Magnolia 525 – Fundraiser for CAAA

Join Cape Ann Animal Aid at Magnolia 525 Tavern on Wednesday, July 25th between 5pm and 9pm (dine in or take out). Enjoy a delicious meal for a great cause! The restaurant will be donating 10% of all food sales to Cape Ann Animal Aid, helping dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to thrive and find loving homes. Don’t forget to bring some extra $$ for the 50/50 Raffle!

For more info or to make a reservation, call 978-525-3230. Invite your friends! Share the event! Let’s pack the house in honor of the animals! ♥ Thank you!



Alzheimer’s First Responder Training

First Responder Training
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 8am-11am
SeniorCare Inc.
49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930

Understand, Approach & Respond:
Effective Interventions with Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias. The training will provide 3 approved credits by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for EMS personnel.

This no-cost training is designed to provide evidence-informed education to First Responders on understanding the impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. This program has been developed specifically for First Responders. Strategies acquired from this training will provide an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and practical strategies to optimize the effectiveness of responding during on-scene interactions with persons living with dementia and their families. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of available dementia-related resources.

Program provided at no cost

Ronda Randazzo, MSW, LICSW, CDP
Manager, Community Education and Training
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH

MA OEMS Approved:
Basic-3, Advanced-3, Paramedic-3

To register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

CAFM is in full swing!

CAFM logoBerries, greens, tomatoes, corn, and all the summer favorites are in! Come enjoy Stage Fort Park and pick up all the ingredients for a great summer dinner!

Thursdays 3:00-6:30

Stage Fort Park

**Free parking during the market**

Learn more about the market and check out our vendors at 


Program Note: Friday 7/13 Meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club


Friday night at 8:00pm, July 13, the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club is pleased to host Astronomy Magazine columnist and President of the Amateur Astronomy Makers of Boston, Glenn Chaple, with a presentation titled “Double Stars For Backyard Telescopes — Double Stars are TWICE the Fun!”

In the 19th century and early decades of the 20th, when refractors were the telescopes of choice, double stars were the favorite fare of amateur astronomers. With the discovery in the 1920s that the so-called “spiral nebulae” were actually distant galaxies and the emergence in popularity of the reflecting telescope, double stars took a back seat to deep-sky objects.

Light pollution has made it harder and harder to observe deep-sky objects, but double stars remain relatively unaffected by streetlights or the Moon. As a result, double stars are regaining popularity among backyard astronomers.

In a colorful and informative presentation, Glenn will explain the nature of double and multiple stars, discuss the history of double star astronomy, and offer hints on observing double stars with unaided eye, binoculars, or telescope. He’ll conclude with a look at a Top Ten double star list, the Double Star Marathon, and resources for the double star enthusiast; you’ll come away well-prepared for some double-star observing.

We’ll hope to see you on Friday July 13, from 8:00 to 9:30, for an evening of great snacks, great conversation, and a terrific presentation by a GAAC favorite.

GAAC meets on the second Friday of every month except August, at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. There are no dues or fees, and the public is warmly invited. No special knowledge or equipment is needed to have a great time. For more info on the club and its activities, see the website, Facebook page, or follow the club on Twitter, @GAACster.