HOLIDAY | WINTER PREVIEW : : Culture & Entertainment 2023

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra's Holiday POPS concert, image by Denise Maccaferri
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra's Holiday POPS concert, image by Denise Maccaferri – Sounds of the season and chilly air usher in winter and the holiday season in Metro Boston, the South Shore, and Cape Cod, accompanied by ample opportunities to enjoy events and programs across the region.  Here’s what’s in store this winter and holiday season in arts, culture, and entertainment:

The James Library & Center for the Arts

Fall Juried Show ~ showcasing the best in local and regional art

Deadline for submission: Sunday, October 29

On view from Friday, November 17 to Saturday, December 16

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 6 to 8 pm

James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted

The James Library’s fall show is juried by Misty Flores; Assistant Curator, Rienzi, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  The exhibit accepts online entries only, open to all mediums, cash and prizes will be awarded to winners.  Accepted entries will be announced on November 5, 2023. For more information and a prospectus, visit Sponsored by The Frame Center, Cordelia Family Foundation, and Local Cultural Councils.

Best Books of 2023 for Children at Buttonwood

Thursday, November 30, 6 to 7:30 pm

Buttonwood Books & Toys, 747 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset

Former Inly School librarian, author, and national book reviewer Shelley Sommer, together with Buttonwood Books’ Manager Kristine Jelstrom-Hamill, present their top picks for holiday gift giving!

Lazlo Gardony Jazz Trio ~ with John Lockwood, bass, and Yoron Israel, drums

Saturday, December 9, 7:30 pm

James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Tickets:  $35 adults, $30 seniors, $20 students

Internationally acclaimed Boston-based jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony is one of the most expressive and technically skilled pianists working in jazz today. “A formidable improviser who lives in the moment.” ~ JazzTimes.  Gardony has performed in 27 countries and released 14 albums during his distinguished, decades-long career. As the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been noted for his “fluid pianism” by The New York Times. The legendary Dave Brubeck called him “a great pianist.”  His 14th album, “Close Connection” was released in December 2022 on Sunnyside Records. Sponsored by Coastal Heritage Bank, Karen Mullaney, CPA, and Michael and Kathleen Vital.  Note:  A limited number of free tickets are available to seniors, courtesy of a grant from the Cordelia Family Foundation. Please be prepared to show a student ID at the door if purchasing a discounted ticket.

Italianate Architecture on the South Shore and Beyond ~ with Architect Jim Kelliher

Tuesday, January 23, 1 pm

James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted

Local architect Jim Kelliher demonstrates the Italianate style of architecture, a distinct 19th-century phase in the history of classical architecture. First developed in Britain by John Nash about 1802, it launched with the construction of Cronkhill in Shropshire. This small country house is generally accepted to be the first Italianate villa in England, from which is derived the Italianate architecture of the late Regency and early Victorian eras. The Italianate style was further developed and popularized by the architect Sir Charles Barry in the 1830s. Barry’s Italianate style drew heavily for its motifs on the buildings of the Italian Renaissance, though sometimes at odds with Nash’s semi-rustic Italianate villas.  Sponsored by Axiom Architects.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

Simply the Best
Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center,
41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Tickets: $30, $65

Virtuoso Julianne Lee joins the Phil in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating “Violin Concerto.”

Previously performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lee now performs with the acclaimed Dover Quartet. The performance opens with Clarice Assad’s joyful “Três Pequenas Variações” (Three Little Variations) and Aaron Copland’s celebration of the human spirit, “Appalachian Spring.”

Baroque & Beyond
Friday, November 17, 7 pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth
Tickets: $35

The Phil is honored to participate in “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration.” The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion. Enjoy this gorgeous concert featuring baroque-era favorites. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2,” showcases a quartet of the Phil’s own principal musicians on this festive program that includes Handel’s “Water Music,” “Pachelbel’s Canon,” and music by American composers.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra in its Holiday POPS concert, 2022 image by Denise Maccaferri

Hometown Holiday

Saturday, December 9, 3 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 10, 3 pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth
Tickets: $30, $55, $65, $100

Enjoy the Phil’s annual tradition – a fun and festive holiday pops concert with special guests. Actor Neil McGarry and tenor Matthew Anderson join the performance, along with the Plymouth Community Intermediate School’s 6th grade chorus. Bring an unwrapped gift to march with Santa in the Phil’s annual charity toy drive. These shows are certain to sell out, so purchase tickets early!

