Rocky Neck Cultural Center – Impromptu Reception Sunday 12/10

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Rocky Neck Cultural Center  “December in November—Giving the Gift of Art!” 
Rocky Neck Art Colony Members’ Fine Art and Crafts Sale

Last Chance to Visit the Holiday Art Show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

 Sunday. December 10. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 6 Wonson Street. Gloucester MA. Offerings of Fine Art, Jewelry, Photography, Blown Glass, Calendars, Cards and More.

Impromptu ‘Closing Reception’ from 2 – 4 pm. Sunday, December 10. Join in celebrating the end of the 2017 Season! We are looking forward to future exhibits on Rocky Neck, American’s Oldest Art Colony. Renovations begin soon at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Looking forward to the 2018 season at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center and Gallery 53! 

Art is Good MedicineCreative activities can relieve stress, aid communication, and help arrest cognitive decline. (Harvard Health Publishing, July 2017)

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Meet Katie Schroeder of NSRY

Meet Katie Schroeder of NSRY

Katie Schroeder is the owner and main yoga instructor at North Shore Restorative Yoga. She has taught yoga for over a decade at many of the wonderful studios on the North Shore and holds masters degrees in conflict resolution and psychology. Her dream and passion is to create a space where the community can find health and well-being through traditional flow yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other healing arts that connect us deeper to self-love, balance and true connection to everyone in our life.

Katie considers herself a gypsy soul after a childhood of moving every couple years all over the US and abroad due to her Dad’s corporate job. Her easy going personality and love for life were the perfect mix for meeting new people and exploring new places with ease. Katie is happy to now call the beautiful North Shore home and is grateful to live in such a special place with a diverse community. She has always been a spiritual seeker for optimal health and happiness and is thankful to her amazing mom who introduced her to yoga in high school. Yoga has been the anchor for Katie during the uncertainty and constant change that life can bring. It inspires her to be a better person, better mother and better partner in all of her relationships. It has especially taught her the value of self-love and self-respect that comes with a daily yoga practice.

Katie is well-known for her speciality of restorative yoga and is grateful to share her gift of relaxing people. She is a fun loving teacher who supports each person on their own unique journey to well-being and healing, always threading a beautiful message of inspiration into all of her classes, workshops and private sessions.

Check out one of her classes, workshops or a private holistic healing sessions to experience Katie’s bright light and big open heart.

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“I LOVE the Love Fest”

There’s a Whole Lot of Love in Gloucester MA! “I LOVE the Love Fest!” – overheard from people who have had a chance to see the Love Fest’ Banners. Come See What They’re Talking About! 

Next ‘Love Fest’Saturday, September 16 at the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival. 165 Rogers Street. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Look for the giant easel. Stop by and Share a Positive Message of LOVE.

(Please Note: the Love Fest is FREE, but there is a $20.00 entry fee to the Harvest Music Festival, which goes from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizen’s Fund.)

‘Love Fest’ Banners on Display for Public Viewing – From 9 am. – 3 pm. in the Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall. 9 Dale Avenue. Gloucester MA. Sept 18 through September 21 (the UN International Day of Peace.) Symbolizing a Community Joining Together in Love and Peace.

Stop by City Hall to see all the banners. While there, share a message of love. If you have already participated, feel free to share again. Sharing Love is FREE and you can never have too much.

Sharing the Love at City Hall, Gloucester MA.

‘What Does Love Mean to You?’ Come See What People in Gloucester Had to Say About Love. This interactive community art project has traveled throughout Gloucester all summer (May through September) in the form of a giant easel. People from throughout Cape Ann and even around the world stopped by to share positive messages, from all walks of life, ages 2 to 92. Each banner is quite unique, with its essence reflecting that of the people in each neighborhood/venue. 

Looking for Volunteer Docents for the Love Fest Display at City Hall!  Anyone interested in acting as a docent for 1 – 2 hours at the ‘Love Fest’ Display at City Hall, please contact us at or phone: 978-998-1717. Everything will be explained and you are welcome to bring a friend and/or a book to pass the time while you are there.

What Does a ‘Love Fest’ Look Like? ….

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Classes & Events At Phia Women’s Center

It’s the perfect time of year to start a fitness journey. Our classes are for all levels of fitness. Our instructors offer modified movements as well as advanced options in all of our classes. Beach season is right around the corner!

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We are currently offering a 5 class punch card for our Zumba classes for only $50 with a sixth class for FREE. You can pay for a card on our website or at your first class.
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Coming up at Phia:

Kitten Yoga Graphic

Kitten yoga $20 Saturday May 27th from 2:30 – 4:00
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Phia will also have a table at the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will be offering special deals and will have a fun kid’s activity. Find more information here:
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Kitten Yoga

Kitten Yoga Flyer

Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.

2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants

Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at

Spirituality. Politics. Activism. Options.

Spirituality. Politics. Activism. Options.

mysticismartmv2Reverend Art McDonald, of the UU Essex, has years of experience with social activism and personal peace.  Please join him for a brief presentation and group discussion.  It’s ok to bring your questions, hopes and fears. Art has been involved in community organizing work with Essex County Community Organization – faith-based group from Lynn to Rockport. Ballot initiative on taxing millionaires in Mass., Immigration work, Black Lives Matter campaign, minimum wage and earned sick time victories in Mass.  Also, work with North Shore Peace and Justice Group, education and witnessing to anti-war issues and sponsorship of Buddhist march for peace every year.  Service projects with Open Door Pantry, Grace Center, Family Promise, Beverly (Harborlight) low income housing.