Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 978-282-4397. Items can also be dropped off at the police station. Please include a contact person's name and numbers.
Action Inc. of Gloucester has rental and mortgage assistance money available from the Rockport Community Preservation Committee to help families and individuals, living in Rockport who are presently facing a financial hardship, in keeping their housing. Please call Stella at Action, Inc. at 978-282-1000 ext. 115 to check if you could receive this assistance.
The Sandy Bay Sisterhood will host a "Spring Fling" fundraiser dance on Saturday, May 19, at Rockport Country Club, 36 Country Club Road, Rockport, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). This evening fetures music by the Mari Martin Band, appetizers, light dinner and desserts, raffles, a cash bar, and a live auction of quality, donated art. Tickets are $30 at the door and $25 advanced purchase. Call 617- 750-2853 for tickets, or email: SandyBaySisterhood@gmail.com
The Sandy Bay Historical Society museum on King Street is open Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for research. Cost is $5 for nonmembers, free for members. Tours of the museum are offered.
Tai Ji class
A tai ji class is held every Wednesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Rockport Senior Center, on the second floor of the Community House. Taught by Meredith Morgan, the class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who have done tai ji in the past. Tai ji is a gentle movement class that benefits health and well-being.
The Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St., holds free weekly meditation teaching and practice Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call Larry Wolf at 617-869-0666.
The Linda Wieditz Scholarship Fund is accepting donations. A scholarship, given in memory of the much beloved music teacher in the Rockport Public Schools, is presented at the Rockport High School graduation each year to one or more graduates pursuing music studies in higher education. Checks, made payable to the "Linda Wieditz Memorial Scholarship," should be mailed to: Linda Wieditz Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 191, Rockport, MA 01966.
Pathways' Cape Ann Families seeks men and women to volunteer as parent mentors. The program has been running for 20 years, serving parents of the Cape Ann community who are experiencing stress or isolation. Volunteers are matched with parents, beginning year-long mentorships/friendships. Contact Hailey Granger at 978-281-2400, ext. 110, or email@example.com.
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.