What’s Up South of Boston


All Veterans Career Fair At Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Boston

April 9, 11AM to 3PM

More than 400 veterans are expected to attend and network with veteran-friendly employers. There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings.

This event is proudly sponsored by MathWorks and is being produced by RecruitMilitary in partnership with DAV.

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Saturday, April 11 from 7PM

FREEDOM BOAT CLUB TO SPONSOR CHARITY EVENT IN HINGHAM  sponsored by the Hingham Newcomers Club. The Event will support the non-profit Friends of Hingham Harbor.

The event will be held at Black Rock Country Club, 19 Clubhosue Drive, Hingham. Freedom Boat Club will be donating a four-hour captained boat ride to be raffled  off in addition to bring a brand new Key West Boat to the Club that will be on display. All proceeds form this event will support Friends of Hingham Harbor’s new summer programs that includes a new rental program for kayaks and padddleboards being launched in July.



South Shore History Symposium
Landmarks & Legends: Historic Maps of the South Shore

Saturday, April 11 from 10AM to 2PM


The Backroads of the South Shore is pleased to present the 2015 South Shore History Symposium: Landmarks & Legends: Historic Maps of the South Shore. This annual symposium offers an exciting opportunity for regional historians to present research and projects happening at local museums and historic sites. Presentations will explore the cartography of the South Shore from a variety of perspectives, including historic maps, town and county boundaries, and digital mapping resources.

Keynote speaker David Corey will discuss “Purpose, Content and Production in Mapmaking.” Mr. Corey is Past-President of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. He has a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and a PhD in Neurobiology from Caltech. When not researching historic South Shore maps, he is Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Symposium Presentations:

Keynote Speaker:
David P. Corey
Past President, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society
A Map for All Reasons: Purpose, Content, and Production in Mapmaking

Becky Bates-McArthur
Education Director, Cohasset Historical Society
Early Boundary Markers

Victoria Stevens
Curator, Hull Lifesaving Museum,
Hyperlinks to History: Maps as Online Learning Tools

Stephen O’Neill
Associate Director & Curator, Pilgrim Hall Museum
Early Maps in Pilgrim Hall Museum’s Collection

For more information about the South Shore History Symposium or to register, please contact Paula Fisher, Director of Marketing and Group Services at the Plymouth County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at (508) 747-0100 or paula.fisher@SeePlymouth.com.

Backroads of the South Shore is a collaboration of 17 organizations operating 25 important historic sites in 10 towns along the South Shore of Massachusetts from Weymouth to Plymouth.


Namless Trio
Saturday, April 11th at 7:30PM,The Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland features The Nameless Trio.  A Connecticut original, The Nameless Trio has been making a name for themselves in the Southern New England music scene with their freestyle blend of acoustic music.  Their rotating instrumentation of upright bass, guitar, mandolin, dobro and banjo is reminiscent of Americana and folk music.  Their songs, however, span a wider spectrum of musical genres including swing, blues, rock, bluegrass and more.   They have produced two CDs together. Their latest CD, Explore, is available on Amazon and CD Baby.   You can listen to them at www.thenamelesstrio.com.  Between sets by the band, there will be an open mike. The address is 45 Webster Street, Rockland.  Tickets are $8 at the door; children under 12 are free.   For more information, visit the website or Facebook page: www.thebluemooncoffeehouse.com.


Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 9 AM to 3PM


HUGE Indoor/Outdoor Annual Yard Sale to benefit the animals at The Scituate Animal Shelter. This yard sale is one of the largest on the South Shore!

We will have boxes and boxes of brand new children’s toys for sale! We have holiday items, jewelry, handbags, kitchenware, small furniture and lots more. There is something for everyone – and all at a great price and all to help the animals! What could be better?

*The yard sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 234 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A), Scituate, not at the Shelter. _____________________________________________

The April meeting of the South Shore Genealogical Society will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30PM., John Curtis Free Library, Rt. 139, 534 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA, (781) 826-2972. It will be a joint meeting with our friends from the Plymouth County Genealogists.

The topic ‘Lost Boston-the Changing Architecture’ will be presented by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, a noted historian and author of over sixty books on Boston, its neighborhoods and surrounding cities and towns. He has received numerous awards and was named Dorchester town historian by Raymond L. Flynn, mayor of Boston, for his work in history. He was elected a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, is a member of the Boston Author’s Club and is a proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum.

The meeting is open to the public at no charge.


