Marshfield Mariner, January 26th, 2017
My big fat gypsy moth: Gypsy moths stripped more than 350,000 acres of trees in Massachusetts alone this year as their populations exploded. The culprit – the lack of rain in the spring which prevented the spread of a fungus that usually keeps the number of gypsy moth caterpillars under control. Join Joe Elkinton, an invasive forest insect researcher from UMass Amherst, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell, to learn about how trees and other species are being impacted by this outbreak.
Get out of the house: The Furnace Brook Middle School DC Trip Fundraising Committee is offering a Parent’s Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 the Cask N’ Flagon. The committee if working to make sure every student who wants to attend the eighth grade trip to DC is able to go. There will be a full taco bar, raffles, silent auction, lottery board and cash bar. The event is open to all adults, not only parents of the eighth grade class, and tickets cost $25.
Laugh for a good cause: The Marshfield High School Backstage Boosters, along with Marshfield’s own Chrissy Kelleher, are hosting a “Night of Comedy” fundraiser for adults only at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Haddad’s. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission cost $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or quite easily through PayPal via this link: mhsbackstageboosters.org. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tap your toes: Come join Jack Craig for Musical Monday at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Marshfield Council on Aging. The Story of Swing Early Years will cover music from 1910 into the 1950’s, including the dance bands that left an amazing footprint on American culture. During the ‘swing era’, band leaders developed their own theme or signature songs, and singers emerged as superstars. This program covers the early years of swing music and features Fred Waring, Paul Whiteman, Isham Jones, Duke Ellington, Ted Lewis, Mildred Bailey, Cliff Edwards, and Skinnay Ennis and more. Donation $2.
Take in local art: A student show sponsored by the North River Arts Society will be on display until March 10 at the Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza. The show features 24 student artists, who have created work using different types of painting and drawing techniques.