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Persephone’s Daughters concert Nov. 19
PLYMOUTH — The women’s chorus from Plymouth, Persephone’s Daughters, will perform its fall benefit concert, “Soul Watch,” at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth.
This concert is a combination of songs and readings. The list of songs includes “The Storm is Passing Over,” “Souls Are Gathered in Freedom,” Carole King’s “Beautiful,” “Wings” by Little Mix, The Wailin’ Jennys “Storm Comin” and India Arie’s “I Am Light,” among others. Thought-provoking poems, such as Mary Oliver’s “Some Questions You Might Ask,” will be read throughout the concert.
The proceeds from the fall concerts go to organizations that foster healing, world peace and social justice. The members of Persephone’s Daughters voted this season to support Puerto Rico. The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund, under the umbrella of the Center for Popular Democracy, offers immediate relief, recovery and equitable rebuilding for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund supports organizations working on the frontlines with these communities. The proceeds from this concert will be earmarked for Taller Salud in Loiza, Puerto Rico, which helps women and families.
Tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the Plymouth Guild for the Arts, 11 North St., or by calling 508-747-0212. They can also be purchased at the door.
Persephone’s Daughters is a member of Greater Boston Choral Consortium and Sister Singers.
Pilgrim Hall Museum Holiday House Tour
PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., invites residents to enjoy the holiday spirit for the 12th annual Holiday House Tour, a weekend tour of decorated homes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3.
Visit some of Plymouth's decorated homes, decked out for the season. The tour includes private residences in the center of town and south along the sea. Attendees may visit as many houses as they wish on whichever day they would like. Lunch will be served both days at the Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St.; one lunch is included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $52. Exact location of houses on the tour is kept confidential until the day of the tour. Residents must pick up the booklet and map that will serve as the ticket at the museum between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
To purchase tickets, call 508-746-1620, ext. 7, visit the museum, or pay online at http://pilgrimhallmuseum.org. All proceeds from the Pilgrim Hall Museum Holiday House Tour help preserve the museum's superb collection of Pilgrim possessions and support its educational programs.
Center for Active Living Thanksgiving performance
PLYMOUTH — Folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond will perform for a public concert at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Plymouth Center for Active Living, 44 Nook Road.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Plymouth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and the Friends of the PCOA.
Van Egmond's program, "Songs & Tales for the Thanksgiving Season" will present a harvest of tales, tunes and songs ranging from the comedic to the heart-warming. He accompanies himself on a wide variety of traditional instruments, including guitar, hammered dulcimer and limberjack.
A resident of Montague, Van Egmond has performed for over 30 years throughout the country, appearing at hundreds of schools, libraries and community centers, and on a number of television and radio programs. He has been chosen for the New England States Touring Program and the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Education Program.
For more information, call the center at 508-830-4230.
Plymouth Evening Garden Club cooking demonstration
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Evening Garden Club will host a cooking demonstration with Lynne Tripp, from The Farmer’s Table restaurant, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St.
Guest fee is $5. A short business meeting will follow the speaker. For more information, call 508-747-2641.
Senior legal planning workshops
PLYMOUTH — The Law Office of Jonathan M. Graham & Associates P.C. will host two free senior legal planning workshops, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at 115 Court St., Suite 1.
The purpose of the workshops will be to help seniors make informed decisions and to be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending these workshops, seniors will learn about obstacles they could face when making such decisions. Graham will provide information that will keep seniors and their families in control and reduce costs.
Reservations are required due to space limitations. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations: Christine DelloRusso, 508-830-1120, ext. 16.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa to host Girls Night Out
PLYMOUTH — Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills, 35 Landmark Drive, will host a Girls Night Out from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16.
Featuring products from French skincare brand Caudalie, guests will experience anti-aging, skincare, body care, fragrance and masks. While being pampered, guests will indulge in complimentary hors d’oeuvre and a wine tasting with Caudalie’s signature vino.
Cost is $25 per person. To attend, guests will purchase a $25 gift card to be used that evening towards purchases.
