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Entertainment at British Beer Company

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

March 7: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m., upstairs

March 8: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

March 12: Acoustic Lounge  Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m., upstairs

March 13: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.

March 14: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m., upstairs

March 15: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

March 19: Acoustic Lounge  Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m., upstairs

March 20: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.

March 21: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m., upstairs

March 22: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.

March 26: Acoustic Lounge  Hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs

March 27: Fil Pacino

March 28: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs

March 29: Jeff Hilliard 9 p.m.


Plymouth Farmer’s Market

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., is open for its indoor season. The market will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.  March 8, April 12 and May 10.

The Plymouth Farmers’ Market features local farmers, bakers and artisans. For more information, email or visit


Plymouth Center for the Arts to host ‘Enchanted’ reception

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., will hold an opening reception for "Enchanted," its late winter members show, from 5 to 7 p.m. March 8. The awards ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m., and the public is invited to enjoy wine, appetizers and entertainment while viewing the show.

"Enchanted" runs from March 8 until April 29. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, visit the center on Facebook or at


Entertainment at British Beer Company

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

March 8: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

March 9: Flydown, 9 p.m.

March 10: Ramblin Band, 9 p.m.

March 13: Wicked  Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

March 15: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

March 16: Sugar Bears, 9 p.m.

March 17: St. Patrick Day Celebration All Day!

March 20: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

March 22: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

March 23: Moonrise Orchestra, 9 p.m.

March 24: Cheap Voova, 9 p.m.

March 27: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

March 29: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.

March 30: Walrus Gumboot: A True Beatle Experience!, 9 p.m.

March 31: The Fey Band, 9 p.m.


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

March 9: The New Motif, $15

March 10: Divas with a Twist, $20

March 14: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5

March 16: Grace Morrison & Sarah Blacker, 8 p.m., $16

March 17: Grayson Hugh & the Moon Hawks, 8 p.m., $22.50

March 18: Domenic Botolino with Kim Moberg, 4 p.m., $15

March 23: Sarah Potenza, 8 p.m., $20

March 24: Seth Glier, 8 p.m., $20

March 28: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5

March 30: Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show, 8 p.m., $40

March 31: Rebecca Parris, 8 p.m., $30


Blood drive

PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe in Plymouth will hold a Lenten Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10. This community event is being sponsored to honor the Lenten practice of personal sacrifice in helping others in need. The blood drive will be held in the Parish Hall of Christ Church Parish. For more information or to sign up, go to or call Martha Zinger at 508-591-7269.


Democratic caucuses moved to Saturday

PLYMOUTH — Democratic Town Committee 2018 State Convention Caucuses have been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday March 10, at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St. Plymouth. Doors will open at 9 and voting for delegate will begin at 10. If you would like to be a delegate to the 2018 Democratic State Convention feel free to attend. The convention will be held in Worcester on June 1-2. For more information call 508-789-5012.


Winter Art & Antiques Auction

PLYMOUTH — J. James Auctioneers Winter Art & Antiques Auction, 190 Court St., Saturday 4 p.m. March 10 (preview 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  A large selection of fine art, antiques, jewelry and more will be for sale to the highest bidder. Admission is free.


Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Family Concert will be held at 3 p.m. March 11 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Attendees can meet the Phil musicians and their instruments during the pre-concert instrument demonstration at 2 p.m. The hour-long concert includes performances by the Plymouth Children's Chorus and the winner of the South Shore Conservatory youth concerto competition, Karen Ji.

Ticket are $15-$20 for adults and $8-$12 for children through age 12. Senior, youth and group discounts are offered. On concert day, $5 rush tickets will be sold to students with valid student ID, based on availability. Tickets are available online at or by calling 508-746-8008. Tickets will be sold at the door one hour before the concert, based on availability. The Family Concert is sponsored by The Edgar and Pauline Main Family Foundation. The 102nd season of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is funded in part by Entergy and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Women of Plymouth Colony lecture

PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., will host “How Pilgrim Women’s Work Saved Plymouth Colony,” in honor of Women’s History Month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13.

The lecture, given by David Furlow and Lisa Pennington, will explore how women may have impacted the survival and success of Plymouth Colony in an illustrated presentation. Furlow is the editor of the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and an expert on Mayflower passenger Isaac Allerton, and Pennington is a Texas attorney and advocate for women in the law.

