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Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 19

Helping Hounds Reading Tutors. Golden Retriever therapy dog Chloe and her owner Amy will be available for 15-minute reading sessions. Chloe is a great listener for beginning readers. Reservations required. Bring your reading material, too. Call 781-934-2721, ext. 5632. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Duxbury Free Library, Children’s Room, 77 Alden St.

Teen Writers Collaborative. Meets from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. Young Adult room.

Thursday, July 20

Randy Susan Meyers reads from “The Widow of Wall Street.” at Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., 7 p.m. Free.

Aboriginal art workshop at Duxbury Art Association. 64 St. George St., 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 6+. For more information, go to duxburyart.org.

Mass Audubon at Duxbury Beach: Bathyscopes. Construct some simple homemade bathyscopes, a viewfinder for underwater exploration and ply the shallows in search of intertidal life. Some shallow wading will be involved.

Read, Sing, Play at the Senior Center. Mrs. D. takes Read, Sing, Play on the road to the Duxbury Senior Center on Thursdays, July 20, July 27 and August 3 at 10 a.m. Music, participatory stories, and movement are designed for the preschool through grade 2 crowd with their favorite adults. Siblings welcome. No registration needed, just come and enjoy.

Friday, July 21

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

Tinkercad. Learn to print in 3-D using software program tinkercad, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and begins on 7/7 online by clicking on the hand icon, in person or by phone. Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Children’s Department.

Saturday, July 22

“Monotypes to Music.” Workshop at Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to artcomplex.org.

Compass treasure hunt. 9:30 to 11 a.m., Duxbury Beach side of Powder Point Bridge. Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries program. Family Fund Day on the beach with John Tinker. Learn how to use a compass and search for buried treasure... maybe even talk like a pirate. Arghh. Learn about bezels, meridian lines and bearings.

Monday, July 24

“Inspired by the Masters.” Three-day workshop at Duxbury Art Association, 64 St. George St. For ages 8-12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more information, go to duxburyart.org.

PFLAG. Monthly support group meeting for the South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG, beginning at 7 p.m. First Parish Church, Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rte. 3A, next to Duxbury Town Hall. For more information, email duxburypflag@gmail.com, visit gbpflag.org or on Facebook at South Shore PFLAG Support Group.

Tuesday, July 25

Birding by Van with David Ludlow. Preregistration is required as this program is limited to 10 participants. Preregistration opens one week in advance of program. Meets on the Duxbury Beach side of the Powder Point Bridge.

Wednesday, July 26

American Impressionist Frank Benson. Benson’s work and ties to Duxbury come alive in a 7:30 p.m. art history talk by author Faith Andrews Bedford at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St. Public invited to free presentation and reservations required. Email: info@duxburyart.org and type RSVP in the subject line. DAA phone number is 781-934-2731.

Thursday, July 27

Lisa Duffy reads from “The Salt House.” At Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., 7 p.m. Free.

Mass Audubon. Visit the Gurnet Lighthouse with Alden Ringquist. North River Office Manager Emily Simmer will facilitate a visit with Alden and friends to the famous Gurnet Lighthouse. Preregistration is required as this program is limited to 10 participants. Preregistration opens one week in advance. This program is more likely to finish closer to noon.

Saturday, July 29

Mass Audubon. Family Fun Day on Duxbury Beach: Beach Combing for Kids and Families with Dick Tingblad. Join Teacher/Naturalist Dick Tingblad in this quintessential summer pastime. Dick might treat you to one of his famous stories. Meets on far side of Powder Point Bridge. Free parking; must let harbor master know of Audubon program.

Sunday, July 30

Tea ceremony presentation. At Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., 2 p.m. For more information, go to artcomplex.org.

Monday, July 31

Makerspace Monday at Duxbury Free Library. Learn about circuits, 2 to 4 p.m., Children’s Room, ages 5 and up, with an adult.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Historic Clothing Gallery Talk. 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. Join Madelon Ali, DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee Member as she talks about a white summer dress and child’s sailor suit that evoke the spirit of coastal Maine during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since 2007, A Gallery Talk, given by Madelon Ali, discusses the history of the items on display, as well as fashions, politics and current events of the era. This program welcomes everyone and is an interactive and casual presentation. Admission is free. Event held in the Resource Center of the Duxbury Free Public Library.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Annual picnic on Clark’s Island. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The island is the “site of the Pilgrim’s first Sabbath in the new world. The location, Pulpit Rock, is located on the island property owned by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society,” per seeplymouth.com. Patrick Browne, a historian and former director of the DRHS, is the featured speaker. Admission is free; public invited. To learn more, call DRHS, 781-934-6106.

Ongoing

Read, Sing, Play. Mrs. D. takes Read, Sing, Play on the road to the Duxbury Senior Center. at 10 a.m. Music, participatory stories, and movement are designed for the preschool through grade 2 crowd with their favorite adults. Siblings welcome. No registration needed, just come and enjoy.

Historic Homes open for season:

Bradford House. Open for the Season. Saturday, July 15 – August 26 Thursday – Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Re-Imagined Bradford House museum features a new self-guided exhibit: Four Bradford Daughters, Lives Well Lived. A household owned and maintained by financially independent women until the 1890s, the Bradfords were a family active in abolition, temperance & alternative medicine. 931 Tremont St., Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. Hours and admission information at duxburyhistory.org.

King Caesar House. Open for the Season. Saturday, July 15 – August 26 Thursday – Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore Duxbury’s rich shipbuilding heritage with a guide-led experience through the historic rooms, furnished with Duxbury antiques and maritime treasures. Attempt our King Caesar House treasure hunt. Play a round of croquet. Pack a lunch and picnic on Bumpus Park, one of the most scenic spots in town. 120 King Caesar Road.

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