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Pat Lowery Collins’ novel Daughter of Winter is based in mid-19th century Essex. This story of a twelve year old girl’s experience living on Hog Island during the winter brings together tales of the Essex landscape, the California gold rush and the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. This family program is fun for all ages and is free to the public.
This time of year is great for reviewing the past year and planning for the next. People will be making resolutions to improve something about themselves whether it be in mind, body or spirit, and Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is offering an opportunity that will cover all three! Now through January 31, 2012, anybody is welcome to download their 'Holiday Pass', that includes two private lessons, two weeks of group classes and a free 'gi' (a karate training uniform).
Kids are invited to tthe Cape Ann Museum for two-hour "hands-on" class, where students will use a variety of artistic media to explore a central theme. During this open studio, kids will focus on the art of sculpture. This program is free and open to the public.
Do your children know about UPCYCLING? UpCycling is the process of converting excess materials into new, limited edition products of higher quality and environmental value. The term UpCycle is generally a reinvestment in the environment. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of taking something that is thrown away and repurposing it into something of greater utilization and intrinsic worth in its second life, which is what LOOPTWORKS is all about.
Don't miss a special exhibit beginning with a lecture in honor of National Recycling Day. The art show will feature the work of Nina Cassel Samoiloff (read more about her HERE on Good Morning Gloucester) and the pieces she creates using elements she finds washed up on the beaches of Rockport. Her work will be on display in the NOAA Fisheries lobby weekdays from 8:00am – 4:30pm from November 15th until December 15th.
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to come celebrate “Know Your Place: Ravenswood” month during November in Gloucester. Come check out our new Learning and Discovery Center or hike our newest addition to our trail map - the Children's Rocky Woodland! There are plenty of family oriented events, a new Quest treasure hunt, and our trails are always open for you to come and explore on your own.
Story Walk is a self-guided walk featuring children's books that allow you and your child to walk the trail and use all your senses to connect to the outdoors while enjoying the magic of reading together. Foster your child's literacy skills while connecting with nature and each other! Story Walk featured at Ravenswood's Children's Trail will focus on Spring and will be set up on the trail from Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, May 1.
Sawyer Free Library invites you to a reading from Inland by the author Lisa Capone. Dale Brown of the Whale Center of New England will be there as part of the presentation. Discuss this true story of a North Atlantic Humpback whale's autumn spent close to shore in Salem Sound, the people that interacted with her and her journey south that ended in her death off of the Virginia coast. Inland's skeleton is now on display at the Whale Center of New England, and has been used as a teaching aid in whale anatomy for thousands of visitors!
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