5 Things to do in and Around Hingham This Weekend
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1) Hingham Scramble Sign Up
There is still room to play golf! The Hingham Scramble Championship is coming up on Monday, October 17th at the South Shore Country Club and helps to fund capital improvements on the golf course. The goal is to improve several tee boxes, make some hazard repairs and cart path upgrades. The event starts at 12 noon and you can opt to participate in golf and dinner, tennis and dinner, or dinner and the evening’s activities. There will be live and silent auctions, a raffle for a SSCC golf membership, and more. It is hoped that this can become an annual Hingham event.
2) Hingham Library: Afternoon with Authors
Hingham Library’s “Afternoon with the Author” series presents John Dobbyn, author of legal thriller, Fatal Odds, on Sunday, October 9th starting at 3:00 pm. Dobbyn will discuss and read from his newest legal thriller, Fatal Odds, praised by Booklist as, “a very entertaining entry in what one hopes will be a long-running series.” Fatal Odds is a novel about two criminal defense attorneys representing a jockey in a murder charge resulting from a fixed race in Boston. The case involves a conflict between two Puerto Rican crime gangs and the Italian Mafia involved in the illicit trade of endangered species. Dobbyn has published 25 short stories and in 2007 his first Knight/Devlin novel, Neon Dragon, was publishedand is currently being produced as a movie.
For more information please visit the Hingham Library website.
3) Glastonbury Abbey Meet the Monks and Nona’s Ice Cream
On Saturday, October 8th, Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham’s Benedictine Monastery, 16 Hull Street (Route 228, just across Route 3-A) is inviting you to come meet the monks and see what the Abbey is all about. From 11:00 am until 3 pm you can come tour the gorgeous grounds, see the goats, see the church and meet the monks. There will be homemade chili, hot dogs and baked goods, as well as activities for children and some live music by the Dave Foley Band. Stay for desert and sample some Nona’s ice cream. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
For more information please call 781-749-2155, ext. 300, or visit the Glastonbury Abbey website.
4) Pumpkin Patch
It’s time to get your pumpkins in time for Halloween. The Pumpkin Patch at Second Parish in Hingham, 685 Main Street, opens this weekend, Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm you can purchase locally grown pumpkins of all sizes, mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, unique and weird gourds, cornstalks and chrysanthemums. The bonus is you can also buy homemade apple pies.
For more information please call the Second Parish at 781-749-1671 or visit the Second Parish in Hingham website.
5) Monthly Hike with the Trail Guy
On Sunday, October 9th, Malcolm MacGregor, the Trail Guy, leads a walk at Willow Brook Farm, 99 Barker Street in Pembroke starting at 10:00 am. Walk through multiple habitats of this brook-side preserve including the Red Maple swamp, boardwalks, mixed hardwood forest, rare open grassland, giant ant mounds, and more. Also climb the lookout tower to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic White Cedar stand and maybe a soaring eagle or hawk. This is a preserve you will want to visit again and again! The hike is relatively flat, and will be about 3 miles in total. While this event is free, registration is required.
For more information please visit the Wildlands Trust Events website.
Hingham Event: Hingham Scramble Sign Up
Date: Sign up now for golf
Time: Before October 17th
Place: South Shore Country Club
Hingham Event: Afternoon with the Author
Time: 3 PM
Place: Hingham Library
Hingham Event: Glastonbury Abbey Open House
Time: 11 – 3
Place: Glastonbury Abbey
Hingham Event: Pumpkin Patch
Date: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 9 – 5
Place: Second Parish in Hingham
Pembroke Event: Willow Brook Farm Hike
Time: 10 AM
Place: Willow Brook Farm
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