Thursday, June 4, 2020

A New Plan during COVID-19 restrictions

The Annisquam Sewing Circle will be at the Annisquam Farmers' Market!

Pies and cookies and cakes—oh boy!

Looking for some delicious homemade treats for the holiday weekend? Come to the special pop-up bake sale at the Annisquam Farmers Market on Friday, July 3, 9:00 – noon. The renowned bakers of the Annisquam Sewing Circle are cooking up all sorts of yummy sweets—fruit pies, brownies, cakes, and even some gluten-free temptations. While you’re at it, buy extra to freeze for later!

Mark your Calendar
Friday, July 3, 9:00 – noon
(or as long as these goodies last!)
Annisquam Farmers' Market
36 Leonard Street, Gloucester
(between the Exchange & the Village Hall)
Payment by check or credit card

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Support young musicians!

AARON WONSON - CONCERT ON JANUARY 5, 2020 AT 2:00 P.M. Please mark your calendar for January 5th, 2020 to hear Aaron Wonson at the piano at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  As some of you know, Aaron starting playing piano at the age of 13, and by the time he was 14, he was already enrolled in the New England Conservatory Preparatory School to study piano.  Aaron then moved on to Oberlin College and Conservatory to not only study piano but to also obtain and English degree. At Oberlin he is in the studio of Peter Takács who is himself a student of Leon Fleischer. Last winter Aaron was fortunate enough to perform Stravinsky’s Les Noces alongside Oberlin’s Choir in Carnegie Hall. Along with his interest in the study and performance of the classical canon, most of his focus at school has been on the performance and interpretation of new music. Since arriving at Oberlin Aaron has been involved in the production of two U.S. premieres of works by Phillip Cashian and one world premiere of a work by faculty composer Elizabeth Ogonek. As a sort of capstone experience Aaron will be performing György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. Donations received at this concert will go toward sending youth from St. Paul to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's National Youth Gathering in Minnesota to be held in 2021 and to help Aaron with his educational expenses.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair 2019

Annisquam Sewing Circle Annual Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 7, 2019

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Annisquam Village Hall
Leonard Street, Gloucester  MA 01930

The Annisquam Christmas Fair features handmade holiday greens, centerpieces, wreaths and plants, exceptional handmade crafts and a glittering display of costume jewelry. Beautifully wrapped foods, baked goods and preserves prepared by the Annisquam Sewing Circle members grace the gourmet table. There is even something for a beloved pet!

Grab bags are popular traditional items at the fair - you will find grabs for the whole family including dogs and cats!.

This is a free event in a handicap-accessible hall. Doors open at 8:30 am. Come early for the best selection! Any questions: Send to AnnisquamSewingCircle@gmail.com

Founded in 1837, the Annisquam Sewing Circle is one of the oldest, continuous, independent societies of women in the United States and is the oldest one on Cape Ann. The proceeds from the Fair are contributed by the Annisquam Sewing Circle to Cape Ann community programs.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Summer...

A busy Summer for all!

The Annisquam Sea Fair is over for another year. Mark your 2020 calendar for the last Saturday in July!

The Denovo Quartet will preform the works of Summer Native, Holbrook Robinson, Saturday, August 3, 7:30 pm. at the Annisquam Village Church.
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The Annisquam Village Players will be on stage at the Village Hall with "Mamma Mia" for Opening Night, Tuesday, August 6th with performances continuing through Monday the 12th. brownpapertickets.com

Next thing you know it will be Labor Day, children, grandchildren will be back to school, Summer People will be leaving but there is still a lot going on in the Village through the end of the year.

The Annisquam Sewing Circle will start in September preparing for the Annual Christmas Fair. The Fair is always the first Saturday in December in the Village Hall!
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The Annual Arts & Crafts Show will open with a gala at the Village Hall, Friday, October 11 and continue through the weekend.
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The Annisquam Exchange will be open that weekend but closing for the season afterwards.
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And it does not end there!

