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Plymouth DPW schedules Sewer Force Main Project paving work
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Department of Public Works seeks to notify the public of scheduled paving work related to the town‚Äôs Redundant Sewer Force Main Project.
Barring inclement weather and any unforeseen circumstances, paving operations are scheduled to be underway from Aug. 27-29, progressing as follows:
Aug. 27: Work is expected to begin at the intersection of Lothrop and Water streets and then continue to sections of Lothrop Street, Court Street, Allerton Street and Alden Street.
Aug. 28: Work will resume on Alden Street and sections of Westerly Road.
Aug. 29: Work will progress from Westerly Road to Braley Road.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate through routes to avoid the construction work area, if possible. Detour routes will be posted and police details will be available to assist with traffic, but periodic delays should be expected within the limits of the project, throughout the work period. As always, residents should use extreme caution in traveling through the road construction area.
General questions regarding this project may be directed to the town‚Äôs DPW 508-830-4162, ext. 12101, during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth gala
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth will present its annual gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the 1620 Hotel, 180 Water St. This year‚Äôs gala will feature dinner, a DJ, silent and live auctions and raffles. The live auction will include a Wall of Wine, Pinehills golf, dining out and more. This event is sponsored by Dennison Lubricants.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is accepting sponsorships for the gala and ads for the program booklet. To become a sponsor, or to purchase an ad, visit Habitat of Greater Plymouth‚Äôs website at http://hfhplymouth.org, or call the office at 508-866-4188.
Tickets are $65 per person if purchased before Sept. 15, and $75 per person after that. To purchase a full table, the price is $600 and a full table seats 10 people. Tickets are available at the Habitat of Greater Plymouth office, located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver and on the website. For more information on the gala or how to volunteer, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth website.
Antiquarian Summer Fair
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Hedge House Museum, 126 Water St., will host its Antiquarian Summer Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Shoppers can find attic treasures, vintage jewelry, books, homemade goodies and other bargains. There will also be homemade treats at the bake table.
Admission is free. Tickets are available for the annual Antiquarian raffle; prizes include a mini folding bike and an Apple iPad. The raffle drawing will take place at 2:30 p.m.; ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
Early birds are admitted at 9:30 a.m. for $10. All proceeds benefit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the town‚Äôs largest historic preservation organization. Tours of the historic Hedge House are available from 2 to 6 p.m.; admission is $6 per person or free for Plymouth residents.
For more information about the Society‚Äôs events and activities, visit http://plymouthantiquariansociety.org, call 508-746-0012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art & Music on North Street
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Bay Cultural District will present its second Art & Music on North Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 up and down North Street.
This free event will feature visual artists, street musicians, art demonstrations, children events and acapella groups up and down North Street, at Plymouth Center for the Arts and The Mayflower Society. For more information, http://plymouthbayculture.org.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs 2018 Plymouth Waterfront Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25. It will include more than 200 crafter and vendor booths, the 13th Annual Motor Head‚Äôs Cruise-In Car Show, The Ducky Dash Race, Kids FUN Zone, including games and inflatables, and live entertainment.
The 2018 Plymouth Waterfront Festival will be held on Water Street along Plymouth‚Äôs waterfront. The 13th Annual Motor Head‚Äôs Cruise-In Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plimoth Grist Mill, off Summer Street. DJ Mike Gioscia will be spinning tunes during the Cruise-In Car Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ducky Dash will be held at Brewster Gardens at 4 p.m. Entertainment will take place at Brewster Gardens from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on the Plimoth Grist Mill stage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Back to School Drop, Shop
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South, will host a Back to School Drop and Shop at which parents can drop their children off with Miss Tricia to get their school shopping done, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25.
The kids, ages 3-12, will make their own ‚ÄúMy First Day of School‚ÄĚ sign and write what they love the most about school. Movie, snack and drinks are included. Children must be potty-trained.
Cost is $8 per child for members and $12 per child for nonmembers. Register online at http://oldcolonyymca.org/plymouth. Registration is required; space is limited to a maximum of 35 children. For more information, contact Tammy Buffalo-Ellis at email@example.com or 508-927-3100, ext. 102.
Awesome Togetherhood Project
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South, hosts an Awesome Togetherhood Project in August, beginning with a Backpack Drive and School Supplies for children in need. Items can be dropped off at the branch and donors do not have to be a member to donate.
Edaville weekend specials
CARVER ‚ÄĒ Edaville Family Theme Park will host Pete the Cat Weekend Aug. 25-26. In addition, Edaville Family Theme Park hosts a show every operational day in Thomas Land at Tidmouth Sheds with Sir Topham Hat himself. For more information, visit http://edaville.com.
Super Sale at Thrifty Lily
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Thrifty Lily, 126 S. Meadow Road, will host a Super Sale for the month of August. Everything in the shop is half price.
The Thrifty Lily has over 200 skeins of new yarn that are $1 per skein. All shorts, T-shirts and tank-tops are $1 each. Jeans are 50 cents and shoes are $1.50-$2.50. Infant and baby clothes now 25 cents each. Blankets, sheets, curtains and household and kitchen items will be for sale, as well as jewelry and small appliances. Religious items, framed art and prints and puzzles and games will be available.
