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Fourth of July local events

July 1, 2011

A photo of last year's Wood Estates Apple Blossom Parade. Daily Times file photo.

There are a number of local events this weekend.

Scituate Block Party - On Sunday, July 3, the Scituate Block Party will start at 5 p.m.
They will close off Main Street in front of the Hope-Jackson Fire Station, 117 Main St., Scituate, to vehicle traffic.
People will be able to walk and sit and enjoy the festivities.
They will be giving away free clam chowder as they do every year and also selling clam cakes, cold drinks, hotdogs, hamburgers and chips.
Also on Sunday, at about 9 or 9:15 p.m. they will put on “a massive fireworks display.”

Olde Hope Day - New this year, Olde Hope Day will take place at the same time as the Scituate Block Party. Organized by the Hope Historical Society it will take place on the Hope Village Green, right up the street from the Hope-Jackson Fire Station, 117 Main St., Scituate.
In addition to live music and the sale of other historical items, they will be raffling off a Maxwell Mays print.
Olde Hope Day is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Sunday, July 3.
There will be a concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “The Lucky Band” will perform folk, country and patriotic music.

Scituate Old Home Days - In continuing tradition, the Scituate Old Home Days will take place on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. right next to the Old Congregational Church on Route 116 in North Scituate.
The night before, on Sunday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m., the Old Fiddlers will play at the gazebo on Route 116 in North Scituate.
They will have a water balloon toss, hug-a-bunny, pony rides, Simon says, a hula hoop contest, pie eating contests, checkers, musical chairs—“everything that is olden days."
At 12 noon, they will announce the Scituate citizen of the year, chosen from nominations from the community.
The event is free and open to the public.

Apple Blossom Parade - The annual July 4, Apple Blossom Parade will take place again this year at 10 a.m. in the neighborhood of Wood Estates in Coventry.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on the corner of Apple Blossom Lane and Jack Pine Road.
The route will take them up Apple Blossom Lane.
They will then take a left on Wood Cove Drive, a left on Kingswood Drive, a left on Peach Tree Lane and then a left onto Jack Pine Road and back to the start.

Johnson’s Pond Fireworks Display - For possibly the last time, the Johnson’s Pond Civic Association will be holding their annual fireworks show over Johnson’s Pond at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4.
The firework show, set to start at 9:30 p.m., is organized by John Giusti, a resident of Johnson’s Pond.
Giusti said that fundraising didn’t come in this year as it normally does and that if they don’t get increased donations, this will probably be the last year.
“We got half the amount we need to put on the show,” Giusti said.
The rest had to be taken out of the general fund of the association, which they can’t keep doing, Giusti said.
He said that with the close to 50,000 people from around the area that watch the show, it is “pretty sad we can’t come up with enough money to put on this celebration.”
For those who don’t live on the pond, spectators often gather at Coventry High School to watch the display.
The fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, over Johnson’s Pond.


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