Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30
Second Glance Thrift Store | 2 Pond Road, Gloucester
Second Glance Thrift Store presents The Book Fair at The Glance with a wide variety of reading choices. Come shop from a selection of high-quality books pulled from premium inventory and saved for this special two-day blowout event. Thousands of titles are available at this book bonanza with something for everyone.
Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. All proceeds benefit The Open Door.
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, Rowley, Hamilton, and Wenham.
To find out more about The Open Door or donate online, visit FOODPANTRY.ORG.
Michele O’Neil Demonstration and Pop-Up Show! Pop-Up Show June 24-30 Demonstration June 30 (2pm) Open free to the public. Contemporary artist Michele O’Neil resides on the coast of Cape Ann. She has been working with watercolor and oil paints for well over a decade expressing a love for the landscape of her home, the details that populate it, and the ever awe-inspiring light that exalts it. This reverence of her surroundings brings her canvas and brushes “en plein air” allowing the energy of the experience to lead her creative process. If she travels, Michele’s easel travels with her so that any opportunities of inspiration are not wasted. Michele had studied and taken workshops with artists Paul George, Alvaro Castagnet, George Van Hook, and Colley Whisson. She has won numerous awards across Cape Ann and continues to be an active part in the classical art community.
Sign up soon! Spaces are filling up fast for our Summer Art Programs with some classes already sold out.
We have week-long classes for middle school students too!
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Hosted by Manchester-Essex Rotary Club
This year will be the 30th annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast, the traditional start of the Fourth of July holiday. Save the date for Saturday, June 29, rain or shine, 7:30am-11am at Tuck’s Point, Manchester. Whether sunny or rainy, eating breakfast in the Chowder House, with views of the harbor, is an unforgettable experience. Proceeds from the breakfast support our Scholarship program. This year we welcome Black Earth Farms who will supply compostable tableware and collect the compostable materials and haul it away. In addition to red, white and blue, we will be green too.
Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday morning, 8am-noon, June 22, or stop in at the Manchester Parks & Rec Department, People’s Bank or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Children 8 and under are free. Free parking at Tuck’s Point for this event, including out-of-towners. Click here to buy tickets online.
This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. There will be free pony rides for the kids, musical entertainment, and a priceless view. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. You can call Dot for volunteering or for more information, at 526-8040 and leave a message, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music on Meetinghouse Green is a free outdoor summer music festival at 6:00PM on the Green in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Middle and Church Streets. We dedicate this fourth season in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity to the Cape Ann community.
Please join us for the 4th year of this unique outdoor concert series, hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. The 9-event summer festival features a different musical ensemble on Friday evenings starting on July 5th and benefits our North Shore non-profit partners via free-will offerings from the audience. Concerts are held inside the Meetinghouse in inclement weather. Come celebrate TGIF with great music and delicious food available from local vendors while supporting the terrific work of local non-profits!
Please visit http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org for the season schedule and more information.
The whole community is invited to enjoy this family-friendly experience under the shade trees on the green in the heart of the Historic District. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite libation to enjoy the music and delicious food available from local vendors. Your voluntary contributions support the work of 8 dedicated partner organizations that work so hard to improve the lives of our fellow citizens on Cape Ann.
The final event on September 6th benefits the ongoing preservation of the grand 1806 Meetinghouse, Gloucester’s oldest church – steeped in the history of religious freedom in Massachusetts and central to the Constitution’s guarantee of the separation of Church and State!