2016-10-12 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

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Wednesday, October 12

Open book club. 10:30-11:15 a.m. At the Duxbury Free Library, Lanman Room. Discussion of Medieval murder mysteries. Participants are encouraged to read any title in this genre. Member Polly Harrington will lead discussion and tell tales from her visit to a monastery. Drop in program; no registration is required.

Thursday, October 13,

High school choral concert. The Duxbury High School chorus presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 14

Film screening. “One Big Home” is a 90-minute documentary that chronicles carpenter-turned-filmmaker Thomas Bena and his exploration to understand about the proliferation of 10,000-20,000 square foot homes in Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard. At the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets $10; $5 students and seniors; free admission for carpenters and builders. Tickets available only on the night of the screening. More information and trailer: onebighomethemovie.com.

Saturday, October 15

Two–day painting workshop. This two-day workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques used by artist Lisa Daria Kennedy. At The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St.

Volunteer social. The Art Complex Museum will honor its many dedicated volunteers, both past and present, at a social on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Bradford open house. 1 p.m. Tour the Bradford House and discover the Bradford daughters. Free; open to the public. Bradford House, 931 Tremont St.

Monday, October 17

DHS string concert. The Duxbury High School string orchestra presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Free and open to the public.

Knitting night. Need help seaming a sweater, need to learn how to turn a cable, or want to learn to knit? Join this group for a night of social knitting with help available for beginners and intermediates. At the Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room. 6-8p.m. Drop in. No registration required.

Tuesday, October 18

DHS band concert. The Duxbury High School band presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 19

Register to vote. Last day to register to vote/change party enrollment for presidential election. Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall closes at 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 20

Reception for Harbormaster Donald C. Beers, III. Duxbury Board of Selectmen are holding a retirement party for former harbormaster Don Beers at the senior center, 10 Mayflower St., 5-7 p.m. All invited. RSVP by Oct. 14 to C. Anne Murray at Murray@town.duxbury.ma.us or 781-934-1100, ext. 6016. Voluntary contributions accepted. Make checks payable to “Retirement Reception” and deliver to C. Anne Murray, Board of Selectmen’s office, 878 Tremont St.

Shop and make a difference. The Talbots in Snug Harbor at 447 Washington St. will be donating 10 percent of pre-tax sales to Magical Moon, a local children’s cancer foundation. 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

Christian Science spiritual healing webinar lecture. A webinar lecture on spiritual healing titled, “Christian Science: What it is and how it heals,” will be presented by international speaker Michelle Nanouche from Paris, France, on Oct. 22, at noon. One hour presentation includes 40- minute talk and Q&A period. Free. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Duxbury. To register to view webinar, go to Duxburycsrr.com and click on “Webinar.”

Alden haunted house. The museum’s popular 14th annual Haunted House event will be a “spooktacular” night of family fun. 4-8 p.m. Mildly frightful haunted tours of the historic Alden House, monster mash disco, face painting, kids games/activities and a haunted trail walk. $5 per person. Refreshments. Suitable for all ages; costumes are encouraged. 105 Alden St. Park on Railroad Avenue or at school off Alden Street.

Sunday, October 23

“The Mousetrap” and Bay Players’ 60th anniversary. The Bay Players of Duxbury is celebrating its 60th anniversary Oct. 23 with Agatha’s Christie’s “The Mousetrap” and an afternoon reception for members and the community. Matinee performance on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Reception immediately following. At First Parish Church on Tremont Street. Additional performances at 8 p.m. on Oct. 22, 28 and 29. “The Mousetrap” was first performed by Bay Players in November 1959. Tickets, call 781- 269-9885 or visit bayplayers.org.

Candlelight tour of the King Caesar House. Historian Patrick Browne gives a special candlelight tour of the King Caesar House, 120 King Caesar Rd. 5-6:30 p.m. Duxbury Rural and Historical Society members, $10; non-members, $15. Tickets are limited; reservations required. Call 781-934-6106 or email colson@duxburyhistory.org for reservations.

Thursday, October 27

Questions on Question 2? The Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will hold an informational session on ballot Question 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Duxbury Senior Center. All are welcome.

Gallery talk. “Night Becomes Us;” nighttime photography exhibit. 7 p.m. The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Free and open to the public. RSVP required. 781-934- 6634, ext. 10 to RSVP or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Fall tournament of plays. Three one-acts with a competitive edge presented by Duxbury High School Thespian Troupe #355: “Gary Grinkle’s Battle with Wrinkles and Other Troubles in Mudgeville,” “#Viral” and “The Dancers.” Thursday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 29. 7:30 p.m. The Good Knight Theater, Duxbury Middle/High School, 71 Alden St. Tickets $7/$5 for students and seniors, available at the door.

Saturday, October 29

Book and bake sale. The Friends of the Kingston Public Library annual book and bake sale starts at 9 a.m. at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., Kingston. Thousands of paperbacks, children’s books, novels, art books, etc. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library. Donations of books will be accepted at the library.


Friday, November 4

Zabuli school film. A screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” a documentary that tells the story of students and teachers at the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan, is at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Q&A follows. All proceeds support Razia’s Ray of Hope. Admission $25; under 18 free.

Thursday November 10

Holy Family holiday craft fair. Holy Family Women’s Club holds its 4th annual holiday craft fair from 5-8 p.m. in the parish center. Unique gifts from local crafters including coastal gifts, jewelry, home décor, original artwork, gourmet gifts and much more. Silent auction and raffle. Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont St.

Tuesday, November 15

US Army Jazz Band concert. At the Duxbury Performance Arts Center. Tickets are available at Duxbury American Legion Post 223, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury Senior Center and Westwinds Bookstore and online at armyfieldband.ticketleap or call John Magnarelli at 781-934- 5485. This is a free concert, but you must have a ticket.

Sunday, November 27

Holly Days/goat petting pen. Join the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, 479 Washington Street, from 12-4 p.m. for Holly Days. Take self-tour of the historic house. Children’s activities and a goat petting pen. Volunteers needed. Contact Lori Rohleder, Outreach Manager, at 781- 934-6106.


Friday, October 14

‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ 8 p.m. Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial St., Braintree. Tickets $25. Reservations: 781-356-5113 or tickets@curtaincallbraintree.org. Info at curtaincallbraintree.org. Also, on Oct. 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

Annual Farm Day. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield. Mass Audubon hosts a festival of fall farm fun. Tractor-drawn hayrides, live music, educational presentations on owls, food, games and crafts. Rain date Oct. 22.


Sustainable Duxbury. Sustainable Duxbury meets the first Wednesday of each month at the senior center at 7:30 p.m.

Storytime. Bring your preschool-aged child for a read-aloud story at Westwinds bookshop every Monday

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