Satuit Concert Band to perform free concerts

The Satuit Concert Band, under the direction of conductor Charlie Shaffer, will begin its 87th year performing free concerts from June to September at various venues around the South Shore with a show at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Scituate High School Performing Arts Center, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Highway.

The program will present a diverse collection of musical compositions including marches, show tunes and classical arrangements. Membership includes high school and college students, dedicated amateurs and seasoned professionals. As part of the band's commitment to continued education of its student musicians, the band has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to student members.

For the band's complete concert schedule, visit http://satuitband.com.

Scituate democrats to elect State Convention delegates

Scituate democrats will caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention at 10 a.m. June 15 in the Scituate Library Community Room, 85 Branch St.

They will elect 10 delegates and four alternates. Residents who would like to be a delegate but are unable to attend can email patriceuk@aol.com. Perspective delegates who are unable to attend will be considered if there are not enough candidates attending the caucus. All registered democrats, including pre-registered voters who are 16 years old by May 11, are eligible to run and be elected as a delegate.

The 2019 MassDems Action Agenda Convention is an important opportunity to come together and talk about how to make progress on real issues like climate change, healthcare, education, immigration and civil rights. During the convention, attendees will join breakout sessions to work collaboratively with other delegates to develop strategies to organize for critical issues facing our Commonwealth.

The 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will be held on Sept. 14 at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St, Springfield.

For further information, contact patriceuk@aol.com.

SAA Art Matters Book Group to meet June 18

Scituate Arts Association’s Art Matters Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. June 18 at Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St., Scituate, to discuss Marianne Wiggins, “The Shadow Catcher.”

This novel, inspired by the life of photographer Edward Curtis, is a series of tales about a photographer's developing relationship with the Native Americans he astonishes by showing them pictures of themselves.

Book Selections discussed by the Art Matters Book Group have an art related theme and include biography, history or fiction. Call 781-545-2816 to RSVP.

Pilgrim Festival Singers to present Summer Concert Series

Pilgrim Festival Singers, a select vocal ensemble of Pilgrim Festival Chorus, will present its South Shore four-concert summer series, “America Sings!”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: June 21 at Mayflower Church, 207 Main St., Kingston; June 22 at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate; June 29 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 801 State Road, Plymouth; and June 30 at First Congregational Church, 254 Main St., Plympton. The ensemble is conducted by William B. Richter and accompanied by Elizabeth Chapman Reilly on piano, the PFC’s co-artistic directors.

As the nation’s Fourth of July celebration approaches, “America Sings!” celebrates the musical diversity the country offers. The concert includes love songs, songs of war, spirituals and gospel songs, selections from Broadway musicals, and a patriotic finale. As PFC continues to mark its 20th anniversary year, it revisits songs from past summer concerts, including “Bright Morning Stars,” “Tell My Father,” and “The Road Not Taken,” as well as some new songs.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org. For more information, visit the PFC website or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

American Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. June 27 at Scituate American Legion Post 144, 353 Country Way.

During the 2019 Red Sox regular season, all presenting donors have the chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and to be honored on the field as the Blood Donor of the Game. Enter to win at http://redcrossblood.org/BDOG.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit http://redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Scituate VFW to host Meat Raffle

The Scituate VFW, 736 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, will hold a Meat Raffle at 6 p.m. June 29.

All proceeds go towards the auxiliaries many projects throughout the year, such as cancer aid and research, housing for veterans, shipping care packages overseas and Scituate Community Christmas.

Christ Lutheran Church Scituate to host VSB

Christ Lutheran Church, 460 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, will host their annual Vacation Bible School program in July.

This year's theme is “Miraculous Mission, Jesus Saves the World!” Children can enjoy a daily Bible lesson, outdoor play, craft activity, snack and music sing along.

Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 15, 17, 19 and 21. A closing service cookout will be held on July 21.

Visit http://clc-scituate.org for an enrollment form.

Scituate High School Class of 1969 to host 50th Reunion

Scituate High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th Reunion at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 during Heritage Days at Scituate Country Club, 91 Driftway.

Cost is $40 per person. Pay by PayPal at paypal.me/pools/c/88EapsH49r or send a check to Maryann Ouellette, P.O. Box 209, Cataumet, MA 02534. Attendees should include a maiden name if they have a different last name now and the name of any guests also attending.

The Class of 1969’s Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/groups/472305679504518.

