Falconry is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey. It is also the demanding art of training a predatory bird that is by nature wary of people to hunt cooperatively with a human partner. While the sport has a 4,000 - year history, its glory days were indisputably the medieval period. While this presentation centers around live birds used in falconry, it is not a flight demonstration but a history-rich look at an ancient sport. Focusing on the medieval period, it explains the characteristics of the birds of prey used, how the sport reflected the lifestyle of the time, and the historical reasons behind falconry's rise and fall.
Stage Fort Park is one of the most visited spaces in Gloucester, and for good reason. It's beautiful and it provides fields, playground and tables for everyone to enjoy. To protect this incredible resource, we need to do our part. This Hands Across the Sand event and cleanup will bring people together to oppose new offshore drilling and other fossil fuel development and promote a clean energy future! We will gather just before noon for a non-hand holding lineup photo along the shore in solidarity with people around the globe on this day, calling for an end to offshore drilling! We look forward to seeing you out there.
Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber's Health & Wellness Committee for the 1st Annual WellFest! A Greater Cape Ann Community Wellness Fair. This event will showcase the Cape Ann region's broad range of health and wellness services. From yoga and massage to general health screenings and resources, this event will provide something for people of all ages!
The Saint Peter's Fiesta 5k Road Race hosted by the Cape Ann YMCA is a healthy opportunity for families to be directly involved with this traditional community celebration in Gloucester! Kids are encouraged to enter, and all funds raised by the race go to the Cape Ann YMCA Summer Camps program. The race starts at beautiful Stage Fort Park and ends in the heart of the Fiesta celebration in Saint Peter's Square.
Talewise presents Aliens: Escape from Earth at Sawyer Free Library! Science Saturday fun! Join Sawyer Free Library for an interactive, one of a kind adventure with science experiments that are "out of this world!" TALEWISE presents Aliens: Escape from Earth! Lots of science fun with audience participation! Perfect for kids in pre-K through 5th grade. No registration needed, but space is limited.
The Gloucester Juneteenth Festival is presented at the Cape Ann Museum Green by the North Shore Juneteenth Association and CAM’s Community Engagement Committee Member, Toni Waldron, who hosted the first Gloucester Juneteenth Celebration in 2021.
Learn about the Juneteenth Holiday and its connection to Cape Ann history while celebrating Black history through music, dance and food. Visit the special exhibition of Doris Prouty’s quilts on display at the Janet & William Ellery James Center and tour the historic White-Ellery House.
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