2018-06-13 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Thursday, June 14

Duxbury Flag Day Luncheon. The Duxbury Republican Town Committee is holding its annual Flag Day luncheon, noon at the Chestnut Street Grill. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz will be the speaker. Contact lynnew10@yahoo.com for more information.

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 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.

Duxbury Rotary Club Duck Race. Join the DRHS and the Duxbury Rotary Club for their 2018 duck race, noon at the Blue Fish River Bridge. A fundraiser to support the charitable activities of the Rotary Club, this long-standing tradition is a sight to be seen.

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.

Knitting Night. A night for social knitting with help available for beginners and intermediates. No registration necessary. Just drop in with your project. 6-8 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library.

Tuesday, June 19

MamaSteph Concert. Sing and dance with one of South Shore’s favorite children’s musicians, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Open to PreK and up with an adult. Registration is required for both adults and children online by visiting the library website, in person or by phone.

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 duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655

Wednesday, June 20

Calling all Flappers! The 1920s prohibition laws created a unique time in American History, but how did that affect Duxbury? Historian Tony Kelso will be giving a breakfast lecture on Duxbury during Prohibition for our “Hot Coffee with a Side of Topics” series. 8:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Call ahead 48 hours to sign up for breakfast, $5. 781- 934-5774, ext. 5716. 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.

Artist Jean Lightman will be speaking at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. 457 Washington St., June 20 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Duxbury Art Association lecture series. Lightman will share her insights on the Boston school of painting and will demonstrate its influence in her own work by showing the start-to-finish progress of one of her own paintings. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Members of the DAA and Guild of Boston artists attend free.

Friday, June 22

Summer Soulstice yoga retreat. Emma Boyle of Dragonfly Yoga and Kim O’Brien of Liquid Yoga and the Kingsbury Club will lead the Summer Soulstice yoga retreat at the Duxbury Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. Highlights of the day will include opening and closing circles, vinyasa chair yoga, guided mediation, poetry readings, healing oils and healthy snacks. The retreat is for all levels of experience from non-yogis to the experienced. Sign up by calling the DSC at 781-934-5774, ext. 5716. $10 at the door.

Monday, June 25

PFLAG. The South Shore Chapter of Greater Boston PFLAG holds its monthly support group meeting for parents and friends of LGBTQ people. 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. For more information email duxburypflag@gmail.com or go to gbpflag.org.

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 842 Tremont St. For more information, email sshagly@gmail.com or go to bagly.org.

Tuesday, June 26

Author Jeanne Blasberg presents her book, “Eden.” 7-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. 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 duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655.

Wednesday, July 11

Investigative reporter Maureen Boyle. She talks about her book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer.” 7-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required and begins June 27 at 10 a.m. at duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721.

Thursday, July 12

Author Jenna Blum headlines the second Friends of the Library Fundraiser. 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. In her new book, “The Lost Family,” Blum creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II. Tickets can be purchased at the library, Westwinds Bookshop or at www.duxburyfol.org beginning June 19 for $25 before the event and $30 at the door. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Friday, July 13

Duxbury Music Festival. Blues on the Bay Concert Two seatings: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts, Tickets are $60.

Sunday, July 15

Annual Clark’s Island Picnic. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Join The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society on scenic Clark’s Island for a picnic. Reverend Jeremy Stanford of St. Paul’s Church, will hold a sermon at Pulpit Rock. Picnic and program are free and open to all. For more information visit duxburyhistory.org/events.

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