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Toys for Tots

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fire Department and Plymouth Firefighters Local 1768 is holding their 11th annual Toys for Tots drive.

Toys can be dropped off until Dec. 21 to Station 1 Headquarters, 114 Sandwich St., and Station 6 Cedarville, 2209 State Road. All toys must be unwrapped to ensure proper distribution for each child’s gender and age. Donors should also consider older children as the drive intends to provide for infants up to young teenagers.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to firefighter Sean Page by emailing seanpage72@gmail.com or to Timothy and Mary Ellen Harrington, the coordinators of the Cape and Islands Toys for Tots program, at capecodtoys4tots@comcast.net.

 

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.

 

Pilgrim Society Forefathers Day dinner

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum announced that Pamela Parmal, David and Roberta Logie curator of textile and fashion arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the featured speaker at Plymouth’s 198th Forefathers Day dinner on Dec. 21.

The Forefathers Day celebration is an annual tradition of the Pilgrim Society dating from 1820 to commemorate the Pilgrims’ landing in Plymouth on the day of their arrival, Dec. 21. This year Forefathers Day falls on a Thursday. The public is invited to attend the main event, the Forefathers Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and followed by a short program and Parmal’s remarks.

Parmal, an expert on early embroidery and author of “Samplers A to Z” has curated exhibitions at the MFA that range from the glamour of Hollywood gowns to the everyday needlework of colonial girls. She is currently researching quilts and the American experience for a new exhibition to commemorate the MFA’s 150th anniversary in 2020. Parmal will discuss the MFA’s collection of quilts and coverlets that date from the early colonial period to the present, and provide a peek into the lives of Americans not always represented in the history books. Parmal will highlight quilts and coverlets being considered for the anniversary exhibition.

Registration is required for the dinner. The cost for Pilgrim Society members is $70 and for nonmembers is $77. Table seating for 10 may be purchased for $610. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or for more information, call 508-746-1620, ext. 7, or email robin.nutter@pilgrimhall.org. Tickets can also be purchased at http://pilgrimhallmuseum.org.

 

Stuff a Bus event

PLYMOUTH — The New England Center and Home for Veterans will host Stuff a Bus event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at American Legion Post 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road. Residents are asked to bring new items, such as blankets, underwear for both men and women of all sizes, socks, scarves, hats, pajamas and gift cards.

The New England Center and Home for Veterans is a multi-dimensional service and care provider dedicated to assisting veterans who are facing or at risk of homelessness.

 

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 chiltonvillecongregational@gmail.com or 508-746-2823.

 

Most Festive 2017

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Kiwanis will host Most Festive 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 (downtown tree lighting and race time) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Each year the Tree Lighting and Winter Lights 5K bring in around 3,000 people to the downtown area. In addition to the tree lighting the Kiwanis will also host a window contest this year. In the participating windows, there will be a flyer directing participants to the page, http://facebook.com/PlymouthKiwanis, where they will be able to vote for their favorite window. During the tree lighting, pictures will be taken of the windows entered into the contest and uploaded for voting online. For more information visit http://KiwanisPlymouth.org.

 

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 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.

 

Reindog Parade names STAR as charity partner

PLYMOUTH — Survivor Tails Animal Rescue has been named The Pinehills' charity partner at their upcoming Reindog Parade and Holidays on the Green event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Residents are invited to stop by the STAR tent to learn more about the nonprofit organization and how they can volunteer or foster. Information about all of the adoptable dogs will be available.

The Reindog Parade starts at 3 p.m. and onsite registration is from 2 to 2:45 p.m. The event is free to enter, but donations will be accepted to benefit Survivor Tails Animal Rescue.

STAR's Wish List: Frontline Plus tick and flea control for dogs and cats; dog or cat food and treats; dog or cat beds; dog toys and chews; dog collars, specifically Martingale type, as this prevents dogs from escaping; dog harnesses; non-retractable dog leashes; cat toys and scratchers; cat litter and litter boxes; monetary donations.

For more information about the event, visit http://thepinehills.com. For more information about Survivor Tails Animal Rescue, visit http://survivortails.org.

 

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 www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants.

 

December Burial Hill Tour

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Antiquarian Society will host its December Burial Hill Tour at 1 p.m. Dec. 2.

