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April 5, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, April 5

Spiran Lodge 98 celebrates its 107th anniversary with a buffet dinner, 6:30 p.m., for members and guests, at the hall. RSVP Judi Harris at 978-546-7146 ASAP.

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 7:30 p.m., North Shore UU Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. $20, $15 for students/seniors.

Saturday, April 6

Pancake breakfast fundraiser, sponsored by Rockport High School DECA students, 7:30 to 10 a.m., The Fish Shack. pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. $8.

Old Sloop Coffeehouse performance by Bob Franke, 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 12 School St. John Schindler opens. Advance tickets are $10; visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music or Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. Tickets at door are $12 for adults, $7 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, $24 per family.

Sunday, April 7

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St., Rockport. $12, $6 students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.

Monday, April 8

Rockport Middle School seventh-grade class fundraiser, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jalapeno’s Mexican restaurant, Main Street, Gloucester. Proceeds support seventh-grade field trips this spring.

Music performance, presented by Rockport Middle/High School band, 7 p.m., John Lane Auditorium.

Rockport Recreation’s Pilates Yoga class, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway; emphasis on strength training. $5/drop in fee. Contact Caitlin Chandler 978-546-1309

Tuesday, April 9

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not, 1 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. RSVP 978-546-2573. This program is sponsored by Spectrum Adult Day Care and Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Empty Bowl painting workshop, 3 to 5 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. All are welcome, but need you to call for head count and art supplies; call 978-546-2573.

Free documentary screening, “On The Edge — Living with Epilepsy,” 7:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. Reception follows. To reserved tickets, call 978-546-7391, ext. 102.

Wednesday, April 10

Gloucester’s Cape Ann Museum hosts focus group discussion, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Rockport Senior Center. at the Rockport Senior Center, to bring people together through art, the power of landscapes to evoke story and imagination; followed up by trip to the museum. RSVP to Diane 978-546-2573

Music performance, presented by Rockport High School orchestra, chorus, chamber music and madrigal choir, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Thursday, April 11

Diabetes screening at senior center, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration required; call Diane at 978-546-2573; sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Traveling Chef at Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. Roast Beef, baked potato, buttered green beans, gravy, parker house rolls, pound cake with blueberry sauce. $3; for reservations, call Freda 978-546-5027

Friday, April 12

Zumba Gold new exercise classes start, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center; 6 weeks/$24 or walk in rate of $5 per class. Classes run for 6 weeks; call Diane at 978-546-2573

Saturday, April 13

“Genealogy Research: Finding and Documenting Your Ancestors,” presented by Barbara J. Beake and Peg Plummer of Essex Society of Genealogists, 11 a.m., Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering St., Essex. Free and open to the public.

Financial planning seminar, noon, First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 12 School St. 978-546-3221.

Sunday, April 14

Book reading by three local authors, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St. Rev. Susan Moran, Joe Rukeyser and Jonathan Strong share brief selections from their works.

Tuesday, April 16

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Awakening Arts with Carla Mattoli, 1 to 3 p.m., first class of 8 week course at Rockport Senior Center. Nature observation, drawing chalk pastels, and watercolor. 8 classes/$40.00

Wednesday, April 17

Computerized presentation of Alaska in April, 1 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Presented by Jim Wallius. Refreshments provided. To RSVP, call 978-546-2573.

Saturday, April 20

Old Garden Beach Association’s Earth Day cleanup at Old Garden Beach, 8 to 11 a.m., Old Garden Beach. Volunteers needed to help with planting and general landscaping. Friends, neighbors, members and nonmembers welcome. Bring gloves, rakes, clippers, etc. Trash bags supplied.

Indoor/outdoor Cape Ann Farmers Market, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in conjunction with Time Bank’s Eco-Trip, at Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.

Tuesday, April 23

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Wednesday, April 24

Senior Center trip to Mohegan Sun, 7 a.m. departure from Rockport Depot; 4:30 p.m. return from casino. $25, includes transportation, $15 bet and $15 food voucher. To register, call 978-546-2573.

Saturday, April 27

Rockport Recreation’s T Ball Program for kids in Grades K-2, 8:30 a.m., Parisi Field; $30/player for season thru June 8. Call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309

Sunday, April 28

Cape Ann Farmers Market hosts fifth annual dinner and movie fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St., Gloucester. Light fare provided by local vendors. Viewing of “Betting the Farm” and Q&A with CEO of Moo Milk. Call Nikki Bogin at 978-290-2717. www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.

Sorellanza “Journey with Friends” concert, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester. $12, $6 for students/seniors. Call Anne Stevens at 978-281-6417.

Tuesday, April 30

Preschool story hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library.

Summer adult/youth tennis programs registration, sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Rockport Elementary School. 978-546-1309.

America’s Boating eight-week safety course begins, 7 to 9 p.m., Sandy Bay Yacht Club. Basic navigational rules contained in Federal recreational boating regulations. Students obtain a boat license or safety certification in most states that require such documentation. $60 per student for eight weeks. To register, call Ed Walsh at 978-927-1179.

Wednesday, May 22

Music performance, presented by Rockport Middle School orchestra, chorus and chamber music, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center.