2018-08-01 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 1

Conversation Café at the DSU. Discuss mental health in college and high school and how to seek support and understanding. 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Student Union. Duxbury High School graduates Lucy Quigley and Ross Kellar talk about their high school and college experiences, the challenges to get support and how their daily commitment to their self care and self awareness has created a happier, more fulfilled self. High school and college students are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, August 2

BookBreeze Festival. Novelist, biographer and historian William Kuhn talks about his books, “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train” and “Reading Jackie: Her Biography in Books.” Kuhn will also talk about his latest novel, “Prince Harry Boy to Man,” which follows the Queen’s grandson on a comic deployment to Afghanistan. 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Register at duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655.

Friday, August 3

Historic Clothing Committee Gallery Talk. 11 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, Join DRHS Textiles and Clothing Committee Member Madelon Ali as she compares and contrasts two white cotton dresses, one high-waist, the other with a drop waist. The installation will be on display through September.

Open Gallery. Artist Bettina Lesieur is holding an open gallery at her studio on 301 Saint George St. The exhibition with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show continues Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 4

Alden Kindred of America Reunion. Take a musical voyage through American history with 400 years of popular songs, enjoy an 18th century spinning demonstration, and tour Alden House and the Alden “First Site” during the 118th annual reunion of the Alden Kindred of America, 10-4 p.m. at the Alden House Historic Site. Tickets for Saturday’s program are $30 adults ($25 for members) and $15 for kids and students and include lunch by Bongi’s Turkey Roost. Reservations may be made online at alden.org or by calling the museum at 781-934-9092. The weekend festivities kick off on Friday with a party at Alden House from 5-8 p.m. with food, beverages, music and fun. Admission is free and the public is invited.

“Some Enchanted Evening” at Miramar Retreat Center. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by a gourmet dinner. Bid on items in the silent auction and enjoy a concert featuring show tunes and popular hit songs with local entertainer Bill Alberti, and piano accompanist and soprano Jillian Carelli. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. All proceeds benefit the Miramar Development campaign. For information or to make reservations contact Miramar at 781-585-2460, ext. 312 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 pm.

Tuesday, August 7

Brown Bag Lecture. Tony Kelso presents a free Brown Bag Lecture, “Summering in Old Duxbury: WWI through 1960s” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center.

Wednesday, August 8

BookBreeze Festival. The third child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy takes center stage in “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter,” by Kate Clifford Larson, a biography that chronicles Rosemary’s life with fresh details and tells how her famous siblings were affected by, and reacted to, her struggles. 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 July 25 at 10 a.m. at duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655.

Saturday, August 11

Plein air workshop. Carolyn Letvin, a landscape painter who also creates stylized feline and farm animal imagery, gives a plein air printmaking workshop, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m at the Art Complex Museum. Participants will use their own oil painting supplies and simple tools to create unique prints. Classroom time for demonstration and critique as well as printing on-site is planned. The cost is $100 with a $10 materials fee.

Sheep and Shawl Day. Celebrate all things “woolly” at the Alden House Historic Site from 12 to 4 p.m. The program will explore the process of turning wool into cloth and fiber arts with a demonstration of 18th century spinning, weaving and natural dyeing, rug hooking, knitting and more. Tours of Alden House will be offered. Admission for tours is $8 for adults; $5 for kids and students; members are free.

Gallery talk at the Art Complex Museum. Kelly Slater gives a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Her monotype, “September,” is now on exhibit in the Monotype Guild of New England Fifth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition at the museum.

Monday, August 13

For the love of all things cat. Enjoy beloved YouTube cat videos curated by fellow cat ladies and librarians Jessica and Elizabeth, make cat crafts and commune with your fellow cat lovers on from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library.

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.

Thursday, August 16

The final BookBreeze fundraiser of the season. Features author J. Courtney Sullivan, here to talk about her newest book, “Saints for All Occasions.” 5:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. Tickets can be purchased at the Library, at Westwinds Bookshop or at duxburyfol.org and is $25 before the event and $30 at the door. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

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