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The deadline for a submission for Briefly is noon the Friday prior to it appearing in the paper; earlier submission is encouraged. Your news will also appear online at Wicked Local Kingston.
Downtown Beautification Project clean up day
KINGSTON — The Kingston Business Association will host a Downtown Beautification Project clean up day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. To volunteer, contact Donna Bocash at Eastern Bank at 781-585-6479 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop
KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The Coalition Thrift Shop offers quality, gently used clothing, household items and furniture at affordable prices. The Shop also includes a Boutique which offers brand new clothing. All proceeds from sales at the Thrift Shop benefit Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless programs and clients.
Donations to the Thrift Shop may be dropped off at the shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For further information, call 781-582-2010, email email@example.com or visit http://plymouthareacoalition.org. The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway.
Plymouth Area Coalition Food Pantry
KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Food Pantry is located at 149 Bishops Highway. The Food Pantry offers fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and nonperishable groceries. The Coalition Food Pantry is open from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. For further information, call 781-582-2010.
Snug Harbor Community Chorus to offer music scholarships
PLYMOUTH — The Snug Harbor Community Chorus will offer $400 vocal or instrumental performance scholarships to students in local music programs, also known as the Roy S. Kelley scholarship program.
Students in grades nine to 12 from Duxbury, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke and Plymouth, as well as from the South Shore Conservatory of Music, are eligible to participate in the program. The program enables scholarship recipients to study voice or a musical instrument with a private teacher of their choice. Recipients will be featured guest performers at the chorus's December holiday concert and its spring concert.
To apply, visit http://snugharborcc.org/scholarships. Students should submit a completed application, a brief essay and a description of music study or performance no later than Oct. 15. Mail applications to Scholarship Committee SHCC, 8 Aberdeen St., Plymouth MA 02360.
Take Me Fishing
PLYMOUTH — Residents are invited to Fearing Pond for the annual Take Me Fishing event at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 for a day of free fishing and activities at Myles Standish State Forest.
The event will be held rain or shine. Fishing will end at 2 p.m. Fishing poles will be available to borrow and free bait will be provided. A fishing license not required. Anglers will help novices cast a line and learn about fishing, fishing safety and ethics. Prizes, crafts, raffles and activities make this a family friendly event that is open to all ages.
Raffle, prizes and Myles Standish Photo Contest awards will follow when fishing ends. Send photo contest entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasonable accommodations can be made with advance request at 508-866-2526. For more information, visit http://friendsmssf.com. Send questions to email@example.com.
Water restriction update
KINGSTON — Due to increased water flow of the Jones River, the one-day-a-week limit on outside watering has been lifted by the Kingston Water Commission. Once again, even numbered houses may water on even numbered days, odd numbered houses on odd numbered days. Watering hours are 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Events at The Spire
PLYMOUTH – The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents eclectic entertainment at 25 1/2 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. The Spire is handicap accessible; parking is available street side and in public lots in close proximity. For more information, to order tickets online or to learn more about The Spire, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Sept. 28: Roomful of Blues, 8 p.m., $35
Sept. 29: Hal Ketchum, 8 p.m., $24
Mike's Club Support Group
KINGSTON — Mike's Club Support Group for Bereaved Children, Teens and their Families offers meetings on two evenings at Hope Floats, 4 Elm St. Monday night’s group is for children and their parenting adults coping with the death of a parent or caregiver, and Wednesday night’s group is for those coping with the death of a sibling.
Mike's Club is a support group for children and their families coping with death-related loss. The children process their grief through activities, arts and crafts and games with the help of trained support staff while their parents meet separately. Pizza and drinks are provided. Registration is required. Call 781-585-4221.
Silver Age Yoga class
KINGSTON — A Silver Age Yoga class will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 6 at the Adams Center, 33 Summer St. Proceeds will benefit the Kingston Public Library Foundation Technology Project. Attendees can join Kingston resident Suzanne Staples, of Bridge to Presence LLC, for a donation-based Silver Age Yoga class.
