Monday, 27 May 2019

Gloucester Goings On | Community | – Gloucester Daily Times

Listings may be sent to: Goings On, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or emailed to Joann Mackenzie at [email protected], at least two weeks prior to the event.

Special meeting

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St, Lanesville, will hold a special meeting on Sunday, Jan. 27, following Worship Services, and preceding the Annual Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to vote to approve or require further amendment to the revised St. Paul Lutheran Church Constitution. The reason for the vote is that the constitution has been revised to bring it into alignment with synod guidelines. Typed copies of the revised draft constitution are available for review at the entrance to the sanctuary. The revised Constitution has been reviewed by as well as unanimously recommended for approval by the St. Paul Church Council.

Shoveling for seniors

The Rose Baker Senior Center is seeking volunteers who will assist Gloucester seniors with snow shoveling. Opportunities for high school students who may earn some service hours; families who would like to volunteer together; or other adults to support the senior community. We will try to match volunteers and seniors based on the proximity of their homes. For information, call 978-281-9765.

Tree pickup

The Boy Scouts are once again offering their annual Christmas tree pickup service. They’ll not only save you and your car the wear and tear, but recycle your tree as mulch in local gardens. Tree pickup is on Saturday Jan. 12, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, and tree stands, and placed outside prior to Scouts’ arrival. A $5 donation supports local Boy Scout Troop 20. For tree pickup, call

978-309-9501 or email [email protected], and leave your name, address, telephone number and which day is best for pickup.

Rare books talk

Kenneth Gloss, a second-generation owner and proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. focusing on the value of old and rare books. In conjunction with the museum’s special exhibition, “The Little House: Her Story,” Gloss will talk in part about rare children’s books. A frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” he will also discuss the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. A Q&A will follow. Reservations may be made at or by calling 978-283-0455 ext. 10. The talk is free for museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 for nonmembers/nonresidents. For more information, visit

Michigan Bears memories

The Phyllis A Marine Association will hold a “get together” of the families of the “Michigan Bears” who brought the gill-netting industry to Gloucester from Charlevoix, Michigan, in 1910. Descendants and family friends of the “Bears” and former crew members of their boats are invited to the Gloucester Fraternity Club, 23 Webster St., Gloucester, from 2 to 5 p.m., on Jan. 19. They want to hear your memories, stories and information for a publication they are doing to celebrate Gloucester’s 400th anniversary. For more information, call Gloria Parsons at 978-283-9292.

Pet adoptions

Cape Ann Animal Aid at 4 Paws Lane, located off Route 133, near the junction with Route 128, has dogs and cats available for adoption. Some dogs may have a reduced adoption fee and there is no adoption fee for cats 6 years or older. Photos, hours and adoption fees are posted on the shelter’s website,, or call 978-2