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Fund “Fore” the Needy 2018 Golf Classic
MANOMET — The annual Golf Classic to benefit the Fund for the Needy of St. Bonaventure Parish in Manomet will be held on May 24 at Waverly Oaks Country Club, 444 Long Pond Road. Post-tournament festivities include a helicopter ball-drop, dinner and a silent auction.
The Golf Classic is the only fundraising event for the FFN. For 38 years, the committee has offered emergency help with food, heating fuel, electricity and other urgent needs to financially struggling residents in the Manomet and south Plymouth area. All proceeds raised by this tournament support the efforts of the fund.
Register online at http://stbonaventureplymouth.org, and click on the FFN link for the Golf Classic. Donations may be made payable to St. Bonaventure FFN and mailed to: Fund for the Needy, P.O. Box 996, Manomet, MA 02345. For more information, contact John Lombardo at 508-224-4906, or email him at email@example.com.
Panthers’ Cubhouse Preschool openings
PLYMOUTH – Panthers’ Cubhouse Preschool at Plymouth South High School has openings for September 2018 fall enrollment. Children must be at least 3 years old and trained. Call BethAnn Orchard at 508-224-7512, ext. 1014, for more information.
Change to transfer station recycling
PLYMOUTH – Due to changes in the recyclables market, in an effort to better serve Plymouth residents, a change is in effect at the Manomet Transfer Station. The town requires glass to be separated from the commingled (tin, plastic, steel and aluminum) material taken to the transfer station. A separate container for glass will be available. A message board has been placed at the transfer station alerting residents of this change. For more information on the scheduled change, contact the Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162, ext. 100.
Plymouth Public Library Read-A-Thon
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St.will host a local author Non-Fiction Read-A-Thon at 7 p.m. April 11.
Each author will read a short selection from their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. Attendees will be able to chat with the authors after the readings.
This event is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation; no registration required for this free program. The library is fully accessible. For further information, contact Jennifer Harris, library director, at 508-830-4250 or TTY 508-747-5882 or visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
PLYMOUTH — South Shore Community Partners in Prevention will host its next meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. April 11 in the Funkhouser Conference Room A at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, 275 Sandwich St.
This meeting will be a Community Health Workers Panel featuring panelists Jamie Berberena, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers; Lissette Blondet, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers; and Maureen Doherty, resource specialist, BID Hospital Plymouth. For information, email CHNA23@gmail.com.
Plymouth Garden Club meeting
PLYMOUTH – The next meeting of The Plymouth Garden Club will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Chiltonville Church, 6 River St., Plymouth. Social time starts at 12:15 p.m. The program will be “Welcome to Spring,” floral designs presented by nationally accredited master flower show judges Elaine DiGiovanni and Linda Ladd. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee. Horticulture: Take a single labeled horticulture specimen from your garden to the meeting. Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will run April 28-30. Check out the designs created by both the Plymouth Garden Club and the Evening Garden Club. For more information about The Plymouth Garden Club, visit www.Plymouthgardenclub.org.
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. April 11 at the society’s museum. Updates will be presented and discussed on the various projects being conducted by individual members.
The Plymouth Cordage Company was established in 1824 and went on to become the largest rope-making concern in the world before eventually closing in the 1960’s. 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, open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
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.
April 11: Jazz and Blues Jam Session with Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
April 12: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
April 13: Boston Band Invasion, 7 p.m., $25
April 14: Cheryl Wheeler, 8 p.m., $35
April 19: Suzy Bogguss, 8 p.m., $42
April 20: Red Molly, 8 p.m., $35
April 21: Delta Generators, 8 p.m., $22
April 25: Jazz and Blues Jam Session with Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
April 26: Connie Deming, 8 p.m., $15
April 27: Karla Bonoff, 8 p.m., $40
April 29: Hayley Sabella CD release party, 7 p.m., $15
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.
