JUNE 13

Rembrandt speaker to talk classics in Canton

Jane Blair, of ArtMatters, will discuss the art of Rembrandt and Vermeer at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Community Room at Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St. For more information, visit https://library.canton.ma.us.

  JUNE 15  

Stoughton BrewGrass Fest to promote energy goals, music, beer

The Stoughton Energy & Sustainability Committee and Stoughton House of Brews are teaming up to host the Stoughton BrewGrass Festival, a beer festival fundraiser, from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, on the front lawn of the First Parish Universalist Church in Stoughton Center. It will include several beer and food vendors, live music, art exhibits, games, children's activities, raffles and charitable donations. The goal is to promote community involvement, charity, local business, and sustainable outlooks for the future of Stoughton and others.For information, visit https://tinyurl.com/y2nxv485.  

Science fiction/fantasy writers to speak at Stoughton library

Three local science fiction/fantasy writers will speak from 2 to 4 p.m. June 15 at Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park St. The authors are N.S. Dolkart, Victoria Sandbrook and Lura McCartney. Dolkart is the author of the Godserfs trilogy of theological epic fantasy novels “Silent Hall,” 2016, David Gemmell Morningstar Award nominee; “Among the Fallen,” 2017; and “A Breach in the Heavens,” 2018. His website is http://nsdolkart.wordpress.com, and his Twitter handle is @N_S_Dolkart. Sandbrook is a speculative-fiction writer, freelance critic and Viable Paradise graduate. Her short fiction has appeared in Sword & Sonnet, Podcastle, Shimmer and Cast of Wonders. She reviews books and shares writerly nonsense at http://victoriasandbrook.com and on Twitter at @vsandbrook. McCartney writes fantasy and science fiction, and is a member of the Boston Speculative Fiction Writing Group. A former freelance writer and editor, McCartney now works in academia. McCartney can be found on Twitter as @LuraMcCartney. For more information, visit https://www.stoughton.org/library-0.


JUNE 16

 

Original music commissioned for final Stoughton High concert

A Stoughton High School alumni jazz band, alumni concert band, alumni chorus, and the current SHS Symphonic Band and Chorus will hold a grand finale concert to the old Stoughton High School at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in the Christianson Performing Arts Center in Stoughton High School, 232 Pearl St. The Symphonic Band recently met James M. Stephanson, commissioned by Stoughton High School to write, "Old Mordern Musick," for the Symphonic Band to be played at the concert. He stayed after class for a small question and answer session with the students. Outgoing Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi stayed and filmed the session with students Alexandra Loffrado, Erik Teodora, Cesar McElaney, K.T. Taylor, Meaghan Tracy, Val Tobin, Ashleigh DeAmicis; and teachers John Mange and Sarah LaBrie. Jessica Podesta wasn't able to attend the session but was able to speak with Stephanson before she had to leave. Cost is $5 at the door. For more information, contact Betty Bauman at b_bauman@stoughtonschools.org.

 

JUNE 19

Canton Historical Society again plans Strawberry Shortcake Festival

The Canton Historical Society will hold its Strawberry Shortcake Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Canton Senior Center, 500 Pleasant St., Canton. It will feature strawberry shortcakes made from locally picked fresh berries and real whipped cream. There also will lso be drawings for a tour of the David Tilden House, or of the new Paul Revere Heritage Site. Cost is $5. All of the donations will go directly to the Canton Historical Society at 1400 Washington St., which is open from 2-5 p.m. the second Sunday of every month, during the summer. There is no admission charge. To learn more about memberships, visit https://www.cantonhistorical.org/ or find it on Facebook at cantonhistorical.

 

  JUNE 20

Randolph Community Partnership to host 20th anniversary celebration

Randolph Community Partnership will host a Red Carpet Gala for its 20th anniversary celebration at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Lombardo’s, 6 Billings St., Randolph. The event will feature a cocktail hour, music, awards ceremony and silent auction. Audrey Asistio of NBC 10 Boston will be the MC for the event. RCP will honor state Sen. Walter Timilty with the Community Cornerstone Award for his continued support of the organization. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2TnCVM9.

  JUNE 22

Disco makes a comeback at Stoughton theater

The Paris Cabaret Starline Room Dinner Theatre, 49 Monk St., Stoughton, will stage a “Seventies Disco Fever” musical at 6:30 p.m. June 22. The musical will feature songs of Abba, Donna Summer, Gloria Estefan and the Bee Gees. The show cost $15 plus dinner reservations. For more information, call 781-297-7469 or visit http://bit.ly/2VgYQoE.

 Pick up a few books

The Spring Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Canton Public Library, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the library, 786 Washington St. All proceeds of the sale will directly benefit the Canton Public Library. Donate books to the library on Thursdays through June 20. The Friends are also seeking boxes. The Friends of the Canton Public Library can attend the Friends-only Book Sale Preview Evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 21. Memberships can be purchased that evening. Friends memberships cost $10 per year for individuals, $15 per year for families and $5 per year for seniors. Corporate membership is $50 per year, life membership is $100 and benefactor membership is $250. All contributions to the Friends are tax-deductible. For information: http://library.canton.ma.us/187/friends-of-the-library.

