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Legion Band concerts
The Rockport Legion Band will present free Christmas concerts Friday, Dec. 7, at Rockport Methodist Church; Thursday, Dec. 13, at Rockport Congregational Church; and Thursday, Dec. 20, at Denmar and Seacoast nursing homes in Gloucester. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
The Council on Aging will hold its holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway. Lunch provided by SeniorCare Nutrition Program and the Rockport COA. Menu includes roast lamb with gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, red velvet cupcake and knotted roll. Cost is $2. Entertainment provided by Tony Malionek. Reservations required; call Freda 978-546-2573.
Empty Bowl painting
Empty Bowl painting for The open Door will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Rockport Senior Center. Admission is free. To register, call 978-546-2573. All are welcome.
Potluck supper, party at Spiran Lodge
Spiran Lodge #98 will hold their regular meeting regular followed by a Christmas Party, potluck supper and gift exchange on Friday, December 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lodge Hall. Please plan to attend.
Library home delivery
Rockport Public Library offers outreach services for local homebound residents. The outreach librarian delivers regular, large-print and audio books as well as periodicals and videos. Call 978-546-6934.