What the World Needs Now: Burt Bacharach & Friends
Saturday, January 20, 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 21, 3 pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth
Tickets: $30, $55, $65, $100

Broadway vocalists join the Phil in celebration of Bacharach’s incredible musical legacy. This die-hard romantic packed 73 “Top 40” hits into his songbook, including “I Say a Little Prayer,” “This Guy’s in Love with You,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Close to You,” and “Walk on By.” In the spirit of Bacharach’s Martini and Rossi jingle, say “yes-yes-yes” to this tuneful tribute to one of the best composers of all time!

Celebrating its 108th season, The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (the Phil) is a premier, non-profit, Massachusetts cultural institution. Dedicated to artistic excellence and community enrichment, the Phil offers world-class performances, innovative outreach programs, and strong community partnerships. The Phil’s mission is to inspire, engage, and entertain through the power of live music. The Phil plays to critical acclaim, premieres pieces from leading composers, and performs with world-renowned soloists.  The Phil is pleased to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program; visit the website for available discounts and information. To learn more, peruse this season’s programming, or purchase tickets, visit

Saint Paul’s Parish & Saint Paul’s Choir School |

The Fauré Requiem for All Souls’ Day ~ with Saint Paul’s Choir of Boys and Schola
Thursday, November 2, 5:30 pm
Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Simulcast live on YouTube
SPCS Interim Director of Music Richard Webster, conductor, with accompaniment by Associate Director of Music Brandon Straub, pipe organ
Admission is free, all are welcome

The Choir of Saint Paul’s, together with the choristers of Saint Paul’s Choir School, perform the Fauré Requiem in conjunction with its All Souls’ Day. Celebrate family, friends, ancestors, and loved ones with the simultaneous delicacy and gravitas of Faure’s remarkable requiem in D minor, performed in seven movements, in person at Saint Paul’s Parish, or simulcast on YouTube.

Gabriel Fauré’s masterwork Requiem offers some of the most moving, dramatic choral music of the twentieth century. Scored for Fauré’s own choir of men and boys at the magnificent church of the La Madeleine in Paris, it has endured as one of his most popular works since its debut performance in 1888. Audiences are transported by this seminal French composition immersed in the beautiful acoustic of Saint Paul’s stately architecture. Saint Paul’s Choir of Boys and Schola often perform in tandem, offering inspiration for growth to student choristers educated at Saint Paul’s Choir School, adjacent to the parish.

Saint Paul’s Choir of Boys and School in “Christmas in Harvard Square,” 2021, courtesy image

Christmas in Harvard Square ~ with Saint Paul’s Choir of Boys and Schola, and Back Bay Brass
Sundays, December 10 and 17, 3 pm
Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
SPCS Interim Director of Music Richard Webster, conductor, with accompaniment by Assistant Director of Music Brandon Straub, pipe organ
Tickets start at $35, available at starting November 6

“Christmas in Harvard Square,” a concert of festive seasonal Christmas music, features the music of composers Benjamin Britten, Franz Biebl, Herbert Howells, Theodore Marier, and others. Audiences experience a joyful celebration of the Christmas season sung by one of the few boy choirs in the United States, combined with Schola of the St. Paul’s Choir singers and professional instrumentalists, on percussion, harp, and organ.

Enjoy traditional favorites, including Theodore Marier’s beloved setting of “Silent Night,” and musical selections from the 10th through the 21st centuries, includeing plainsong “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and the Nigerian carol “Betelehemu.” Join the choir in singing along to traditional carol favorites “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Once in Royal David’s City,” “Angels we Have Heard on High,” and “Come All Ye Faithful,” in St. Paul’s Parish’s outstanding acoustics, considered among the best in Greater Boston.