April 11: BBC Open Mic Nite (7 p.m. upstairs)
April 12: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
April 16: Acoustic Lounge hosted by Hollis Greene (8 p.m. upstairs)
April 17: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
April 18: BBC Open Mic Nite (7 p.m. upstairs)
April 19: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
April 23: Acoustic Lounge hosted by Hollis Greene (8 p.m. upstairs)
April 24: Fil Pacino
April 25: BBC Open Mic Nite (7 p.m. upstairs)
April 26: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
April 30: Acoustic Lounge hosted by Hollis Greene (8 p.m. upstairs)
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. April 12 and May 10.
The Plymouth Farmers’ Market features local farmers, bakers and artisans. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
American Legion Post 40 to host fundraiser
PLYMOUTH — American Legion Post 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road, will hold a sign party fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. April 13. Participants can create a 4-by-24 wood sign with their choice of 35 paint colors and 150 sayings. No talent or artistic ability is required. Three signs cost $82, two are $60 and one is $30. To purchase tickets, visit https://signpartytina.regfox.com/post40; http://facebook.com/SignPartyTina. For more information, contact Tina Paker at email@example.com or http://lifeexpressionsdecor.com/tpaker.
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.
April 13: Dan Kelly, 9 p.m.
April 14: Brian Duchaney, 9 p.m.
April 17: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
April 20: Michele Rockwell Band, 9 p.m.
April 21: The New Motif, 9 p.m.
April 24: Wicked Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
April 27: Funktapuss, 9 p.m.
April 28: Pat & Mallory Fey, 9 p.m.
Storm tree debris
PLYMOUTH — The Department of Public Works will accept residential storm-related tree debris generated as a result of the Nor’easter Storm Riley between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 14 and 15 at an area behind the Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 131 Camelot Drive. There will be no cost for this service to Plymouth residents. Proof of residency will be required prior to disposal.
Only vegetative residential debris, like trees, stumps, branches, limbs, and leaves, will be accepted. DPW attendants will be on site to assist residents with the disposal of the debris and the management of the debris site.
For more information, contact the DPW at 508-830-4162, ext. 101 or 105.
Appalachian Mountain Club ‘Take it outside’ open house
CARVER - The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter is holding its annual “Take it Outside” open house in Myles Standish State Forest in Carver from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The event, hosted in conjunction with the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest, is open to both AMC members and nonmembers and will feature a variety of fun outdoor activities. These include a nature walk, beginner and intermediate hikes, beginner and intermediate bike rides, trail work activities, informative mini-workshops, and a free lunch for participants. All activities begin at the Forest Headquarters.
Participation is free. For more information or to register, visit http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/103107.
This annual event is targeted at individuals and families who would like to become more active outdoors and meet like-minded people. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about the AMC Southeast Mass. Chapter, which offers a wide variety of hiking, cycling, paddling, skiing, and trailwork/conservation activities for newcomers and experienced outdoorspeople alike. All open house-related activities will start at the Interpretive Center at the Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters located at the intersection of College Pond and Cranberry roads in Carver. For more information about the event, contact Maureen Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Shore History Symposium
PLYMOUTH – South Shore History Symposium will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14, at the Spire Center, 25 1/2 Court St. This annual Back Roads of the South Shore conference offers an opportunity for regional historians to share their research and highlight the work of local museums to preserve the past. This year’s subject is “Coastal Colony: the 17th Century on the South Shore.”
Keynote speaker Richard Pickering, deputy executive director of Plimoth Plantation, will present "Plymouth Colony and American Innovation." Linda Coombs will discuss “Patuxet: An Original Town. Period.” Stephen O’Neill will present “Plymouth Colony in 10 Objects” and David Landon’s subject is “Artifacts of Exchange Between the Wampanoag and English in the 17th-Century Plymouth Colony Settlement.”
Tickets cost $15/person. Refreshments are included. For tickets, contact Anne Mason, Plymouth Antiquarian Society, at 508-746-0012 or email@example.com. For information: brss.org.
