2018-06-06 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 6

Thriving and Surviving as a Caregiver. Specific techniques and common sense guidance on how to manage the challenging role of being a caregiver. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center.

Slideshow. The Duxbury Camera Club will conclude its club year with a presentation of field trip and member slideshows, 7 p.m. in the Merry Room at the Duxbury Free Library. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 7

Speak for Thyself Awards. 6-9 p.m. at the Duxbury May Maritime School. The Speak for Thyself Award recognizes exceptional women who make their own choices. Tickets are $75 and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased online at www.alden.org or through the museum. Call 781-934-9092 or email director@alden.org. Proceeds benefit preservation of the Alden House Historic Site.

Friday, June 8

Historic Clothing Committee Gallery Talk. 11 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, second floor. Join Madelon Ali, of the DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee, as she talks about “Loyalist Material Goods: How personal possessions were used to help families remain connected.” Hear stories about Tory families and where they settled after leaving America. Admission is free.

Duxbury High School’s Troupe #355 presents Spring Fest. Their traditional competition of plays featuring students from all high school grades under the direction of faculty and upper class students. The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at the Duxbury Middle/High School Black Box Theater with judges in each audience. An “all-star” cast is named after the final performance. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students or seniors purchased at the door.

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 St. Admission to the event is $10 for adults, free for kids and students. Parking is available off site on Railroad Avenue.

Monday, June 11

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

Nutrition Awareness Workshop. A one-hour presentation about nutrition and its powerful healing properties for optimal health with nutritional therapist in training Beth Dickens. This presentation will leave people with broader knowledge in the field of nutrition. Registration is appreciated. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library.

Tuesday, June 12

“Gardens by the Sea.” Join the CGCD for a tour of six unique gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box lunch catered by the Foodsmith at DBMS provided from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CGCD Members, $20/Non- Members $32. Advance purchase ONLY by June 6 online at www.communitygardenclubofduxbury.org. Rain date Wednesday, June 13. Proceeds benefit town beautification and scholarships.

Financial exploitation information. The Duxbury Senior Center presents an educational event providing important information about financial exploitation toward elders, 1 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St. Sign up for this free program by calling 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

Broke Crafts: DIY Coasters for adults. Craft an insta-worthy set of tile coasters for your glasses of rose this summer. We will provide everything needed for low-key crafting. You may want to bring a small cookie sheet to transport your drying tiles home. No artistic skill required. 7-7:45 p.m at the Duxbury Free Library.

Thursday, June 14

Dateboard Society Event 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, 479 Washington St. Historian and archivist Carolyn Ravenscroft will be presenting stories on the first dateboarded home, the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House. This event is for DRHS members who live in dateboarded homes and members of the public who are engaged in the preservation of historic houses. RSVP requested.

Friday, June 15

Pilgrim Festival Singers present “Magical Musicals.” 7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim Church, 404 Washington St. A program of favorite musicals with magical themes, “Magical Musicals” will captivate listeners with timeless stories set to music that enthralls. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door, or online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

Saturday, June 16

First Parish Church Fair. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont St. Admission and parking are free. Come rain or shine. For more information, call 781-934-6532.

Monday, June 18

BookBreeze Festival Kick-Off. Novelist Elin Hildebrand is the featured guest at this fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at the library, Westwinds Bookshop, or at www.duxburyfol.org. Admission is $30 at the door.

Tuesday, June 19

Author Suzanne Berne. 7-9 p.m. in the Merry Room at the Duxbury Free Library. Berne will talk about her latest book, “The Dogs of Littlefield,” a comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America. This free event is part of the Duxbury Free Library’s BookBreeze Summer Author Series in partnership with Westwinds Bookshop. Registration is required and begins June 5 at 10 a.m. at www.duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655

Wednesday, June 20

Author Eileen McNamara. 1-3 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. McNamara will be speaking about her book “Eunice, The Kennedy Who Changed the World.” This free event is part of the Duxbury Free Library’s BookBreeze Summer Author Series in partnership with Westwinds Bookshop. Registration begins June 6. To register, visit www.duxburyfreelibrary.org, or call the library at 781-934-2721.

Tuesday, June 26

Author Jeanne Blasberg presents her book, “Eden.” 7-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Redbook writes, “This beautifully written family saga firmly establishes [the author] as a rising writer to watch – and it will likely have you liking your family a whole lot more this summer.” This free event is part of the Duxbury Free Library’s BookBreeze Summer Author Series in partnership with Westwinds Bookshop. Registration is required and begins on June 12 at 10 a.m. at www.duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655.

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