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August 2, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, Aug. 2

Tidepool Explorers, 2 to 3 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. Inter-tidal exploration, creatures inhabiting special environment. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport fundraiser to benefit UU Steeple Rescue, 7:30 p.m., 4 Cleaves St. Donations accepted.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Free Rockport Legion Band concert, 7 p.m., Back Beach Bandstand. All ages. Bring blankets or chairs. Popcorn and cold drinks available.

Monday, Aug. 5

“Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres,” 6 to 7 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. “Psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology and geology. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Free Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church. “Treasure Cove!” Preschool to sixth-grade welcome. Arrive by 8:30 a.m. to register child.

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.

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

“Laughter is the Best Medicine,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Free presentation by BAYADA Health Care. Hear how laughter can help you stay healthy. RSVP: 978-546-2573.

Rockport Senior Care summer barbecue, 11:30 a.m., (rescheduled from July 24). For reservations, call Freda at 978-546-5027.

Free Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church. “Treasure Cove!” Preschool to sixth-grade welcome.

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.”

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Thursday, Aug. 8

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Friday, Aug. 9

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

“Richard III,” presented by Rebel Shakespeare Company, 5 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. Bring picnic, blankets and chairs. Weather permitting. No rain date.

Saturday, Aug. 10

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Rockport fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Donations to: Rockport National Bank, Attn: Marcia Budrow, 16 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Facebook: Rockport Fireworks.

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

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. www.RockportFestival.com.

“Chicago,” presented by Annisquam Village Players, 7:30 p.m., Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard St. $32 reserved seating, $16 general admission; visit www.annisquamvillageplayers.com. General admission tickets may be purchased after July 22 at: Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., Gloucester; The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester; and Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square. Air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served.

Monday, Aug. 12

“Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres,” 6 to 7 p.m., Halibut Point State Park. “Psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology and geology. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Free program, “Beauport: Henry Davis Sleeper’s Eclectic Showplace” with Pilar Garro, site manager of Beauport, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Sponsored by Sandy Bay Historical Society. All welcome.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Tower Tour of Halibut Point State Park’s Military History, 11 a.m. to noon. Climb to upper-levels of the park’s World War II artillery fire control tower. Fantastic views of New Hampshire and Maine. Meet at Visitors Center. For all ages. Rain or shine.

Friday, Aug. 16

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park. Interpreter uses trail and quarry to explain how granite was quarried, including splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Vintage clothes exhibit, “In Style: Two Centuries of Cape Ann Fashion,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockport Community House, Broadway. $5. Items from Sandy Bay Historical Society’s collection.

Birding for Beginners, 8 to 10 a.m., Halibut Point State Park. Migratory species with Peter Van Demark. Meet in parking lot. All ages. Rain or shine; pouring rain cancels.

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.”