For more information, visit http://mirbeau.com. To reserve a spot, call 877-647-2328.
Speed Networking After Hours
PLYMOUTH — South Shore Women’s Business Network invites residents to join a Speed Networking After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Real Estate Rocks Office, 290 Center Street, Pembroke, hosted by Kathleen Keegan. This event is open to SSWBN members and nonmembers. You can help support SSWBN’s chosen charity for the this quarter: Crossroads for Kids. Raffle tickets will be sold and a 50/50 raffle will be held.
Take business cards. Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Advance registration is required. Members are free and nonmembers cost $10. Register at http://sswbn.org/events.
SSWBN’s mission is to mentor professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs with networking and educational events while supporting the community through different fundraising efforts. SSWBN invites those looking to expand their networking sphere to attend this event to meet this group. For more information, call SSWBN at 774-377-9260.
Plymouth Area LWV to present ‘How to Run for Office’
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters will present a public program titled “How to Run for Office” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the new Town Hall Building, 26 Court St.
The program will begin with a brief introduction by Town Clerk Larry Pizer, who will speak about the legal requirements of running for office. Following his presentation, the forum will feature three Plymouth women who are either currently in office or retired from public office: Michelle Badger, current School Committee member; Shelagh Joyce, current Plymouth selectman; and state Sen. Therese Murray, former Senate president and senator from Plymouth ,who will share their experiences about running for office. The program will conclude with a presentation by political activist William Keohan on how to run a campaign.
Comedy for a Cause
PLYMOUTH — South Shore Realtors will host Comedy for a Cause, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 48 Schoosett St., Pembroke. Residents are encouraged to support veterans by attending this comedy event featuring comedians Christine Hurley, Dan Crohn and Graig Murphy.
Tickets are $30 and can be bought at https://picatic.com/LaughForOurVeterans or at http://SouthShoreRealtors.com, or by calling South Shore Realtors at 781-826-5139. Purchase a Blue Star to display at the event to honor a veteran who is currently serving or returned home or a Gold Star to honor a fallen warrior.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company, 2294 State Road, provides entertainment. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/cedarville.
Nov. 16: Karaoke w/ Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.
Nov. 17: Pat & Mallory Fey, 9 p.m.
Nov. 18: Common Good, 9 p.m.
Nov. 21: Wicked, Trivia, 7:30
Nov. 22: Ramblin Band, 9 p.m.
Nov. 24: Brian Sances Band, 9 p.m.
Nov. 25: Soul Purpose, 9 p.m.
Nov. 28: Wicked Trivia, 7:30
Nov. 30: Karaoke w/ Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company, 6 Middle St., provides entertainment. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/plymouth.
Nov. 16: Jeff Hilliard
Nov. 20: Matt Audette
Nov. 21: Fil Pacino
Nov. 22: The Scoobs
Nov. 27: Acoustic Lounge Hosted by Macalla, 7 p.m. upstairs
Nov. 28: Jeff Rosen
Nov. 30: Jeff Hilliard
American Red Cross blood drive
PLYMOUTH — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at American Legion Hall, 199 Federal Furnace Road. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
Church of The Pilgrimage Storytelling Concert
PLYMOUTH — The Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, will host a family-friendly Storytelling Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Titled “Create. Peace,” the concert will feature spoken word artists Jackson Gillman and L. Schuyler Ford. This event is open to the public. There is no charge but a freewill donation for the artists will be accepted.
