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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 http://caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
USA Public skate weekend
PLYMOUTH — FMC Ice Sports will host a weekend USA Public Skate event from Feb. 10-11 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 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.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Elks will host the following events:
Open House: 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at VFW 1822, 22 Seven Hills Road. Residents are invited to stop by and learn what the organization, which has been in Plymouth for nearly 100 years, is all about. Learn about scholarships, Veterans Committee, grants and more. There will also be a canine demonstration. Admission is free and this event is kid friendly.
Boy Scout Troop 64 Open House: 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at VFW 1822. Children 11 to 18 who are interested in hiking, camping, skiing and other outdoor adventures are invited to learn more about being a Boy Scout. No prior scouting experience is needed to join Boy Scouts. For more information, contact scoutmaster John Knox at Dudethescot@comcast.net and 781-706-7727.
Plymouth Elks Singo: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 VFW 1822. Singo is Bingo with music. The numbers on the Bingo Card are replaced with musical tunes. When a song on the Singo Card is played, mark it down. Admission is $10 per person. Prizes awarded each round. This event will also feature raffles and snacks.
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
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company provides entertainment at 2294 State Road. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/cedarville.
Feb. 10: The Common Good, 9 p.m.
Feb. 13: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.
Feb. 16: Brian Duchaney, 9 p.m.
Feb. 17: The Don & Dee Dees, 9 p.m.
Feb. 20: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: Karaoke with Liz Solomon, 9 p.m.
Feb. 23: Sugar Bears, 9 p.m.
Feb. 24: The Urge, 9 p.m.
Feb. 27: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — British Beer Company provides entertainment at 6 Middle St. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/plymouth.
Feb. 12: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
Feb. 13: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.
Feb. 14: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs
Feb. 15: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Feb. 19: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
Feb. 20: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Feb. 21: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs
Feb. 22: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Feb. 26: Acoustic Lounge, hosted by Hollis Greene, 8 p.m. upstairs
Feb. 27: Fil Pacino
Feb. 28: BBC Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. upstairs
Thrifty Lily Super Sale
PLYMOUTH — The Thrifty Lily, 126 S. Meadow Road, hosts a Super Sale during February.
Everything in the shop will be half price. All sweaters are $1, all jeans are $1 and shoes and boots are $1.50-$2.50. Coats, both winter and all season, are $2-$10. The shop has many blankets, sheets, curtains household items, cookware, small appliances and jewelry. There are also religious items, framed art and prints, puzzles and games.
The thrift shop is run by volunteers from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church. Hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. A bake sale is always held at the Saturday sale.
The Market helps Meals of Wheels
PLYMOUTH — The Market, 6 Purchase St., will accept donations in the form of food and other helpful items from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13. Mondays through Fridays, Meals on Wheels in Plymouth delivers to approximately 130 seniors at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. This is the time of year that donations are needed the most.
For information on what to donate, visit http://themarketpinehills.com/images/uploads/departments/Meals_on_Wheels_Drive.jpg.
Plymouth Garden Club meeting
PLYMOUTH — The next meeting for The Plymouth Garden Club will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Chiltonville Church, 6 River St.
The meeting will begin with a social time at 12:15 p.m. The program for the meeting will be “Who Said Only Roses Are For Valentine's Day?” presented by Yvonne Capella. Capella will demonstrate how to design terrarium and containers for this holiday. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.
For more information about The Plymouth Garden Club, visit http://plymouthgardenclub.org.
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. Feb. 14 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at 115 Court St., Suite 1.
The purpose of the workshops will be to help seniors make informed decisions and to be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending these workshops, seniors will learn about obstacles they could face when making such decisions. Graham will provide information that will keep seniors and their families in control and reduce costs.
Reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations: Christine DelloRusso, 508-830-1120, ext. 116.
Winter Weigh Off Challenge
PLYMOUTH — Top Notch Nutrition, 2307 State Road, will host a Winter Weigh Off Challenge at 7 p.m. Thursday nights from Feb. 6 to March 27. Interested residents can register at Top Notch Nutrition. For information, email email@example.com.
Plymouth Cordage Historical Society meeting
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Cordage Historical Society, 10 Cordage Park Circle, will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the society’s museum.
Discussion will continue regarding a proposed book on the final years of the Plymouth Cordage Company, which was established in 1824 and went on to become the largest rope-making concern in the world before eventually closing in the 1960s. Closely associated with this history is that of the village of North Plymouth, which developed primarily as a residential and commercial center for Cordage Company workers. A small museum of artifacts and papers is maintained at Cordage Park and accessed through the Tower entrance.
The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays each week.
Partners in Prevention
PLYMOUTH — South Shore Community Partners in Prevention will host its next meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Funkhouser Conference Room A at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, 275 Sandwich St.
A panel will be held on housing and its impact on healthcare. For information, email CHNA23@gmail.com.
Muratore hosts speaker from the Dept. of Revenue
PLYMOUTH – State Rep. Mathew Muratore, R-Plymouth, will host a discussion AT 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Plymouth Center for Active Living-COA, located adjacent to Plymouth North High School at 44 Nook Road in Plymouth, with guest speaker Brian Lynch from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Lynch will talk about the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit.
To be eligible for the credit on your Massachusetts state income, you must be 65 years or older and your property tax, water, and sewer payments must exceed 10 percent of your annual income. Citizens are able to file for the prior three years as well, provided they meet the income criteria and were 65 years old on/before Dec. 31 of the tax year. The deadline to file for 2014 is April 15, 2018.
