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Cohasset Common to host festival of art shows, music, and food

The South Shore Art Center’s Annual Arts Festival will take place on Cohasset Common.handout

ARTS FESTIVAL South Shore Art Center’s 61st Annual Arts Festival features three art exhibitions, more than 90 juried craft and fine art exhibitor tents, artist demonstrations, food booths, and live music throughout the weekend. American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus performs at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The festival kicks off when photographer Ron Pownall exhibits more than 40 photographs of the ‘70s and ‘80s rock ‘n roll music scene on Thursday night, June 16. Powell photographed Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Jopin, Elton John, Queen, and many others.

Cohasset Common, Friday, June 17, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 10-7; and Sunday, June 19, noon-5 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.ssac.org.


Genesis Chamber Singers will perform in The James Library & Center for the Arts in Norwell.handout

CHAMBER MUSIC Local vocal ensemble Genesis Chamber Singers performs in “The Gift of Music” fund-raiser for The James Library & Center for the Arts. Extending over three floors of the center, the event features art, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and sweets as the group’s eight singers perform throughout the evening.

24 West St., Norwell, Friday, June 17, 7-9 p.m.; $25, www.genesischambersingers.com.

SNUG WALKING Town historian Tony Kelso guides a walking tour of Snug Harbor, an iconic waterfront including the Duxbury Yacht Club, Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Sweetser Building, 1803 Winsor House Inn, and local churches.

Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, 479 Washington St., Saturday, June 18, 2 and 4 p.m.; RSVP required, call 781-934-6106.

WILDFLOWERS WALK Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries holds a guided Wildflower Walk at the Colby-Phillips Property in Hanover on Friday, June 17, 5-6 p.m.; sign up at www.massaudubon.org/southshore.

PURE TREBLE South Shore Conservatory’s Pure Treble chorus, consisting of students in grades 2-5, presents a spring concert.

Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, Sunday, June 12, 1 p.m.; free.

FAMILY LUNCHEON The Braintree AARP Chapter 4042 hosts a family-style turkey dinner luncheon served by Fasanos Catering, with entertainment.


Sons of Italy Hall, 161 King Hill Road, Braintree, Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m.; $25 per person, call Jean at 781-848–4283.

FATHER’S DAY RACE The Children’s Museum in Easton, an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families focusing on children ages 1-8, hosts its 22nd annual Father’s Day Road Race and Walk.

9 Sullivan Ave., Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m. start; www.racewire.com/register.php?id=5868.

BLOCK PARTY The “Weyfest” celebration, a free family-oriented block party offering a full day of activities and live music, begins with a torch-lighting ceremony at the original landing spot of the first settlers at Wessagussett in 1622. A series of runners, community members of distinction and merit, will advance the torch through the streets of Weymouth with the final leg by Weymouth’s 1992 Olympian, Tim Sweeney.

“Weyfest” will offer an assortment of family-friendly events, including a children’s “Color Fun Run,” Wiffle ball tilt, a touch-a-truck event, and a variety of field competitions. A music festival at 1 p.m. features five bands with Weymouth connections, leading to Danny Klein’s “Full House” J. Geils tribute band.

SouthField, Weymouth, Saturday, June 18, 11-8 p.m.; www.weymouth.ma.us/home/news/town-of-weymouth-announces-weyfest.

POETRY READING Susan Nisenbaum Becker, author of “Little Architects of Time and Space,” and Rich Berg, who produces “For the Love of Words” at Easton Cable TV, will read their work.

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Sunday, June 12, noon; free, refreshments.

LITTLE NATURALISTS Retired teacher Marilyn Christmann leads a Little Naturalists program focused on frogs for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult.


North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main St., Marshfield, Tuesday, June 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; $7, $5 members, preregistration required at www.massaudubon.org/southshore.

The Suffolk Resolves House in Milton will hold house tours this summer.handout

HOUSE TOURS The Suffolk Resolves House, the site where Colonists met and approved 19 resolutions formally rejecting British rule, will be open for tours on Sundays, June 12, July 10, and Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m..

1370 Canton Ave., Milton; www.miltonhistoricalsociety.org.

FATHER’S DAY Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill invites families to celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the wildlife sanctuary on a self-guided scavenger hunt from visitor center to the walking trails.

Moose Hill, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19, 11-3; $9, $6 members, register at www.massaudubon.org/programs.

Pianist and composer Silvard will perform in Middleborough.handout

PIANO Concert pianist, composer, and recording artist Silvard, who is also a professor of marine biology, performs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Middleborough, a space noted for its acoustics.

25 South Main St., Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m.; donation $15.

STILL MAD Sponsored by The Friends of the Sharon Public Library, television reporter and commentator Ted Reinstein speaks on his book, “Wicked Pissed,” a look at some of New England’s most fascinating feuds.

11 North Main St., Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.; free.

CHAMBER MUSIC NOW Pianist and composer Erik Lindgren and his quartet perform music from their new CD, “Bespoke: Chamber Music for the Now Generation.”

Unitarian Universalist Church of Middleborough, 25 South Main St., Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.; $10.


Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m., $5.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.