2017-03-15 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Send Calendar items by noon on Friday to editor@duxburyclipper.com Calendar items are published on a space available basis. Preference is for Meetings • Classes or Courses • Workshops • Plays • Dances • Volunteer Opportunities • Non-commerical Duxbury-based events.

Wednesday, March 15

Duxbury Historical Commission meeting. Agenda includes discussion on pending demolition applications for 93 Abrams Hill, 57 Josselyn Ave. and 54 Chapel St. 7 p.m. Town Hall basement meeting room.

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.

South Shore Locavores “Pigs, Glorious Pigs.” Sam and Amy Hainer from Norwell farm “Pokatimus” share experiences raising pigs in their backyard. Over the last seven years, Pokatimus has raised 29 pigs and sold three tons of humanely raised pork from the rarest hog breeds to the local market. Pokatimus is committed to the humane raising of livestock and increasing bio-diversity by raising rare breeds. Program starts at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St. Kingston. Free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Saturday, March 18

Fake news presentation. Boston Globe columnist Tony Chamberlain will give an overview of fake news and an update of recent events related to fake news. Susanna Sheehan, editor of the Duxbury Clipper, Christine James, news editor of WATD, and Sandy See, retired attorney, will tackle fake news issues in this community conversation, 2:30-4 p.m., Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library.

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. Make a birdhouse out of pottery. $40 fee includes all materials and firing. To register call 781-934-6634 or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Sunday, March 19

Free Community Yoga Class. At Duxbury Bay Maritime School at 4 p.m. The class is 75 minutes long and is open to all in the community.

Tuesday, March 21

Duxbury FACTS meeting. Duxbury FACTS (Families, Adolescents, Communities Together against Substances) meeting will feature journalist David Armstrong at 7 p.m. at Alden School in room 104. Armstrong is a senior enterprise reporter for STAT, a national online news site focused on compelling stories about health, medicine and scientific discovery. Armstrong has published numerous articles on the opioid epidemic and its impact on communities and the medical profession as well as reporting on the substance misuse problem.

Thursday, March 23

Panel on solar solutions. Sustainable Duxbury and the Duxbury Free Library will present a free panel discussionfrom7-9p.m.onthevarious 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.

Sailing Team fundraiser. The Duxbury High School sailing team is having a fundraising night at Vineyard Vines, Derby Street Shops, Hingham, 6-9 p.m. Vineyard Vines will give a 10 percent discount on purchases and then donate 10 percent of the evening’s sales to the DHS Sailing Team. Save money while supporting the sailing team.

Friday, March 24

Preschool Special Needs Screening. The Duxbury Integrated Preschool will be conducting a special needs screening for 3 and 4 year old children to identify students who may require special education services. At the Chandler School. Use the Ray Coppens Field entrance. Have an ID available to enter the building. To schedule a time, call the Integrated Preschool office at 781-934-7672.

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.

Spring Soulstice Celebration. Event consists of two 45-minute classes: Shake Your Soul class, a movement practice with powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music; and Chair Yoga, a gentle yoga class with sun salutations, postures and poses to relieve tension; for the non-yogi, first time and experienced yogi. Also includes meditation, yoga therapy and hot tea bar. 1-3 p.m. At the Ellison Room at the Duxbury Senior Center. $10 To sign up, call the Duxbury Senior Center: 781- 934-5774 , ext. 5716.

Saturday, March 25

Bradford House symposium. “Reclaiming a House’s History” features presentations by scholars and experts about the history of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society’s Bradford House, and it celebrates the “Re-imagine Bradford” project, a multi-year effort to preserve the historic house and the story of its four Bradford daughters. 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center, Ellison Room, 10 Mayflower St. To register, call DRHS at 781-934-6106 or email colson@duxburyhistory.org. DRHS members $35; Non-members $45. An $11 onsite lunch option is offered; 45-minute lunch break. Visit duxburyhistory.org.

Duxbury Newcomers’ Club Adult Social. Make some new friends or catch up with old ones. Join Newcomers for its next adult social at Duxbury Bay Maritime School from 7:30-10:30 p.m. and watch the final game of the Elite Eight NCAA Tournament on the big screen. Also information and sign ups available for programs and classes at DBMS. Light snacks and cash bar. Anyone thinking of becoming a member is welcome to join in the fun and sign up for the Club at the event. RSVP to Kristen Murphy at kregelemurphy@gmail.com.

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 through the library’s online calendar or 781-934- 2721, ext. 5632.

Tuesday, March 28

“Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” at 7 p.m. In the Great Room at Bay Farm Montessori Academy. The Parent Connection and Bay Farm Montessori Academy present the award-winning documentary, “Screenagers.”

Upcoming

Saturday, April 1

36th annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show. 50 quality dealers. Lunch and bake table. Admission $7 per adult; no charge for children under 10. Sponsored by Duxbury Boosters Club. Proceeds benefit the Duxbury High School athletic programs. Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Duxbury High School, 71 Alden St. duxburyboosters.org.

Fifth Annual Half Marathon. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Day and other programs at the Duxbury Senior Center. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Visit Duxburyhalfmarathon.com for more information and to register. Hosted by the Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging.

LGBTQ youth dance. For ages 14- 22. 7:30-11 p.m. DJ Julian Baptista. Adult chaperoned. Refreshments provided. Straight friends of LGBTQ youth welcome. First Parish of Norwell, Unitarian Universalist. 24 River St., Norwell. Free admission. For information, call 781-659-7122 or office@firstparishnorwell.org.

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 music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty.” At Plymouth’s Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. Informal presentation, “All About the Music” by Steven Karidoyanes at 7 p.m.

April 7

DHS Sailing Team preppy fundraiser. Come to the “Preppy Season Opener celebrating the 80’s Deluxebury style” on April 7, 7-10 p.m. at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. Wear your preppiest clothes for a throw-back bash. Cash bar, games, prizes, munchies. $25 per person. Tickets at DBMS or DBMS. org. Benefits the high school Sailing Team Boosters.

Ongoing

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.

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