Library Announces 2016 Summer Concerts on the Lawn

The Thomas Crane Public Library will host its popular summer concerts on the lawn series in July.

Concerts will take place Thursday evenings during July from 7 to 8 p.m. on the lawn, 40 Washington St. If it rains, the concert will move inside to the library’s atrium.

This year Discover Quincy is also sharing their giant lawn games, so come show your friends you are at Connect Four and Corn Hole.

Here’s the lineup:

July 7: The Lenny Solomon Band

July 14: Peter Kilpatrick

July 21: Boston Road

July 28: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet

July 7: The Lenny Solomon Band

Join the Lenny Solomon Band for a great evening of socially conscious country/city/blues/folk music on the lawn.Lenny Solomon’s style has been compared to early Bob Dylan. He began his career in the late 1960s and has shared bills with many touring performers including Bonnie Raitt, Chris Smither, and Spider John. He is first and foremost a storyteller and his song-writing skills have earned many awards. Lenny recently stopped by the QATV studio to tell us more about what to expect:

July 14: Peter Kilpatrick

Join Peter Kilpatrick for a great evening of original guitar-driven pop rock on the lawn. Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and his music has been featured on NBC’s The Office, Parks and Recreation and New Girl. He has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Guster and others, performing over 1,400 shows to date!

July 21: Boston Road

Join Boston Road for a great evening of bluegrass on the lawn. Boston Road is:

Claude Galinsky, mandolin / vocals

Rick Posch, bass / vocals

Matt Valencius, banjo

Kristin Vegeto, vocals

Pete Vegeto, guitar / vocals

Boston Road’s traditional and modern bluegrass music features a groove they call “the engine”. It’s the result of Pete Vegeto’s rhythm guitar working with Rick Posch’s standup bass and Claude Galinsky’s vintage mandolin. Instrumentally, the band also features Matt Valencius’ banjo. Singer Kristen Vegeto, along with Pete, Claude and Rick do the Roadsters’ vocal duties, providing powerful two-, three- and four-part harmonies.

July 28: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet

Join Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Quintet for a great evening with the Great American Songbook on the lawn. Paul is a local vocalist (Braintree) who interprets the timeless music of the Great American Songbook with meaning and authority. With piano man John Capavella, Paul is the co-producer and featured host/vocalist for “Songbook” a popular BCAM-TV music program that has aired since 1999. As an entertainer, Paul makes frequent appearances at outdoor concerts, senior citizen residences and private and public events.

For more information, visit or call 617-376-1316.

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Bill Dunn Jr. Memorial Road Race June 25

The Bill Dunn Jr. Memorial Road Race will be held Saturday, June 25 in Houghs Neck.

The event is a great time for friends and family of Bill Dunn Jr. to gather in honor of his life and share memories with each other.  This is the 10th year the Road Race is being held and each year the support and participation is remarkable.

Registration for the annual event will begin at 7 a.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Hall on Darrow Street in Quincy.  Those interested can participate in a 5 mile run or 2 mile walk beginning at 9 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st Place Male/Female Runner and 1st Houghs Neck Resident Male/Female Runner.  The first 300 people to register will receive a free race T-shirt.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Bill Dunn Jr. Memorial Scholarship which has provided scholarships to Quincy High School students, donations to Childrens Hospital, Manets Youth Football and other local organizations.

The registration fee is $30 for runners however for those that sign up before June 20th, the registration fee is $25.  The registration fee is $20 for walkers prior to June 20th, after June 20th the fee is $25, children walking are free.

Registration forms are available on line at and can be mailed to: Bill Dunn Jr. Memorial Road Race, 105 Edgewater Dr., Quincy, MA 02169.  You can also register online at or

For more information contact Margaret Dunn at 617-471-9075.

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Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser At Atherton Hough School June 18


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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

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