Monday, May 2, 2011

Dates to Know

A busy season begins.

Several dates to share as the perennials knock through the sandy garden right outside this window. The Boxing Day Blizzard is a gift that keeps on giving as I clean up around here but the Hosta and Seedum have begun to show.

The Scituate Historical Society will be presenting the 1938 photographs of Life photographer Hansel Meith at the GAR Hall on Country Way beginning May 21st with an early evening reception. The cost is $10.00 for the reception and allows the buyer to use that ticket all week. Hansel Meith captured a slice of life and focused especially on the Town Meeting that year. If you can't make the reception you can drop in any day for a $5.00 donation.

In addition, photographs have been entered by current Scituate students in a contest to be judged by a panel of eminent photographers. A book is being assembled of these photographs and will be a must by for parents and grandparents alike. This is the deal of the century. Don't miss this educational and entertainment opportunity. The show runs from May 21 to May 28.

On May 27, Mat Brown will be at the Scituate Town Library with his Tall Tales of Old Scituate. If you have never heard Mr. Brown on the fables and foibles of the town, you have missed a raconteur at the top of his game. Tickets for this talk are available at Town Hall and at the Front Street Bookshop. Do not pass up a chance to learn a little and laugh a lot.

June 19th will see the first of the Open House dates here at the Lighthouse and at the Bates House on Jericho Road. I have been working with the materials for display at the Bates House and am discovering a tale of Old and New Scitaute. It has been fascinating to dig into this history and I feel certain visitors will not be disappointed by setting time aside for this event.

As I noted in the last post, there will be a five hour cruise to the Cape Cod Canal on Saturday, July 16th. These tickets are limited and it would be a good idea to get yours soon. Last year this was a sellout with just over 200 welcomed aboard for a three hour cruise north. Check out the archives for last June for the blog post on that amazing event. This year's hopes to build on that tradition. Call or visit the Schoolhouse today in order to secure your spot.

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