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Edaville to host Pete the Cat Weekend

CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park has released their dates for Pete the Cat for the 2018 summer season. Pete the Cat Weekends are June 23-24 and Aug. 25-26. Additional character weekends include:

Curious George: July 4 and 15

Superheroes & Princesses weekend: Aug. 11-12

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

Dads Can Too highway clean-up

PLYMOUTH — Dad’s Can Too, a local nonprofit that recognizes the necessity of children having both parents involved in their lives and is pushing for legislation to recognize the presumption of equal parenting rights, will host their first highway clean-up from 8 to 10 a.m. June 23.

The group has sponsored route 44 near the Colony Place Exit. The group will meet at 7:50 a.m. at Walmart parking lot, 300 Colony Place. For questions and to sign up, call Dan Forand at 774-454-8287.

Sanctuary Choir to perform July 1

PLYMOUTH — The Sanctuary Choir of The Church of The Pilgrimage will perform a special concert at 7 p.m. July 1 at the church, 8 Town Square. In this event, the choir will perform many of its anthems from the past few years. The choir is under the direction of Kelley DePasqua a member of the Church and the department chair of Fine and Practical Arts at Silver Lake Regional High School. Michael Eaton, on organ and piano, will perform and accompany the choir. The concert will be recorded made into a CD and, when available, copies will be sold to support the music programs of the church.

Light refreshments will be served after the concert in the lower level of the Church. The concert provides an opportunity for the public to enjoy the Church’s Sanctuary Choir; all are welcome. A free will offering will be accepted that evening in lieu of a ticket fee.

Cancellation of trash service

PLYMOUTH — Effective July 1, the town of Plymouth will no longer contract with ABC Disposal Inc. to provide weekly curbside trash, and biweekly curbside recycling pick up services.

The final day of curbside pickup is June 29. Current customers are encouraged to purchase a Manomet Transfer Station Pass or contact a private trash hauler for rubbish disposal. A list of haulers licensed to operate in the Town of Plymouth is available at; the Collector’s and Town Manager’s Offices at Town Hall; and the DPW Offices at 159 Camelot Drive.

For more information on the cancellation of the curbside program, contact the Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162, ext. 12100, or the Town Manager’s Office at 508-747-1620, ext. 10106.

Pilgrim Memorial State Park schedule

PLYMOUTH — 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’s events. Meet at the park kiosk near the bathroom.

It’s 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’ 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.

PBT Summer Children Workshops registration

PLYMOUTH — Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Road, has opened registration for it 2018 summer children workshops. Each of the summer workshops rehearse for two weeks in which students develop performance skills, train and rehearse. The workshops conclude by presenting fully staged productions on PBT’s barn stage.

This season includes:

“Honk JR”: A musical, rehearses June 4-22, performances are June 23 and 24

“Kamp Kaos”: A musical for teens 13 and older, rehearses June 25-July 6, performances are July 7 and 8

“Twinderella”: rehearses July 9-20, performances are July 21 and 22. Registration is full.

“The Snow White Variety Show”: performances are Aug. 4 and 5. Registration is full.

“Annie JR”: A musical, rehearses Aug. 6-16, performances are Aug. 17 and 18. Registration is full.

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 or call 508-224-4888.

Mayflower Society House open for season

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe to host senior sale

PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will host a sale for seniors on the third Friday of each month, beginning June 15. 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;;

Crafters wanted

PLYMOUTH — 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

For more information, contact Christ Church Parish at 508-746-4959 or, or visit

Heidrea for Heroes seeking skydivers

PLYMOUTH — Heidrea for Heroes is seeking skydivers for its third annual Skydive Challenge fundraiser being held June 23.

All proceeds from the event will support Heidrea for Heroes’ work in providing custom assistance to veterans in need from throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. The organization is now recruiting skydivers to be part of this event.

The event entails tandem skydiving with Skydive South Boston at Cranland Airport in Hanson on June 23. The skydivers must raise $1,000 minimum but at the core of the fundraising success is a friendly competition among the skydivers to outraise each other before jumping out of the plane. The skydiver with the highest fundraising total will receive a trophy.

To learn more about the event or to sign up to skydive, visit Profiles of the participants, including their motivation for jumping, are also available on the website and the public is encouraged to donate to the skydiver of your choice. Sponsorships are also available for local businesses and questions of any kind can be directed to or 774-773-3951.

Rep. Muratore office hours

PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Mathew Muratore, R-Plymouth, will hold office hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 23 at the Plymouth Public Library in the second floor conference room 132 South St. For questions, call Muratore’s Boston office at 617-722-2014.