The Thrifty Lily is a thrift shop run by volunteers from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church. Hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. A bake sale is always held at the Saturday sale.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ British Beer Company provides entertainment at 2294 State Road. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/cedarville.
Aug. 25: Alyshia Shanahan Belise, 9 p.m.
Aug. 26: Summer Concert Series w Jeff Rosen, 1 p.m.
Aug. 29: Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Aug. 31: Matt Audette, 9 p.m.
Summer Hymn Sings
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The summer Hymn Sings will conclude at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at South Pond Chapel on Long Pond Road: the Rev. Gary Marks, retired, will lead on “Old Home Day” with accompanist Elizabeth Reilly.
South Pond Chapel was built in 1870 as a Union Evangelical church for residents of the village at South Pond in Plymouth. Since 1955, the 148-year old Chapel has been a mission of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth, offering a place for people of all denominations to gather to sing their favorite old-time hymns and gospel songs together, and to hear special music. South Pond Chapel suffered roof and ceiling damage from storms over the past few winters. The roof has been replaced, and interior damage repaired with donations and hard work by the “Friends of South Pond Chapel.” For more information, visit http://fbcplymouth.com/worship/south-pond-chapel-summer-hymn-sings.
Edaville summer reading promotion
CARVER ‚ÄĒ Edaville Family Theme Park will reward outstanding academic performance by offering free admission to students up to the eighth grade who have completed their summer reading. Students will receive one free admission with the purchase of a 4 and older gate admission ticket every Monday in August. For more information, visit http://edaville.com/promotions/summer-reading-reward-7.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ British Beer Company provides entertainment at 6 Middle St. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/plymouth.
Aug. 28: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.
Aug. 29: Open Mic upstairs, 7 p.m.
SSCAC Executive Committee meeting
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The South Shore Community Action Council Inc., 71 Obery St., will hold its executive committee meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 29. For more information, contact Jack Cocio, CEO, at 508-747-7575, ext. 6238.
2018 Project Arts summer concert series
PLYMOUTH – The Project Arts of Plymouth free summer concert series will conclude at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at 134 Court St., the grounds of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available on the street, in the downtown lots and at the former Benny‚Äôs parking lot down the street. Food and beverage vendors will line the grounds. Aug. 29: Steve Smith & The Nakeds
Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market
PLYMOUTH ‚Äč‚ÄĒ Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave. Join nearly 50 producer-only vendors and discover locally grown foods, meet returning and new farmers, including four certified organic food-makers, artisans and local musicians. The outdoor season runs through October, rain or shine, on the grassy field at Plimoth Plantation‚Äôs River Street entrance.
‚ÄúCulinary Insights‚ÄĚ is held at 4 p.m. each Thursday, showcasing celebrated local chefs, food educators and health and wellness professionals demonstrating their talent in the kitchen and sharing their favorite seasonal recipes.
Old Colony YMCA Plymouth B-Fit event
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Old Colony YMCA Plymouth will host B-Fit from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays with instructor Bridget Dio at the Plymouth Farmer‚Äôs Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave.
B-Fit is a family-friendly group workout that will get everyone moving. This class uses sports conditioning moves and games to improve cardiovascular endurance, agility and muscular strength. Working out as a family helps children set up a foundation for continued physical activity later in life, it also gives adults a chance to show the youth just how strong they can be.
2018 summer concert series
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Free Thursday summer concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Chamber of Commerce lawn, 134 Court St. by downtown Plymouth. The change in venue is due to Pilgrim Memorial Park work being done this season.
The schedule is as follows:
Aug. 30: Moonlight Serenaders
Sept. 6: Legion Bud Band
Postponed concerts will be held the following Tuesday.
Edaville offers military appreciation deals
CARVER ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄčEdaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., has released the dates for the military appreciation deals that support not only those in service, but their families as well.
Upcoming dates include Aug. 31, Sept. 1-3, Oct. 5-8 and Nov. 16-19. With a valid ID, all active military personnel, including veterans, will receive free admission to the park. Immediate family members of the military members will receive 50 percent off of their full priced gate admission tickets. For more information, visit http://edaville.com.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Pilgrim Progress will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 and at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
This reenactment of the Pilgrims‚Äô Sabbath procession to worship begins at the Mayflower Society House. Costumed participants, many of whom are from the town of Plymouth and the surrounding communities, as well as visitors to the area, represent the 51 survivors of the first harsh winter of 1621. They will assemble to the beat of a drum. The Progress will proceed along the waterfront past Plymouth Rock, up Leyden Street to the site of the first fort meetinghouse on Burial Hill, where the Pilgrims met for worship. The Psalms sung are taken from ‚ÄúThe Book of Psalms‚ÄĚ by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth.
The passages read by Elder Brewster are usually from Governor Bradford‚Äôs ‚ÄúOf Plymouth Plantation‚ÄĚ or other Pilgrim sources. After the brief worship service, the march will continue down through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House on North Street.
