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July 26, 2013

Rockport Goings On

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Vintage Clothes Exhibit

Two Centuries of Cape Ann fashion history make history again when the Rockport Community House, Broadway, presents a collection of preserved vintage clothing from the archives of the Sandy Bay Historical Society. The exhibit, on view from Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. presents everything from Victorian wedding gowns to a velvet gentleman’s jacket; everyday and party dresses, evening gowns, stylish ankle length walking suits from the 1900s. Men’s wear, from tuxes to tails to tapered suits and a vest dated 1784. Your five dollar donation also admits you to all the usual exhibits. Visit: http://www.sandybayhistorical.org/

Summerfaire

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St., will hold its annual Summerfaire on Saturday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, book sale, plant sale, crafts and children’s games. Hot dogs and baked goods sold. Thrift Shop open.

Children’s picnic

The Old Garden Beach Association will hold its annual children’s picnic Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. Races and games on the beach followed by a cookout lunch on the green. A $1 donation per child is requested. Rain date is Sunday, July 28. All neighbors, friends, members and nonmembers are welcome.

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