Pilgrim Festival Singers summer concert series

PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Festival Singers, a select vocal ensemble of Pilgrim Festival Chorus, will present its South Shore concert summer series, “Magical Musicals.”

Scheduled performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate; and at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth. The ensemble is conducted by co-artistic director William B. Richter and accompanied by co-artistic director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly on piano.

Tickets for Magical Musicals are $15 and may be purchased at the door, or online at For more information, visit the PFC or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

New World Tavern live music

PLYMOUTH — New World Tavern hosts live music in the evenings at 56 Main St.; call 508-927-4250.

June 23: Oneal Armstrong

June 30: The Unstables/The Hired Men

July 6: Wynona and the Riders/Whistlebot

July 7: The 781 Band

July 14: Soul Box

July 21: The Fainting Goats

July 27: Dubbest

July 28: Dead till Friday

Entertainment at British Beer Company

PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company provides entertainment at 2294 State Road. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit

June 23: Bayside High, 9 p.m.

June 21: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

June 29: The Fey Band, 9 p.m.

June 30: Jessie & The Rippers, 9 p.m

NEEAA to host Hybrid/Electric Ride, Drive Event

PLYMOUTH — The New England Electric Auto Association will host a Hybrid/Electric Car Show and Ride-and-Drive event from 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St.

Dealers including Tracy Chevrolet, Colonial Ford, Tufankjian Hyundai and Sullivan Brothers Nissan and Toyota, will present the latest hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles and will offer test drives. Owners will also be present to share ownership experiences. Light refreshments will be served. June 24 is the final Sunday open for the season, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

NEEAA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles as well as increasing the electric car charging infrastructure. NEEAA is one of over 30 electric car clubs across the country and is a chapter of the National Electric Auto Association. This event is free and open to the public and anyone who is interested in the technology is encouraged to attend.

Plymouth PMC Kids Ride fundraiser

CARVER — The sixth annual Plymouth PMC Kids Ride will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 at the Charge Pond Recreation Area in the DCR Myles Standish State Forest, 194 Cranberry Road. The PMC is a two-day, 192-mile bike-a-thon held the first weekend of every August. Since 1980, the PMC has raised $598 million for Dana-Farber. PMC Kids Rides offer a way for children to become part of the PMC mission, involving young people in volunteerism and fundraising in a safe and athletic way. Since the first ride in 1998, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $8 million. The ride expects 75 children, ages 2-15, to ride three routes around Charge Pond.

The Plymouth PMC Kids Ride will hold a party after the ride, which will include raffles, arts and crafts, WROR, the New England Revolution, the Plymouth Pilgrims, Healthy Plymouth and more. Serious Cycles will be providing Event Support. The ride hopes to raise $12,000.

There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum. Contributions can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge. To register, visit For more information, contact Justine Darmanian at 781-343-4012 or For more details, visit

Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament

PLYMOUTH — Three-time Super Bowl Champion and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi, along with his wife, Jen, co-founder and executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, will host the 10th annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. June 25 at Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Drive. A shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m.

JAF is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide financial assistance to New England cancer patients and their family members when it is needed most. The annual philanthropic golf tournament is one of the Foundation’s largest events of the year. The tournament has raised nearly $2 million over the past nine years, allowing the foundation to provide thousands of cancer patients with financial support during their time in need. Last year’s event raised $300,000.

Attendees can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast prior to golfing activities. After a day on the links, guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, dinner, guest speaker and live auction. Lunch on the course will be held at noon and the cocktail reception will be held at 4 p.m. Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Sponsorship levels begin at $350. For additional information, visit

 Chiltonville Congregational Church Vacation Bible School

PLYMOUTH — Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River St., will hold its “Splash Canyon” Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 25-28. Activities include stories, crafts, games and snacks. This is a free program. Kids entering kindergarten through Grade 7 are welcome. For information or registration, call 508-746-2823 or email

Invasive Plant Management Education Program

PLYMOUTH — Herring Ponds Watershed Association and Wildlands Trust will co-sponsor an Invasive Plant Management Education Program, presented by Michael Talbot, at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Wildlands Trust’s Community Conservation Barn, 675 Long Pond Road.

Talbot is one of the principles of Environmental Landscape Consultants LLC. The goal of the program is to provide information on what to do after the discovery of invasive plants on a property. Talbot will outline and discuss the invasive plant management planning process and differentiate between invasive versus merely aggressive or weedy plant species, and give available local resources for invasive plant identification. He will discuss the difference between management and eradication of invasive species and why this is important. Learn techniques for dealing with specific invasive plant species found with in our area.

