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April 12, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, April 12

Zumba Gold classes begin, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $24 for six weeks, $5 per class. Call Diane at 978-546-2573.

Saturday, April 13

Bottle and can drive, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Transfer Station. Benefits RHS Quiz Show Team’s trip to 2013 High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, May 25.

Cart wash, 9 a.m. to noon, DPW yard, Upper Main Street. Benefits Rockport High School DECA; no fee but donations accepted.

“Genealogy Research: Finding and Documenting Your Ancestors,” 11 a.m., Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering St., Essex. Presented by Barbara J. Beake and Peg Plummer of Essex Society of Genealogists; free to the public.

Financial planning seminar, noon, First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 12 School St. 978-546-3221.

Sunday, April 14

Book reading by three local authors, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St. Rev. Susan Moran, Joe Rukeyser and Jonathan Strong share brief selections from their works.

Tuesday, April 16

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Awakening Arts with Carla Mattoli, 1 to 3 p.m., first class of 8 week course at Rockport Senior Center. Nature observation, drawing chalk pastels, and watercolor. 8 classes/$40.00

Wednesday, April 17

Computerized presentation of Alaska in April, 1 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Presented by Jim Wallius. Refreshments provided. To RSVP, call 978-546-2573.

Saturday, April 20

Old Garden Beach Association’s Earth Day cleanup at Old Garden Beach, 8 to 11 a.m., Old Garden Beach. Volunteers needed to help with planting and general landscaping. Friends, neighbors, members and nonmembers welcome. Bring gloves, rakes, clippers, etc. Trash bags supplied.

Indoor/outdoor Cape Ann Farmers Market, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in conjunction with Time Bank’s Eco-Trip, at Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.

Tuesday, April 23

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Wednesday, April 24

Senior Center trip to Mohegan Sun, 7 a.m. departure from Rockport Depot; 4:30 p.m. return from casino. $25, includes transportation, $15 bet and $15 food voucher. To register, call 978-546-2573.

Thursday, April 25

Pigeon Cove Circle pot-luck supper, 6 p.m. Bring something for the table, and bring guests.

Saturday, April 27

Rockport Recreation’s T Ball Program for kids in Grades K-2, 8:30 a.m., Parisi Field; $30/player for season thru June 8. Call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309

Sunday, April 28

Cape Ann Farmers Market hosts fifth annual dinner and movie fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St., Gloucester. Light fare provided by local vendors. Viewing of “Betting the Farm” and Q&A with CEO of Moo Milk. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester. $12, $6 for students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.

Tuesday, April 30

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Summer adult/youth tennis programs registration, sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Rockport Elementary School. 978-546-1309.

America’s Boating eight-week safety course begins, 7 to 9 p.m., Sandy Bay Yacht Club. Basic navigational rules contained in Federal recreational boating regulations. Students obtain a boat license or safety certification in most states that require such documentation. $60 per student for eight weeks. To register, call Ed Walsh at 978-927-1179.

Wednesday, May 22

Music performance, presented by Rockport Middle School orchestra, chorus and chamber music, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center.