Clipper Community Calendar
Wednesday, April 5
School Committee meeting. Duxbury School Committee welcomes its newest elected members at a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Alden School, room 104.
Duxbury Camera Club meeting. Speaker is photojournalist Rick Friedman. At 7 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room. For more information visit Duxburycameraclub.org.
Garden Bros Circus. At the Marshfield fairgrounds. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. One and a half hours of circus fun, including motorcycle daredevils in the Globe of Doom, Chinese acrobats, the Human Slingshot, racing camels, circus clowns, aerialists, cirque artists. GardenBrosCircus.com.
Thursday, April 6
Duxbury Democratic Town Committee meeting. At the Duxbury Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. Agenda: taking a look at the current Massachusetts Democratic platform.
Friday, April 7
The Preppy Season Opener. DHS sailing team is holding a fundraiser, The Preppy Season Opener celebrating the 80’s Deluxebury style from 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.
Tuneful Brew Coffeehouse. A one-hour open microphone session kicks off the event at 7 p.m., followed by the featured performer Americana/ Roots/Bluegrass band Cold Chocolate at 8 p.m. at First Parish Church’s Harvey Assembly Hall, 842 Tremont St. Admission $10 at the door; children 12 and under free. Light dinner, baked goods, tea, coffee available. Tunefulbrew.com.
Saturday, April 8
Fill A Truck for ALS. Bring your redeemable cans and bottles to the Duxbury Police Station from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain or shine. Be one of the first ones to arrive and get your ALS wrist band. Donations are welcomed also. With your help, we can make a difference. Questions? Contact Sergeant Dennis Symmonds, Duxbury Police Dept. 781-934- 5656.
DAA art show awards reception. The Duxbury Art Association will hold the awards reception for its Winter Juried Show from 6-9 p.m. at The Art Complex Museum. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on the DAA website. Open to the public.
DEF comedy show. The Duxbury Education Foundation and the Improv Asylum of Boston present “Laugh Out Loud Comedy” at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Family show at 4 p.m. $5/$25 family max. Cash or check at door. Evening show at 8 p.m., $25 advance/$30 at door. Reserved VIP seating and discount pricing for parties of eight or more. Dine and Dash: $80, includes a VIP ticket and a three-course dinner prior to the show at The Winsor House. Visit duxburyeducationfoundation.org for information.
Community Seder. Congregation Shirat Hayam is holding a pre- Passover community Seder at 5:30 p.m. The Passover Seder is an ancient ritual meal that retells the story of the ancient Israelites’ emancipation from slavery in ancient Egypt. $18 per person/$36 per family; free for members. RSVP at email@example.com or 781-582- 2700. Leave your name, number of people, a phone number or email. Payment can be made on the congregation’s website, shirathayam.net. Congregation Shirat Hayam shares space with Sanctuary Church at 185 Plain St., Marshfield.
Sunday, April 9
John Singer Sargent gallery talk and book signing. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman, authors of “John Singer Sargent and His Muse: Painting Love and Loss,” examine Sargent’s relationship with his niece and frequent model, Rose-Marie Osmond. The speakers have graduate degrees in medieval studies and used their archival skills to collect material for the book. At The Art Complex Museum at 2 p.m. Sargent’s painting, “The Confession,” is currently on exhibit at the museum.
Monday, April 10
Household Highs: Prescription drugs and inhalants. Deputy Liisa Budge-Johnson, outreach coordinator for the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, will present information about the dangers of prescription drugs and seemingly innocent items found in households that young people are using to get high. At the Kingston Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Free but registration is requested via the library’s online calendar at Kingstonpubliclibrary.org, or call 781-585-0517, ext. 112.
Life support. Health Ed of New England will hold a basic life support certification course for healthcare providers, from 6-10 p.m. at Tarkiln Community Center, 245 Summer St. $55 per person and requires preregistration by Sunday, April 9. 781- 582-1440, healthednewengland.com.
Tuesday, April 11
Friends of COA Talbots fundraiser. Need a new spring outfit? From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Talbots in Duxbury’s Snug Harbor will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Friends of the Duxbury COA. Representatives of the Duxbury Senior Center will be at Talbots all day on April 11. Call the Duxbury Senior Center’s front desk with questions 781-934-5774, ext. 5702.
Drone Presentation. Duxbury and Marshfield Leo’s Club for kids ages 12-18. 3 p.m. At the Duxbury Fire Department. For more information, contact Linda Collins, 617-755- 5506.
Wednesday, April 12
Tracing your roots at Alden House. Explore the process of discovering your family history and learning about the Alden lineage with the Alden Kindred genealogist Lilly Cleveland from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Alden House Historic Site. Cleveland will explain how to document ancestors back to the 1600s, technology trends in genealogy research, information about the Alden Kindred and the evidence needed for a lineage file for certification to the Alden family. Bring your lunch; Beverages/dessert provided. $10 for adults; ($8 for members.) Reservations suggested; space is limited. Alden House Historic Site, 105 Alden Street. 781- 934-9092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel for caregivers. South Shore Community Partners in Prevention’s April meeting is a panel on Caregiver Burden from 8:45-10:15 a.m. in the Funkhouser Conference Room A at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth. 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth. All are welcome.
Thursday, April 13
Free Whale/Dolphin Presentation. A representative from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation organization will speak at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. 7-8 p.m. A free community talk. Kids welcome.
Saturday, April 22
Country Dinner Dance. The Friends of South Shore Hospital host their 14th annual Kickin’ Up Country for Home Care dinner dance at Pembroke Country Club. Country music by Sage & Whiskey. Wet-Your-Whistle hour begins at 6 p.m. Supper at 7 p.m. dancing at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the home and community care division of South Shore Health System, which provides hospice, visiting nurse and private duty nursing and aide services. Tickets $35. Southshorehospital.org/ kickinupcountry or 781-624-3788 for tickets.
Thursday, April 27
DAA Artist Coffee Talk. Informal coffee time with Duxbury Art Association’s featured artist Marcia Ballou. At 9:30 a.m. in the Todd Studio of the Ellison Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. For information, visit marciaballou.com.
Saturday, April 29
Autism Open House. The Duxbury Police Department has established a new autism outreach team. Meet the officers and check out the police station and cars at the open house from 3-5 p.m. Safety and wandering information presentations. Meet outreach partners Teri Babetski, special education director of Duxbury Schools, and Safety Net. RSVP by April 24 to Officer Steve Hall at email@example.com, or 781- 934-5656, ext. 1182.
Corner-Stone Lodge monthly breakfast buffet. On the first Sunday of every month from 8-11 a.m. Corner-Stone Masonic Lodge hosts its all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, French toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet breads and other home made goodies. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $5 children. 585 Washington St.
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 by Duxbury FACTS for those concerned about substance abuse. Meetings are every Monday from 7-8 p.m. Duxbury Senior Center. 10 Mayflower St. Open to the public.