Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology. Join the interpreter for a less than typical program that takes you back in time on Cape Ann when other humans inhabited this beautiful area. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Monday, August 5, 2013 6pm
Monday, August 12, 2013 6pm

Quarry Tour - Sunday

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry Rokcport MA

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascade from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

Sundays 1:30-2:30pm
Saturdays 10-11am

Earth Day Coastal Clean Up on Cape Ann

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to two of their most spectacular coastal reservations to help us celebrate Earth Day 2013. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

Saturday, April 20, 2013 10am-12noon

NMYO Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert

Northeast Massachusetts NMYO’s Honors Chamber Ensembles

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will be presenting their Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert on Saturday, March 23rd, 7:00pm, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  

“Our Honors Chamber Concert features NMYO’s top student musicians,” says Trudy Larson, NMYO’s string and chamber music director, “chosen because they demonstrate a high level of skill and musicianship.”

This special concert will include music from some of the great masters of the chamber music genre such as Beethoven and Mozart in addition to more contemporary composers.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:00pm

Intro to Vernal Ponds

Learn about spotted salamanders and vernal creatures from the Cape Ann Vernal Po

Be prepared for peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Live creatures will be displayed during the discussion, followed by an excursion into the park. Presented by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Ravenswood Park! Space is limited, so please pre-register!

Saturday, March 23, 2013 6-7 pm

Spring Book Sale at RPL - Sunday

The Rockport Library Book Sale is a fundraiser for RPL programs!

The Friends of the Rockport Library invite you to their spring book sale! Enjoy a bake sale and shop for hard back and paperback books, children’s books, books on tape, videos, and DVDs. All proceeds are used to help support programs at the library like the Cabin Fever Movies, the Authors Series, Museum passes, and Children’s programs.

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013 10am-5pm
Sunday March 17, 2013 1-5pm

New England Ringers at Shalin Liu

Ring iun the Holidays at the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport Massachusetts!

You can literally ring in the holidays with Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center!  The New England Ringers will perform holiday concert where the only instruments are bells. This fifteen-member highly energetic ensemble plays advanced hand bell works with a blend of musical moods and styles—from classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions, all with a touch of entertaining humor.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 5pm

Cradles to Crayons Gear Up for Winter

Gear Up for Winter helps kids in need stay warm during the cold months!

Donate your warm winter used clothing and other items in Rockport. Kids clothing and winter coats are in high demand this time of year, and your contribution can really make a big difference in somebody's life! Bring your donations to the Rockport Transfer Station or Smith Ace Hardware

Rockport Transfer Station: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ace Hardware: Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24, 2012 open to close


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