FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pat Morris @ 978-815-2170 or Jennifer Doane @ 617-997-3772
Register Today for PMC Kids Ride
It’s time to register your kids for this year’s Cape Ann Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride! Registration fee is $10 through September 22nd ($30 walk-on) with a fundraising minimum of $30, 100% of which will support cancer treatment and research efforts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Visit www.kids.pmc.org/capeann to sign up online.
This rain or shine event will take place at Masconomo Park in Manchester on Saturday, September 29th from 9am – 12 noon and will offer five different ride routes for kids ages 2-15. Routes range from the perimeter of the park for tykes on tricycles to a 10-mile mountain trail or an 11-mile road ride.
Kids are encouraged to register for a route that best suits their riding ability. All ride routes are posted online and every child who registers will receive a T-shirt and goody bag.
Last year’s PMC Kids Ride raised over $10,800 for DFCI! As one of over 30 PMC Kids Rides throughout New England, this event is truly a family-friendly event with fun for everyone including games and music, face painting, bouncy houses, raffle and more!
Volunteers are needed both in advance and on–site day of. Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance in order to ensure proper coverage across all aspects of the event. To learn more, visit www.kids.pmc.org/capeann and click on “Register to Volunteer”.
Residents who live along ride routes are encouraged to cheer on riders with posters, pom-poms, cowbells and more! Questions regarding sponsorships and donations can be directed to the event co-chairs: Pat Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jen Doane (email@example.com).
Our new season will kick off on September 11 with “Confessions of a Seed Snatcher” presented by Marie Patrice Masse. Marie, an enthusiastic gardener and nature lover, has collected seeds for many years and more often than not can be found tending her 4500 square foot organic flower and vegetable garden at the Stow Community Garden. Her presentation will include a slideshow and lecture. It is a humorous and insightful journey of discovery into the world of seed saving from seed biology and politics, to seed quirkiness and adaptability. Attendees will learn how to save seeds from their gardens and enjoy entertaining stories of finding seeds in unusual places. Following the slideshow/lecture there will be an optional hands – on seed gathering from a large collection of flower heads, seed stalks, and pods. Beautiful photographs and entertaining story-telling promise to make this presentation a delight. Guests are welcome, $5 fee.
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. Visit our website at https://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/
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 RSVP@manchesteressexrotary.org 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.
The June 12 meeting of the Seaside Garden Club will conclude the season with a very special field trip to Powder House Hill followed by a pot luck supper back at the Manchester Community Center. Guest speaker Nadine Mazola will introduce the concept of “Forest Bathing” to the group. Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called “Shinrin Yoku,” which translates to “forest bathing.” Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the “Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs” (http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/). Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku. There is a body of scientific knowledge that supports the benefits of walking and spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine’s most important guiding principle. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with us and creating environments for Forest Therapy. We’ll experience forest bathing while walking through Powder House Reservation.
Members and guests are encouraged to meet at MCC at 5:45pm to car pool to Newport Park. The walk begins at 6pm. All participants will return to Manchester Community Center at approximately 7:30pm to enjoy a pot luck supper with both Nadine and Mike Dyer who will do a brief overview of the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust organization. Seaside Garden Club welcomes new members; the June meeting is a good time to join for next year, $30 membership.
Seaside Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale and Auction, May 8
The auction will feature donations from area nurseries, hanging baskets, garden supplies, annuals and perennials from our members’ gardens, and garden accessories. Doors open at 6:30pm at the Manchester Community Center, auction starts at 7pm. Free admission. Cash or checks, no credit cards. Light refreshments. Our annual auction supports our club’s operations, programs, scholarships, and community service. Pick up a new addition for you garden or a gift for Mothers’ Day.
April 10, 2018, 7pm at the Manchester Community Center Deborah Trickett of the Captured Garden,will present a Jaw-Dropping Container Demonstration. Two containers will be demonstrated and raffled. Deborah Trickett is the owner of the Captured Garden (http://thecapturedgarden.com/). First, she will demonstrate some unique and beautiful container gardens with a power point lecture. Next, she will create 2 container gardens as we observe her design choices and technique. Deborah designs these to be beautiful, and anything but typical. She showcases uncommon plants and creates combinations that are anything but cookie cutter. At the end of the program, we will have a chance to win her two designs. Guests are welcome, there is a $5 fee for non-members.
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. Registration for the 2018-2019 season is open; join by April 30 for only $25. After May 1 the membership dues are $30. Go to https://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/about/join/ for an application and more information.
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.