2017-07-12 / Calendar

Community Calendar

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 rain forest 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 rain forest 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.

Open office hours, 9 a.m. State Representative Josh Cutler along with a representative from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office will be hosting Joint Open Office Hours. This is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and get help from their federal and state delegation. Location of Duxbury Senior Center is 10 Mayflower St., 781-934-5774.

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. Resident with questions or issues they would like to discuss with the senator are encouraged to stop by.

Monday, July 24th

Monday, July 24th@ 7pm. 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 First Parish Church, Duxbury, 842 Tremont Street, Rt. 3A next to the Duxbury Town Hall. For more information email duxburypflag@gmail.com, go to gbpflag.org or find us on Facebook at South Shore PFLAG Support Group.

SShAGLY. (South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth). A meeting and support group exclusively for youth ages 14 - 22 and meets at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont Street, Rt. 3A next to the Duxbury Town Hall. For more information email sshagly@gmail.com, go to bagly.org or find us on Facebook at SSHAGLY South Shore. For more information about Greater Boston PFLAG, please check out our website at gbpflag.org.

Saturday, July 29

Music under the stars. Head over to the Jane Carr Ampitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham for nostalgic music. Lovers of the unforgettable melodies of composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist Lorenz Hart will enjoy South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars (EUS)presentation of Beguiled Again: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart on Saturday, July 29, 7 pm at the Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. The final of four concerts, this performance is sponsored by Dorothy Palmer. The performance will take place, rain or shine. Beguiled Again features past and present SSC voice faculty members and friends, and a large community chorus, crooning favorite tunes from the great duo that include The Lady is a Tramp, Cause we got Cake, Mountain Greenery, Sing for Your Supper, Ten Cents a Dance, My Funny Valentine, My Romance and the eponymous Beguiled Again.


Save the date: Clark’s Island Picnic. Sunday, August 6, 2017 (11 am - 2 pm)


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.

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.


Stress management. The pace of today’s society, the barrage of the information age and the isolation of modern life generate stress for almost everyone. In response to that constant tug of anxiety and worry, the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Stress Management series featuring Rosemarie K. Lanchester, CCH, CLYL. The workshops are scheduled for two Wednesdays, 7/19 and 8/2, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Cost is $19 per person. The first session will teach stress management techniques and the second session will review results and evaluation of the techniques. The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce is located 9 Clayton Road, Middleborough, MA 02346. To RSVP for the Stress Management sessions, please contact the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce at (508) 947-1499 or visit https://goo.gl/vMf5xE

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