invited and are encouraged to attend as this rapidly changing arena is affecting the social and emotional health of adolescents and impacting their academic experience. Some highlights of the presentation will include:

*Understanding the sites kids are on and how they’re using them

*Tips for parents to monitor yet respect privacy

*How to keep your child safe

*Understanding the social media laws

Refreshments will be provided and child care is available if needed (please request in advance).



A Celebration of Backyard Growers 2.0


Gloucester has been our roots, now we’re spreading our wings.

You helped Backyard Growers get here and now we want to share where we’re going next. We’ll unveil our vision for the future at a wine and cheese reception celebrating and saying thank you to our fantastic community.

Join us to learn what’s next as we tackle our mission to build a healthy, connected, environmentally sustainable community in Gloucester and beyond.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2018
Drop-in reception: 5 – 7 p.m.
Brief thank you and presentation: 6 p.m.

Where: BYG HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing here!

Winter Carnival at East Gloucester Elementary School

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Celebrate the season with a fun-filled, family-friendly day of games, crafts, delicious baked goods and more!

Saturday, January 26th
10 AM – 2 PM

This event is open to everyone and all funds raised will help support enrichment programs at the East Gloucester Elementary School.

The East Gloucester Elementary School is located at 8 Davis St. Extension in Gloucester.