Silver Age Yoga, sometimes referred to as chair yoga, provides the benefits of a traditional yoga class: light stretching, muscle strengthening poses and guided meditation, from the comfort and safety of a chair. Practitioners are offered the option of a few standing postures toward the end of class, still using the chair for support. All levels of fitness and flexibility may join.
A recommended donation is $5-$10 per class is encouraged. Class size is limited and registration is requested at the library or online at http://kingstonpubliclibrary.org, or by phone at 781-585-0517.
KINGSTON — Mass Bay Maritime Artisans holds a weekly boatbuilding/repair workshop each Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to drop in. Visit www.gofundme.com/KingstonLobsterBoat. Jones River Landing is located at 55 Landing Road on the bank of the Jones River in Kingston.
Plymouth Farmers’ Market
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Farmers’ Market is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave. Join nearly 50 producer-only vendors and discover locally grown foods, meet returning and new farmers, including four certified organic food-makers, artisans and local musicians. The outdoor season runs through October, rain or shine, on the grassy field at Plimoth Plantation’s River Street entrance.
Take a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a meal listening to local live bands. “Culinary Insights” is held at 4 p.m. each Thursday, showcasing celebrated local chefs, food educators and health and wellness professionals demonstrating their talent in the kitchen and sharing their favorite seasonal recipes.
Dwight Yoakam coming to Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Dwight Yoakam at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
Tickets for Dwight Yoakam are $49-$89. Tickets are available for purchase at http://memorialhall.com/ or at 617-531-1257.
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, call 508-746-4488, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Oct. 4: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Oct. 6: Donna Byrne is In-SPIRED! A Benefit for Plymouth Recovery Center, 7 p.m., $25
Oct. 11: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Oct. 17: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Oct. 18: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Oct. 19: Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room, 8 p.m., $25
Oct. 20: Ryan Montbleau Band, 8 p.m., $35
Oct. 25: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Oct. 26: Della Mae, 8 p.m., $30
Oct. 27: Jonathan Edwards, 8 p.m., $32
Edaville offers military appreciation deals
CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., has released dates for the military appreciation deals that support those in service and their families. Dates include Oct. 5-8 and Nov. 16-19. With a valid ID, all active military personnel, including veterans, will receive free admission to the park. Immediate family members of the military members will receive 50 percent off of their full priced gate admission tickets. For more information, visit http://edaville.com.
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.
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
Kingston Farmer’s Market
KINGSTON — The Kingston Farmer’s Market takes over a portion of the Kingston Collection parking lot, at 101 Kingston Collection Way, in front of Bar Rustic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Sunday of the month through October. The market will feature food vendors highlighting local, fresh and in season produce along with select local artisans and crafters.
Kingston Farmer's Market Inc. is dedicated to supporting local farmers, producers and artisans and are committed to promoting environmental and economic sustainability and features businesses from Kingston, including Crooked Barn Flower Farm, Greenway Farm, Omega Olive Oil and Plantsandponytails as well as other surrounding communities, like Bogside Acres from Plympton, Red’s Best, Ground Roots Coffee from Marshfield, Front Porch Pies from Scituate and more. For more information, visit http://KingstonCollection.com.
Kingston dates to remember
KINGSTON — Kingston town clerk Paul Gallagher announced the following dates to note:State Election: Nov. 6 Last day to register to participate: Oct 17. The town clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. Special Town Meeting: Nov. 13. Last day to register to participate is Oct. 24.
Toastmasters Club open house
KINGSTON — The South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club will host an open house from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Adams Center, 33 Summer St. Guests can enjoy refreshments and mingling, and those who join will have a chance to win prizes. The open house will include the standard agenda and provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the club.
The SSSTC is a public speaking club that meets regularly from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Adams Center to enhance speaking and leadership capabilities. Attendees learn how to build their communication skills to effectively express themselves in any situation. For more information, contact Pamela Girouard at 781-290-7935 or email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth gala
PLYMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth will present its annual gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the 1620 Hotel, 180 Water St. This year’s gala will feature dinner, a DJ, silent and live auctions and raffles. The live auction will include a Wall of Wine, Pinehills golf, dining out and more. This event is sponsored by Dennison Lubricants.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is accepting sponsorships for the gala and ads for the program booklet. To become a sponsor, or to purchase an ad, visit Habitat of Greater Plymouth’s website at http://hfhplymouth.org, or call the office at 508-866-4188.
