What’s Up South of Boston

What’s Up South of Boston – Events in Cohasset, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Massachusetts.

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CRASH Bob’s: Indoor Rowing Races

Erg with pony tails
Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Point Allerton Station
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA
$10 per person
Pre-registration is required for the Liffman Challenge.

Initially conceived as a local warm-up for the World Championship CRASH B’s in mid-February, the CRASH Bobs has taken on a life of its own, now attracting dozens of hardcore pain seekers in Hull in the deepest depths of winter. The day’s ergometer races come in a many shapes and sizes, and include both 2000 and 5000 meter pieces, as well as relays and sprints for distance.
The centerpiece of the day is the notorious Liffman Challenge, a biathlon combining rowing and hill running. The course is comprised of a 5000 meter erg pull immediately followed by a 2.5 mile run or bike sprint through Hull’s hilliest neighborhood.
More details.

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January 28 thru March 4

Old Colony Elder Services Offers 6-Week Diabetes Self-Management Program for Seniors at Rockland COA.

BROCKTON AND ROCKLAND, MA.

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout the greater Plymouth County and Brockton areas, will offer a six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program at the Rockland Council on Aging (COA), located at 317 Plain Street.

The Diabetes Self-Management Program will be held on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning January 28, 2015 through March 4, 2015. Because diabetes affects older adults at a much higher rate than younger adults, the program is geared towards older adults and their caregivers. Patricia Livie and Donna-Marie Forand, Outreach and Education Specialists at OCES, will lead the sessions.

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program developed at Stanford University designed to help individuals develop a greater awareness of their role in disease management. It is for newly diagnosed older adults with Type II diabetes. Attendees will learn about common problems with diabetes, how to read food labels, enhance communication, advocate for themselves and create an action plan.

“The goal of the Diabetes Self-Management Program is to help people choose healthy eating behaviors they would like to follow and to design strategies for incorporating these behaviors into daily life. Setting weekly goals, making an action plan, giving feedback and sharing experiences are a significant part of each workshop session,” explained Diana DiGiorgi, Executive Director of OCES.

This is a free workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Donna-Marie Forand at 508-584-1561, extension 237.

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February 4, 7-9 PM

The Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition will be hosting its first educational forum on Today’s Substance Abuse Crisis. The event is open to all and will be held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium, 143 Pond Street on February 4th from 7 – 9pm.

The highly respected speakers represent personal, clinical, and legal backgrounds. Each will present the latest information in their field; helping you to understand the current crisis, and provide you with tools and knowledge to educate and protect your family. As Joanne Peterson, the Executive Director of Learn to Cope has said, “This year is one of the worst I’ve seen,” she said. “We can’t keep up with the epidemic.”

  • Jennifer Rowe, ADA Norfolk County Prescription Drug Task Force will focus on Straight Talk- Substance Abuse Statistics in Norfolk County.
  • Dr. KellyJohn F. Kelly, PHD Harvard Medical School will present scientific research on the Effects of Substances on the Developing Brain.
  • Becca and John Reilly will detail the journey from addiction to recovery from a father/daughter perspective.
  • Joanne Peterson, the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope will provide firsthand insight and hope to parents of children with substance use disorders.
  • Warren Nicoli from Manet Community Health Center will provide private Narcan training.

About Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition:

Sponsored by the Social Service League of Cohasset, the coalition was founded in June 2014 by a broad spectrum of concerned stakeholders from across all sectors of the community. The mission is to foster a strong and inclusive community that encourages healthy, educated and responsible choices about drug and alcohol use. The mission is supported by evidenced based, prevention focused, sustainable programs and policies.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/safeharborcohasset

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Friday, February 6

SEA AND SKY Juried Art Show Opening, Point Allerton Station, Hull

http://www.lifesavingmuseum.org/calendarandevents.html

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Saturday, February 7

On Saturday, February 7th PossumHaw will playphaw004 at the Blue Moon! PossumHaw is an award-winning bluegrass band out of Vermont known for their stunning harmonies, stellar acoustic instrumentation and original songwriting. Lead vocalist Colby Crehan was named Vermont Vocalist of the Year and her song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year. She also performs as lead singer with the Bluegrass Gospel Project with former members of Northern Lights and Breakaway. PossumHaw has produced four full-length albums: Waiting and Watching (2014), Fortune’s Name (2010), Madtom (2007) and Split-rail (2005). The band has appeared at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, First Night Burlington, Higher Ground, the Long Trail Festival, and at venues throughout the Northeast. Check them out at www.possumhaw.net.

PossumHaw is a group of four folk musicians from Burlington, Vermont that plays driving folk music with bluegrass and country style.
possumhaw.net
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February 12
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series: Dave Waller, Renovation of Graves Light, Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull. Since purchasing Graves Light in September 2013, Dave Waller has been working to restore the historic lighthouse.
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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.

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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.   ________________________________________________                        

LINE DANCE LESSONS
Line Dance lessons start Tuesday, 9/10/13 and
continue every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the
South Shore Community Center, 3 N Main St.,
Cohasset. Beginner and Beginner plus level for
adult ages, men and women. Line dancing helps you
improve balance and posture, improve memory skills
and your confidence. Learn Waltz, Cha cha, Salsa,
Samba, Mambo, and other dance steps to Country,
Popular and Latin music while having fun exercising.
To sign up call 781-383-9112 or just “drop in”. $5.
Instructor: Nancy Kramer: 781-925-9066

 

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.

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