The lecture is free, sponsored by the Pinehills. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. For more information, contact or call 508-746-1620, ext. 7.


First Time Homebuyer Seminar

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, sponsored by Salem Five Charitable Foundation, will hold a First Time Homebuyer Seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. March 13, 20, and 27, at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School Little Theater at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School Little Theater, 117 Long Pond Road in Plymouth.

Participants will receive the tools to pursue their goal of home ownership. By attending this workshop, attendees will qualify and become certified for the MassHousing First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program, including lower rates and down payment. This certification opens the doors for income eligible participants to apply for mortgage programs that have lower interest rates and other lender enhancements. Participants may choose to be pre-qualified by the Salem Five Charitable Foundation.

The workshop consists of all three evenings. A mortgage banker, real estate broker, home inspector, insurance representative and lawyer will assist in presenting materials that will provide participants with up-to-date information on the home buying process.

Class fee per household is $55; or $45 if received by March 6. Payment is required before the classes begin. To register, visit or call the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority at 508-747-1620, ext. 147.


Plymouth Garden Club March meeting

PLYMOUTH — The next meeting of the Plymouth Garden Club will be held at 1 p.m. March 14 at the Chiltonville Church, 6 River St. A social time will be held at 12:30 p.m.

The program for the meeting will be "A Garden for Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Other Creatures” presented by Suzanne Mahler, past president of the Daylily Society and overseer for the Massachusetts Horticulture Society. The Artistic design will be critiqued by June Aronson.

There are still openings for the floral workshop. Residents should contact Susan Denehy if they are interested in participating.

Guests are welcome to the meetings for a $5 fee. For further information on the Plymouth Garden Club, visit


Senior legal planning workshop

PLYMOUTH — Attorney Jonathan Graham will host a free senior legal planning workshop at 10 a.m. March 14, 6:30 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 21 at Graham's office, 115 Court St., Suite 1, Plymouth.

The workshop will include information on wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. Attendees will be provided with ways to maintain control and reduce costs. The legal process will be explained in a simplified, easy to understand manner.

Graham is the dean of education for the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners. Reservations are required. To reserve, call Christine DelloRusso at 508-830-1120, ext. 116.


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 or by calling 617-531-1257.


Pioppi's Package Store to host tastings

PLYMOUTH — Pioppi's Package Store, 183 Court St., will host two tastings this March.

Shipwrecked: An Irish Whiskey Tasting Event: 6 to 8 p.m. March 16 at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Celebrate Plymouth’s first Irish arrivals, who shipwrecked off the coast in 1626 aboard the vessel Sparrowhawk. Mingle with expert distillers and maritime historians and get a close look at ancient ship timbers. This event includes four tasting stations, mini-presentations on sips and ships, and fancy light appetizers prepared by The Tasty and the chance to adopt a timber in support of the Sparrowhawk Research Project. Tickets are $22 per person. RSVP is required. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are on sale at Pioppi’s and The Tasty, 42 Court St.

Grand Tasting: 1 to 4 p.m. March 25. Taste over 100 wines paired with appetizers. Raffle prizes will be awarded. For information, call 508-746-1943 or visit


Jordan Polar Plunge

PLYMOUTH — The Jordan Hospital Club, a volunteer fundraising group, will hold the 16th annual Jordan’s Polar Plunge at noon March 17 (previously scheduled for March 3) at Nelson Field Beach. The family-friendly event draws support from diverse groups within the greater Plymouth community. Registration will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A post-plunge celebration with awards will be held at 12:30 p.m. Parking and shuttle service will be offered at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave.

The event will raise funds for the JHC Cancer Center to help to pay for continuing education programs for nursing and cancer center staff, new equipment and the Patients’ Assistance Fund.

The Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center provides high-quality care in a comfortable and convenient setting to area residents facing life-changing diagnoses. It’s one of the few treatment centers south of Boston that offers chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The Cancer Center offers patients access to a multidisciplinary team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, radiation therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, lab technicians and social workers. For event information, registration and online donations, visit


Black Feather Horse Rescue barn dance

PLYMOUTH — The Black Feather Horse Rescue 10th annual Barn Dance will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. March 17 at the Plymouth VFW, 22 Seven Hills Road.

