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Homesteaders England Farm Day
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Homesteaders of New England will host Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 on the front lawn of Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. A rain date is scheduled for July 21.
Attendees can shop local vendors offering honey, pepper sauce, pies, preserves and jellies, kettle corn, goat milk soaps, lotions, balms, bath oils, foot soaks, natural cleaners, homemade pet treats and pet supplies, metal works, woodworking, fibers, jewelry, home decor and more. Attendees can also enjoy food, slushes, pony rides, a petting zoo with a cow, goats, alpaca, pigs and more.
The front lawn is fully accessible. For information, contact Jennifer Harris at 508-830-4250 or visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
Plymouth NAMI, DMH fundraiser seeks vendors
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth area NAMI is seeking crafters and vendors for a fundraiser to provide activities for Transitional Aged Youth, ages 18-26, living with a mental health condition in the southeast area on Aug. 18.
There will be live music, raffles, face painting and more. The fundraiser is sponsored by Southeast Recovery Learning Community and hosted by NAMI Plymouth Area and the Department of Mental Health.
The fair will take place at the Department of Mental Health, 38 Industrial Park Road. A booth space is $25, exclusive of table and chairs. To reserve a space, contact Barbara at 508-746-3605 or Sheila at 781-934-5086.
Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The seventh annual Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament will be held July 14-15.
The Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament will take place July 14-15. The grand prize is $1,000 for the largest bass and $300 for the largest bluefish, with gift certificate prizes and trophies for the top three youths, 16 and younger. There is also a $1,000 grand prize for the team that catches the largest bass. Attendees can also win a $500 gift certificate for fishing gear at the awards ceremony raffle, courtesy of Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors. Every tournament participant who weighs in a fish will receive a numbered ticket, one per angler. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Awards Ceremony starting at 5 p.m. July 15. Must be present at ceremony to win. Meet WATD’s Captain Lou, who will be broadcasting live from the ceremony.
To register for the Bass & Blue Tournament, and for tournament rules, visit https://plymouth400inc.org/bassandblue2018. Proceeds will benefit Plymouth 400 and its programs and initiatives to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony. The first 50 adult registrations will receive a long-sleeve, custom UV T-shirt. All other registrants will receive the standard Bass & Blue Tournament T-shirt.
Early Summer Art Show at Simes House
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Due to construction at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth, the PCA has established a partnership for the summer with the Manomet Community Center, the Simes House. The art exhibit, Art Explosion, is being held at the Manomet Community Center, 29 Manomet Point Road, in the village of Manomet through Aug. 4. For up to date information, check http://artsplymouth.org or call 508-746-7222.
PBT Summer Children Workshops
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Priscilla Beach Theatre,¬†800 Rocky Hill Road, presents fully staged productions on PBT‚Äôs barn stage. This season includes:
‚ÄúTwinderella‚ÄĚ: performances are July 21 and 22.
‚ÄúThe Snow White Variety Show‚ÄĚ: performances are Aug. 4 and 5.
‚ÄúAnnie JR‚ÄĚ: A musical,¬† performances are Aug. 17 and 18.
PBT take care to create a safe and supportive learning environment in which students are free to explore techniques, build confidence, forge strong bonds and develop essential stage skills.
Each workshop is $300 per student. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. For more information or to register for workshops, visit http://PBTheatre.org or call 508-224-4888.
Old Colony YMCA Plymouth to host 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.
Carver Class of 1983 35th reunion
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Carver Class of 1983 will host its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Garibaldi Club, 36 Castle St. in North Plymouth. The event will be catered by Mia‚Äôs Catering and music will be provided by Lisa Z. Cost is $20 per person through July 4 and $35 per person from July 5. Price for tickets at the door is to be determined. Make checks payable to Plymouth Carver Class of 1983 to Jan Combs, 2 Gilberts Way, Norton, MA 02766. For information and online ticket purchase options, visit http://plymouthcarver1983.com.
PHS Class of 1958 60th reunion
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth High School Class of 1958 will hold their 60th reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at the East Bay Grille. Invitations have been sent. Any classmate who has not received an invitation should call Clare Montanari at 617-688-6419 or email email@example.com.
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 40th reunion
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 will host its 40th reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St. The event will be catered by Alden Park and music will be provided by the Sugar Bears.
