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April 1, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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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

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

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

Tuesday, April 9

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.

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.

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

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., with Jim Wallius at Senior Center. Refreshments provided. RSVP 978-546-2573.

thursday, April 18

Traditional New England Luncheon with Entertainment April 18th Baked scallops with cracker crumbs, wild rice pilaf, peas & asparagus, parker house rolls & Indian pudding $2.00, Call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027.

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, including transportation, a $15 bet and a $15 food voucher. Call Diane or Paula at the Rockport Senior Center 978-546-2573.

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.

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ONGOING CALENDAR

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Monday,

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

Wednesday,

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