With the town’s annual Navy Weekend well underway (see news story, Page 1), the Rockport Navy Committee will host a pancake breakfast Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m., sponsored and hosted by Brackett’s Ocean View Restaurant.
A $5 donation at the door is recommended for guests. Patrons will share the breakfast tables, overlooking Sandy Bay, with visiting U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen and U.S. Navy personnel from other parts of New England.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport will hold its Summerfaire today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 4 Cleaves St.
The festive day features food and crafts, plants, book sale and a silent auction. There will also be supervised games and activities for children. There will be a 50-50 raffle and a raffle for a watercolor painting by award-winning artist Judy Metcalfe. All are invited to this mid-summer community gathering.
Rockport High School physics teacher William Waller will be hosting a series of NASA workshops at Rockport High School, starting Monday.
Each of three programs runs for five days from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $150 per participant. Waller asks that participants be at least 15 years old.
As to the programs, “Exploring the Solar System” will begin Monday, “Exploring the Milky Way” starts July 15, and “Exploring the Universe” starts July 23. All participants will receive a NASA certificate for completion of the course.
In addition to Waller, Waller is also an astronomer and an author. Potential participants can contact Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For more information, contact Gini Nangle at the Rockport Community School at 978-546-1204 or email@example.com.
Making the case for beer sales
Rockport selectman Paul Murphy traveled to the Statehouse in Boston Friday to testify in favor of the state granting Rockport a beer and wine license to be awarded to a full-service grocery store.
Murphy said he thought the hearing went well, and that it will be up to residents to decide if Rockport should have a store that sells beer and wine. The issue should be on the town ballot this November.
Bylaw meeting, take 2
Rockport’s Town Government & Bylaw Committee will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Police Station Conference Room in a continuation of last Monday’s meeting, which ended unexpectedly.
The committee will choose two finalists, from the group of five candidates interviewed last week, to become members of the committee.
Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.