Canton Historical Society to host strawberry shortcake festival

The Canton Historical Society will host a strawberry shortcake festival from noon to 3 p.m. June 23 on the front lawn of the Canton Senior Center, 500 Pleasant St. Cost of $5 will go to the preservation of Canton history. For more information, visit https://www.cantonhistorical.org.

 

JUNE 29

Randolph Seniors schedule annual meeting

The Friends of the Randolph Seniors will hold its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Randolph Community Intergenerational Center on Pleasant Street. To join, call Sheila Swanwick at 781-963-9152 or email sheila.swanwick@outlook.com.

 

JUNE 30

Canton’s B’nai Tikvah to host outdoor flea markets

B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St., Canton, will host outdoor flea markets June 30 and July 14. Refreshments will be available to purchase. To book a table, at $25, call 781-828-5250.

 

SEPT. 22

Vendors wanted for Randolph flea market

Vendors are wanted for the 12th annual Randolph Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association flea market/craft fair Saturday, Sept. 21 (rain date Sunday, Sept. 22) in the Randolph High School parking lot by the fire station, 70 Memorial Parkway. Cost is $25/space by Monday, Sept. 16; or $35  (cash only) after that date. The space size is 15x27. For more information, contact Shellie Cattel at Shellie128@aol.com or 781-910-3775.

  ONGOING

Rent historic Randolph building for parties, meetings

The historic Jonathan Belcher House, 360 North Main St., Randolph, is available for rental for any occasion at $295 per day. It seats up to 50 people in a meal function, and 65 for cocktail receptions. A caterer-friendly kitchen is available, as well as wifi and cable access. The air-conditioned facility is non-smoking. is a non-profit organization. For rentals, contact Marie Little of the non-profit Randolph Women’s Club at 781-986-6037 or craftygail40@aol.com.

 

American Sign Language group begins in Stoughton

Randall DeWitt of Stoughton holds a South Shore ASL (American Sign Language) Social at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Last Shot Sports Bar & Grill, 559 Washington St. (Route 138), Stoughton. Deaf/deaf-blind/hearing/ASL students are welcome. All will be able to learn American Sign Language in an inclusive community. For information, contact DeWitt or Karen Duke at aslfingers@gmail.com.

Deliver Meals on Wheels

HESSCO Elder Services is looking for Canton residents to deliver Meals on Wheels for approximately one hour per week to homebound elders. Contact Debbie Fradkin 781-784-4944 or DFradkin@HESSCO.org.

Randolph’s Stetson Hall now open for renting

Stetson Hall, the historic building on the corner of Union Street and South Main Street, can be rented for private functions. The hall is located on the second floor and has a seating capacity of 213 people sitting at tables. The capacity is 300 people when tables are not needed. The elevator is available for renter’s convenience. Stetson Hall has been rented for weddings, showers, baby showers and other special events. Free tours upon request. For more information, contact Henry Cooke at 781-710-7976.

Bingo back at Temple Beth Emunah

Bingo is held at Temple Beth Emunah at its location in the Easton Industrial Park at 15a Plymouth Dr. South Easton at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Food, featuring Anita's kugels, will be available at the snack bar. For information, call 508-583-5810.

Spiritually curious, justice-oriented Faith Services

Are you a free thinker who appreciates the value of other perspectives? Do you enjoy religious tradition without the rigidity of dogma? Then you may be a Unitarian-Universalist without realizing it. First Parish Unitarian Universalist-Canton, at 1508 Washington St., Canton, meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Rev. Roger Peltier is the minister. For information: 781-828-0296 or office@fpuucanton.org.

 

Holbrook seniors can attend weekly blood pressure clinic

Holbrook seniors can attend a free blood pressure clinic from 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Holbrook Town Hall, 50 South Franklin St. Participant will receive a written record of their blood pressure every time they attend. This record may be used to take to doctor appointments for  a history on a weekly basis.  

Get help for addiction in Holbrook, Avon

The Hope Drop-In Center, serving individuals and families affected by addiction, meets at the Brookville Bible Church, 871 South Franklin St., Holbrook from 6-8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month; and from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Avon Council on Aging, 65 East Main St., Avon. The center offers free and confidential services, licensed clinician referrals, overdose prevention training, access to nalaxone (Narcan), family coping help, recovery treatment and recovery programs.

4-H looks for leaders

Adult volunteers are currently needed for a couple of hours each month to serve as club leaders for local 4-H clubs in Norfolk County. The club also is looking for groups to present the club's babysitting program. For more information, contact the 4-H office at -508-668-9793 or jfield@umext.umass.edu.

Laughter Yoga

A free Laughter Yoga session is held the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main St. Certified Laughter Yoga teachers Linda and Bill Hamaker lead the group. Bring a canned good for the Sharon/Stoughton Pantry. For information, contact 508-660-2223, billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com or at www.letslaughtoday.com.

Mental illness support group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - South Norfolk affiliate – meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in Cafeteria B of the Lorusso Building at Norwood Hospital. The South Norfolk Alliance is composed of families dealing with mental illness and their loved ones. For information, call Ray at  508-668-2941.