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JUNE 1 – 30: Crafting a Collection: Fuller Craft Acquisitions This groundbreaking exhibition will shine a light on extraordinary craft objects acquired by Fuller Craft from 2012 to the present. The exhibit features 70 objects from 55 national artists working in glass, wood, clay, fiber and metal. Many of the makers share overarching formal and thematic concerns, such as glaze creation and experimentation, trompe l’oeil elements, fiber weaving applications and wood turning techniques.
455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-588-6000,
JUNE 1 – 30: Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects This exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a curatorial role. The exhibition reflects the nature of studio craft in a meaningful way, namely its deeply connected community whose influence inspires our appreciation and understanding of the landscape of contemporary ceramics. 455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-588-6000, www.fullercraft.org
JUNE 2: Divas With a Twist With five powerhouse female vocalists backed by Grammy-nominated musicians, Divas with a Twist is not your average cover band. This show puts a twist on original cover songs adding dynamic harmonies and fresh new arrangements. The show delivers a magnetic, exciting night of music that you don’t want to miss. You’ll hear songs by Queen, The Who, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith, Lady Gaga and more. $20. 7:30 p.m. The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Dr., Norwell, 617-827-4139, www.divaswithatwist.com
JUNE 3: 13th Annual Jett Golf Classic to benefit the Duchenne community. This yearly event at The Pinehills is a celebration of hope, friendship and great golf, all to support children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This is the Jett Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, drawing more than 200 golfers and dinner guests to two spectacular premier championship courses. There will be fabulous prizes for winners and dinner prepared by East Bay Grille. 9:30 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. shotgun start.
The Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Dr., Plymouth, 781-585-5566,
JUNE 4: “Funky Chickens” Opening Reception Meet the artists showcasing their work in this downright funky exhibit. Works include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media, sculpture, fiber arts, metal work and photography. 6 – 8 p.m.
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell, 781-659-2559,
JUNE 4: South Shore Hospital Luminaria Held at the Granite Links Golf Club, Luminaria is an evening of recognition and tribute to leaders who have made a significant impact on the health care of the South Shore community. Proceeds benefit South Shore Hospital’s Home Care Program.
For ticketing and sponsorship information CLICK HERE or contact Meghan Canal at 781-624-8142 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 100 Quarry Hill Dr., Quincy
JUNE 5: Steven Smith & The Nakeds Now celebrating 35 esteemed years touring throughout the USA and Canada, this rhythm and blues powerhouse previously took their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun to the touring stage with Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist (now deceased) Clarence Clemons, for a series of critically acclaimed performances. Zack Tyler will open during this performance. $15. 8 p.m.
Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488, www.spirecenter.org
JUNE 5: Movie Matinee at Cohasset Library Enjoy a free daytime screening of the movie “Moonrise Kingdom.” The movie is set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are inspired to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down—which might not be such a bad thing. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, 781-383-1348, www.cohassetlibrary.org
JUNE 5: The Chorus of Spring Amphibians can be important indicators of ecosystem health due to their physiology and diversity. Learn how frogs help indicate change in ecosystem health as well as help with insect management and medical studies. Led by teacher-naturalist Laura Maloney, people will learn the difference between reptiles and amphibians, the lifecycle of a frog, the different species of frogs that are native to New England and how to recognize their different vocalizations in this interactive program. Sponsored by the North River Wildlife Sanctuary. Free. Reservations are required. Winnetuxet Road town conservation property, near the intersection of Main Street and Winnetuxet Road in Plympton.
JUNE 5 – 7: 17th Century Trimmings Conference From the lush embroidery of a jacket to the delicate frills of a bobbin-lace collar, the 17th century was rife with sartorial flair. Through this conference, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the process and purpose of decorating and embellishing wardrobes in that era. Discover the trades behind the trimmings, and how it contributed to a global economy, supported a complex guild structure, and bolstered expressions of social and economic class. $240 members/$300 non-members.
