2017-08-16 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 16

STEM Playgroup. A new six-week session of the South Shore Community Action Council’s hour-long STEM playgroup exploring science, technology, engineering and math with everyday activities for both adult and child. The sessions run through Sept. 20. Please register with Debbie Wightman of the South Shore Community Action Council 508-747-7575, ext. 6247 to reserve your space. Programs will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Child Program Room, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury.

Yoga for grades 3 to 5 with Meg Durkin. Developmentally appropriate poses, breath awareness, and mindful games with certified teacher, Meg Durkin. Each class will end with a quiet time so the children can go within to nurture their spirit in a kind and peaceful way. Registration is needed and may be done beginning Wed. Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. through the Duxbury Free Library’s online calendar or call 781-934-2721, ext. 5632.

Teen Writer’s Collaborative. Final afternoon for young adult writers in grades 9 – 12. Be proud of your writing chops. Program from 2 – 3 p.m. Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: author Ray Anderson. How many readers are hikers and hikers, readers? Well, Ray Anderson is both. South Shore resident Ray Anderson of Hingham has cultivated a hiking passion for years. He’s hiked the Appalachian trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, The Long Trail in Vermont and some of the Continental Divide Trail. Ray will present his third AWOL thriller, entitled “Dangerous Divide.” Program co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop. Registration is required and can be done online at libraryinsight.com. Program held from 7 – 9 p.m., Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Merry Room.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Winston Churchill presentation. At the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Churchill historian, author and distant relative Paul J. Taylor will give a 90-minute presentation “Never Give In: Surprising Facts and Myths about Winston Churchill.” Call the Duxbury Senior Center for more information at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716. The center is located at 10 Mayflower St.

Open Studio at the Duxbury Art Association. Free. Every Thursday night from 5 – 9 p.m. Check website duxburyart.org for last-minute changes. Register on website for attendance.

Duxbury Youth Baseball meeting. In Merry Room of Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 18

Enrich the visual senses at the weekend’s start. There’s no charge to see any of the art collection featured at the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. If you can’t make it to the museum, check out its new video online, artcomplex.org. Continuing through Sept. 3: “Wood as Muse,” guest curated by Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson.

Monday, Aug. 21

Knitting Night. If you need help seaming a sweater, learning to knit or more, drop in for help from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Duxbury Senior trip. Calling all seniors, the Duxbury Senior Center is hosting one of its trademark Passport trips to the Marshfield Fair. This year marks the fair’s 150th year. Bus leaves DSC at 11:30 a.m. Gates open at noon; seniors admitted free. Sign up in advance by calling the DSC at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

Calling all green thumbs. Community Garden Club of Duxbury, board meeting. From 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Teen Film Fest. Watch and talk about favorite flicks from 2 – 4:30 p.m., Resource Room, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Grow your money. Snug Harbor Investment Partnership meeting. Setter Room, 4 – 5 p.m., Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Hot breakfast with a side of topics. Duxbury Senior Center, 8:30 a.m., 10 Mayflower St. Armchair travel to exotic locations. Call the DSC at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

Author Marianne Leone. The author reads from her first book, “Ma Speaks Up and a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back.” BookBreeze program held at 7 p.m., Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury.

Thursday, Aug. 24

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. The Village at Duxbury, 290 Kingstown Way, will host a guest speaker from the Norwell VNA and Hospice on the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form and how it works. Program begins at 2 p.m. RSVP to at 781- 585-2334, ext. 373 or email jdow@VillageAtDuxbury.com.

Duxbury Historic House tour. In conjunction with the Duxbury Senior Center. Program set for 1 p.m. Call the DSC at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

UPCOMING

PFLAG . Monday, Aug. 28, meeting at 7 p.m. 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 St. , Route 3A, next to the Duxbury Town Hall. For more information email duxburypflag@gmail.com, go online to gbpflag.org or find us on Facebook at South Shore PFLAG Support Group.

SShAGLY (South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth). Meets Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. Support group exclusively for youth ages 14 - 22 and meets at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. Route 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Freshman girls DHS Music dress fitting. From 7 – 8:30 p.m.,at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Concert dress fitting night for incoming freshman girls. Tuesday, Fitting night for incoming freshman girls.

Mystery writing ins and outs. A BookBreeze program at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. Panel presentation to be moderated by Judith Campbell, featuring five local mystery writers. Fun for mystery readers and aspiring writers of all genres, including mystery.

Friday, Sept . 1

Duxbury Art Association art show. Opens at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. View art work from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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. 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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