Choir auditions, a piano concert, and a cookbook club

Green crabs (above) will be the subject of lecture Jan. 16 at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell.
Green crabs (above) will be the subject of lecture Jan. 16 at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell.(AP/file)

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus in Plymouth will host open auditions on Monday, Jan. 14, and Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in singing for the group’s productions will have the opportunity to meet with music directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly at 29 Carver Road. Rehearsals for the spring season begin at 7 p.m., immediately after auditions. Visit

The James Library and Center for the Arts in Norwell is presenting “Masterworks for Piano Four-Hands with Heeyeon Chi and Victor Cayres” on Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. The award-winning pianist will perform a four-hands piano duo concert of works by Dvorak, Mozart, and more. Tickets cost $15 for students, $25 for seniors, $30 for adults. Visit


The Duxbury Senior Center will host an informational program on keeping older adults safe before emergency responders arrive. “Until Help Arrives” will be presented by Colonel David Gavigan of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department. He will teach participants what to do after calling 911 that can make the difference between life and death. The program will be held twice at the Senior Center, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., and is open to all ages. Registration is suggested. Call 781-934-5774, ext. 5716.

A new club at the Milton Public Library will prepare tasty treats from a selected cookbook on Monday, Jan. 14. The Cookbook Club meets at 6:30 p.m. The January cookbook is “Skinnytaste Fast and Slow” by Gina Homolka. Space is limited and registration is required, open now on the library events calendar. Participants should borrow a copy of the cookbook from the library, choose a recipe, and contact Sara at or 617-898-4951 to tell her the dish you’ll prepare. Participants will sample everyone’s dishes on the meeting night. Visit


The North & South Rivers Watershed Association is hosting its WaterWatch lecture series in Norwell through February. The next lecture will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Roger Warner of Green Crab Research & Development will discuss the use of invasive green crabs in the seafood industry. The event will be held at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. The events are held every Wednesday, and are free and open to the public.

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