Explore the development of Plymouth's maritime economy on a guided walking tour with Anne Mason, executive director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Join the group in remembering stories of shipbuilders, merchants, and sailors, including those who perished in the horrific wreck of the brig General Arnold in 1778.

No reservations are required. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel the tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page.

For more information, contact pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012. For a full listing of upcoming tours, visit http://plymouthantiquariansociety.org.

 

PFC holiday concert

PLYMOUTH – Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents its holiday season concert, A Hometown Christmas, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.

A Hometown Christmas offer favorite carols and seasonal music set in three sections: Anticipation, Night of Wonder, and Christmas. The performance begins with a chorus procession to a medieval carol, followed by works on themes of Advent, ending with an up-beat Gospel tune.

More than 70 adult vocalists fill out the ensemble, dedicated to authentic choral singing. In addition to the winter concert, PFC presents a Messiah Sing in December.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14. Children age 14 and under are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, call Gail at 781-826-8416.

 

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.

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

 

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.

Dec. 2: Fey Band, 9 p.m.

Dec. 5: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 7: Karaoke w/ Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

Dec. 8: Flydown, 9 p.m.

Dec. 9: Soul Purpose, 9 p.m.

Dec. 12: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: Karaoke w/ Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

Dec. 15: Ian Richardson, 9 p.m.

Dec. 16: Pat & Mallory Fey, 9 p.m.

Dec. 19: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Brian Sances Band, 9 p.m.

Dec. 23: Moonrise Orchestra, 9 p.m.

Dec. 26: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29: Karaoke w/ Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

 

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.

Dec. 3: Myles Gordon and Renee Summers

 

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.

Dec. 4: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Macalla, 7 p.m. upstairs

Dec. 5: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.

Dec. 7: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

Dec. 11: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Macalla, 7 p.m. upstairs

Dec. 12: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.

Dec. 14: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

Dec. 15: Kevin Doherty, 9 p.m.

Dec. 18: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Macalla, 7 p.m. upstairs

Dec. 19: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.

Dec. 21: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

Dec. 26: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.

Dec. 28: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

 

Homebuyer workshop

PLYMOUTH — NeighborWorks Southern Massachusetts will offer a two-part workshop for first-time homebuyers in Plymouth.

The first part of the course will be taken online; following completion of the online component, participants will attend an in-person class to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Mutual Bank, 2 Pilgrim Hill Road.

The in-person workshop will give participants an opportunity to meet and hear from real estate brokers, attorneys and loan originators. Attendees also will have an opportunity to learn about NeighborWorks’ down payment assistance programs and speak to a lender about different mortgage options.

The registration fee for the workshop is $20 per person. To register and pay online, visit http://nwsoma.org or call 617-770-2227, ext. 65, for more information.

 

American Red Cross blood drive

PLYMOUTH — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Loyal Order of Moose, 601 State Road., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 275 Sandwich St. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

 

Senior legal planning workshops

PLYMOUTH — The Law Office of Jonathan M. Graham & Associates P.C. will host two free senior legal planning workshops at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 115 Court St., Suite 1, Plymouth.

The purpose of the workshops will be to help seniors make informed decisions and to be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending these workshops, seniors will learn about obstacles they could face when making such decisions. Graham will provide information that will keep seniors and their families in control and reduce costs.

Reservations are required due to space limitations. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations: Christine DelloRusso, 508-830-1120, ext. 16.

 

ATC presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

PLYMOUTH — Americana 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.

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. Plymouth Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, public parking is available street side and in public lots in close proximity.

 

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. The schedule is as follows: 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 localfoods@plymouthfarmersmarket.org or visit http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org.

 

Temple Beth Jacob Latkes & Lights

SANDWICH — Temple Beth Jacob of Plymouth will host Latkes & Lights from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St. in Sandwich.

This event is for all ages. Attendees can learn the origins of Hanukkah stories and customs with Rabbi Lawrence Silverman. They can also enjoy live music provided by the Klezmer Musical Duo, Ted Jellinek and Kareem Sanjaghi. Traditional Jewish foods will be served, including Latkes. After eating, the library will clear the floor so attendees can dance. For information, visit http://sandwichpubliclibrary.com.