Tickets are $65 per person if purchased before Sept. 15, and $75 per person after that. To purchase a full table, the price is $600 and a full table seats 10 people. Tickets are available at the Habitat of Greater Plymouth office, located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver and on the website. For more information on the gala or how to volunteer, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth website.
ALS Family Charitable Foundation golf tournament
PLYMOUTH — The ALS Family Charitable Foundation will hold a charity glow golf tournament to benefit families affected by ALS beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Squirrel Run Golf Club, 32 Elderberry Drive, Plymouth. Contests for golfers and non-golfers will be followed by a 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner. The shotgun start 9-hole tournament begins at 7 p.m. with prizes to be awarded following at 9 p.m.
Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Scholarship Program of the ALS Family Charitable Foundation Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to raising and distributing funds for research and patient services for those suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Cost is $85 per person or $35 for non-golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $100 Hole Sponsorships to a $3,000 Tournament Sponsor. For more information, visit http://alsfamily.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-759-9696.
Friends of the Kingston Public Library Book Sale
KINGSTON — The Friends of the Kingston Public Library annual Book Sale will be held outside from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, rain or shine, at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. This year’s collection includes paperbacks, children’s books, novels in almost perfect condition, art books and more. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, which supports the Library through programs, sponsorship of museum passes, books and other purchases.
Volunteers are still needed for help in the afternoon on the day of the sale. Call the library at 781-585-0517 to volunteer. Donations of books will be accepted at the library during open hours (no except textbooks or magazines).
The library is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Kingston Garden Club fall schedule
KINGSTON — The Kingston Garden Club has set up its fall schedule for presentations and activities.
All presentations and activities are included in the $30 annual membership fee. The public is welcome to attend any presentation for a $5 fee at the door. The Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Faunce School, 16 Green St.
The schedule is as follows:Oct. 13: “Attract Birds To Your Garden” presented by Dorothy MacFarlane Nov. 10: “Delightful Dahlias” presented by Elise Freda, Crooked Barn Farm
More presentations are scheduled for the 2019 winter and spring season. For more information on membership, contact Jen Hicks at email@example.com. For more information on presentations, contact Janice King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlo Guthrie to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Presented by Spectacle Management. The career of Guthrie, a songwriter, singer, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, spans more than 50 years. Tickets are $59-$99. For information: 617-531-1257, memorialhall.com.
Jeff Cohen Charitable Foundation's 22nd annual Halloween pary
PLYMOUTH — Jeff Cohen's 22nd annual Party Benefit will be held from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Costumes are required for entry. Attendees can enjoy dancing, raffles, a silent auction, a costume contest and live entertainment by DJ Gene Dupuis and Shattered. The benefit has raised over $60,000 the past few years for local families who have suffered a loss. The benefit is still seeking sponsors. Tickets are $25 each, cash or checks payable to The Jeff Cohen Charitable Foundation. Tickets will be $25 at the door if they are still available.
Adams Center to offer silhouette portraits
KINGSTON — The Adams Center, 33 Summer St., will host artists Jean and Marcella Comerford, who will create silhouette portraits for residents on Oct. 27. All work is done free-hand and children are welcome. Appointments are $37 and must be paid when booking. Appointments can be made at https://signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aaa723a7f49-marcellas3 or https://signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aaa723a7f49-jeans2.
Imagination Movers to perform in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — Imagination Movers, Disney's Emmy Award-winning band, will perform at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Presented by local nonprofit Plymouth Rocks Events, the show will raise money to support local school music programs. The show is part of a full day of entertainment at Memorial Hall, culminating with Plymouth Rocks' "Monster Bash" at night.
Plymouth Rocks Events has a mission to bring uniquely curated music and film events to Plymouth and raise money for school music programs across the region.
Tickets are on sale now at http://plymouthrocksevents.org or http://ticketfly.com, or call 877-987-6487.
