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November 1, 2012

Around Cape Ann: Vernal benefit tops busy weekend

The Cape Ann Vernal Pond team knows how to throw a good party.

And once again it will hold its annual benefit and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Essex at the Woodman’s Essex Room, with this year’s event featuring the band Entrain.

“This is your chance to hear incredible musicians while supporting two important local causes,” said Rick Roth of Cape Ann Vernal Pond. The event benefits the Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Educational Adventures, representing both the realms of both conservation and education.

The event is also the team’s third annual benefit concert and silent auction. Woodman’s is located at 127 Main St. in Essex. Doors open at 7 p.m. and cash bar. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.

The program also features a raffle for prize baskets, with the $1 raffle tickets allowing the holder to enter their name to win specific items.

Kestrel Educational Adventures provides programs that teach ecological literacy and science in a way that is connected with nature. For more information, visit www.capeannvernalpond.org or www.kestreleducation.org.

Old Sloop concert

Old Sloop Coffeehouse presents the Amy Black Band on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Rockport at 12 School St.

Amy Black is a Boston based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood, and has shared stages with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Suzy Boggus and Rodney Crowell, and played the Boston Music Festival.

Black recently made her mark down south on the live radio show Music City Roots, hosted by Jim Lauderdale, as a headliner at The Basement (Nashville) and Eddie’s Attic (Georgia) and at the Americana Music Association Conference. Megan Burtt will open. She was a winner at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, the 2011 Mountain New Song Competition, and the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Competition.

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