What’s Up South of Boston

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

Through December 5 – Holly Hill Farm Stand at White’s farm will be open /every Saturday from 11-5 pm. Squash, pumpkins and More! Holly Hill Farms is located at 236 Jerusalem Road. www.hollyhillfarm.org 


Saturday, November 8, 1:30 p.m.

The November 2014 meeting of the South Shore Genealogical Society will be held Saturday November 8, 2014 at the John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The featured speaker will be Seema-Jayne Kenney, a certified Professional Genealogist, whose topic will be “Using MassLandRecord.com” for property research. She will guide the group through an on-line search of Massachusetts land records which can be of use to genealogists in locating where ancestors lived in Massachusetts.

The public is invited to join the group, and there is no charge for attending.


Kenney is a certified as a Guided AutoBiography Consultant (GAB) and a Legacy Planner.

In 2014, Kenney trimmed her services down to presentations, writing, and legacy rescues, with a focus on the legacy one leaves for their own grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Seema-Jayne was awarded the Brainerd T. Peck award for Family History by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists in 2014 for her book, Vena’s Roots : An Anderson/Boothby Family History.






Special Election Day LEGO Club session  Nov. 4

Nantasket Beach Lecture Series – the 200th Commemoration, The Legacy of the War of 1812 with Margherita  Desy, Naval History and Heritage Command Nov. 13

The Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open Water Rowing Championships, Nov. 22

Captain Joshua James Birthday, Gallery Talk, Nov. 22

Beachcomber Wreath Workshop, Nov.25


Sunday, November 2 at 4 pm

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Pianist Yukiko Sekino will perform at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass.

Pianist Yukiko Sekino, the Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Russian Music Piano Competition, will be performing at The Art Complex Museum on Sunday, November 2, at 4:00 p.m. Since making her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age sixteen, she has appeared as a soloist with many world-renowned orchestras, performed live on radio and, as a chamber musician, has been invited to appear at Tanglewood and other national and international venues.
Reviewers have praised her playing as “thrilling and inspirational” noting her “elegance of line and leaping energy.” For her concert at the museum, Ms. Sekino will perform music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Scriabin and Modest Mussorgsky.
Visitors may wish to attend early in order to view the current exhibitions, 19 on Paper: Hidden Worlds, Asian Connections and Rotations.


dry weir river)You are invited to the 2014 Annual Meeting

Wednesday November 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Weir River Estuary Center 

333 George Washington Blvd, Hull

 Guest speaker: Brian Fitzgerald

Blue Hills Observatory Weather Observer 

Recognition Award:

Hingham Hockey Teams Water Conservation  PSA’s

Please join us at the Weir River Watershed Association’s Annual Meeting the hear Brian Fitzgerald speak about the Blue Hills Observatory’s weather records and help us to understand long term climate patterns and short term weather events in our region, including our current drought.  In addition, we will recognize the Hingham Hockey Team for ther efforts to raise awareness of the need to conserve water through a series of Hingham Cable TV Public Service Announcements this past summer.

 The public is invited and encouraged to come to this event!


Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m.

Jon Belber’s Ten Year Anniversary Celebration 9 AM
Education Director, Jon Belber has been teaching and farming at Holly Hill Farm!! Join in the celebration by participating in our work party to construct new growing beds and fencing for the Farm Pantry Garden. At noon, we’ll break for lunch and treats baked in our new outdoor oven. All ages are welcome! Please let us know if you’ll be attending by calling the Farm. Holly Hill Farm. 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565. www.hollyhillfarm.org


November 16 through February 15, 2015

Horse play (2)In “Moving Right Along… Kinetic Sculpture by David A. Lang” scheduled at The Art Complex Museum from November 16 through February 15, Sculptor Lang creates a balancing point between the machine and the observer, who in fact becomes an active participant in its existence. “The work seems to give the impression that the rules are often in flux,” he explains, “but if you observe for long enough and allow yourself to become drawn in, everything comes into alignment.”

An opening reception is planned for November 16, 1:30 until 3:30.

Lang has a deep and diverse well to draw from as an artist. With a background including more than thirty years as Chairman of the Art Department of the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts as well as founder of the Department of Scientific Illustration and Graphic Arts at Harvard University, and a part time flight instructor, Lang understands better than most people the way seemingly unrelated things connect.
A visit to his studio is a visit into the mind of the artist where finished and partially finished contraptions and ideas lay alongside bed pans and wooden crutches and a soon to be restored British roadster. Lang says of his work, “I build interactive kinetic sculpture that is narrative in nature. It is both whimsical and serious, graceful and awkward, understated and, at the same time, conspicuously complex.”
He notes how his work is, by and large, gas welded from steel wire, rods, fabricated into something often resembling vehicles, portrayed on very delicate wheels, some large and some quite small. The wheels themselves represent the passage of time.
The work requires a great deal of patience, both to figure out how to make it kinetic and how to reduce the physical object to as refined and minimal a presence as possible. Motion and movements are very subtle and elegant. Virtually every piece has different visual interactions taking place, depending on your vantage point. There are visual harmonies that often work against subtle interferences.
And yet his artwork does interact smoothly, if not by very small margins. Everything in this work is slow and understated… “ I use miniature motors, handmade gears, levers, pulleys and almost any material that could heighten the visual sense of unlikelihood,” he concludes.


November 29   6th Annual Holly Day Fair   11 AM – 3 PM

Kick off the holiday season with a visit to our Holly Day Fair. Bring your list and check it twice! Local artisans display their crafts in the greenhouse. Pick up unique gifts for everyone on your list.  Holly Hill swags and a wreath making workshop provide the holiday decor for your home. Children’s activities keep young ones occupied while you shop. And food… great food is never in short supply at Holly Hill Farm!  See you at the Farm!  Holly Hill Farm.  236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565www.hollyhillfarm.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.


January 1 – Annual New Year’s Day Walk with Naturalist Steve Ivas

Celebrate the New Year at Holly Hill Farm. This walk has become an annual tradition for many families and we invite you to join us. Naturalist Steve Ivas will provide a guided tour along the trails. Holly Hill Farm.  236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565www.hollyhillfarm.org


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.