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April 26, 2013

Rockport Goings On

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Spiran Lodge

Spiran Lodge 98 will hold a regular meeting, followed by a memorial service for members, on Friday, May 3, 7 p.m., at the hall. For membership inquiries, call 978-546-3223.

Benefit dinner

On Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Rockport High School Quiz Team will serve a chicken and ribs dinner (courtesy of Outback Steakhouse) in the RHS cafeteria to raise funds for the trip to Atlanta to represent Rockport in the National Tournament of High School Quiz Teams. Tickets are $12. Tickets are available from team members or by emailing lhimml@gmail.com.

Meadow cleanup

The Millbrook Meadow spring cleanup will take place Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. Bring gloves and garden tools. Trash bags will be provided.

Tibetan music

Tibetan folk and freedom singer Techung will perform Sunday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. The performance is part of his national 2013 tour “For Peace in Tibet” and will benefit Students for a Free Tibet. For tickets, visit www.RockportMusic.org.

Old Sloop Coffeehouse

Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by Garnet Rogers on Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 12 School St., with Chris Pahud and Seth Connelly opening. Advance tickets are $16; visit www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music, or Toad Hall Bookstore. Tickets, at the door, are $18 for adults, $10 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, $24 per family. Bring nonperishable food items to be donated to The Open Door Food Pantry. Donors will receive a free drink.

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