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Christmas in the Cove
Pigeon Cove Circle’s Christmas in the Cove Fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For craft table rentals, text 978-766-8041 or call Michele at 978-546-1195.
Tribute concert fundraiser
A tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 29, 6 to 9:30 p.m., at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. The Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden will perform classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers will perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. Tickets are $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.
The annual Columbus Day cross-Cape walk will meet on Oct. 8, at Seaview Street parking lot in Rockport at 9 a.m., or Babson Museum at 11 a.m. There wil be a lunch break at Whale’s Jaw, and the walk will wrap at Halibut Point State Park at about 3 p.m. No pets, please. For more information, call Ted Tarr at 978-546-2226.
Cape Ann Animal Aid will hold a fundraiser Dog Parade, Saturday, Oct. 13, at Rockport HarvestFest, registration 11 a.m. at the CAAA booth at Harvey Park (fee, $10) parade kicks off at noon, heads for Bearskin Neck and doubles back to Harvey Park. Proceeds benefit the CAAA. All participants get a ribbon and a doggy goodie bag! Plus four extra special “theme” winner categories, with more prizes.