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October 2019

The Power of Pattern

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$30 – $45

The New England Philharmonic Chamber Players present a concert celebrating the Cape Ann Museum’s Folly Cove Designers Collection. In this concert, specific designs will be juxtaposed with music by composers from Mozart to Beethoven, Schubert to Mendelssohn, and Ravel to Bartok, all great composers of the 18th to the 20th centuries who, over that long period, used the same organizing schemes as the Folly Cove designs being viewed. Arranged by Danielle Maddon, Leader, NEP Chamber Players. $30 for CAM members;…

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PAPERWORKS: Art as Evidence

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to celebrate 41 artists selected for inclusion in the highly anticipated exhibition, PAPERWORKS: Art As Evidence. This juried exhibition at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA, runs for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 17 and continuing through Sunday, November 24, 2019. The pubic is invited to enjoy the art and conversation at the opening reception on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with light refreshements and beverages served. Street…

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Halls of Darkness: Fears & Phobias

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 26 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Hammond Castle, 80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$15

Spend a spooktacular evening at Hammond Castle Museum. Are you afraid of the dark, spiders, or clowns? Does your heart skip a beat when you're SCARED? Join Hammond Castle and face your fears within the walls! Starting the weekend of October 11th park your vehicles at the only sanctuary for the evening at Stage Fort Park (IF YOU DARE) and join your fellow victims on a bus ride to the museum of your nightmares! While you walk through the maze…

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Youth Bowling League

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

Cape Ann Lanes, 53 Gloucester Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$10

Youth League starts back up at Cape Ann Lanes Saturday, September 7 from 9:30-11 am. It runs every Saturday morning and is only $10/child each week and includes 2 strings of bowling with coaching, a slice of pizza or hotdog and a small drink. All skill levels and abilities welcome. Ages 3-17 years old. Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/196jWfW15FCQ8OfWWakQZm7KEMHqoXvgw2XGFLt6ORk0/edit

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37th Annual Essex ClamFest

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Martin St
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce for the 37th annual Essex ClamFest where there will be a Clam Chowder Tasting! This competition pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann.

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PAPERWORKS: Art as Evidence

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to celebrate 41 artists selected for inclusion in the highly anticipated exhibition, PAPERWORKS: Art As Evidence. This juried exhibition at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA, runs for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 17 and continuing through Sunday, November 24, 2019. The pubic is invited to enjoy the art and conversation at the opening reception on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with light refreshements and beverages served. Street…

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Annual Charles Olson Lecture: “Difficulties Are Once More”

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum and Gloucester Writers Center are pleased to present the annual Charles Olson lecture on Saturday October 26 at 1:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. In this lecture, Stephen Fredman considers three features of Olson’s writing--rhythm, history, and performance—as they occur in works composed during his time at Black Mountain College.  

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Michael Tougias presents “A Blizzard of 1978 Tale of Heroism at Sea”

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Free

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library will be hosting NY Times bestselling author Michael Tougias on Saturday afternoon, October 26, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. He will present the compelling true story of Gloucester heroes "A Blizzard of 1978 Tale of Heroism at Sea," a narrated gripping slide presentation of the dramatic rescue during the Blizzard of 1978. During the height of the blizzard, the pilot boat Can Do, with five men onboard, set out from Gloucester, MA, to…

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O’Carolan Etcetera With Special Guest Kathleen Adams

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$15 – $20

This North Shore trio brings to life the musical legacy of Turlough O’Carolan (1670–1738), the blind itinerant harpist whose compositions are the most enduring in the Celtic tradition. Enjoy this performance on October 26th 7:30pm  at the Annisquam Village Church. Watch as they combine his works with English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known, Irish and Scottish airs, jigs and reels from Old New England that set toes a-tapping, and—not to be missed—French melodies on the medieval hurdy…

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Silent Movie Classics: Two Faces of Frankenstein

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, 10 Church Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $20

Celebrating the season of dark and windy nights, hobgoblins, and scary creatures, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents two landmark silent movies featuring the Frankenstein monster and accompanied by world-renowned sonic artist and organist Peter Krasinski. The first movie is a short 1910 Thomas Edison photo-play, the first motion picture version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. This silent movie features sophisticated special effects for its time. Unsuspecting audiences were dazzled when it was released. Now nearly 110 years old, this rarely-seen…

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