2017-05-17 / Calendar

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-commercial Duxbury-based events.

Wednesday, May 17

School Committee meeting. Alden School, room 104.

Thursday, May 18

Playground closed. The Ellison playground next to the Duxbury Free Library will be closed for the day for repairs.

Forum on decommissioning Pilgrim. The Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee will hold a forum on decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station at the Duxbury Senior Center at 7:30 p.m..

“The Glass Menagerie.” Curtain Call Theatre of Braintree presents “The Glass Menagerie” a play by Tennessee Williams, May 18-20, 8 p.m. 182 Commercial St., Braintree. For tickets, call 781- 356-5113 or e-mail reservations to tickets@curtaincallbraintree.org. Curtaincallbraintree.org.

Cook shellfish with fire. Learn some live-fire shellfish-cooking tips from Paula Marcoux, a Plymouthbased food historian, food editor for Edible South Shore and South Coast magazines and author of “Cooking with Fire,” at the next South Shore Locavores’ meeting. Learn how to combine the harvest of our local waters with the excitement of hot coals. 7 p.m. at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., behind the Kingston Town House.

Friday, May 19

Newcomers’ Club Adult Social. Come join the Newcomers on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. as they enjoy Bettina Lesieur’s art studio and gallery. View her local artwork and learn about classes and other studio offerings while enjoying a glass of wine with friends. This is an open event; those outside of Newcomers are welcome. Wine and cheese provided.

Ballroom line dancing. Held by the South Shore Dancers. 7-9 p.m., First Parish Church, 24 River St., Norwell. $5 per person. Learn and practice line dances incorporating steps from waltz, tango, cha cha, etc. at monthly drop-in class, Dropins welcome. Some ballroom dance experience helpful, not required. For more information, emailsteve@southshoredancers.org.

Saturday, May 20

Pine Fest. The multicultural celebration of the woods in the Myles Standish State Forest is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Charge Pond. There will be rescued pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and a menagerie of wild things. The Aquinnah Wampanoag will set up a fish camp. For more information, visit SEMPBA.org.

Sunday, May 21

Duxbury Oyster Festival. A fundraiser for the Duxbury Student Union and Duxbury Education Foundation. At The Winsor House, 3-7 p.m. Oysters and music by the Duxbury Student Union coffee house teen musicians at 3 p.m. before the band, The Elevators take the stage. Tickets $100.

Monday, May 22

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., at 7p.m. Email duxburypflag@gmail.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 sshagly@gmail.com, go to bagly.org.

Friday, May 26

The 20th annual Opening of the Bay dockside gala. 5:30-10:30 p.m. At the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St. Dinner, silent auction, dancing to The Waves. VIP tickets $125. Regular tickets $70.

Saturday, May 27

Car wash. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pilgrim Church, Washington St. Fundraiser supports the high school youth group’s trip to New Orleans to build homes.

Opening of the Bay Family Day. Family Day is at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free so bring the kids to the DBMS campus and enjoy lawn games, face painting, a bouncy house and a dunk tank. Food and vendors, too. Try a kayak, paddle board or take a boat ride. 457 Washington St.

Tour Gurnet Light. From 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., guides from Project Gurnet and Bug Lights are offering tours of the historic Gurnet Light, the Keeper’s Cottage and Fort Andrew at the end of Gurnet Point. Shuttles will be leaving from the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St. approximately every 30 minutes, starting at 9 a.m. Last shuttle leaves Gurnet Light at 2:30 p.m. to return to DBMS. $5 donation per person (max. $20 per family.) For more information visit buglight.org.

Edaville military appreciation weekend. All military members will receive free admission to Edaville Railroad Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Their immediate family members will receive a 50 percent discount on admission with a valid ID. Edaville, 5 Pine St., Carver.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day ceremonies. The Duxbury American Legion Post 223 will be coordinating the Memorial Day exercises. The traditional parade will leave from Standish Cemetery at 10 a.m. and will proceed through Hall’s Corner up Depot Street to the First Parish Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. The Post 223 honor guard will also conduct ceremonies prior to the parade at the other town cemeteries. The public is invited.

Wednesday, May 31

Print Lab. The Art Complex Museum offers a print lab with artist Kyle Turner in its Alden Studio on Wednesdays, May 31- July 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Class members will produce original handmade prints using both linocut and dry point processes and use the museum’s printing press. $175 for a block of six classes to be used within the eight-week session. Call 781-934-6634, ext.10 or email sally@artcomplex.org for more information or to register.


Friday, June 2

Historic clothing gallery talk. Join Madelon Ali of Duxbury Rural and Historical Society clothing committee at 11 a.m. as she talks about an installation that features pretty 1950s era fluffy prom gowns, worn by a Duxbury resident and her sister. On display at the Duxbury Free Library from June through July. Free.

Saturday, June 3

Clay workshop for kids. “Bugs, Butterflies and More” with Carolyn Daly Shed from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at The Art Complex Museum. Learn the basics of clay hand-building and create caterpillars, dragonflies, lady bugs and much more. Materials, firing and a snack are included. $35. To register, call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 to register or email sally@artcomplex.org.

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