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July 11, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Thursday July 11

Middle School Blast Book Club starts, 5 to 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Offered by Rockport Recreation Department. $50/six weeks, includes pizza. 978-546-1309.

Saturday, July 13

Old Garden Beach Association Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m., at the home of Stu Mellen, 38 Atlantic Ave. All neighbors, friends, members and nonmembers are welcome.

Sandy Bay Historical Society’s free annual open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Rockport’s Old Castle (postponed from July 6th). Join us on Castle Lane, at Granite and Curtis streets, Pigeon Cove. Learn the history of this 1715 home “castle”. Refreshments will be served.

Old Sloop Fair at First Congregational Church of Rockport, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12 School St., Rummage Sale offers gently-used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, bed linens, luggage, handbags, and more: handicap-accessible

S.S. Crocker Memorial Race, held off the coast of Manchester. Race open to all sailboats. Fun-filled family event. Awards given for first, second and third in each class. Wood and Fiberglass boats welcome. Sponsored by Manchester Yacht Club and Manchester Harbor Boat Club. www.sscrockerrace.com.

Pilates/Yoga Class, sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. $60/12 classes, $8/drop in fee. 978-546-1309.

sunday, july 14

US Navy Band Pops Ensemble, 1:30 p.m. at Rockport High School, Free tickets available to Rockport residents ( with transfer station stickers) Saturday, July 6, at the Rockport Transfer Station 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.. Or send requests to: rocnavcom@verizon.net

Monday, July 15

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

tuesday, July 16

Skeptics in the Pub meet, 6 p.m., La Trattoria Restaurant, 64 Main St., Rich Sagall and Art Thomas examine seemingly easy explanations that turn out to be more complicated! Program starts, 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

Old Sloop Fair at First Congregational Church of Rockport, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12 School St. Silent Auction, White Elephants, Art Mart, Jewelry, Books, Handcrafted Goods, Handknits, Pet Corner, Bake Table, snack Bar: handicap-accessible

Tuesday, July 23

‘Laughter is the Best Medicine,’ 12:30 p.m., free presentation at Rockport Senior Center, Laugh along with great jokes & learn health benefits, immunity boosting powers, pain modulation of laughter! Share with family and friends. Presented by BAYADA Home Health Care;RSVP, 978-546-2573.

Artist demonstration: Susan Guest-McPhail — Mixed Media, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

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, 7 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Eleanor Morse discusses “White Dog Falls From the Sky.”

Saturday, July 27

Giant Yard Sale at Old Sloop Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.: handicap-accessible

Tuesday, July 30

Free Ice Cream Social at the Rockport Senior Center, 12:30 p.m. Make your own sundae! RSVP 978-546-2573

Tuesday Memoir Writing Group at Rockport Senior Center, 10:15. Taught by Cathryn Clark. Bring imagination, memories, paper, pen, notebook.

Artist demonstration: Jude Abbe — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Wednesday, July 31

Artist demonstration: Stapleton Kearns — Oil, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Artist demonstration: Paul Ciaramitaro — How To Draw Anything, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

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.”

Saturday, Aug. 10

Rockport fireworks, 9:30 p.m. For donations: Rockport National Bank, Att: Marcia Budrow, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Visit Facebook: Rockport Fireworks.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Rockport Acoustic Music Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Millbrook Meadow, across from Front Beach. Blues, folk, jazz, world and bluegrass music. All welcome. Free admission. Email info@rockportfestival.com. www.RockportFestival.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Artist demonstration: David Curtis — Oil Landscape, 7 p.m., Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5, free for members. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

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.”

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Monday,

Council on Aging bingo, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.

Tuesday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Wednesday,

Council on Aging Scrabble, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. 978-546-2573.

Tai Jai, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Thursday,

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $3.

Knitting group meets, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center.

Friday,

Zumba Gold, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $5.

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. $4.

Tuesday, July 30

Free Ice Cream Social at the Rockport Senior Center, 12:30 p.m. Make your own sundae! RSVP 978-546-2573

Tuesday Memoir Writing Group at Rockport Senior Center, 10:15. Taught by Cathryn Clark. Bring imagination, memories, paper, pen, notebook.