Events 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, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Nov. 17: Mary Fahl, 8 p.m., $25
Nov. 19: Power Struggle—The Film, 2 p.m., $10
Nov. 24: Chrissi Poland with special guests Donne Byrne and Ari Hest, 8 p.m., $25
Nov. 25 : James Montgomery, 8 p.m., $28
Nov. 29: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Dec. 1: Johnny Souza & Friends - Wicked Fun Christmas Concert!, 8 p.m., $25
Dec. 2: Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance w/ Dave Dunlop, 8 p.m., $40
Dec. 8-9: A Christmas House presented by Plymouth Community Theatre, 8 p.m., $20
Dec. 10: A Christmas House presented by Plymouth Community Theatre, 4 p.m., $20
Dec. 13: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Dec. 14: A Michael Sweet Christmas!, 8 p.m., $25
Dec. 15: The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Swing-Along Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., $25
Dec. 16: Ayla Brown, Jenn Bostic and Damien Horne, 8 p.m., $20
Dec. 27: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Dec. 29: Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m., $26
Spectacle Management to present Air Supply
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Air Supply at 7:30 p.m. May 10, 2018, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Air Supply become a staple of early-'80s radio, producing seven straight Top Five singles. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 and continues perform all over the world.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. Tickets for Air Supply are $59-$89 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Hazardous waste collection
MIDDLEBOROUGH — South Shore Recycling Cooperative will host a household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Middleborough Town Hall parking lot, 10 Nickerson Ave. For details, including acceptable materials and authorization/payment requirements, visit http://ssrcoop.info and click on "Hazardous Waste." Go to the specific Town Hall for a flyer, or call 781-329-8318.
Citizens Climate Lobby meeting
PLYMOUTH — The Citizens Climate Lobby will host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Manomet Branch, Plymouth Public Library, 2 Strand Ave. The CCL is committed to nonpartisan work through the national political system to tackle global warming. Global warming impacts lives and the economy. Attendees can learn more and join the local CCL initiative. For information, visit http://CitizensClimateLobby.org.
Christ Church to host Old-Fashioned Church Supper
PLYMOUTH — An Old-Fashioned Church Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Parish Hall at Christ Church, 149 Court St. The dinner will include beef stroganoff, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage, followed by friendly fellowship.
The public meal is held on the third Saturday of each month following the 5 p.m. church service. Cost of the Church Supper is $6 per person and $15 per family of two adults and two children younger than 10. Children 10 and older are an additional $2 each.
Reservations are required on the Tuesday before the dinner by contacting Priscilla Palombo at 508-927-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Christ Church Parish at 508-746-4959 or email@example.com, or go to the website: www.christchurchplymouth.org.
Plymouth Farmer’s Market indoor season
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., is now open for its indoor season. This season’s schedule is as follows: Nov. 19, Waterfront Harvest Market; Dec. 7; Dec. 21, Special Holiday Market; Jan. 11; Feb. 8, March 8; April 12; and May 10.
The Plymouth Farmers’ Market features local farmers, bakers and artisans. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH – Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at 11 North St. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Plymouth Cultural Council.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and music starts at noon, with poetry at 12:45 p.m. and an open mic at 1:15 p.m.
Nov. 19: Everett Hogaland and Rene Schwiesow
Dec. 3: Myles Gordon and Renee Summers
Nuclear plant closing film screening
PLYMOUTH — A screening of “Power Struggle,” a feature-length documentary, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St. Robbie Leppzer’s documentary chronicles the heated battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The filmmaker is also working on a documentary about Pilgrim Station Nuclear Power Plant.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local experts, including two members of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen’s Advisory Panel, moderated by Frank Mand. Tickets are $10 and available online at http://spirecenter.org or at the door.
Project Outreach Program drop-in dates
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department has announced the next dates for Project Outreach’s community drop-in centers, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 and 26 at New Hope Chapel, 89 Court St., and from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and 21 at Community Covenant Church, 400 Pleasant St., Bridgewater.
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.
PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Progress will take place at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, beginning at the Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow St. Costumed participants, many of whom are from the town of Plymouth and the surrounding communities, as well as visitors to the area, represent the 51 survivors of the first harsh winter of 1621. They will assemble to the beat of a drum.
The Progress will proceed along the waterfront, up Leyden Street to the site of the first fort meetinghouse on Burial Hill, where the Pilgrims met for worship. The Psalms sung are taken from “The Book of Psalms” by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. After the brief worship service, the march will continue down through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House on North Street.
