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June 24, 2013

Rockport Goings On

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Church lift

The First Baptist Church of Rockport offers free rides to church every Sunday for anyone living on Cape Ann. To sign up, call 978-546-6121 or visit www.FirstBaptistRockport.org.

Summer Reading

Children from preschool through grade six may sign up for the Rockport Public Library Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 24. Theme for the seven-week program is “Dig into Reading.” Reading records, time logs, book bags and bookmarks available in the Junior Department. Children can also join the “Read and Win” program sponsored by Topsfield Fair. Those who read at least 20 hours — alone or with an adult — will receive a free ticket to the fair plus a voucher for a hot dog and beverage, two ride tickets, and a “Read and Win” ribbon.

Summer Reading events include:

“Having Fun with Fossils & Dinosaurs” with Paulette Morin — June 26, 3 p.m., Brenner Friends Room.

“Amazing Animals: Diggers & Burrowers” live-animal show — July 10, 3 p.m., Millbrook Meadow. Rain site: Library.

“A Song & Story in Celebration” with Davis Bates — July 24, 3 p.m., in Millbrook Meadow. Rain site: Library.

Summer Reading Program concludes — Aug. 7, 3 p.m., Brenner Friends Room — with a party and Australian-themed music and comedy presented by Didgeridoo Down Under.

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