Cost is $50 per person. Any additional donations will go toward the 50th class reunion or scholarships. Make checks payable to PC Class of 1978 and send to 21 Fox Hollow, Plymouth MA 02360, before Aug. 1. Space is limited. For information, call 239-774-2000 and ask for Kathy.
Americana Theatre Company presents ‚ÄėMan of La Mancha‚Äô
Americana Theatre Company will present ‚ÄúMan of La Mancha‚ÄĚ through July 29, with performances weekly Thursday through Sunday, at the Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.
‚ÄúMan of La Mancha,‚ÄĚ starring Boston television personality Scott Wahle in the dual role of Don Quixote/Cervantes, is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The production is directed by Michael Kirkland, with music direction by Nancy Sparklin. Wahle was featured on WBZ-TV for 20 years, moving to Channel 4‚Äôs morning news programming as anchor for a decade.
Tickets for ‚ÄúMan of La Mancha‚ÄĚ are $35 general admission, $30 for students and seniors. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees are held at 2 p.m. Discount season packages are also available, including tickets to an original adaptation of ‚ÄúSleepy Hollow‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Gifts of the Magi.‚ÄĚ The production is recommended for ages 8 and older.
For tickets or more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit http://americanatheatre.org or call 508-591-0282. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as seating is limited. The Spire Center for the Performing Arts is handicap accessible. Parking is available street side and in nearby public lots.
Animal CPR, First Aid fundraiser
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Animal Shelter will host a Pet CPR and First Aid fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon July 14 at the Cedarville Fire Station, 2209 State Road.
This class is designed for anyone with an interest in protecting the safety and wellness of animals. Training is geared towards Pet Parents, Pet Care Professionals, Animal Rescue Group Volunteers and Emergency Service Personnel. No prior training or experience is required.
Taught by a seasoned pre-hospital care provider and educator, the class includes lecture, demonstration and an emphasis on hands-on skills practice to ensure proficiency in the life saving skills presented.
Registration is required ahead of time. Cost of the class is $65 and includes handbook, certificate and emergency muzzle. To register, visit http://pawsnclaws911.com and click ‚ÄúRegister Online.‚ÄĚ For information, call Tom Rinelli, Paws N Claws 911, at 631-721-8129.
Edaville weekend specials
CARVER ‚ÄĒ Edaville Family Theme Park will host Curious George Weekend July 14-15, Superheroes & Princesses Weekend Aug. 11-12 and 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.
ATC Studio Americana to present ‚ÄėBeauty and the Beast‚Äô
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts program will present its elementary school students in a production of ‚ÄúBeauty and the Beast‚ÄĚ at 2 p.m. July 14 and 21 at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.
Studio Americana‚Äôs mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer training in theater and musical theater for students at affordable rates.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door. For Studio Americana program descriptions, schedules, pricing and other information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter or Studio Americana on Instagram.
ATC registration now open
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts summer camps are now open for summer registration, held at The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9-13, Elementary Summer Camp inspires students age 5 through 12 to learn stage presence, confidence and basic vocal technique.
Auditions for ‚ÄúBeauty and the Beast‚ÄĚ will be held on the first day. The morning session, 9 a.m. to noon, engages students in building performing skills through a series of exercises and games. The afternoon session, 1 to 5 p.m., focuses students on rehearsing for the camp-culminating ‚ÄúRobin Hood‚ÄĚ performance at 2 p.m. July 14.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16-27, Middle/High School Summer Performance Camp features students ages 12 through 18 preparing for and performing a production of ‚ÄúLegally Blonde Jr.‚ÄĚ on the stage. Working with the complete artistic direction team, students create their own musical theater production from the ground up. ‚ÄúLegally Blonde Jr.‚ÄĚ performs at 2 p.m. July 28.
Tuition for ATC‚Äôs Studio Americana summer camp is $250 per student. Attendees arrive with their own brown bag lunch each day of camp. The performances are open to the public. Tickets for ‚ÄúBeauty and the Beast‚ÄĚ are $10 for adults, $5 for students; tickets for ‚ÄúLegally Blonde Jr.‚ÄĚ are $15 for adults, $10 for students, available at the door.
For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing and other information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company or Studio Americana on Facebook or Twitter.
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.
July 14: Matt Audette, 9 p.m.
