2018-08-08 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

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.

Thursday, August 9

Cardboard Drive-In. Decorate a cardboard car and watch a short 10 minute film in our very own drive in. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Registration is required online, in person or by phone. Open to ages 3 and up with an adult to help.

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.

Tuesday, August 14

Bubble Dance Party. Bubbles, crafts, dancing and freeze pops. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Open to all ages. No registration required. Weather dependent.

Slime Workshop. Learn how to make slime with simple household materials. 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Open to ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Wednesday, August 15

Summer History Series. Carolyn Ravenscroft speaks about Duxbury Women at Sea at a breakfast lecture. 8:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. The cost of the breakfast is $5.

Slime Workshop. Learn how to make slime with simple household materials. 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Open to ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Thursday, August 16

Read, Sing, Play. The Duxbury Free Library’s popular program is going on the road to the Duxbury Senior Center, at 10 a.m. Music, participatory stories, and movement are designed for the preschool through grade 2 crowd with their favorite adults. Siblings welcome. No registration needed, just come and enjoy.

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.

Saturday, August 18

It’s Library mini-golf day. Come play a free nine-hole mini golf game all around the library stacks from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Open to all ages.

Monday, August 20

Knitting Night. Need help seaming a sweater, learning how to turn a cable, or just learning to knit? Join a night for social knitting with help available for beginners and intermediates. No registration necessary. 6-8 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library.

Tuesday, August 21

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

Wednesday, August 22

Pages in History lecture. 9 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Legal and political experts say the rise in power of the nine Supreme Court judges can be traced to the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803. Bill Bigelow speaks about the case. Call to register at 781- 934-5774, ext. 5716.

Read, Sing, Play. The Duxbury Free Library’s popular program is going on the road to the Duxbury Senior Center, at 10 a.m. Music, participatory stories, and movement are designed for the preschool through grade 2 crowd with their favorite adults. Siblings welcome. No registration needed, just come and enjoy.

BookBreeze Festival. Hear author Delia Cabe talk about her book “The Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink,” a photographic and historical celebration of the best literary pubs, cocktail bars, and taverns in New York City. 7-9 p.m. at Chestnut Street Grille. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required at duxburyfreelibrary.org or by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5655.

Thursday, August 23

SSC: Kids Intro to Chorus. Kids entering grades three to six in September are invited to join Mr. Mundt, Conductor of the South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus, for a fun-filled hour of singing and musical activities. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Registration is appreciated.

Friday, August 31

Duxbury Art Association Member Show Opening Reception. 6:30-10 p.m. at The Ellison Center for the Arts. Enjoy cocktails, catered hors d’oeuvres, live music, and original artwork by DAA member artists. An auction will directly benefit the Duxbury Art Association. Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Purchase online at Duxburyart.org. Wednesday, September 19

Booked for Lunch. Author and actress Marianne Leone reads from her newest memoir “Ma Speaks Up, And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back.” There will be an Italian catered luncheon. The author event is free. The lunch is $10 to be paid at the time of registration. Noon to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. Call 781- 934-5774, ext.5716 to register.

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