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March 30, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Saturday, March 30

Bake sale fundraiser, sponsored by Rockport High School DECA students, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockport Transfer Station. Donations accepted; proceeds support RHS DECA students who earned a spot to compete in the national event in California next month.

Annual community egg hunt for Rockport children, sponsored by Rockport Division of Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 2 p.m., Rockport Elementary School playground area, 24 Jerden’s Lane. To provide financial support, to make a contribution of wrapped candy or a small prize, to volunteer, or for more information, call Missy Anzivino at 978-546-3300 or the chamber at 978-283-1601.

Monday, April 1

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

Friends of Rockport Athletics, 6:30 p.m., Rockport High School library. All welcome. 978-270-7463.

Garden Club, Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Members and guests invited to a social hour at noon, followed by Maureen Bovet’s presentation titled “New York Garden Spaces” at 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

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

Music performance, presented by Rockport Elementary band, chorus and orchestra, 7 p.m., John Lane Auditorium.

Thursday, April 4

“Power of the Purse” event, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Essex County, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Brookwood School, Manchester. Hors d’oeuvres and wine, and raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. All proceeds fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund throughout Essex County. $35 in advance, $40 at door. www.thewomensfundec.org.

Friday, April 5

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 , 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

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

Tuesday, April 9

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

Wednesday, April 10

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

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.

Tuesday, April 23

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

Sunday, April 28

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.

Wednesday, May 22

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