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The deadline for a submission for Briefly is noon the Friday prior to it appearing in the paper, though earlier submission is encouraged. Your news will also appear online at Wicked Local Carver.
Plymouth Carver Class of 1978 40th reunion
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Carver Class of 1978 will host its 40th reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St. The event will be catered by Alden Park and music will be provided by the Sugar Bears.
Cost is $50 per person. Any additional donations will go toward the 50th class reunion or scholarships. Make checks payable to PC Class of 1978 and send to 21 Fox Hollow, Plymouth MA 02360. For information, call 239-774-2000.
Repeat Boutique Valentine’s Day sale
CARVER — The Repeat Boutique Thrift Shop, 115 S. Main St., invites residents to the shop its “Be Our Valentine Sale” for the month of February. All winter clothing will be 50 percent off. Coats, gloves, sweaters and other cozy items for men, women and children are available.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
United Parish of Carver offers Function Room
CARVER — The Function Room at United Parish of Carver, 115 Main St., is available for events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, meetings, and more.
With its wide, open rooms, full working kitchen, large parking lot, accessibility for those with mobility concerns and plenty of tables and chairs for up to 125 people, the Function Room can provide for a variety of needs. For more information, call the church office at 508-888-4493, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane accepting toys
CARVER - Shane Gives Thanks is accepting toys during January for the Birthday Program. Shane Gives Thanks is accepting new unopened toys, no stuffed animals. Also, Shane Gives Thanks will host a monthly veterans food pantry in conjunction with Rolling Thunder Ma Chapter 2 and will follow the last Sunday of every month at the Middleboro VFW. Veterans should take their Military ID and Photo Id and should be from Carver, Middleborough, Raynham, Plympton or Halifax. The food pantry doors have also opened to the residents of Halifax.
Nomination papers available
CARVER - Nomination papers are now available at the Carver Town Clerk’s office for the upcoming Annual Town Election on April 28. The following positions will be on the ballot:
One member of the Board of Assessors, one member of the Board of Health, two members of the Library Trustees, one moderator, one member of the North Carver Water District Water Commissioners, one member of the School Committee and two members of the Board of Selectmen all for a term of three years; one member of the Planning Board, one member of the Redevelopment Authority all for a term of five years; one member of the Library Trustees to fill an unexpired term of two years; one member of the Redevelopment Authority to fill an unexpired term of one year.
The last day to obtain nomination papers is March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars at the Town Clerk’s office is March 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to register to vote is March 21, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last day to withdraw or object to nomination papers is March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 508-866-3403
Recreation Committee vacancy
CARVER — The Carver School Committee announced a vacancy on the Recreation Committee for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Interested persons should submit a letter to Carver School Committee, c/o Scott E. Knief, superintendent of schools, 3 Carver Square Blvd., Carver, MA 02330.
Carver High School Drama Club to host ‘No One Leaves Hungry’
CARVER — The Carver High School Drama Club, in conjunction with the the CMHS Culinary Program, will present “No One Leaves Hungry,” a program of theater and dining to benefit the Shane Gives Thanks food pantry, at 7 p.m. Feb. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Carver Middle High School, 60 S. Meadow Road.
The evening includes five one-act plays, original music by Mikayla Adams matched with food from mocktails to mousse in a four course meal served throughout the performance. The CMHS drama program will present in a Black Box format for the first time. Black Box combines all the traditional aspects of the theater experience with a more intimate, smaller scale stage and audience seating in close proximity to the players.
During the intermissions between each play, food will be served by student volunteers with musical accompaniment by Adams, culminating in a mousse dessert finale and an opportunity to meet the players.
All proceeds will benefit Shane Gives Thanks food pantry located in Carver. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance in the main office of the school, at the door on the night of the performances, or by contacting Thomas McLean at 508-866-6146.
CAPT PAL Preschool art show, open house
Enjoy an art show and open house at Capt. Pal Preschool from 5 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9. Enjoy the show, meet the teachers and learn about the school.
USA Public skate weekend
PLYMOUTH — FMC Ice Sports will host a weekend long USA Public Skate event from Feb. 9-11 at Armstrong Arena, 103 Long Pond Road.