The event will feature  food, a cash bar, music with DJ Duffyoke and raffles. This is the major fundraiser of the year to benefit the animals, especially the horses at the rescue. Tickets at the door cost $10 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12 and are free for children younger than 5. For information, call Darlene Nickerson at 508-951-4685.


The Fine Art of Photography

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., will present The Fine Art of Photography, the 2018 eighth annual photography exhibition, from May 6 to June 2. Participants may submit their digital images online via CaFE through March 24.

Accepted work should be framed and ready for hanging and delivered from noon to 4 p.m. April 29 or from 4 to 7 p.m. April 30. Judges selections will be posted on the website on March 31.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 6. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will available with live music provided as entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.


Aero Club movie

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Aero Club Free Movie Night was postponed from an earlier date and will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Alpha-1 at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. Mark your calendar for March 23 to be treated to a social evening and a showing of the 1969 classic "The Battle of Britain," starring Lawrence Olivier, Trevor Howard and Robert Shaw.


Plymouth Lions to hold MarchVegas Night

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Lions will hold their annual MarchVegas Night from 7 to 11 p.m. March 24 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Attendees can play Blackjack or Roulette and will have opportunities to "play the ponies" in five 1620 Stakes Races. Participants can also bid on a wide array of silent auction items and enter the Cornhole Challenge.

All event proceeds will go toward funding scholarships for graduating Plymouth high school seniors.

Tickets are $5 each. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 508-746-2052 or email Tickets also may be purchased at the door on the evening of the event. For information about the Plymouth Lions, visit


Northeast Storytelling

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council recently awarded a 2018 grant to Northeast Storytelling, a regional storytelling nonprofit, in support of a new storytelling program, "Plymouth Perspective," which will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 24 at the Hotel 1620, 180 Water St., Plymouth.

The event is part of the 37th annual Sharing the Fire Northeast Storytelling Conference & Festival taking place March 23-25. The performance, geared toward adults, focuses on authentic historical and contemporary tales of Plymouth. Local tellers representing different cultures and occupations will share their stories. Storytellers will include Karen Chace, Caroline Chapin, Kim Miot, Valleen Patino and Kenneth Texeira.

With the grant, the event is free to Plymouth residents. Tickets may be picked up at various local venues or residents may also show ID with a Plymouth address at the door.


Nest Fest

PLYMOUTH — Nest Fest, a family storytelling event, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 25 at Hotel 1620, 180 Water St., Plymouth.

Professional storytellers will share personal stories, folk tales and tips. With help from the tellers, family groups will craft their own versions of favorite family tales and folk tales. Volunteers from the audience will be invited to come up onstage and perform for the audience or videotape their family stories.

To purchase discounted tickets, visit For more information, visit


Old Colony YMCA Easter Egg hunt

PLYMOUTH — Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, will host the YMCA Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 31.

The hunt starts at 10:30 a.m., and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos from 11 a.m. to noon. Easter eggs will be scattered throughout Camp Clark for children to find. All participants should bring their own basket. No pets are allowed at Camp Clark.

The event will be held rain or shine, and registration is required. The cost is $5 per child for members; $10 per child for nonmembers, and free for children younger than 2. For more information, visit or contact Kathleen Eckland at or 508-888-2290, ext. 215.


Photo exhibit at Plymouth Public Library

PLYMOUTH — An amateur photography exhibition, “The Natural Beauty of the Cape,” is on display through March at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. The Cape Cod Memories series, led by senior librarian Tom Cummiskey, has been inspiring for local seniors who have shared passages from great literature of the Cape as well as enjoyed a Seascape Journeys audiovisual presentation. The series now shifts to photography.

For more information, call Cummiskey at 508-830-4250 or TTY 508-747-5882 or email

Knapp Place Condominiums accepting applications

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications on a first-come first-served basis for Knapp Place Condominiums, a new affordable condominium unit in downtown Plymouth. The two-bedroom, one-bath unit, located at 278 Court St., is available for $179,000. For more information, visit


New exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum

PLYMOUTH – Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth is on display at Pilgrim Hall Museum,75 Court St., illuminating the culture and lifeways of the Wampanoag people of Southeastern Massachusetts, including the significant contribution of Native women, as well as the continuing vitality of this Native community in the post-colonial age.

