, Gloucester, MA


August 2, 2013

Rockport Goings On

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Fundraiser event

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St., will hold a fundraiser to benefit the UU Steeple Rescue in progress on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

Legion Band

The Rockport Legion Band, under the direction of Jim Davison, will present a free concert Sunday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., at the Back Beach Bandstand. All ages are welcome. Bring blankets or chairs. Popcorn and cold drinks are available.


Pilar Garro, site manager of Beauport in Gloucester, will present a free program titled, “Beauport: Henry Davis Sleeper’s Eclectic Showplace,” on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Rockport Public Library. The 40-room house/museum, which dates back to 1907, is furnished with unusual and interesting objects acquired by Sleeper and includes a circular library, octagon room and a secret stairway. Sponsored by Sandy Bay Historical Society. All are welcome.

Summer BBQ

The Rockport Council on Aging and the SeniorCare Nutrition Program will sponsor a summer BBQ at the Rockport Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, watermelon and strawberry shortcake. To RSVP, call Freda at 978-546-5027 or 978-546-2573. Followed by free presentation, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by BAYADA Home Health Care.

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