Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Gloucester Pride Stride

The annual Gloucester Pride Stride raises money for Cape Ann non-profits!

The Gloucester Pride Stride is an annual fundraiser walk that helps the non-profits organizations around Cape Ann. Walkers collect sponsorships for their favorite organization, then walk the 5 mile route through downtown Gloucester starting and ending at Stage Fort Park. Come join the fun, have a healthy walk and help your community!

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 beginning at Noon
Location: 
Stage Fort Park

Frozen Crystals at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn all about crystals at Maritime Gloucester.

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in grades 2-5 to a vacation week session about Wind Turbines and Sail Power - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! Do you want to build a snowflake?  With salt and ice, we'll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes!

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2014

 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.

The Open Door will hold its annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Share in a simple meal of soup, bread and a cookie and take the dinner bowl home as a reminder of someone in need of a meal. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.

When: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 4 - 8pm.
Location: 
Cruiseport Gloucester

Bubble Fun at Maritime Gloucester

Kids preK-1st grade will learn about how bubbles are used at Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about bubbles - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. Is it possible to make a square bubble?  What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in? 

When: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 10:30am - Noon
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

April Vacation Week at Maritime Gloucester

Kids pre-k through grade 5 will love the engaging, interactive and fun April Vac

Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2014. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5.  These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project.  Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!

Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Hermit's Tales on the Trails

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did, using these clues to determine the animal's behavior. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends or check it out from the Sawyer Free Library.

When: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Cape Ann Conservation Crewhands

Give back to the community through this volunteer opportnity at Ravenswood Park

Get out and give back April 26th, with service learning opportunities for high school students to assist our trail steward, management, and education programs. Through our service-learning opportunities,  teens will build real-world skills as they help with our trail steward, management, and education programs.

Spring is the time to get our special places ready for more visitors. Earn community service by helping us at Coolidge Point, Misery Island, and Ravenswood Park.

When: 
April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. -12 noon

Annisquam Arts - Summer Studio for Kids 2014

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 20th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

Maidentrip Encore

Experience the lone voyage of a teenage girl as she circumnavigates the globe

Maritime Gloucester hosts a special film screening at the Cape Ann Community Cinema featuring Maidentrip, a film about a young girl who sails around the world alone. This award-winning documentary is about the life and adventures of 14 year-old Laura Dekker, as she heads out to sea alone to circumnavigate the globe - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream.

When: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 6:30pm

Touch a Truck and Chowderfest Gloucester

Kids (and adults) can get up close and personal with all kinds of trucks

Is your toddler a Tonka fan? Your fourth grader fond of fire trucks? Bring them to Gloucester’s Touch a Truck event to benefit the Fishtown Horribles Parade and watch their faces light up as they clamber into their toys come to life! New in 2014, the Touch a Truck event will also play host to a chowderfest! Come samplke some local interpretations of this New England classic and vote to see who has the best chowder around! All proceeds will go to fund the Fishtown Horribles Parade in July!

When: 
Saturday, May10, 2014 9am-2pm
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