2017-07-05 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 5

Intro to Ukulele. Learn how to play a few simple chords on the ukulele and play easy children’s songs in this three-week class. All you need is a ukulele. Open to children grades three and up. At the Duxbury Free Library, Children’s Program Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration is required, register online, in person or by phone.

Thursday, July 6

Tour Guide Training for Duxbury’s history. 10 a.m.-noon. Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s Drew Archival Library, 147 St. George St. New and returning tour guides, as well as those interested in Duxbury’s history, are encouraged to attend this free program. Carolyn Ravenscroft, DRHS archivist and historian, Town Historian Tony Kelso and Patrick Browne, historian and former DRHS executive director, will present and explore Duxbury history. Admission free. 781-934-6106. or duxburyhistory.org.

Basic Life Support Course. Health Education of New England will hold a basic life support certification course for healthcare providers, 6-10 p.m. at Tarkiln Community Center, 245 Summer St. $55 per person; requires pre-registration by Wednesday, July 5. For more information, call 781-582- 1440 or visit healthednewengland.com.

Library Scavenger Hunt. What’s hiding in the children’s department? Come test your powers of observation at the Duxbury Free Library! Perfect for all ages preschool through adult. No registration needed. All day.

Bookbreeze Literary Festival. Author Debi Graham-Leard will present the “Uninvited Guest.” 7 p.m. Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room. Register online at the library’s website.

Saturday July 8

Evenings Under the Stars concert series. Conductor Nicholas Palmer presents a mix of classical and pops with “Out of this World with Mozart.” At 7 p.m., at the Hingham South Shore Conservatory. Tickets purchased before concert are $40 for pavilion and $25 for lawn seating or $45 at the door are for pavilion seating, $30 for the lawn. Preconcert reception tickets are $25 and include an onsite parking pass. Children under three free. Purchase tickets online at sscmusic.org. For more information, call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

Sunday, July 9

Hearing loss event. The Hearing Loss Association of America Plymouth Chapter is having a get-together/ pool party at a private home in Duxbury from noon-3:30 p.m. All are welcome. Share stories with others about hearing loss. HLAA’s purpose is information, advocacy, education and support. For more information, contact Sandy Spekman at sspekman@gmail.com or go to: hearingloss.org.

Monday, July 10

Makerspace Monday: Marble Runs. At the Duxbury Free Library, 2-4 p.m. Make marble run mazes out of household materials. No registration required. Open to children in kindergarten and up with their families to explore as a team. Selectmen’s meeting. 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Mural Room, 878 Tremont St.

Tuesday, July 11

Introduction to Professional Cake Decorating. Kids in grades 5 to 8 will use professional baking tools to practice simple decorating techniques on the unfrosted cupcakes you provide. Tools and frosting provided. You bring at least a dozen unfrosted cupcakes. At the Duxbury Free Library, Children’s Program Room, from 4:40-5:30 p.m. For firsttime participants entering grades 5 to 8 only. Register beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. via the online calendar, by phone at 781-934-2721, ext. 5632, or in person.

Conservation Commission mtg. 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 878 Tremont St.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Brunonia Barry. Brunonia Barry reads from “The Fifth Petal,” a vividly eerie, time-bending story that stretches back and forth between the Salem witch trials, the Goddess Murders and the present-day mystery. At the Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room, 7-9 p.m. This program is cosponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required and can be done on the library’s website.

Wednesday, July 12

Planning Board meeting. 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Mural Room, 878 Tremont St.

Thursday, July 13

Time Train: a Percussion Experience by South Shore Conservatory. This 60-minute introduction to percussion at the Duxbury Free Library, Resource Room, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. is for children ages 6 to 8. The class will introduce basic music concepts and skills by using a variety of percussion instruments. Registration is required for this stay-alone event and through the library’s online calendar, in person or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5632 during open hours.

Rainforest Reptiles. Meet four live, large rainforest animals: a large red or yellow foot tortoise, a large monitor or tegu lizard, a nine-to 10-foot boa or python snake and an American alligator, plus a mini zoo full of other rainforest animals. Everyone will have the opportunity to handle both the snake and the alligator after the program. At the Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room, from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Open to children ages 5 and up with an adult. No younger siblings please. Registration is required for both adults and children online, in person or by phone.

Friday, July 14

12th annual Duxbury Music Festival. Blues on the Bay Cabaret. Seaside Tent on Freeman Place, 6:30 p.m. $60. Festival runs through July 28. Duxbury Music Festival’s 12th season features South Shore Conservatory and Duxbury Music Festival faculty and student performances, family-friendly events, solo and chamber instrumental performances, student recitals, competitions and faculty concerts. For more information, tickets and complete schedule, see duxburymusicfestival.org.

Saturday, July 15

Barrel-making demonstration. Noon-4 p.m. at the Alden House Historic Site. Explore the art and craft of barrel making as a cooper from Mystic Seaport demonstrates this historic trade. Alden House will be open for tours and kids activities. Admission: $8 for adults; $5 for kids and students.

Duxbury Rural and Historical Society houses open for season. King Caesar House, 120 King Caesar Road: explore Duxbury’s rich shipbuilding heritage with a guided experience through the historic rooms, furnished with Duxbury antiques and maritime treasures; Bradford House, 931 Tremont St.: the re-imagined Bradford House museum features a new self-guided exhibit: “Four Bradford Daughters, Lives Well Lived.” Hours and admission information at duxburyhistory.org.

Arts workshop. “Starting from Scraps” with Mike Wright. 1:30 p.m. gallery talk, 2:30-4:30 p.m. workshops at the Art Museum Complex, 189 Alden St. Students will create projects from scraps of found wood, old plastic and glue guns, Registration required. $45. Call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 to register or email sally@artcomplex.org.

“Shrek the Musical.”At Bridgewater State University, 19 Park Ave. Bridgewater. At 7 p.m. Other performances are July 15, July 16, 21, 22 and 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.

Friday July 21

Senator O’Connor office hours. State Senator Patrick O’Connor will hold office hours from 10:30- 11:30 a.m., at the Duxbury Senior Center, 20 Mayflower St. Residents with questions or issues they would like to discuss with the senator are encouraged to stop by.


Save the date: Clark’s Island Picnic. Sunday, Aug. 6.


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.

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