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Rockport Art Association’s winter/spring studio classes start Jan. 8, and meet in the RAA studio located on Stone Barn Lane ($75 for a 5-week session, Drop-ins $20 per class) Space is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended. Classes are as follows.
Tuesdays — Oil Painting For All Levels with Ron Straka, 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Winter Session I, Jan. 8 — Feb. 5
Winter Session II, Feb. 12 — March 12
Spring Session I, March 19 — April 16
Spring Session II, April 23 — May 21
Wednesdays — Watercolor For All Levels with Caleb Stone, 1 — 4 p.m. $75 for a 5-week session.
Winter Session I, Jan. 9 - Feb. 6
Winter Session II, February 13 - March 13
Spring Session I, March 20 thru April 17
Spring Session II, April 24 thru May 22
Registration/information, visit : www.rockportartassn.org, or call 978.546.6604.
Rockport Recreation’s Pilates Yoga strength training class in Monday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. The full six week course is $30. For more information, call Caitlin Chandler 978-546-1309
Hip Hop Hula
Rockport Recreation’s Hip Hop Hula Hoop Program, for children grades K-5, starts Saturday. Jan. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rockport High School, $30/6 classes; call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309
Rockport Recreation’s Pilates/Yoga Class starts Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $60/12 classes or $8/drop in fee; call Caitlin Chandler 978-546-1309
Members of Spiran Lodge 98 will meet Friday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., at the Lodge Hall. For membership inquiries, call 978-546-3223.
Democratic Town Committee
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee will meet Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m., in the Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library. Agenda includes a discussion of the committee’s future direction, establishment of subcommittees, planning for the caucus of February or March, and other items of concern. All Rockport residents registered as Democrats are invited. Call Suellen at 978-546-3754.