Sunday, April 12, 4PM

Concert at Old Ship Church: Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral SocietyOldShipsChurch

The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society will offer a benefit concert at Old Ship Church, 90 Main Street in Hingham, at 4:00 on Sunday, April 12. The groups will be performing works from the Medieval era to the present. Among the treasures of choral repertoire for women’s, men’s, and mixed voices, the ensembles will present works devoted to Harvard’s Civil War Project, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war and its historical legacy. The concert will feature early American music in Old Ship’s historic meeting house, as well as works by Perotin, Du Fay, Tallis, Bach, Chesnokov, and modern works by David Lang, Abbie Betinis, and John Muehleisen.
Founded in 1878, the Harvard Glee Club is America’s oldest college chorus. The Radcliffe Choral Society was founded in 1899 by the first President of Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, and is one of the oldest women’s collegiate choirs in the nation. Both groups routinely tour around the country and around the world.

Andrew Clark is the Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, conducting the men’s Harvard Glee Club, the women’s Radcliffe Choral Society, as well as the mixed Harvard–Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. He serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music, teaching courses in conducting, music theory, and choral literature. Choirs under Dr. Clark’s direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center and in 2012 earned the Grand Prize and two gold prizes at the International Competition for Chamber Choirs in Petrinja, Croatia.
There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Old Ship Youth Group for their service trip to Appalachia and the Old Ship music program’s keyboard fund.
For further information about Old Ship worship services, programs, and classes for adults and for children you may contact Old Ship’s office in the Parish House at 781-749-1679, 9-2 weekdays; or office@oldshipchurch.org. As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, Old Ship (First Parish in Hingham) welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. Worship services and Sunday school for the children begin at 10:25 each Sunday morning.


Sunday, April 12, Noon to 5 PM

South Shore Conservatory Holds Annual Performathon
at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

SSC’s popular three-day fundraiser returns!


South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is proud to announce that Barnes & Noble in Hingham will once again host their annual performance marathon Performathon – Kids Helping Kids. For the second year in a row, the fundraiser is so popular with SSC students that it takes over the bookstore for three days. Performathon 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 10 from 4 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, April 11, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, April 12, from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Performathon offers SSC students of all ages the opportunity to hone their performing skills out in the community, as they help raise money for SSC’s Scholarship Fund by soliciting pledges from sponsors. Last year, well over 300 Conservatory students participated in Performathon and raised over 20% of the total financial aid budget.

Over the three-day period, Performathon participants perform in hourly “sets” throughout the day. Audience members stay for one, two or more “sets,” and have time to browse the aisles of Barnes & Noble. Performances include solo and chamber pieces on piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, guitar, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola and cello, as well as voice.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, Performathon – Kids Helping Kids ensures that Conservatory programs remain affordable for more segments of the population.

Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant. Donations and pledges can also be made online at www.sscmusic.org/Performathon.html. Friends can also help by making purchases at Barnes & Noble and mentioning South Shore Conservatory at checkout on April 10, 11 and 12. A percentage of each sale will be donated back to South Shore Conservatory. Those who cannot attend Performathon, but wish to help, may shop online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from April 10 through 17 and enter Bookfair Voucher #11384955 at checkout. SSC is very grateful to Barnes & Noble for its generous support and hospitality.

Barnes & Noble is located at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham at 96 Derby Street. For more information on Performathon 2015, call Amy Schomp at 781-749-7565, ext.19. For more information on SSC programs, visit www.sscmusic.org, or follow us on Facebook.


Farm Stand Farmers
Saturdays April 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9 9:30 – 11:30 am
$120 FHHF Members/$185 Non-members
Help encourage spring growth as we ready crops for harvest. Kids, ages 12- 15, will tend to planting, learn to harvest and assist in displaying produce at the Farm Stand in the Main Barn. Holly Hill Farm. 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565. www.hollyhillfarm.org

The Backyard Farm and Garden Lecture
Saturday, April 11 9 am – 12:30 pm
Marshfield Senior Center
230 Webster Street, Marshfield
Join Holly Hill Farm Educator, Janice McPhillips and other local experts for this program sponsored by Marshfield Agricultural Commission. Janice, our vermi-composting (worm composting) enthusiast will provide a hands-on presentation that includes instruction on building your own worm bin. For more information visit www.TownofMarshfield.org/lecture2015.htm or call 781-837-1433

Early Plant Sale
Saturday, April 18 10 am – 1 pm
Get your garden started by planting early, cold hardy plants NOW! Kale, onion, spinach and other hardy seedlings will be available.