Through March 29, the exhibit will be displayed in companion with the multimedia traveling exhibition Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag, presented by Plymouth 400 Inc. and produced by the Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Council and SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications. In April, an expanded version of Wampanoag World will be displayed through Dec. 30.

For information call 508-746-1620 or visit The Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week every day February through December.

Admission: adults $12; seniors (62+) $10; children $8; families (two adults, two children) $30. Residents of Plymouth are admitted free.


Plymouth Community Theatre to present ‘Visiting Mr. Green’

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community Theatre will present “Visiting Mr. Green,” by Jeff Baron, at 8 p.m. April 6-7, 13-14 and at 2 p.m. April 8 and 15 at Kendall Hall in First Parish Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth.

When an elderly Mr. Green is almost hit by a car, the 29-year-old driver is assigned community service, which involves helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping drama as they get to know each other and care about each other while dealing with old wounds.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors with ID. Advanced purchase is recommended, but the box office will be open 30 minutes prior to show time for same-day tickets. All seating is general admission.

To purchase tickets online, visit For more information, visit or call 617-308-7534.


First Saturday

PLYMOUTH — First Saturday takes place in downtown Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Saturday each month. Businesses in downtown Plymouth (Court and Main streets and Main Street Extension) stay open a little later and offer special deals. Shop, dine, visit museums, listen to live music throughout the streets and grab a deal. Look for the First Saturday flag displayed outside of all participating merchants’ doors. Visit or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants.


Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents “Burial Hill: History in Progress,” a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds.

Free tours are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January. Local historians and guides, including Stephen O’Neill and Joyce Poremski, join Pilgrim Hall Museum Executive Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics.

The tour meets at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes, so wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel the tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page. For more information, email or call 508-746-0012 or visit

The 2018 schedule is as follows:

April 7: “A Blessing Great but Dangerous: Children in Early Plymouth” with Donna Curtin

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 1: “Animal Tales” with Anne Mason


Priscilla Beach Theatre presents ‘The Last Five Years’

PLYMOUTH — Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Road, opens its 2018 summer stock season with the musical “The Last Five Years,” written by the Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, with performances at 7:30 p.m. May 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. May 6.

“The Last Five Years” was named one of the top 10 shows in 2001, and was successfully re-staged off-Broadway in 2013. It was quickly followed by the film of the same name in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. “The Last Five Years” tells the five-year love story of Jamie, an up-and-coming novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress.

Directing this production is Christopher Armbrister, an actor and director from Charlottesville, Virginia. He runs the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in Loch Sheldrake, New York. The cast includes: Kathryn Kilger, of Orlando, Florida, and Brendan Duquette, of North Attleboro. Tickets are $32 adult, and $28 seniors 65+; all seats are reserved. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 508-224-4888.

Priscilla Beach Theatre is one of the oldest and original barn theaters in the United States. After a multimillion-dollar restoration of its historic 240-seat theater, “Broadway in a Barn” returned to Plymouth in 2015. The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). PBT is located at 800 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth. More information is available at


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 or by calling 617-531-1257.


SSYP Golf Tournament

PLYMOUTH — The South Shore Young Professionals, an affiliate of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, will host the eighth annual Foundation Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Spa Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. May 23 at the Jones Course at Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Drive.

Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. the day of the tournament with a shotgun start at noon. Following an afternoon of golf, the cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner, silent auction and raffle following at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the SSYP Foundation Grant, a program established to help fuel the economic development on the South Shore by supporting businesses in the region.

Admission is $175 for single players; $350 per twosome; and $700 per foursome. A Mirbeau Day Spa package is being offered at $175 for nongolfers who wish to support the Foundation. A boxed lunch, banquet dinner and silent and live auction are included in the admission fee for players or those choosing the spa package. Fee to attend the cocktail hour, dinner and auction only is $50 per person.

For more information, contact and include the subject line SSYP Foundation Golf Tournament at The Pinehills.


Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 reunion

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


Three Dog Night coming to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Three Dog Night at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

The multi-smash hit Three Dog Night is celebrating nearly five decades of creating music. Three Dog Night began adding new songs by recently releasing its first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years.