For more information or to participate as a ‚ÄúPilgrim‚ÄĚ in one of the Friday evening events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page ‚ÄúThe Pilgrim Progress.‚ÄĚ
Entertainment at The Spire
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents eclectic entertainment at 25 1/2 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. The Spire is handicap accessible; parking is available street side and in public lots in close proximity. For more information, to order tickets online or to learn more about The Spire, call 508-746-4488, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Aug. 31: Seth Glier, 8 p.m., $20
Sept. 1: Spire Irish Festival featuring John Doyle Trio, 7 p.m., $30
Sept. 6: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 7: Dana Fuchs, 8 p.m., $28
Sept. 8: Vinnie Favorito‚ÄĒUnfiltered, 8 p.m., $25
Sept. 12: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 13: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 14: Rita Coolidge, 8 p.m., $60
Sept. 15: Jim Kweskin, 8 p.m., $22
Sept. 20: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 21: Scott Sharrard, 8 p.m., $20
Sept. 22: The Love Dogs, 8 p.m., $22
Sept. 26: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 27: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 28: Roomful of Blues, 8 p.m., $35
Sept. 29: Hal Ketchum, 8 p.m., $24
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ First Saturday takes place in downtown Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Saturday each month. Businesses in downtown Plymouth (Court and Main streets and Main Street Extension) stay open a little later and offer special deals. Shop, dine, visit museums, listen to live music throughout the streets and grab a deal. Look for the First Saturday flag displayed outside of all participating merchants‚Äô doors. Visit www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants. Next event: Sept. 1.
Pilgrim Hall Museum 194th Birthday Bash
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Residents are invited to celebrate the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum‚Äôs 194th birthday with a piece of birthday cake, served on the front portico from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Museum, 75 Court St.
Pilgrim Hall Museum was built as a community gathering place and as a resource on Plymouth history. Its original wing was designed by architect Alexander Parris, who was fond of the Greek Revival style and best known for Quincy Market in Boston. Pilgrim Hall Museum has welcomed visitors for nearly 200 years and is the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country.
Today, Pilgrim Hall Museum houses a world-class collection of the possessions of the Mayflower Pilgrims, artwork and objects that tell the story of early Plymouth, and changing exhibitions on a range of historical topics. The current exhibition, ‚ÄúWampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth,‚ÄĚ captures the vitality and persistence of the Wampanoag people of Patuxet through 10,000 years of lived experience to the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620. Displays of Native artifacts illustrate craft, trading networks, family and social experience, and maritime and agricultural lifeways.
In celebration of the 194th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of Pilgrim Hall, the museum will be open for free from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Executive Director Donna Curtin at email@example.com.
Tour Burial Hill
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents ‚ÄúBurial Hill: History in Progress,‚ÄĚ a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America‚Äôs oldest and most significant burying grounds.
Free tours are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January. Local historians and guides, including Stephen O‚ÄôNeill and Joyce Poremski, join Pilgrim Hall Museum Executive Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics.
The tour meets at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes, so wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel the tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
Sept. 1: ‚ÄúPlymoutheans Abroad: Stories of Overseas Travel‚ÄĚ with Anne Mason
Oct. 6: ‚ÄúFinding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hill‚ÄĚ with David Landon
Nov. 3: ‚ÄúThe Stonecarver‚Äôs Art‚ÄĚ with Donna Curtin
Dec. 1: ‚ÄúAnimal Tales‚ÄĚ with Anne Mason
Acoustic Nights concerts
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Acoustic Nights Summer Concert Series 11th season on the lawn of the 1809 Hedge House will conclude at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. with a concert featuring Austin & Elliott and Carlin Tripp.
The free concert series is a volunteer effort by the concert crew, relying on sponsorship and grants for funding. The 11th season is sponsored by Four String Films and Brewster Productions; the venue for the concert series has been generously donated for use by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. The series is supported in part by a grant from the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund. Full series information can be found at http://acousticnightsplymouth.com.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park schedule
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water St., has announced its 2018 Interpretive Programming schedule.
Park Walking Tours: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each tour lasts 30-40 minutes. Take a guided walk with park staff. Topics vary day to day. Check the flyer on the park kiosk for the description of each day‚Äôs events. Meet at the park kiosk near the bathroom.
It‚Äôs All About that Rock: Run throughout the day, check the A-frame next to the Rock for more details. World-famous Plymouth Rock is said to be the site of the Pilgrims‚Äô landing in 1620. In this 10-minute program, the group will discuss the reasons Plymouth Rock remains important today. Meet in the Plymouth Rock Portico.
All programs are free. Programs are appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 508-208-0675.
Mayflower Society House open for season
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow St., is open for the season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 7.
Kiwanis annual Labor Day Golf Tournament
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The 31st Annual Plymouth Kiwanis Labor Day Golf Tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 3 with a shotgun start at Squirrel Run Golf Course, 32 Elderberry Drive.
The event style will be Three Club Scramble. Participants will select the three clubs they will carry and only those three clubs may be used by any one player during entire tournament. No sharing clubs.
Cost is $75 per player and includes lunch at the Pavillion. For information or to sign up for the event as a player or sponsor, email email@example.com.
Kenneth Gloss to speak at Pilgrim Hall Museum
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, will give a free talk at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the newly restored Steinway Library of Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. Gloss will discuss the value of old and rare books. He is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS‚Äô ‚ÄúAntiques Roadshow,‚ÄĚ and will talk in part about the history of his bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.
Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the hunt, as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.
Following the talk and the Q&A session, he will give free verbal appraisals of books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston. For further information about this talk and more about book-collecting, appraisals and future free and open talks, call the store toll-free at 800-447-9595 or visit http://brattlebookshop.com.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď The next for haircuts for the homeless community in Plymouth will be 2-3 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. Peter‚Äôs Parish Hall, 10 Memorial Drive.
The Hairs to You Project was started in August 2016. The haircuts are provided by local hair stylists. For information, call Jeanne Hunter-McCartin at 781-336-6737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is being held at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 9: Judith Campbell and David DiSarro
Oct. 14: Non-poetry features: Timothy Gager, Daniel Lynn Watt and Virginia Young
Dec 2: John Ronan and Linda Thayer
22nd annual Cliff Walk
SAGAMORE BEACH ‚ÄĒ The ALS Family Charitable Foundation will present its 22nd Annual Cliff Walk for ALS Fundraiser, sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works, at 11 a.m. Sept. 9. Registration for this rain or shine event begins at 10 a.m.
Supporters are invited to spend the day on the Cape Cod Canal for a full day of fundraising, featuring the traditional scenic 7-mile walk along the canal, and activities for the whole family including a barbecue lunch, live musical entertainment by the Real Deal, raffles, prizes, games, a balloon man, face painting, a children‚Äôs playground and a tug of war competition.
To help patients and their families living with Lou Gehrig‚Äôs disease, participants should start gathering pledges immediately. Forms are available at http://alsfamily.org. Residents who would like to participate but are unable to gather pledges are welcome to join in the festivities for a $15 donation per person. Proceeds benefit the many In-House Patient Programs of the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.
For more information on the Foundation, the Cliff Walk or to download pledge sheets, call 508-759-9696 or visit the ALS Family Charitable Foundation website.
Plymouth Garden Club
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Garden Club will resume its meetings at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Chiltonville Church, 6 River St. Social time starts at 12:15 p.m. The program for the meeting will be ‚ÄúWelcome to Fall,‚ÄĚ presented by floral designer Mary Huntoon who will create six floral arrangements. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.
PCA Late Summer Art Show
MANOMET ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Center for the Arts will hold its Late Summer Art Show, Heat Wave, through Sept. 19 at the Simes House, 29 Manomet Point Road.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. At the same time, art classes and art camps continue at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Russell Gallery, 11 North St., Plymouth, and the Artisan Shop there is open for business. For more information, visit http://artsplymouth.org or call 508-746-7222.
Library ‚ÄėToday & Yesterday‚Äô exhibit
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., will present ‚ÄúToday & Yesterday,‚ÄĚ a collection of oil and watercolor paintings by Tony Visco and Carole E. Raymond, through Sept. 25. Attendees can enjoy floral interpretations created by The Plymouth Garden Club. For information, visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org or call 508-830-4250.
South Shore to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Alzheimer‚Äôs Association South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer‚Äôs will take place on Sept. 15 at Nelson Memorial Park, 235 Water St. Nearly 2,000 people are expected at this year‚Äôs event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer‚Äôs disease.
Walk participants will complete a 1.1-or 2.1-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer‚Äôs Association. Walk participants will also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
Sign up as a team captain, join a team, or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/SouthShore.
Library offers new senior programs
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., will off two senior programs, ‚ÄúYour Health Matters,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTravel & Learn for Active Seniors‚ÄĚ beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 15.
A light lunch will be available for those wishing to attend both programs. Certified health coach Colleen Carlson will talk about how the body works so that people can live their best lives as they age. Road Scholar ambassador Russ Kushner will discuss the benefits of traveling with Road Scholar and his many travel adventures across the globe. Participants are welcome to attend one or both programs. The Travel program begins at 1 p.m.
These free programs include a light lunch provided by Plymouth Senior Living by Sunrise. For more information, call Tom Cummiskey, outreach/senior services librarian, at 508-830-4250 or TTY 508-747-5882 or email email@example.com.
PHS Class of 1955 63rd reunion
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth High School Class of 1955 will hold its 63rd class reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at The East Bay Grille, 173 Water St. For more information, call either Margaret Grassi at 508-291-7734, Loretta Correa at 781-585-6643 or Patty Santos at 508-746-1750.
Josh Turner to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Country singer Josh Turner will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. He has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49-$79. Visit memorialhall.com/events for tickets or call 877-973-9613.
Senior legal planning workshops
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Law Office of Jonathan M. Graham & Associates P.C. will host two free senior legal planning workshops at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at 115 Court St., Suite 1, Plymouth.
The purpose of the workshops will be to help seniors make informed decisions and to be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending these workshops, seniors will learn about obstacles they could face when making such decisions. Graham will provide information that will keep seniors and their families in control and reduce costs. Reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations call Christine DelloRusso at 508-830-1120, ext. 16.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe senior sale
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will host a sale for seniors on the third Friday of each month. Mature shoppers will receive a 50 percent discount on all purchases. Next sale: Sept. 21.
