Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

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.

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.

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

Kids Minecraft Club at SFL

Kids Minecraft Club at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester MA

Play Minecraft with other children grades 1-6 and the guidance of a teen volunteer and children's librarian. Learn new tricks from each other and explore and build in a world together. This group is for children in grades 1 and up. Please register for just one session per month. If registration is full, please sign up on the wait list and we will schedule you soon!

Second Mondays Monthly 3:30-4:45pm

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. 

Friday April 22, 2016 1-3pm

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.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1-3PM

Kick Off April Vacation Week with a Free Afternoon of Excitement!

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, recipient of a Kirkus Star, is due to hit local bookshelves on April 12, 2016. An action-packed party on the Main Floor of the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, MA is planned for Saturday, April 16, 2016 (12:30-4:30 pm).

Kick off April vacation week with a free afternoon of excitement!

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 12:30-4:30 pm

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band

Rockport Musicv and the Hive in Gloucester host a free bluegrass live performance featuring Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band

Rockport Music and The Hive host a FREE performance in Gloucester! Mile Twelve is a fresh and innovative new voice in contemporary bluegrass music.  Based in Boston, MA they are fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in New England bluegrass and folk circles.  Combining a love for traditional bluegrass with songwriting skills honed at renowned music schools, they present a refined and powerful musical directive.  

Friday, April 15, 2016 7 PM


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