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November 3, 2012

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Saturday, Nov. 3

Rockport Republican Town Committee meeting, 9 a.m., Rockport Police Station meeting room, to discuss volunteer activities for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Contact Mike Boucher at 978-500-0715 or mbboucher@gmail.com.

Leven “Carpe Diem!” concert, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Unitarian Church. Benefits Rockport New Year’s Eve 2012.

Third annual benefit concert and silent auction, sponsored by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Educational Adventures, Woodman’s, Essex Room, 127 Main St., Essex. Entertainment by Entrain. $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at door. Advance tickets at www.ShowClix.com, 1-888-718-4253, Gloucester Music in Gloucester, or Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.

Amy Black Band, 7:30 p.m., Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Megan Burtt opens. Storytelling and Southern tradition. Advance online tickets, $10 at www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, or at Gloucester Music or Toad Hall Bookstore. $12 for adults, $7 for 65 and older, $5 under 18, $24 per family at door.

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Sunday, Nov. 4

“An Afternoon Affair with the Music Muse,” 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4 Cleaves St. Voice studio of Wendy Betts presents works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Schumann and more. Reception follows. Offering taken to help defray expenses of church music ministry.

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 3 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. “Love on a Midsummer Night” and “Visiting Lear.” $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Monday, Nov. 5

Garden Club meeting, 11:30 a.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Social at noon. Mary Huntoon presents “Festive Flowers” at 1:15 p.m.

Friends of Rockport Athletics, 6:30 p.m., Rockport High School library. All welcome. 978-270-7463.

Rockport American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Bring Christmas gifts for annual Chelsea Soldiers Home Gift Shop event.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Free rides to the polls, sponsored by Rockport Republican Town Committee. Call Mike Boucher at 978-500-0715 for a ride.

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Friday, Nov. 9

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Story time with Sesame Street’s Elmo, 2 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

“Buddhism and Twelve-Step Programs,” 2 to 4 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Sharon Muddiman discusses basic workings of Twelve-Step Programs and a brief comparison to similar aspects of a Buddhist practice. Open to everyone. Program is free; supported by donation. www.aci-capeann.org.

Dance party, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Free admission. www.aci-capeann.org.

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Sunday, Nov. 11

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 3 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. “Love on a Midsummer Night” and “Visiting Lear.” $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Dharma Book Club, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Topic: “Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears” by Pema Chödrön. Open to everyone. Program is free; supported by donation. www.aci-capeann.org.

Monday, Nov. 12

Lahey Health System’s Cape Ann community forum, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. Focus on future of healthcare, payment reform, impact on hospitals, healthcare delivery systems. Q&A follows.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Thursday, Nov. 15

“Saving Money on Real Estate Taxes,“ presented by Council on Aging, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Guest speaker: Diane Lashua from assessor’s office. All welcome.

Free public lecture, 7 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 4 High St. Dr. Dorothy Boorse takes a look at relationship between Christian faith and caring for environment. 978-546-6121. FirstBaptistRockport.Org.

Friday, Nov. 16

Pigeon Cove “Then & Now,” presented by Rockport Council on Aging, 7 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Computerized photo presentation of historic photos set to music by Gilbert McCarthy. Seating is free but limited. 978-546-2573.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Friends of Rockport Athletics trivia and dance night, Rockport Golf Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia at 6:30 p.m. Teams of 4-6 players; $10 per person. Refreshments and cash bar. 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.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Rockport Ambulance benefit breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Ellen’s Harborside restaurant, T-Wharf. Stuffed French toast, ham, juice and coffee. $8. Tickets available from Rockport EMTs, at door or by calling 978-479-3487.

Monday, Nov. 19

Rockport High School’s Spanish class fundraiser, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jalapenos Mexican restaurant, Main Street, Gloucester. Portion of all receipts support students’ educational trip to Costa Rica. Call Lil Duffy at 978-546-1234.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Pigeon Cove Circle’s Christmas in the Cove Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For craft table rentals, text 978-766-8041 or call Michele at 978-546-1195.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Oasis Rockport’s first Toys For Tots Photos with Santa Toy Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Photos with Santa Claus when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots. 978-290-3184. Email holiday@oasisrockport.com. www.oasisrockport.com.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.