Join historian Bob Begin when he presents “Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton – The Race To The South Pole” on Tuesday, Nov 15. at 7 p.m. at the Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree.
Begin will take us back to 1900, when Antarctica was the last unexplored portion of the world and unclaimed by any country.
Explorers Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, and Ernest Shackleton were colleagues and rivals. They faced death and hardships and took great risks in search of fame, glory, and riches. Hear the story of how they overcame unparalleled obstacles and physical hardships in their quests to reach the South Pole.
All programs are free and open to the public.
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Quincycles is hosting its first ‘Cranksgiving’ bike ride on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.
Cranksgiving is an opportunity for cyclists to give back to their community. For this year’s event, participants will bike to at least four local markets to buy needed supplies for Interfaith Social Services and the Quincy Animal Shelter.
The unguided ride is free, but participants will use their own money to buy the supplies. Participants of this bike-powered food drive should meet at Interfaith Social Services, 105 Adams St., Quincy at 9 a.m. to pick up the list of needed food-pantry and pet-friendly items and return to the same spot by 11:45 a.m. Parking near the site is limited.
Participants with receipts from at least four different markets will be entered into a raffle for prizes from Anderson Bicycle. Participants can ride in groups or on their own.
Visit www.quicycles.org for more information on the event and to review ride guidelines.
Monetary donations to Interfaith Social Services and the Quincy Animal Shelter can be made through their websites or at www.quincycles.org. Quincycle’s Cranksgiving logo (above) was designed by Quincy High School student Zachary Bakalos.
Quincycles is a group of Quincy residents advocating for bicycle infrastructure on our city streets and promoting responsible bicycling as a means of transportation, recreation, and exercise in Quincy. Contact Quincycles@gmail.com with questions.
The Quincy Lions Club has partnered with Leonardo’s Salon, located at 620 Hancock St. Quincy, to help raise much needed funds for the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
Hurricane Matthew affected several areas, including the Caribbean and the United States. It was the deadliest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 2005.
Many main roads are impassible and many bridges have been washed away. Food and drinking water are in short supply and many of those who need aid the most are still waiting for it to arrive.
Quincy Lions Club President Amy Huber said funds raised by Leonardo’s Salon will be used to support those in need in affected areas. She said Lions have been working to not only provide immediate relief (food, water, and medicines), but also long-term rebuilding support.
Leonardo’s Salon is raffling off over $250 of services and products to help support the Quincy Lions Club efforts. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Leonardo’s Salon 620 Hancock St., Quincy.
Join Glad Tidings Church Walk for Water at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham.
The fundraising goal for this year’s event is $10,000. All donations benefit Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas. Water Mission will use the funds to drill a well and construct the plumbing infrastructure at Enkeriyian Primary School in rural Kenya.
To sign up for the Walk or to make a donation, visit elev8water.org or call 617-773-9797.
The Walk for Water promotes awareness of the global water crisis while raising funds to provide sustainable safe water around the world. During the approximately three-mile walk, participants are encouraged to carry a bucket of water to symbolize the burden that millions of women and children bear every day as they collect dirty water in developing countries.
The Enkeriyian community in Rural Kenya does not have clean water. Kids are always sick and miss school because of water-related illnesses.
For more information about the Glad Tidings Church Walk for Water, visit
elev8water.org or contact Renny Varughese at 617-773-9797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.