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May 23, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Thursday, May 23

Tower Tour, 11 a.m. to noon, Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Includes climb to upper-levels of park’s World War II artillery fire control tower. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Presentation by Attorney Natalie Simon. Register at 978-546-5027.

Traveling Chef build-a-burger lunch, Rockport Senior Center. $3. RSVP to Freda at 978-546-5027.

Rockport Recreation’s Sunset Pilates/Yoga Class, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $60 for 12 classes, $8 per drop in. Call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309.

Friday, May 24

Reading the Granite Landscape, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Natural history of granite tells stories via geology, plant communities, environmental forces and human use. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Saturday, May 25

Annual Poppy Drive, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 98, in honor of Memorial Day, at locations throughout town. All proceeds support Veteran’s Programs.

Car wash, sponsored by Rockport High School Music Department, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockport DPW Yard. Donations benefit Ireland trip. Call Susan Collins at 978-546-9566.

Rockport Democratic Town Committee meeting, 10:30 a.m., Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library, to organize for the June 25 Special Election. Free, all Democrats registered in Rockport welcome. Contact Martha Morgan at 978-546-8355

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Sunday, May 26

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Tibetan folk and freedom singer Techung performs, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. Performance is part of national 2013 tour “For Peace in Tibet” and benefits Students for a Free Tibet. For tickets, visit www.RockportMusic.org.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. start from Legion Hall; Ceremonies and wreath layings at VFW lot in the cemetery, Harvey Park, Lumbar Wharf. Events culminate with refreshments back at Legion Hall.

Parade participants meet at Legion Hall, 9:30 a.m.; except flower girls and flag boys who’ll meet across the street from the Library at 9:45 a.m. Blue Star mothers/family members of active service women and men are welcome to march or join us at the cemetery.

Tuesday, May 28

Sunset Pilates Yoga Rockport, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, $60/12 classes or $8/drop in fee. Call Caitlin Chandler 978-546-1309

Wednesday, May 29

Current Issues political book group, 3 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Topic: “Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning” by Charles Schwann and Bernice McGarvey.

History Book Club, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Topic: Africa, 1900–2013.

Thursday, May 30

Tidepool Explorers, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Author book talk, 6 p.m., Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Ave. Rockport author Gunilla Caulfield discusses “World War II Army Nurse June Houghton Sullivan: A Life Story!” with June Houghton Sullivan. Nonmembers welcome.

Friday, May 31

Tidepool Explorers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Saturday, June 1

Rockport Garden Club annual plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 158 Granite St. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, houseplants, hanging baskets, herbs, and vegetable seedlings. Proceeds help fund planting and maintaining town gardens, civic projects, and scholarships.

Sunday, June 2

20th annual Ip Piano School Concerto concert to benefit Boston’s Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. Tickets $30-$125; call 617-542-9129.

Monday, June 3

Rockport Garden Club meeting, Rockport Community House. Tea and social hour at noon. At 1:15 p.m., landscape designer Adriana O’Sullivan presents “Thirty Plants that Pay the Rent.”

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Mitchell Zuckoff discusses “Frozen in Time.”

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 98 Rockport’s ice cream social meeting, 7 p.m., at the Dairy Train at Whistlestop Mall, weather permitting.

Friday, June 7

RUNA performs at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Bob and Jen Strom open. $12 advance tickets; visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, or stop by Gloucester Music or Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. At door: $14 (adults), $9 (65 and older), $5 (under 18), $28 per family.

Wednesday, June 19

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Dr. Leana Wen discusses “When Doctors Don’t Listen.”

Wednesday, June 26

“Having Fun with Fossils and Dinosaurs” with Paulette Morin, 3 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

Monday, July 1

Interactive summer day camp, featuring arts and crafts, sports, and games, begins today. $195. Program runs until Aug. 8. Sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department. To register, visit www.rockportrecreation.com. Contact Caitlin at 978-546-1309 or caitlin@rockportrecreation.com.

Wednesday, July 10

Critters ’n Creatures “Amazing Animals: Diggers and Burrowers,” 3 p.m., Millbrook Meadow. Rain site: Rockport Public Library.

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Suzanne Palmieri discusses “I’ll Be Seeing You.”

Monday, July 15

Meet the author, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Joseph R. Gallo Jr. discusses “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us.”

Wednesday, July 24

“A Song and Story Celebration of Reading” with Davis Bates, 3 p.m., Millbrook Meadow. Rain site: Rockport Public Library.

Meet the Author: Eleanor Morse discussing “White Dog Falls From the Sky,” 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

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.”

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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

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.”