Winter Open House
Sunday, January 28, 12 noon to 2 pm
Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge
Free to attend, advance registration recommended

Have a second, third, or fourth grade boy who is academically talented and vocally gifted? Saint Paul’s Choir School is a musically strong and academically integrated program that may be a perfect fit for his education needs. Named Boston Parents Paper’s “Family Favorite,” this is a school where boys and voices soar! Students spend 655 minutes weekly on-task in music rehearsals, sung Masses, music theory classes, and piano instruction. Performance tours enable students to explore the world – from Mexico City to Munich, Washington D.C. to Rome, New York to Venice. Saint Paul’s academic programming supports and uplifts boy choristers’ education and formation. Graduates go on to excel at Boston College High School, Saint Sebastian’s, Roxbury Latin School and beyond.

About St. Paul’s Choir School

Saint Paul’s Choir School (SPCS) is a private Catholic school for boys in the 3rd through 8th grades located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. The school was founded in 1963 by Dr. Theodore Marier and is part of Saint Paul’s Parish which is led by Father William Kelly, Pastor, who is an alumnus of SPCS. It is the only all-boys Catholic Choir School in the United States. Dedicated to providing rigorous academic training and an extensive and unique education in music and liturgy, Saint Paul’s Choir School accepts musically talented and academically qualified boys ages nine through fourteen for full-time study in grades three through eight. The choir has long-time collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. The choir has made appearances at Fenway Park, Good Morning America, PBS, and most recently, sang for Pope Francis in Italy.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Christmas Joy ~ Works of Britten, Rutter, and Susa

Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm, Sunday, December 3, 4 pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth

Tickets:  $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students, Free for Card to Culture attendees and children 14 and under

Artistic Directors William B. Richter, conductor and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, accompanist

Pilgrim Festival Chorus, the region’s community choral ensemble, continues its annual tradition of making joyful music at Christmastime.  In “Christmas Joy,” the chorus combines its voices with harp, marimba, and guitar in Conrad Susa’s wonderful collection of Spanish carols, “Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest.” Thrill to the sounds of “A Ceremony of Carols,” one of Benjamin Britten’s most popular works, and delight in John Rutter’s “Dancing Day,” a collection of English carols arranged for women’s voices. Experience the joy of this magical season listening to this beautiful vocal program!

Messiah and Carol Sing-along

Friday, December 15, 7 pm

First Congregational Church at the Green, 6 Plympton Street, Middleborough

Tickets: $10 for adults and youth ages 12+, available at the door. Card to Culture attendees and children under age 12 are admitted for free

Pilgrim Festival Chorus gathers the region’s community for an informal singalong performance of one of the world’s best known choral works, Handel’s “Messiah.” First performed in Dublin in 1742, it is a favorite with both singers and audiences worldwide. The chorus’s singing member, community singers, and volunteer soloists and instrumentalists join with the church’s historic 1887 organ, cello, and flute to sing through Part I of this iconic masterwork.  The audience, led by Pilgrim Festival Chorus members, serves as the performers. The evening includes a sing-along of seasonal favorite carols. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door, come to sing or to listen!

Spring Open Rehearsals & Auditions

Mondays, January 8 and 15, 6:30 pm

Faith Community Church, 29 Carver Road, Plymouth

Auditions attendance is free, membership information is available at rehearsal and on the PFC website

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s volunteer not-for-profit community choral ensemble, seeks new singers for its spring concert season. Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement if they wish.  Rehearsals are held weekly and immediately following auditions from 7 to 9 pm.  Open Rehearsals and Auditions are welcoming, casual, and free to attend.  Attendees enjoy singing with PFC the first two weeks without commitment.  Membership information is available at rehearsal and at

For more information about Pilgrim Festival Chorus, visit, email, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook and Instagram.  Pilgrim Festival Chorus is pleased to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program; inquire by email for details on available discounts and information. Pilgrim Festival Chorus is supported, in part, by grants from Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and its local cultural councils in Middleborough and Plymouth.

First Congregational Church of Hanover

Cranberry Brass Quintet’s Festive Holiday Concert

on Sunday, December 3, 3 pm

FCCH Sanctuary, 547 Hanover Street, Hanover

Admission is free, free-will donations are gratefully accepted. 

Conjure up the finest holiday season cheer with Cranberry Brass Quintet’s French horn, trombone, tuba, and trumpets, offering a varied program of traditional and contemporary instrumental Christmas music favorites.

