2017-03-01 / Calendar


Wednesday, March 1

School Committee meeting. Alden School, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Duxbury Camera Club meeting. The Duxbury Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library’s Merry Room. Members will share slide shows of their favorite photographs. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit Duxburycameraclub.org.

Public hearing. Duxbury Historical Commission holds a public hearing on the total demolition of 93 Abrams Hill Rd. at its meeting at the Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 2

Kids Clay Classes. After-school class for children in grades K-3 to have fun with clay at The Art Complex Museum. March 2-April 6 from 4-5:15 p.m. $150 includes materials and firing. 189 Alden St. To register call 781-934-6634 or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Books as Art for Teens. Afterschool class for kids ages 12 and up. Children will create several different artists’ books using easy-to-learn bookbinding techniques. Thursdays, March 2 - April 6 from 4-5:15 p.m. At The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Register: call 781-934-6634 or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Friday, March 3

Open mic night and performance. Tuneful Brew Coffeehouse begins with open microphone at 7 p.m., followed by composer and fiddler Christine Hedden from 8-9 p.m. at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. Admission $10 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Light dinner selections, homemade baked goods, a variety of tea and coffee available; donations greatly appreciated.

Saturday, March 4

Democratic Town Committee meeting. The Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will meet at the Duxbury Free Library, Setter Room at 10 a.m. for coffee and conversation. Official caucus begins at 10:30 a.m. All registered Democrats are eligible to be elected as delegates to the State Convention June 3 in Lowell. Contact Nancy Landgren, 781-934-6006, or clarkland@verizon.net.

High School Festival of Plays. Duxbury Theatre Troupe 355’s production of “The Tempest” is at 5:30 p.m. at the preliminary round of the Massachusetts High School Festival of Plays at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 71 Alden St. Seven other high schools also present their plays beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets $10 at the door for all plays.

Duxbury Youth Softball fundraiser. Join DYS at the Duxbury American Legion for its annual fundraising party, featuring the sounds of Duxbury’s own Mike Kane, cash bar, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets $20 at the door or in advance at duxburyyouthsoftball.org.

The Backyard Farm and Garden event. The Marshfield Agricultural Commission sponsors the 7th annual lecture event “The Backyard Farm and Garden 2017” from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Marshfield Senior Center, 230 Webster St. Free and open to residents of all towns. Visit townofmarshfield.org/lecture2017.htm for pre-registration or phone 781-837-1433.

Monday, March 6

“Screenagers.” The Parent Connection and Bay Farm Montessori Academy present the award-winning documentary “Screenagers” about kids growing up in the digital age, at 7:30 p.m. in the Presentation Hall at Duxbury Middle/High School and on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Great Room at Bay Farm Montessori Academy. Recommended for parents of children of all ages and is suitable for children in fourth grade and up. Tickets are not required for these screenings. Suggested donation: $10.

Tuesday, March 7

Duxbury All Band Night concerts. Concert No. 1, 6:30 p.m. DMS Jazz Club, Fifth Grade Band, Steel Drum Band, White Band, DHS Jazz Band, Green Band, Symphonic Band, combined finale. Concert No. 2, 8 p.m. DMS Jazz Band, Sixth Grade Band, DHS Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Silver Band, Wind Ensemble, combined finale. Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St.

Thursday, March 9

Nathaniel Philbrick book discussion. Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold in his latest book “Valiant Ambition,” a complex, controversial and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. At the Kingston Senior Center on Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments. Free. To register, visit the library’s online calendar at KingstonPublicLibrary.org, or call 781-585-0517, ext. 112.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6 p.m. followed by a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Fran Hoeg will entertain with Irish and Broadway music. $45 per person. To reserve a space, call 781-585-2460, ext. 312, or visit miramarretreat.org.

Friday, March 10

Middle School Spring Fling. For seventh and eighth grade. 7-8:30 p.m. at Duxbury Middle School cafeteria. Sponsored by DMS PTO and Student Council.

Saturday, March 11

Annual Town Meeting. Begins at 9 a.m. At the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Open to all residents.

Sunday, March 12

Family concert. The annual Family Concert of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra engages music-lovers of all ages with a mix of familiar and upbeat music from well-known composers. Come early to meet the Phil musicians and try out their instruments. Tickets available online at plymouthphil.org or call. 508-746-8008. Tickets will be sold at the door one hour before the concert, based on availability. Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Saturday, March 18

DYB Leveling Day. Duxbury Youth Baseball will hold its annual leveling day for AAA (grades 3-4) and Majors (grades 5-6) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DuxPlex. Attendance is mandatory for all AAA and Majors players who must register for spring baseball in advance at duxburyyouthbaseball.com.

One day clay workshop for kids. 10 a.m. to noon. At The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Participants learn the basics of pottery. Instructor is Carolyn Daly Shedd. $40 fee includes all materials and firing. To register call 781-934-6634 or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Thursday, March 23

Panel on solar solutions. Sustainable Duxbury and the Duxbury Free Library will present a free panel discussion from 7-9 p.m. on the various options for residential solar energy in the Merry Room of the Library, 77 Alden St. A unique opportunity to learn about residential solar energy installations free from any sales pressure. For more information, visit sustainableduxbury.org or contact Sustainable Duxbury co-chairman Mike Wilson at mikewilson62@verizon.net.

Friday, March 24

Living with mental illness discussion. “In Our Own Voice: Living Life with a Mental Illness” is part of First Parish Church’s Open Minds Social Justice speaker series. A panel of speakers from National Alliance on Mental Illness will relate personal stories of living with mental illness and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. 7:30 p.m., 842 Tremont St. Free. Everyone welcome. Uudux.org.


Duxbury Science Fair. Open to elementary school students. Registration continues through March 10. Fair is on April 1. The online registration link is on the Chandler School and Alden School websites, under Curriculum and Instruction.

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

Loss support group. The first Monday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center with Ellen Gillis, LICSW. 781-934- 5774, ext. 5731.

Caregiver discussion group. The first Tuesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center.

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.

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