October 26, 7:30 pm, the O'Carolan Etcetera Ensemble with play at the Annisquam Village Church
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The 'Leven Vocal Ensemble will return to the Annisquam Village Church, Sunday, November 17, 7:30 pm.
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Stay in touch through:
the Annisquam Village Hall Association:
annisquamvillage.org
and
the Annisquam Village Church
annisquamvillagechurch.org

Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Annisquam Sewing Circle Plant Sale

Coming, Sunday, May 19, 8 am - Noon

on the grounds of the Annisquam Exchange,
32 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA

The Annisquam Sewing Circle annual Plant Sale will help you start the season off right with beautiful spring plants and flowers for your garden—plants selected and tested by experienced gardeners for success in New England and by the sea.

This event will feature a wide array of annuals and perennials from leading garden centers– including hanging plants, bedding plants and rose bushes. Go on the hunt for the perfect plants for your garden - sunny or shady. The Plant Sale also includes perennial plant treasures dug from our member’s gardens and sold at bargain prices! Be sure to pick up some goodies from the famous Gourmet Table while you are there. There will be coffee and snacks while you shop and tempting pies, cakes, and savory snacks to take home.

The sale will be held rain or shine. Come early for the best selection at this always popular event! The Plant and Gourmet Food Sale is held in the Village of Annisquam in Gloucester, off Rt. 127A. Turn down Leonard Street at the Annisquam Village Church and on to the Annisquam Exchange.

All proceeds from the sale go to Cape Ann charities.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Plant & Gourmet Food Sale

On the Grounds of the Annisquam Exchange
32 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Finally - Spring!

The Annual ASC Spring Plant & Gourmet Food Sale
SUNDAY, May 19, 2019
8:00am - 12:00 noon
on the grounds of the Annisquam Exchange.
32 Leonard St., Gloucester MA 01930

Coming, Sunday, May 19! The Annisquam Sewing Circle annual Plant Sale will help
you start the season off right with beautiful spring plants and flowers for your
garden—plants selected and tested by experienced gardeners for success in New
England and by the sea.


This event will feature a wide array of annuals and perennials from leading garden centers– including hanging plants, bedding plants and rose bushes. Go on the hunt for the perfect plants for your garden - sunny or shady. The Plant Sale also includes perennial plant treasures dug from our member’s  gardens and sold at bargain prices! Be sure to pick up some goodies from the famous Gourmet Table while you are there. There will be coffee and snacks while you shop and tempting pies, cakes, and savory snacks to take home.

The sale will be held rain or shine. Come early for the best selection at this always popular event! The Plant and Gourmet Food Sale is held in the Village of Annisquam in Gloucester, off Rt. 127A. Turn down Leonard Street at the Annisquam Village Church and on to the Annisquam Exchange.

All proceeds from the sale go to Cape Ann charities.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's never too early....

... to start thinking about the 2019 Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair! 

At least as far as Grace Murray is concerned. Grace has created another beautiful hat to be auctioned off at the Fair the first Saturday in December.

Each hat is a work of art designed and knit by Grace who has been a member of the Annisquam Sewing Circle since 1954. This is hat number three hundred and fifty three for Grace.

Grace was inspired by a book she bought while on a yarn buying trip to Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine, Andean Folk Knitting by Cynthia LeCount Samake, published in 1990.

The following summer while moored in the fog along the coast of Maine with her husband, Dave, on their boat, Ladybug, she had Dave read the complicated instructions for the edging that starts every hat. In the following years Dave devised several tools to make her job easier. Dave designed several motifs for special hats including a design of the the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon for Tom Ellis.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful ...

Think Spring ...  well, at least makes plans

The Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Plant Sale

Sunday, May 19, 8:00 am - 12 Noon
On the grounds of the Annisquam Exchange, Leonard St., Gloucester MA

 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thank you All ...

who helped to make
the Annual Christmas Fair and Luncheon
a success!

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
 
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 
Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, 
Help to make the season bright. 
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, 
Will find it hard to sleep tonight. 

They know that Santa's on his way; 
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. 
And every mother's child is going to spy, 
To see if reindeer really know how to fly. 

And so I'm offering this simple phrase, 
To kids from one to ninety-two, 
Although its been said many times, many ways, 
A very Merry Christmas to you

Friday, November 16, 2018