Residents are invited to celebrate all things USA. at this public skate for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. The times for the themed skate are as follows: 8:30 to 10:20 p.m. Feb. 9; 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. Feb. 10; and 3 to 4:50 p.m. Feb. 11.
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 or call 1-888-747-5283.
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.
Feb. 10: Kris Delmhorst, 8 p.m., $25
Feb. 11: Break a Leg Theatre Works presents Rise Up! A Cabaret, 3 p.m., $25 adults, $20 children
Feb. 14: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Feb. 17: Soul City, 8 p.m., $15
Feb. 22: Open Mic, 7 p.m., sign up at 6 p.m., $5
Feb. 24: Lazlo Gardony, 8 p.m., $25
Feb. 28: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
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 email@example.com or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
Soule Homestead barn dance
MIDDLEBOROUGH — Residents are invited to a barn dance from 7 to to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at Middleboro Town Hall’s Grand Ballroom, 10 Nickerson Ave., Middleboro, to support Soule Homestead Education Center’s ongoing educational programs.
The night will feature music from The Dinghys. DJ Mike Gioscia of WZLX will also be spinning some additional music. Refreshments from Farms To Forks will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Harley-Anne Hamilton, Miss Massachusetts Agriculture, will drop in on the evening.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online in advance at http://soulehomestead.org, in person at Soule Homestead, or at the door if still available. Soule Homestead Education Center is an educational nonprofit specializing in farm-based education, rural craft workshops and family cultural events located at 46 Soule St. For more information, call 508-947-6744 or visit the website to view a current calendar of events.
Lenten Chowder Dinner
CARVER — Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 9822 Lenten Chowder Dinner. Every Friday night from from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 through March 23 in the St. Joseph’s room of our Lady of Lourdes, 130 Main Street, Carver. Cup of Clam Chowder or alternate chowder, oyster crackers, and cookie for $5. Gluten Free clam chowder is available. Soda or water for $1. Dine in or take out. For more information call: 508-866-1043.
Carver Lions fundraiser trip
CARVER — The Carver Lions will host a fundraiser trip to Mohegan Sun at 11 a.m. Feb. 24.
The bus will pick up attendees at 11 a.m. and drop off around 8 p.m. at the John Carver Elementary School, 85 Main St. The cost of $35 includes the bus, a $15 food voucher and $15 betting voucher. Call 508-866-8034 for reservations.
The proceeds will remain in Carver, helping with scholarships, food pantry and other projects that the Carver Lions support.
CARVER — Registered Democrats in Carver will hold a caucus in Carver Public Library’s large meeting room at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. Delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will be elected at that time. The convention is slated for the DCU Center in Worcester on June 1-2.
The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Carver. A voter may become a Democrat at the caucus by filling out a registration form at sign-in. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 years old by Sept. 18 will be allowed to participate and to run as a delegate or an alternate. Carver can elect four delegates (two men and two women) and four alternates (two men and two women) to the convention.
Youths, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may become add-on delegates at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.
Those interested in getting involved with the Carver Democratic Town Committee can contact Co-Chairman Donna Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH – Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is being held temporarily at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and poetry starts at 1 p.m., with and an open mic at 2 p.m.
March 4: Alice Kociemba and Fred Marchant
Plymouth Farmer’s Market indoor season
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., is open for its indoor season. This season’s schedule is as follows: March 8; April 12; and May 10.
The Plymouth Farmers’ Market features local farmers, bakers and artisans. For more information, email email@example.com or visit http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Dennis DeYoung at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present “Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour” at 8 p.m. March 15 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. in downtown Plymouth.
DeYoung and The Music of Styx will celebrate the history of their album “The Grand Illusion” by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits and classic rock anthems.
Tickets for “Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour” are $39-$79 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Air Supply 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 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.
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.
Get the Led Out at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Get the Led Out at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Get the Led Out is a well-known Led Zeppelin cover band and Philadelphia-based group that consists of six veteran musicians. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought online at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Report a pothole
CARVER - If you see or "experience" a pothole on any town road in Carver, the town asks that you report it immediately by sending its location by email to email@example.com.
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.
Cranberry Hospice 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, a program that 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 to all volunteers. The next training session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 20 at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. The training program will run for the following nine Mondays.
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.
