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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

Howie Newman
Howie Newman and Joe Kessler will be performing original songs and covers in Walpole.

LIVELY TWOSOME The guitar-fiddle combo Howie Newman and Joe Kessler, known as Knock on Wood, plays funny original songs suitable for all ages, as well as well-known covers spanning everything from the Beatles to Steely Dan to the Dropkick Murphys. A former sportswriter, Newman (on guitar, harmonica, and vocals) is the songwriter; Kessler plays fiddle and mandolin.

Town Common, 10 Front St., Walpole; Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.

Linda Matchan
Classical duo Bruce Vogt (piano) and Thomasine Berg (flute) will be playing at Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum.

DREAM DUO The “Summer Dreams” chamber music concert features works by Debussy, Brahms, Gershwin, and others by classical duo Thomasine Berg (flute) and Bruce Vogt (piano). Vogt, a Canadian musician who performs widely in Europe and Asia, joins Berg, a Boston-area flutist who performs regularly around Brockton.


Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton; Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-5 p.m.; $15 advance, $20 door, $10 members, $5 children. For more, go to “events’’ at

Fuller Craft Museum
A work by Steven Ford, whose "Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works" exhibit will be at Fuller Craft through year’s end.
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PARTS AND LABOR Also at Fuller Craft Museum, artist Steven Ford exhibits “Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works,” described by the museum as “a survey of creative inquiry” by an artist who has explored the world of printmaking.

455 Oak St., Brockton; through Dec. 31. Reception on Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.

Art Matters Book Club
The Art Matters Book Club will be discussing Ross King’s “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies,’’ in Scituate.

THE WATER LILIES Ross King’s “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies” tells the story of the master impressionist’s struggles to capture the water lilies in his Giverny gardens and the effect of World War I on the painter’s peaceful retreat.

Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club meets at Front Street Gallery, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.; call 781-545-2816 for details.


ADULT LEARNERS The Wellspring Adult Learning Program offers educational opportunities, including HiSET and GED high school equivalency diploma programs for any state resident 16 and older. All classes are free of charge, and transportation and babysitting are available.

Wellspring Multi-Service Center, 814 Nantasket Ave, Hull; registration begins Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.; 781-925-3211 x124.

LITTLE THINGS The documentary “A Small Good Thing” by filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll seeks to demonstrate that doing what is hard – but not impossible – is a crucial part of a good life. The stories in the film encourage people to make small, good changes in their daily lives.

Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.

RIVER CRUISES North and South Rivers Watershed Association hosts guided river tours this month leaving from Roht Marine, 2205 Main St., Marshfield.


“Nature and History of the North River,” Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-noon.

“Nature Pontoon Tour to the Spit,” Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Register at

ON STAGE Carver School of Rock holds “Stagefest 2017,” a music festival comprised exclusively of students and teachers over two nights.

Outdoor Backstage, Carver School of Rock, 38 North Main St., Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-19, 7-10 p.m.; tickets

MUSIC SHOWS Boston-based Twisted Pine performs at the Spire Center, 25½ Court St, Plymouth, Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Jim Lauderdale performs there Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets for both at

FUNNY FILM Ventress Memorial Library screens Audrey Hepburn’s film “Funny Face.”

15 Library Plaza, Marshfield; Friday, Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m.

STUDIO SHOTS Trenton, N.J.-based artist Mel Leipzig’s paintings of artists in their studios will be on exhibit at Art Complex Museum, along with paintings by these artists.

189 Alden St., Duxbury; Sunday, Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m., through Nov. 5.

South Street Gallery
Frank Costantino will be replicating his “Uphill Dory II” at Hingham’s South Street Gallery.

MAINE EVENT Paintings of views of Monhegan Island in Maine by four artists are on view at South Street Gallery, 149 South St., Hingham, through Aug. 31.

Frank Costantino replicates his painting “Uphill Dory II” in watercolor Sunday, Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m.

Bill Cloutman speaks about his style of painting and paints a demonstration in oils Aug. 26, 3-5 p.m.

FAMILY YOGA Children’s yoga specialist Debbie Carty leads a playful and mindful hour of yoga poses and games. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Music Court, Francis William Bird Park, Walpole; Saturday, Aug 19, 1-2 p.m.; $20 family,

STUDIO POET Astrid Drew reads from her poetry at Easton Community Access Television studio.

50 Oliver St., second floor; Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.; email Rich Berg at

HIngham Public Library
Paintings by Laura Harvey billed as “Slightly Off Center” are on exhibit in Hingham.

OFF CENTER The North River Arts Society presents “Slightly Off Center,” new mixed media works by Marshfield artist Laura Harvey.

Dolphin Gallery, Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.; through Sept. 28.

LAKEVILLE ART Great Ponds Gallery, inside the Lakeville Public Library, sponsors “Art in Lakeville, 10 Years of Creativity,” an exhibit highlighting the work of local and regional artists who have previously displayed in the gallery.

4 Precinct St.; exhibit through Sept. 27.

VINO AND VINYASA The Clearing yoga studio hosts “Vino & Vinyasa” at Brew Fish Bar and Eatery, 210 Spring St., Marion; Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:15 p.m.; $15,

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at