 

'Oil and Water Do Mix' exhibit at PPL

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., will host a gallery opening on Dec. 7, featuring Andrew Kusmin and Judy Quinn in a joint show titled “Oil and Water Do Mix.”

An artists' reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The pair will offer a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing. Copies of Kusmin's “Palette of Dreams” will be available, along with “Singing in the Dark Black Night” and “All the World is a Stage” by Quinn.

The show, which runs through February, will mix the art of Quinn, who works in oil and an eclectic range of multimedia, with Kusmin's watercolor paintings. For information, visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org, call 508-830-4250 or email plref@ocln.org.

 

Old Colony YMCA events

PLYMOUTH — The Old Colony YMCA will host the following events:

Breakfast with Santa: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road. Attendees can dine on a buffet that includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk and coffee. A raffle will also be held. Take a camera for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kids younger than 3 are free. Cost for members is $8; $12 for nonmembers; $25 per member family; and $35 per nonmember family. Register before Dec. 4.

Holiday Kid’s Night Out: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch-Redbrook, 2 Greenside Way, South. Join a pajama party movie night. Kids will enjoy a night of cookies and crafts in their pajamas while they watch the animated film “The Polar Express.” Bring a favorite blanket and pillow. Children must be 3 years and older and must be potty-trained. Cost is $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Registration is required as there is a maximum limit of 45 children for this event. Allergies must be addressed prior to the event.

Contact Kathleen Eckland at 508-888-2290, ext. 215, or via email keckland@oldcolonyymca.org for more information or register online at http://oldcolonyymca.org/plymouth.

 

Christmas at King Caesar House

DUXBURY — The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society will host Christmas at King Caesar beginning Dec. 9 at the King Caesar house, 120 King Caesar Road. Members of the society are invited to a preview party from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The house will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9-10.

Now in its 46th year, the Christmas at King Caesar house tour is an event enjoyed by visitors from many communities along the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod. Teams of volunteer decorators will adorn the stately rooms of this Federal mansion with elaborate holiday decoration, ornament and trim in the theme of “An Island Holiday.” Décor will be inspired by the travels of 19th century Duxbury mariners, who navigated local ships to islands around the world. The Ship’s Store will feature a selection of items for gift-giving.

Tickets for the public tours, available at the door, are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and children younger than 6 are free. DRHS Members receive a 50 percent discount. AAA discount is $2 off a full price ticket with proof of membership. Active military members are free.

Group tours are available on Dec. 11-12. Tickets are $12 for adults with a tour minimum of $50. Call 781-934-6106 to arrange for a group tour. For further information and for directions, visit http://duxburyhistory.org.

 

Saint Mary's Christmas Bazaar

PLYMOUTH — The annual Saint Mary's Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Saint Mary's Parish Center, 327 Court St. Hand crafted items will be on sale. Attendees can also enjoy White Elephant, Christmas Corner, raffle items, lunch and baked goods.

 

Saints & Singers chorus

SAGAMORE BEACH — The Saints & Singers chorus will present Heather Sorenson’s “Little Lion, Little Lamb” at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Swift Memorial Church, 10 Williston Road, Sagamore Beach.

This cantata blends old hymns and new music to tell the story of the birth of Christ. A free will offering will be taken, with net proceeds to support the Chorus’s music scholarship program. All are welcome. For more information, call 508-888-0170, email swiftmemorial@verizon.net or visit http://facebook.com/swiftmemorial.

 

Hairs to You Project

PLYMOUTH – The Hairs to You Project provides 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.

 

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. Dec. 12 and 26 at New Hope Chapel, 89 Court St., and from 5 to 9 p.m. 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.

 

‘A Christmas Memory’ at PPL

PLYMOUTH — A reading of the Truman Capote classic, “A Christmas Memory” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St.

Actor and writer Robb Dimmick will offer a dramatic rendition of this tale based in the 1930s in a small southern town. A native of Hanover, New Hampshire, Dimmick resides in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is a professional actor, storyteller, director and writer.

This free program is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. No registration is required. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Brookdale of Plymouth Beach. For more information call Tom Cummiskey, outreach and senior services librarian, at 508-830-4250 or TTY at 508-747-5882.

