2018-04-11 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar


Retirement Lifestyle Training 101 seminar. Learn strategies for developing a retirement plan that works for the whole you and brings quality of life and happiness. At the Duxbury Senior Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sign up at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

Author speaks on parenting. 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.


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.


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.


Cookbook Book Club meeting. At the Duxbury Free Library, Resource room, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For anyone who loves to cook and eat, join this unique cookbook book club. This month, participants will be cooking from “Everyday Cook” by Alton Brown. Choose a recipe and bring the finished dish to the potluck. Participants will share the food and discuss what they liked and didn’t like about the book. Drop in.

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.


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). 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.


Daffodil Painting Workshop. The Duxbury Art Association and the Duxbury Senior Center are offering a Daffodil Abstract Painting Workshop at the Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. The workshop celebrates spring, art and daffodils and is part of the center’s month long Daffodil Festival. Art lovers of all levels – from beginners to experienced artists – are welcome. Space is limited. To sign up, call 781- 934-5774, ext. 5716. Cost: $10 for instruction, paints and canvas.


Seawall discussion. Duxbury’s Board of Selectmen will discuss the seawall at its meeting at the Senior Center. 7 p.m. Open to the public.


Celebrate National Poetry Month. Join participants from the Duxbury Senior Center for an afternoon of poetry in the Reading Garden at the Duxbury Free Library from 12:30- 1:45 p.m. Duxbury Middle School students will read poetry written in class, and DFL’s Rose Hickey will join in. This will be an intergeneration community celebration. Bring a poem to read and share or just listen to others read. To sign up, call 781- 934-5774, ext. 5716.


Documentary on slave-owning family. At 7 p.m., First Parish Church Duxbury invites the public to a free screening of the documentary film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” by filmmaker Katrina Browne. The movie is about Browne’s discovery that her New England ancestors (based in Bristol, RI) were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Browne and nine family members take a remarkable journey that brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise. 842 Tremont St. Visit uudux.org.


Community Shred Event. Spring clean your unwanted papers away with a community shred event. A mobile on-site shred truck will help keep your identity safe and out of the trash. Donations accepted to support the Carolina Hill Facility. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Macdonald & Wood Real Estate, 459 Washington St.

Spring Litter Sweep. Volunteers needed to help to clean up litter around town. Pick up bags and gloves at the Tarkiln Community Center on Summer St (Rt. 53) at 8 a.m. Filled bags should be returned by 4 p.m. Participants can choose a specific area to target or ask for locations. This is a blue bag exempt event, sponsored by the Duxbury Highway Department. For more information, visit duxburylitterpatrol.com.


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.



Duxbury Junior Legion baseball tryouts. Duxbury Junior Legion (U17) tryouts take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at the Chandler/Murphy field. Participants must attend at least one tryout to be eligible. Find more information at duxburyyouthbaseball.com.


Youth orchestra spring concert. South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra presents its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Concert includes works by Arensky, Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart and more, with the repertory and symphony orchestras combining to perform an arrangement of Smetana’s “The Moldau.” Admission to the concert is free for students. Adult tickets are $10, available at the door.


Historic clothing talk. At 11 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, Madeline Ali of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society textiles and clothing committee will discuss Abby Taylor Litchfield’s 1871 three-piece green silk wedding outfit worn on June 25, 1871 at her wedding to Lafayette Litchfield at the West Duxbury Methodist Church. Free. Public is welcome. DFL, 77 Alden St. For information, call 781-934- 6106 or visit duxburyhistory.org.

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