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Plymouth Garden Club meeting
PLYMOUTH — The next meeting of The Plymouth Garden Club will be held at noon Jan. 9 at the Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River St. Social time will start at 11:15 a.m. Note the winter time change. Regular meeting time resumes in February.
The program for the meeting will be "Pets and Your Plants" presented by April Daley who will present various myths and truths about plants, pets and poisoning. June Aronson will be showing a blue ribbon collage that was exhibited in the New England Flower Show.
Guests are welcome for a $5 fee. For more information on joining The Plymouth Garden Club, visit http://plymouthgardenclub.org.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — The British Beer Company provides entertainment at 2294 State Road (Cedarville). For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/cedarville.
Jan. 9: Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Jan. 11: Jessi Kenney, 9 p.m.
Jan. 12: Montello North, 9 p.m.
Jan. 16: Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Jan. 18: Back @ It, 9 p.m.
Jan. 19: Ramblin’ Band, 9 p.m.
Jan. 23: Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Jan. 25: The Joneses, 9 p.m.
Jan. 26: Sugar Bears, 9 p.m.
Jan. 30: Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Winter Farmers’ Market
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Farmers’ Market is held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center, Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Indoor season runs from November through May, usually 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. Free and open to the public, year round. For information: plymouthfarmersmarket.org. Next market: Jan. 10.
Entertainment at British Beer Company
PLYMOUTH — The British Beer Company provides entertainment at 6 Middle St. For information, call 508-747-1776 or visit britishbeer.com/location/plymouth.
Jan. 10: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 15: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.
Jan. 17: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 22: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Jan. 24: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 29: Fil Pacino, 9 p.m.
Jan. 31: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Dual Art Show at library
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Public Library is sponsoring a Dual Art Show featuring paintings by local artist Gretchen Moran and hooked rugs by the Duxbury Rug Hookers.
American Red Cross blood drive
PLYMOUTH — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, 275 Sandwich St., and from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
Lions free vision screening
PLYMOUTH — The Lions of Southeastern Massachusetts will host a free vision screening from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at Hotel 1620, 180 Water St. in Plymouth. This screening is for people 6 months through 100. Screening takes seconds to perform and involves no physical contact. The screening will be done with WelchAllyn Spot Vision Screeners. Attendees are asked to take nonperishable food items to be donated to area food pantries and families in need. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jan. 12: Tony V, Jim Lauletta, Gus Vivieros, 8 p.m., $20
Jan. 18: Say Darling, 8 p.m., $20
Jan. 19: Deadgrass, 8 p.m., $20
Jan. 26: Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars, 8 p.m., $20
Feb. 2: Dirk Quinn Band, 8 p.m., $18
Feb. 8: Ana Popovic, 8 p.m., $40
Feb. 9: California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio, 8 p.m., $30
Feb. 15: Joe Louis Walker, 8 p.m., $20
Feb. 16: Soul City, 8 p.m., $18
Feb. 22: The Sweet Remains, 8 p.m., $25
Evening Garden Club January meeting
PLYMOUTH — The Evening Garden Club of Plymouth will hold its next meeting on at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Center for Active Living, 44 Nook Road. Attendees will make small floral arrangements for the homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. This meeting is open to the public. Cost is $5 for nonmembers. For information, contact Pat O'Brien at 508-747-2641.
Airport Mini Storage, R.H. Burpee holiday food drive
PLYMOUTH — Airport Mini Storage along with R.H. Burpee Companies, will host a holiday food drive until Jan. 31. Donations can be dropped off at Airport Mini Storage, 10 Roberts Road. Nonperishable food items will be accepted: canned tuna, peanut butter, soup, pasta, oatmeal, juice, vegetables, crackers and disposable diapers. For information, call 508-747-6137 or email email@example.com.
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. Next event: Feb. 2.
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 Plymouth Antiquarian Society executive Director Anne Mason, 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. Next tour: Feb. 2.
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH – Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is being held at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Lisa Sullivan and Iain Haley Pollack
March 3: Tony Brown & Dzvinia Orlowsky
April 7: C.D. Collins & Tomas O’Leary 11th Anniversary Program
'One Night of Queen' at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present “One Night of Queen” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at 8 p.m. April 11 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.
Allman Betts Band coming to Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present The Allman Betts Band at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts have formed The Allman Betts Band. They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The new album is slated for release in the spring of 2019. Tickets are $29-$59 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Priscilla Beach Theatre 2019 season
PLYMOUTH — Priscilla Beach Theatre's 2019 season will feature six musical productions from May through October on its historic barn stage at 800 Rocky Hill Road.
Season ticket subscriptions and individual show tickets are now on sale. The 2019 season includes Broadway musicals, as well as small cast productions, including the current London west end hit, “Heathers The Musical.”