Halloween Monster Bash
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Rocks Events will host its first Monster Bash on Oct. 27 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
The Monster Bash will feature two '80s tribute bands: The Great Escape, a tribute to Journey, and Power of Love, a tribute to Huey Lewis and The News. The Monster Bash will also feature DJ Egon spinning classic '80s hits, a special performance by The Thriller Dancers and a costume contest for attendees.
Earlier in the afternoon, Plymouth Rocks will host a show by the Imagination Movers, the Emmy Award-winning children's band.
Plymouth Rocks Events, a nonprofit organization founded in 2016, has a mission to bring curated music and film events to Plymouth and raise money for school music programs across the region.
Tickets for The Monster Bash and Imagination Movers are on sale now. Visit http://plymouthrocksevents.org or http://ticketfly.com, or call 877-987-6487.
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, call 508-746-4488, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Nov. 1 : Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Nov. 2 : Twisted Pine, 8 p.m., $20
Nov. 3 : Albert Cummings, 8 p.m., $29
Nov. 7: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Nov. 8: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Nov. 9-10: An Evening with Cher, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, & Streisand, 8 p.m., $45
Nov. 11: An Evening with Cher, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, & Streisand, 2 p.m., $45
Nov. 16: Mike & Joe’s Big Band, 8 p.m., $25
Nov. 17: Jimmy Webb, 8 pm., $55
Nov. 23: Artie Januario, 8 p.m., $20
Nov. 24: James Montgomery, 8 p.m., $30
Nov. 28: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Nov. 29: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Nov. 30: A Night of A Cappella Music featuring The Eight Tracks and Fermata Town with special guest Northern Lights, 8 p.m., $20
WWI centenary event
KINGSTON — In November, the Kingston Historical Commission will host displays and events at The Adams Center, 33 Summer St., commemorating the World War I Armistice.
The commission has requested to hear from anyone in Kingston who has family history connected to the War. This is an opportunity for Kingston residents to share their stories of Kingston’s servicemen and women who served either at home or abroad, along with their cards and letters, photographs and souvenirs, military artifacts, medals and uniforms. Photographs of Kingston and local events during the war years are also welcomed.
Daytime and evening events will take place on the weekend of Nov. 10-11, and a final event schedule will be available on the Town Events calendar found at http://kingstonmass.org.
To share or donate any of the items above, contact Historical Commission member Ben Tambaschi at 781-534-0098 before Oct. 31. Donated items will become part of the Local History Room and Special Collections at the Kingston Public Library.
PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Progress takes place at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
This reenactment of the Pilgrims’ Sabbath procession to worship begins at the Mayflower Society House. Costumed participants represent the 51 survivors of the first harsh winter of 1621. They will assemble to the beat of a drum. The Progress will proceed along the waterfront past Plymouth Rock, up Leyden Street to the site of the first fort meetinghouse on Burial Hill, where the Pilgrims met for worship. The Psalms sung are taken from “The Book of Psalms” by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth.
The passages read by Elder Brewster are from Governor Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” or other Pilgrim sources. After the brief worship service, the march will continue down through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House on North Street.
For more information or to participate as a “Pilgrim” in one of the Friday evening events, contact email@example.com or visit the Facebook page “The Pilgrim Progress.”
Ninety Nine Restaurant offers veterans, military special
PLYMOUTH — The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that it will celebrate veterans past and present as well as active duty military with special meal deals Nov. 11.
All 106 Ninety Nine restaurants across New England and Upstate New York will continue the military initiative of honoring veterans and activity duty military which started in 2016. All year long, veterans and active duty military who visit their local Ninety Nine can receive a 10 percent food discount offered daily by presenting proof of service. For information: 99restaurants.com.
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.
Spectacle Management to present Little River Band
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Little River Band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $49 - $89 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Pilgrim Hall Museum exhibit
PLYMOUTH – Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth is on display at Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St. in downtown Plymouth, 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, an expanded version of Wampanoag World will be displayed through Dec. 30.
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.
