05/2017 Events

James Library & Center for the Arts
24 West Street
Norwell, MA
United States
Phone: 781-659-7100

Mondays at the James: Roofs of the Western Hemisphere

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

What is the view like from 20,000 feet? Glenn will share his experiences from the mountain tops of North and South America with photos and lively stories. He will review 40 years of mountain climbing and exploration in one evening.

Glenn Ferguson has served Norwell for over 15 years in many capacities - as a member of numerous town committees and most recently as Norwell Highway Surveyor. When Glenn is not traveling the streets of Norwell, he can often be found on the highest peaks of the world.

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Priscilla Beach Theatre
796 Rocky Hill Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-224-4888

Priscilla Beach Theatre - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where you meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy. They entertain you with songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Songs include "Lollipop", "Dream Lover", "Stupid Cupid". These four girls will share their hopes and dreams while taking you on a musical trip down memory lane. 

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Plimoth Grist Mill
6 Spring Lane
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-1622

Annual Herring Run Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The annual herring run is a sure sign of spring! Be a Citizen Scientist alongside the Plimoth Grist Mill staff and state and local environmental scientists. Explore the role herring play in our local ecosystem before lending a hand to the Old Colony’s earliest farmers as they prepare their corn grounds for spring planting.

For more information on this and other events, visit the weblink.

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Nathanial Winsor Jr. House
479 Washington Street
Duxbury, MA 02331
United States

Spring Clean Up Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

 Join dedicated Members and Volunteers in cleaning up the lawns and gardens at the three main house properties: King Caesar, Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. & Bradford.  Help us get ready for a terrific tour season! Lunch served at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House at 12 pm. Interested? Call 781-934-6106 or email emcgough@duxburyhistory.org for house assignment and information. 

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Nelson Park
Nelson Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States

Bark in the Park

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Event Calendar below is from 2016 - Join your fellow dog lovers for a 2-mile jaunt along the Rail Trail starting at Nelson Park.
Featuring over 30 pet-friendly vendors, many adoptable dogs and lots of activities for both the 2 and 4 legged members of your family. This annual event puts the “wow” in “bow wow”, attracting nearly 2,000 people (and their dogs) to browse our vendors and raise awareness for local rescue groups, and non-profits.

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Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA
United States

Paper Marbling Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Spend a day experimenting with paper marbling. This technique combines artistic sensibilities with mediative, creative thought… and even a little liquid dynamics and surface tension…oh no! That’s physics!

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

Burial Hill Tours: Jane Goodwin Austin: A 19th-Century Novelist’s Legacy

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

A guided walking tour with Joyce Poremski. Tour begins at the top of the Hill.
Local guide Joyce Poremski offers an intriguing view of once famous 19th-century novelist, Jane Goodwin Austin, who fictionalized the histories of Plymouth families including the Standishes and the LeBarons. Tour begins at 1 pm at the top of the Hill. Free and open to the public.

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Spire Center for the Performing Arts
25 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-4488

An Evening with Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done”, “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

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The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02331
United States

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Sunday Afternoon Concerts have been a popular tradition for many years

April 2, Solar Winds, woodwind quintet
May 7, The Neave Trio, cello, piano and violin
August 6, Stephen Porter, piano
October 1, Jason Cutmore and Adam Kent, piano
November 5, Ensemble Chaconne, baroque trio

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James Library & Center for the Arts
24 West Street
Norwell, MA
United States
Phone: 781-659-7100

Mondays at the James: Exploring the Benefits of Meditation

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Learn about meditation, its benefits, and the science behind its use as a wellness practice. Engage in beginning meditation exercises perfect for all levels of experience and curiosity.

Joy Kingsbury is a registered occupational therapist and yoga teacher. She has led guided meditations within the addiction recovery community and enjoys teaching children, seniors, and caregivers about the benefits of meditation and leading mindfulness practices.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Please email or call.

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Priscilla Beach Theatre
800 Rocky Hill Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-224-4888

Priscilla Beach Theatre presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where you meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy. They entertain you with songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Songs include "Lollipop", "Dream Lover", "Stupid Cupid". These four girls will share their hopes and dreams while taking you on a musical trip down memory lane. 

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

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Get to know the people and plants that make Heritage one of New England’s top public gardens as part of this annual celebration, presented in partnership with the American Public Gardens Association. Sandwich residents enjoy free admission on this day, with proof of residence.

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Spire Center for the Performing Arts
25 1/2 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-4488

Ryan Montbleau Band, Naukabout Beer SpringFest

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Ryan Montbleau Band, Naukabout Beer SpringFest - 7pm Mark T. Small, 8pm Will Evans, 9 pm Ryan Montbleau Band. Montbleau began as a solo performer, appearing often on stage at the first House of Blues club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his early recordings primarily with just his guitar. By 2006 he’d formed the Ryan Montbleau Band and was branching out of the coffeehouse and folk scene into the jam world, spending much of each year on the road.

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Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA
United States
Phone: 508-888-3300 x175

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories.

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Memorial Hall
83 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-8008

Spring POPS! An Evening with Livingston Taylor

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm

The finale to our 101st season is a true celebration! American singer-songwriter, Livingston Taylor joins the Phil for a very special evening of heartfelt story-telling splashed against the power and beauty of our orchestra. Feelings abound with a program that includes Taylor's 1979 Billboard chart climber, I Will Be in Love with You, and his brother James' song of yearning and home, Carolina In my Mind. A consummate performer and musician, Livingston Taylor take us across miles of memories with familiar, wistful ballads such as When Sunny Gets Blue, and Over the Rainbow--plus what celebration would be complete without a touch of bluegrass? Spring Pops has it all from soulful start to toe-tapping finish!

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