Artists on the Porch.  The Plymouth Center for the Arts presents Marsha Hanby and Audrey Coughlin on the porch of the Center, 11 North Street in downtown Plymouth, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Each artist will show and demonstrate their work, talking with and answering questions from passersby and visitors.  

Reception for Medical Reserve Corps. The Duxbury Bay Area Regional Medical Reserve Corps a partnership between the towns of Duxbury, Hanson, Marshfield, Pembroke & Whitman is celebrating our volunteers and recruiting new volunteers with a reception on Thursday, July 23, at the Duxbury Senior Center at 6 p.m. All new Duxbury Bay Area Regional Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers will be entered into a raffle that will be drawn that evening.  Please join us and bring a friend. To RSVP and for additional information call:  781-934-1100, x124

Friday July 24

Shakespeare On The Rock.  The Massasoit Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s Pericles for two weekends at the Pilgrim Memorial Park on the historic Plymouth Waterfront right next to Plymouth Rock. There are Friday and Saturday evening performances July 24, 25, 31 and Aug 1 at 8 p.m. There will also be Sunday performances on July 26 and August 2 at 7 p.m.  For information, call 508-588-9100, x1982, the ticket line, 508-427-1234.

Gather ‘Round Storytime. Volunteer Reader Stories held year round in the Picture Book Room of the Duxbury Free Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Saturday July 25

Coolidge Corner South presents “Food Inc.” and  “The Girl from Monaco.”  “Food Inc.” (PG) at

7 p.m.  An informative and revealing documentary on our nation’s food industry featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg.  Directed by Robert Kenner.  9.p.m.  “The Girl From Monaco” (R) -- A brilliant and neurotic  attorney goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal.  But instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil who turns him into a complete wreck.  Hoefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put everything back in order ... or will he?  Directed by Anne Fontaine.

“Cabal of the Westford Knight” author to appear at Borders.  Best selling author,  David Brody, will be at  Borders Booksellers, Independence Mall in Kingston, on Saturday July 25 at 1 p.m. for a book signing.

Song of the Sea Festival.  Congregation Shirat Hayam presents this second annual festival  from 1-4 p.m. at the Historic Winslow House in Marshfield.  The public is invited to enjoy contemporary rock music from the band Yom Hadash, led by soloist Jon Nelson.  Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family.  Bring a picnic. Call 781-582-2700 or visit the Web site shirathayam.net for more information.

Sunday July 26

Japanese tea ceremony.  On Sunday, July 26, the Art Complex Museum has scheduled its second Japanese tea ceremony at 2 p.m.  Children, grade 2 and above, and adults will learn about this important Japanese cultural tradition. The event will take place in the museum’s own tea hut which is authentic except for the sides which are opened for viewing the ceremony.   Admission is free but seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.  Guests are advised to dress for the weather.  In case of rain, the presentation will take place inside the museum which is located off Rte 3A at 189 Alden Street.

Clark’s Island Picnic.  Pack a lunch and head to Clark’s Island in Plymouth Bay from 1-4 p.m. at Cedarfield on the east side of the island, and enjoy a beautiful and historic setting.  No charge. For more information about the event, contact the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society at 781-934-6106 or visit their website at duxburyhistory.org.

Tuesday July 28

Sing It, Sway It, with the Allards.  A concert of great songs and fun for ages four and up with a registered adult in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  Registration is required in person, by phone, or online. All accompanying adults must also be registered.

Wednesday July 29

Fabulous Food-Storytime at Foodies.  The Duxbury Free Library sponsors stories to make your mouth water and your belly laugh for preschool through grade two with a registered adult held at Foodies Market from 10:30-11 a.m.  Adults and children must both be registered.   Registration required at the Duxbury Free Library in person, by phone or online.

Thursday July 30

Artists on the Porch.  The Plymouth Center for the Arts presents Carol Raymond and Audrey Coughlin on the porch of the Center, 11 North Street in downtown Plymouth, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Each artist will show and demonstrate their work, talking with and answering questions from passersby and visitors.

Broadway comes to the yacht club. “Strolling Down Broadway” will be presented by the Duxbury Yacht Club. This year’s Duxbury Yacht Club show is a musical revue comprised of memorable show tunes from Broadway throughout the years. Enjoy live performances of unforgettable numbers from “Cabaret,” “Hairspray,” “A Chorus Line,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Annie,” and others. All performances are open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Contact Donna Brzek at 781-934-6823 or Heidi Marcotte at 781 934-9753 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order your tickets. Thursday, July 30, is children’s night and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 8 p.m. and has reserved seating. Tickets are also available at the door.

