5 Things to do in Hingham This Weekend

Things to do on the South Shore

5 Things to do in Hingham This Weekend is brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Smith

Please see the time and date summary at the end of the listings.

1) South Shore Conservatory (SSC) Performathon

Barnes & Noble at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham is hosting the South Shore Conservatory’s annual “Performathon,” on Thursday, March 31, from 5 to 9 , Friday, April 1 from 4 to 9, Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 6, and Sunday, April 3, from 12 to 5 pm.

SSC students of all ages perform to help raise money for SSC’s Scholarship Fund by soliciting sponsor pledges. Last year saw more than 330 Conservatory students performing for the event. Students perform in blocks of one hour time slots with short breaks in between each set. Depending on when you decide to drop by, you might hear solo or chamber pieces on piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, guitar, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola and cello, as well as voice. Please mention the SSC at checkout if you make any purchases at Barnes & Noble since a percentage of each sale will be donated back to South Shore Conservatory.

For more details feel free to call 781-749-3319, or visit the South Shore Conservatory website.


2) 40th Annual Cohasset Rotary Road Race by the Sea (and walk)

The 40th Annual Cohasset Rotary Road Race by the Sea will take place on Sunday, April 3 at 1 pm. This popular running event now has over 1,500 athletes every year, and takes runners on a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) route that begins at Cohasset Common and winds through Cohasset village, harbor, and beach. There is also a walk along the exact same route.

For more information, or to register as an athlete, please go to the Cohasset Road Race by the Sea website.


3) First Fridays with Artisans in the Square

Come enjoy artisans in downtown Hingham on Friday, April 1 at Artisans in the Square on 63 South Street. On the first Friday of every month, one artist is featured from 5 to 8 pm. Refreshments are served and you can learn more about the featured artisan and of course view their work in the gallery. Artisans in the Square is a working cooperative staffed by the 15 members who work on their craft while doing their shifts. Stop in any time to watch or have a casual talk.

For more details about the First Friday event call 781-749-2590 or visit the Artisan in the Square website.


4) Star Wars at the Hingham Library

Take in an afternoon movie at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 2. The film being shown this weekend is Star Wars: A New Hope, a remastered edition of the original Star Wars trilogy movie.

For more information call 781-741-1405 or visit the Hingham Public Library website.


5) Apollo Men’s Club Chorus

The Apollo Men’s Club of Boston Men’s Chorus will be performing at the First Congregational Church, 12 Church Street in Rockland Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm as part of the Concerts on the Hill series. The Apollo Club of Boston Men’s Chorus was founded in 1871 and is the second oldest continuously active men’s singing group in the United States. Their repertoire is old and new, and includes folk songs, love songs, show tunes, and sea chanteys. There are also selections from classical genres.

Admission costs $10 at the door for adults and $5 for students. For more information see the church website or call 781-878-0060.



Hingham Event: Performathon
Date: Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3
Time: 4-9, 9-6, and 12-5
Place: Barnes & Noble
Cohasset Event: Cohasset Race by the Sea
Date: Sunday, April 3
Time: 1 pm
Place: Cohasset Common
Hingham Event: First Friday Artisans
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Place: 63 South Street
Hingham Event: Star Wars
Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 2 – 4pm
Place: Hingham Public Library

Rockland Event: Apollo Men’s Club Chorus
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: First Congregational Church
Enjoy all the positives of the south shore of Boston. Feel free to contact Alice Pierce through her website, email or telephone 781-724-7622 about articles, community information for Hingham, MA, Cohasset, MA, Hull, MA, Norwell, MA and any other south shore towns.

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