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, 508-746-1622, www.plimoth.org
JUNE 5 – 14: “The Fantasticks” A funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt the heart is hollow.” Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth, 508-224-4888, www.pbtheatre.org
JUNE 6: Peter Yarrow at the River Club Music Hall As a successful artist and activist, Peter Yarrow’s talent is legendary. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including “Puff, The Magic Dragon,” “Day Is Done,” “The Great Mandala” and “Light One Candle.” His musical creativity has always gone hand in hand with his commitment to social justice and equity in society. Today, he’s reaching a whole new generation with his music and advocacy. $40. 8 p.m. 78 Border St., Scituate, 339-236-6786,
JUNE 6: Burial Hill Tours: The French Connection Dr. Donna Curtin of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society examines the fascinating family saga of early French immigrant Dr. Francis LeBaron and his descendants. Tour begins at the top of the hill at 1 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 508-746-0012. Full schedule at www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
JUNE 6, 13, 20 & 27: Hingham Farmers Market Browse tables filled with fresh and locally grown fruits and veggies, artisanal food and dozens of handmade products. Rain or shine. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hingham Bathing Beach, 96 Otis St., Hingham, hinghamfarmersmarket.org
JUNE 7: “Untamed Forest” Opening Reception This exhibit includes new photography by Diana Barker Price from two ongoing series, “Moments of Enchantment” and “Elixirs.” Price says, “When I photograph the forest for Moments of Enchantment, I have a constant sense of my place between the roots underfoot and the interwoven canopy of branches above. I feel connected to what once existed, as if the pine needles and fallen logs hold memories of the past. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, 781-934-6634, www.artcomplex.org
JUNE 7: South Shore Conservatory Rhythm Run Join more than 400 runners for a 5K run through Bear Cove Park. Prizes will be awarded to overall winners and winners in each age category. Children under 10 are encouraged to run the fun run. 9 a.m. Hingham, 781-749-7565, www.sscmusic.org
JUNE 11: Plymouth Phil Harmonic Golf Tournament Join friends from across the South Shore who support the importance of keeping music alive in our community at the annual Phil Golf Tournament at Southers Marsh Golf Club. This fabulous day includes tournament contests, prizes, lunch, cocktail reception, auction, and award ceremony, making the event a crowd favorite year after year. $125 individual/$500 foursome. Registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun start at 1 p.m.; 19th hole reception at 5 p.m. 30 Southers Marsh Ln., Plymouth,
JUNE 12 – 21: “Nunsense” Presented by Plymouth Community Theatre, “Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the Sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burial. The Sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of Grease. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. $18-$20. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488,
JUNE 13: Hingham Little League 5K Run A fun and challenging 5K run through Hingham and a 1-mile fun run for kids. Cash prizes awarded to winners of both races. $30 for 5k/$15 for fun run. Beale Street entrance, Bear Cove Park, www.g2racereg.webconnex.com/hinghamll5k15
JUNE 13: Summer Fair
The 165th Annual First Parish Church Summer features thousands of items donated by members and the surrounding community: antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, plants, toys, handcrafts, household items, sporting goods and tools. The auction is the oldest continuous auction in the United States. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Auction at 10 a.m.) 842 Tremont St., Duxbury, 781-934-6532, www.duxburyuu.org
JUNE 13: Norwell Summer Festival The festival is planned for the center of town and will include food, drink and entertainment for all ages. There will be live music on two stages, restaurant samplings, artisans and attractions that include a mechanical great white shark, an ultimate gaming arcade, bouncy houses, animal presentations and more! Entry is free however there will be costs for food, drink and purchasing items from the many artisans who will be selling their wares. Sponsored by DB&S Lumber and Home Improvement. 2 – 8 p.m. Norwell Town Center, 673 Main St., www.norwellsummerfest.com
JUNE 13: Black History Walking Tour Learn about local resident Briton Hammon, who became the first published African-American author in Colonial America; investigate the rare surviving traces of a slave-era estate, and follow in the footsteps of Plymouth’s fugitive slave population, courageous men and women who journeyed north to freedom. Meet at Shirley Square, at the corner of Main Street and North Street at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012, www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org
