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February 14, 2013

Around Cape Ann: Gearing up for school vacation week

School’s out across Cape Ann next week for students’ annual winter vacation.

And the Trustees of Reservations are hosting a series of programs titled “February School Vacation equals Exploration!” at the Cape Ann Discovery Center.

New this year is a program called “Let it Snow,” for which there are snowshoe rentals for all ages. Explorations take place all week at Trustees properties beginning on Saturday and running through Sunday, Feb. 24.

Vacation week programs include:

Winter Birding Walk: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Coolidge Point and Halibut Point.

Bluebird Nest Box Building: Monday, 10 a.m. to noon at Ravenswood Park.

Snowflake Shapes & Science: Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Ravenswood Park.

Hermit’s Tales on the Trails, with animal tracking: Friday, Feb. 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Ravenswood Park.

Live Animals of the Night — a presentation on opossum, porcupines, and bats: Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. inside the new Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park.

Space and materials are limited, and all interested should register in advance.

Adult prices vary. All children are free but must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 978-281-8400,, or register on-line at

RAA President’s Tea

The Rockport Art Association is inviting its members and the public to its President’s Tea, set for Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments and conversation with RAA president Kathryn Tuck and board of governors, as well as meet past presidents and board members.

More than 100 of the association’s permanent museum collection pieces will be on display, and the event is free.

The RAA is at 12 Main St. in Rockport. For information, call 978-546-6604 or visit

Call for consignments

Rockport Art Association is also preparing for its annual Art Auction 2013 in May with a call for consignments.

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