Disco Night Veterans Build Fundraiser
PLYMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth announces the "Disco’ver How U Can Make a Difference" fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at American Legion Post 40 in Plymouth. The event begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by New England Finish Systems, Alternative Transportation Systems, Camden National Bank, Chuckran Auto Parts and Bates Alumni class of 1979, the night includes a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, and 1970s style dress is encouraged. A prize will be awarded for Best Outfit. All proceeds from the fundraiser go toward supporting Habitat of Greater Plymouth’s upcoming Veterans Build on Long Pond Road in Plymouth. Sponsorships for the evening are still being accepted, with a deadline of March 16. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Habitat Office at (508) 846-4188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, or to learn how you can volunteer, visit www.hfhplymouth.org.
Plymouth Bay Community Band accepting members
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Bay Community Band, a new community band supported by the Plymouth Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department, is accepting new members. The goal is to provide a high-quality, enjoyable musical experience to members and the greater Plymouth and South Shore communities. Directors and conductors are all band directors in PPS.
Anyone who plays a concert band instrument and high-school age or older can join. All skill levels are welcome. Rehearsals are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the band room at Plymouth Community Intermediate School, 117 Long Pond Road. There is no cost to join the band. To join, email email@example.com or send a Facebook message to Plymouth Bay Community Band.
Kreative Kids theater classes
PLYMOUTH – Kreative Kidz Theater School of Performing Arts classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 7 through June 9 at the First Parish Church, 19 Town Square, with instruction in acting, voice and a performance at the end of the session. Theater classes are for all children, regardless of age or talent level. Show dates are June 15 and 16. Tuition is $225, payable $75 a month, due the first class of each month. Make checks payable to Kreative Kidz Theater. Ten percent discounts are given to siblings. For information: 508-866-1117, kreativekidztheatre.com.
April Vacation Art Camp
PLYMOUTH — Qualified art educators share their valuable artistic knowledge in a week-long Art Exploration Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 16-20, at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth. Kids and teens age 7-16, grouped by age, will be exposed to a variety of art forms such as drawing, painting, design, origami, pottery, poetry and more. The week-long instruction and art making culminates in an art show showcasing their creations. Cost is $350; $325 per member. Campers provide their own lunch, snack and beverage. For additional information and the camp application, go to artsplymouth.org, call 508-746-7222 or visit 11 North St., Plymouth.
April Vacation Week and Teen News Program
PLYMOUTH – PACTV's new Video Journalism and News Workshop starts April 16. The workshop will teach teens about professional camcorders and techniques, location lighting, location audio and how to create a news package. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16-20.
Summer Youth Workshop in July: Early registration ends April 15. Sign your teen up for PACTV's award-winning Summer Documentary Workshop. Students who participate will create a quality documentary and have fun at the same time. Workshops include training in documentary storytelling, interviewing techniques, effective use of production equipment such as camera, mics, lighting and audio, editing and post production. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, weeks of July 16 and 23. This program is open to children entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade (as of September 2018).
For information: www.pactv.org or call 508-830-6999.
PACTV's Video Challenge
PLYMOUTH – PACTV's Video Challenge is underway. To participate, submit your 1- to 2-minute video and try for your chance at winning. Check out a couple of the first submissions on the theme “New Beginnings” on the PACTV website. The deadline is May 1 and prizes will be awarded at the showcase event on May 24. Full contest rules and how to submit are at the “Get Involved Services Tab” at www.pactv.org.
Kids Week at Pilgrim Hall Museum
PLYMOUTH – Take the youngsters to Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., for special weekday performances and events plus daily Treasure Hunt activities throughout vacation week, Monday-Friday, April 16-20.
Kids Week programs are entertaining and educational for young learners, and there's plenty for grown-ups to explore at Pilgrim Hall Museum, too.