Tickets for Three Dog Night are $49-$79 and went on sale Feb. 9 at or by calling 617-531-1257.


Get the Led Out at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Get the Led Out at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Get the Led Out is a well-known Led Zeppelin cover band and Philadelphia-based group that consists of six veteran musicians. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought online at or by calling 617-531-1257.


Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 40th Reunion

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 will host its 40th Reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St. The event will be catered by Alden Park and music will be provided by the Sugar Bears.

Cost is $50 per person. Any additional donations will go toward the 50th class reunion or scholarships. Make checks payable to PC Class of 1978 and send to 21 Fox Hollow, Plymouth MA 02360. Space is limited. For information, call 239-774-2000.


PACTV to present ‘Delicious and Nutritious’

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Center for Active Living has partnered with chef Jerry Levine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and PACTV to bring viewers a new show called “Delicious and Nutritious.” The show features simple, healthy meals. Levine and BID-Plymouth dietitian Marcia Richards work together and provide nutrition tips for seniors. In their first episode they prepare chicken salad.

The show can be seen on Plymouth’s Government Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47 at 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: For more information about PACTV, visit


PACTV video production classes

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television will offer free basic video production classes to its members in 2018. Attendees can choose from Introduction to Camcorder, Talk Show classes, Cooking show classes, Basic Studio classes and Editing Series using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Membership rates are $30 for an individual member or $15 for members younger than 18 or older than 62. Once the class is completed, students can can borrow the equipment or reserve the studios for free to create a video or show for the Community Channel that is seen in Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth on Comcast Channel 13 and Verizon Channel 43. Sign up at For information, contact Kim Miot, director of community media, at, or call 508-830-6999.


‘Nook News’ airs new episode

PLYMOUTH — ”Nook News” has a new episode all about seniors and reading. Plymouth Center for Active Living’s Beth Hadfield talked with Tom Cummiskey, Outreach and Senior Services librarian at Plymouth Public Library, where they discussed the library’s outreach program to seniors.

The show can be seen on the Plymouth Government Channels, Comcast 15/Verizon 47 on the following days and times: 8 a.m., 1 and 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at For more information about PACTV, visit


Chrissy's Charity

PLYMOUTH — Chrissy’s Charity is continuing to take donated rosaries, even broken, and two-ply yarn. The organization is always in need to send rosaries to missions and also give them to the local hospital or anyone in need.

The ladies in the Prayer Shawl Group make prayer shawls and prayer lap blankets for those in need. The group prays every day for those who receive these items and also for those who receive Prayer Bracelets. Drop off donations at both Rockland Trust Banks in Plymouth, on Pilgrim Hill Road and Court Street, and also at St. Mary's church rectory. For information, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or email


Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support

PLYMOUTH — As an all-volunteer committee, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has planned many initiatives to deliver more great programs and events to the region. The Cultural District is asking for donations to help the cause. Visit the Go Fund Me page at


Plymouth Fragment Society

PLYMOUTH – Do you need help with rent, utility bills or other basic needs? The Plymouth Fragment Society offers assistance to Plymouth residents. To join or make a donation or for an application, mail to P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MA 02362 or visit the site at or send email to The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds.


Pet food pantry

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Salvation Army offers a pet food pantry for cats and dogs from 9 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at 8 Carver St. The pantry is sponsored by the Plymouth VCA and Hills Pet Nutrition. A veterinarian and vet tech will be onsite that morning to answer questions about pet health. Call the Salvation Army at 508-746-1559 with questions.


Nathan Hale welcomes veterans

PLYMOUTH – Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center hosts free coffee hours for veterans from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at its facility at 763 State Road in Plymouth. The center offers coffee, bagels, cake, donuts and other pastries. Friday is bakery day at the center, so veterans can pick up free bakery goods and as well as other free food and clothing. Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers provides gently used clothing, a food pantry and other free programming at this facility. For more information visit



PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Area Community Television is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. The studio is located at 4 Collins Ave., Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit for more information.


