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Join Kaminski and Heath’s Tea Room in Rockport for an afternoon tea and an appraisal on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid. Cost is $25 per person and includes a verbal appraisal for one item, one scone, four tea sandwiches, one beverage and one tea treat. Additional verbal appraisals will be available for a $5 donation with a limit of three per person. Reservations are required; call 978-309-3388 or email email@example.com.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport will sponsor a live auction Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Items includes furniture, art work, quilts, exercise equipment, a sailing trip and more. All are welcome. Admission is $5 per person and includes dessert. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Rockport Library is preparing for the annual fall book sale to be held Oct. 18-20. Donations of clean books in good condition are being accepted at the library desk during library hours. Hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs and books on tape are sought for the sale. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias will be accepted. All proceeds support programs for children and adults at the library.