Free Lecture On Cotton Mather Oct. 24

Eastern Nazarene College will present a free history lecture on Cotton Mather at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Munro Hall on its main campus in Quincy. The public is invited to attend.

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Rick Kennedy, who will draw from his forthcoming book The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather. A history professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Kennedy has authored numerous books, chapters and articles, with a special emphasis on colonial America.

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Hancock Cemetery Gravestone Restoration Topic Oct. 22

Ta Mara Conde, conservator of the Hancock Cemetery gravestone restoration project, will give a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., reviewing before and after images of select stones and discussing the methods she used to preserve them.

Ed Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Quincy Historical Society, will lead a walk through Hancock Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. (rain date Sunday, October 26, 2pm)  to view gravestones and explore the different designs used by carvers at different time periods.

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.

Meet at the cemetery entrance to the left of City Hall, 1305 Hancock St.

For more information, call 617-472-0799.

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Cause 4 Paws Run, Walk Oct. 19

Quincy Animal Shelter will hold its annual Cause 4 Paws 5K Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk, Sunday, Oct. 19 at Squantum Point Park, Marina Bay.

The fundraising event will be emceed by Sorboni Banerjee from FOX News.

The USATF sanctioned 5K Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk will also offer a best dog Halloween costume contest, a dog agility course, Quincy Police K9 demonstration, raffles, prizes, vendors, refreshments, a professional pet photographer booth and more.

The event will be held rain or shine.

People of all ages are invited to take part. Registration begins at  8:30 a.m., run starts at 10 a.m. and walk at 10:15 a.m. Suggested donation of $30 per person and free for children under 12.

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Adams National Historical Park To Celebrate John Quincy Adams Oct. 11

Adams National Historical Park will host a full day of free programs Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset to celebrate John Quincy Adams and his lifelong interest in the sciences.

The celebration will highlight the Sixth President’s dedication to the science of astronomy, and his desire to build what he called “lighthouses of the sky.”  View John Quincy’s own telescope, his celestial globe, and a collection of his astronomy books from the collections at Adams NHP, and a portrait of John Quincy holding his telescope on loan from the Hingham Historical Society.

View the Night Sky in the Portable Planetarium provided by the Museum of Science, Boston and located in the Adams Carriage House.  Explore Black Holes & Big Bangs with author and science educator Carolyn DeCristofano.

Practice Shoebox Science with Sara Schechner, Curator of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University and make a sun dial you can wear on your wrist.  Take a Tour of the Universe with Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory.  Marvel at the Transit of Venus with author Andrea Wulf and go Stargazing at sunset with the South Shore Astronomical Society.

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Scouting Family Fun Day Oct. 5

The Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Scouts of Quincy will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pageant Field on Merrymount Parkway.

Various Scout units from all over Quincy will be showing off what Scouting is all about for girls and boys of all ages from 7 to 18.  Scouting is a program that helps develop character, citizenship, and physical, mental, and spiritual fitness through a variety of activities that bring families together.

All Quincy residents and their families are invited to come and see what Scouts do and how they might become involved.

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