Other topics to be discussed: techniques for invasive plant management, mechanical vs. chemical; the importance of ongoing monitoring and when re-vegetation is important.

This program is free and no registration is necessary. The HPWA is a local nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Herring River Watershed.

Entertainment at British Beer Company

PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company provides entertainment at 6 Middle St. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit

June 25: Acoustic Lounge Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs

June 26: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.

June 27: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs

June 28: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

Free Men’s Health Seminar

PLYMOUTH — Dr. Craig Gillard, from Greater Boston Urology, will present a free Men’s Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, Funkhouser Conference Room B, 275 Sandwich St.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Gillard will present on how erectile dysfunction or bladder leakage may affect confidence and intimacy. Get the facts about the latest treatment options. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, call to register. For information, call 877-433-2873 or visit

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’s parking lot down the street. Food and beverage vendors will line the grounds.

June 27: Soul City

July 11: The Lindsays and Dave Row

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

South Shore Community Action Council monthly meeting

PLYMOUTH — The South Shore Community Action Council Inc. will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. June 27 at 196 S. Meadow Road. For more information, contact Jack Cocio, CEO, at 508-747-7575, ext. 6238.

Entertainment at The Spire

PLYMOUTH – 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, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.

June 27: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5

June 30: Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, 8 p.m, $39.50

Aug. 4: Duppy Conquerors, 8 p.m., $18

Aug. 18: Larry Carlton, 8 p.m., $62/$99

Plymouth Farmers’ Market

PLYMOUTH ​— ​The Plymouth Farmers’ Market is in full swing for the 2018 Outdoor Season 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’s River Street entrance.

This summer the market has teamed up with the Plymouth Public Library to present a children’s 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.

“Culinary Insights” 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’ cards are $50 and are valid through December.

Summer Family Fun Thursday Nights

PLYMOUTH — 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:

June 28: 5 to 6 p.m. Child care Open House; 6 to 7 p.m. Summer Kick Off Party

July 12: 6 to 7 p.m. Bubble Man

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

Early Summer Art Show, awards ceremony

PLYMOUTH — 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, will be held at the Manomet Community Center, 29 Manoment Point Road, in the village of Manomet from June 29-Aug. 4.

The reception and award ceremony for that show will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29. This is open to the public with free admission, refreshments and music.

For up to date information, check or call 508-746-7222.

Climate change meeting

PLYMOUTH — The South Shore/Upper Cape chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 28 at the Manomet branch of the Plymouth Public Library, 12 Strand Ave.

The meeting will feature a short film about the Climate Lobby and news about the local chapter activities and carbon pricing bills in the Massachusetts Legislature. The CCL seeks volunteers from the 9th Congressional District to work for climate solutions with fellow citizens. The CCL trains volunteers to build working relationships with members of Congress to seek passage of a carbon fee and dividend, a nonpartisan climate change solution.

Carbon fee and dividend is a revenue-neutral carbon tax assessed at industrial sources, with all fees collected returned directly to households. Projected results are a 52 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels within 20 years while growing the economy and saving lives. All are welcome. For information. visit or call 508-317-6990.

2018 summer concert series

PLYMOUTH — L. Knife & Sons Inc. once again hosts the free Thursday summer concert series. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. and will be 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:

June 28: Moonlight Serenaders

July 4: Parade & Legion Bud Band

July 5: Lenny Vaz German Band

July 12: Moonlight Serenaders

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.

Carole Raymond exhibits at Bramhalls’

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth artist Carole Raymond, along with her oil painting class, will present an exhibit, “Discover Your Talent” from June 30 to July 8 at Bramhalls’ Country Store, 2 Sandwich Road. An Opening Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29. Refreshments will be served.

American Legion Post 40 comedy show

PLYMOUTH — American Legion Post 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road, will host a comedy show at 7 p.m. June 29. Attendees can enjoy the comedy stylings of Tom Hayes. Tickets are available at the Legion for just $15 each. Snacks will be served and this event is open to the public. For tickets or information, contact

Patriotic Bicycle Parade Contest

PLYMOUTH — Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South, will host a Patriotic Bicycle Parade Contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30.

Entrants can take their bicycle decorated in red, white and blue to win a chance to join in the Fourth of July parade. The day will consist of a Patriotic Bike Contest, Best Dressed Patriotic Baby contest, Best Dressed Patriotic Age Groups, Pie Eating Contest and games.