JUNE 14: Nantasket Beach Car Show Check out some hot rods at this 11th annual car show to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer. View hundreds of classic, antique and modern day cars and trucks lined up side-by-side for a half-mile along Hull’s main drag. Sponsored by the Hull Police Department, Nantasket Hull Rotary Club, The Town of Hull and the DCR. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rain date June 21. www.nantasketbeachcarshow.com
JUNE 14: Summer Victorian Tea Indulge in the divine ritual of full afternoon tea in the most elegant and convivial of surroundings, the Daniel Webster Estate. The tea includes 3 courses: savories, sandwiches and sweets. Tours will take place after the tea. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 781-834-7818. $15. 2 – 4 p.m. 238 Webster St., Marshfield, 781-834-0548, www.danielwebsterestate.org
JUNE 18: “A Hidden Treasure: The Furniture of the Bradford House” Premier furniture expert Brock Jobe will discuss his current Boston furniture project, part of the larger project, Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture. He will do so using examples from Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s Bradford House Museum. Proceeds from the lecture go to support the preservation efforts at the Bradford House Museum. Call to make reservations. $10 members/$15 non-members. 7 p.m. Drew Archival Library, 147 St. George St., Duxbury, 781-934-6106, www.duxburyhistory.org
JUNE 19: Cedar Hill Jazz Club Ed Sorrentino and Ed Broms bring the popular jazz, rock and pop faculty to the Carr Amphitheater for another blockbuster event! Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Carr Ampitheater, South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Dr., Hingham, 781-749-7565, www.sscmusic.org
JUNE 19 – 21: 60th Annual Arts Festival with the South Shore Art Center at their Annual Arts Festival. This event draws thousands of guests each year. 90+ juried craft exhibitor booths, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and a young artist exhibition. Oceanside at Cohasset Common, 119 Ripley Rd., 781-383-2787, www.ssac.org
JUNE 20: Life’s A Beach 5K Formerly the Mill Pond 5K, this race will again benefit the PKD Foundation as well as the Plymouth Recreation Department to help raise funds towards two new Lifeguard Towers at White Horse Beach. Cost varies. 9 a.m. Nelson Park, Nelson St., Plymouth. Register online at www.southshoreracemgmt.com or day of race.
JUNE 20: Summer Solstice Fire & Hayride Come celebrate the longest day of the year and enjoy a traditional solstice bonfire at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. After reading some favorite stories of the season, head out on a hayride to search for all signs summer. From the frog chorus and fireflies, to flying bats and more, you’ll finish up the evening with a visit to Fox Hill to watch the sun go down and the stars come out! Snacks and beverages will be provided. $7 member adult/$5 member child/$10 non-member adult/$8 non-member child. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Winslow Cemetery Rd., Marshfield, 781-837-9400, www.massaudubon.org/northriver
JUNE 20 & 21: Pirates Weekend Argh Matey! It may be a train, but it’s been taken over by pirates! No matter where you look there is a scurvy pirate around every corner. Come dressed in costume and enjoy the fun to be had at Edaville USA. 5 Pine St., Carver, 580-866-8190, www.edaville.com
JUNE 21: World’s End Summer Solstice Bring your family and a picnic for this annual celebration of summer at the beautiful World’s End park. Enjoy live music and the chance to catch the most beautiful sunset over the Boston skyline! $15 member car/$20 non-member car. 6 – 8:30 p.m. 250 Martin’s Ln., Hingham, 781-740-7233, www.thetrustees.org
JUNE 24: Spiders: Nature’s Fine Architects Little loved and less understood, spiders are one of nature’s most fascinating animals. Yet they are perfect for nature study by the layman since they can be found in everyone’s back yard and are easily observed. Discover the origins of how spiders have been viewed by people throughout history, their important role in the environment, and the fascinating architectural designs that make them famous. Observe the beauty of spiders through pictures, followed by a nature walk in the woods and fields of the sanctuary grounds in search of these misunderstood creatures and their remarkable designs. Instructed by Don Salvatore of the Museum of Science, Boston. Sponsored by North River Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is required. $10 members/$14 non-members. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 2000 Main St., Marshfield, 781-837-9400, www.massaudubon.org/northriver
JUNE 27: Acoustic Nights Summer Concert Series These free performances sponsored by Brewster Productions feature a handful of lovingly-crafted acoustic indie, folk, rock and Americana musicians. Come out to the intimate and charming 1809 Hedge House Lawn overlooking Plymouth Harbor. You won’t find a cooler spot to spend a warm summer night! Visit the website for a full performance schedule. 126 Water St., Plymouth, 508-591-0623, www.brewsterproductions.com/concertseries