Next in the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library‘s educational series Of Sound Mind: A Series on Dementia will be Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s with Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter on Saturday, April 9 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
The program explores common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias that cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. The Alzheimer’s Association® developed the new 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education program to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others.
The free one-hour program:
Explores typical age-related changes.
Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Offers tips on how to approach someone about memory concerns.
Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
The presentation will take place at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. The event is free and open to all to attend.
Seaside Garden Club Welcomes the Public to Our April 12 Program: “Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing”
The public is cordially invited to hear lecturer Laura Bibler (https://ldbibler.com/) on the topic of garden practices of the past. Find inspiration for your own garden from horticultural wisdom handed down from our grandmothers’ time. This presentation brings to life the design approach and sage advice of prominent garden writers of the early 20th Century. Their pearls of wisdom continue to inform us on color blending, cultural considerations and plant placement. Truly, our grandmothers knew what they were doing!
Ms. Bibler is a Harvard graduate of Landscape Design. Her horticultural experience includes chairperson of Civic Development and Preservation of Historic Land and Garden Grants, Historic Preservation Committee for Garden Club Federation of MA; Chairperson for the French Garden Rehabilitation and Perennial Garden Restoration at Stevens-Coolidge Place; member of the Chairman’s Council for the Crane Estate Landscape Committee.
This program is sponsored, in part, 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 program will take place at the Manchester Community Center, doors open at 7pm, program starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Seaside Garden Club’s annual plant auction will return on May 10, at the Manchester Community Center. There will be a selection of perennials, annuals, garden tools and art, and some surprises. This fundraiser supports the programs offered by the club throughout the year. We welcome new members of all types of gardeners from beginners to experienced… there is always something to learn and share.
At 1:00 pm,Patrick Doud will give a presentation at the Cape Ann Museum at its Downtown Campus, located at 27 Pleasant Street, in conjunction with Cape Ann Modern on the paintings of Thorpe Feidt.
Created over more than half a century to date, Thorpe Feidt’s vast, unified body of work is discussed by poet and novelist Patrick Doud. Drawing on multivalent influences including poetry, jazz, fiction and alchemical intuition/lore, Feidt’s praxis results in numinously powerful paintings in which oppositional forces birth new energies.
Then at 2:30 pm, head to Sawyer Free Library, located at 2 Dale Avenue, for an afternoon of readings by local poets Nadine Boughton, the author of the recently self-published book “In the Lap of the Night,” Jay Featherstone, the author of “Glass,” and Jim Dunn to celebrate the start of National Poetry Month.
Join us for a fun open house at Backyard Growers HQ at 103R Maplewood Ave to wish founder and executive director Lara Lepionka well on her next adventure! We’ll have tasty treats, great garden stories and nostalgia, and the chance to thank Lara together for the incredible impact she has had on our community.
Join the Sawyer Free Library Children’s Services on this Saturday morning, March 26 from 11 a.m. to noon for some soapy fun! Kulina Folk Art Creative will be helping kids, with adult participation, make their own duckie soapy creation using glycerin-based soap adding colors, glitter and scents.
The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure.
Registration is required. Space is limited. The event is for children ages 5 and up (with one caregiver per child). Each child under the age of 10 must have a caregiver present to help them with the project. No exceptions will be made.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, theSawyer Free Library, this Saturday, March 26 from 2:00 – 4:00p.m. is pleased to present “Forgotten Women.” Local historians Lise Breen and Wayne Soini will discuss the lives of three courageous women who history needs to be shared. Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as two women enslaved on Cape Ann, Kate Negro and Violet. Join us and learn about these “Forgotten Women” who helped to shape our nation.
This event has been organized and sponsored by the Library’s Gloucester Lyceum.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Main Floor, Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester
The Sawyer Free Library is please to present author Wayne Soini for a reading and book signing of his latest novel Ed and Jothis Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-7:30pm.
Mr. Soini will discuss his novel, Ed and Jo, about Edward Hopper and Jo Nivison’s meeting on vacation in 1923 that led to their marriage and to Gloucester paintings that changed the history of American art.
The event is free and open to the public. Gloucester 400+ will be selling copies of the book with proceeds supporting the Gloucester 400+.
The event will be held on the main floor of the Library located at 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester.
The Gloucester Rotary will hold its annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11am at the Cape Ann Motor Inn on Long Beach, located at 33 Rockport Road in Gloucester. The event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate Polio in our lifetime. Dozens of Rotarians, Interact students (formerly known as Junior Rotarians), and friends of Rotary from throughout eastern Massachusetts are expected to plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann. Since 2010, thousands of individuals and businesses have supported this event, and almost one million dollars has been raised for #EndPolioNow.
The eradication of Polio has been Rotary International’s signature cause since 1988. The organization has teamed up with partners including The Global Poverty Project, The Global Eradication Initiative, The World Health Organization, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1988, more than a billion dollars have been raised among Rotary clubs worldwide and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary International took on the battle against this disease, more than 350,000 people spanning 125 countries were impacted by Polio each year. Today there are two countries left where Polio has not been eradicated—Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2021, there were only five reported cases of wild Polio virus, down from 140 in 2020. Rotary International has committed to raising fifty million dollars in 2022, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match each dollar raised with an additional $2 donation.
Anyone wishing to support the 2022 Gloucester Rotary Polar Plunge may make a donation to the #EndPolioNow campaign online at www.gloucesterrotary.org. Information about participating in the Polar Plunge can also be found on the website.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Join us at Burnham’s Field to pick up free vegetable seeds. Bring any extras you have to trade with other gardeners.
We are grateful to Ace Rockport, Corliss Brothers Garden Center & Nursery, and Johnny’s Selected Seeds for their generous donation of seeds to our community.
Author Kari Percival will be signing her book, “How to Say Hello to a Worm.” In this illustrated children’s book, say “hello” to worms, dirt, peas, and more in this gentle how-to guide for connecting with nature. The beautiful simplicity of a garden is depicted through digital woodcut illustrations and engaging nonfiction text presented as a series of sweet questions and gentle replies. Pre-order your copy for pickup at the event in our Online Shop.
We’ll also be celebrating Opening Day of Burnham’s Field Community Garden!