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Art center presents 63d annual fest in Cohasset

Doc Ellis is scheduled to perform at the South Shore Art Center's annual arts festival in Cohasset.
Keith Conforti
Doc Ellis is scheduled to perform at the South Shore Art Center's annual arts festival in Cohasset.

ARTS FOR FATHER South Shore Art Center presents the 63d Annual Arts Festival, a hub of arts activity centered on a marquee housing multiple art exhibitions, craft vendors, and a sound stage, on Father’s Day weekend. A preview party, “Behind the Lens,” takes place Thursday, June 14.

Cohasset Common; June 15-17, Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, 10-7, Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; $5, www.ssac.org.

MEMORABLE MUSICALS Pilgrim Festival Singers, a select vocal ensemble of Pilgrim Festival Chorus, presents a four-concert summer series, “Magical Musicals.” Selections include “Over the Rainbow,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Pilgrim Church, 404 Washington St., Duxbury; Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.; all tickets $15, www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

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First Congregational Church, 254 Main St., Plympton; Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate; Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Sunday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Pilgrim Festival Singers.
Denise Maccaferri
The Pilgrim Festival Singers.

SMART PHOTOS Photography specialist Robert Micheslon offers “Digital Photography & Video with Your Smart Device” at Canton Public Library.

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786 Washington St., Canton; Monday, June 11, 7 p.m.; free.

ALL VOICE The Hyannis Sound, an a cappella group comprising college students who sing together on Cape Cod each summer, performs at the First Congregational Church of Rockland. The church offers a three-course pasta supper at 5:30 p.m.; $10.

12 Church St.; Saturday, June 16, concert 7 p.m.; $12, $8 seniors, students, 781-878-1790.

Hyannis Sound.
First Congregational Church Rockland
Hyannis Sound.

HIGHLIGHTS “Luminaria,” a tribute to exceptional individuals who have made an impact on home care within the South Shore community, honors the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association parent-child health team.

Granite Links Golf Club, 100 Quarry Hill Drive, Quincy; Thursday, June 14; www.giving.southshorehealth.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100242.

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MUSIC VERNACULAR South Shore Conservatory invites the public to a night of jazz, rock, and pop music.

Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham; Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m.; $5.

ALMOST NUCLEAR Michael Tougias, author of “The Finest Hours,” discusses “JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis” at the Walpole Public Library. During a 13-day stretch of October 1962, America faced the prospect of nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

143 School St.; Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.

The library also hosts songwriter Howie Newman’s “Musical Baseball Show” Thursday evening, June 14, 7 p.m.; free, www.walpolelibraryfriends.org.

At the Walpole library, Michael Tougias will discuss "JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis."
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At the Walpole library, Michael Tougias will discuss "JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis."

INFAMOUS BRIDGE Author Donald Nelson discusses “Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed” at Hingham Public Library.

66 Leavitt St.; Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.

RESTROSPECTIVE South Street Gallery exhibits a retrospective of the renowned Gloucester painter Charles Movalli, who says his work leaves “more left to the imagination” than photo realism.

149 South St., Hingham; through July 11; free.

South Street Gallery exhibits paintings by Charles Movalli.
South Street Gallery
South Street Gallery exhibits paintings by Charles Movalli.

QUIET BEAUTY Bonnie Forsyth (cq) exhibits “A Quiet Smile,” works of collage and collagraph encompassing textures, colors, and depths of imagination.

Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St.; through June 30.

JUST SEVENTEEN The annual Beatles Festival at the Spire Center features 3rd Left and Studio Two, with an appearance by The Silver Hammers. Studio Two is a Beatles tribute band that focuses on the early years, performing songs recorded before “Sgt. Pepper.”

25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Saturday, June 16, 7 p.m.; $25, www.spirecenter.org.

Studio Two.
The Spire Center
Studio Two.

SHOWA POTTERY “Beauty of Earth and Fire” exhibits an impressive selection of Showa period (1926-1989) Bizen ware, a type of Japanese pottery that is indigenous to Bizen province.

Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury; exhibit through summer.

SACRED LINKS Sacred Heart School will hold its annual “Golf Classic” fund-raiser at the Indian Pond Country Club. A BBQ lunch will be available on the course, and the post-golf cocktail reception and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee per player is $200.

60 Country Club Way, Kingston; Monday, June 18; www.sacredheartkingston.com/page/giving/upcoming-events.

SILENT WINGS Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph shows the photographs he took when he spent 14 days along the Atlantic coast one winter following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to the beaches of Salisbury, Hampton, and Plum Island. Several of these photos won national and international awards.

Ventresss Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield; Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.; $5.

The library also hosts a summer reading kickoff celebration, including rock-themed games and crafts, on Thursday, June 21, 4-6 p.m.

MOVIE NIGHT Milton Public Library screens “The Glass Castle,” based on the memoir of an adventurous childhood with eccentric parents.

476 Canton Ave.; Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Also at the library, director Will Adamczyk discusses “American War” by Omar El Akkad, a speculative fiction work about a second American Civil War, on Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR ART A new exhibition, “Grounds for Play: Sculptures That Ignite the Imagination,” opens this month on the grounds of the Fuller Craft Museum. Using blocks of stone, lumps of clay, glass, scrap metal, and found objects, members of the New England Sculptors Association showcase their whimsical and complex works in the woods and walking areas of Fuller Craft Museum’s 22-acre grounds.

455 Oak St., Brockton; opens Saturday, June 23, through Oct. 21; www.fullercraft.org.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.