 

SSCPP meeting

PLYMOUTH — South Shore Community Partners in Prevention will host its next meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Dec. 13 in the Funkhouser Conference Room A at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, 275 Sandwich St. Dr. Donna White will present on “The Challenges of Caregiving: Compassion Fatigue.” For information, email CHNA23@gmail.com.

 

Plymouth Garden Club meeting

PLYMOUTH — The next meeting for The Plymouth Garden Club will be held at noon Dec. 13 at the Chiltonville Church, 6 River St. This is the club's holiday buffet luncheon. Guests do not attend this meeting.

Attendees are encouraged to remember to take flatware, a buffet dish, a tree ornament to exchange and an optional holiday table arrangement. To sign up to bring a dish, contact Kevinette Considine. For more information, visit http://plymouthgardenclub.org.

 

Winter Wonderland skate weekend

PLYMOUTH — FMC Ice Sports will host a Winter Wonderland Public Skate event Dec. 15-17 at the Armstrong Arena, 103 Long Pond Road.

Wear winter clothes for a chance to win prizes and giveaways while skating. The times for the themed skates are from 8:30 to 10:20 p.m. Dec. 15; 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. Dec. 16; and 3 to 4:50 p.m. Dec. 17.

General admission is $5 per person and rental skates are available for an additional $5 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit http://fmcicesports.com.

 

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Messiah, 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.

 

Hadassah Plymouth gift wrap fundraiser

PLYMOUTH — Hadassah Plymouth will host its annual gift wrap fundraiser during regular mall hours Dec. 15-24 at the Kingston Collection, 101 Kingston Collection Way. Wrapping will conclude Christmas Eve at 5 p.m.

Hadassah Gift Wrap is located at center court, near Santa, Country Marketplace and Maziply Toys. Take items purchased anywhere to be wrapped and decorated at Hadassah’s Gift Wrap booth. Volunteers have all needed supplies to wrap gifts. Donations will benefit medical and education programs.

This is the 32nd year of gift wrapping in the Plymouth and Kingston area, raising funds for Hadassah’s world-wide programs. Hadassah impacts millions of lives through research and medical care, global relief, innovative education and life-changing programs in the United States, Israel and around the world. For more information about Hadassah, visit http://Hadassah.org.

 

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser, Holiday Gift Workshop

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., will host a Gift Wrapping Fundraiser and Holiday Gift Workshop at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Stop by the Main Library with unwrapped purchases and the teens and tweens will wrap them for a small donation. The library will have cocoa and cookies available while residents wait, plus crafts which children ages 5 and older can make to give as gifts.

Registration is not necessary. Donations will help furnish and support the new teen area, teen collections and teen programs. Renovation will begin early next year as part of the grant funded changes.

For more information about this fundraiser, contact the Manomet Branch librarian at 508-830-4185, email jenniferj@ocln.org or visit the library’s web site, http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org. The library is fully accessible; let the library know if special accommodations are needed to attend.

 

Photos with Santa

PLYMOUTH — Friends of the Plymouth Pound will hold a Photos With Santa event at PETCO at 216 Colony Place in Plymouth from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

 

Citizens Climate Lobby meeting

PLYMOUTH — The Citizens Climate Lobby will host its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 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.

 

Old Colony Club Forefathers Day celebration

PLYMOUTH — The Gentlemen of the Old Colony Club wish to invite the citizens of Plymouth to the Forefathers Day celebration at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at Cole's Hill. The Old Colony Club will read the traditional Proclamation of the Day and salute the past, present and future with a cannon salute.

 

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 donna.curtin@pilgrimhall.org.

 

Air Supply performs at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Air Supply at 7:30 p.m. May 10 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 for Air Supply are $59-$89 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

 

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; sheilad1965@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Chrissy's Charity

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 gingerw2@comcast.net.

 

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 plymouthfragmentsociety@gmail.com. The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds.

 

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 pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.

 

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.

 

PACTV

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.

 

‘Register’s Report’

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.

 

‘State Matters’ 

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.

 

'PCN Life'

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 kim@pactv.org or pactv.org.

 

‘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 buildingcommunity@pactv.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 kim@pactv.org. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.

 

'Cafe COA'

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.

 

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.

 

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; info@heidrea4heroes.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.

 

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.