Established in 2018, Cranberry Brass Quintet consists of an ensemble of South Shore region music educators, representing Hanover, Norwell, and Pembroke public schools’ faculties, as well as Boston Conservatory.  The talented group, featuring musicians Sheri Fernandes, French horn, Austin Glass, tuba, Matt Harden, trumpet, John O’Briant, trumpet, and Julienne Thornell, trombone, have been inspired to share their love of music, performing at many venues in the greater Boston area. 

Refreshments and fellowship immediately follow the performance in the church vestry.  FCCH is fully accessible, with parking available in adjacent parking lots.

To learn about First Congregational Church of Hanover, call 781-826-4762, visit, or follow First Congregational Church of Hanover on Facebook or Instagram. 

About First Congregational Church of Hanover

Founded in 1728, First Congregational Church of Hanover (FCCH) was established about the same time that the town of Hanover was incorporated.  A United Church of Christ (UCC) parish, First Congregational Church of Hanover has long been a leader in equality.  FCCH is committed to serve as a community of inclusive love that has no walls or barriers, where all who enter are loved, respected, and accepted for who they are, reaching beyond social class, gender, race, and sexual orientation, welcoming all.  It is a community of growth and transformation, reaching beyond the status quo as a community filled with the love and compassion of Christ, invoking our faith into action and prayer daily.

First Congregational Church of Hanover’s sanctuary is located at 547 Hanover Street, Hanover.  FCCH offices are located at Riley Hall, 17 Silver Street, Hanover. For more information, call 781-826-4762, visit or follow First Congregational Church of Hanover on Facebook or Instagram.

Artist J. Dixon Bergman

All New England ~ a juried exhibit showcasing the best in national art

On view October 16 through November 11, open daily (except Sunday), 9 am to 4 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 5 to 7 pm

Cape Cod Art Center, 3480 Rte. 6A, Barnstable

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted

Artist J. Dixon Bergman’s standing sculpture work “Octa-Viola” is selected to appear in Cape Cod Art Center’s “All New England” juried exhibit of national works of art. The annual exhibit honors the vast region of New England and beyond in its juried selections, from a diverse selection of submission on all subjects. For more information, visit

“Octa-Viola” by J. Dixon Bergman, courtesy image
“Gilded Guitar” by J. Dixon Bergman, courtesy image

RED: An Open Juried Exhibit

On view October 22 through November 26, Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, 12 to 4 pm

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 22, 4 to 6 pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted Artist J. Dixon Bergman’s wall sculpture work “Gilded Guitar” is selected to appear in Cotuit Center for the Arts’ open juried exhibit “Red. One word. So many interpretations.” Historically associated with sacrifice, danger, and courage, in many cultures red has a myriad of symbolic meanings – life, health, vigor, war, courage, passion, sexuality, anger, love, and religious fervor.

It is the archetypal color, the first color humans mastered, fabricated, reproduced, and transformed into diverse shades. Red is meaningful and moving where found in nature – trees, bushes, flowers, animals. In common expressions – in the red, red-letter day, red handed, red herring, red tape, red as a beet. What does red stimulate in you? For more information, visit

A contemporary artist whose tool set goes far beyond brushes and paints, J. Dixon Bergman taps cameras, computers, digital printers, and a complete woodworking shop as his arsenal. Continuously learning in the context of creative experimentation, Dixon considers himself a “Constructionist.” His work has been exhibited in solo shows and with numerous regional art associations in both Florida and Massachusetts.  To learn more, visit

Choral Art Society of the South Shore

Bright Morning Stars ~ Choral Art Society of the South Shore’s 64th annual holiday concert

Sunday, December 3, 4 pm

First Parish of Duxbury, 842 Tremont St., Rte. 3A, Duxbury

Danica A. Buckley, conductor, Mijin Choi, piano, Angelica Vendetti and David Gable, violin, Raymond Dineen, Viola, Julie Reimann, cello

Tickets:  $25 adults, $23 seniors 65+, $10 Card to Culture, Free for ages 18 and under

Choral Art Society of the South Shore presents a joyful celebration of the season, featuring 4-part chorus, string quartet and piano.  Selected works explore themes of stars and light, evoking a sense of wonder for the holidays and the blanket of winter.  On the program are works including J.S Bach’s “Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morgenstern,” “Behold a Star from Jacob Shining” and “Weinachten” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Eight Days of Lights” by Judith Clurman and David Chase, and “Night of Silence / Silent Night” by Daniel Kantor and Franz Gruber.  The program founds out with familiar favorites, including classic Christmas carols The First Noel, Carol of the Bells, and The Christmas Song. 