'One Night of Queen'
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present “One Night of Queen” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at 8 p.m. April 11, 2019, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Paying homage to the Freddie Mercury-led band, the night is dedicated to recreating the essence of the Brit Rockers’ blend of theatrics and stadium anthems. Tickets are $29-$49 and are on sale at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Evergreen Cemetery decoration rules
KINGSTON — The Kingston Evergreen Cemetery board of trustees wish to notify all lot holders that revised rules and regulations regarding the decoration of graves have been adopted and are available at the cemetery in the designated mailbox near Prince Chapel, 21 Green St.; the lobby of the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; and the lobby of the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. The revised rules and regulations became effective as of Nov. 1.
Museum of Fine Arts pass
KINGSTON — The Friends of Kingston Public library offers several museum passes, including one to the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Residents can join a free guided one-hour tour to explore highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts different collections. Museum curators, conservators, educators, independent scholars, artists and graduate students host weekly gallery talks. Attendees can learn about art, culture and history in the MFA collection. For select programs, residents can join in and create their own artwork. Educational activities designed for children ages 4 and older to do with adults are also offered in the galleries.
The Kingston Public Library provides a discount pass that can make this trip more affordable, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The Friends also provide discount passes to many other museums and parks. Visit the library website at kingstonpubliclibrary.org or ask a librarian for a list of available passes. Passes can be reserved online, in person or by telephone at 781-585-0517, ext. 111.
PLYMOUTH — “Register’s Report” has a new episode playing on PACTV’s government channels.
Host John Buckley, Plymouth County Register of Deeds, talks with Monica Donnelly and Sue Mulcare, of Jack Conway, Realtor, as they discuss real estate trends in the south shore. Buckley also shares April 2017’s housing and mortgage statistics as well as some historical land records from Plymouth County. The show can be seen 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, Duxbury: Comcast 15 & Verizon 39; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays, Kingston: Comcast 14 & Verizon 41; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pembroke: Comcast 15; and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Plymouth: Comcast 15 and Verizon 47.
The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/GqQjXNQMHNo. 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.
Property assessment underway
KINGSTON — The town of Kingston has contracted with KRT Appraisal to measure and list all 4,494 properties within the town.
This project will be completed by June 30. KRT Appraisal employees in the field will have an identification badge and a letter of introduction from the town, explaining the purpose of their visit as well as introducing the data collector and the vehicle they are driving. If someone is home, the data collector will ask to inspect the interior of the property to verify data on file with the assessor’s office. If no one is home, a postcard will be left informing the property owner that someone was there. The town appreciates taxpayer cooperation through this process as data verification is an important part of the overall assessment process. KRT Appraisal will be using a laser measuring device instead of a standard tape measure. This device, produced by 3D Data Ltd., uses lasers to collect millions of data points on a given building simply by walking around its footprint. These data points create a 3-D representation of the building which is easily converted to a sketch diagram accurate to within a couple of inches. The final output is entered into the town’s appraisal software, along with the other data verified during the site visit. The project will start on the east end of Main Street and move counterclockwise around the town over the next few months. The two KRT Appraisal data collectors who will be working in Kingston are Doug Rollins and Josh Gendron. Their names and vehicle information will be given to the Kingston Police Department for verification. For questions regarding the data collection process, call the Kingston assessor’s office at 781-585-0509.
South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club
KINGSTON — South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club in Kingston will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. The public speaking club aims to enhance speaking and leadership capabilities. Residents are welcome to be a guest at a meeting to observe or participate and learn how to build communication skills to effectively express oneself in any situation. For more information, call Charles "Chuck" Bramhall at 508-400-0600.
Kingston COA computer classes
KINGSTON — Dan Rivera teaches intermediate computer classes from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St. A series of classes have been ongoing for over six months. Attendees can learn how to use Google, YouTube, Facebook and more. Make reservations at the front desk at the COA. Refreshments will be served. For information: Marilyn Greenstein, 781-585-0511.
Free community playgroups
KINGSTON – Free playgroups are held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday mornings at the Kennedy-Donovan Center, at 32 Crescent St., for children ages 15 months to 4 years with a parent or guardian. The program is free and open to Kingston residents and families in surrounding communities.
Get fit with Wingate
KINGSTON – The Inn at Silver Lake, Kingston, holds free exercise classes at 9 a.m. Fridays. The class is open to all elders to get healthy and have fun. The class will consist of stretching, light cardiovascular conditioning and strength training exercises all done either standing or sitting in a chair with the use of exercise bands and weights. Participation is at the participant’s risk.
