2018-04-04 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 4

Camera Club meeting. The Duxbury Camera Club will meet at the Duxbury Free Library at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Mark Seth Lender, a self-taught writer and nature photographer, who will be presenting “The End of the Ice: The Loss of Wildlife and Habitat of the Poles and Why It Matters.”

Thursday, April 5

Register online for ‘Before and After Dark’ summer classes. Online registration for the Before and After Dark continuing education summer term classes begins at 7 p.m. Mailin and walk-in registrations accepted Friday, April 6 at 9 a.m. For complete course listings and registration information, visit duxbury.k12.ma.us/afterdark.

Democratic Town Committee meeting. The Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will meet at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Friday, April 6

Storytime at the library. Bring the kids, ages 2 and up, and sit together for a story at the Duxbury Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Saturday, April 7

Youth Baseball Opening Day parade. Duxbury Youth Baseball players and families should meet at Chandler/Murphy Field at 11:30 a.m. for parade to Sinnott Field for food and festivities. Visit duxburyyouthbaseball.com for details.

Blooms at the Art Complex. Members of the Community Garden Club of Duxbury interpret artwork exhibited in the Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show with unique floral designs. 1-4 p.m. The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St. Free and open to the public. Continues on Sunday, April 8.

Dateboarded Homes Presentation. Duxbury Rural and Historical Society Historian and Archivist Carolyn Ravenscroft will be presenting stories on the dateboarded homes on High Street at 1 p.m., at the Drew Archival Library, 147 Saint George St. This free program is for 1807 Dateboard Society Members and members of the public who participate in the preservation of historic homes in town. Dateboard files will be available for examination. RSVP to colson@duxburyhistory.org or call 781-934-6106. For more information, contact Carolyn Ravenscroft at cravenscroft@duxburyhistory.org.

Sunday, April 8

Sunday Salon Series. Author David Wedge presents his book, “Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS.” 2 p.m., Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room. Free.

Monday, April 9

South Shore Low Vision Group Meeting. Individuals with low vision and those who know someone with low vision are invited to the Talking Information Center at 130 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., for the first South Shore support group session. Discussion topic: transportation. Light lunch provided. TIC’s live broadcast of the Low Vision Group is at noon. Visit ticnetwork.org or contact 781-834-4400 for more information on TIC. To reserve a seat or for transportation, contact Donna Ciappina at the Duxbury Senior Center, 781-934-5774, ext. 5730.

SShAGLY meeting. South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, a meeting and support group exclusively for youth ages 14-22, will meet at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Route 3A, next to Duxbury Town Hall. To learn more, email sshagly@gmail.com or visit bagly.org.

Tuesday, April 10

Exposition of Sacred Relics. Treasures of the Church. Holy Family Parish welcomes you to a teaching and exposition of sacred relics. Over 150 relics will be shown, some believed to be as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Patrick, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Maria Goretti, St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. In addition, there will also be present a piece of a veil which is believed to have belonged to Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Presented by Father Carlos Marins of the Companions of the Cross. April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Holy Family Church 601 Tremont St., Duxbury. See treasuresofthechurch.com for more information.

Holocaust survivor presentation. In observance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Congregation Shirat Hayam presents Susan Kadar, a survivor of the Hungarian Nazi regime and the German occupation of Hungary. 7 p.m., 185 Plain St., Marshfield. For more information, visit shirathayam.net or call 781-582-2700.

Wednesday, April 11

Parent Connection presents ‘Growing A Grown-Up.’ The Parent Connection presents Vicki Hoefle, author of the bestselling book, “The Straight Talk on Parenting,” at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Her presentation is infused with humor and practical parenting advice that combines her expertise in psychology with her experience as a certified parenting coach.

Tips for better sleep. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth will hold a presentation with two sleep experts, who will offer tips to improve sleep and information about sleep apnea. 6-7 p.m. Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St.

Drop-in book club. This month the group will discuss “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray. This is a drop in program; no registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Duxbury Free Library, Setter Room.

Thursday, April 12

Lyme disease presentation. Free community educational event about Lyme disease from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center A panel of speakers will present the latest facts on preventing Lyme disease as well as information about treatment and detection. Registration not required.

Friday, April 13

Humanity in Action Program. A tribute to the late Harry Katz to honor his lifelong humanitarian contributions and leadership. At 8:25-9:55 a.m. or 10:10-11:40 a.m. Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Presented by Duxbury Interfaith Council and the Duxbury Senior Center. Contact the Council to learn more, 781-934-8388 or email duxinterfaithcouncil@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 17

Colonial adventures for kids. Kids ages 8 through 13 are invited to travel back in time and explore life through the games, chores and fun of Colonial days during a half-day vacation camp, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alden House Historic Site, 105 Alden St. Registration required; space is limited. Call 781-934-9092 or email director@alden.org. Fee is $25, $20 for members. Alden.org.

Mama Steph concert. At the Duxbury Free Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Sing and dance with one of South Shore’s favorite children’s musicians. Open to children in Pre-K and up with an adult. Registration is required for both adults and children and is available now online, in person or by phone.

Wednesday, April 18

Exploring Owls. Learn owl facts and do hands-on scientific exploration to figure out owl habits. Event is designed for children ages 4 and older with an adult (no babies or toddlers, please). At the Duxbury Free Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Advanced registration required via the library online calendar, by phone, or in person. Held on the garden entrance level in the Setter Room.


Sunday, April 29

U.S. Air Force jazz band concert. 7 p.m. Airmen of Note, the United States Air Force jazz band, will perform at the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Tickets are free and are available at the American Legion Duxbury Post, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury Senior Center, Westwinds Bookshop and Duxbury Deli. Tickets are first-come, first-served. All remaining seats will be released 15 minutes prior to show time.


Annual Winter Juried Show. The Duxbury Art Association’s 2018 Annual Winter Juried Show runs through April 22. Free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum 189 Alden St.

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