Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Arts + Culture events 9.14 - 9.21

Some of the many events worth going out for - in Plymouth and beyond. (See these events in calendar form.)

Treat yourself to all the variety available to us and support the many who are also helping to keep the area thriving - artists/makers, farmers, people who often give their time to organize these activities so that we might all benefit.

One doesn't always have to buy something - we can engage our neighbors in discussion about what they're doing, what we're doing, what plants and animals they've seen in their travels, what's happening in the town...

9.14 Wednesday
Plymouth Zen Group
Meditation 7PM - 8:30PM
$5/suggested donation

Zen group meets every Wednesday
Next week, 9.21, there will be a special 2 year anniversary celebration
with a Dharma talk by Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane Dobisz) - all are
welcome ($10 suggested donation).

9.15 Thursday
Plymouth Farmers Market 
2:30 - 6:30 PM
Stephens Field

Simes House/Before

Simes House Annual Meeting
Metro’s CafĂ©
775 State Road in Manomet/Plymouth, 7PM 
The Simes House is being restored and will be a cultural center
and more in Manomet. Support it!

RISD Reunion/Art show (opens PDF/show info, images)
Art by Todd McKie, Richard Merkin, Karen Moss,
Leigh Palmer, Phyllis Gay Palmer
South Shore Arts
9.16 - 10.30

9.16 + 9.17
Native Plymouth Tour
Tours from a Native American perspective
(Given only thru November 27, 2011)
Fridays + Saturdays, 5:30PM
Other days possible by reservation If you haven't taken Tim's tour yet, why NOT? Just do yourself a favor and schedule it - you will have a great walk around parts of Plymouth you might not have seen and learn things that might just blow your mind.

9.16 - 18

Farmstand @ Holmes Farm  
127 Manomet Point Road, Plymouth (directions)
Farmstand Hours:
Fridays 2-6 PM
Saturdays 10-6 PM
Sundays 12 noon-4 PM

Holmes Farm Stand - BOO!

9.17 Sat.
Farmers Market/Plymouth
9:30AM - 1:30PM
Courthouse Lawn

Bog Jog  (supports Southeastern MA Agricultural Partnership/SEMAP
registration info (register on or before 9.17)
9AM start time

Distant Mirrors by Ellen Driscoll
"The sculpture Distant Mirrors floats in the Providence canal; an archipelago of forms.The largest of these is a floating map of the 52 plots of land apportioned by Roger Williams to those who shared his conviction that church and state should be separate. This land, given to Williams under favorable terms by the Narragansetts, was distributed by him in such a way that no one would have advantage, or better land or water access, than any one else.
Sadly, this utopian community was not immune from the economic and political pressures of it's time - stressed from within by individual profit seeking, and from without by increasing animosities caused by white colonization of native populations -- the community was eventually destroyed -- acting as a haunting tale for our own time."

Tonite's event will include the official "launch" of the floating sculptures that constitute the piece as well as a "geographical tour" of the history behind and the local and global significance of Distant Mirrors by lead artist Ellen Driscoll and one of her collaborators on the project, Jennifer Smith.
September 17, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
South Water Street Bridge (near Hemenway's Restaurant/121 South Main St.)
Providence, RI

9.17 + 18
Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival
46 Soule Street Middleborough, MA (directions via Google)

9.19 Mon.
Artists Meeting/Open to all, free 
Artists Makers Desperadoes
6:30PM - 8PM
Plymouth Public Library/Main Branch
132 South Street, Plymouth, MA (directions
Discuss grants, art happenings, shows...with other artists  

Harlow House Fiber Guild
7PM - 8:30PM
Harlow House
Plant dyed fibers, dyed at
Harlow House Dye Day
119 Sandwich St., Plymouth
Spinning, fiber arts - bring spinning/fiber work

Fiber + Artists Meeting
1PM - 3PM
Free, open to all
Manomet Branch of The Plymouth Public Library
12 Strand Ave.

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