'Breaking the Cycle’

PLYMOUTH — "Breaking the Cycle" is an ongoing series and will feature new episodes each month discussing the drug and opioid epidemic affecting Plymouth and the commonwealth. The show will also provide information about the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force and the steps being taking with local and state law enforcement to address this issue.

"Breaking the Cycle" can be seen on PACTV's government channels and PACTV's YouTube Channel at and PACTV Video Share at

The show will air at the following times and dates: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Kingston Education/Government Access Channels Comcast 14/Verizon 41, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47; 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47.


‘Register’s Report’

PLYMOUTH — “Register’s Report” is playing now on PACTV’s Government Channels on the following days and times:

11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury: Comcast 15 & Verizon 39; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Kingston: Comcast 14 & Verizon 41; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 5 p.m. Thursdays on Pembroke: Comcast 15; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share:

PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government Access. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV, visit


‘State Matters’ 

PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosts “State Matters,” now airing on PACTV's Plymouth Government Channel.

The show can be seen at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Plymouth Government Channels, Comcast 15/Verizon 47.

The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public and Government access to the town of Plymouth. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV visit


'PCN Life'

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television's “PCN Life" plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. The show follows PACTV’s weekly news show, “PACTV Community News,” each week. The show will feature the lighter side of the South Shore, resident profiles, local musicians, area restaurants, events, health and wellness and more. The show can be seen on the Community Channel, Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43. Episodes will also be shared on the PCN YouTube channel. For more information about PACTV Community News or to submit a story idea, contact Miot at or


‘Building Community’

PLYMOUTH – “Building Community,” a talk show and service project produced by PACTV, is now running on the public access channel. PACTV’s Donna Rodriguez is the host. The show focuses on the building blocks of vibrant, nurturing, healthy communities and how to access tools to improve the quality of the lives of everyone in the community. The show can be seen on PACTV’s public access channel (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at 1 p.m. Thursdays, at 11 a.m. Fridays and at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, email or visit


‘Talk of the Towne’

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


'PACTV Community News'

PLYMOUTH – "PACTV Community News,” on channels 13 (Comcast) and 43 (Verizon), features local news stories from Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke. The show is cablecast at 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday. To submit a story suggestion, call Kim Miot, PCN news director, at 508-830-6999 or email To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit


South Shore Locavores

KINGSTON – The South Shore Locavores series is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine. This year, the series is hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation as part of a new collaboration. See the list of Locavores programs for this season on the edible South Shore & South Coast website. Topics and location may occasionally be changed.

The library compiles themed resource lists for each Locavores session, and there are always door prizes. Attendees are invited to take a dish to share. There will be time at the break and end of the meeting for munching and mingling. To help fight hunger on the South Shore, there is a collection box for nonperishable foods at each gathering for donation to the Greater Plymouth Food Distribution Center. A donation up to $10 will be welcome to help cover expenses. For upcoming meeting dates and information, see or


Toastmasters Club

KINGSTON – South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club in Kingston is a public speaking club that meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Kingston Library, located at 6 Green St., to enhance participants’ speaking and leadership capabilities. Become a better, more confident speaker, presenter and interviewee. Attend a meeting to observe or participate and learn how you can build your communication skills to effectively express yourself in any situation. For more information, call Barbara Augello at 781-582-1440.


Pesticide exclusion regulations

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project is providing the following state regulations to any individuals who wish to have their property legally excluded from pesticide applications used in mosquito control. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources regulations specify the following:

Such application is made by a person living on, or legally in control of said property.

The application must be sent in the form of a certified letter to the municipal clerk’s office by March 1, annually. 

The letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request. 

The letter must include the address of the property to be excluded. 

The letter should include a description of the types of pesticide application programs for which exclusion is requested.

For more information, go to and select No Spray from the menu list.


Plymouth schools seek disability identification

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Department is responsible for identifying any child residents of Plymouth who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of that disability. It is also the responsibility of Plymouth Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine which are eligible for special education or related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or 603 CMR 28, Massachusetts Special Education Regulations.

Plymouth's public schools are committed to locating those children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for children 3 and 4 years old. Residents who have questions or concerns regarding their child’s development and would like to have their preschool child screened can call Mary Mello, the director of the Mount Pleasant Developmental Preschool, at 508-830-4347 for an appointment. Residents with children already enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 whose pediatrician thinks should be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services should make that request in writing to the principal of the child's school. Include child’s name, address and date of birth, as well as the parents' name and telephone number and a brief description of concerns.

