Rockport Eve volunteers
On Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Rockport Eve 2012 will need volunteers for the following: a pair of greeters at each performance door to check buttons; Spiran Hall coffee shop volunteers (5 to 11:30 p.m.); to sell buttons and souvenirs (8 to 11 p.m.); to set up at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, and to help clean up several of the buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m. Each volunteer that donates two hours receives a free NYRE 2012 admission button. Contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-559-1263. Visit www.newyearsrockporteve.com.
The Open Door Food Pantry needs help to provide holiday meal baskets to local families. A donation of $25 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. Make checks payable to: The Open Door, with “turkey” on the memo line, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich. To donate online, visit www.foodpantry.org.
The Sandy Bay Historical Society museum on King Street is open Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for research. Cost is $5 for nonmembers, free for members. Tours of the museum are also offered.
“Charlotte’s Web,” the beloved American children’s book, reimagined as a stage musical by Joseph Robinette in collaboration with its original author, E.B. White, will be presented by Theatre in the Pines on the stage at the Community House at the Senior Center, 58 Broadway, Rockport. Come meet White’s menagerie of irresistible characters — from Little Pig, to Gluttinous Rat, the Zuckermans, the Arables, the animal-loving Fern, and the star of the show herself, Charlotte the extraordinary spider and her amazing web. Performances are Dec. 22 and 23, 2 p.m.; Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 29 and 30, 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, at Toad Hall in Rockport and The Bookstore in Gloucester.