July 15: Summer Concert Series with Walrus Gumboot, 1 to 4 p.m.
July 18: Music Bingo
July 20: Sugar Bears, 9 p.m.
July 21: The Scoobz, 9 p.m.
July 25: Music Bingo
July 27: Country Music Night with The Jake Ash Band, 9 p.m.
July 28: The Pretty Shitty Band, 9 p.m.
July 29: Summer Concert Series with Flydown, 1 to 4 p.m.
July 31: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
New World Tavern live music
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ New World Tavern hosts live music at 56 Main St.; call 508-927-4250.
July 14: Soul Box
July 21: The Fainting Goats
July 27: Dubbest
July 28: Dead till Friday
Holy Ghost Festa
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Holy Ghost Society of Plymouth will host its annual Holy Ghost Festa on July 15.
Schedule of events is as follows:
9:30 a.m. Procession: From Young American Club on Ocean View Avenue, along Standish Avenue, down Hamilton Street to Saint Mary‚Äôs Church for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Procession after Mass from St. Mary‚Äôs Church to Holy Ghost Field on South Cherry Street. 12:30 to 6 p.m.: Portuguese Foods 1 to 6 p.m.: Traditional Auction, Portuguese Dance Group, Music by Tom Fey and more
The society is a nonprofit organization that provides support to St. Mary Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Plymouth, as well as scholarships to students at Silver Lake, Plymouth North and Plymouth South High Schools.
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.
July 16: Acoustic Lounge Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
July 17: Fil Pacino
July 18: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs
July 19:Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
July 20:Jayden Westland, 9 p.m.
July 23:Acoustic Lounge Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
July 24: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
July 25: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs
July 26: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
July 28: Brian Duchaney, 9 p.m.
July 30: Acoustic Lounge Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
July 31: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.
2018 Project Arts summer concert series
PLYMOUTH – The Project Arts of Plymouth free summer concert series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
July 18: SoulJacker
July 25: Guilty Pleasure
Aug. 1: Simon Crawford Band
Aug. 8: Entrain
Aug. 15: The Elovators
Aug. 22: The Fey Band with 3rd Left
Aug. 29: Steve Smith & The Nakeds
Forges Field Well information session
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The town of Plymouth will hold a public information session to review the proposed Forges Field Well Development Project at 7 p.m. July 18 in the lecture hall at Plymouth South Middle School, 488 Long Pond Road.
The public information session will include a presentation on the Forges Field Well Development Project, an overview on the anticipated construction schedule and a discussion on the WMA permit amendment and renewal process. The meeting will also include a Q&A session; residents and abutters will be encouraged to provide input on the project.
Additional information on the Forges Field Well Development Project can be found at https://plymouth-ma.gov/water-division/pages/well-development-info. For more information regarding this particular project, contact the Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162, ext. 12105, or the Engineering Division at 508-747-1620, ext. 10200.
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.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe to host 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 be receive a 50 percent discount on all purchases.
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.
Plymouth Farmers‚Äô Market
PLYMOUTH ‚Äč‚ÄĒ ‚ÄčThe 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.
This summer the market has teamed up with the Plymouth Public Library to present a children‚Äôs storytime at 4:30 p.m. with Margaret, the children’s librarian. Face painter Art on the Spots offers fun activities for the kids.
Each week, a selection of local eat-in or take-home choices will be available, including certified organic locally-sourced juices and smoothies, tacos and quesadillas, a variety of soups, gyros, vegan ice cream and gelato scooped on the spot, or available for take-home, ice cream sandwiches and a large variety of baked goods, including gluten-free. Take a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a meal listening to local live bands.
‚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.
2018 Friend of the Market Cards are available for purchase at the Market Information Tent. This years‚Äô cards are $50 and are valid through December.
Plymouth Philharmonic music series
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with the Emilson YMCA in Hanover, will present a free outdoor music series featuring the Plymouth Philharmonic‚Äôs Cabaret Orchestra and small ensembles on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19 and 26 at Laura‚Äôs Center for the Arts‚Äô outdoor amphitheater, 97 Mill St., Hanover.
Pack a picnic, blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of live, family-friendly music. All are welcome to attend this free, rain or shine event. Concert will be held inside the Laura‚Äôs Center if there‚Äôs rain. Nona’s Ice Cream Truck and Simply Dunn Cafe will have concessions available.
