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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by a cappella ensemble Overboard on Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10; visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music or Toad Hall Bookstore. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $7 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, $24 per family. This is a WUMB “Warm Clothes — Warm Hearts” event: bring a gently-used coat, jacket, hat or gloves for donation to an area homeless shelter and receive a free drink.
Laughing Yoga will be held at the Rockport Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. All welcome.
Holiday shopping night
More than 56 downtown merchants will offer a night of holiday shopping Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Features exclusive promotions, discounts, raffles and giveaways throughout downtown Rockport, and light refreshments. Call Dawn Noble at 978-546-5868.
Santa Paws fundraiser
Bring your dog to see Santa at the ninth annual Santa Paws fundraising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid on Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Smith’s Ace Hardware and Lumber in Rockport; and Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hometown Ace Hardware in Gloucester. For a $10 donation, take home a keepsake photo of your dog(s) with Santa and receive a digital version for e-mail purposes. Visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055.