2017-05-03 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 3

Independent living presentation. Join Duxbury’s Municipal Commission on Disabilities and Independent Living Associates Director Steve Higgins and Services Coordinator Manel Desvallons for an “Overview of Independent Living” about the philosophy that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, opinions and control over choices in their lives as people without disabilities. 7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St. Free and open to the public. For more information email mcod@town.duxbury.ma.us.

Duxbury Camera Club meeting. At 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. Speaker is Ron Rosenstock, who will give a presentation on “Photographing Cuba.” The Duxbury Camera Clubs’ annual exhibit, “Exposed 2017,” continues at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 65 St. George St., Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 pm. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 pm.

Thursday, May 4

“Giggle More, Worry Less.” Parenthood is a joy, but it is difficult and stressful as well. Come listen to pediatrician Greg Parkinson talk about his book “Giggle More, Worry Less: a Pediatrician’s Thoughts for New Parents” in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library at 7 p.m. His tips and ideas will be valuable to all parents with young children. Sponsored by the Parent Connection and the Duxbury Free Library. Register through the online library calendar or by phone 781-934-2721, ext. 5632.

Adult board game night. 6:30-8 p.m. In the Young Adult area of the Duxbury Free Library. Join a welcoming group of adults age 18- plus who like to play board games. Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Snacks provided

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, baked goods, tea, coffee. Visit tunefulbrew.com or email tunefulbrew@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, May 6

Town-wide litter sweep. Participation is free. Register on Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tarkiln Community Center. All supplies provided. 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

Duxbury Idol. Amazing talent at Duxbury High School will wow audience members and woo them for votes in this year’s Duxbury Idol, at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 6. This year’s event features electronic voting for the multi-round show. Tickets $10, sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. If you or your student loves pop music, this will be a not-to-miss evening! (Students under 10 should be accompanied by a parent.)

Derby Day. Jones River Landing Environmental Heritage Center in Kingston is hosting a Derby Day with southern-style fish fry, appetizers, mint juleps, a 50/50 raffle, a hat contest, games and the “Race for the Roses” on the big screen. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. $15; kids under 12, free. The Jones River Landing, 55 Landing Rd., Kingston. For more information, visit jonesriver.org/derbyday.

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 emcgough@duxburyhistory.org for house assignment and information.

Sunday, May 7

Concert. The Neave Trio will be performing at The Art Complex Museum at 4 p.m. The trio has enjoyed tremendous international success in concert series and at festivals worldwide.

Monday, May 8

Celebrity basketball game. The Duxbury High School Boosters presents the New England Patriots celebrity team vs. the Duxbury High School Boosters All Stars. 7 p.m. DHS. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: 781-936-6027.

GLBT youth group meeting. SShAGLY, the South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth meeting and support group for youth ages 14-22, will meet at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. For more information email sshagly@gmail.com, visit bagly.org.

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 those who live far from schools will 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.

Saturday, May 13

Touch-A-Truck fundraiser. The Duxbury High School Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 will be holding a Touch-A-Truck fundraiser from 9 a.m.-noon at the Steele Athletic Building. The cost is $5 a person. All money raised will go toward prom fundraising for the classes of 2019 and 2020. Vehicles are needed for kids to come and explore. If you have a truck, RV, bus, motorcycle or classic car that you would be willing to park at our event, email the class of 2019 advisor, Lew Alberti at lalberti@duxbury.k12.ma.us.

Duxbury Newcomers’ Family Social. The Spring Fling on the lawn of the Duxbury Student Union offers food trucks, a face painter, a balloon artist, lawn games and two performances by the Toe Jam Puppet Band, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:45-1:30 p.m. Bring a picnic blanket to eat lunch and enjoy the show. $15 per family via Eventbrite. The charge at the event will be $20 per family, cash or check. Information: email duxfamsocial@gmail.com.

Book and Bake Sale. The Friends of the Kingston Public Library’s annual Book and Bake Sale is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. Kingston. Thousands of books on all subjects at great prices. Proceeds supports library through programs, museum passes, books, etc.

Ballroom dance. The South Shore Dancers hold a ballroom dance from 7:30-11 p.m. at Cushing Memorial Hall, 673 Main St. (Rte. 123), Norwell. “Around the World in 80 Days” theme. Suggested dress: informal/ travel souvenir tees. 7:30 p.m. foxtrot lesson; 8-11p.m. ballroom dancing to music by DJ Tom Osterland. $12 per person. Reservations recommended, 781-659-4703 or tickets@southshoredancers.org. $2 discount for SSD members with reservations.

Monday, May 15

DHS golf teams’ tournament fundraiser. The DHS boys and girls golf teams will be holding their annual fundraiser golf tournament on Monday, May 15 at the Marshfield Country Club. Registration at noon, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Includes lunch, dinner. Hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Tufankjian Toyota, along with raffles and silent and live auctions. Visit Duxburyhighgolf.com for details and to register.

Basic life support certification. Health Ed of New England is holding a Basic Life Support certification course for healthcare providers, from 6-10 p.m., at Tarkiln Community Center, 245 Summer St. $55 per person. Preregister by Sunday, May 14. For more information, call 781-582-1440 or healthednewengland.com .

Ongoing

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.

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