Allergy support group to meet. The South Shore Food Allergy Support Group will meet July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Public Library in the Merry Room.  

Friday July 31

Artist’s summer exhibit. Every August Bettina Lesieur opens her studio in the seaside village of Duxbury, exhibiting her work while inviting the public to share the ambience that inspires her award-winning paintings. Lesieur’s studio-gallery interlude always begins with a twilight gala reception and garden party, planned for this year on Friday, July 31, from 6-10 p.m., with live music and festive nibbles. A prolific artist, Lesieur’s exhibition will feature an extensive body of work and will continue on Aug. 1-2, and Aug. 7, 8 and 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewings are also available at other times by appointment.

Kidspot presents “Bye, Bye Birdie.”  Performances are at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. All seating is general admission, and tickets may be purchased at the door. If you wish to reserve tickets, or would like more information, please call 781-826-8550. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Broadway comes to the yacht club. “Strolling Down Broadway” will be presented by the Duxbury Yacht Club. This year’s Duxbury Yacht Club show is a musical revue comprised of memorable show tunes from Broadway throughout the years. Live performances of unforgettable numbers from “Cabaret,” “Hairspray,” “A Chorus Line,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Annie,” and others. All performances open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Contact Donna Brzek at 781-934-6823 or Heidi Marcotte at 781 934-9753 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order your tickets. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday the show starts at 8 p.m. and has reserved seating. Tickets are also available at the door.

Shakespeare On The Rock.  The Massasoit Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s Pericles for two weekends at the Pilgrim Memorial Park on the historic Plymouth Waterfront next to the Plymouth Rock. There are Friday and Saturday evening performances July 31 and Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. There will also be Sunday performances on July 26 and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.  For information, call 508-588-9100, x1982, the ticket line, 508-427-1234.

Saturday August 1

Kidspot presents “Bye, Bye Birdie.”  Performances are at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. All seating is general admission, and tickets may be purchased at the door. If you wish to reserve tickets, or would like more information, please call 781-826-8550. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Broadway comes to the yacht club. “Strolling Down Broadway” will be presented by the Duxbury Yacht Club. This year’s Duxbury Yacht Club show is a musical revue comprised of memorable show tunes from Broadway throughout the years. Live performances of unforgettable numbers from “Cabaret,” “Hairspray,” “A Chorus Line,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Annie,” and others. All performances open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Contact Donna Brzek at 781-934-6823 or Heidi Marcotte at 781 934-9753 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order your tickets. The show starts at 8 p.m. and has reserved seating. Tickets are also available at the door.

Sunday August 2

Shakespeare On The Rock.  The Massasoit Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s Pericles for two weekends at the Pilgrim Memorial Park on the historic Plymouth Waterfront next to the Plymouth Rock. Performance time is 7 p.m.  For information, call 508-588-9100, x1982, the ticket line, 508-427-1234.

Hansen returns to Duxbury Music Festival. One of California’s most dynamic young pianists will return to The Art Complex Museum on Sunday, Aug. 2, to perform the music of some of the best-loved composers.  Hansen grew up in Duxbury and began teaching himself piano at the age of four.

Upcoming

More King Caesar Morning Lectures.  Craig Chartier will describe the findings of the Society’s archaeological dig at the Second Meeting House 10 a.m. on August 6, and Prof. Mary Malloy will speak on her recent book “Devil on the Deep Blue Sea: The Notorious Career of Captain Samuel Hill of Boston” at 10 a.m. on August 20.  All lectures take place at the King Caesar Barn on 120 King Caesar Rd., Duxbury.  Tickets are $6 person and may be purchased at the door.  For information about the lecture series, visit duxburyhistory.org or phone 781-934.6106.

Bagpipes.  Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band will perform a concert of bagpipes and drums, including additonal acts with fiddle, small pipes and step-dancing, Saturday, Aug. 8  at 8 p.m. at the Church of Our Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth.  Admission is a free will offering.

