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November 6, 2012

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Monday, Nov. 5

Garden Club meeting, 11:30 a.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Social at noon. Mary Huntoon presents “Festive Flowers” at 1:15 p.m.

Friends of Rockport Athletics, 6:30 p.m., Rockport High School library. All welcome. 978-270-7463.

Rockport American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Bring Christmas gifts for annual Chelsea Soldiers Home Gift Shop event.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Free rides to the polls, sponsored by Rockport Republican Town Committee. Call Mike Boucher at 978-500-0715 for a ride.

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Friday, Nov. 9

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Story time with Sesame Street’s Elmo, 2 p.m., Rockport Public Library.

“Buddhism and Twelve-Step Programs,” 2 to 4 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Sharon Muddiman discusses basic workings of Twelve-Step Programs and a brief comparison to similar aspects of a Buddhist practice. Open to everyone. Program is free; supported by donation. www.aci-capeann.org.

Dance party, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Free admission. www.aci-capeann.org.

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Sunday, Nov. 11

“Shakespeare In Two Acts,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 3 p.m., Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester. “Love on a Midsummer Night” and “Visiting Lear.” $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19. Tickets at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net.

Dharma Book Club, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Vajramudra Center, 154 Granite St. Topic: “Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears” by Pema Chödrön. Open to everyone. Program is free; supported by donation. www.aci-capeann.org.

Monday, Nov. 12

Lahey Health System’s Cape Ann community forum, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. Focus on future of healthcare, payment reform, impact on hospitals, healthcare delivery systems. Q&A follows.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Thursday, Nov. 15

“Saving Money on Real Estate Taxes,“ presented by Council on Aging, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Guest speaker: Diane Lashua from assessor’s office. All welcome.

Free public lecture, 7 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 4 High St. Dr. Dorothy Boorse takes a look at relationship between Christian faith and caring for environment. 978-546-6121. FirstBaptistRockport.Org.

Friday, Nov. 16

Pigeon Cove “Then & Now,” presented by Rockport Council on Aging, 7 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Computerized photo presentation of historic photos set to music by Gilbert McCarthy. Seating is free but limited. 978-546-2573.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Friends of Rockport Athletics trivia and dance night, Rockport Golf Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia at 6:30 p.m. Teams of 4-6 players; $10 per person. Refreshments and cash bar. 21+ event. Tables are going quickly. To register your team, call Neil Dineen at 978-546-7906, or mail payment and team names to: Neil Dineen, 128 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Rockport Ambulance benefit breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Ellen’s Harborside restaurant, T-Wharf. Stuffed French toast, ham, juice and coffee. $8. Tickets available from Rockport EMTs, at door or by calling 978-479-3487.

Monday, Nov. 19

Rockport High School’s Spanish class fundraiser, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jalapenos Mexican restaurant, Main Street, Gloucester. Portion of all receipts support students’ educational trip to Costa Rica. Call Lil Duffy at 978-546-1234.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Pigeon Cove Circle’s Christmas in the Cove Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For craft table rentals, text 978-766-8041 or call Michele at 978-546-1195.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Preschool Story Hour, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Rockport Public Library. 978-546-6934.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Oasis Rockport’s first Toys For Tots Photos with Santa Toy Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Photos with Santa Claus when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots. 978-290-3184. Email holiday@oasisrockport.com. www.oasisrockport.com.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison concert, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. Beatles tribute band Octopus’s Garden performs classic Beatles songs, and The Mockers perform solo works by Lennon and Harrison. $20. All proceeds benefit local cancer related charities.