Food is available for purchase: hot dogs are $1, cheeseburgers and hamburgers are $2 and drinks are $1.

Family Rock N’ Bowl for JD’s Angel Wings

KINGSTON — Alley Kat Lane, 7 Tarkiln Road, Kingston, will host Family Rock N’ Bowl from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 30, in support of JD’s Angel Wings, a local organization that supports families that have lost a baby in the third trimester. There will be glow in the dark bowling, door prizes, a silent auction and more.

To purchase tickets, visit or To sponsor a lane, email or call 508-317-2445.

JD’s Angel Wings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization named in honor of James D. Anderson III. Founders believe every child, known or unknown to the world, deserves to be spoken of and recognized. They are committed to providing meaningful, emotional support and compassionate assistance to every family grieving the loss of a baby in the third trimester.

Air Show needs volunteers

PLYMOUTH — The 2018 Plymouth Air Show will be held on Aug. 11. Volunteers are needed in the following areas during the show: admissions and ticketing; maintenance and sanitation; and in the children’s fun area. Shifts are for 1.5 hours and are as follows: Shift one is from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.; shift two is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and shift three is from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. When the show ends at 2 p.m., help will also be needed in many areas for cleanup. All volunteers will be provided with water, a bright easy-to-ID Air Show T shirt, lunch and free admission. More information about this year’s airshow can be found at

ALS Family Charitable Foundation seeks runners

PLYMOUTH — 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’s 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’s Program, directly benefiting children of families affected by ALS. Visit, email or call 508-759-9696 for more information.

Plymouth Action Plan open for comment

PLYMOUTH — The town of Plymouth’s 2018-19 annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment.

The Action Plan describes the proposed activities for the program year and the estimated amount of Community Development Block Grant funds to be spent on each. Also, the Action Plan summarizes the priorities and specific objectives that will be addressed in the program year and relates them to the Consolidated Plan.

A 30-day comment period is in effect through July 5. A printed copy of the Action Plan is available at the Office of Community Development, 26 Court St. To have a copy mailed, call the Office of Community Development at 508-747-1620, ext. 10148 or 10150. Comments should be submitted to the Office of Community Development in writing by July 5 to the Office of Community Development if possible. Comments can also be made by calling Peggy Whalen, director of the Office of Community Development at 508-747-1620, ext. 10150.

Pilgrim Breakfast

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s annual Pilgrim Breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 1 at the 111677 Harlow House, 119 Sandwich St.

The menu is comprised of fishcakes, scrambled eggs, baked beans, old-fashioned cornbread, homemade muffins, coffee, juice and relishes. Breakfast will be served by volunteers in Pilgrim costume.

Admission is $12.50 per person. A member’s rate of $10 per person is offered. A family up two adults and up to three children costs $45. All proceeds will benefit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tickets are non refundable. To reserve a spot, call 508-746-0012.

Edaville offers military appreciation deals

CARVER — ​Edaville 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 July 1-4, 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

Judy Collins to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – Judy Collins will perform at 7:30 p. m. July 1 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 for tickets or call 877-973-9613.

Old Colony YMCA Swim Lessons

PLYMOUTH — Old Colony YMCA at Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, will offer summer swim lessons.

Session I runs from July 2-28. 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 and click “register” 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.

Ninety Nine Restaurant offers veterans, military special

PLYMOUTH — The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that it will celebrate veterans past and present as well as active duty military with special meal deals July 4 and 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

July 4 Plymouth Parade, fireworks

PLYMOUTH — The Fourth of July parade, put on by July 4 Plymouth Inc. will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Mayflower Business Park, 428-430 Court St. in North Plymouth. It will proceed along Court Street to downtown, turn down Water Street and proceed to the viewing stand at the bottom of Cole’s Hill. Awards will be given in Community, Commercial and musical categories. 

Fireworks will begin at 9-9:15 p.m. depending on night sky, on the Plymouth Waterfront. Rain date is July 5.

The Phil to perform on the Fourth

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 103rd season with a free-to-the-public, family-friendly concert celebrating the nation’s birthday at 7:30 p.m. July 4 at Pilgrim Memorial State Park.