“Light up the Night.”  Duxbury PRIDE is hosting Tailgate for the Turf Part II - “Light up the Night,”  on Aug. 15 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Muncey, 486 Washington Street.  This will be an evening of casual food, fun, and entertainment, and will include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.  Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds going towards rehabilitating the lights for the Duxbury High School field.  Any questions please call Joanne Savard at 781-934-5982 or Ann Mullins at 781-934-9859.

King Caesar House 200th Birthday Celebration.  An evening of music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more will be held Aug. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the King Caesar House to celebrate it’s 200 year!

Ongoing

Transportation to medical appointments.  The Duxbury Senior Center offers transportation to local medical appointments (including Plymouth, Kingston, Marshfield, Jordan Hospital and South Shore Hospital)  to seniors and handicapped individuals on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday mornings from 8-11.  Rides must be scheduled 72 hours in advance by call Becky Ford, Volunteer Coordinator at 781-934-5774 extension 117.

Yoga at the Art Complex Museum. The Art Complex Museum is now registering for its Aug. session of yoga which is scheduled for three weeks from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays or from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursdays.  This popular program is taught by Kathleen Young who is certified to teach yoga and fitness and has more than sixteen years of experience. The cost for each of the four week sessions is $36.   Registrations required at 781-934-6634.

Basket of Books at the Beach.  The Friends of the Duxbury Free Library will once again offer the Books at the Beach Basket during the summer.  The basket is located at the harbormaster’s hut on the east side of the Powder Point Bridge.  

Library Teen activities for the summer.  Readers Theater: Every Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Teen Book/Craft Group every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Poetry & Image Creative Challenge -- find or create images that relate to the poetry on our web site:  duxburyfreelibrary.org/teens/teen.htm,  then write poetry and create a slide show to submit for judging to YA office by Aug. 21.  Rockin’ Mount Olympus (high school only) Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.  $7/ticket.  Come as your favorite Greek god or goddess, creature hero, or heroine. Dance the night away with Therese DeMuzio’s great DJ-ing.

Teen reading incentive at the Duxbury Free Library.  All summer long!  Read for fun and prizes.  Sign up at the reference desk any time during the summer.  For each book read, a raffle ticket will be issued and the number will be recorded.  The winning raffle tickets will be drawn at the end of Aug.  Prizes will be gift certificates to area book stores and movie theaters. To sign up, call Ellen at 781-934-2721 x106 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Library Netbook Program.  For users without laptops, the Duxbury Free Library Reference Department is  happy to loan an Acer Netbook for in-library use. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older. Come to the Reference Desk on the upper level to check out the Netbook.  A valid OCLN library card is required.  A two hour per day maximum time limit will be enforced.

Gallery Exhibit.  The summer exhibit of the Helen Bumpus Gallery in Duxbury will feature the work of printmakers Joan Appel and Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel.  During July and Aug. their work may be seen at the Duxbury Free Library during regular library hours.

Duxbury Farmer’s Market.  Fresh seasonal produce and products, seedlings and herbs, eggs and flowers, etc. will be available to area residents on Wednesdays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. now through Oct. 14, rain or shine.  The market is located on route 53 on the grounds of the  Tarkiln Community Center.

Sustainable Duxbury. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Judi Vose at 781-934-3283 or Jim Savicki at 781-585-8041.

Burnt Toast Bi-Weekly. Meets at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, at the Duxbury Free Library and produces a literary newspaper. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x115 or visit the library website at duxburyfreelibrary.com.

The Council on Aging fitness classes.  Zumba latin dance aerobics at 12:15 on Wednesdays and 12:45 p.m. on Fridays  ($5/free for Seniors); Strength training on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi on Tuesday at 9 a.m.; Stay fit multi-level class on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; Yoga on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m.  Call 781-934-5774, x103 for questions.

Poetry Circle.  Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-934-2721.

Senior Citizens Club. Meets on the first Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781-585-9242.

Cooking with Emil Lundin. Meets from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center.  Cost $15 per person. Menus vary. Proper plating, kitchen equipment, entertaining ideas. For registration, call Linda at 781-934-5774 x112.  


Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist.


Foreign Film Day. On the second Tuesday of each month, 3:30 p.m., at the Senior Center.  No reservations required. Admission is free.  


Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-722-2305.


Hospice Bereavement Group. Meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every other Thursday at Jordan Hospital.  For more information on specific bereavement groups and times or to register call Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215.

Depression Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, at the Pembroke Hospital, Pembroke. For more information, call 781-829-7211.