The thrift shop carries a mix of gently used clothing for women and men; household goods; small furniture; accessories; artwork; and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Christ Church and the needs of the Greater Plymouth community. Donations are welcome when Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open. For details, call 508-746-4990.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact Christ Church Parish: 508-746-4959; firstname.lastname@example.org; christchurch-plymouth.org.
Dwight Yoakam coming to Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Spectacle Management will present Dwight Yoakam at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard‚Äôs Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam‚Äôs singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
Tickets for Dwight Yoakam are $49-$89. Tickets are available for purchase at http://memorialhall.com/ or at 617-531-1257.
Books and Blossoms
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The second Books and Blossoms event will be held Oct. 6-7 at the Plymouth Main Library, 132 South St., with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Fehlow room.
Over a dozen floral designers will interpret a book title with a table setting and a floral component. The public is invited to guess the title of the book represented from a list given at the door.
Refreshments will be available as well as live music. Admission is free during regular library hours. All donations will benefit the Plymouth Garden Club scholarship fund.
Hazardous waste collection
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ South Shore Recycling Cooperative will host a household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.
Residents of host towns may attend their own town’s collection at no charge, with proof of residency. Residents of Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth and Whitman may attend any SSRC collection at the town’s expense, with proof of residency. Residents of Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston and Plymouth must obtain a signed authorization form from their town’s responsible department to attend out of town collections at their town’s expense. Those towns may limit subsidized quantities. Residents from any town without authorization, and commercial generators, may attend any collection with a check made out to Stericycle Environmental.
Latex paint will not be accepted at this location. For details, including acceptable materials, go to http://southshorerecycling.org and click on Hazardous Waste, go to Town Hall for a flyer or call 781-329-8318.
Arlo Guthrie to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Concert presented by Spectacle Management. The career of Guthrie, a songwriter, singer, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, spans more than 50 years. Tickets are $59-$99. For information: 617-531-1257, memorialhall.com.
Imagination Movers to perform in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Imagination Movers, Disney’s Emmy Award-winning band, will perform at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Presented by local nonprofit Plymouth Rocks Events, the show will raise money to support local school music programs. The show is part of a full day of entertainment at Memorial Hall, culminating with Plymouth Rocks’ “Monster Bash” at night.
Plymouth Rocks Events has a mission to bring uniquely curated music and film events to Plymouth and raise money for school music programs across the region.
Tickets are on sale now at http://plymouthrocksevents.org or http://ticketfly.com, or call 877-987-6487.
Halloween Monster Bash
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Rocks Events will host its first Monster Bash on Oct. 27 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
The Monster Bash will feature two ’80s tribute bands: The Great Escape, a tribute to Journey, and Power of Love, a tribute to Huey Lewis and The News. The Monster Bash will also feature DJ Egon spinning classic ’80s hits, a special performance by The Thriller Dancers and a costume contest for attendees.
Earlier in the afternoon, Plymouth Rocks will host a show by the Imagination Movers, the Emmy Award-winning children’s band.
Plymouth Rocks Events, a nonprofit organization founded in 2016, has a mission to bring curated music and film events to Plymouth and raise money for school music programs across the region.
Tickets for The Monster Bash and Imagination Movers are on sale now. Visit http://plymouthrocksevents.org or http://ticketfly.com, or call 877-987-6487.
Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Spectacle Management will present the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at 7:20 p.m. Dec. 1 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of 10 and 14, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people.
Tickets are $39-$89. For information, visit www.memorialhall.com or call 617-531-1257.
Wampanoag exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth is on display at Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., illuminating the culture and lifeways of the Wampanoag people of Southeastern Massachusetts, including the significant contribution of Native women, as well as the continuing vitality of this Native community in the post-colonial age. Through Dec. 20, an expanded version of Wampanoag World will be displayed.
For information, call 508-746-1620 or visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org. The Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week every day February through December.
Admission: adults $12; seniors (62+) $10; children $8; families (two adults, two children) $30. Residents of Plymouth are admitted free.
Plymouth Water Division Consumer Confidence Report
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Water Division offers its 2017 Consumer Confidence Report at https://plymouth-ma.gov/sites/plymouthma/files/uploads/2017_water_quality_report.pdf.
Change to transfer station recycling
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Due to changes in the recyclables market, in an effort to better serve Plymouth residents, a change is in effect at the Manomet Transfer Station. The town requires glass to be separated from the commingled (tin, plastic, steel and aluminum) material taken to the transfer station. A separate container for glass will be available. A message board has been placed at the transfer station alerting residents of this change. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162, ext. 100.
Panthers‚Äô Cubhouse Preschool openings
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Panthers‚Äô Cubhouse Preschool at Plymouth South High School has openings for September 2018 fall enrollment. Children must be at least 3 years old and trained. Call BethAnn Orchard at 508-224-7512, ext. 1014, for more information.
Plymouth Bay Community Band accepting members
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Bay Community Band, a new community band supported by the Plymouth Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department, is accepting new members. The goal is to provide a high-quality, enjoyable musical experience to members and the greater Plymouth and South Shore communities. Directors and conductors are all band directors in PPS.
