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July 29, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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Youth and adult tennis lessons start, Monday July 29th, Rockport High School Tennis Courts: $20-35 per session. For more information, call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309. Or visit: www.rockportrecreation.com

Tuesday, July 30

Free ice cream social, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Make your own sundae. RSVP to 978-546-2573.

Memoir Writing Group, 10:15 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. Taught by Cathryn Clark. Bring imagination, memories, paper, pen and notebook.

Artist demonstration: Jude Abbe — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, July 31

Artist demonstration: Stapleton Kearns — Oil, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Thursday, Aug. 1

July Birthday Party for the Rockport Senior Center, All of you who got your invitation, please mark this new date and RSVP to Diane at 978-546-2573.

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point, 1 — 2 p.m. Some of the best tide pools in New England, with an interpreter to guide you through them. Inter-tidal exploration, creatures inhabiting special environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Friday, Aug. 2

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point, 2 — 3 p.m. Some of the best tide pools in New England, with an interpreter to guide you through them. Inter-tidal exploration, creatures inhabiting special environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 — 11 a.m., Halibut Point. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Monday, Aug. 5

‘Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres,’ Halibut State Park, 6 — 7 p.m. A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology, with interpreter guide. Meet at the Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

First Congregational Church of Rockport free vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon, “Treasure Cove!” Preschool-6th grade welcome. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to register your child.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Artist demonstration: Paul Ciaramitaro — How To Draw Anything, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Laughter is the Best Medicine, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Rockport Senior Center; a free presentation by BAYADA Health Care. Hear how laughter can help you stay healthy. RSVP 978-546-2573. (rescheduled).

Rockport Senior Care Summer Barbecue, 11:30 a.m., (rescheduled from Wednesday, July 24) For information/reservations, call Freda at 978-546-5027

First Congregational Church of Rockport free vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon, “Treasure Cove!” Preschool-6th grade welcome.

Summer Reading wrap-up party, featuring Australian music with Didgeridoo Down Under, 3 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Paul St. Germain discusses “Lighthouses and Life Saving Stations on Cape Ann.”

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Thursday, Aug. 8

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Friday, Aug. 9

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Rebel Shakespeare Company presents ‘Richard III,’ 5 p.m., outdoor at Halibut State Park. Bring picnic, blankets, chairs. Experience Shakespeare on our beautiful quarry! Weather permitting. No rain date.

Saturday, Aug. 10

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Rockport fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Donations to: Rockport National Bank, Attn: Marcia Budrow, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Facebook: Rockport Fireworks.

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 — 11 a.m., Halibut Point. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Rockport Acoustic Music Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Millbrook Meadow, across from Front Beach. Blues, folk, jazz, world and bluegrass music. All welcome. Free admission. www.RockportFestival.com.

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Monday, Aug. 12

‘Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres,’ Halibut State Park, 6 — 7 p.m. A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology, with interpreter guide. Meet at the Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Tower Tour of Halibut Point’s Military History, 11 a.m — 12 noon. Climb to upper-levels of the park’s World War Two artillery fire control tower. Fantastic views of New Hampshire and even Maine! Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine

Friday, Aug. 16

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 — 11 a.m., Halibut Point. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center in the park. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Birding For Beginners at Halibut Point, 8 — 10 a.m. Migratory species, with Peter Van Demark, an excellent birder who can give tips on songs, flight patterns and preferred habitats. Meet in parking lot. All ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Christopher Klein discusses “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands.”

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Artist demonstration: David Curtis — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Michael J. Tougias discusses “A Storm Too Soon.”

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. George Rosen discusses “The Immanence of God in the Tropics.”

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Pamela Bailey Powers discusses “With.”

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Edith Powers discusses “Binocular Vision.”

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Monday,

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

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.

Tuesday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Wednesday,

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

Tai Jai, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Thursday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Knitting group meets, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center.

Friday,

Zumba Gold, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $5.

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.