Picnic in Quincy park Saturday, art festival coming to Plymouth
Friends of Faxon hosting community picnic
QUINCY – The nonprofit group Friends of Faxon Park will host a community picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the park. There will be live music and two food trucks: Lolly Jolly Waffles and Smiles by the Mile ice cream. The group will set up at the top of the hill near the pavilion. Attendees should bring a chairs or a blanket. Dogs are welcome. Friends of Faxon Park is a new group dedicated to the care, upkeep and improvements of Faxon Park, one of the largest parks in Quincy.
Art show at Marina Bay
QUINCY – The 25th Annual Arts Affair will be a combination of virtual and in-person activities. Hundreds of works of art by professional and amateur artists will be displayed online starting Saturday, Aug. 7. Several art associations will participate. They include the Braintree Art Association, the Canton Art Association, the Hull Artists Studio Connection, the Weymouth Art Association and the Quincy Art Association.
In-person outdoor events will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Marina Bay, 500 Victory Road. Participants must bring their own art supplies.
An awards presentation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 near the giant anchor. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit artsaffair.org.
Quincy car wash partners with food pantries, schools
QUINCY – The new ScrubaDub car wash at 147 Coddington St. in Quincy will collect nonperishable canned and boxed food items or donations to benefit local food pantries through Monday, Aug. 9. Donors will receive a free Simoniz UltraShine Hot Wax with a car wash. Also, a $10 donation to the pantries made at bit.ly/QuincyFood will come with a free ScrubaDub Express car wash. All food donations and 100 percent of the money raised will be provided to the Quincy School Community Partnership for distribution to Quincy’s food pantries. For more information, visit qscp.org.
Art galore at upcoming Plymouth festival
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Public Library Foundation will host its second Juried Arts and Crafts festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, on the front lawn of the library. More than 70 artisans representing more than 30 communities in the state will sell their wares. Media include watercolor, oil, mixed media, glass, basket weaving, woodworking, metal works, jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, photography and more. Ric Allendorf will perform live music, and there will be face painting, a pie eating contest and food for sale. For more information, visit plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
South Shore coast takes center stage at art show
SCITUATE – The Front Street Art Gallery will feature art in various media meant to showcase the uniqueness of Scituate, Marshfield, Hull and surrounding towns in its “Local Color” show through Sunday, Aug. 8. Gallery artists have interpreted lighthouses, meadows, marshes, downtown street scenes, the wharves, beaches, North River and more, highlighting life by the coast. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Private showings can be arranged by appointment. For more information, visit frontstreetartgallery.com.
Local bank donates $10,000 to Quincy-based DOVE
ROCKLAND – The Rockland Trust-Blue Hills Charitable Foundation has given DOVE Inc., a Quincy-based anti-domestic violence organization, $10,000 to support prevention, education and community services in Norfolk County and on the South Shore. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DOVE has experienced a surge in requests for services that has continued as state and local restrictions lift.
$345,000 to help fund home care on the South Shore
QUINCY – A recent luminaria event at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy helped raise more than $345,000 for South Shore Health’s Home Care Division, including Hospice of the South Shore and South Shore Visiting Nurses Association. Rosemary and Jim Phalen, of Duxbury, and Christopher Oddleifson, CEO of Rockland Trust Co., were named the night’s “Home Care Champions.” For more information, visit SouthShoreHealth.org.