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June 22, 2013

Rockport Ramblings: Peace fest on for tomorrow

The annual Peace Fest, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, will be held in Harvey Park, at the intersection of Broadway and Mount Pleasant Street, tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will include music by top local performers, food, and games. Peace-themed art by winners of a contest for Rockport students will be displayed and students will also read their poems about peace.

All are invited to enjoy a meaningful day of fun. If weather is bad, the Peace Fest will be move to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport at 4 Cleaves St.

Book Club celebrates equality

Rockport’s history is rich with the achievements of women. The website points out that 200 women crusaded through Rockport in 1856, dumping out much of the alcohol in town, which resulted in the town remaining largely alcohol free to date.

To recognize these women, the Rockport History Book Club will be reading about women’s fight for equality from 1900 to today. One member is reading “A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot.”

The club meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Rockport Public Library in the trustees room. Those wanting to discover what to read to learn more about this topic are invited to attend.

Whaleboat stops in harbor

Seven apprentices and two instructors from The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boat building and seamanship in Rockland, Maine, set out last Sunday in a 30-foot open whaleboat on a voyage of 310 miles to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.

The first port of call was Portland, Maine. The whaleboat arrived in Rockport around 4 p.m. Friday and will be traveling through the Cape Cod Canal today.

Hymn sing and lecture

On Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m., the First Baptist Church of Rockport will hold an hour-long old-fashioned hymn sing. The community is invited. The event will take place in the church sanctuary and a time of fellowship and snacks will follow. First Baptist Church of Rockport is located at 4 High St. For more information call 978-546-6121 or visit FirstBaptistRockport.Org.

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