Sunday Salon Series
DUXBURY – The Duxbury Free Library will present literary, musical, poetic and informational programs this winter as part of the Sunday Salon Series. The library is open from to 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Sunday Salon programs begin at 2 p.m. Author programs are co-sponsored and presented with Westwinds Bookshop. The Duxbury Free Library is located at 77 Alden St., Duxbury. Call 781-934-2721 or visit www.duxburyfreelibrary.org for more information and to register for the following events.
Donate used eyeglasses
KINGSTON — The Kingston Lions Club, with the help of the Recycle for Sight program, is collecting used eyeglasses. Through Recycle for Sight, Lions collect new and gently used eyeglasses and sunglasses to ship to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Volunteers sort and clean the glasses and determine their prescription strength. Lions store the glasses until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations. Last year, the Kingston Lions Club collected more than 600 pairs of glasses. Residents can drop off used eyeglasses in the bins at the Kingston Stop & Shop, at 160 Summer St.; Weymouth Bank, at 83 Summer St.; the Kingston Public Library, at 6 Green St.; the Kingston Senior Center, at 30 Evergreen St.; Eastern Bank; South Shore Bank in Pembroke.
OCLN expands website accessibility
KINGSTON - The Old Colony Library Network, of which the Kingston library is a member, has formed a new partnership with Ai Squared to provide “sitecues” for OCLN’s shared library catalog. This will improve the usability of the catalog by providing magnification and screen reading capabilities for seniors and anyone with a disability that impacts their ability to read print, according to Executive Director David Slater. For more information, contact Slater at 781-794-2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all artists
KINGSTON - The Kingston Public Library Art Committee is scheduling exhibits. All artists are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to share their artwork with the community. Artists may pick up application packets at the library or download them from the How To Exhibit page on the library website at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org/ArtCommittee2010/Art_Comm_howto.htm. Whatever medium you work in we look forward to hearing from you. Exhibits are held in the Library’s Gallery and usually run for one month. A display case is also available for three-dimensional work and may be booked separately or in combination with the gallery. (The display case interior is 16 inches high by 20 inches deep and 5 feet, 10 inches long.) The library’s goals in sponsoring these exhibits are to reflect the spirit of the community, give exposure to local artists and provide opportunities for the community to see the vibrant work being created by artists in our area. Another goal is to present work of both current and historical social significance. For more information on exhibiting your work, call Maryanne Driscoll at 781-585-0517, ext. 115, or email email@example.com.
The library is open Mondays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish food pantry
KINGSTON – St. Joseph Parish of Kingston and Plympton offer these dates for the twice-monthly food pantry, open to Kingston and Plympton residents. The days for the open pantry are the second Thursday and last Thursday of each month. The hours of operation have changed to 10-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call St. Joseph Parish office at 781-585-6679.
Myles Standish State Forest programs
SOUTH CARVER – The DCR is now offering a full calendar of events in Myles Standish State Forest to engage, educate, and entertain guests of all ages and experience levels. Free and open to the public. No sign-up is required. For a trail map, including parking lots, visit www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mssf3.pdf. Rain, snow, or icy trails cancel the events; call ahead to confirm, 508-866-2526.
Now recycle antifreeze, large plastic
KINGSTON – Kingston residents no longer have to wait until Household Hazardous waste day to properly dispose of their used antifreeze. The Transfer Station now has a collection container from Glycol Blending Services, a Rhode Island company that remanufactures it into new coolant products. GBS provides the container, transportation and processing at no cost to the town. Paul Basler, superintendent of Kingston streets, trees and parks, learned of GBS’s services through Kingston’s membership in the South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Residents may now also recycle large rigid plastic crates, buckets, baskets, toys, lawn furniture, etc., in a new roll-off, thanks to a grant from MassDEP. Items should be free of metal and other non-rigid plastic materials. Antifreeze and large rigid plastic recycling don’t just help Kingston taxpayers and the environment, but they provide “Recycling Dividend Points” from MassDEP, which translates into cash for future waste reduction efforts.
