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This Saturday, April 13 is the date and La Trattoria is the place for ‘Skepticamp!” It’s not too late to get your free ticket at capeannskeptics.eventbrite.com. Or you can just show up and get your get ticket at the door. We have nine great presentations and a raffle with lots of skeptical prizes. Come and join us for intellectually challenging fun: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For all of Cape Ann there will be a free two-hour seminar for homeowners struggling with their mortgage on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Rockport Inn & Suites at 183 Main Street, Rockport. Neighborhood Legal Services will present the Making Home Affordable federal modification program, and counselors will be on hand to help with the loan modification process. Attendees will also learn about the Attorney General’s new HomeCorps program and about SUN/Boson Community Capital. Please reserve a seat by calling Kathy Erkkila of the Gloucester Housing Authority at 978-281-4770 Ext. 110.
Theatre in the Pines
Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate” will be performed May 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and May 12 at 3 p.m. at the Spiran Hall (corner of Broadway and School Street, Rockport). This story of old resentments and sibling rivalries surfacing in a hilariously dysfunctional family is performed by cast members including Scott Hazzard, Kierstin Hazzard, Sarah Clark, Sue Barratt Souza, Rick Doucette, Eileen Fitzgerald, Mark Natti, Patti Natti, Ruth Exama, Alexa Exama, Patricia Richards and Carl Pulkkinen, in a production mounted by Randy Dupps, Stage Manager, Frank Walcott, technical director and set-design and production manager, Martin Ray. Tickets are available at The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester and Toad Hall Bookstore, 47 Main Street, Rockport.