The Plymouth Rock Foundation and The General Society of Mayflower Descendants are sponsors of this event. The event is also funded in part by the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Women of the Moose to host Holiday Craft Fair
PLYMOUTH — The Women of the Moose of Plymouth will hold their annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Plymouth Moose Lodge, 601 State Road.
The Holiday Craft Fair is open to the public. A total of 22 area crafters and vendors will have various items for sale, including jewelry, woodworking, crocheted and knit items, LuLaRoe Clothing, candles and reflexology photo calendars.
For more information about the Holiday Craft Fair, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose in Plymouth, call 508-224-2276 .
Small Business Saturday sale
PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will host a Small Business Saturday sale on Nov. 25. Women’s clothing, glassware and curtains will all be 50 percent off. In addition, shoppers can buy eight greeting cards for $1.
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.
Chiltonville Congregational Church Christmas Craft Fair
PLYMOUTH — Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River St., will host its Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2.
This event will feature handmade crafts, reasonably priced gift baskets, wreaths for the holiday season, a jewelry table, a bake table and lunch of homemade soups and sandwiches. A raffle will also be held with prizes including a jewelry shopping spree, a two-night stay in Plymouth, a hybrid bicycle, golf at the Pinehills, a basket of scratch tickets and local gift cards and more.
For information, contact Marcia Allen at email@example.com or 508-746-2823.
Plymouth Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Garden Club will hold its annual Holiday Greens Sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Floral Centerpieces, wreaths, fresh greens, swags and wooden baskets suitable for the cemetery will be for sale.
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 www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants.
Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Holiday Fair
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 123 South St., will host its annual Holiday Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2.
There will be baked goods, crafts, various vendors, a white elephant table and fabulous raffle baskets. In addition, there will be photos with Santa.
For more information on securing a vendor or craft table, contact Allison Michalski at 508-927-3316.
Tour Burial Hill
PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society will present “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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
ATC to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company, Plymouth’s professional theatre company, will present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” on select dates from Dec. 6 to 16 at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is a screenplay adaptation by Joe Landry and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.
Tickets are $35 for general admission and $30 for students and seniors. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are held at 2 p.m. The production is recommended for ages 8 and older. For tickets or more information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, seating is limited to capacity. Plymouth Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, public parking is available street side, and in public lots in close proximity.
Hairs to You Project
PLYMOUTH – The Hairs to You Project was started in 2016 by Jeanne Hunter-McCartin to provide haircuts to the homeless population of Plymouth as a First Baptist Church community outreach. The next haircuts are from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 327 Court St., and from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at St. Peter’s, 86 Court St. Call 781-336-6737 for more information.
Pilgrim Festival Chorus Messiah and Carol Sing-along
MIDDLEBOROUGH — Pilgrim Festival Chorus will present its eighth annual Messiah and Carol Sing-along at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at First Congregational Church, 6 Plympton St. in Middleborough.
Music Director William B. Richter will lead the audience in both carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. Solos selected from Part I, the Christmas portion, will be sung by featured local vocalists. Accompaniment will be provided by string players and the church’s 1887 S. S. Hamill pipe organ, played by Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, PFC assistant director and music director at the church.
Tickets are $10 for adults and youth ages 12 and older are available at the door. For children younger than 12, there is no charge. Scores are available to borrow on-site, or attendees are welcome to bring their own. Funds raised from this event support the PFC's yearly operating expenses. For more information, visit http://pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.
Pilgrim Hall Museum wedding exhibit
PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Hall Museum presents “Wedding 396: Four Centuries of Wedding Fashion in Plymouth 1621-2016” through Dec. 30.
The exhibit will explore the evolution of New England wedding styles over nearly four centuries, beginning with a re-imagining of the very first Plymouth Colony marriage in 1621. Just weeks after Mayflower passengers Edward Winslow and Susanna White lost their spouses to sickness during the colony’s first difficult winter, they remarried to rebuild their families together. The bride did not wear white. “Wedding 396” looks at changing nuptial fashion before and after the rise of the white gown and questions assumptions about long-standing wedding traditions. The exhibit centers on a display of vintage and antique wedding gowns reflecting New England’s diversity, with multimedia displays of real-life wedding images from the past 150 years.
