2017-08-02 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Painted shapes: contemporary White-line woodcuts. Exhibit continues at the Duxbury Art Complex, which is open 1 – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday, 189 Alden St. Guest curators for this art exhibit, which traces white line woodcut art to earlier years in Provincetown, are Lisa Houck and Amy McGregor- Radin.

Life-sized Candyland. Get into this classic game, literally. No registration needed, drop-ins welcome. Two game playing times: 10: 30 a.m. and noon and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Children’s Dept., Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Teen Writers Collaborative. Be your own best author. All genres welcome: poetry, essay, fiction or non-fiction. Meets in Young Adult area, 2 – 3 p.m., Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Thursday, Aug. 3

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.

“Despite Dwight.”. Join the fun at the 4th annual outdoor concert at the Duxbury Senior Center featuring local band, “Despite Dwight” and Duxbury Student Union musiciansm from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Food trucks on site. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and join the party This is an alcohol-free, intergenerational event on the lawn of the senior center, 10 Mayflower St.

Adult Board Game Night. Join a welcoming group of adults 18 and older who enjoy taking a break from the small, medium or large screen to meet and be with people who enjoy playing the board games of today and yesteryear. The library owns a bunch of games but feel free to bring your favorites and teach others how to play them. Snacks provided. This group meets regularly the first Thursday of the month in the Young Adult lounge, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Friday, Aug. 4

The Parsa Duo. Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp, and Dale Henderson, cello, will play music by Stravinsky, Ravel, Bártok, Astor Piazzolla and others on Friday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Rte. 3A), Duxbury. Tickets: $20; students $10. More information at www.dalehendersonmusic.com.

Bettina M. Lesieur. Annual Open Studio and Gallery Exhibition. Local artist Bettina Lesieur opens her studio to exhibit her award-winning art. The public is invited to visit and view Lesieur’s collection of new seascapes and landscapes, as well as works from her late father, the prolific artist Robert W. Lesieur. The event will also feature pottery from local artisan Lisa Howard, owner of Local Pottery in Norwell. “The Romance of Land and Sea” opens with a gala reception on Friday, Aug. 4 from 6 - 9 p.m. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewings are also available year-round by appointment.

Love American history. Explore the Pilgrim archaeology, watch barrel-making, and enjoy tours of Alden House and grounds during the 117th annual reunion of the Alden Kindred of America, Inc., on Friday & Saturday, August 4 and 5 at the Alden House Historic Site. Festivities kick off on Friday with a party under a tent from 7-9 p.m. with food, beverages, music, and fun. Admission is free; public invited.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Annual Open Studio and Gallery Exhibition. Local artist Bettina Lesieur opens her studio to exhibit her award-winning art. The public is invited to visit and view Lesieur’s collection of new seascapes and landscapes, as well as works from her late father, the prolific artist Robert W. Lesieur.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Annual picnic on Clark’s Island. From 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 pm. 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. Learn more at duxburylions.org.

Unearthing Alden artifacts. Alden House, 2 p.m., learn about the ceramic artifacts from what is believed to be Mayflower Pilgrim John and Priscilla Alden’s first home site in Duxbury. The talk will be presented by UMass graduate student Caroline Gardiner who has been researching artifacts from the Alden site for her master’s thesis in archaeology. The site was excavated in 1960 by Roland W. Robbins.

Monday, Aug. 7

Duxbury Civic Association Meeting. 7 – 8 p.m., Setter Room, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Kids’ Painting Day. Blakeman’s on Duxbury Beach, proceeds from ticket sales go toward the Duxbury Beach Scholarship Fund. $35 child, of which $10 goes toward the scholarship fund. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. – noon, dessert follows. Event is for children ages 7 and up. 260 Gurnet Road.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

All the world’s a stage: calling young actors and artists. South Shore Conservatory members will work with children ages 6 – 11 and teach how to take part in all aspects of creating a small-scale performing arts production. Participants will write, direct, create, sing and learn what it takes to get a show off the ground. From 4 – 6 p.m., Resource Room, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. Call 781-934-2721, ext. 5632 to register.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Calling all Lego fans. It’s the Lego contest entry week for children in grades pre-K – 6. Creations are done entirely at home and dropped off at the Duxbury Free Library between Aug. 7 – 12 in the Children’s Dept. Entry form and Lego assembled creation must be received at the DFL before 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12. Entry form available on library’s website, duxburyfreelibrary.org. Prizes awarded. All creations will be on display at DFL from Aug. 14 – 19.


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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