2017-06-21 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 21

Last day of school. Today is the last day of school for all Duxbury public school children.

Digital device drop-in. Bring your device and your questions to the Duxbury Free Library’s reference desk any Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Or call to make an appointment: 781-934-2721, ext. 5623. Please be sure your device is charged up and you have your library card, access to email and an Apple ID if it is an Apple device

The Superintendent Speaks. Dr. Ben Tantillo, superintendent of Duxbury public schools, will speak at the Duxbury Senior Center about “The State of Education” from 9-10 a.m. Tantillo is retiring, so come hear his talk and say “farewell” and “thanks.” Sign-ups are required and spots are limited. To register, call 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

National Cancer Survivors Day. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day from 4-7 p.m. at the Obery Street entrance. Jordan Rich will be master of ceremonies. Special guest is Joe Andruzzi, former New England Patriots offensive guard, three time Super Bowl champion and cancer survivor. Food, raffles, door prizes and entertainment by Despite Dwight, featuring Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center Medical Director Matt Koomey, MD, on drums. Call 508-830-2783 to register. Free and open to the public.

Friday, June 23

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The Bay Players of Duxbury present an adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play runs June 23-24, and June 30-July 1, at the First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. For tickets, visit bayplayers.org.

Summer Soulstice Yoga Retreat. The Duxbury Senior Center Summer Soulstice Yoga Retreat is 1-3 p.m. at the center. It’s led by Emma Boyle of Dragonfly Yoga and Kim O’Brien, senior center yoga instructor. The retreat includes introduction to chakras, Kindness Rocks Project, iced teas and readings in the garden and labyrinth, chair yoga and meditation. Open to non-yogis, new yogis and experienced yogis. $10 at the door. Sign up: 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

ALS ONE album launch concert. Brian Stratton of the local bands, The Infractions and Happenin’ Horns, in support of ALS ONE, has created and produced an album with celebrity musicians to raise funds for ALS ONE’s mission to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. The launch party for the album “Pay it Forward” is at 8:30 p.m. at Harbor Fire Bar and Grill, 239 Dyke Road, Marshfield.

Saturday, June 24

Sculptor discussion. Sculptor Amy Archambault discusses her work, her connection with wood as a material and her inspiration for her pieces in the “Wood as Muse” exhibit at The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., at 2 p.m. Free. Call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 or email sally@artcomplex.org to register.

Sunday, June 25

Japanese Tea Ceremony. At 2 p.m. at The Art Complex Museum in the tea hut Shofan, the Wind-in-the-Pines Hut. The ceremony will be explained and questions answered. Additional tea ceremony presentations are scheduled for July 30 and Sept. 24. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Dress for the weather. In case of rain, the presentation will take place inside the museum at 189 Alden St.

Monday, June 26

LGBTQ family support group meeting. The South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG will hold its monthly support group meeting for parents and friends of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) people at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rt. 3A next to the Duxbury Town Hall. For more information, email duxburypflag@gmail.com or go to gbpflag.org.

SShAGLY meeting. SShAGLY (South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth), a 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.

Tuesday, June 27

Library Pet Show. 10:30-11:30 at Duxbury Free Library. Children of all ages are invited to register their pets for this popular event. All pets who enter will get a special certificate from library judges, who will be looking for the softest fur, the best personality, the brightest eyes and other attributes that are loved by the pet owner. Held outside on the library lawn. Official registration forms are available now. All forms must be returned no later than Saturday, June 24. Late entries cannot be accommodated.

Wednesday, June 28

BookBreeze Literary Festival: author Paul Tremblay. Paul Tremblay, recently honored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, received the top award for fiction for his newest thriller, “A Head Full of Ghosts.” 7-9 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room. Registration required. Opens online June 14 at 10 a.m.

Demolition public hearing. The Duxbury Historical Commission is holding a public hearing at 7:10 p.m. at the Town Hall, small basement meeting room, 878 Tremont St. on the demolition of an attached shed at 6 Powder Point Ave., circa 1810.

Thursday, June 29

Ooch’s Party Dance Workshop. Sixty minutes of popular line dances from the “Cupid Shuffle” and the “Wobble” to the “Hully Gully” “Hustle” and “Electric Slide.” Perfect for children in elementary school through senior citizens who’d love to learn. No sitting on the sidelines when Ooch is in the room. Held at Duxbury Senior Center from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the Duxbury Senior Center at 781-934- 5774, ext. 5716.

Upcoming

Friday, July 14

12th annual Duxbury Music Festival. Begins July 14 through 28. Duxbury Music Festival’s 12th season features South Shore Conservatory and Duxbury Music Festival faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events. The festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance and includes student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. For more information, tickets and a complete schedule, see duxburymusicfestival.org.

“Shrek the Musical.” At Bridgewater State University, 19 Park Ave. Bridgewater. At 7 p.m. Other performances are Saturday, July 15, Sunday, July 16, Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Tickets are available online at BSUtix.com. For more information including show times, email the box office at BoxOffice@bridgew.edu, or call 508-531-1321.

Ongoing

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.

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.

Sustainable Duxbury. Sustainable Duxbury meets the first Wednesday of each month at the senior center at 7:30 p.m.

Loss support group. Meets the first Monday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center with Ellen Gillis, LICSW. 781-934- 5774, ext. 5731.

Caregiver discussion group. Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center.

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