April 16: 1 p.m., "Brenner's Magical Mystery Show." Magician Stephen Brenner captivates youngsters with a high-energy presentation of magic and mystery. Appropriate for all ages.
April 17: 1 p.m., "Barnicle & Husk." Author Mary Shields will read excerpts from the book, and present a lively program of games and activities, including make-and-take items to bring home. Keep your eyes out for a special visit from Barnicle and Husk in person. Appropriate for ages 5-11.
April 18: 1 p.m., “Native American Book Readings." Book readings and themed craft activities with educators Judy Fosdick and Tedda Lindeman, while gathered in PHM's new Wampanoag World exhibition. Appropriate for ages 5-11.
April 19: 1 p.m., "Rhythm Speaks Drum Circle." Percussionist Ed Sorrentino brings the beat with an array of authentic West African drums to get everyone in rhythm. Appropriate for all ages.
April 20: 1 p.m., “Big Ryan's Tall Tales." Big Ryan brings stories to life for all ages with puppets, music, and plenty of zazzle. Appropriate for all ages.
Students and children under 18 admitted free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission for adults is $12, $10 for seniors. Free for residents of Plymouth or members of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Groups of eight or more must call for reservations.
For information: 508-746-1620, ext. 4, pilgrimhallmuseum.org.
Old Colony YMCA Plymouth April Vacation Week events
PLYMOUTH — Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South, will host several April 2018 vacation week events.
The schedule is as follows:
April 16: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Circuit Fun; 10:30 a.m. Marathon Kidz; 11:30 a.m. Martial Arts Demonstration
April 17: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Circuit Fun; 10:30 a.m. Hop-a-Thon or Basketball; 11:30 a.m. Dance Class
April 18: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Circuit Fun; 10:30 a.m. Flower Planting or Arts & Crafts
April 19: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Circuit Fun; 10:30 a.m. Family Pound or Basketball
April 20: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Circuit Fun; 9 to 11 a.m. Superhero Academy; 10:30 a.m. Drums Ability
April 21: 10 am to 1 p.m. Healthy Kids Day at Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road
For more information, visit http://oldcolonyymca.org/aprilvacation.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park April Vacation programs
PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water St., invites families to join in its April Vacation programs.
Trial, Tragedy, and Transition: Forging a Settlement: 4 to 4:30 p.m. April 17. From the dangerous voyage on the Mayflower through the difficulty of their first winter, the Pilgrims endured and overcame hardship as they built their new colony in Plymouth. See how they overcame these challenges on this free, 30-minute guided walking tour.
Beyond the Rock: Hidden Stories of Plymouth : 11 to 11:30 a.m. April 18. There is more to the Pilgrim Story than Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and Thanksgiving. On this free, 30-minute, walking tour, hear some of the less commonly told stories that might provide a new perspective on the Pilgrim and Native history in Plymouth.
Life and Death: The Women’s Story: 2 to 2:30 p.m. April 19. Journey through time and experience the monumental passage of the Mayflower through the eyes of those seldom considered: the women. Join this free, 30-minute, walking tour of the park and follow their journey across the ocean and their first winter here in Plymouth. Experience their moments of triumph and grief and discover how the women’s sacrifice helped give birth to the nation.
Programs are appropriate for adults and children ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Walking tours begin at the park information kiosk and ends on the top of Cole’s Hill, across the street from Plymouth Rock. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 508-208-0675.
Evening Garden Club April meeting
PLYMOUTH — The next meeting of the Evening Garden Club is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. Lori Danek, formerly the director of the Plymouth Plantation Horticultural Center, will speak to the group on growing and planting seeds for a home vegetable garden and flower beds. Guests are welcome at this meeting for a charge of $5. Snacks served at the meeting. This program will prepare the group for the plant sale in May.
