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February 14, 2013

Rockport Goings On

Science fun!

Entertainer Keith Michael Johnson will present his “Science isn’t Always Pretty” program on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Rockport Public Library. With humor and hands-on participation, he opens the world of science to children in grades K–5 and brings science to life with answers to all kinds of questions: Why do whips snap? Why are owl droppings fascinating? How did we explain things before we had science? Johnson motivates kids to think differently and more positively with this humor-based, educational program, funded by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

Hip Hop Hula!

Register for Hip Hop Hula Hoops, a new class for Grades K-5, Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway; $30/6 classes or $5/class. Call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309.

Strength training

Rockport Recreation’s Pilates Yoga class with an emphasis on strength training is Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway; $5/drop in fee. Call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309.

Pigeon Cove potluck

Pigeon Cove Circle’s monthly potluck supper will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway. Bring a favorite dish and friends. Program features Dora Kalajian Tevan speaking about her Armenian ancestors’ daily life in “Little Hessana” Mechelen, Belgium. All are welcome.

Ballroom Blitz

Ballroom Blitz, a dance performance showcasing fifth-graders as well as Rockport High School dancers and cheerleaders, will take place Friday, March 8, 7 p.m., in the RHS gymnasium. In case of snow, the event will take place Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $5 for adults, $2 for students. Program is funded by the Rockport Education Foundation.

Bible study

Every Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Rockport Baptist Church hosts a Bible study that is free to the public. The group studies various portions of scripture and seeks to make contemporary application. Visit or call 978-546-6121.

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