2016-10-19 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

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 Don Beers. Duxbury Board of Selectmen is holding a retirement party for former harbormaster Donald C. Beers, III at the senior center, 10 Mayflower St., 5-7 p.m. All invited. RSVP 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.

Friday, October 21

Home football game. The Duxbury Dragons football team has a home conference game against Hingham on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 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.

Monday, October 24

PFLAG meeting. The South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG will hold its monthly support group meeting for parents and friends of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) people at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. Information: email duxburypflag@gmail.com or gbpflag.org.

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

Newcomers’ Halloween Spooktacular. Join the Newcomers’ Club for the 4th annual Halloween Spooktacular from 3-5 p.m. Come dressed in costume (kids and adults) to trick-or-treat at businesses in Hall’s Corner. The route will begin at Foodies and end with a party at the Girl Scout House on Washington Street. Pizza, apples and drinks will be served. Tickets are $10 per family. Last day to purchase tickets is October 20. Email duxfamsocial@gmail.com for information.

Upcoming

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.

Hypnosis show. “A Hypnotic Adventure” at 7 p.m. at the Presentation Hall, Duxbury Middle/ High School, 71 Alden St. Adults Caring for Theatre (ACT), the parent group supporting DHS Drama, is bringing back Dan Candell, master hypnotist. Tickets $10, available at the door or in advance at duxburydrama.com. Parental permission slips available at the door for those who want to be on stage.

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. A goat petting pen. Volunteers needed. Contact Lori Rohleder, Outreach Manager, at 781- 934-6106.

Regional

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 bluegrass music, educational presentations on owls, food, games, crafts and artisan demonstrations. Rain date Oct. 22.

Ongoing

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

Storytime. Bring your preschool and up child for a read-aloud story at Westwinds bookshop every Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by arts and crafts time. Free.

Public speaking club. Become a better, more confident speaker and presenter. The South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club in Kingston is a friendly public speaking club that meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Kingston Library, 7:30-9 p.m. For more information, call Charles “Chuck” Bramhall at 508-400-0600.

Just the FACTS teen support group. Meetings are every Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at the Duxbury Student Union. St. George Street. All welcome.

Just the FACTS support group. A support group for those concerned about substance abuse. Sponsored by Duxbury FACTS group. Meetings are every Monday from 7-8 p.m. Duxbury Senior Center. 10 Mayflower Street. Open to the public.

Caregiver discussion group. At the Duxbury Senior Center the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. Contact Donna Ciappina, LSW at 781-934-5774 ext. 5730.

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