Next activity in two days... Saturday October 6, 2018 11am-3pm. Bridge Cape Ann's Annual Fall Fest at Cape Ann's Marina Resort, 75 Essex Ave., Gloucester. The forecasted temperature is 62 degrees which is just warm enough for our critters. So please get in touch and let me know if you can help out. Setup at 10am.
We had a great time at the STEM Discovery Night in South Hamilton last night. We had a lovely snake exhibit and a great crew of volunteers: Logan, Jaclyn, Anya, Devin and Jessica Lichtenwald, Faye Grandson, Dylan Gaetano, Colleen Anderson, Ethan Everett, Mathew, Christopher and Rachel Rex. Thanks to Lorraine Miller for inviting us.
Next show is STEM Discovery Night for Middle and High Schoolers this Wednesday October 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm. It's being held at Miles River Middle School (which is connected to the Hamilton-Wenham High School) 787 Bay Road, South Hamilton. Setup is from 5-6pm. We have some volunteers. Might need a few more especially for setup. Should be a neat event, they're expecting 500 students.
We had a nice show at the Sustainability Fair on Saturday. On the down side, the attendance was lower than years past. On the upside, we had a great display and more time to talk with each person that came by. Thanks to our volunteers: Sawyer and Shane Towne, Marion Healey, Faye Grandson, Colleen Anderson, Ernie Cutis, Ann Byers, Mat Rex, Harrison McKeen, Logan, Jaclyn and Anya Lichtenwald.
This Saturday September 29, 2018 we'll be at the Cape Ann Sustainability Fair at O'Maley School from 10am to 4pm. Set up at 9am. I suspect we will show up with the usual cast of critters. And... um, oh yes, we'll need volunteers.
More information on our activity calendar.
We had a nice time at the Crow Fest yesterday with our frogs, snakes, salamanders and turtles. Thank you to our volunteers: Ann Byers, Sawyer and Shane Towne, Faye Grandson, and Colleen Anderson. And thanks to Kate Noonan from the Common Crow for inviting us.
Are we done for this year? I don't think so...
Saturday September 22, 2018 Crow Fest at the Common Crow. It's from 10am-5pm. We'll be there with some critters and we'll need some volunteers.
Saturday September 29 Cape Ann Sustainability Fair at O'Maley School. It's from 10am-4pm. Volunteers needed.
Wednesday October 3 STEM Discovery Night at Hamilton-Wenham High School. Goes from 6:30-8:30pm. Should be a neat event, they're expecting 500 students.
Saturday October 6 Bridge Cape Ann Fall Fest at the Mile Marker. Runs from 11am-3pm. Critter display, if its not too cold. If its going to be below 60 degrees you get to stay home.
For more information on these events check out our... activity calendar.
Well, I had a sense I was forgetting something in the last E-blast, but I sent it anyway and then realized I forgot to thank the sponsors. without which we hardly would have made anything. So... Thank you: Taormina Tile, TD Bank, New England Herpetological Society, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Bertone General Contracting and Good Harbor Graphics.
Well... I know you're all waiting for the concert wrap up. It was really a great time, the action at the raffle table was brisk and lots of people went away with cool stuff. Thank you to all the people and businesses that donated all that cool stuff.
The Fools were fabulous, such a great, fun band. And they enjoyed the crowd... they said so. We brought turtles, frogs, salamanders and snakes, which were a big hit. The people at the Cape Ann Marina Resort were very good to us and made sure we had everything we needed. The other Rick Roth (he calls me the other Rick Roth) and his lovely bride Karen came all the way from Littleton and brought a few of their Creature Teacher critters. The cockatoo was dancing to the music.
All the bookkeeping hasn't been done yet... Hey, it takes a while. But Victoria has informed me we cleared about $2300. Yes, I would have liked to squeeze a few more people in there and sell out and make a few more bucks. But, it was a damn good crowd and I'm not complaining.
Our volunteers did an outstanding job, and we could never pull off the event without them: Thanks to Cora and Lila Hawks, Jon, Kate and Diane Bevins, Tracy Bowen, Marion and Jay Healey, Nick Taormina, Dylan Piscitello, Faye Grandson, Dylan Gaetano, Marisa Neves, Keith Bertone, Colleen Anderson, Lucee Williamson, Isaac Saunders, Sawyer Towne, Isabel Luz, Wendy Antrim, Anna DiPerna, Jayme Gordon and Victoria Rolf. Thanks to Cheryl Briscoe and Colleen for the superb posters!
We had a nice write up in the Gloucester Daily Times today about our Benefit Concert. Thanks to Andrea Holbrook. While online ticket sales have been good, I'm hoping we'll get lots more. And, we still need some volunteers for the night of the event. So please get in touch and let me know if you can help out at the show. And, if you can't help, get those tickets and go. It's going to be a really fun night.
We have a super selection of spiffy stuff in our spectacular raffle including a beach cruiser bicycle, whale watch tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, along with artwork by local artists. These items are definitely worth the trip!
Join us on Saturday for The Fools in concert at Mile Marker One in Gloucester. Its a benefit for Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. We're having a very cool silent auction too. We'll be there from 7-11.
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