Donations for Chrissy’s Charity
PLYMOUTH – Chrissy’s Charity is in great need for donation of rosaries, even broken, which can be prepared and sent to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They bring great comfort to the troops of any religious denomination or even of no known faith at all in life-threatening situations. The group has sent more than 600 rosaries to date. Also needed is any type of jewelry (even broken), religious medals, four-ply yarn for prayer shawls and beads for the blessed faith bracelets to be given to those facing great health problems at the local hospital. Drop off donations are at both Rockland Trust locations, Court Street and Pilgrim Hill Road in Plymouth, and Balboni’s Drug Store on Court Street in North Plymouth. Call or email Jane at 508-746-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Recycling containers available for events
If you are planning an event that will generate recyclable bottles and cans, don’t let them go to waste. The South Shore Recycling Cooperative has dozens of recycling carts and bins available for events in its 14 member towns. The containers are stored at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and at Cohasset Town Hall. The wheeled carts are 35-gallon capacity, labeled “Bottles and Cans,” and have lids with round cutouts. Liner bags are available. The 18-gallon bins are similarly labeled. To arrange to borrow some, contact Claire Galkowski at 781-329-8318 or email@example.com. Borrowers are responsible for pickup and drop-off.
Friends of the COA’s gift shop kiosk
KINGSTON – The Friends of the Council on Aging decided to open a gift shop in the Kingston Senior Center. The Friends built the kiosk that now houses a wide variety of new and slightly used items – from handmade necklaces and scarves made by sisters, Theresa and Anne Poirer, to kitchen and dining accessories, frames and a variety of “can’t-live-without” items.
Typically, items sell quickly, as customers are always checking for what's new and what’s on sale. And all the proceeds are used to maintain and expand COA services and programs. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Friends of the Council on Aging is a 501c nonprofit that works closely with the Kingston Council on Aging to enhance the lives of seniors in the town of Kingston.
Special education child search
KINGSTON - In accordance with federal and state regulation, the Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union No. 31 provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children who are attending not only public school but also private schools at private expense and whose parents reside in Halifax, Kingston or Plympton. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 provides all children with an opportunity to participate in the public school programs and strives to identify all children in need of special education services. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 will arrange for the screening and evaluation of children ages 3 through 21 who are unable to progress effectively in regular education because of disability. Disabilities are defined as an impairment in one or more of the following areas: autism; developmental delay, intellectual impairment, sensory impairment (hearing or vision), neurological impairment, emotional impairment, communication impairment; physical impairment; health impairment; or specific learning disability. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 conducts scheduled screenings or evaluations for preschool children who will be turning 3 years of age. These evaluations are completed at the Integrated Preschool, housed at Kingston Elementary School. For further information regarding eligibility for evaluations, programs and/or services, contact the Special Education Office at 781-585-4382 to schedule a screening/evaluation. Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union No. 31 does not discriminate on the basis of age, handicap, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.
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.
PCN in Depth
PLYMOUTH – PCN In Depth is cablecast on the PACTV public access channel (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, at 1 and 11 p.m. Tuesdays, and at 7 p.m. Fridays. The show can also be seen on the PACTV website, www.pactv.org.
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Area Community Television’s classes are designed to help the residents of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth to create television for the PACTV Public Access Channel (Comcast 13/Verizon 43). Students may choose from a variety of classes including Introduction Field Camcorder, Adobe Premier Pro Editing Series and Studio Production Series. Classes are available to PACTV members. For more information about PACTV membership or the class schedule, visit www.pactv.org/learn or email Carol McGilvray, membership coordinator, at email@example.com. PACTV is a nonprofit organization serving the communities of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit www.pactv.org for more information.
Rep. Calter’s office hours
KINGSTON – State Rep. Tom Calter, D-Kingston, holds monthly office hours for residents of the six towns he represents. To schedule an appointment outside of office hours or for more information email Thomas.Calter@mahouse.gov or call 508-732-0033. He holds office hours at the Kingston Council on Aging, at 30 Evergreen St., the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Pet food drive
KINGSTON – Kingston Animal Hospital is hosting an ongoing pet food drive for the local food pantry. Donations are needed for both cat and dog foods. Canned and dry foods will be accepted, but not perishable items. Donations can be dropped off during hospital hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Kingston Animal Hospital, 192 Main St., Kingston.
