A nonprofit organization for substance abuse recovery is hosting an outdoor music festival in Scituate. South Shore Peer Recovery is throwing the “Recovery Rocks” festival on Aug. 23 at Bulman Marine in Scituate Harbor from 6 to 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit the organization’s new Recovery Center. The lineup features the James Montgomery Blues Band and local talents such as Border Road and the Danny DL Lynch Band. There will also be food from local restaurants and caterers, raffles, and stories of hope in recovery. This event is alcohol-free. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at southshorepeerrecovery.com.
A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was open 24 hours a day from July 25 to July 29 at Union Point in Weymouth. The South Shore Friends of the Wall that Heals organized the event at 26 Memorial Grove Ave., one of only two stops the wall replication made in the state. Visitors were encouraged to make paper rubbings of some of the more than 58,000 names on the wall, just as visitors do at the original wall in Washington, D.C. At the Mobile Education Center, digital photos of hometown heroes were displayed. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation’s In Memory Program also displayed digitized images of veterans who died after coming home from the war for reasons related to their service. Visit www.facebook.com/SouthShoreTheWallThatHeals.
The town of Rockland was awarded a Green Community Competitive Grant by the Baker-Polito administration. The $210,531 grant will go toward funding important energy- and cost-saving measures, such as LED lighting retrofitting. Rockland has been a part of the Green Community since 2013, and this is its fourth grant award from the Department of Energy Resources. Visit www.mass.gov/news.
Cyclists will gather in Dedham to participate in the 7th Ride for Food on Sept. 23 to benefit food charities, including A Place to Turn, Dedham Food Pantry, Food Link, The Food Project, and many more. The ride begins and ends at the Noble and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive. Early bird registration costs $75, and goes up to $100 starting Sept. 9 though the day of the race. Riders are encouraged to reach a $1,000 goal, but it is not mandatory. Registration is limited to the first 350 riders. For those who don’t want to ride one of the 10-, 25-, or 50-mile routes, Rev’d Indoor Spinning will offer a spinning class for the same registration fee of $75. Visit threesquaresne.org.
The Brockton Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently formed a new Women in NAACP Committee (WIN). Courtney Henderson will chair the new committee. Henderson wrote in a statement that she hopes to create an environment that helps women of all ages grow, advance, and bond as a community through programming and events. The new committee will be discussed in more detail at the next Brockton Area NAACP general meeting on Aug. 27.