Anyone who plays a concert band instrument and high-school age or older can join. All skill levels are welcome. Rehearsals are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the band room at Plymouth Community Intermediate School, 117 Long Pond Road. There is no cost to join the band. To join, email email@example.com or send a Facebook message to Plymouth Bay Community Band.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Chrissy‚Äôs Charity is continuing to take donated rosaries, even broken, and two-ply yarn. The organization is always in need to send rosaries to missions and also give them to the local hospital or anyone in need.
The ladies in the Prayer Shawl Group make prayer shawls and prayer lap blankets for those in need. The group prays every day for those who receive these items and also for those who receive Prayer Bracelets. Drop off donations at both Rockland Trust Banks in Plymouth, on Pilgrim Hill Road and Court Street, and also at St. Mary’s church rectory. For information, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ As an all-volunteer committee, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has planned many initiatives to deliver more great programs and events to the region. The Cultural District is asking for donations to help the cause. Visit the Go Fund Me page at https://gofundme.com/plymouth-bay-cultural-district.
Plymouth Fragment Society
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Do you need help with rent, utility bills or other basic needs? The Plymouth Fragment Society offers assistance to Plymouth residents. To join or make a donation or for an application, mail to P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MA 02362 or visit the site at plymouthfragmentsociety.org or send email to email@example.com. The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds.
Pet food pantry
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď The Plymouth Salvation Army offers a pet food pantry for cats and dogs from 9 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at 8 Carver St. The pantry is sponsored by the Plymouth VCA and Hills Pet Nutrition. A veterinarian and vet tech will be onsite that morning to answer questions about pet health. Call the Salvation Army at 508-746-1559 with questions.
Nathan Hale welcomes veterans
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center hosts free coffee hours for veterans from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at its facility at 763 State Road in Plymouth. The center offers coffee, bagels, cake, donuts and other pastries. Friday is bakery day at the center, so veterans can pick up free bakery goods and as well as other free food and clothing. Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers provides gently used clothing, a food pantry and other free programming at this facility. For more information visit nathanhaleveteransoutreachcenter.com.
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Plymouth Area Community Television is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. The studio is located at 4 Collins Ave., Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit www.pactv.org for more information.
‚ÄėDelicious and Nutritious‚Äô
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Center for Active Living has partnered with chef Jerry Levine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and PACTV to bring viewers a new show called ‚ÄúDelicious and Nutritious.‚ÄĚ The show features simple, healthy meals. Levine and BID-Plymouth dietitian Marcia Richards work together and provide nutrition tips for seniors. In their first episode they prepare chicken salad.
The show can be seen on Plymouth‚Äôs Government Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47 at 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV‚Äôs YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: https://youtu.be/N_B9uJQhUxo. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
PACTV video production classes
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Area Community Television will offer free basic video production classes to its members in 2018. Attendees can choose from Introduction to Camcorder, Talk Show classes, Cooking show classes, Basic Studio classes and Editing Series using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Membership rates are $30 for an individual member or $15 for members younger than 18 or older than 62. Once the class is completed, students can can borrow the equipment or reserve the studios for free to create a video or show for the Community Channel that is seen in Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth on Comcast Channel 13 and Verizon Channel 43. Sign up at http://pactv.org/classes. For information, contact Kim Miot, director of community media, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-830-6999.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄĚNook News‚ÄĚ has a new episode all about seniors and reading. Plymouth Center for Active Living‚Äôs Beth Hadfield talked with Tom Cummiskey, Outreach and Senior Services librarian at Plymouth Public Library, where they discussed the library‚Äôs outreach program to seniors.
The show can be seen on the Plymouth Government Channels, Comcast 15/Verizon 47 on the following days and times: 8 a.m., 1 and 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV‚Äôs YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/kx4mOxLwqDo. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
‘Breaking the Cycle‚Äô
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ “Breaking the Cycle” is an ongoing series and will feature new episodes each month discussing the drug and opioid epidemic affecting Plymouth and the commonwealth. The show will also provide information about the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force and the steps being taking with local and state law enforcement to address this issue.
“Breaking the Cycle” can be seen on PACTV’s government channels and PACTV’s YouTube Channel at youtu.be/uodCMwW7O98 and PACTV Video Share at youtube.com/user/pactvvideoshare.
The show will air at the following times and dates: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Kingston Education/Government Access Channels Comcast 14/Verizon 41, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47; 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúRegister‚Äôs Report‚ÄĚ is playing now on PACTV‚Äôs Government Channels on the following days and times:
11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury: Comcast 15 & Verizon 39; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Kingston: Comcast 14 & Verizon 41; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 5 p.m. Thursdays on Pembroke: Comcast 15; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
The episode is also available on PACTV‚Äôs YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: https://youtu.be/SK1orGM2Oa4.
PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government Access. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosts ‚ÄúState Matters,‚ÄĚ now airing on PACTV’s Plymouth Government Channel.
The show can be seen at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Plymouth Government Channels, Comcast 15/Verizon 47.
