Maritime Gloucester Spring Lecture Series continues with Molly Lutcavage THIS Thursday

ANOTHER amazing woman will share her tale May 2nd at 7pm

Thrilled to have our upstairs neighbor Molly Lutcavage as our featured speaker at the latest edition of our Spring lecture series.

Come hear Molly tell “What a trip! Life history of Atlantic bluefin tuna: energy, reproduction and migration”

Molly is the Director of Large Pelagics Research Center, which is working closely with fishermen and, using state-of-the-art technologies, conducting biological and ecological research on pelagic species including tunas, sharks, billfish, and sea turtles.

This Thursday May 2nd at 7pm, 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester This talk is suitable for all but spaces are limited. Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-gloucester-spring-lec…

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2019

Come be part of this community tradition! The Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner is right around the corner next week on Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Extra parking is available at Good Harbor Beach with free trolley service provided by CATA to and from the event site. Tickets are $20 ($15 for children under 10) and available at the door. Cash, check or charge.

As always, the meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

More than 1,000 bowls have been created for the event by community members young and old.  Silent Auction bowls include donated talent from local artists and professional potters. Soup has been comes from generous restaurants and caterers.

NEW THIS YEAR! Silent Auction bowls can be previewed and bids may be place in advance of the event at biddingowl.com/theopendoor

Last year The Open Door improved the health and lives of 7,986 individuals with 1.9M pounds of fresh produce, meals and groceries. All money raised supports The Open Door Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

For more information call, 978-283-6776, or visit www.foodpantry.org.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy: Spaces are filling up – APPLY TODAY!

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy provides hands-on training to high school graduates, giving them the skills needed to become entry-level lab technicians, in turn helping them get their career started in the booming field of biotech.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Spaces are filling up for the upcoming Class of 2020, but there are a few remaining – APPLY TODAY! Visit gmgi.org/apply to learn more and download the application.

Please reach out to Liz Brannon, Lead Teacher at elizabeth.brannon@gmgi.org with any questions.

To learn more, click here to watch a short video on The Academy, produced by our friends at The Bridge Cape Ann:

Maritime Gloucester Lecture Series THIS Thursday at 7pm

The lecture series continues with Viking Gustafson entitled “Hauling the Commercial Fleet: A harborside chat with Gloucester Marine Railway

Since 1859 the Rocky Neck Marine Railways, now known as the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp., has maintained and repaired thousands of fishing, commercial and pleasure boats from the wooden schooners of the last century to the present day steel and fiberglass vessels. With an impressive list of services and many hauling options, this essential yard has been operated for the past 21 years by Viking Gustafson. Join us as Viking gives us a look inside the workings of a centuries-old marine railway in America’s oldest port and tells some stories of projects past and future. If we are lucky, we might even hear about the time she hauled 25,000 honeybees!

Viking Gustafson was born in Jamestown, New York. She has her BA from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been working on the water since 1978 and been on various passenger vessel service roles. She received her USCG license in 1980. She previously worked at Thompson Island Outward Bound as their Operations Director but has been General Manager of Gloucester Marine Railways since 1998.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00pm at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester MA FREE for MG members & $10 for community
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-gloucester-spring-lecture-series-leading-ladies-viking-gustafson-registration-59971782215

About this Event
The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.



FOR OUR FATHERS, an evening of song and art with Ute Gfrerer and Lisa Rosowsky on Sunday April 28th in the Gloucester Meetinghouse

UteGfrerer_hi-resInternationally acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer and renowned Boston artist Lisa Rosowsky, present a deeply moving evening of song and art, based on the legacy of silence of their two fathers during World War II, one an Austrian member of the Nazi Youth Party, and one a French Jew. In a unique collaboration, the two artists present a Holocaust-themed program of music and mixed media artworks, based on memories of their fathers.

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Singer Ute Gfrerer, accompanied on the piano by William Merrill, and artist Lisa Rosowsky present a program based on a chance meeting in 2017, when they learned that they both suffered a legacy of silence and grief from their fathers’ very different experiences in World War II. Gfrerer’s father was a member of the Nazi Youth Party and a soldier, while Rosowsky’s father went into hiding in France after his parents were arrested and sent to Auschwitz. The two daughters have transferred their grief, anger and love for their fathers into an unforgettable evening of art and music.

The program includes Holocaust-based songs with music by Kurt Weill and Norbert Glanzberg among others. The songs are matched with artworks that explore family history and memory. Our own hearts and memories will be stirred by this astonishing combination of music and art.

This event is co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim with support from the Paulson Foundation. It is also supported by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation sponsors and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the ongoing preservation of the Meetinghouse as well as to support Temple Ahavat Achim’s Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign for the Sylvia Cohen Religious School and Family Learning.

The event date is Sunday, April 28th 2019 at 7:30pm in the historic Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets.  Event parking is allowed on the green and is available at other parking lots nearby in the Historic District.   For those with physical challenges an elevator up to the Sanctuary level is available from the accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.

TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR – cash, check or credit card

Preferred                     $45

General                        $30

Students                      $10 with ID

12 & Under                 Free

(no one turned away for lack of funds, ask at the door)

Advance ticket purchases and more information at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org