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FRA trivia night
The Friends of Rockport Athletics will host a trivia and dance night Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Rockport Golf Club. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by trivia at 6:30 p.m. Teams of 4-6 players; $10 per person. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. This is a 21+ event. Tables are going quickly. To register your team, call Neil Dineen at 978-546-7906, or mail payment and team names to: Neil Dineen, 128 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966.
Rockport High School’s Spanish class fundraiser kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at Jalapeno’s Mexican restaurant, Main Street, Gloucester. Admission is free, and a portion of all receipts until 9:30 p.m. support the students’ educational trip to Costa Rica. Call Lil Duffy at 978-546-1234.
Beginner and advanced skating skills group and private lessons are available for boys and girls ages 5-12, tots ages 2 1/2 and up, teens and adults. Instruction is by professional coaches certified by USA Hockey and U.S. Figure Skating associations. Lessons available at Talbot Rink on Tuesdays, 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m.; at Pingree School in Hamilton on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Private lessons also available. Enrollment is ongoing. For a registration form, visit www.cafsc.org or call 978-546-2290.