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    The Q Pride Committee posed at the first Pride Day in Quincy on June 3.
    Christine M. Hurley
    The Q Pride Committee posed at the first ​Pride Day in Quincy on June 3.

    Quincy Pride held its first LGBTQ+ Pride Day on June 3 at Pageant Field with activities including a performance by a poet, face painting, and corn hole games. The Rev. Rebecca Froom of United First Parish Church in Quincy blessed and raised the rainbow flag, with help from several Boy Scouts. City Councilor At Large Anne Mahoney read a proclamation by Governor Charlie Baker making June 3, 2018, officially Q Pride Day in the Commonwealth. “Seeing the rainbow flag flying meant so much to so many of us,” said event organizer James Hahn in an e-mail. “We had a nice family-friendly event with a very nice and diverse crowd.”

    Rockland Public Schools
    R. Stewart Esten Elementary School principal Marilyn Smith kissed a cow on May 31 as part of a challenge to students to read books over the April vacation.

    In the name of reading, Marilyn H. Smith kissed a cow in front of more than 140 students at Rockland’sR. Stewart Esten Elementary School, where Smith is the principal. The kiss was Smith’s way of holding up her end of the bargain for a challenge she made to the students to encourage them to read over the April vacation. The challenge met, Smith recently gathered her students to watch her kiss Johanne, who lives at Open Space Farm in Rockland, according to a press release from the school district.

    Duxbury Senior Center will partner with local and national yoga and wellness experts to offer a Summer Yoga Series, according to a press release from the center. Classes will be held every Wednesday from June 27 to Aug. 29, except for July 4. The cost for all nine weeks is $80. The series will kick off with a vision and goal-setting workshop led by educators from Lulu Lemon of Hingham. Other presentations will include Kim O’Brien of Liquid Yoga in Duxbury, Emma Boyle of DragonFly Yoga Studio in Marshfield, and a yoga kitchen demonstration with Mix it Up Kitchen in Duxbury. Register in person at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., or by calling 781-934-5774, ext. 5716. For more information, go to


    The town of Hingham will resurface portions or entire sections of several roads between Sunday night, June 10, and Wednesday, June 20, according to the town’s website. The roads to be repaved include Captain Thomson Lane, Charles Street, Craig Lane, Lazell Street, Pine Grove Road, and Prospect Street. Motorists may experience minor delays, and work may take place during the early morning hours to minimize its effect on traffic. On-street parking will not be allowed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The exact dates of work will depend on weather conditions.

    Sacred Heart School will hold its annual golf fund-raiser on Monday, June 18, at Indian Pond Country Club, 60 Country Club Way, in Kingston, according to a press release from the school. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and play will begin at 1 p.m. A barbeque lunch will be available on the course, and a post-golf cocktail reception and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. The entry fee for each player is $200. For more information, contact Beth Eddy at Sacred Heart School is a private, Catholic coeducational school in Kingston for students in preschool through grade 12.

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