Scituate High Class of 1979 to host 40th Reunion

Scituate High Class of 1979 will host their 40th Reunion at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at North River Grill at Widow’s Walk, 250 Driftway, Scituate.

Tickets are $65 until June 30. After that date, they will be $75. Attendees can pay via PayPal or mail a check made out to SHS Class of 79, c/o South Shore Pool Supply, 754 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohassset.

Scituate’s 51st Heritage Days seeking vendors

Scituate’s 51st Heritage Days is seeking vendors for it’s two-day, open air event that attracts over 30,000 people every year.

This event hosts live music, rides, artisan vendors, shopping, water activities, historical events and more.

There is still booth space left for artisans and food vendors. Heritage Days is scheduled for Aug, 3-4. Interested vendors can visit http://scituatechamber.org or email info@scituatechamber.org.

Scituate’s 51st Heritage Days seeking sponsors

Now in its 51st year, Scituate Heritage Days, scheduled for Aug. 3-4, is seeking sponsors.

This event attracts well over 30,000 from the South Shore and beyond, making this an ideal venue to promote a business. This two-day, open air event includes live music, rides, artisan vendors, shopping, water activities, historical events and more.

The cost of the event is close to $80,000 and the Chamber relies on the sponsorship of businesses and other individuals to continue to provide this free, safe event for all.

Visit http://scituatechamber.org or email info@scituatechamber.org to support Scituate Heritage Days.

 

Ongoing

Cohasset Maritime to begin youth summer season

Cohasset Maritime offers four seasons of youth rowing programs throughout the year to Cohasset and surrounding communities and trains experienced youth rowers to become future coxswains and coaches.

Registration is now open for the youth summer season. Children in eight grade through 12th grade can participate in Try-It-Afternoons from June 17-20 and the summer season running June 24- Aug. 15.

Participants row in four-person sliding-seat boats, especially designed for ocean rowing in the local harbor and coastal waterways. The youth row as part of a crew that includes four rowers plus one experienced coxswain to steer the boat and coach. Sessions this summer are: noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for eighth and ninth graders and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for experienced rowers.

Each session can have 20-23 rowers registered, so register sooner to get the desired day and time selections. Should classes get overbooked, CMI will use their best efforts to open additional sessions based on availability of boats, timing and staff.

Visit http://rowcmi.org or email info@rowcmi.org for more information.

Scituate Arts Association announces Summer Adult Classes

Scituate Arts Association announced their Summer Adult Class sessions.

Classes begin the week of June 3 and go through mid-August. Summer sessions are primarily plein air. Offerings include Scituate’s ARC Living Master Sergio Roffo’s weekend plein air workshop in oil painting schedule for June 1-2 and Mary LoPiccolo’s ongoing watercolor group which meets outside throughout the summer whenever weather permits. Join her atelier’s list serve and find out where her class is meeting on a weekly basis. Second Wednesday Figure/Portrait Workshop hosted by Robert Beaulieu will continue throughout the summer.

Classes are taught at the SAA's Ellis House unless specified otherwise. For further descriptions and to sign up, visit scituateart.com or their facebook page. For additional questions and help, contact SAA President Janet Cornacchio at jcornacch@aol.com or 781-608-9691.

Scituate Youth Center summer sports registration now open

Scituate Youth Center summer sports registration is now open.

Summer Travel Softball: U10, U12. U14, U18. Five week schedule from late June to early August. Fee is $50.

Summer Tennis: For all levels of experience. Grades entering fall 2019 kindergarten through grade 10 from July 8 - Aug. 16 Mondays through Fridays. Fee is $50. Kindergarten through grade two meets from 8:30-9 a.m.; grades three and four meet from 9-9:45 a.m.; grades four and five meet from 9:45-10:30 a.m.; grades five and six meet from 10:30-11:15 a.m.; and grades seven through 10 meet from 11:15-12 p.m.

Teen Tennis for grades entering seven through 10 begins July 11. Teen Tennis will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday for six. Fee is $20.

For information, contact Missy Veiga at missyveiqa@harbourins.com or 781-545-6400, or visit leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=752990.

Scituate Library to begin Poetry Circle

The Scituate Library, 85 Branch St., will start a Poetry Circle hosted by local author of “Angel of the Harbor,” Chris Toto Zaremba, from 7-8:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in the Large Conference room.

The circle will be an informal gathering for people who write poetry and would like to share it. For more information, contact Zaremba at 339-788-0104 or Susan Pope at the library at 781-545-8727.