Transfer Station, beach stickers available
CARVER — Transfer Station and beach stickers for 2017-18 are available at the Permitting Department, 108 Main St. Stickers are $20 for two years and $10 for age 65 and older. Proof of Carver residency is required with name and address, license and registration or tax bill.
Carver Middle School movie pass books
CARVER — The Carver Middle School Student Government is selling movie pass books to Flagship Cinema for $25. All proceeds will go back to the students by subsidizing field trips and organizing community service projects. The books contain two free movie passes, four buy-one-get-one-free movie passes and concession discounts. Residents interested in purchasing a movie pass can call Sean Sullivan at 508-866-6196.
Carver Middle High School Student Government collects clothes
CARVER — The Carver Middle High School Student Government is collecting gently used clothes at a collection box located outside the Middle School Guidance Department, 60 South Meadow Road, Carver.
Accepted items include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, handbags, bed and bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains and tablecloths. For information, call Dave Wechter at 508-866-6318.
Carver Music Boosters launch website
CARVER — The Carver Music Boosters recently launched a website at carvermusic.org. The website celebrates the musical accomplishments of Carver students and features notices of upcoming music events in Carver and opportunities for Carver students. The website also acts as a central organizing point for people who wish to support music in Carver. Residents can visit the website to sign up for Carver Music Boosters emails and to learn how to designate Carver Music Boosters as an Amazon Smiles charity of choice.
CARVER - Our Lady of Lourdes in Carver hosts Bingo from 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, at 130 Main St. The doors open at 4 p.m. and paper sales will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Special needs preschool screening
CARVER — Residents with children who are preschool-aged, ages 3 to 5, can contact the Carver Public Schools preschool and schedule a screening. Screenings are generally held on the first Friday of the month throughout the school year. To schedule a screening or for information, call Annemarie Blackden at 508-866-6307; Emily Levenson at 508-86-6377; or Lisa Wethington at 508-866-6403.
Al Anon group meets
CARVER — The Road to Serenity Al Anon group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings at The Church of the Vine, 3 Wareham St., South Carver, in the downstairs fellowship room. Al Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
CAPT PAL preschool openings
CARVER - CAPT PAL Preschool is accepting applications. CAPT PAL is a traditional preschool offering morning sessions for children ages 2.9 through 5. The preschool is located downstairs at the United parish of Carver church, in Carver center. For more information about the programs available or to request an application, call the school at 508-866-5415.
CARVER - The DCR is offering a full calendar of events in Myles Standish State Forest to engage and educate people of all ages and experience. These events are free and open to the public and are held at 194 Cranberry Road in South Carver, unless otherwise specified. Dress for the weather, wear boots and take water and a snack. Programs may be modified due to trail conditions or cancelled in the event of rain, snow or icy trails. Call ahead to confirm at 508-866-2526. For a trail map, including parking lots, visitmass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mssf3.pdf.
Donations for Chrissy’s Charity
PLYMOUTH – Chrissy’s Charity is in great need for donation of rosaries, even broken, which can be prepared and sent to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They bring great comfort to the troops of any religious denomination or even of no known faith at all in life-threatening situations. The group has sent more than 600 rosaries to date. Also needed is any type of jewelry (even broken), religious medals, four-ply yarn for prayer shawls and beads for the blessed faith bracelets to be given to those facing great health problems at the local hospital. Drop off 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. Call or email Jane at 508-746-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Nautical and military cadet training
BUZZARDS BAY – Gosnold Division and Training Ship Patriot State of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps are welcoming new applicants to the training program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Young men and women between the ages of 11 and 13 who may be interested in nautical or military opportunities are encouraged to join. Training is conducted on alternating Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Harrington Building at Mass. Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay. Interested applicants should contact Lt. Cdr. James McLoughlin at 508-759-8606.
Rent the United Parish hall
CARVER - Looking for somewhere to hold your next bridal shower, birthday party or meeting right here in town? The function room at the United Parish of Carver may be the answer. Its wide-open space with room for 125 people, a full working kitchen and plenty of tables and chairs provides a great space for a variety of needs. For more information, contact Cheryl in the church office at 508-866-4493.
