2017-03-08 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 8

Planning Board meeting. 7 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room. Agenda includes discussion of potential subdivision at 232 Surplus 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

Red Cross blood drive. The Ameri-can Red Cross is holding a comm-unity blood drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Corner Stone Lodge, 585 Washington St. Event sponsored by Corner Stone Lodge A.F. and A.M, which will be serving pancakes and clam chowder during the day. Call 800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org for an appointment.

Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. 1-6 p.m. At St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St.

Putting for Patients at DHS. The Duxbury High School National Honor Society will be hold its annual “Putting for Patients” family, mini-golf event to benefit Dana Farber pediatric cancer research. 4-7 p.m. at Duxbury High School. Tickets at the door.

History of Yoga. Learn about the history of yoga and the roots and tradition of this ancient practice. Get to know the eight limbs of yoga, sanskrit words and more. Classroom style presentation, not a mat or chair class. At the Duxbury Senior Center. Sign up at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716. Open to the public. Free.

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. Agenda includes 43 items with 16 on the Special Town Meeting warrant.

Sunday, March 12

“Inspirations” piano concert. Piano department chair Jonathan Roberts and the SSC piano faculty play music they love from classical to jazz. At 4 p.m. at South Shore Conservatory’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St. Free.

Family concert. Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra engages music-lovers of all ages with a mix of music from well-known composers. Come meet the Phil musicians and try out their instruments. Tickets available online at plymouthphil.org or call. 508-746-8008. Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Thursday, March 16

Children and social media presentation. The Parent Connection and Bay Farm Montessori Academy present Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and a pediatrician, researcher and father, who will speak about how to achieve a healthy balance in for children and social media. 7 p.m. in the Presentation Hall at Duxbury Middle/High School. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Purchase in the office at Bay Farm Montessori Academy, 145 Loring St., or at theparentconnection.org.

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. 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.

Spring Soulstice Celebration. Event consists of two 45-minute classes: Shake Your Soul class, a movement practice that relaxes the nervous system, energizes the body and awakens the soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music, and Chair Yoga Class is gentle yoga that includes sun salutations, postures and poses to relieve tension in the neck, back and shoulders and more. This chair class is for the non-yogi, first time yogi and the experienced yogi. Also includes meditation, yoga therapy and hot tea bar 1-3 p.m. At the Ellison Room at the Duxbury Senior Center. Sign up by calling the Duxbury Senior Center and leave a message: 781-934-5774, ext. 5716. $10

Sunday, March 26

Sleep Well presentation. Rick Clerici, a certified clinical sleep educator, and Louisa Clerici, a behavioral sleep therapist, will discuss how to significantly improve the quality of sleep in this 90- minute, hands-­on presentation. 2 p.m. Duxbury Free Library Merry Room. Registration required, begins Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. through the library’s online calendar or call 781-934-2721, ext. 5632.

Upcoming

Saturday, April 1

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra concert. Steven Karidoyanes conducts “Dance Evolution,” the Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story and Arturo Márquez’ Danzon No. 2, a modern Mexican classic inspired by Cuban dance rhythms. South Shore Conservatory’s Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS) also performs with music from the ballet “The Sleeping Beauty,” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. At Plymouth’s Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. Informal presentation, “All About the Music” by Steven Karidoyanes at 7 p.m.

Ongoing

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

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.

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

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