18th Empty Bowl Dinner May 3!

The meal is simple– soup, bread and a cookie. Choose a beautiful bowl made with care by a local artist, and take it home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere in our community someone’s bowl is empty.

The Open Door’s 18th annual Empty Bowl Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 3, 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.

“The Open Door provides household stabilization with good food,” said Julie LaFontaine, executive director. “The Empty Bowl Dinner helps raise awareness of hunger in our community and supports our Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs with locations in Gloucester, Rockport and Ipswich.”

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. TheOpenDoor.EmptyBowls.Collag.2018

“The event is an example of a community coming together,” said LaFontaine. “Each one contributes to make a successful evening, and the bowl goes home as a reminder that somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.”

Last year The Open Door improved the health and lives of 7,747 individuals with 1,837,094 pounds of fresh produce, meals and groceries.

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

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Soulful Collage Art Workshop at Art Haven This Friday

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A Creative Workshop

Friday April 27
7:00-9:00 p.m.
$20.00
Bring your own wine or beer

Spend a relaxed evening with friends and
artists creating collage and art that expresses our inner heart.

Simple Directions  •  Beautiful Papers  •  Instruction Provided

REGISTER at www.arthaven.org


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Gloucester Drug Take Back Event

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DEA NATIONAL TAKE BACK DAY: 

April 28th, 10:00am-1:00pm, Rose Baker Senior Center

HEALTHY GLOUCESTER COLLABORATIVE (HGC), GLOUCESTER HEALTH DEPT AND GLOUCESTER POLICE DEPT TO HOLD DRUG DISPOSAL EVENT

Gloucester, MAThe DEA recently announced that the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,  Saturday, April 28th. As with the previous Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

HGC once again has coordinated the local Gloucester Drug Take Back at the Rose Baker Senior Center from 10:00am – 1:00pm.  Help us get more prescription drugs off the streets and disposed of properly.

This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said, “Our last drug take-back event in September was a big success, it resulted in the proper disposal of more than 200lbs of expired or unused medications.  With the help of everyone in the community, the goal is to increase that number.  Each person can make a difference that together makes for a healthier community. This is a simple way for us all to come together and take action to prevent substance misuse.”

HGC has long been providing innovative ways to tackle the substance misuse problem.  Most recently HGC and regional partners sponsored a certified medical provider training conducted by Boston University to support safe prescribing practices for pain; expanded training for law enforcement officers to increase awareness of substance misuse and diversion to treatment practices; and currently increasing recovery coach capacity through upcoming certified training and regional forum.

The April 28th event would not be possible without the support of HGC’s many community partners including the Mayor, City Council, Gloucester Police Department, Conley’s Drug Store, Addison Gilbert Hospital, the Council on Aging, local business leaders as well as volunteers including the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative Youth Council , TRIAD and committed community members.

Please do your part, make a difference – we look forward to seeing you April 28th, 10:00-1:00pm. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov.

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About Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and Regional Opioid Abuse Prevention Partners~ Be Healthy Beverly and DanversCares Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and Regional Partners Beverly and Danvers are dedicated to reduce alcohol and other drug problems and related consequences to youth and adults. As regional partners, we provide a network of public and private community members whose vision is to strengthen healthier communities for all.

“A Night at the Races” on Fri, May 4, 2018.

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The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, May 4, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.

A Night at the Races promises to be a fun-filled evening for adults with all the suspense and excitement of being at the racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers. During the evening there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, betters will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event. For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian.

The Gloucester Rotary Club was established in 1923, and has more than 60 members who are leaders in the community. Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self” is the basis of all their good work. With funds raised through events, the club has been a significant supporter of local community organizations and causes.

For additional information:
David Slade at the The Cricket Press Inc.

Seaside Garden Club Annual Plant Auction

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.
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Cape Ann Chamber Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Join us for our 29th Annual Cape Ann Chamber Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Bass Rocks Golf Club. This is our biggest fundraiser for our four annual scholarships that are given out to Cape Ann high school students.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Chamber Golf Tournament

Fee includes cart, greens fee, clubhouse facilities, fun snacks throughout the course, ticket to the awards dinner and a special giveaway.

Treat your special clients, employees, family members, friends- heck, treat yourself- to a great day of golfing on Cape Ann’s premier Golf Course by the Sea!
A great way to Network in a fun and relaxing way! REGISTER HERE.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Contact Kerry at Kerry@capeannchamber.com