Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Father's Day Special--Live Snake Show!

Albino Milk Snake being held by a child at Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Grab Dad and come to a Live Animal Presentation of Snakes of Ravenswood, Massachusetts, and the World! As the sun warms the ground, you may come across a snake that slithers away before you have a chance to see it.  This is your chance to get up close to see and appreciate these creatures living in our yards and woodlands.  Rick Roth, local snake expert, and founder and Executive Director of Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will share some of his favorite snakes and discuss their lives, habits, and care.  Free for Dads today. Call or email to register.

When: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 2-3pm
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Picture Book Writing Workshop for All Ages

Picture Book Writing Workshop for All Ages

Need Help With Your Picture Book Writing for Cape Ann Reads?

Amanda Cook of the Writer's Center is offering a free series of writer's Workshops for all ages on Wednesdays in the Sawyer Free Public Library (Gloucester) These classes are open to all writers interested in working on a Picture Book entry for the Cape Ann Reads (Manchester, Essex, Gloucester, Rockport) project. Classes will be May-October, Third Wednesday of every month, 1-2 PM, Sawyer Free Library.

When: 
May-October, Third Wednesday of every month, 1-2 PM

Summer Special at Gloucester Karate Academy

Gloucester Karate Academy is offering a Summer special for new students looking to try the martial arts.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is running a great Summer special for adults and children that is safe, educational and fun! For just $99, you can join the academy classes for the months of July and August, have two introductory private lessons and recieve an official karate uniform. A full schedule of classes is designed to cater to busy family schedules, and provides flexibility in achieving your next goal.

Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

The annual Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival continues to grow with another extensive downtown event planned this Saturday, May 14. Art and performances from children in preschool through high school will be displayed at organizations and in downtown Gloucester. This year West Parish and Plum Cove Elementary art teachers Paula Morgan and Lisa Groleau will invite the public to join in the fun and participate in colorful cut paper collage-making in the style of French artist Henri Matisse.

When: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm

YMCA's Backshore 5 Mile

Run the YMCA's Back Shore 5 Mile

It’s baaaack… the 30th Annual Backshore 5 Mile Road Race. Run Gloucester’s beautiful backshore. Spectacular views of Cape Ann’s Twin Lights, Thatcher Island and the Atlantic Ocean! Don’t miss this North Shore’s runners’ favorite. Post-race party at Mile Marker 1’s Waterfront Pavilion: bbq buffet, live music, awards and more! The Backshore Road Race is part of the YMCA North Shore Road Race Series Seacoast Challenge & the Tinman Challenge.

When: 
Friday, May 12, 2016 6:30pm

SFL: Interactive Composition Workshop For Children

SFL: Interactive Composition Workshop For Children

What does composing music mean?  Through guided, interactive exercises, we will explore how ideas and emotions can be translated into sound, and how these elements can be combined and crafted into a short composition.
Join us! Ages 6-12 welcome.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Counci, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

When: 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AND 11:00

Make Your Own Stamp-Quest Fest!

Kids and families will learn all about questing on an exploration in Ravenswood!

At this Family Quest Fest you'll learn all about Questing--clue-based treasure hunts discovering stories about this very special place--while on an expetition to find a treasure box!  You'll make your own stamp, grab a passport, and participate in the fastest growing family recreational activity this side of the Atlantic. 

When: 
Friday April 22, 2016 1-3pm
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Fairy Shrimp, Salamanders, and Frogs--Alive!

Ramona Latham - Directory of the Discovery Center at Ravenswood park in Gloucester, holds a yellow spotted salamander for closer inspection.

Venture to vernal pools where survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs are crucial.  We will explore pools, learn how to protect them, and meet these creatures that depend on these pools.  This program is instructive to participants, so you can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools in your neighborhood...or back yard.  This is a family-friendly opportunity, so exploration is an important--and fun!--element in the program.  Directions to pre-registrants.

When: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 1-3PM
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