KINGSTON – From 2 to 6 p.m. each weekday, educational programming is cablecast on the PACTV Kingston Government Channel. To see the complete PACTV programming schedule, visit www.pactv.org.
South Shore Business Roundtable
PEMBROKE – The South Shore Business Roundtable is a business networking group that promotes member businesses through the generation and exchange of leads, sharing of ideas, networking, and other related activities. Membership is exclusive to a unique business category. The objective of this diverse association of local business owners and professionals is to create quality referrals for each member. The South Shore Business Roundtable usually meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every other week at the Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center St., in Pembroke. For additional information and detail, call John Miller at 781-378-2164 or visit www.ssbrt.net. Guests are welcome.
Recycle your old clothes
KINGSTON – Take your old clothes, shoes and household linens to the Bay State Textile trailer next time you go to the Kingston Transfer Station. Bay State Textiles of Pembroke is partnering with the town of Kingston to reduce disposal costs and will pay the town $100 for every ton of outgrown sweaters, old painter pants, unwanted stuffed animals, and other household "soft-wear." Sheets, towels, coats, purses, belts, small toys - Bay State Textile wants it all, the good, the bad and the ugly. The items should be dry and reasonably clean. Put your castoffs in plastic bags so they stay dry during their journey to a second life as refurbished clothing and household linens, wiping cloths, insulation, carpet padding, etc.
Vital records online
KINGSTON – You can request through the town website certified copies of birth, death and marriage records. Birth certificate – available for an individual if their parents were married and residing in Kingston at the time of the child’s birth. If the parents of the child were not married at the time of the child’s birth, you cannot apply online. You must apply by mail and include a photo ID. Death certificate – available for an individual who died in Kingston or whose residence was listed as Kingston if they died in another city or town in Massachusetts. Marriage certificate – available only for an individual/couple who filed his/their Marriage Intention in Kingston. If you are unsure if the vital record is in Kingston, contact the town clerk’s office at 781-585-0502 before placing the order. The online price includes $1.50 for postage and handling. Visit kingstonmass.org and click on Pay Online.
CARVER – Doing some cleaning and not quite sure where to put all of the things in that unwanted pile? Donate those items to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth’s ReStore. Habitat’s ReStore, located on Route 58 in Carver, sells donated materials to contractors and the general public at a discounted price. The proceeds from the sale of all donated items go toward the construction of Habitat homes. No item is too small, as items currently in the ReStore range from windows to home decor to nuts and bolts. If you’re looking to take in some new items for remodeling projects, stop by the ReStore and save 50-90 percent off retail price on everything in the store. New merchandise comes in on a regular basis from retailers, contractors and individuals.
The ReStore is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver; the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about the ReStore and how to volunteer or donate, visit the website, www.hfhplymouth.org, or visit the Facebook page, Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore.
KINGSTON – South of Boston Quilts for Kids is looking for quilters to help make quilts for children in local hospitals and shelters. Quilts for Kids is a national organization with Kingston as the only Massachusetts chapter. All the fabric and batting to make the quilts is supplied, all you need to supply is some thread and your sewing machine. The group meets every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at Town & Country Estates in Kingston. For more information, email Maryann O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-585-2370.
Veterans job search
PLYMOUTH – If you are unemployed and would like to obtain personalized Job Search assistance call Mike Kelley, your veterans representative, at 508-732-5309. Kelley is stationed at the Plymouth Career Center located at 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200, Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department has several community outreach Power Point programs available to community groups, neighborhood associations and civic organizations. These 45 minute presentations include: "Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, a Partner in Community Safety," an overview of the many facets of the department and it’s relationship with the towns in Plymouth County, "Avoid ID Theft," a program designed to assist citizens in keeping their identity to themselves, and "Plymouth County Corrections, Then and Now," an historical perspective of Plymouth County jails and local laws. For more information on these free programs or to invite a speaker, call Program Service Outreach Coordinator Liisa Budge-Johnson at 508-732-1852.