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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.
RAA summer show
The Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., invites the public to a reception and awards ceremony celebrating its third summer show of paintings, graphics, sculpture and photography on Friday, July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Show runs through Aug. 20. Admission is free. Call 978-546-6604 or visit www.rockportartassn.org.
Acoustic Music Festival
The 34th annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 6 p.m., in Millbrook Meadow, across from Front Beach. Features blues, folk, jazz, world and bluegrass music. All are welcome. Admission is free. Visit www.RockportFestival.com.
The Annisquam Village Players will present “Chicago,” adapted from the original by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Aug. 6-11, 7:30 p.m., in the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St., Gloucester. Reserved seating is $32, general admission is $16; 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. Hall is air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served at intermission.