Community Stuff 7/25/12

Star Party At Halibut Point State Park


Star Party! Join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club at the visitors’ center at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport on Friday July 27 from sunset to 10:00 for a tour of the beautiful Cape Ann night sky! Free!

If we get clouded out on Friday, we’ll try it again on Saturday.

Saturn is putting on a wonderful show, and you can expect gorgeous views of the ringed planet as well as craters and mountains on the moon, beautiful double stars, star clusters with hundreds of thousands of stars all gathered together by the force of their own gravity, and more. Come and enjoy the under-appreciated beauty of our dark skies.

Family Event at the Shalin Liu

A Special Family Evening with Pianist Alpin Hong
To Benefit The National Center on Family Homelessness

On Saturday, August 4, 2012, The National Center on Family Homelessness and internationally renowned pianist Alpin Hong invite music lovers of all ages to a special benefit concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in the scenic, seaport village of Rockport, MA. This extraordinary evening celebrates children, families, and the transformative power of music.

Alpin Hong has earned the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. Opening ears, eyes, and imaginations with his stunning technique, emotional range, and humor, his shows bring audiences of all ages to their feet. Hong’s extensive musical training, matched with his active interest in youthful pursuits—skateboarding, snowboarding, martial arts, and videogames—forms a creative force unmatched in its vivacity and boundless energy. His music is celebrated as “Classical for the iPod generation.”

The dynamic program will range from classical masterpieces such as “Pictures at an Exhibition” to pop culture classics like “Super Mario Brothers.” A portion of the program will feature the vibrant talents of tomorrow from Camp Encore/Coda, a musical summer camp, performing alongside Mr. Hong.

Join us for a fun evening to help homeless children and families! Tickets are on sale for $40, $30, and $20 (all children under 12 are $20.00 for any seat) at

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