Thursday, May 3
Rockport Planning Board workshop for town residents, 7 to 8 p.m., "Guiding change in our residential neighborhoods," Rockport Public Library Brenner Room; to generate discussion/help articulate a comprehensive planning process. For more information, call Barbara Sparks, at 978- 546-9098.
Friday, May 4
WBZ radio host Mel Simon's comedy evening, 6 p.m. Rockport Senior Center. Advance ticket sales only, $5 per person. Simons starts at 7 p.m. following social with dessert and coffee. Sponsored by Rockport COA & Den Mar Rehabilitation & Nursing; call Diane Bertolino 978-546-2573.
Saturday, May 5
Bottle and can fundraiser for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer team, 7:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m., Rockport Transfer Station. Call Tania Theriault at 978-879-6078.
12th annual Kim's Walk of Hope fundraiser, 10 a.m., 3-mile event starts at UU Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Refreshments, entertainment, raffles; support the Ronald McDonald Houses of Central N.Y. and Boston. For registration, information, contact Alyssa Englis at email@example.com or 978-546-3531.
Sunday, May 6
Cape Ann community free "Hymn-Sing," 7 p.m., sanctuary of the Rockport Baptist Church, 4 High St. With the Rockport Baptist Music and worship teams; refreshments. Call 978-546-6121, or visit: FirstBaptistRockport.Org
Sunday, May 6
Practice for the 'Dance Around the Maypole.' 2 p.m., at Spiran Lodge Hall,School St. Refreshments served.
tuesday, may 8
Sandy Bay Historial Society presents 'Then & Now,' 7:30 p.m., Rockport Pubic Library. History of Haskins Hospital showcased in photos, along with biograpy of benefactor Leander Haskins, who bequeathed it to the town.
saturday, may 12
Allen Estes Ban at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m. First Congregationalist Church, Rockport. Tickets $10 at: oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music, and Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport. Suggested donation: adults, $12; 65 and older, $7; under 18, $5; family, $24. Babysitting during concerts. Call 978-546-3551.
Monday, May 7
First Congregational Church of Rockport restoration, Jalepenos, 68 Main Street, Gloucester. 4:30 p.m. to closing. Call for reservations at 978- 546-6638.
Wednesday, May 16
Rockport COA Senior Medicare Patrol Program, 1 p.m., at the Rockport Senior Center; learn to detect, protect, and report healthcare errors, Medicare fraud and abuse. RSVP at 978-546-2573.
Traveling chef luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Rockport Senior Center; hosted by Rockport COA and SeniorCare Nutrition Program; build your own burger! Rockport Elementary chorus students perform at 11 a.m. Donation is $3: For reservations, call 978-546-5027.