2018-04-25 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

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.

Thursday, April 26

Live music. At the Winsor House with Shaun Britt. 7:30 to 11 p.m.

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

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.

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.

Family concert at the Duxbury Free Library. Get ready for a rockin’family music program, “Toddlerbilly,” with Matt Heaton from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Registration is required either through the library online calendar or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5632, during library hours.

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.

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.

May 2

Read to a dog. Owen, The helping hound reading tutor will return to listen to children read on Wednesday, May 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Beginning and independent readers may be signed up for a 15-minute time slot between 4 and 4:45 p.m. Attendee should bring reading material. Register by calling the children’s department 781-934- 2721, ext. 5632


Friday, May 4

Mosaic workshop. With Sally Dean Mello at the Art Complex Museum will be offered Friday, May 4, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the museum’s Alden Studio. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required at sally@artcomplex.org or by calling 781- 934-6634, ext. 10.

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.

Pianist Tom Hansen performs music by Emmanuel Chabrier, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. 4 p.m. The Art Complex Museum. Admission is free.

Friday, May 11

Historic clothing talk. At 11 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Madeline Ali, 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. Free. Public is welcome. 77 Alden St. Call 781-934-6106 or visit duxburyhistory.org.

Sunday, May 20

Duxbury Oyster Festival. A fundraiser for the Duxbury Education Foundation and the Duxbury Student Union, featuring oysters and live music from band, The Waves, and the DSU coffee house musicians. The Winsor House Inn, 3-7 p.m. $100 per person.

Sunday, June 9

Liberty Pole Day at Alden House Historic Site. 18th century reenactors bring will present a day of military drills, tactical events, craft demonstrations and children’s activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 105 Alden Street. Admission to the event is $10 for adults, free for kids and students. Parking is available off site on Railroad Avenue.

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