Young Peoples’ Alliance of Carver
CARVER –YPAC has a home in the former CCAT television studio at Carver Middle High School. YPAC’s after-school programs for students in grades 6-8 include free time, homework/tutoring time, physical activities, game time and special programs. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.ypacinc.org. For information, email Executive Director Roger Shores at email@example.com. To volunteer with YPAC, contact YPAC Volunteer Director Mary Ross by personal message on Facebook or call her at 508-397-9239. Daily attendance is not mandatory to register for YPAC’s after-school programs.
Stray dogs policy
CARVER – Lakeville Animal Control Officers cannot accept stray dogs from anyone other than the Carver Animal Control Officer. They will accept dogs being surrendered by their owners, as long as the standard $50 surrender fee is paid.
Beach/transfer station stickers
CARVER – Town of Carver beach/transfer station stickers are available in the Building Department at Town Hall. The stickers are $10 for those 65 and over, and $20 for everyone else. Take your license or registration to verify residency.
CARVER – Free playgroups are held Wednesday mornings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Community Room at the Carver Library, located at 2 Meadowbrook Way, for children ages 3 to 5 years with a parent or guardian. The activities are based on science, technology, engineering and math. The program is free to Carver residents as well as families in surrounding communities. Call 508-747-7575, ext. 6247, to register. This is funded through a grant from the state Department of Early Education and Care.
Veteran’s Work-off Program Valor Act
CARVER – The Veteran’s Work-off Program Valor Act is open to any veteran with a DD-214 whose condition of service is other than dishonorable. A veteran, as defined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, must have served a minimum of 90 days on active duty, not active duty for training. A veteran who is an employee of the town of Carver is ineligible to participate in this program. The veteran’s property tax liability is reduced in exchange for the volunteer services. The number of participants is limited. For more information, contact the assessor’s office at 508-866-3410.
Road to Serenity Al Anon support group
CARVER – The Road to Serenity Al Anon group meets from 9:30 to 11 Friday mornings at the Church of the Vine (downstairs in the Fellowship Room), at 5 Wareham St. in South Carver. This is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers.
Coalition seeks donations
KINGSTON – The Plymouth Area Coalition seeks donations of bath towels and washcloths in good, usable condition for parents and children residing in the family shelter program. Deliver your donation to 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston. For more information, call 781-582-2010.
Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing
CARVER – The Carver Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing invites you to attend its weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Blue Angel Healing, in the Landmark Center at 40 North Main St. This is a free health/wellness group dedicated to collectively helping each member reach their fitness goals. All fitness levels are welcome. The club uses workout programs that are pre-approved by Beachbody, and are beginning with the Slim in 6 series by Debbie Seibers. For more information, contact Cindy at 774-773-5467 or Blue Angel Healing at 781-964-6606, or go to facebook.com/carverfitclub.
Old class pictures sought
CARVER – The Carver Historical Commission would like to add old class pictures to its collection. Photos of classes attending the Benjamin Ellis School, the old Center School and the Gov. John Carver School would be appreciated. Identification of pupils is most helpful. Contact Connie Shaw at 508-866-4453 or leave pictures to be loaned or donated at the main desk of the Carver Library.
VNA of Cape Cod
CARVER – Kathy Ganey, a public health nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod, is at the COA every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon for blood pressure checks and on the first Tuesday of the month for glucose testing. Adult immunizations are offered by appointment only, by calling 800-631-3900.
CARVER – Doing some summer cleaning and not quite sure where to put all of the things in that unwanted pile? Donate those items to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth’s ReStore. Habitat’s ReStore, located on Route 58 in Carver, sells donated materials to contractors and the general public at a discounted price. The proceeds from the sale of all donated items go toward the construction of Habitat homes. No item is too small, as items currently in the ReStore range from windows and home decor to nuts and bolts. As long as it’s still in good condition, the ReStore would love to have it. Donating to the ReStore is also a good way to help the environment by keeping your unwanted items out of landfills. If you’re looking to take in some new items for remodeling projects, stop by the ReStore and save 50-90 percent off retail price on everything in the store. New merchandise comes in on a regular basis from retailers, contractors and individuals. The store is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver, and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about the ReStore and how to volunteer or donate, visit www.hfhplymouth.org or visit the Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore Facebook page.