Free senior legal planning workshop
PLYMOUTH – A free senior legal planning workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 19, and again at 10 a.m. April 25, at the law office of Jonathan Graham & Associates, P.C., 115 Court St., Suite 1, Plymouth. Light refreshments will be served. Senior planning is complex and changing. To make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues concerning wills, nursing home planning, trusts, and new probate law changes. By attending this free workshop presented by you will learn about the obstacles you could face when making such decisions. Graham is the dean of education for the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners. Reservations are required. Call Christine DelloRusso at 508-830-1120, ext. 116.
Household hazardous waste collections
South Shore Recycling Cooperative towns will host household hazardous waste collections this spring. All will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:
April 21: Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Drive
May 5: Hanover, Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)
May 12: Hingham Plymouth River School, 200 High St.
May 19: Duxbury/Kingston, Duxbury Middle School, St. George St.
June 16: Scituate/Cohasset, Scituate Highway Dept., 68 Capt. Pierce Road
Residents of host towns may attend their own town's collection at no charge, with proof of residency. Residents of Cohasset, Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland and Weymouth may attend any SSRC collection at the town's expense, with proof of residency. Residents of Abington, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Plymouth, Scituate and Whitman must obtain a signed authorization form from their town's responsible department (Board of Health, DPW, or Marine and Environment Dept.) to attend out of town collections at their Town's expense. Those towns may limit subsidized quantities. Residents from any town without authorization, and commercial generators, may attend any collection with a check made out to Stericycle Environmental.
Latex paint is not hazardous. It will not be accepted at the Weymouth, Plymouth or Hingham collections. Usable latex paint will be accepted in Hanover, TBD at the other two.
For details, including acceptable materials, go to southshorerecycling.org and click on "Hazardous Waste" or go to your Town Hall for a flyer, or call 781-329-8318.
Christ Church old-fashioned church supper
PLYMOUTH — Christ Church, 149 Court St., will hold an old-fashioned church supper at 6 p.m. April 21 in the Parish Hall. The public is invited to join in this meal, which will include American chop suey, salad, bread, dessert and beverages, followed by fellowship. The public meal is held on the third Saturday of each month following the 5 p.m. church service. Reservations are required on the Tuesday before the dinner by contacting Priscilla Palombo at 781-585-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of the church supper is $6 per person and $15 per family of two adults and two children younger than 10. Children 10 and older are an additional $2 each. For more information, contact Christ Church Parish at 508-746-4959 or email@example.com, or visit christchurchplymouth.org.
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters will hold Candidates Night at 7 p.m. April 26, at Town Hall. Plymouth’s local election is May 19.
Beatlemania Stage Show benefits high schools
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth North and South High School Music Department will host a benefit concert, “Keep Music Education Alive,” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Plymouth North High School Auditorium to raise funds to support the school’s music programs for much needed musical equipment, resources, uniform repairs and more.
The national touring production “Beatlemania Stage Show” will perform the complete Beatles experience from the Ed Sullivan day’s right through to “Abbey Road” with period costume changes and authentic Beatles instruments. The musicians from Beatlemania have performed alongside Carly Simon, Hall and Oates, B.J. Thomas, Kiss, Todd Rundgren and others. Band members have also written songs with Cher, Billy Joel, Michael Bolton and Joan Jett and several movie soundtracks, which included “Wayne’s World,” "Light of Day” and others.
Plymouth high school music students will perform live with the Beatlemania musicians on some songs.
Tickets for the show are available at http://Purplepass.com, at Shaw’s Markets in Plymouth or by calling 800-316-8559.
Plymouth Fairy Door Trail
PLYMOUTH – Keyhole Studio has announced that it will present the Plymouth Fairy Door Trail as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival, April 27-May 6.
ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the commonwealth. See a list of events at artweekma.org.