Kiwanis Club to host Bingo Night
PLYMOUTH — Kiwanis Club of Plymouth announced a new upcoming fundraiser, Bingo Night, will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the American Legion, 199 Federal Furnace Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. and games begin at 8 p.m. Markers and cards will be for sale inside the event. Entry fee is $20. For information, visit http://kiwanisplymouth.org.
African Children's Choir to perform in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — The African Children's Choir will host performances in Plymouth.
The schedule is as follows: 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the New Testament Church, 1120 Long Pond Road; and 7 p.m. March 2 and 3 p.m. March 3 at Plymouth South High School, 490 Long Pond Road.
The program features notable children's songs, and traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development.
Music for Life, the parent organization for The African Children's Choir, works in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education.
The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include the subject line SSYP Foundation Golf Tournament at The Pinehills.
PCA to host Teacher Feature
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., will host Teacher Feature, an opportunity to observe, participate and dialogue with some of the artists who teach and exhibit at the center, from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
Teachers will have hands-on demonstrations of drawing, painting, pottery, poetry making and more. The current members show, “Op-por-tu-ni-ty,” will run until March 4 with winter hours daily, except from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
More information and a complete listing of classes can be found at http://artsplymouth.org or by calling 508-746-7222.
Advisory, Finance Committee hearing
PLYMOUTH — The Advisory and Finance Committee will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Great Hall, Town Hall, 26 Court St. to solicit comments from the general public on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 operating and capital budgets in accordance with the Town Charter, Chapter 2, Section 12-2.
Budgets may be inspected at the office of the town clerk or the Advisory and Finance Committee Office at Town Hall or online at http://plymouth-ma.gov. Any person interested and desiring to be heard on this issue should appear at the time and place designated.
'Oil and Water Do Mix' exhibit at PPL
PLYMOUTH — A joint art show by Andrew Kusmin and Judy Quinn titled “Oil and Water Do Mix” is on view at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., through February. It mixes 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 email@example.com.
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: https://youtu.be/N_B9uJQhUxo. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
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 http://pactv.org/classes. For information, contact Kim Miot, director of community media, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-830-6999.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe accepts children's clothes
PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will now accept gently used children’s clothing as donations to be sold in support of the community and Christ Church.
The thrift shop carries a mix of gently used clothing for women and men; household goods; small furniture; accessories; artwork; and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Christ Church and the needs of the Greater Plymouth community. Donations are welcome when Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open. For details, call 508-746-4990.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact Christ Church Parish: 508-746-4959; email@example.com; christchurch-plymouth.org.
‘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 https://youtu.be/kx4mOxLwqDo. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
PALWV to present ‘What is Ranked Choice Voting?’
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters will host a forum to learn about the concept of Ranked Choice Voting at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Great Hall at the Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court St.
Ranked Choice Voting is a proposal to change to the way that people vote. In the current system, voters pick one candidate. Sometimes voters vote for someone because they think they can win, not because they really want them to win. Or they worry that if they don’t vote for the front runner, their candidate could siphon votes away and spoil the front runner’s chances, letting in someone they definitely don’t want. The current system doesn’t offer a solution to these problems. But with Ranked Choice Voting, voters can choose multiple candidates, and rank them in the order that they prefer them.
Many cities and towns across America successfully use this method. Cambridge has been using a version of this concept since 1939 for it’s local elections. See how it works and the next steps for proposing it for other municipalities in Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
The 2018 schedule is as follows:
March 3: “Beyond the Gravestone: Monuments and Memorials on Burial Hill” with Anne Mason
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
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
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 email@example.com or visit http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
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 http://plymouthphil.org 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 at the Garibaldi Club in Plymouth. Plans are underway. For information: plymouthcarver1983.com; email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support
PLYMOUTH — As an all-volunteer committee, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has planned many initiatives to deliver more great programs and events to the region. The Cultural District is asking for donations to help the cause. Visit the Go Fund Me page at https://gofundme.com/plymouth-bay-cultural-district.
Plymouth 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 email@example.com. 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 nathanhaleveteransoutreachcenter.com.
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Area Community Television is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. The studio is located at 4 Collins Ave., Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit www.pactv.org for more information.
'Breaking the Cycle’
PLYMOUTH — "Breaking the Cycle" is an ongoing series and will feature new episodes each month discussing the drug and opioid epidemic affecting Plymouth and the commonwealth. The show will also provide information about the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force and the steps being taking with local and state law enforcement to address this issue.
"Breaking the Cycle" can be seen on PACTV's government channels and PACTV's YouTube Channel at youtu.be/uodCMwW7O98 and PACTV Video Share at youtube.com/user/pactvvideoshare.
The show will air at the following times and dates: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Kingston Education/Government Access Channels Comcast 14/Verizon 41, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47; 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 39, Pembroke Government Access Channel Comcast 15 and Plymouth Government Access Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47.
PLYMOUTH — “Register’s Report” is playing now on PACTV’s Government Channels on the following days and times:
11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Duxbury: Comcast 15 & Verizon 39; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Kingston: Comcast 14 & Verizon 41; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 5 p.m. Thursdays on Pembroke: Comcast 15; 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: https://youtu.be/SK1orGM2Oa4.
PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government Access. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosts “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 https://youtu.be/6_Sa4Rjp0oM. PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public and Government access to the town of Plymouth. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV visit http://pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television'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 firstname.lastname@example.org or pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH – “Building Community,” a talk show and service project produced by PACTV, is now running on the public access channel. PACTV’s Donna Rodriguez is the host. The show focuses on the building blocks of vibrant, nurturing, healthy communities and how to access tools to improve the quality of the lives of everyone in the community. The show can be seen on PACTV’s public access channel (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at 1 p.m. Thursdays, at 11 a.m. Fridays and at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.
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.
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 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; email@example.com; 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.
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 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
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.