Music Director Steven Karidoyanes will conduct a mix of patriotic, stage and television music. The orchestra will play music from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” to honor the composer on the occasion of his birth centennial observed this year. Other highlights include a reading of the Declaration of Independence by WCVB television meteorologist Mike Wankum, the playing of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and special tributes to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

The concert will be broadcast live on WATD, 95.9 FM and PACTV, Plymouth Area Community Access Television. For information, call 508-746-8008 or visit

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe Independence Day Sale

PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will host an Independence Day Sale from July 5-7. Shoppers will receive a 20 percent discount during this event. Because of the parade in Plymouth, the Thrift Shoppe will be closed on July 4.

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;;

First Saturday

PLYMOUTH — 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’ doors. Visit or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants. Next event: July 7.

Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents “Burial Hill: History in Progress,” a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s 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’Neill 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 or call 508-746-0012 or visit

July 7: “Colonial Coffins, Graves and Funerals” with Stephen O’Neill

Aug. 4: “Epitaphs Curious and Common” with Donna Curtin

Sept. 1: “Plymoutheans Abroad: Stories of Overseas Travel” with Anne Mason

Oct. 6: “Finding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hill” with David Landon

Nov. 3: “The Stonecarver’s Art” with Donna Curtin

Dec. 1: “Animal Tales” with Anne Mason

Americana Theatre Company presents ‘Man of La Mancha’

 Americana Theatre Company will present “Man of La Mancha” from July 7-29, with performances weekly Thursday through Sunday, at the Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.

“Man of La Mancha,” 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’s morning news programming as anchor for a decade.

Tickets for “Man of La Mancha” 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 “Sleepy Hollow” and “The Gifts of the Magi.” The production is recommended for ages 8 and older.

For tickets or more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit 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.

ATC registration now open

PLYMOUTH — 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 “Beauty and the Beast” 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 “Robin Hood” 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 “Legally Blonde Jr.” on the stage. Working with the complete artistic direction team, students create their own musical theater production from the ground up. “Legally Blonde Jr.” performs at 2 p.m. July 28.

Tuition for ATC’s 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 “Beauty and the Beast” are $10 for adults, $5 for students; tickets for “Legally Blonde Jr.” are $15 for adults, $10 for students, available at the door.

For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing and other information, visit, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company or Studio Americana on Facebook or Twitter.

Kreative Kidz Theatre summer camp schedule

PLYMOUTH — 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 9-13: “Peter Pan.” Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and takes them to Neverland. The Lost Boys, Pirates, Tinkerbelle and all the wonderful characters will come to life this week.

July 16-20: “Bravo for Broadway.” This week, the group will be working on past and current Broadway musicals with skits, songs and dances from popular shows.

July 23-27: “Superheroes and Villains.” 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: “Pop Star Studio.” 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: “Laugh Out Loud.” Get ready to laugh the week away with hilarious and outrageous skits written by the students themselves.

Aug. 13-17: “Trolls.” 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

Plymouth Philharmonic music series

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with the Emilson YMCA in Hanover, will present a free outdoor music series featuring the Plymouth Philharmonic’s Cabaret Orchestra and small ensembles on three consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26 at Laura’s Center for the Arts’ 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’s Center if there’s rain. Nona’s Ice Cream Truck and Simply Dunn Cafe will have concessions available.

‘Laughs for Wally and Daniel’ fundraiser

PLYMOUTH — The Garibaldi Club, 36 Castle St., will be host to “Laughs for Wally and Daniel,” a fundraising event at 7 p.m. July 13. The event will feature Dave Russo and Pete Costello. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Warren Borgatti and Daniel Cabral Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in person at Jolly Bean Cafe, 88 Camelot Drive. Checks should be made payable to the Warren R. Borgatti Scholarship fund.

Duxbury Music Festival

DUXBURY — South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival will begin its 2018 season with a Blues Cabaret Concert featuring Sugar Ray and the Bluetones with two seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. July 13 at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury.

The evening offers light bites and a cash bar with cabaret style seating and is sponsored by Wendy and Vincent Spiziri.

Widely embraced by the South Shore community with more than 200 volunteers and over 2,500 patrons each season, DMF’s chamber music program brings together pedagogues and performers with aspiring young artists each summer, providing daily offerings of chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to arts education and performance, for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Tickets to the Blues Cabaret Concert are $60. To purchase tickets or for more information on festival programming, visit, call 781-934-2731, ext. 23, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

Animal CPR, First Aid fundraiser

PLYMOUTH — 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 and click “Register Online.” For information, call Tom Rinelli, Paws N Claws 911, at 631-721-8129.

ATC Studio Americana to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts program will present its elementary school students in a production of “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m. July 14 and 21 at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.

Studio Americana’s 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, call 508-591-0282, follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter or Studio Americana on Instagram.