The Plymouth Fairy Door Trail launch and free craft event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28 at New Again, 32 South Park Ave., Plymouth. Pick up your maps at New Again or the Plymouth Public Library. More than 25 businesses have teamed up with several local artists to create unique fairy doors that will be hidden in or around the downtown establishments. Seekers can turn in their completed Fairy Door List at The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., for their Official Fairy Finder’s Certificate, designed by Plymouth North Art student, Stephanie Ward. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite fairy attire. Plymouth Fairy Door Trail installation will be in downtown Plymouth for one year from launch. For details, visit artweekma.org/event/plymouth-fairy-door-trail.
Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark Kids Night Out
PLYMOUTH — Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, will host Kids Night Out Crazy for Slime from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 28. This event is for kids ages 3 to 12 and they must be potty trained. The event includes dinner, a movie, crafts and slime making.
Cost is $8 per child for members and $10 per child for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Kathleen Eckland at 508-888-2290, ext. 216, or email Keckland@oldcolonyymca.org.
Mass Audubon promotes Statewide Volunteer Day
PLYMOUTH — Mass Audubon invites Massachusetts residents to participate in its annual Statewide Volunteer Day on April 28. Families and individuals, students, community-service groups and others can choose from 17 of the conservation organization’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries and help get them ready for another visitation season.
The spring-cleaning tradition invites Mass Audubon members and the general public to spend the morning of April 28 at specific sanctuaries where tasks may include preparing community gardens; trail clearing and other maintenance; beautifying bird, butterfly, and turtle gardens and habitats; parking lot work; sprucing up nature play areas; and raking and winter debris removal. The work parties will wrap up by noon, so participants are encouraged to bring lunches and then explore the array of natural amenities the sanctuaries have to offer.
To learn more about Statewide Volunteer Day, including how and where to participate this year, visit http://massaudubon.org/workforwildlife.
Plymouth Elks singo
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Elks will host singo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 22 Seven Hills Road, Plymouth (VFW 1822). Singo is bingo with music. The numbers on the bingo card are replaced with musical tunes. When a song on your singo card is played, mark it down. Open to the public. Admission is $10 per person. Prizes awarded each round. Also, featuring raffles and snacks. All are invited.
The Phil presents ‘Passions Unbound’
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Passions Unbound” at 7:30 p.m. April 28, at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., featuring music by Dohnanyi, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. Tickets cost $20-$55. Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. by Steven Karidoyanes, conductor.
A pre-concert cocktail party will be held at 6 p.m. upstairs in the Blue Room with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; $20. For more information: 508-746-8008, plymouthphil.org.
PLYMOUTH — "Enchanted," the late winter members show, is on view through April 29 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. 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 artsplymouth.org.
Plymouth 400 informational sessions
PLYMOUTH – The purpose of Plymouth 400’s Community and Volunteer Updates are to offer the community an opportunity to hear about plans for the historic 2020 anniversary and the events and programs being planned to commemorate this iconic moment in American history. Learn ways that you can volunteer and participate.
Individuals interested in donating their skills, time, and shared appreciation for Plymouth and its rich history to help shape the 2020 Commemoration are invited to attend one of these free sessions by signing up at www.Plymouth400inc.org/volunteer and then register via the appropriate Eventbrite link. All Plymouth 400 community and volunteer updates are open the public and those in attendance will be encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.
Get the answers to these questions and more:
• What’s the plan and why? Signature events and programs of 2020 and their projected economic impact.
• What’s ahead? Goals for 2018, including pre-commemoration events and programs, educational programming, and engaging communities outside of Plymouth.
• How can I get involved? Ways you can participate in upcoming programs and events.
Monday, April 30: 2-3:30 p.m., PIDC Professional Building, 134 Court St.
Saturday, May 26: 11 a.m. to 12:30p.m., PIDC Professional Building, 134 Court St.
Wampanoag 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. In April and through Dec. 20, an expanded version of Wampanoag World will be displayed.
For information, call 508-746-1620 or visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org. 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.
Entertainment 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.
