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.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931
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.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is running a great Summer special for adults and children! For just $99, you can join the academy classes for 2 months of group classes starting in June or July. This special offer includes two introductory private lessons and a karate uniform. A full schedule of classes is designed to cater to busy families.
For the last 10 years the Gloucester Public School District and Gloucester Education Foundation have organized this amazing community event which highlights the artistic gifts of the students in our city. This celebration features art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District. Paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking, theater pieces and musical performances will be on display throughout the downtown area — in City Hall, Sawyer Free Library, the Cape Ann Museum, and the Sculpture Park. Come and enjoy the talents of our students!
It’s baaaack… the 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.
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.