CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN

SECOND ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW COMES TO MEETINGHOUSE GREEN, CORNER OF CHURCH & MIDDLE STREETS IN GLOUCESTER ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 10:00AM TO 2:00PM

With the historic 1806 Meetinghouse in the background, this early fall show attracts a variety of fine classic cars from around the North Shore. The audience is invited to vote for their favorite classic cars in 9 categories and trophies will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.

The car show is free and open to the public with donations to the ongoing preservation of the Meetinghouse gratefully accepted. It is a delightful family-friendly event with food vendors and live Dixieland-style music performed by John’s Giddy Gang. Tours of treasures inside the Meetinghouse will be available and include performances on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.

Owners of classic cars may register on the day of the show ($10 fee) at the entrance to the Green or in advance by emailing car information to c.nazarian@gloucestermeetinghouse.org

The Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church) is located in the heart of Historic District. Please consult map for directions since there are several one-way streets. Parking is available in a number of nearby municipal lots and on the street. The rain date is Sunday, September 29th, 1:00 to 5:00PM.

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LIVE stream broadcasts of underwater discovery at Maritime Gloucester

Join us for live stream ocean explorations from NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, over 3 days at 4 different times, to experience rare and fascinating coverage of discovery on the sea floor, each broadcast will be approximately 30 minutes, with discussion to follow.

Watch these amazing discoveries right from Maritime Gloucester. You can visit our Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary exhibit and Gortons’ exhibit to learn even more about marine life and the biographical and archaeological significance of shipwrecks.

The following live broadcasts and live remotely operated vehicle streams can be experienced at Maritime Gloucester on:

Tues. Sept 17 at 2pm
Portland Memorial: Recognition Ceremony for New England’s Titanic.

Wed. Sept 18 at 12:30pm & 3pm
Deep-sea exploration:Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Thurs. Sept 19 at 7pm
Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary with a SPECIAL GUEST, Captain Heather Knowles, will be live during the broadcast to facilitate the evening and to share her many amazing experiences and discoveries. Come join in the discussion!

Captain Heather Knowles is the co-founder of Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, inc. and serves as the vice-chair on the santcuary’s Advisory Council as the Diving Representative. As a diver, Heather is a TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor and holds Open Circuit and CCR full-cave certifications. Her connection to the Sanctuary started in 2005 and she has been recognized for her work to raise awareness of the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary amongst the recreational SCUBA diving community.
Ms. Knowles’ efforts have opened the eyes of many New England SCUBA divers to the sanctuary’s interesting marine life and shipwrecks. As co–owner of Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, Inc. and captain of the R/V Gauntlet, she promotes responsible diving etiquette in the sanctuary ensuring that historic shipwrecks are not harmed by diver visitation. Her network of contacts as a highly–respected technical diving instructor and charter boat captain spreads information about the sanctuary far and wide.

Maritime Gloucester is host to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Northern Gateway and hosts a permanent exhibit at 23 Harbor Loop open to the public (see website for details http://www.maritimegloucester.org) .

These events are perfect for the diving enthusiasts, ocean lovers, sailors, budding marine biologists…anyone who likes to explore! Family Friendly & FREE

For more info, please call: 978.281.0470

CAPE ANN SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEWSLETTER

FALL

C.A.S.O Newsletter

Gloucester based program, Cape Ann Special Olympics, providing athletic opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to provide year- round sports training and athletic competition at no cost to the individuals. At the present time our program is offering soccer in the fall, basketball and bowling in the winter, aquatics and track and field in the spring, and bocce and softball in the summer. With program growth we hope to offer several other sports including golf, cycling, floor hockey, and flag football.

Fundraising

Special Olympics Massachusetts is a year round sports training and competition non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.

We will accept financial contributions, checks can be made payable to Special Olympics Massachusetts with

NEW ATHLETES

Any individuals with intellectual disabilities interested in participating are welcome to join us. There is no age limit for athletes at Special Olympics.Children may begin practicing and competing with a local program at age 6, and can begin attending state level competitions at age 8. Children between the ages of 2 and 7 can participate in the Young Athletes program, which prepares them for future participation in Special Olympics. New athletes to our program please go online and fill out the Athlete application:http://

http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/Application-for-Participation.pdf

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Cape Ann special Olympics is always looking for Volunteers! Anyone can be a volunteer, you don’t have to be skilled in the sport you just have to want to make a difference. Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches,unified Partners and more. We are currently seeking volunteers to be unified partners for soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, track in the spring, and softball in the summer: Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team. Volunteers improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, and learn acceptance and inclusion while participating in Unified Sports.

AQUATICS

AT THIS TIME OUR AQUATICS PROGRAM AT CAPE ANN YMCA (71 MIDDLE ST. GLOUCESTER, MA 01930) HAS OPENINGS FOR NEW ATHLETES.SWIMMING IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN WORLD. UNLIKE OTHER SPORTS, SWIMMING IS A LIFE SKILL THAT IS TAUGHT, FIRST, TO ENSURE SAFETY AND, SECONDLY, FOR SPORTS AND COMPETITION PURPOSES. AQUATICS COVERS A GREAT VARIETY OF SWIMMING SKILLS, FROM SHORT SPRINTS TO LONGER EVENTS AND RELAYS. CAPE ANN SPECIAL OLYMPICS WILL BE HOSTING A SKILLS EVALUATION NIGHT ON OCTOBER 3 AT 7PM ON THE POOL DECK OF THE CAPE ANN YMCA FOR ALL ATHLETES INTERESTED IN

SWIMMING

SOCCER ⚽

At GHS Saturday morning 10-11:30am September 7- November 3

With tentative qualifiers on October Sunday 10/6/19

State Cup Sunday 11/3/19

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Program Coordinator: Shawn Williamson (978)-902-6290 Williamsonshawn@yahoo.com Administration Chair: Kathy Verga (508)-265-8816

Fundraising, Finance, Volunteer, and Publicity Chairs:

NicoleTucker coliecatherine@yahoo.com

Maureen Colby mcolby4@gmail.com

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR CHAMBER’S ANNUAL $25,000 GAME

Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 3, for the Chamber’s annual $25,000 Game. The event will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, and one person will walk away the lucky winner of $10,000. As one of the most exciting and fun-filled events on Cape Ann this Fall, it will also feature a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more. A total of $25,000 in prizes!

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the Chamber office located at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester and are $100 each. A limit of 500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket admits the ticket holder and one guest to the Gloucester House festivities on October 3 and includes a light dinner. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize:  $10,000
2nd Prize:  $5,000
3rd Prizes:  $2,500
4th Prizes:  $1,000 each (6 lucky winners)
5th Prize: $500 (3 lucky winners)

Total: $25,000

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!  To reserve your ticket for the Best Odds in town, please visit the Cape Ann Chamber today or (978) 283-1601.  More information can also be found on capeannchamber.com.

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