The episode is also available on PACTV‚Äôs YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/6_Sa4Rjp0oM. PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public and Government access to the town of Plymouth. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV visit http://pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Area Community Television’s ‚ÄúPCN Life” plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. The show follows PACTV‚Äôs weekly news show, ‚ÄúPACTV Community News,‚ÄĚ each week. The show will feature the lighter side of the South Shore, resident profiles, local musicians, area restaurants, events, health and wellness and more. The show can be seen on the Community Channel, Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43. Episodes will also be shared on the PCN YouTube channel. For more information about PACTV Community News or to submit a story idea, contact Miot at email@example.com or pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď ‚ÄúBuilding Community,‚ÄĚ a talk show and service project produced by PACTV, is now running on the public access channel. PACTV‚Äôs Donna Rodriguez is the host. The show focuses on the building blocks of vibrant, nurturing, healthy communities and how to access tools to improve the quality of the lives of everyone in the community. The show can be seen on PACTV‚Äôs public access channel (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at 1 p.m. Thursdays, at 11 a.m. Fridays and at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pactv.org.
‚ÄėTalk of the Towne‚Äô
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď The live PACTV call-in show, ‚ÄúTalk of the Towne,‚ÄĚ is cablecast Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on channels 13 (for Comcast customers) and 43 (for Verizon subscribers). Visit www.pactv.org for details or call 508-830-6999. Karen Buechs hosts the show unless otherwise noted.
‘PACTV Community News’
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď “PACTV Community News,‚ÄĚ on channels 13 (Comcast) and 43 (Verizon), features local news stories from Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke. The show is cablecast at 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday. To submit a story suggestion, call Kim Miot, PCN news director, at 508-830-6999 or email email@example.com. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.
South Shore Locavores
KINGSTON ‚Äď The South Shore Locavores series is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine. This year, the series is hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation as part of a new collaboration. See the list of Locavores programs for this season on the edible South Shore & South Coast website. Topics and location may occasionally be changed.
The library compiles themed resource lists for each Locavores session, and there are always door prizes. Attendees are invited to take a dish to share. There will be time at the break and end of the meeting for munching and mingling. To help fight hunger on the South Shore, there is a collection box for nonperishable foods at each gathering for donation to the Greater Plymouth Food Distribution Center. A donation up to $10 will be welcome to help cover expenses. For upcoming meeting dates and information, see ediblesouthshore.com or www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.
KINGSTON ‚Äď South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club in Kingston is a public speaking club that meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Kingston Library, located at 6 Green St., to enhance participants‚Äô speaking and leadership capabilities. Become a better, more confident speaker, presenter and interviewee. Attend a meeting to observe or participate and learn how you can build your communication skills to effectively express yourself in any situation. For more information, call Barbara Augello at 781-582-1440.
Pesticide exclusion regulations
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project is providing the following state regulations to any individuals who wish to have their property legally excluded from pesticide applications used in mosquito control. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources regulations specify the following:
Such application is made by a person living on, or legally in control of said property.
The application must be sent in the form of a certified letter to the municipal clerk‚Äôs office by March 1, annually.¬†
The letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request.¬†
The letter must include the address of the property to be excluded.¬†
The letter should include a description of the types of pesticide application programs for which exclusion is requested.
For more information, go to plymouthmosquito.org and select No Spray from the menu list.
Plymouth schools seek disability identification
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth School Department is responsible for identifying any child residents of Plymouth who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of that disability. It is also the responsibility of Plymouth Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine which are eligible for special education or related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or 603 CMR 28, Massachusetts Special Education Regulations.
Plymouth’s public schools are committed to locating those children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for children 3 and 4 years old. Residents who have questions or concerns regarding their child‚Äôs development and would like to have their preschool child screened can call Mary Mello, the director of the Mount Pleasant Developmental Preschool, at 508-830-4347 for an appointment. Residents with children already enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 whose pediatrician thinks should be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services should make that request in writing to the principal of the child’s school. Include child‚Äôs name, address and date of birth, as well as the parents’ name and telephone number and a brief description of concerns.
The following is a street listing that identifies which school is in which community: plymouth.k12.ma.us/uploaded/Depts/Accountability_Measurement/FY14_Street_Listing.pdf.
Heidrea for Heroes’ Incline Corps
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Heidrea for Heroes has launched Incline Corps, a monthly fitness program for veterans, at Live Life Believe Fitness Center, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. This free program features a group workout and a social hour afterward with food and drinks from 7:15 to 8 p.m. J.C. Jasa, a certified fitness trainer, MMA fighting coach and Marine Corps veteran, will lead a workout that combines strength, conditioning, plyometrics and some elements of boxing mixed in. All fitness levels are welcome, and the workout will be modified to suit individuals. Drop-ins are welcome, but advanced sign-ups are appreciated. For information: 774-773-3951; firstname.lastname@example.org; heidrea4heroes.org.
Cranberry Hospice in Plymouth seeks volunteers
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care in Plymouth is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to patients and their families, vigil visits at the time of death and to help with day-to-day activities such as running errands and providing local transportation. Also, some volunteers may help with clerical tasks or fundraising activities in the Hospice office. In addition, Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care is also seeking veteran volunteers to support the Veteran‚Äôs Program, which places a veteran volunteer with veteran patients, and volunteers for the Pediatric Palliative Care Program ‚ÄúFragile Footprints.‚ÄĚ
The Cranberry Hospice team and families rely on the dedication and commitment of its volunteers to provide the extra care and open hearts that they bring with them on each visit and every phone call. Cranberry Hospice provides training.