The Priscilla Beach Theatre 2019 season includes:May 3-11: “Life Could Be a Dream” May 31-June 8: “Heathers the Musical” July 5-20: “Hairspray” Aug. 1-17: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Sept. 6-14: "[title of the show] the Musical" Oct. 4-12: “Young Frankenstein”
Season subscriptions can be purchased online at http://pbtheatre.org or by calling 508-224-4888. Audience members can select to attend five shows, or all six, at a discounted rate. All seats are reserved, lost tickets will be replaced at no charge, and season tickets may be exchanged for free up to 48 hours prior to the performance based on availability.
Blue Oyster Cult performing at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Blue Oyster Cult at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$79 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-514-3849.
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. 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.
Plymouth Tapestry project
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Tapestry project at Pilgrim Hall Museum is a heroically scaled embroidered tapestry telling the story of Plymouth through handcrafted artistry. Pilgrim Hall Museum is creating this unique visual narrative in honor of Plymouth’s 400th anniversary.
The tapestry – based on the famous Bayeux Tapestry – includes 20 six-foot long panels, with scenes of the experiences of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, and their Colonial encounter in Plymouth. The completed 120-foot long tapestry will be exhibited in its entirety on selected dates in 2020-2021. Learn more about this project at www.pilgrimhall.org.
Alden House Mayflower Pilgrims exhibit
DUXBURY — The Alden House Historic Site, 105 Alden St. in Duxbury, is displaying a new archaeology exhibit, “Small Things Remembered.” Attendees can explore the world of Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden and early Duxbury. The exhibit is sponsored by the Alden Kindred of America and Duxbury 2020.
The exhibit showcases artifacts from John and Priscilla's first home in Duxbury excavated in the 1960s with recent research by the UMass Boston's Fiske Center for Archaeological Research. Curated by local historian Stephen O'Neill, the archaeology exhibit will continue through 2020.
John and Priscilla Alden were Mayflower passengers and John signed the Mayflower Compact. Alden House Historic Site is part of the property given to the Aldens in 1627 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008 by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
AKA and Duxbury 2020 are partnering to present the town's "Pilgrim Story" through several cultural events, tours, archaeology projects, exhibits and gallery talks to commemorate the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Journey and Plymouth Settlement. The archaeology exhibit is sponsored by grants from Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Rockwell Foundation and Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information, call 781-934-9092 or visit http://alden.org.
Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop
KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway.
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.
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.
‘State Matters’ to air new episode
PLYMOUTH — Affordable and workforce housing is the topic of the new episode of “State Matters,” a television show hosted by state Rep. Matt Muratore. Muratore, talks with Angelica Gomez, director of rental assistance for Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts. Formerly South Shore Housing, the Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization serving Plymouth and Bristol counties. Gomez describes the services the nonprofit offers and how Housing Solutions helps people find affordable housing.
The show can be viewed in Plymouth on Comcast 15 and Verizon 47: 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtube.com/watch?v=na31773MgOc.
Transfer station recycling
PLYMOUTH – Due to changes in the recyclables market the town requires glass to be separated from the commingled (tin, plastic, steel and aluminum) material taken to the Manomet 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, contact the Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162, ext. 100.
PLYMOUTH — Chrissy’s Charity is continuing to take donated rosaries, even broken, and two-ply yarn. The organization is always in need to send rosaries to missions and also give them to the local hospital or anyone in need.
The ladies in the Prayer Shawl Group make prayer shawls and prayer lap blankets for those in need. The group prays every day for those who receive these items and also for those who receive Prayer Bracelets. Drop off donations at both Rockland Trust Banks in Plymouth, on Pilgrim Hill Road and Court Street, and also at St. Mary's church rectory. For information, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Bay Cultural District seeks support
PLYMOUTH — As an all-volunteer committee, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has planned many initiatives to deliver more great programs and events to the region. The Cultural District is asking for donations to help the cause. Visit the Go Fund Me page at https://gofundme.com/plymouth-bay-cultural-district.
Plymouth Fragment Society
PLYMOUTH – Do you need help with rent, utility bills or other basic needs? The Plymouth Fragment Society offers assistance to Plymouth residents. To join or make a donation or for an application, mail to P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MA 02362 or visit the site at plymouthfragmentsociety.org or send email to email@example.com. The Plymouth Fragment Society relies solely on donations. Requests are reviewed and filled based on available funds
Pet food pantry
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Salvation Army offers a pet food pantry for cats and dogs from 9 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at 8 Carver St. The pantry is sponsored by the Plymouth VCA and Hills Pet Nutrition. A veterinarian and vet tech will be onsite that morning to answer questions about pet health. Call the Salvation Army at 508-746-1559 with questions.
