What’s Up South of Boston

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

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Saturday, October 11, 1:30 pm

MartaThe October 2014 meeting of the South Shore genealogical Society will be held at the John Curtis Library, Hanover, MA on Saturday 11 October 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Marta Crilly from the Boston City Archives. She will speak on Genealogy and Local History at the Boston City Archives. The meeting is open to the public.

Marta Crilly holds an M.A. in History and an M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.  Since 2011, she has worked as the Archivist for Reference and Outreach at the Boston City Archives. She has previously spoken about local history, genealogy, and outreach at the Boston Public Library’s Local and Family History Lecture Series, TIERA, The International Conference of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the New England Archivists annual meeting, and a number of other local organizations. She lives in Dorchester where she’s always learning more about local history.


Wednesday, October 15, 7-9 pm

clip_image008The Scituate Arts Association offers a presentation by Marshfield artist Maureen K Brookfield at October session of the SAA’s Meet the Artist Series on Wednesday the 15th. Maureen is a professional watercolor artist and illustrator. She will be sharing some of her paintings and an overall view of the process of illustrating children’s books, showing the steps from initial sketches to finished illustrations and books.

Maureen Brookfield is a representational watercolor artist and has been drawing and painting since she was a child in England. For years, while raising her family, she continued to pursue her love of art and enhance her natural ability by studying and taking workshops with prominent and nationally known artists. Formal studies and Fine Art studio work also included New York’s Parsons School of Design and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. Although Brookfield has painted in other mediums, watercolor is her first choice. clip_image006 She delights in what happens when the paint hits the paper. She is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC, a Juried Art Member of Academic Artists, the South Shore Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association and the Plymouth Art Guild.

Her presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 7 to 9 pm in the Scituate Public Library’s Meeting Room. For details on SAA classes and events, go to the Scituate Arts Association website at ScituateArt.com, e-mail jcornacch@aol.com, or phone 781-608-9691.



Wednesday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.

A gallery talk by Alice R.M. Hyland, Curator for “Asian Connections” at The Art Complex Museum is scheduled for October 15. This program provides an opportunity for visitors to meet and discuss this historic exhibition which displays the diversity and range of the museum’s Asian collection and the enticing connections between the objects. Coffee is served at 10:30 a.m., the talk begins at 11:00 a.m. Call (781) 934-6634, extension 10 for further information and to register. All are welcome to attend.

Photo: Alice R.M. Hyland, Curator for “Asian Connections” being filmed at the opening reception


Geoff BartleySaturday, October 18

#Geoff Bartley Returns to the Coffeehouse off the Square

 Geoff Bartley’s rich voice, rollicking guitar, and soulful harmonica have delivered classic blues and imaginative originals  for over 30 years.  As the Boston Globe’s Scott Alarik says he “is a world class guitarist, a resonantly emotional singer and a brilliant songwriter “ who sets provocative personal imagery  “to lovely musical landscapes.”   Well received in past coffeehouses, we are glad to welcome him back on Saturday Oct 18.

 The event is at 8:00  PM  with an open mic from 8:00 to 8:30.  Come and be discovered.  Admission is $15 at the door. Sorry, no reservations.  Volunteers are welcome (Free Admission).  Beverages and desserts -$1.00.  Net proceeds benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee.

 The Coffeehouse is at the fully accessible Old Ship Church Parish House hall, 107  Main St. Hingham Square, just a few  doors up from the Loring Hall Theater, and on the MBTA’s 220 bus from Quincy  Center. For information call 781-749-1767


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Sunday, October 19, 1:30-3:30 pm

New Exhibit of paintings by Ann M. Murphy at South Street Gallery

South Street Gallery, the area’s premier gallery featuring local, regional, and national artists, has announced that the upcoming exhibit will feature paintings of Marshfield artist Ann M. Murphy. The artist reception will take place on Sunday, October 19, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, in conjunction with 9th annual Hingham Arts Walk, 12-4pm, in and around Hingham Downtown. Public is invited to stop by and meet & chat with the Artist, light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display throughout November ’14.

Ann Marguerite Murphy grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and York Harbor, Maine, attended schools in Lexington, graduated from Lasell College, and has studied with nationally recognized artists and prominent New England artists. Her love of the ocean began as a young child when her summers were spent at her grandparents’ cottage in Scarborough, Maine. She and her husband live in Marshfield, MA.

Ann paints in pastel, oil, and watercolor, ranging from representational landscape and seascape to a semi-abstract series of shorebirds and sea life. The sensitive and ethereal quality of these paintings gives her work distinction.

Ann says: “My paintings are impressions of found and imagined landscapes. I hope to share the magic sense of place in some of my favorite locations, while leaving something unsaid for the viewer’s imagination.”

About South Street Gallery

South Street Gallery is committed to the advancement of both developing artists and those with established reputations. For over twelve years, this gallery has supported the arts and the artistic community, and has been home to a number of shows by prominent plein-air artists. The Gallery offers many opportunities to meet and learn from artists who display there. Many Gallery artists engage in the plein-air tradition of painting – a blend of a unique combination of fresh color, accurate values, and real life based compositions. South Street Gallery is located at 149 South Street in Hingham.  Hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, please call 781-749-0430 or visit www.southstreetgallery.com.


Saturday, October 25, 1-3 pm.

Rain Date Sunday, October 26

Hingham Cemetery (c. 1672) Fall Walking Tour, Sat., Oct. 25, 1-3pm.  Meet at Hingham Bell Tower next to Old Ship Church, 107 Main St.,Hingham.  $5 donation, children under 12 tour free. Inside glimpse of the 1886 Ames Chapel restoration.  Also, cemetery history, icon interpretation, 150-yr-old arboretum, monuments and burials of note, social commentary.  Rain date Oct. 26.  Call 781-749-4868 or go to www.hinghamcemetery.org .


hollydayscom2Sunday, November 30

Members of the Duxbury Business Association’s Holly Days Committee are finalizing an event-filled schedule, this year from noon until dusk, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Row 1, Greg Brousseau, Sandy Childs, Debbie Odier, Laura Doherty; Row 2, Sverge Gupta, Nancy Reed, Anne Antonellis, Don Reed and Richard Marsh.


Sunday, December 7th 


On Sunday December 7th, the 7th annual Scituate North Pole Express will be sponsored by the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) and SHORE (Scituate High Opportunities and Resources for Education).  This magical event will be held at the Greenbush Commuter Rail Station with four trains departing at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm or 6:00pm*. Passengers should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure of their scheduled times.  Children and adults alike will enjoy this 60-90 minute train ride which replicates the journey to the North Pole as told in the classic story of “The Polar Express”.  Along the ride the children will be read this holiday story, be served milk and cookies, sing Christmas carols, receive the first gift of Christmas and be greeted by holiday characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets for this event are $25; children 1 year of age and under ride free on the lap of an adult. Proceeds from this event go to these two worthy non-profits, CORSE and SHORE.  Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at http://scituatenorthpoleexpress.com

*Estimated times: actual departure times may change slightly due to MBTA schedule, you will be notified well in advance of any minor changes 

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.   ________________________________________________                        

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.