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Art springs to life at Duxbury museum

Austin, Hope, and Chase Estabrooks enjoy an arrangement at last year’s Duxbury Community Garden Club’s show at the Art Complex Museum.
Austin, Hope, and Chase Estabrooks enjoy an arrangement at last year’s Duxbury Community Garden Club’s show at the Art Complex Museum.Art Complex Museum

ART BLOOMS Signs of spring appear at “Blooms at the Complex” when garden club members interpret the artwork exhibited in the Duxbury Art Association’s annual Winter Juried Show and Founders Exhibition.

An exhibit by nationally known photographer Elsie Trask Wheeler takes place at the same time in the Alden Studio on the museum grounds. Wheeler’s travels include the Arctic on a Russian icebreaker and the Silk Route from China to Pakistan.

Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury; Saturday-Sunday, April 7-8, 1-4 p.m.; free.

Artists exhibiting in the Duxbury Art Association speak about their work on Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. coffee, 11 a.m. talks; free.


Finally, due to an earlier weather cancellation, a gallery talk by watercolor artist Irena Roman has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m.

WOLLASTON HAUNTS Patti Williams and Sally Owen lead a tour of Ruth Gordon’s favorite Quincy haunts, with quotes from her autobiography. The Broadway and film star grew up in the Wollaston neighborhood.

Wollaston School parking lot, 205 Beale St.; Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.; 617-472-0799.

IN THE TSARS The Milton library speaker series on “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles presents Patricia Suhrcke, a specialist on Russian literature, who discusses the historical relevance of the book.

Fuller Village, 1399 Blue Hill Ave.; Monday, March 26, 2 p.m.

Boston College professor Nicole Eaton speaks on the last days of the tsars and the Russian Revolution at Milton public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m.

BUFFETING WINTER The Hingham Community Center hosts a tribute to Jimmy Buffett and “Margaritaville.”

Ensign John Thaxter House, 70 South St.; Saturday, March 31; $15.

GOTTA SING Paul Pratt Memorial Library hosts a karaoke night, providing microphones, a speaker system, and access to many karaoke tracks.

35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; Thursday, March 29, 5 p.m.


GOTTA READ Ventress Memorial Library hosts a book discussion on the spring 2018 community read, “The Story of Red Tail Hawk” by K.A. Morini, detailing the story of how one Plymouth family was affected by addiction. Morini will take part in the discussion and sign books.

15 Library Plaza, Marshfield; Monday, March 26, 7-8 p.m.; www.ventresslibrary.org.

South Shore Art Center

STIR THE WATERS South Shore Art Center presents “Making Waves,” an art exhibit by Jess Hurley Scott on view at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.

Artist reception at 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; Friday, April 13, 6-8 pm., show through April 30.

AMNESTY Ellen Davey-Fleming, a practicing immigration attorney, shares her experience working with immigrants and refugees over 30 years, beginning with the amnesty program in 1986 through the drastic restrictions of the current day.

Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main St.; Friday, April 6, 7 p.m.

Benjamin Rachlin.
Benjamin Rachlin.Kingston Public Library

WRONGFUL CONVICTION Willie J. Grimes, a man with no record of violence, was wrongfully convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988. In his book, “Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption,” Benjamin Rachlin tells the story of Grimes’s 25-year journey to freedom.

Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.; free, registration requested at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

SWING TIME South Shore Conservatory’s coffee-break concert series presents “Swing into Spring” with music by singer Emily Browder Melville, pianist Ed Broms, and guitarist George Little performing songs of the swing era such as “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”


Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury; Tuesday, March 27, 11 am.; free.

George Little.
George Little.South Shore Conservatory

SCREEN TIME The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center offers theater, films, and other events at the Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxborough.

“High School Musical Jr.,” Friday, March 30, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; tickets at www.orpheumfoxboro.org/box-office.

JORDAN’S Historian and author Anthony Sammarco, author of “Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store,” traces the history of a New England icon, founded in 1851 by Eben Dyer Jordan and Benjamin Lloyd Marsh.

Scituate Town Library, 85 Branch St.; Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY DANCE Bridgewater Community Dance Series features folk, square, and contra dance.

Bridgewater Senior Center, Wally Krueger Way; Friday, March 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $8, 774-208-2933.

NO FIDDLING AROUND Not your typical guitar-fiddle folk act, Howie Newman and Steve Latanision form a lively acoustic duo that plays funny original songs (suitable for all ages) as well as well-known covers.

Pembroke Public Library, 142 Center St.; Thursday, March 29, 6-7:30 p.m.; free.

SLICE OF STRIFE Hingham Business Council hosts PizzaPalooza, local restaurants going head-to-head in a showdown to be declared the best pizza in Hingham.

Hingham High School cafeteria, 17 Union St.; Wednesday, March 28, 5-7 p.m.; $10, $30 family at door.

STONES THROW Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show performs at The Spire Center.

25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.; $40, www.spirecenter.org.

The International Rolling Stones Show.
The International Rolling Stones Show.The Spire Center

The following night, jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris of Duxbury takes the stage at the Spire.


Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m.; $30.

Rebecca Parris.
Rebecca Parris.The Spire Center

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