“Wedding 396” traces other customs including the wearing of veils, tossing the bouquet, jumping the broom and the divinatory power of wedding cake. The wedding exhibition is made possible by the sponsorship of Eastern Bank and Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac, with additional support of Market Basket, Mirbeau Inn & Spa Pinehills and Pioppi’s Package Store. For more information, contact Donna D. Curtin, executive director, at email@example.com.
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 reunion
The 35th reunion for the Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 will be held Aug. 3-5, 2018, at the Garibaldi Club in Plymouth. Plans are underway. For information: plymouthcarver1983.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://gofundme.com/plymouth-bay-cultural-district.
PLYMOUTH – Chrissy's Charity is taking a different direction and is no longer asking for donations of old, unwanted, broken jewelry. However, donations of rosaries, even broken, would still be appreciated. When prepared, the rosaries are sent to our troops. The troops are more in need of rosaries than ever. Whether Catholic or no particular faith or no awareness of faith, in life-threatening situations, many troops carry a rosary in their pocket and know that people are praying for them. In addition, donations of 4-ply yarn for making prayer shawls are much appreciated. Drop off locations for donations are at both Rockland Trust locations, Court Street and Pilgrim Hill Road in Plymouth, and Balboni’s Drug Store on Court Street in North Plymouth. Chrissy’s Charity also continues making prayer bracelets and donating them to those in need at the local hospital. The charity organizers are grateful to all those who have supported Chrissy’s Charity through the years. If you have any questions, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or email email@example.com.
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 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.
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 nathanhaleveteransoutreachcenter.com.
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 www.pactv.org for more information.
'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 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 — “Register’s Report” has a new episode playing on PACTV’s government channels. Host John Buckley, Plymouth County Register of Deeds, talks with John Holmgren of J.K. Holmgren Engineering. Buckley also shares July’s 2017’s housing and mortgage statistics as well as some historical land records from Plymouth County, including one about the Jones River in Kingston.
The show 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: 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 — State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosts a new episode of “State Matters,” now airing on PACTV's Plymouth Government Channel. Guest Bob Hollis, founder and president of the Plymouth Recovery Center, discusses the organization’s role in helping those who suffer from drug addiction.
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 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 — Plymouth Area Community Television has announced the premiere of a show, “PCN Life,” which plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. The show will follow 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 email@example.com or pactv.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pactv.org.
‘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 www.pactv.org 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 email@example.com. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.
PLYMOUTH - Cafe COA airs on PACTV government access channels Comast 15/Verizon 47. The episodes are available on the PACTV Vieo Share Channel on You Tube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6XPCCqfogk.
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.
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.
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 ediblesouthshore.com or www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.
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 plymouthmosquito.org 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: plymouth.k12.ma.us/uploaded/Depts/Accountability_Measurement/FY14_Street_Listing.pdf.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; heidrea4heroes.org.
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 vnacare.org.
Mayflower Society tours
PLYMOUTH — The Mayflower Society House is located at 4 Winslow St. in downtown Plymouth. The Mayflower Society is open for the season with tours daily from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cost for tours is $7 for adults and $5 for teens and seniors. Children, military, Plymouth residents and society members are free.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH —The Hairs to You Project provides haircuts to the homeless population of Plymouth. It is presented by Jeanne Hunter-McCartin as a First Baptist Church Community Outreach. Hunter-McCartin is seeking volunteer stylists to get involved in helping in the homeless community. Call 781-336-6737.
First Baptist Church sock drive
PLYMOUTH — The First Baptist Church of Plymouth, 41 Westerly Road, is beginning a new 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 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 plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Plymouth Farmers' Market indoors
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 www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Project Outreach Program drop-in dates
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department presents Project Outreach’s community drop-in centers from 5 to 9 p.m. 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.
Plymouth Salvation Army events
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Salvation Army, 8 Carver St., will host Celebrate Recovery 1 p.m. Thursdays following lunch.