2018-04-18 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 18

Exploring Owls. Learn owl facts and do hands-on scientific exploration to figure out owl habits. Event is designed for children 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.

Writers Group. This monthly library program offers quiet writing time from 6:30-7 p.m. and sharing and discussion of writing from 7-8:30 p.m. It’s for any genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and all writing levels. Contact rhickey@ocln.org for further information. Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library.

Thursday, April 19

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.

Saturday, April 21

Mosaic demo/workshop. In The Art Complex Museum’s Herring Mosaic Project, Falmouth Mosaic Artist Jim Bowen will give a gallery talk and children’s mini-mosaic workshop at 2 p.m. Parents can help their children create a mosaic using brightly colored construction paper. Signed copies of their book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Make a reservations at 781- 934-6634, ext. 10 or email sally@artcomplex.org.

DNA and Genealogy presentation. Jennifer Zinck will present “Using DNA to trace your Ancestors” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Organized by the Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club. $40 per person; includes lunch. Call 781- 934-5774 for a reservation.

Monday, April 23

PFLAG support group meeting. 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 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rt. 3A next to the Duxbury Town Hall. For more information, mail duxburypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Monday, April 23 @ 7 p.m.: Youth support group meeting. SShAGLY (South Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth), a meeting and support group exclusively for youth ages 14-22, meets at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. For more information, email sshagly@gmail.com, or visit bagly.org.

Tuesday, April 24

Coffee Break Concert. South Shore Conservatory presents a Coffee Break Concert at 11 a.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George St. “Around the World in Song” features Duxbury soloist Anne Smith. Free and open to the public. Performances are approximately one hour in length. Contact Beth MacLeod Largent 781-421-6162, ext. 204, to reserve a seat.

Solar panel presentation. The Duxbury Lions Club hosts a free presentation on residential solar panels in the Merry Room at the Duxbury Free Library at 6:30 p.m. Duxbury resident Oscar Orringer will present his first-hand, factual research and actual results of a full year’s service with solar panels on his home. Light refreshments.

Wednesday, April 25

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.

“Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory” seminar. Join a free seminar, “Maintaining a Healthy Brain and Memory” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. This interactive and fun presentation will includes helpful tips to improve memory and explain how foods, exercise and lifestyle choices play a role. To sign up, call 781-934-5774, ext. 5617.

Friday, April 27

Silhouette Portraits. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society is hosting a silhouette portraits fundraiser from 1-4 p.m., by appointment, at the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, 479 Washington St. Silhouettes are hand-cut by mother-daughter silhouette artists Jean and Marcella Comerford. Appointments are 10 minutes. Reservations required and secured with a non-refundable $35 deposit, which includes the first silhouette. One reservation is required for each sitter. To make your reservation, visit duxburyhistory.org/events/silhouette-portraits/. Each artist has their own sign-up link. Make all reservations with the same artist as styles vary slightly. Call DRHS office at 781-934-6106 with questions. To learn about the artists, visit portraitsinsilhouette.com.

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, who discovers her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. 842 Tremont St. Visit uudux.org.

Saturday, April 28

Community Shred Event. Spring clean unwanted papers with this 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.

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.

Upcoming

Tuesday May 1

Signing Language Program: Baby Signing. Learn how to communicate with babies before they can speak. Infants from about six months of age can begin to learn the basic signs. Easy and fun! All ages welcome. At the Duxbury Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Registration required. Register online, in person, or by calling 781- 934-2721, ext. 5632.

Saturday, May 5

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

Sunday, May 6

Early New England Gardens talk. Join master gardener Jeanette MacKenzie for “Edibles, Remedies, and Pretties in Colonial Gardens,” a talk on kitchen gardens of early New England, 2-3 p.m. at the Alden House Historic Site, 105 Alden St. Admission: $5. For more information, visit alden.org.

Youth orchestra spring concert. South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra presents its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. Concert includes works by Arensky, Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart and more. Admission is free for students. Adult tickets are $10, available at the door.

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