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Boy Scout Christmas trees
Rockport’s Boy Scout Troop 20 is selling Christmas trees at Scout Hall, 47 Mt. Pleasant St., on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., while supplies last. High quality, fresh cut trees direct from a new supplier in Nova Scotia. Three sizes available: 4-5 foot trees for $25; 5-8 foot trees for $35; 8-10 foot trees for $45. All profits benefit Troop 20 and are used for scouting trips, outings and/or equipment. Free hot chocolate. Call 978-546-1652.
A Christmas Celebration in Song, featuring the North Shore Christian Men’s Choir, will take place Saturday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Harvey Park, 4 High St. Admission is free. Refreshments follow. All are welcome.
Rockport’s youth recreational basketball, for children in grades one through five, runs Saturday mornings, Jan. 4-Feb. 8, at Rockport High School. To sign up, visit www.rockportrecreation.com. Contact Caitlin at 978-546-1309 or email@example.com.
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by Overboard on Saturday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Advance tickets are $18. Tickets at the door are $21, $13 for seniors, $5 for juniors, $42 per family. Visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-309-9667.