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Shipwreck Dinner and Lecture at 1699 Winslow House

July 22, 2008

LOCAL IN BRIEF

Shipwreck dinner and lecture at 1699 Winslow House

MARSHFIELD – The 1699 Winslow House will host its annual ”Shipwreck Dinner and Lecture,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 634 Careswell St.

The speaker will be author Colin Woodard, who will discuss his recent book ”The Republic of Pirates.”

Reservations are required; call 781-837-5753.

Rehab center gives Cohasset money for elder-van gas costs

COHASSET – Golden LivingCenter of Cohasset has given Cohasset Elder Affairs $1,000 toward van gasoline costs.

“This is a wonderful gift they’re giving us,” Linda Elworthy, the agency’s director, said.

The check was presented Monday by the nursing care and rehabilitation center’s Executive Director Robert Rego, according to Colleen Kissell, the center’s sales and marketing director.

Area residents 65 or older also may enroll in a free membership in the center’s gym, she said.

“It’s a way Golden Living gives back to the community,” Kissell said.

The Golden Living facility is at 1 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A) at the Hingham line.

Edible plant walk at Holly Hill Farm

COHASSET – Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset will host an edible plant walk led by environmentalist Russ Cohen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the woods and fields of the farm.

The cost of the program is $20.

The farm is at 236 Jerusalem Road.

For more information, call 781-383-1455.

Road closings in Carver for July 26 road race listed

CARVER – The annual Old Home Day celebration will be held on July 26, and several roads will be closed for a road race.

West Street from Main Street (Route 58) to Beaver Dam Road will be closed from 8 until about 11:30 a.m.

Main Street from the Governor John Carver Elementary School to Meadow Street will be closed from 8:45 until approximately 9:15 a.m., including Carver Square, Center Street, South Meadow Road and Crescent Street.

Police expect traffic delays on Main Street in Carver Center until 2 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser to be held on Sunday

KINGSTON – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth will have a fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 91 South St.

The fundraiser, called Christmas in July, will feature vendors who will donate a portion of their profits to Habitat for Humanity

For more information, call 508-866-4188 or go to hfhplymouth.org.

Harriet Beecher Stowe lecture is set for Tuesday

MARSHFIELD – The 1699 Winslow House continues its coffee hour lecture series at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with historian Philip McFarland, author of ”The Loves of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

He will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

Tickets are $7. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations call 781-837-5753 or go to winslowhouse.org.

A capella ‘Under the Stars’ at South Shore Conservatory

HINGHAM – The South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars summer concert series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday with a performance by Ball In The House at the Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive.

One of the country’s best known a capella acts, Ball In The House will perform a variety of class pop and R&B tunes.

Tickets are $15 for lawn seating and $25 for pavilion seating. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. Guests may also to attend a pre-concert reception with light refreshments at the conservatory’s Alan G. Carr Building. Reception tickets are $20.

For tickets or more information call 781-749-7565, Ext. 51, or go to www.sscmusic.org.

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