Do you have stuff that’s too bad for the trash?

South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host six more household hazardous waste collections this spring. Residents may attend their own or their host town’s event at no charge.

Collections are scheduled from 9 am- 1 pm as follows:
4/18 Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.

4/25 Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)

5/2 Kingston/Duxbury, Kingston Highway Dept, 32 Evergreen St..

5/16 Hingham, Plymouth River School, 200 High St.

6/6 Hanson, Plymouth County Hospital, 252 High St.

6/13 Scituate/Cohasset, Scituate Highway Dept., 68 Capt. Pierce Rd.

Residents of those, and of member towns Abington, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland, Weymouth and Whitman may attend other member towns’ collections at their home town’s expense. To do so, obtain and bring a signed Authorization Form from your town’s responsible department (DPW, Environmental Mgmt. or Board of Health). Some towns may limit subsidized quantities to 15 gal. or 30 lb.

Residents from any town without an Authorization Form may attend for a fee of $45 /15 gal or 30 lbs of waste. Commercial generators, call ahead to 1-617-852-3086 to arrange disposal and payment. Please bring a check.
Bring: Oil based paint, stains, solvents, gasoline, automotive fluids, pesticides, photography and pool chemicals, acids, bases, and poisons in secure, labeled containers.
Do not bring: industrial, pathological and medical waste, radioactive materials, pressurized gas cylinders or explosives.
Oil based paint, propane tanks, motor oil, antifreeze, medical sharps, auto & rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent lamps are collected regularly by some towns and some retailers. Residents should use those services if available. Go to ssrcoop.info, click on “Other Stuff”.
Latex paint is messy, but not hazardous. If not recyclable as described below, absorb liquid with cat litter and dispose in trash.
Usable leftover latex paint is accepted and recycled into new paint products at The Paint Exchange LLC of Rockland for a small fee. To see if your paint qualifies for recycling, and for hours of operation, go to ssrcoop.info/, click on “Latex Paint”, or call 781-545-1272.
PSC Environmental will conduct the collections. For more information, call the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318, or go to ssrcoop.info, click on “Hazardous Waste”


Saturday, April 18, 8PM

The Memphis Rockabilly Band at Coffeehouse Off The Square


The Rockabillies are a treat not to be missed. They were at the forefront of the American Roots Music scene in Europe, and now play regularly on the South Shore. They do original, standard and traditional songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock and roll, hillbilly, and rhythm and blues. With all these styles they are also a great dance band. www.MemphisRockabillyband.com

The event is at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 18, and starts with an open mic from 8:00 to 8:30. Come and be discovered. The coffeehouse is at the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street, just a few doors up from the Loring Hall Theater in Hingham Square and right by the MBTA’s 220 bus from Quincy Center or a scenic 1 mile walk from the West Hingham commuter rail station.. Handicap-accessible. Admission is $15.00 at the door (sorry no reservations) and desserts and beverages are $1.00. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee. Volunteers (free admission) are always welcome. For information call 781-749-1767 or go to: www.oldshipchurch.org/coffeehouse-off-the-square.html


The Future of Water in Southeastern Massachusetts

April 24, 8:00AM-5PM.

Plimoth Plantation, 133 Warren Avenue, Plymouth MA 02360
Registration is $30 for 1/2 day or $45 for full day (includes buffet lunch)


Join fellow concerned citizens, water professionals, conservationists and decision-makers to learn, share and network at this one-day conference

Water is critical to all of us, requiring prudent management, realistic planning and effective regulation to protect our drinking water, waterways, recreational areas and aquatic wildlife. Increasing population and development pressures in southeastern Massachusetts threaten our waterways, drinking water, recreational areas and aquatic wildlife. It is imperative that we work now to plan for a future with clean and plentiful water, restored rivers with abundant wildlife, and safe and efficient ways to treat wastewater and stormwater.

Join conservation professionals, legislators, decision-makers, concerned residents, town employees and others in a day-long conference to learn about critical water management issues in our region and what you can do or do better to deal with these issues in a positive way. Networking opportunities will abound, and posters will be displayed throughout the day.

e-eel-river-aOur partner in the conference, Plimoth Plantation, is providing the gorgeously situated Peabody Pavilion, overlooking the Eel River and Plymouth Bay. A luncheon will be served to all participants.