2018 summer concert series
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Free Thursday night summer concerts begin at 7 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:
July 19: Johnny Souza Quintet
July 26: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 2: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 9 Moonlight Serenaders
Aug. 16: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 23: Moonlight Serenaders
Aug. 30: Moonlight Serenaders
Sept. 6: Legion Bud Band
Postponed concerts will be held the following Tuesday.
Judy Collins to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Judy Collins will perform at 7:30 p. m. July 21 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Collins, now 78, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.
Concessions and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49-$69. Visit memorialhall.com/events for tickets or call 877-973-9613.
Richard M. Shiff Forum presents The Modernistics
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Richard M. Shiff Forum presents program at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., will present The Modernistics from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 23. The Modernistics will perform music by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Duke Ellington and more. The Modernistics is made up of Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark LEighton, guitar; Ted Powers, guitar, ukulele, tap dance and vocals; and Pamela Powers, tap and vocals.
This program is free and no registration is required. The library is fully accessible. Call 508-830-4250, TTY 508-747-5882, for more information, or visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org for a calendar of events.
Kreative Kidz Theatre summer camp schedule
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Kreative Kidz Theatre announced its Summer Theatre Camps 2018 schedule. Rehearsals will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a Friday performance at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square.
July 23-27: ‚ÄúSuperheroes and Villains.‚ÄĚ Students will dress up like their favorite heroes and villains. The group will create a script together with characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk and Iron Man.
July 30-Aug. 3: ‚ÄúPop Star Studio.‚ÄĚ Students will perform solos, duets and group numbers. They will also learn choreography to some of their favorite songs. This camp is a chance for students of all talent levels to have time in the spotlight.
Aug. 6-10: ‚ÄúLaugh Out Loud.‚ÄĚ Get ready to laugh the week away with hilarious and outrageous skits written by the students themselves.
Aug. 13-17: ‚ÄúTrolls.‚ÄĚ After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the very grumpy Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
Weekly Tuition $180. A 10 percent discount is given to siblings. Make checks payable to Kreative Kidz Theatre and mail to 11 Obery St. Plymouth, MA 023601. To register, visit http://kreativekidztheatre.com.
Summer Family Fun Thursday Nights
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Residents are invited to join Old Colony YMCA Plymouth for Summer Family Fun Thursday Nights at Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, and the Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South.
These events are free for Old Colony YMCA members, and nonmembers can join during one of these events. New members will get the first month free with a no join fee. Member VIP Golden Ticket includes all of the Thursday Night events.
The schedule is as follows:
July 26: 6 to 7 p.m. Awesome Robb Pirate Show
Aug. 9: 6 to 7 p.m. Family Pound & Popsicles
Aug. 23: 6:30 p.m. Child Care Open House; Disney Movie on the Green
Arts in Bloom fair
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Great Island Artisans Guild Arts In Bloom Indoor Fine Arts and Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at the Great Island Overlook Clubhouse, 149 Great Island Road. There will be artisans from The Pinehills and beyond featuring paintings, woodworking, soaps, children‚Äôs personalized items, photography, jewelry, prints, cards, chocolates and more. Every half hour, $25 gift certificates will be given away to be used at the indoor show.
First Baptist Church Hymn Sings
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The summer Hymn Sings will begin at 7 p.m. July 29 the First Baptist Church, 41 Westerly Road.
The Hymn Sings will continue at the First Baptist Church while repairs are completed on the Chapel. The schedule for the 2018 season begins July 29, and hymn sings will continue every Sunday through Aug. 26.
A different area minister will lead the hymn sing each Sunday, and currently the accompanists will be Peter Litchfield on July 29, Maureen Hague on Aug. 5 and 12, and Elizabeth Reilly Aug. 19 and 27.
For more information, visit http://fbcplymouth.com/worship/south-pond-chapel-summer-hymn-sings.
Old Colony YMCA Swim Lessons
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Old Colony YMCA at Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, will offer summer swim lessons.
Session II runs from July 30-Aug. 25. Cost for members is $55 per class per session and for nonmembers is $75 per class per session. Registration is required and is for one lesson day a week.
To register, visit the Plymouth Branch Welcome Center or call at 508-927-3100; or, visit http://oldcolonyymca.org and click ‚Äúregister‚ÄĚ at the top of the page.