For more information, visit, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.  Choral Art Society is pleased to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program; visit the website for available discounts and information.

Americana Theatre Company

It’s a Wonderful Life ~ a live radio play

Select dates from December 9, 10, and 12 through 17

Evening performances, 7 pm, Matinee performances, 2 pm

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth

Tickets:  $35 adults, $30 students/seniors

Back by popular demand!  The beloved American holiday film classic performed as a live 1940s radio broadcast comes to captivating life as “It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play.”

Americana Theatre Company’s prior production of It’s a Wonderful Life, image by KB Designs of New England

Inside the WBFR radio studio, a small ensemble plays out 40+ roles with microphones, sound effects and the quintessential “applause” sign gracing the stage as the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds. The hubbub and excitement of the Christmas Eve broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life lulls as “listeners” tune in, and Bailey contemplates the fate of his future and what his world would be like if he never existed in it.  A story of desperation and miracles finds hope in the prayers of an angel, delivering holiday season entertainment and joy to all those in need.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit, or call 508-591-0282.  For the latest updates, follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook and Instagram.

Concord Women’s Chorus

A Celebration of Glorias ~ Vivaldi’s Signature and More

Saturday, December 16, 4 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord

Jane Ring Frank, director; Scott Nicholas, accompanist

Ticket prices: $30 adults, $25 seniors, $10 children

Vivaldi’s “Gloria” is one of the world’s most beloved musical treasures, often sung with mixed chorus.  Concord Women’s Chorus offers a special view of Vivaldi’s world, as composer for the Ospedale della Pietà – a convent, orphanage, and music school for foundling girls in early 18th century Venice. Accompanied by strings, organ, oboe, and soloists, hear the shimmer, radiance, and vitality that women’s voices bring to Vivaldi’s signature work. The program includes a stunning and rhythmic “Festival Gloria” from composer Craig Courtney, and Ola Gjeilo’s collection of luminous works for women’s voices, piano, and string quartet.

For more information, visit, or follow Concord Women’s Chorus on Facebook and Instagram.

Rock Guitar Performing Artist Anika Mladineo Franco

YouTube Channel

Performing Artist Anika Mladineo, courtesy image

Friday, November 10, with Jessica Woodlee at RedInk Community Providence, RI

Monday, November 13, with Jessica Woodlee at News Cafe Pawtucket, RI

Wednesday, November 15, with Jessica Woddlee at Mercury Lounge, New York City

Thursday, November 16, with Jessica Woodlee at The Bitter End, New York City

Friday, November 17, with Jessica Woodlee at Never Ending Boots, New Haven, CT

Saturday, November 18, with Jessica Woodlee at The Rats Den, New Brunswick, NJ

Sunday, November 19, with Jessica Woodlee at Rockwood Music Hall, Boston, MA

Sandwich Arts Alliance

Acrylic Painting Exploration ~ with Peggy Richard

Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30; December 14, 28, 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

$150 members/$175 non-members, for students of all levels

Explore the diversity of acrylic paint in a fun and collaborative setting!  Each week, through observation, guided instruction, and hands-on experimentation, we’ll explore a new painting challenge.

Attendees will complete five paintings,  learn a new set of skills, and find new confidence! A materials list, to be provided by the student, is available on Sandwich Arts Alliance website’s registration page.

Needle Felting Ornaments Workshop ~ with Isabel Stearns

Wednesday, November 16, 4 to 6 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

$40 members/$50 non-members; supplies included

At this workshop you’ll be introduced to the basic techniques involved in needle felting. Together we will make ornaments such as stars and gingerbread ornaments. A fun workshop for all levels.​ All materials are included. Isabel was introduced to felting as a child attending the Waldorf School of Cape Cod and later rediscovered felting as a therapeutic art form. Today inspired by her environment, Isabel crafts for the love of it!