Sessions will be short with succinct speakers providing different perspectives, critical information, useful resources, best management practices and success stories. The morning is devoted to issues pertaining to nonprofit organizations engaged in water issues or other environmental concerns. The sessions will be: Fundraising, Scientific Monitoring and Data Collection and Outreach. The afternoon will focus on the big picture of water in our region: Stormwater, Drinking Water, Recreational Waters and Wastewater. Speakers include experts from many towns, organizations and government agencies.

Stay after the conference and enjoy Plimoth Plantation’s herring festival, which will start the evening of April 24th with a showing of the film “DamNation,” which explores the cost to our environment of dam building and the benefits of removing them. On Saturday, special events will take place on Town Brook in Plymouth to celebrate the annual return of the river herring, a symbol of clean and free-flowing water and the focus of conservation and retoration work of many watershed organizations.


Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4PM

Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 56th season, will present its spring concert, Celebration! Puccini and Beethoven, at 4pm, on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Scituate High School Auditorium, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate.

Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director and Conductor, is celebrating her 10th year with Choral Art Society of the South Shore. Following the concert there will be a celebratory reception to which all are invited.

The program includes Puccini’s Messa a 4 Voci con Orchestra and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Sarah Tocco. The guest soloists, all young professional opera singers with careers in Boston and beyond, include Amal El- Shrafi, soprano, Oriana Dunlop, mezzo soprano, Omar Najmi, tenor, and Justin Hicks, bass. Baritone Soloist Paul Frazer of Kingston, is a long time member of the chorus.

Accompanying will be the Choral Art Society Orchestra, made up of professionals from the Boston, New Hampshire, and the South Shore, including Scituate High School’s Director of Instrumental Music, Sally Tucker, Flute; and Steve Biagini, French Horn, is Director of Instrumental Music, Deer Hill School, Cohasset.

Proceeds from each concert help fund our scholarship, awarded each year to a high school senior from the South Shore who is going to college to major in music. In other community service, we provide outreach singing to nursing homes and hospitals.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at www.choralartsociety.org, Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, and at the door.

For more information on these concerts or any of our other activities, call 781-500-0021 or go to www.choralartsociety.org. LIKE us on Facebook!

REOCCURING EVENTS___________________________

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, offers a Caregiver Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hanson Senior Center, 132 Maquan Street, Library/Senior Center Building, Hanson, MA 02341.

The Caregiver Support Group is for family caregivers of older adults or younger adults with disabilities. Family caregivers are those who are caring for a parent, spouse, relative or friend residing at home, in an assisted living/nursing facility or perhaps even across the country.

The group provides support for one another and participants learn from each other. Several times a year, speakers address the support group. Topics vary and have included elder law, dementia and community services. There is no fee to attend.


The Quincy-South Shore Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Roche Brothers Supermarket at 101 Falls Blvd in Quincy. Free and open to all from children to seniors. Beginners welcome. www.quincychessclub.com or 857 888 1531. ______________________________________________________

BARE COVE FIRE MUSEUM is open every Wednesday night from 7:30-10 p.m. and by appointment. Call 781-749-0028 for more information or check out the website at barecovefiremuseum.org. The museum is located at 19 Fort Hill Street inside Bare Cove Park, Hingham. ______________________________________________________

Rotary Club of Nantasket-Hull meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm until 8 p.m. at Bridgeman’s.   ________________________________________________


The Quincy-South Shore Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Roche Brothers Supermarket at 101 Falls Blvd in Quincy. Free and open to all from children to seniors. Beginners welcome. www.quincychessclub.com or 857 888 1531.

BARE COVE FIRE MUSEUM is open every Wednesday night from 7:30-10 p.m. and by appointment. Call 781-749-0028 for more information or check out the website at
barecovefiremuseum.org. The museum is located at 19 Fort Hill Street inside Bare Cove Park, Hingham.  Rotary Club of Nantasket-Hull meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm until 8 p.m. at Bridgeman’s.   Open Studio at The Art Complex Museum has become a popular program for artists with a wide range of abilities and interests. This year, the drop-in activity will be offered from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on second Thursdays of the month.  On September 12, participants will construct fairy houses from natural materials. They gather in the Alden Studio and bring their own lunches and supplies.  The cost is $10. Email Sally @artcomplex.org or call (781) 934-6634, extension 10 to sign up.