Skipper with Parent classes are available for ages 6 months to 2 years. Pike with Parent classes are available for ages 1 to 3. Pike and Eel classes are available for ages 3 to 5 and the Polliwogs class is for ages 6 to 12.
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: Aug. 4.
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 email@example.com or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
Aug. 4: ‚ÄúEpitaphs Curious and Common‚ÄĚ with Donna Curtin
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
Three Dog Night coming to Plymouth
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Spectacle Management will present Three Dog Night at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
The multi-smash hit Three Dog Night is celebrating nearly five decades of creating music. Three Dog Night began adding new songs by recently releasing its first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years.
Tickets for Three Dog Night are $49-$79 and went on sale Feb. 9 at http://caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Sand Castle Lounge to present Andrew Botieri
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Andrew Botieri will play from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at The Pilgrim Sands Motel’s Sand Castle Lounge, 150 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Botieri will play acoustic music of the ‚Äė60s through the ‚Äė80s, current songs and original works. Attendees are asked to take nonperishable items for the Plymouth Food Bank.
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. 4: Duppy Conquerors, 8 p.m., $18
Aug. 18: Larry Carlton, 8 p.m., $62/$99
Picnic on the Pond
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Herring Ponds Watershed Association will host a Picnic on the Pond from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Weston’s Bog, 173 Herring Pond Road. There will be land and water activities and all children are welcome. This event serves as an opportunity to meet neighbors around the Herring Ponds in a casual and enjoyable environment. Membership in HPWA is not required.
Attendees can come by car or boat. There will be ample parking for both. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, main dish or dessert to share. Plates, cups, napkins, soft drinks and dinnerware will be provided. Hot dogs and hamburgers from the grill will also be provided. Some seats will be available but attendees might want to take some as well.
Rain date is scheduled for Aug. 5. For further information, contact Phil Angell at 781-775-5132.
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.
Lobster and Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Christ Church Parish, 149 Court St., is seeking crafters to participate in the 2018 Lobster and Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair at the church on Aug. 10 and 11.
Space is available to rent during the event, which will feature homemade lobster rolls and strawberry shortcake. Display areas for crafters will be set up outside of the church. Crafters have the option to stay one or both days. Only handcrafted items will be allowed.
The Lobster and Strawberry festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days while the Craft Fair will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters wanting more information or to reserve a space should contact Jackie Giaccaglia at 508-224-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Christ Church Parish at 508-746-4959 or email@example.com, or visit http://christchurchplymouth.org.
Acoustic Nights concerts
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Acoustic Nights Summer Concert Series 11th season on the lawn of the 1809 Hedge House is underway.
The series will feature emerging artists from the region, performing acoustic folk, pop, jazz and more. The next waterfront concerts will take place Aug. 11 and Sept. 1.
This season also sees a change in the event presenter for the series and the formation of the Lake & Pond Collective. The collective is a group of Walsh and Dorn‚Äôs music, media and design projects.
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. Businesses interested in sponsoring the series can contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full series information can be found at http://acousticnightsplymouth.com.
ALS Family Charitable Foundation seeks runners
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The ALS Family Charitable Foundation needs dedicated individuals to run in the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race, scheduled for Aug. 19. Join the team and help raise money for those diagnosed with Lou Gehrig‚Äôs Disease. There are two ways to become part of the team: sign up for one of the remaining numbers and raise a minimum of $1,000 or use any number and raise any amount.
All 2018 proceeds will go to the Children‚Äôs Program, directly benefiting children of families affected by ALS. Visit http://alsfamily.org, email email@example.com or
call 508-759-9696 for more information.
Get the Led Out at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Spectacle Management will present Get the Led Out at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Get the Led Out is a well-known Led Zeppelin cover band and Philadelphia-based group that consists of six veteran musicians. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought online at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
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.
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
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.
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. 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.
Ninety Nine Restaurant offers veterans, military special
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that it will celebrate veterans past and present as well as active duty military with special meal deals¬† Nov. 11.
All 106 Ninety Nine restaurants across New England and Upstate New York will continue the military initiative of honoring veterans and activity duty military which started in 2016.¬† All year long, veterans and active duty military who visit their local Ninety Nine can receive a 10 percent food discount offered daily by presenting proof of service. For information: 99restaurants.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.