Clipper Community Calendar
Send Calendar items by noon on Friday to firstname.lastname@example.org Calendar items are published on a space available basis. Preference is for Meetings • Classes or Courses • Workshops • Plays • Dances • Volunteer Opportunities • Non-commercial Duxbury-based events.
Wednesday, April 12
Course information for parents of fifth-graders. Parents of current fifth-graders are invited to attend a Course Selection Information Night at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Duxbury Middle School staff will present information on the courses that incoming sixth-graders will be taking next year and explain the sign up process on Aspen. A letter will be sent home in early April with Aspen student login and password information. Fifth-graders will be able to select their courses on the student portal of Aspen from April 14-28.
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. Document ancestors back to the 1600s, learn about technology trends
in genealogy research and evidence needed 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 St. 781-934-9092, email@example.com.
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.
Planning Board meeting. Agenda includes referral to ZBA for 622 Congress St. the Standish Humane Society property.
Thursday, April 13
Free Whale/Dolphin Presentation. Regina Asmutis-Silvia, executive director at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, will discuss the ecological whale model and the latest research supporting this principle at Duxbury Bay Maritime School in Clifford Hall. 7-8 p.m. Light appetizers. Kids welcome. Free.
Interfaith Passover Seder. In honor of Harry Katz, a Passover Seder will be held at the Duxbury Senior Center from 2-4 p.m. The celebration will be led by interfaith guide Laura Neprud of Congregation Shirat Hayam. Light refreshments will be served. $5 payable on April 13. Reservations required. Call Programs and Activities, 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.
Monday, April 17
Patriot’s Day. Marathon Monday. Town Hall closed.
Tuesday, April 18
April Vacation Rock Camp. Middle and high school singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers and songwriters are invited to unleash their inner rock star at South Shore Conservatory’s April Vacation Rock Camp April 18-April 21 at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus, at 64 St. George St. Jam with your friends and learn music that ranges from the iconic to the obscure with engaging workshops, ensembles, master classes and daily performances. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Final performance at end of the week. For more information, contact Erik Caldarone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Nancy Meredith at 781- 934-2731, ext. 11, sscmusic.org.
Wednesday, April 19
Explore Patriots’Day. Have you ever wondered about the origin of Patriots’ Day, and why it’s a public holiday in only Massachusetts and Maine? Equipped with the journal of Colonel Samuel Pierce, a 17th Century Dorchester resident, representatives from Historic New England will explain the history behind this special day. At the Kingston Public Library from 10-11:30 a.m. For children five to 12 years. Participants will dress up in colonial-era clothing, examine reproduction artifacts, make tin lanterns, write with quill pens and create paper tricorner hats to wear. Free. Reservations required. To register, visit kingstonpubliclibrary.org or call 781-585-0517.
Thursday, April 20
Vacation Two-Day Clay Workshop. In “Masks!” a two-day clay workshop, students make a clay mask on the first day and glaze it on the second day, April 21. They learn the basics of pottery and create memories. Instructor is ceramic artist Carolyn Daly Shedd. 9:30-11:30 a.m. At The Art Complex Museum. For grades four and up. $70. All materials and firing included. Snack provided. To register, call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 or email email@example.com.
Fermentation presentation. South Shore Locavores discuss fermentation, the new dietary buzzword associated with probiotics and gut health but it’s really not that new. Bread, beer, wine, cheese and even some meats can be fermented. Participants will learn about the process of fermentation, as well as local resources for fermenting at home. They will also sample a variety of fermented foods and beverages. At 7 p.m. at the Kingston Council on Aging, 26 Evergreen St.
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. Tickets $35. Southshorehospital.org/kickinupcountry or 781-624-3788 for tickets.
Monday, April 24
PFLAG meeting. The South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG will hold its monthly support group meeting for parents and friends of LGBTQ people at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rt. 3A, next to Duxbury Town Hall. Social time 7 p.m.; meeting time 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to gbpflag.org.
SShAGLY meeting. SShAGLY (South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth), a meeting and support group exclusively for ages 14-22, will meet at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rt. 3A, next to Duxbury Town Hall. At 7 p.m. For more information email email@example.com, go to bagly.org.
Tuesday, April 25
Free concert. South Shore Conservatory’s Coffee Break Concert Series presents Headin’ Home on Tuesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Village at Duxbury. Father-daughter duo Headin’ Home’s Christine Hedden, fiddle, and Dan Hedden, guitar and vocals, play tunes and song from Irish and New England traditions, as well as original tunes grown from traditional roots. Seating is limited. To reserve a space, contact Anne Smith at 781-934-2731, ext. 21 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 26
Public meeting on Battelle property. 6 p.m. Duxbury Senior Center, Ellison Room, 10 Mayflower St. Meeting will include town boards and committees and the public to brainstorm ideas for property’s future.
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. For more information, visit marciaballou.com.
Friday, April 28
Arbor Day celebration. At Chandler Elementary School.
Friday Night Lights. At the Percy Walker Pool. Swimming and fun for grades 2-5. 6-8 p.m. Music, games and pizza. Sign up online, at the pool or at the Recreation office. Percywalkerpool.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.
Saturday April 29
Duxbury American Legion Post Baseball Tryouts. Tryouts for 2017 Duxbury Post 223 Junior Legion 17U baseball team will be held at Chandler Field from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Local area games played in June and July. Eligibility is for players whose birth dates fall in 2000 to 2004. Bring original birth certificate.
Saturday, May 6
All-Sports Tag Sale. Donate used sporting equipment and gear to the All-Sports Tag Sale that benefits Crossroads, a camp for at-risk youth located in West Duxbury. Drop-off gear at the Duxbury Senior Center Thursday, May 4-Friday, May 5. Tag sale Saturday, May 6, 8-11 a.m. Call Selden Tearse with questions: 781- 864-9599
Friday, May 12
Garden Club Flower show. The Community Garden Club of Duxbury celebrates its 90th anniversary with a standard flower show, “Muses at the Museum: Art Inspires Art.” Friday, May 12, 1-4 p.m.-Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Horticultural specimens and floral design entries including designs interpreting art, literature, sculpture, architecture, music and dance. Free and open to the public. Visit communitygardenclubofduxbury.org.
Sustainable Duxbury. Sustainable Duxbury meets the first Wednesday of each month at the senior center at 7:30 p.m.