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In Hingham neighborhoods: October events to delight, surprise, and thrill

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 20, 2011 12:04 PM

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Oct. 20 – Mystical and Spiritual Culture of China
A class taught by Michael Tsang examines the essence of traditional Chinese culture.

According to the town’s website, it’s a look into if the current culture would survive pass totalitarian rule. The class will also introduce an effort of the New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts that is helping to bring to life the traditional ancient culture.

Oct. 20-23 – Haunted Rides at Derby Street Shoppes
Derby Street Shoppes is getting in a Halloween mood with a series of events during the next two weekends, sure to delight, scare, and entertain audiences from across the South Shore.

It all starts with the Haunted Rides from this Thursday through Sunday.

According to a release, The Hidden Pond will be transformed for an evening full of Halloween characters and a haunted house. Visitors will be brought around the pond, crafted into a spooky haunted house. Fingers crossed that you come out the other side alive!

Despite the potential scare factor, event organizers assure visitors that the event is open for kids of all ages.

“A whole host of spooky characters will entertain and enchant visitors at Hidden Pond during the Haunted Rides,” said Niamh O’Maille, marketing coordinator at Derby Street Shoppes. “I hope families will be able to join us for the festivities as events are suitable for children of all ages so it promises to be a lot of fun.”

Oct. 22, Halloween kids day
Halloween Kids Day will feature Halloween food activity and treat for the kids, including face painting and a ‘Find the Hidden Ghouls’ Scavenger Hunt. There will also be pumpkin carving outside of Whole Foods at the Derby Street Shoppes.

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Charron giving a demonstration of his work. (Photo courtesy of Hingham Public Library)

Oct. 22 – Artist T.A. Charron's talk at Hingham Library

Charron will speak about his paintings and drawings on display as well as answer questions about his career.

He has studied with painters Norman Baer and Walter Marks at the Art Istitute of Boston, graduating in 1972. Since then, he has completed additional studies in sculpture at Providence College and stone lithography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Oct. 23 – Pumpkin Fun Run and Family Day
Sunday, Oct. 23 will begin with a Pumpkin Fun Run at 11 a.m., supported by the Rotary Club of Hingham and Hull. Participants can register online here.

Registration is $10 per applicant.

The day will also include story time, pumpkin decorations, and Boo Town Academy, where children will learn to make broomsticks with a specially trained teacher who will teach students the “art of flying”.

Additionally, “Back On My Feet, a Boston non-profit supporting homeless people, will also host the Back On My Feet Mile at Derby Street from Recreation Road to Hidden Pond at 11.30am,” the release said.

To register for this race: www.racemenu.com/bomfmile

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A painting done by Dianne Panarelli Miller showcases her oil portraiture skills.

Oct. 23 – Hingham Arts Walk

Artists from around the South Shore will be set up around Hingham Square from noon till 5 p.m. The event features over 60 artists 30 businesses, music, dance, history, and much more.

Acclaimed South Shore Artist Dianne Panarelli Miller will also be set up at the South Street Gallery in Hingham, offering ½ hour portrait sketching for the public from noon till 4 p.m.

The cost of the work will start at $100. Sketches will be done in oil paints.

This event is free and open to the public.

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