Ham, Bean Supper At Wollaston Congregational Church

Wollaston Congregational Church, UCC will host a Ham and Bean Supper on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Social Hall at 48 Winthrop Street (off of Beale Street), Quincy.

For reservations or questions, email church.secretary@church.net.

The supper will include cider, brown bread, baked ham, baked beans, roast potatoes, glazed carrots and apple crisp.

Advance tickets will be sold each Sunday after the 10 a.m. service, and the night of the supper on a first come, first serve basis.

Ticket prices:  Adults $12, teens $5, children 12 and under free.

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Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 4

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 17th Annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St., Quincy.

Proceeds from the Beechwood Knoll School’s Fall Festival go towards books for the classrooms and library, computer equipment, educational materials, field trips and other classroom necessities.

The festival will feature food, arts & crafts, games, cake walk, nails, tattoos and face painting, silent auctions, raffles, pony rides and Kiddy Carnival Rides.

All are welcomed.  The event will be held rain or shine.

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Quincy Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications

Quincy Arts Council is accepting applications for Massachusetts Cultural Council 2015 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants. The LCC grants are the primary means by which the state funds cultural activities in local communities.

Organizations, individuals, and schools engaged in providing programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Quincy may apply.  The deadline for applying is Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Application forms, guidelines, instructions, and a list of 2014 recipients are available on-line at www.mass-culture.org/quincy.  Applicants must use the current application form and follow both state and local instructions.

Applicants must submit one original completed application and 12 copies, along with one copy of any optional support materials.

Applications should be submitted to Quincy Arts Council, c/o Quincy Historical Society, Adams Academy Building, 8 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169.  Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than Oct. 15.  Applications may also be hand delivered to Quincy Historical Society no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Faxed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.

Persons who still have questions after reviewing the information available on-line may call Quincy Historical Society at 617 773-1144; callers should say that they are inquiring about the “Quincy Arts Council.”

Quincy Arts Council will hold a Public Information and Input Meeting Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Academy Building, 8 Adams St.

This will be an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and offer reactions and recommendations about the Council’s mission and the application and grant-making process.

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Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed

Literacy Volunteers-Quincy needs volunteer tutors for one-on-one instruction to adults in basic reading and writing.

Those interested are invited to attend a Literacy Orientation to find out more about the program. Orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information, call Mary at 617-376-1314 or email her at quliteracy@ocln.org.

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South Shore YMCA Gala, Auction Nov. 1

The South Shore YMCA will hold its 14th annual Enchanted Evening Gala and Auction Saturday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 1 p.m. at Lombardo’s in Randolph.

The event will feature dinner, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions to benefit the South Shore YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

The Enchanted Evening Auction will open for bidding online in October.

Emcee and auctioneer will be Billy Costa, news and entertainment reporter on Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning radio show.

The South Shore YMCA’s campaign provides financial assistance, programs and services for all.

Tickets are $175 per person and will be available online beginning in September.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ssymca.org/donations.

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