Upcoming Events

191 Onset Ave, Onset MA 02558
Onset, MA 02558
Phone: 508-295-7072

Annual Onset Blues Festival

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Now in its 23rd year, the Onset Blues Festival is one of the longest running blues festivals in New England.Some of the most highly acclaimed blues acts vie for a chance to perform.  Set in the victorian village of Onset, right before the Cape Cod canal, the concert overlooks one of the most picturesque harbors in New England. 
The festival has seating for 300 as well as open seating on the lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Seating is first come first served

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Alden Homestead
105 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
Phone: 781-934-9092

Alden Kindred 116th Annual Reunion

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Each year Alden Kindred of America welcomes Alden cousins and friends from near and far to celebrate the age old tradition of gathering for the Alden Kindred Annual Reunuin on the first Saturday in August at the Alden House Historic Site. This summer the organization has planned an afternoon that celebrates their ties to the Revolutionary War. Since the earliest days of Plymouth Colony until today, the Alden family has long played a role in serving its country. Although there have been many Aldens who played important roles in the shaping of our country during the revolutionary period, perhaps none were more instrumental than John Adams. As the 2nd President of the United States, Mr. Adams is considered one of our country's most influential citizens. Read more about Alden Kindred 116th Annual Reunion

Burial Hill
School Street (next to First Parish) Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-0012

Burial Hill: History in Progress: A Sailor’s Life on Burial Hill

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:00pm

Many of the graves on Burial Hill are memorials or resting places for Plymouth mariners. Learn about the opportunities and dangers faced by seafaring Plymoutheans over the generations.
Tour begins at the top of the Hill.

Tours begin at the top of the Hill; no reservations are required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; please wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page.

 

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Aboard The Pilgrim Belle Paddlewheeler
Departs 77 Water Street Mayflower State Pier
Plymouth, MA

Pirates Psychic Sunset Cruise

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Visit one the Psychic Readers aboard The Pilgrim Belle Paddlewheeler and get a glimpse into your future!  Cash bar, lite appetizers, and live entertainment.  Make your reservations for this unique experience soon - before space fills up! Read more about Pirates Psychic Sunset Cruise

Joe Angelo’s Café
11 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Documentary Film Screening - Shorts and Music Videos

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 7:30pm

Keeping with tradition, Brockton's three-day doumentary film event, Shoe City Screens, will wrap up on Saturday night with six creative and interesting shorts and music videos. This year's lineup of shorts and music videos includes: Search for a friend, Hermitude Ukeo,, Jehovah's Cobras, Color of Cannibals, Save My Life, and Sometime Around January. Read more about Documentary Film Screening - Shorts and Music Videos

Photo by Christopher Ablaza [cropped from original]
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (917) 670 1184

"The Winter’s Tale" - A Bay Colony Shakespeare Company Production

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

Leontes, King of Sicilia, wrongly believes that his wife, Hermione, is carrying the child of his visiting best friend, the King of Bohemia. Unable to contain his jealousy, he throws Hermione in jail and plots the murder of Polixenes, King of Bohemia.
Often looked at as Shakespeare’s Fairytale, The Winter’s Tale is a story about the healing powers of Time and the true magic of the world: Forgiveness.
Join is this summer for betrayal, true love, and of course, Shakespeare’s famous “exit, persued by bear”

LAST NIGHT of this three-week production! Read more about "The Winter’s Tale" - A Bay Colony Shakespeare Company Production

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-588-6000

Little Dreams of Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present

Sunday, August 2, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 29, 2015 (All day)

What is enameling? Beyond high temperature manipulations of glass, metal, and scale, enameling is a touch of alchemy, storytelling, and deep rich color that captures the eye as well as the imagination. The exhibition includes a wide range of objects from wearable jewelry to large enamel-on-steel wall panels and explores the history of enameling in this country from 1920 to the present through approximately 120 works from the Enamel Arts Foundation collection.
 
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Bradford Homestead
Corner of Maple & Landing Streets
Kingston, MA
Phone: 781-585-6300

Old Fashioned Bradford Breakfast

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Come enjoy good food with good people in the 17th-century setting of the Major John Bradford Homestead. The Jones River Village Historical Society holds an Old Fashioned Bradford Breakfast each Sunday morning during the months of July and August. A different group of volunteers provides a delicious breakfast each week with all the proceeds going toward the preservation of the Bradford Homestead. Join the Homestead's loyal followers for a relaxing, congenial Sunday breakfast under the trees or tent. If weather requires, breakfast is held in the barn. Read more about Old Fashioned Bradford Breakfast

Duxbury Rural and Historical Society
Phone: 781-934-6106

2015 Clark's Island Picnic

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Because of last minute cancellations, there are 6 spots left on the DRHS boat to Clark's Island. The ride is free but you must be a DRHS Member (we can sign you up!). First come, first serve. Reservations taken only through Friday afternoon. Call 781-934-6106. Read more about 2015 Clark's Island Picnic

Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-888-3300

Hidden Hollow’s 5th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

It’s Hidden Hollow’s 5th birthday! Come celebrate! The fun begins at 1 pm with a special live performance featuring reptiles. Learn about the unique features that define them and the clever ways these creatures adapt to their weather and surroundings. Of course, no birthday party would be complete without cake, so join us at 2 pm for a slice while supplies last. Rae Griffiths will be doing a special live performance featuring reptiles as part of the fun.
Free with museum admission.
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Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-588-6000

New Exhibit Opening Reception

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 2:00pm

Little Dreams of Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present

What is enameling? Beyond high temperature manipulations of glass, metal, and scale, enameling is a touch of alchemy, storytelling, and deep rich color that captures the eye as well as the imagination. The exhibition includes a wide range of objects from wearable jewelry to large enamel-on-steel wall panels and explores the history of enameling in this country from 1920 to the present through approximately 120 works from the Enamel Arts Foundation collection. Read more about New Exhibit Opening Reception

MASTER BEDROOM, 1965 watercolor © Andrew Wyeth. Private Collection
Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Heritage Museum & Gardens

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Wyeth DNA: Drama, Nature, Art with Wanda M. Corn, Art History Professor Emerita, Stanford University
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The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA
Phone: 781-934-6634

Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

Join us for one of our popular Sunday Afternoon concerts. The current schedule is:

May 3, The Cape Cod Chamber Ensemble
August 2, James and Robert Freeman, duo piano
October 4, Natasha Farny, cello with Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
November 1, Maria Pikoula, piano

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North River Arts Society
157 Old Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02051
Phone: 781-837-8091

Theatre Arts Camp for Kids

Monday, August 3, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 7, 2015 (All day)

The North River Arts Society is offering a Summer Arts Camp for young artists ages 6-11. Each week-long session offers fun and creativity for beginner artists, experienced artists and everything in between. The talented NRAS staff will encourage each student to work to his or her potential and help them explore a variety of art like painting, drawing, 3-dimensional design, printing, theatre and more! Week IV of this year's Summer Art Camp will focus on Theatre Arts, with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory as their production! Read more about Theatre Arts Camp for Kids

Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA
Phone: 508-830-4250

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Trivia Night

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Contestants can test their knowledge of the book and movie! Librarians Jennifer Jones and Jessica Connelly will play with your minds; you might surprise yourself on how much you really remember! Most questions will be multiple choice with categories which include quotes, characters, about the movie, the book and the author. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: we planned this program for August so you will have plenty of time to read the book! Read more about “To Kill a Mockingbird” Trivia Night

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