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June 30, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Rockport Garden Club meets, noon, Rockport Community House. Tea and short business meeting, followed at 1:15 by presentation by Adele Keohan, president of New England Daylily Society; “H is for Daylily: The History, Horticulture, Habitat, and Hoarding of Hemerocallis.”

Interactive summer day camp begins, features arts and crafts, sports and games. $195. Runs until Aug. 8. Sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department. Register at www.rockportrecreation.com, 978-546-1309 or caitlin@rockportrecreation.com.

Youth/adult tennis lessons start, Rockport High School tennis courts. No experience necessary. Sessions run all summer; $20-35 per session. 978-546-1309.

Interactive day camp starts, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockport Elementary School. Games, sports, arts and crafts. $195 for six weeks. 978-546-1309.

Tuesday, July 2

Middle School Art Blast, for middle school students, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department. $60/six classes. 978-546-1309.

Artist demonstration: Line Tutwiler — Oil, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Tuesday, July 2

Rockport Recreation’s Pilates/Yoga Class, 7 to 8 a.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $40/8 classes. 978-546-1309.

Sandy Bay Historical Society’s annual free open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Rockport’s Old Castle, corner of Granite and Curtis streets in Pigeon Cove. Learn about the history of this circa 1715 home and why it is called a “castle.” Refreshments served.

Saturday, July 6

Sandy Bay Historical Society’s annual open house at Rockport’s Old Castle, 2 to 4 p.m., Castle Lane, corner of Granite and Curtis streets. Learn about the history of this circa 1715 home and why it is called a “castle.” Refreshments served. Free admission.

Sunday, July 7

Rockport American Legion Band’s 80th summer concert series, 7 p.m., Back Beach bandstand.

Tuesday, July 9

Artist demonstration: Bruce Turner — Oil, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

“Shadow Boxes: Ship Models as Pictures,” sponsored by Sandy Bay Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Guest speaker Erik Ronnberg discusses this traditional sailors’ art form. Free admission.

Wednesday, July 10

“Amazing Animals: Diggers & Burrowers,” 3 p.m., Millbrook Meadow. Rain location: Rockport Public Library.

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Suzanne Palmieri discusses “I’ll Be Seeing You.”

Thursday July 11

Middle School Blast Book Club starts, 5 to 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Offered by Rockport Recreation Department. $50/six weeks, includes pizza. 978-546-1309.

Saturday, July 13

S.S. Crocker Memorial Race, held off the coast of Manchester. Race open to all sailboats. Fun-filled family event. Awards given for first, second and third in each class. Wood and Fiberglass boats welcome. Sponsored by Manchester Yacht Club and Manchester Harbor Boat Club. www.sscrockerrace.com.

Pilates/Yoga Class, sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $60/12 classes, $8/drop in fee. 978-546-1309.

Monday, July 15

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Joseph R. Gallo Jr. discusses “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us.”

Tuesday, July 23

Artist demonstration: Susan Guest-McPhail — Mixed Media, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, July 24

“A Song and Story Celebration of Reading” with Davis Bates, 3 p.m., Millbrook Meadow. Rain site: Rockport Public Library.

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Eleanor Morse discusses “White Dog Falls From the Sky.”

Tuesday, July 30

Artist demonstration: Jude Abbe — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, July 31

Artist demonstration: Stapleton Kearns — Oil, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Artist demonstration: Paul Ciaramitaro — How To Draw Anything, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Summer Reading wrap-up party, featuring Australian music with Didgeridoo Down Under, 3 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Paul St. Germain discusses “Lighthouses and Life Saving Stations on Cape Ann.”

Saturday, Aug. 10

Rockport fireworks, 9:30 p.m. For donations: Rockport National Bank, Att: Marcia Budrow, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Visit Facebook: Rockport Fireworks.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Rockport Acoustic Music Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Millbrook Meadow, across from Front Beach. Blues, folk, jazz, world and bluegrass music. All welcome. Free admission. Email info@rockportfestival.com. www.RockportFestival.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Christopher Klein discusses “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands.”

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Artist demonstration: David Curtis — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Michael J. Tougias discusses “A Storm Too Soon.”

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. George Rosen discusses “The Immanence of God in the Tropics.”

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Pamela Bailey Powers discusses “With.”

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Edith Powers discusses “Binocular Vision.”

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Monday,

Council on Aging bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.

Tuesday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Wednesday,

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Tai Jai, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Thursday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Knitting group meets, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center.

Friday,

Zumba Gold, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $5.

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.