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May 10, 2013

Rockport Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Friday, may 10

Zumba gold, 11 a.m., Rockport Senior Center; $5 walk in rate

Strength Resistance Exercise Class, 9 to 10 a.m., Rockport Senior Center, $4 per class

Reading the Granite Landscape, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Natural history of granite tells stories via geology, plant communities, environmental forces and human use. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” presented by Rockport High School Drama Llamas, 7 p.m., John Lane Auditorium, 24 Jerden’s Lane. $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, $6 for children (10 and under).

“Dividing the Estate,” presented by Theatre in the Pines, 7:30 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway. Directed by Nan Webber, this Horton Foote comedy classic puts a fun spin on dysfunctional family rivalries. Tickets at The Bookstore in Gloucester and Toad Hall in Rockport.

Saturday, may 11

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” presented by Rockport High School Drama Llamas, 2 and 7 p.m., John Lane Auditorium, 24 Jerden’s Lane. $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, $6 for children (10 and under).

Entertainment fundraiser at UU Society of Rockport, 7:30 p.m., 4 Cleaves St. Performances by ‘Leven, Lady Acapella, John Rockwell, Jennifer Ober, Cara Burley, Dylan Kerr, Emma McCloy, Coalter Palmer, and Kiva Trumbour. $10, $5 for students. Proceeds benefit community outreach. 978-546-2989.

Millbrook Meadow spring cleanup, 8 to 11 a.m. Bring gloves and garden tools. Trash bags provided.

Pigeon Cove Circle’s Mother’s Day tea, for children of all ages to celebrate their mothers, grandmothers or special persons, 2 to 4 p.m., Cove Circle Center, 6 Breakwater Ave. Donations accepted.

“Dividing the Estate,” presented by Theatre in the Pines, 7:30 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway. Directed by Nan Webber, this Horton Foote comedy classic puts a fun spin on dysfunctional family rivalries. Tickets at The Bookstore in Gloucester and Toad Hall in Rockport.

Sunday, may 12

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” presented by Rockport High School Drama Llamas, 2 p.m., John Lane Auditorium, 24 Jerden’s Lane. $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, $6 for children (10 and under).

“Dividing the Estate,” presented by Theatre in the Pines, 3 p.m., Spiran Hall, corner of School Street and Broadway. Directed by Nan Webber, this Horton Foote comedy classic puts a fun spin on dysfunctional family rivalries. Tickets at The Bookstore in Gloucester and Toad Hall in Rockport.

Tuesday, May 14

Old Garden Beach Association annual meeting, 7 p.m., Rockport Community House. All welcome.

“Exploring Massachusetts History at the Commonwealth Museum,” 7:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Presented by Sandy Bay Historical Society. Museum Director Stephen Kenny speaks about its collection of historical documents. All welcome.

Wednesday, may 15

Wine and cheese party to celebrate Rockport Public Library’s 20th anniversary at present location, 6 p.m., Community Center. Hosted by Friends of Rockport Library. Appetizers served. $15; proceeds benefit library.

Kenneth Gloss of Boston’s Brattle Book Shop in Boston talks about the value of old and rare books, 7 p.m., at library celebration. Tickets at Toad Hall Book Store.

Thursday, May 16

‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s theater group, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Monologues from playwrights, performances of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. RSVP. Rockport Cultural Council program supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tower Tour, 11 a.m. to noon, Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Includes climb to upper-levels of park’s World War II artillery fire control tower. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Friday, May 17

Rockport Art Association’s 21st annual Arts & Flowers reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Hibbard Gallery, 12 Main St. Free. Features more than two dozen floral interpretations inspired by artist member’s art. 978-546-6604. www.rockportartassn.org.

Reading the Granite Landscape, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Natural history of granite tells stories via geology, plant communities, environmental forces and human use. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Saturday, May 18

Old Garden Beach Association’s annual cleanup, 8 a.m., Old Garden Beach. Friends, neighbors, members and nonmembers welcome. Bring gloves, rakes, clippers, etc. Rain date: May 19, 8 a.m.

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, noon to 1:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Sunday, May 19

Birding For Beginners, 8 to 10 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Peter Van Demark offers tips on songs, flight patterns and preferred habitats. Meet in parking lot. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Pigeon Cove Circle’s annual spring luncheon, noon, Gloucester House restaurant. RSVP to Carolyn at 978-546-3223.

Wednesday, May 22

Music performance, presented by Rockport Middle School orchestra, chorus and chamber music, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Thursday, May 23

Tower Tour, 11 a.m. to noon, Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Includes climb to upper-levels of park’s World War II artillery fire control tower. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Rain or shine. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup, 12:30 p.m., Rockport Senior Center. Presentation by Attorney Natalie Simon. Register at 978-546-5027.

Traveling Chef build-a-burger lunch, Rockport Senior Center. $3. RSVP to Freda at 978-546-5027.

Friday, May 24

Reading the Granite Landscape, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Natural history of granite tells stories via geology, plant communities, environmental forces and human use. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Saturday, May 25

Car wash, sponsored by Rockport High School Music Department, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockport DPW Yard. Donations benefit Ireland trip. Call Susan Collins at 978-546-9566.

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Sunday, May 26

Babson Farm Quarry Tour, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Specific lessons include splitting of granite with traditional quarry tools. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Tibetan folk and freedom singer Techung performs, 7 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center. Performance is part of national 2013 tour “For Peace in Tibet” and benefits Students for a Free Tibet. For tickets, visit www.RockportMusic.org.

Thursday, May 30

Tidepool Explorers, 10 to 11 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Author book talk, 6 p.m., Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Ave. Rockport author Gunilla Caulfield discusses “World War II Army Nurse June Houghton Sullivan: A Life Story!” with June Houghton Sullivan. Nonmembers welcome.

Friday, May 31

Tidepool Explorers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue. Meet at Visitors Center. All ages. Pouring rain cancels. Free and open to public. 978-546-2997. www.mass.gov/dcr.

Monday, July 1

Interactive summer day camp, featuring arts and crafts, sports, and games, begins today. $195. Program runs until Aug. 8. Sponsored by Rockport Recreation Department. To register, visit www.rockportrecreation.com. Contact Caitlin at 978-546-1309 or caitlin@rockportrecreation.com.