May 3: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
May 4: The Duke Robillard Band, 8 p.m., $25
May 5: The Stompers, 8 p.m., $25
May 10: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
May 11: Full Moon Fever - One Night of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 8 p.m., $40
May 12: Ray Wylie Hubbard, 8 p.m., $28
May 16: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
May 17: Shawn Colvin, 8 p.m., 8 p.m., $65/$145
May 18: Kat Wright, 8 p.m., $20
May 24: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
May 25: Plymouth Rock Jazz Fest - Donna Byrne & The Marshall Wood Trio/Stan Strickland Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $30/$50
May 26: Plymouth Rock Jazz Fest - Alexei Tsiganov/The Rhythm Future Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $30/$50
May 27: Plymouth Rock Jazz Fest – Suede, 2 p.m., $30/$50
May 31: David Wax Museum, 8 p.m., $22
June 2: Joshua Tree, 8 p.m., $25
June 8: Country Music Fest sponsored by Tiny & Sons Glass, 7 p.m., $25
June 9: John Sebastian, 8 p.m., $45
June 13: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
June 15: “Father'z Daze" ftg. Bill Harley, Bil Lepp & Don White, 8 p.m., $25
June 22: Lenny Clarke, 8 p.m., $26
June 27: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
June 30: Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, 8 p.m, $39.50
Aug. 4: Duppy Conquerors, 8 p.m., $18
Aug. 18: Larry Carlton, 8 p.m., $62/$99
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 www.pbtheatre.org 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. PBT is located at 800 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth. More information is available at www.pbtheatre.org.
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:
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
Fine Art of Photography
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Center for the Arts will present the Fine Art of Photography, the 2018 eighth annual juried photography exhibition, with submission from photographers worldwide. This exhibit will open May 6 and it will run to June 2.
A reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available with live music to entertain. This event is free and open to the public.
Highlighting this month-long photography show will be a film series at 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays: May 12: Robert Frank, An American Journey; May 19: Debbie Fleming Caffery, The Photographers Series; May 26: National Geographic, Vietnam’s Unseen War; June 2: Alfred Stieglits, American Masters
The Plymouth Center for the Arts is located at 11 North St. Plymouth and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the website artsplymouth.org or call 508-746-7222 for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com and include the subject line SSYP Foundation Golf Tournament at The Pinehills.
Comic Bob Marley at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Have a wicked fun night out with “Uncle Bobby,” Bob Marley, at 8 p.m. June 2 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Concessions and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28.50. For information, visit memorialhall.com/events.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo concert at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform at 8 p.m. June 20 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. . During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.
Concessions and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $59-$99 with VIP packages at $175-$325. Visit memorialhall.com/events or call 877-973-9613 for tickets.
Judy Collins to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Judy Collins will perform at 7:30 p. m. July 1 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Collins, now 78, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.
Concessions and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49-$69. Visit memorialhall.com/events for tickets or call 877-973-9613.
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 reunion
PLYMOUTH — 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Josh Turner to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Country singer Josh Turner will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. He has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49-$79. Visit memorialhall.com/events for tickets or call 877-973-9613.
Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at 7:20 p.m. Dec. 1 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of 10 and 14, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people.
Tickets are $39-$89. For information, visit www.memorialhall.com or call 617-531-1257.
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 email@example.com.
Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support
PLYMOUTH — As an all-volunteer committee, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has planned many initiatives to deliver more great programs and events to the region. The Cultural District is asking for donations to help the cause. Visit the Go Fund Me page at https://gofundme.com/plymouth-bay-cultural-district.
Plymouth Fragment Society
PLYMOUTH – Do you need help with rent, utility bills or other basic needs? The Plymouth Fragment Society offers assistance to Plymouth residents. To join or make a donation or for an application, mail to P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MA 02362 or visit the site at plymouthfragmentsociety.org or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds.
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.
‘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 email@example.com, or call 508-830-6999.
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.
'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.
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 - 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.
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., instead of the Plymouth Center for the Arts. 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 an open mic at 2 p.m.