The following is a street listing that identifies which school is in which community:


Heidrea for Heroes' Incline Corps

PLYMOUTH — Heidrea for Heroes has launched Incline Corps, a monthly fitness program for veterans, at Live Life Believe Fitness Center, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. This free program features a group workout and a social hour afterward with food and drinks from 7:15 to 8 p.m. J.C. Jasa, a certified fitness trainer, MMA fighting coach and Marine Corps veteran, will lead a workout that combines strength, conditioning, plyometrics and some elements of boxing mixed in. All fitness levels are welcome, and the workout will be modified to suit individuals. Drop-ins are welcome, but advanced sign-ups are appreciated. For information: 774-773-3951;;


Cranberry Hospice in Plymouth seeks volunteers

PLYMOUTH — Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care in Plymouth is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to patients and their families, vigil visits at the time of death and to help with day-to-day activities such as running errands and providing local transportation. Also, some volunteers may help with clerical tasks or fundraising activities in the Hospice office. In addition, Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care is also seeking veteran volunteers to support the Veteran’s Program, which places a veteran volunteer with veteran patients, and volunteers for the Pediatric Palliative Care Program “Fragile Footprints.”

The Cranberry Hospice team and families rely on the dedication and commitment of its volunteers to provide the extra care and open hearts that they bring with them on each visit and every phone call. Cranberry Hospice provides training.

Training takes place at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. Interested residents should contact Karen Foster, volunteer coordinator,  at 508-210-5956, or complete an application and to make an appointment for an interview prior to the start of the training.


Women’s Auxiliary seeks volunteers

PLYMOUTH — The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Plymouth is looking for new members to join its volunteer team. The Women’s Auxiliary helps with The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance and currently hosts two annual luncheons. Interested residents should call Lt. Melanie Moore at 508-746-1559.


VNA Care seeks hospice volunteers

PLYMOUTH — VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, is seeking volunteers to provide companionship patients and respite time for family members. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Interested residents should call 781-569-2811 or visit


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.

The next dates are as follows: 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at St. Mary's; 2 to 3 p.m. March 11 at Saint Peter's.


First Baptist Church sock drive

PLYMOUTH — The First Baptist Church of Plymouth, 41 Westerly Road, offers an outreach for the homeless population of the community called the "Sock It to Me" Drive. New, white athletic socks will be collected to distribute to the homeless once a month during the Hairs to You Project, when free haircuts are provided.

Local churches and businesses will be contacted to request assistance in placing the collection boxes at their location. To donate socks or money towards the drive, call 781-336-6737; checks may be made payable to FBC Sock It to Me Fund.


Plymouth Salvation Army

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Salvation Army, 8 Carver St., hosts Celebrate Recovery 1 p.m. Thursdays following lunch.


Plymouth Farmers’ Market outdoors

PLYMOUTH –  The summer Plymouth Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday from June through October at Plimoth Plantation, located at 137 Warren Ave., off Exit 4 South in Plymouth.

Managed by farmer Dave Purpura, proprietor of Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm, the Market features organic produce, seafood, pork, beef, chicken, goat and handmade cheese, along with prepared-food vendors and crafters. You’ll hear live music, and kids activities enhance the experience with Miss Margaret from Plymouth Public Library hosting Plymouth Story Time at 4 p.m. The Market also features face painting, balloon animals and temporary tattoos for kids. Massage therapists perform chair massage and local cooks offer insight into meal preparation. The Market accepts WIC EBT cards, SNAP benefits and food stamps. For more information visit


Plymouth Farmers' Market indoors
Plymouth 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

Project Outreach Program

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department presents Project Outreach’s community drop-in centers from 5 to 9 p.m., usually the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, at New Hope Chapel in Plymouth. The drop-in centers are designed to address ongoing battles with opioid substance abuse.

Also present will be representatives and coaches from these agencies to provide guidance and counseling to those inflicted with opioid and other addiction problems and their families. Anyone who has a family member who suffers from, or they suspect may have an addiction problem, is invited to drop in. For information: 508-830-4218, ext. 440.


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 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.