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November 30, 2012

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Saturday, Dec. 1

Christmas fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Handmade wreaths, bake table, Christmas past, boutique table, handknit and handcrafted items, new gifts, children’s table, jewelry and lunch. 978-656-3157.

Craft fair at Unitarian Universalist church in Rockport, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Craft Fair & Art Exhibition Crafts, with Baked Goods & Original Art. Free; for more information, call Judy Metcalfe at 978-546-0264

Blood drive, sponsored by Rockport Navy Committee and Massachusetts General Hospital, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockport Police Station. Drive dedicated to those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. military. Donors must be at least 17 (16 with written parental permission). Donors over 65 should call 617-726-8171 for special guidelines. To schedule an appointment, call Sharon at 978-290-1393 or visit www.rocnavcom.org.

“Holiday’s & Wintertide: An Evening with Chelsea Berry & Friends,” 7 p.m., Crowell Chapel in Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester. Features Rockport’s John Rockwell, and husband and wife duo Joe Cardoza and Renée Dupuis. $20 per ticket, or reserve an entire pew for 6-8 guests. For tickets, visit www.attendstar.com or call 617-694-6892. Portion of ticket sales benefit The Historic Manchester Trust.

Boy Scout Troop 20 Christmas Tree Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alvin S. Brown Scout Hall, 47 Mt. Pleasant St. All trees are $35, all profits support Troop 20’s trips, outings and/or equipment. Free Hot Chocolate! Call 978-546-1652.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Ninth annual Santa Paws fundraising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Smith’s Ace Hardware and Lumber. For $10, take home a keepsake photo of your dog(s) with Santa and receive a digital copy. www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com. 978-283-6055.

Boy Scout Troop 20 Christmas Tree Sale, noon to 5 p.m. Alvin S. Brown Scout Hall, 47 Mt. Pleasant St. All trees are $35, all profits support Troop 20’s trips, outings and/or equipment. Free Hot Chocolate! Call 978-546-1652.

Oasis Rockport’s first Toys For Tots Photos with Santa Toy Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Photos with Santa Claus when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots. 978-290-3184. Email holiday@oasisrockport.com. www.oasisrockport.com.

Monday, Dec. 3

Laughing Yoga, 10:30 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. All welcome.

Council on Aging Bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Cape Ann TV’s annual Santa party, 3 to 7 p.m., 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester. Children invited to meet Santa Claus. Meetings with Santa will be videotaped and shown on CATV’s Channel 12 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Free and open to the public. CATV is a Project Uplift children’s toy and teen present collection site. 978-281-2443. www.capeanntv.wordpress.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Friday, Dec. 7

Holiday shopping night, 4 to 8 p.m. More than 56 downtown Rockport merchants offer exclusive promotions, discounts, raffles and giveaways. Light refreshments. Call Dawn Noble at 978-546-5868.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Spiran Lodge’s annual Jul Fest Scandinavian Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lodge Hall, School Street. Traditional Scandinavian foods, meats, cheese, baked goods, decorative baskets of greens, gifts and decorations. Noon luncheon. Music and entertainment.

Overboard at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St. High-powered soul-infused vocal rock, in an energetic live show of contemporary a cappella. Advance tickets $10 online at www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org.

Monday, Dec. 10

Council on Aging Bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Monday, Dec. 17

Council on Aging Bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Monday, Dec. 24

Council on Aging Bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.