The Friends of Rockport Athletics will meet Monday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., in the Rockport High School library. All are welcome. Call 978-270-7463.
Preschool story hours
The Rockport Public Library will offer story times for children ages 3-5 on Tuesdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m., in the Brenner Friends Room, Jan. 8-April 30. Wendy Pierson will be the storyteller. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. for children and their parents. The program includes storytelling and a short film. Call 978-546-6934.
Join us Monday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. for free Laughing Yoga at the Rockport Senior Center. Mats and floor exercise not required; just the physical act of laughing coupled with breathing exercises help to reduce stress and depression.
Thursday Beginner Computer Classes start at the Rockport Senior Center on Jan. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We will explore how to use the internet and email and how to use them safely. 4 Classes are $40.
This class for seniors explores paragraphs, margins, formatting, header and footers, saving & organizing files and inserting pictures and objects; meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Feb. 4, from 10:30 to 12 noon at the Rockport Senior Center; 6 classes/$60.00
Basics of taking photos and downloading them to the computer, editing photos, attaching them to email. Specially tailored for beginner seniors, at the Rockport Senior Center, Mondays & Wednesdays, from Jan. 14 to Feb 4: 6 classes/$60.00
Artist/sculptor Linda York-Robbins leads senior course in Papier Mache Caricaturing and Sculpting. Students create a life size papier mache head of a famous or infamous person in history. This course offers wonderful experience in exploring many different mediums and techniques in art. No prior knowledge required. 11 classes/$100; Thursdays starting Jan. 17- March 28th. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Rockport Senior Center. For more information, call 978-546-2573.
Artist Carla Mattioli leads this class using black & white conte crayon, charcoal, color pastels and watercolor paints to explore the world of shadows, light, darkness & color. Classes are Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., starting Jan. 15 — Feb 19, at the Rockport Senior Center. 6 Classes/$30.