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Family Fun Day
Sandy Bay Preschool, a nonprofit parent cooperative, celebrates its 40th year with a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Features games, crafts, face-painting, a Wayne from Maine concert from noon to 1 p.m., prizes and more. Admission is $5 per person, $20 per family. Proceeds support the preschool. Visit www.sandybaypreschool.org or call 978-546-6366.
The Rockport Recreation Department will offer these programs:
Adult indoor soccer meets for eight weeks, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Rockport High School gym, beginning Wednesday, March 13. Cost is $20.
Hip Hop Hula Hoops, for students in kindergarten through grade five, meets Saturday, March 16, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $5 drop-in fee.
To register, call Caitlin Chandler at 978-546-1309.
‘Power of the Purse’ event
The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host the fifth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event Thursday, April 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Brookwood School in Manchester. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and wine, and a 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. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Visit www.thewomensfundec.org.