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.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931
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.
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!
The Gloucester Lyceum & Children's Services of the Sawyer Free Library presents Believing in Families - Our Community Supports Autism. A panel discussion with Autism Eats, Northeast ARC and Recreation Education Center of Peabody. Presentations from area organization that support families with autistic children.
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.
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.
Family Pop-up Poetry. All ages will be inspired by Ravenswood Park! We'll have tools and tips to guide you to write your own poem which you may leave for others to enjoy or take home.
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!
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.