2017-07-26 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 26

American Impressionist. Frank 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

Library reading. Lisa Duffy reads from “The Salt House” at Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., 7 pm. Free.

MassAudubon. 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. NOTE: 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.

Read, Sing, Play at the Senior Center. 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. 10 Mayflower St.

Saturday, July 29

Art workshop. Two-day watercolor workshop at North River Arts Society, 157 Old Main St., Marshfield Hills. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to northriverarts.org.

MassAudubon. 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 the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., 2 pm. For more information, go to artcomplex.org.

Monday, July 31

Makerspace Monday. At the 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. At 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, The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society (DRHS), in partnership with the Duxbury Free Library, has presented a rotating exhibit featuring items from the DRHS clothing collection. The exhibit is installed in the purpose-built case by volunteers and changes every two months. 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, 77 Alden St. Duxbury Rural & Historical Society 781-934- 6106 www.duxburyhistory.org

Thursday, Aug. 3.

Read, Sing, Play at the Senior Center. 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.

“Despite Dwight.” Join the fun at the 4th annual outdoor concert at the Duxbury Senior Center featuring local band “Despite Dwight” and DSU Coffee House musicians. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. In addition to live music, there will be food trucks! Bring a blanket or beach chairs and join the party. This is an alcohol-free, intergenerational event on lawn of DSC, 10 Mayflower St.

Friday, Aug. 4

The Parsa Duo. Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp, and Dale Henderson, cello, will play music by Stravinsky, Ravel, Bartok, Astor Piazzolla and others at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Route 3A), Duxbury. Tickets: $20 adults; $10 students. More information at dalehendersonmusic.com.

Historic Clothing Gallery Talk. 11 a.m., Resource Center of the Duxbury Free Public Library, 77 Alden St. 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. Begins at 6:30 p.m., event held in the Duxbury Library.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Enchanted Evening. Miramar Retreat Center of Duxbury’s 14th annual “Some Enchanted Evening” program. Tickets required for this fundraiser. Appetizers, dinner and dessert. Silent Auction. Call MRC, 781-585-2460 for information.

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.

Automobile show. Duxbury Lions Club 6th annual Auto Show Fundraiser. Noon – 3 p.m. Chandler School, Chandler Street. No admission charge, all ages welcome. Rain date Aug. 6. To display a vehicle in the show, entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 on the show day. Proceeds from entry fees are donated to the Sid Ferrell Scholarship Fund & Lions Club charities. Sid Ferrell Memorial Award will be by People’s Choice. Categories include European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and antique models.

Music Recital. Pianist Stephen Porter. 4 p.m. at The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. His program includes music by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt.

Ongoing

Historic Homes open for season:

Bradford House. Open for the Season. Through Aug. 26 Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays, 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 and alternative medicine. 931 Tremont St., Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. Hours and admission information at duxburyhistory.org.

King Caesar House. Open for the Season. Through Aug. 26, Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays 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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