Clipper Community Calendar
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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? 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 tricorn hats to wear. Free. Reservations required. Register at kingstonpubliclibrary.org or call 781- 585-0517.
Thursday, April 20
Vacation Two-Day Clay Workshop. In “Masks!” a two-day clay workshop students learn the basics of pottery to make a clay mask on April 20 and glaze it on April 21. 9:30-11:30 a.m. At The Art Complex Museum. For grades 4 and up. $70. All materials and firing included. Snack provided. To register, call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fermentation presentation. South Shore Locavores discuss fermentation, the new dietary buzzword associated with probiotics and gut health. 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 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.
Monday, April 24
Duxbury Board of Selectmen meeting. Agenda includes animal control officer and discussion of dog poop problem on town lands. Town Hall, Mural meeting room. 7 p.m.
PFLAG meeting. The South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG holds its monthly support group meeting for parents and friends of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) people at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Social time: 7 p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Email email@example.com or go to gbpflag.org.
SShAGLY meeting. The South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, a meeting and support group exclusively for youth ages 14-22, will meet at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. At 7 p.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, go to bagly.org.
Identity theft and scam presentation. Plymouth County Sheriff’s department Deputy Liisa Budge-Johnson offers advice in avoiding identity theft and financial scams at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour presentation is followed by question and answer session. Free. Registration required at kingstonpubliclibrary.org, or call 781-585-0517.
Tuesday, April 25
Free concert. South Shore Conservatory’s Coffee Break concert series presents Headin’ Home 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 Christine Hedden, fiddle, and Dan Hedden, guitar and vocals, play tunes and song from Irish and New England traditions, as well as original tunes. Seating is limited. To reserve a space, contact Anne Smith at 781-934-2731, ext. 21 or email@example.com.
Camera Club show opening reception. “Exposed 2017,” the annual members’ show of the Duxbury Camera Club is now open at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 65 St. George St. With over 50 photographs, the show highlights unique and inspiring work by local artists. Many photographs are for sale. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Public welcome. Refreshments. The show runs until June 8.
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 who will 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 and open to the public. For more information, visit marciaballou.com.
Friday, April 28
Arbor Day celebration. At Chandler Elementary School. 2:30 p.m.
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.
High School Play. “Harold and Maude” presented by Duxbury High School Thespian Troupe No. 355, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. At the Good Knight Black Box Theater, Duxbury Middle/High School, 71 Alden St. Tickets $7 adults, $5 students and seniors, available at the door. Play is recommended for high school students and older given its themes.
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. RSVP by April 24 to Officer Steve Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781- 934-5656, ext. 1182.
American Legion baseball tryouts. Tryouts for 2017 Duxbury Post 223 Junior Legion 17U baseball team are 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 born in 2000 to 2004. Bring original birth certificate.
5K Walk in Kingston. Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, a nonprofit bereavement center for local families, will hold its fourth annual 5K Memory Walk at 10 a.m. at 4 Elm St., Kingston. Registration at 8:30 a.m. $25 for adults and $15 for children 12-18. To register, visit hopefloatswellness.org, or call 781- 936-8068.
UPCOMING IN MAY
Friday, May 5
Tuneful Brew Coffeehouse. One-hour open microphone at 7 p.m. Americana/Roots band Woodsmith and Hersch at 8 p.m. Singer/ songwriter Celia Woodsmith was nominated for a 2014 Grammy award for best bluegrass album. At First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. $10, children 12 and under are free. Light dinner selections, homemade baked goods, tea, coffee. Visit tunefulbrew.com or email email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, May 6
Town-wide litter sweep. Participation is free. All you’ll need will be provided to you at the registration table on Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tarkiln Community Center. Fill bags with litter and return them to Tarkiln by 4 p.m. DPW will pick them up. Rain date: Sunday, May 7. For information, call Paul Mabey: 617-688-0359.
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
DRHS spring clean up day. 9 a.m.- noon. Join members and volunteers in cleaning up the lawns and gardens of the King Caesar, Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. and Bradford houses. Lunch served at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House at noon. Call 781-934-6106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for house assignment and information.
Sunday, May 7
Youth orchestra spring concert. Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra (BaYS) presents its final concert of the year at 3 p.m. at Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Free admission for students in grades k-12. Adults $10 at the door.
Wednesday, May 10
4th annual Bike to School Day. Kids bike from home or for those who live too far away, meet at Foodies for the group ride. The Alden group meets at 7 a.m. DMS meets at 7:45 a.m. Police and parent escorts.
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. and Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Horticultural specimens and floral design entries interpret art, literature, sculpture, architecture, music and dance. Free and open to the public. Visit communitygardenclubofduxbury.org for more information.
Corner Stone Lodge monthly breakfast buffet. On the first Sunday of every month from 8-11a.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.
Sustainable Duxbury. Sustainable Duxbury meets the first Wednesday of each month at the senior center at 7:30 p.m.