Training takes place at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. Interested residents should contact Karen Foster, volunteer coordinator,¬† at 508-210-5956, or complete an application and to make an appointment for an interview prior to the start of the training.
Women‚Äôs Auxiliary seeks volunteers
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Salvation Army Women‚Äôs Auxiliary of Plymouth is looking for new members to join its volunteer team. The Women‚Äôs Auxiliary helps with The Salvation Army‚Äôs Christmas Assistance and currently hosts two annual luncheons. Interested residents should call Lt. Melanie Moore at 508-746-1559.
VNA Care seeks hospice volunteers
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, is seeking volunteers to provide companionship patients and respite time for family members. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Interested residents should call 781-569-2811 or visit vnacare.org.
First Baptist Church sock drive
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The First Baptist Church of Plymouth, 41 Westerly Road, offers an outreach for the homeless population of the community called the “Sock It to Me” Drive. New, white athletic socks will be collected to distribute to the homeless once a month during the Hairs to You Project, when free haircuts are provided.
Local churches and businesses will be contacted to request assistance in placing the collection boxes at their location. To donate socks or money towards the drive, call 781-336-6737; checks may be made payable to FBC Sock It to Me Fund.
Plymouth Salvation Army
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Salvation Army, 52 Long Pond Road, hosts Celebrate Recovery 1 p.m. Thursdays following lunch.
Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market outdoors
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď¬† The summer Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market takes place rain or shine from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday from June through October at Plimoth Plantation, located at 137 Warren Ave., off Exit 4 South in Plymouth.
Managed by farmer Dave Purpura, proprietor of Plato‚Äôs Harvest Organic Farm, the Market features organic produce, seafood, pork, beef, chicken, goat and handmade cheese, along with prepared-food vendors and crafters. You‚Äôll hear live music, and kids activities enhance the experience with Miss Margaret from Plymouth Public Library hosting Plymouth Story Time at 4 p.m. The Market also features face painting, balloon animals and temporary tattoos for kids. Massage therapists perform chair massage and local cooks offer insight into meal preparation. The Market accepts WIC EBT cards, SNAP benefits and food stamps. For more information visit plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Plymouth Farmers’ Market indoors
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market indoor season at the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., runs from November through May, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., the second Thursday of each month. Regional farmers and artisans provide fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy, cheese, pasture-raised meats, baked goods, breads, herbs, honey, cut flowers, plants and artisan skin care. Homemade and reusable shopping bags will be available for purchase. EBT/SNAP/debit/credit cards and WIC are welcome. The market location has ample free parking. The market continues to be free and open to the public, year round. For more information, see www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Healthy Vibes Nutrition weight loss challenge
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Healthy Vibes Nutrition, 21 Court St., will host a ‚ÄúSpring Into Shape‚ÄĚ weight loss challenge. Participants will learn how to live a healthy, active lifestyle and have the opportunity to win money and prizes for getting healthier. First weigh-in and nutritional class began May 21.
Remaining classes are on Saturdays at 8 a.m.
The challenge is run on Saturday mornings by local wellness coaches. Each participant will have a free personal wellness coach, and nutritional classes for the entire eight weeks. Free fitness classes will also be offered.
The fee is $45 per person, cash only. A portion of the registration fee is paid out in cash prizes. Space is limited so registration is required. Walk-in registration was held May 12. Call for additional registration times. For information, call 508-272-2183.
Project Outreach Program
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Police Department presents Project Outreach‚Äôs community drop-in centers from 5 to 9 p.m., usually the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, at New Hope Chapel in Plymouth. The drop-in centers are designed to address ongoing battles with opioid substance abuse.
Also present will be representatives and coaches from these agencies to provide guidance and counseling to those inflicted with opioid and other addiction problems and their families. Anyone who has a family member who suffers from, or they suspect may have an addiction problem, is invited to drop in. For information: 508-830-4218, ext. 440.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Hairs to You Project is a “mission of love from the heart” and was started in August 2016 to provide haircuts to the homeless men and women of Plymouth.
The haircuts are given by local hair stylists who volunteer their time once a month in Plymouth at either St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 313 Court St., or St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 10 Memorial Drive, during their lunch programs.
White athletic socks to donate to the homeless men and women of Plymouth are being collected for the ongoing “Sox It To Me” drive. For information, call Hunter McCartin at 781-336-6737 or email email@example.com
New ‚ÄėState Matters‚Äô episode
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosted a new episode of ‚ÄúState Matters‚ÄĚ discussing offshore renewable energy, ocean planning, climate change, coastal resilience, harbor planning and more. Muratore‚Äôs guest is Bruce Carlisle, director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
The show can be seen now on the local government channel in Plymouth. In Plymouth: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Comcast 15 and Verizon 47.
The episode is also available on PACTV‚Äôs YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share, at https://youtu.be/GK1PgJCIRn8. PACTV is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV or State Matters, visit http://pactv.org.
New World Tavern live music
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ New World Tavern hosts live music at 56 Main St.; call 508-927-4250.