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May 17, 2013

Rockport Calendar

Friday, May 17

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.

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.

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Directed by Ray Jenness. Multi-generational cast from Cape Ann to Cambridge. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19, available at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net. www.capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com.

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.

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, 8 p.m., Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway. Directed by Ray Jenness. Multi-generational cast from Cape Ann to Cambridge. $15, $10 for students, $5 for those under 19, available at door. To reserve tickets, email cast2008@prodigy.net. www.capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com.

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.

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