As part of Rockport’s 125th anniversary, there will be a dance party for the entire community Friday night, July 29, at the Samoset resort, 220 Warrenton St.

The Firefighters Ball will begin at 6 p.m. with a happy hour on the Samoset's patio, overlooking Penobscot Bay. The evening gathering moves to the Knox County Ballroom for food and cash bar sustenance before popular local rockers Creatures of Habit take the stage at 8 p.m. to fuel to dance floor.

Tickets are $50, available in advance at the Rockport Town Office (236-9648), via Rockport Fire Department or online at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or