Holy Ghost Festa

PLYMOUTH — 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’s Church for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Procession after Mass from St. Mary’s Church to Holy Ghost Field on 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.

Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 35th reunion

PLYMOUTH — The 35th reunion for the Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Garibaldi Club in Plymouth. Plans are underway. For information:;

Three Dog Night coming to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — 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 or by calling 617-531-1257.

PHS Class of 1958 60th reunion

PLYMOUTH — 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

Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 40th reunion

PLYMOUTH — 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. Space is limited. For information, call 239-774-2000.

Get the Led Out at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — 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 or by calling 617-531-1257.

Poetry: The Art of Words

PLYMOUTH – 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 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 – 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 for tickets or call 877-973-9613.

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – 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 or call 617-531-1257.

Wampanoag exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum

PLYMOUTH – 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 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 — The Plymouth Water Division offers its 2017 Consumer Confidence Report at

Change to transfer station recycling

PLYMOUTH – 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’ Cubhouse Preschool openings

PLYMOUTH – Panthers’ 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 — 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 or send a Facebook message to Plymouth Bay Community Band.

Chrissy’s Charity

PLYMOUTH — Chrissy’s 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

Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support

PLYMOUTH — 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

Plymouth Fragment Society

PLYMOUTH – 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 or send email to The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds.

Pet food pantry

PLYMOUTH – 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 – 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


PLYMOUTH – 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 for more information.

‘Delicious and Nutritious’

PLYMOUTH — 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 “Delicious and Nutritious.” 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’s 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’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: For more information about PACTV, visit

PACTV video production classes

PLYMOUTH — 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 For information, contact Kim Miot, director of community media, at, or call 508-830-6999.

‘Nook News’

PLYMOUTH — ”Nook News” has a new episode all about seniors and reading. Plymouth Center for Active Living’s Beth Hadfield talked with Tom Cummiskey, Outreach and Senior Services librarian at Plymouth Public Library, where they discussed the library’s 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’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at For more information about PACTV, visit

‘Breaking the Cycle’

PLYMOUTH — “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 and PACTV Video Share at

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.

‘Register’s Report’

PLYMOUTH — “Register’s Report” is playing now on PACTV’s 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’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share:

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

‘State Matters’ 

PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosts “State Matters,” 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’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at 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

‘PCN Life’

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television’s “PCN Life” plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. The show follows PACTV’s weekly news show, “PACTV Community News,” 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 or

‘Building Community’

PLYMOUTH – “Building Community,” a talk show and service project produced by PACTV, is now running on the public access channel. PACTV’s 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’s 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 or visit

‘Talk of the Towne’

PLYMOUTH – The live PACTV call-in show, “Talk of the Towne,” is cablecast Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on channels 13 (for Comcast customers) and 43 (for Verizon subscribers). Visit for details or call 508-830-6999. Karen Buechs hosts the show unless otherwise noted.

‘PACTV Community News’

PLYMOUTH – “PACTV Community News,” 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 To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit

South Shore Locavores

KINGSTON – 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 or

Toastmasters Club

KINGSTON – 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’ 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 — 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’s 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 and select No Spray from the menu list.

Plymouth schools seek disability identification

PLYMOUTH — 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’s 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’s 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:

Heidrea for Heroes’ Incline Corps

PLYMOUTH — 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;;

Cranberry Hospice in Plymouth seeks volunteers

PLYMOUTH — 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’s Program, which places a veteran volunteer with veteran patients, and volunteers for the Pediatric Palliative Care Program “Fragile Footprints.”

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’s Auxiliary seeks volunteers

PLYMOUTH — The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Plymouth is looking for new members to join its volunteer team. The Women’s Auxiliary helps with The Salvation Army’s 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 — 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

First Baptist Church sock drive

PLYMOUTH — 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 — The Plymouth Salvation Army, 52 Long Pond Road, hosts Celebrate Recovery 1 p.m. Thursdays following lunch.

Plymouth Farmers’ Market outdoors

PLYMOUTH –  The summer Plymouth Farmers’ 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’s Harvest Organic Farm, the Market features organic produce, seafood, pork, beef, chicken, goat and handmade cheese, along with prepared-food vendors and crafters. You’ll 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

Plymouth Farmers’ Market indoors
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Farmers’ 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

Healthy Vibes Nutrition weight loss challenge

PLYMOUTH — Healthy Vibes Nutrition, 21 Court St., will host a “Spring Into Shape” 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 — The Plymouth Police Department presents Project Outreach’s 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 — 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


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