New England Brass Band Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 9, 7 pm

​​The Glass Town Stage at Sandwich Arts Alliance, ​130 Main Street, Sandwich

Tickets: $25

New England’s premier brass band presents a sounds of the season performance to delight all!  New England Brass Band creates a challenging environment for accomplished musicians to celebrate and preserve the unique “British brass band” sound, and share the passion with the community through performances, education, and outreach, led by Director Terry Everson.

New England Brass Band, courtesy image

Writer’s Networking Exchange

Thursdays, November 16, and December 21, 11 am to 12 noon

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission is free, SAA membership encouraged

The Writer’s Networking Exchange is open to all, offering a variety of programs from speakers to casual, convivial information exchanges on writing and publishing. ​

A Gathering of Poets

Tuesdays, November 21, and December 19, 2 to 3 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission is free, SAA membership encouraged

A supportive and informative poetry critique group, all are welcome.  Attendees read their original poems aloud during each session, consider suggestions, and make constructive observations to support local poets.

The Writers’ Critique Group

Thursdays, November 2 and 16, December 7 and 21, 1 to 2 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission is free, SAA membership encouraged

Local writers offer a chapter of a current project, emailed to members of the group, read, and critiqued, and read aloud at the meeting inspiring further discussed.  Supportive, encouraging, and informative, all writers are welcome to this group.

Children’s Book Writers

Thursdays, November 30, and December 28, 1 to 2 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission is free, SAA membership encouraged

Writers who aspire to publish children’s books gather with their latest work to read aloud among fellow authors to receive constructive comments and suggestions.

Your Daily Practice Writers Group

Wednesdays, November 1 and 15, December 6 and 20, 11 am to 12 noon

Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission is free, SAA membership encouraged

This new group meets twice each month, supporting writers who desire to establish a daily practice, encouragement, and accountability.


Sandwich Arts Alliance, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

Original art, art classes for artists of all ages, books by local writers,

And a gift shop for year-round shopping, and performances throughout the year 

Business Hours:  Tuesdays through Saturdays weekly, 11 am to 4 pm

Member Exhibit: on view through November 14

Reception and Awards: Thursday, October 19, 5:30 to 7 pm

Main Street, Nantucket by Sandwich Arts Alliance member Arlene Weibel, courtesy image

Holiday Small Works Exhibit: on view from November 15 through January 15, 2024

Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Sandwich

Through November 6  ~  Artist Joe Gallant

November 7 through December 4  ~  Artist Arlene Weibel

December 5 through January 2  ~  Artist Gayle Morrow

Fishermen’s View Restaurant, 20 Freezer Rd, Sandwich

SAA artists exhibit works for sale on a rotating basis

For more information about Sandwich Arts Alliance’s gallery, exhibits, programs, events, and membership, call 774-338-5201, email at, or visit, where an online store is also available.  For the latest on Sandwich Arts Alliance, follow its social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.  Sandwich Arts Alliance is pleased to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program; inquire by phone or email for details on available discounts and information.

SELA:  The International Private School

Kindergarten Information Session ~ for families of new K students

Friday, November 3, 9 to 10 am

SELA’s Hingham campus, 75 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive, Hingham

Attendance is free SELA’s Kindergarten Information Session is a must-attend event for parents and guardians preparing to enroll their child in SELA’s Kindergarten.

Students at SELA, courtesy image

This informative session provides families with all the essential details about SELA’s Kindergarten program. Discover the curriculum, teaching approaches, and school policies specific to kindergarten. Meet SELA’s dedicated faculty, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into your child’s first year of elementary school.

General Elementary Information Session ~ for families of new K through grade 5 students

Friday, November 3,10:30 to 11:30 am

SELA’s Hingham campus, 75 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive, Hingham

Attendance is free

Engaging and informative, SELA’s Elementary Information Session is tailored specifically to parents and guardians of children in Kindergarten through Grade 5, designed to provide valuable insights into the elementary school program, curriculum, and resources offered to ensure every child’s success. During the session, attendees have the opportunity to meet experienced faculty members, guiding families through core subjects, specialized programs, and extracurricular activities. Gain a comprehensive understanding of SELA’s academic approach, teaching methodologies, and how the faculty and staff foster a supportive learning environment.

To register for any open house program, email Director of Admissions Alexandra Perry at or visit  For more information about SELA: The International Private School, its programs, tuition, and more, visit, call 781-741-5454, and follow SELA on social media.

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