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July 11, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — 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 welcome.

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

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

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.

Rockport High School Drama Llamas present one-night only cabaret, 7 p.m., John Lane Auditorium. $10 donation at door. Proceeds benefit RHS drama program. Family-friendly celebration.

Sunday, July 14

U.S. Navy Band Pops Ensemble, 1:30 p.m., Rockport High School. Free tickets, email rocnavcom@verizon.net.

Rockport Legion Band free summer concert, 7 p.m., Back Beach bandstand. All welcome. Bring chairs or blanket. Popcorn and cold drinks available.

Monday, July 15

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

Thursday, July 18

Friends of the Rockport Library annual summer book sale (members’ preview), 5 to 8 p.m., Proceeds supplement library programs, including Cabin Fever movie series, the authors’ series, special programs for children, and museum passes.

Friday, July 19

Friends of the Rockport Library annual summer book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds supplement library programs, including Cabin Fever movie series, the authors’ series, special programs for children, and museum passes.

Saturday, July 20

Old Sloop Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St. Silent auction, white elephant items, art mart, jewelry, books, handcrafted goods, handknits, pet corner, bake table and snack bar.

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Opening reception Sunday, July 21, noon to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Friends of the Rockport Library annual summer book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds supplement library programs, including Cabin Fever movie series, the authors’ series, special programs for children, and museum passes.

Sunday, July 21

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Opening reception today from noon to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Friends of the Rockport Library annual summer book sale, 1 to 5 p.m. Proceeds supplement library programs, including Cabin Fever movie series, the authors’ series, special programs for children, and museum passes.

Monday, July 22

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Tuesday, July 23

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Free presentation, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Presented by BAYADA Home Health Care. RSVP to 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

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

“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.”

Thursday, July 25

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Friday, July 26

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Saturday, July 27

Giant yard sale at Old Sloop Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 12 School St.

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Sunday, July 28

Annual art sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Mission Outreach projects.

Tuesday, July 30

Free ice cream social, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Make your own sundae. RSVP to 978-546-2573.

Memoir Writing Group, 10:15 a.m., Rockport Senior Center. Taught by Cathryn Clark. Bring imagination, memories, paper, pen and 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. Donations to: Rockport National Bank, Attn: Marcia Budrow, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. 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.