Nathan Hale welcomes veterans
PLYMOUTH – Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center hosts free coffee hours for veterans from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at its facility at 763 State Road in Plymouth. The center offers coffee, bagels, cake, donuts and other pastries. Friday is bakery day at the center, so veterans can pick up free bakery goods and as well as other free food and clothing. Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers provides gently used clothing, a food pantry and other free programming at this facility. For more information visit nathanhaleveteransoutreachcenter.com.
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Area Community Television is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. The studio is located at 4 Collins Ave., Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit www.pactv.org for more information.
‘Delicious and Nutritious’
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Center for Active Living has partnered with chef Jerry Levine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and PACTV to bring viewers a new show called “Delicious and Nutritious.” The show features simple, healthy meals. Levine and BID-Plymouth dietitian Marcia Richards work together and provide nutrition tips for seniors. In their first episode they prepare chicken salad.
The show can be seen on Plymouth’s Government Channels Comcast 15/Verizon 47 at 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share: https://youtu.be/N_B9uJQhUxo. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
PACTV video production classes
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television will offer free basic video production classes to its members in 2018. Attendees can choose from Introduction to Camcorder, Talk Show classes, Cooking show classes, Basic Studio classes and Editing Series using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Membership rates are $30 for an individual member or $15 for members younger than 18 or older than 62. Once the class is completed, students can can borrow the equipment or reserve the studios for free to create a video or show for the Community Channel that is seen in Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth on Comcast Channel 13 and Verizon Channel 43. Sign up at http://pactv.org/classes. For information, contact Kim Miot, director of community media, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-830-6999.
'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.
Rep. Muratore hosts new ‘State Matters’ episode
PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Matt Muratore hosted a new episode of “State Matters” October 2018 discussing the role of elder affairs and what services they offer to seniors in Massachusetts. Muratore’s guest is Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
The show can be seen now on the government channel in Plymouth, on Comcast 15 and Verizon 47: 9 a.m. and 3 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://youtube.com/watch?v=p4sBmSLIdn4. For more information about PACTV or State Matters, visit http://pactv.org/watch.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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, 52 Long Pond Road, 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.
Healthy Vibes Nutrition weight loss challenge
PLYMOUTH — Healthy Vibes Nutrition, 21 Court St., will host a “Spring Into Shape” weight loss challenge. Participants will learn how to live a healthy, active lifestyle and have the opportunity to win money and prizes for getting healthier. First weigh-in and nutritional class began May 21.
Remaining classes are on Saturdays at 8 a.m.
The challenge is run on Saturday mornings by local wellness coaches. Each participant will have a free personal wellness coach, and nutritional classes for the entire eight weeks. Free fitness classes will also be offered.
The fee is $45 per person, cash only. A portion of the registration fee is paid out in cash prizes. Space is limited so registration is required. Walk-in registration was held May 12. Call for additional registration times. For information, call 508-272-2183.
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.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH — The Hairs to You Project is a "mission of love from the heart" and was started in August 2016 to provide haircuts to the homeless men and women of Plymouth.
The haircuts are given by local hair stylists who volunteer their time once a month in Plymouth at either St. Mary's Parish Hall, 313 Court St., or St. Peter's Parish Hall, 10 Memorial Drive, during their lunch programs.
Next haircuts are 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at St. Mary's; and 2-3 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. Peter's.
For information, call Jeanne Hunter McCartin at 781-336-6737 or email email@example.com.
New ‘State Matters’ episode
PLYMOUTH — State Rep. Matt Muratore, R-Plymouth, hosted a new episode of “State Matters” discussing offshore renewable energy, ocean planning, climate change, coastal resilience, harbor planning and more. Muratore’s guest is Bruce Carlisle, director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
The show can be seen now on the local government channel in Plymouth. In Plymouth: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Comcast 15 and Verizon 47.
The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share, at https://youtu.be/GK1PgJCIRn8. PACTV is a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV or State Matters, visit http://pactv.org.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe senior sale
PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 149 Court St., will host a sale for seniors on the third Friday of each month. Mature shoppers will receive a 50 percent discount on all purchases.
The thrift shop carries a mix of gently used clothing for women and men; household goods; small furniture; accessories; artwork; and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Christ Church and the needs of the Greater Plymouth community. Donations are welcome when Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open. For details, call 508-746-4990.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact Christ Church Parish: 508-746-4959; firstname.lastname@example.org; christchurch-plymouth.org.
Entertainment at New World Tavern
PLYMOUTH — The New World Tavern provides entertainment at 56 Main St. For information, call 508-927-4250 or visit http://thenewworldtavern.com.