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Old Colony YMCA – Plymouth Branch to host Midnight at Noon
PLYMOUTH — The Old Colony YMCA – Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South, will host Midnight at Noon, a New Years Eve event, from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 31.
There will be crafts for children ages 3 and older in the lobby, a Mad Scientist show for all ages on Loft, Family Pound for all ages and a ball drop at noon.
During this event, residents interested in joining the YMCA can do so for $0 down and receive a free personal training package for themselves and a friend, plus $20 in YBucks.
For more information, call 508-927-3100.
Friends of Myles Standish First Day Hike
CARVER — Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest for their First Day Hike at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 1.
Meet at park headquarters at 194 Cranberry Road. There will be two hikes: a short 2.5 mile one around the East Head Reservoir and an extended 5.5 mile hike on the Moraine Trail. If the weather cooperates, there will be a campfire and hot cocoa. For more information, visit http://friendsmssf.com.
Edaville hosts canned good promotion
CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will help the community as well as offer visitors a way to save a little money on admission by offering a canned good promotion. All donations are given to Shane’s Food Pantry in Carver.
Edaville will offer a discount to guests who bring a canned good to the park. Guests can save up to $10 off full priced gate admission tickets Jan. 1. Visit http://edaville.com for details and a calendar.
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. 1: Good Thomas’ Musical Bingo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 3: Naughty Pine Duo, 9 p.m.
Jan. 4: Sugar Bears, 9 p.m.
Jan. 8: Good Thomas’ Musical Bingo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 10: Brian Duchaney, 9 p.m.
Jan. 11: 2nd Chance Duo, 9 p.m.
Jan. 15: Good Thomas’ Musical Bingo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 17: Flydown, 9 p.m.
Jan. 18: The Outcrops, 9 p.m.
Jan. 22: Good Thomas’ Musical Bingo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 29: Good Thomas’ Musical Bingo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31: Walrus Gumboot – Cape Cod’s Premier Beatles Experience, 9 p.m.
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. 2: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 7: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Jan. 9: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 14: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Jan. 16: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 21: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Jan. 23: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
Jan. 28: Jeff Rosen, 9 p.m.
Jan. 30: Jeff Hilliard, 9 p.m.
American Legion Post 40 events
PLYMOUTH — American Legion Post 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road, will host several upcoming events.
Line Dancing: 7 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of every month. Cost is $10 per person. Classes are drop-in.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public.
PLYMOUTH — First Saturday takes place in downtown Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Saturday each month. Businesses in downtown Plymouth (Court and Main streets and Main Street Extension) stay open a little later and offer special deals. Shop, dine, visit museums, listen to live music throughout the streets and grab a deal. Look for the First Saturday flag displayed outside of all participating merchants’ doors. Visit www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants. Next event: Jan. 4.
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.
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. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., music feature at 1 p.m., poetry features at 1:40 and 2 p.m., open mic 2:20 p.m. For details, visit ptaow.com.
Jan. 5: Eileen Cleary and Dennis Daly
Feb. 2: Tzynya Pinchback
March 1: Jim Brosnan and Terry Johnson
Plymouth Farmers’ Market
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Farmers’ Market, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Indoor season runs from November through May. 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.
Upcoming markets: Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 13 and 27, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, May 14.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH – Hairs to You has been offering the homeless men and women of Plymouth free haircuts for three years now, thanks to the volunteer hair stylists. Three Broke Girls of North Plymouth has been with the program from the start and now there is a new stylist, Betty, who does business in Braintree. If you are a stylist and would like to join this group, contact Jeanne at 781-336-6737.
You can also find Hairs to You on the “Mission of Love from the Heart” Facebook page, where you can also learn about two other outreaches being done in Plymouth for the homeless population.
The haircuts are offered during the lunch program at St. Peter’s parish hall in Plymouth. Next haircuts are 2-3 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 9.
Airport Mini Storage hosts food drive
PLYMOUTH — Airport Mini Storage, 10 Roberts Road, is hosting a food drive until Jan. 31. Donations can be dropped off at Airport Mini Storage. Nonperishable food items are accepted: canned tuna, peanut butter, soup, pasta, oatmeal, juice, vegetables, crackers and disposable diapers. For information, call 508-747-6137 or email [email protected].
Affordable housing applications sought
PLYMOUTH — The Residences at Elbow Pond is a new subdivision of 60 homes that are located minutes from Route 3, at Exit 2, only 45 miles south of Boston, and 2 miles north of the Cape Cod canal and Sagamore Bridge.
There are two affordably priced homes selling for $276,200 each. Each home contains 1,812 to 2,072 square feet and three bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the first floor as is a washer and dryer hook up. The homes include a two-zone, forced hot air heating and cooling system, and instant hot water heater. Kitchen appliances include GE stainless steel stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. Floor coverings are a mix of carpet, wood and tile. The exterior of the homes is low maintenance vinyl siding and trim. The homeowner is responsible for taxes, insurance and all home utilities and maintenance. An annual fee of $100 provides for open space maintenance.
To be eligible for the lottery, households must make under 80 percent of the median income as follows:
Household size of one: maximum income of $62,450
Household size of two: maximum income of $71,400
Household size of three: maximum income of $80,300
Household size of four: maximum income of $89,200
Household size of five: maximum income of $96,350
Household size of six: maximum income of $103,500
Income limits are subject to change based on annual updated income guidelines. Applications are due or postmarked no later than noon on Jan. 31, 2020.
Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Jan 16 at the Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court St., and at noon Jan. 25 at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Applications and information are available at http://plymouthredevelopment.org, the Plymouth Town Clerk’s Office, 26 Court St., and the Plymouth Public Library.
For more information about the lottery, the homes, and the application process, contact the lottery agent, Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, at 508-747-1620, ext. 10147, or [email protected]. This is an Equal Housing Opportunity.
Guardianship Academy to host Basics of Adult Guardianship training
PLYMOUTH — Guardianship Academy will host a Basics of Adult Guardianship free training from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St.
This training will be facilitated by Plymouth Probate and Family Court register of probate Matthew J. McDonough. This introduction to guardianship is ideal for family members and newly appointed guardians.
RSVP is required. For information or to RSVP, visit http://guardianship.academy/intro.
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra to present Sons of Serendip
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will present Sons of Serendip at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center, 41 Obery St. The Phil benefits from 100 percent of ticket sales.
The quartet, Sons of Serendip, was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. This quartet consists of a harpist, cellist, pianist and a vocalist. Immediately following the concert is dessert, wine, auctions and a meet-and-greet with Sons of Serendip members, Micah Christian, Cordaro Rodriguez, Kendall Ramseur and Mason Morton. Cost is $40 per person. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/37LPN2q.
Entertainment at Plymouth Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Memorial Hall is located at 83 Court St. For more information on events, visit https://memorialhall.com or call 508-830-4087.
Jan. 25: Cage Titans MMA Fights, 6 p.m.
Jan. 30: Rick Springfield, 8 p.m.
Feb. 6: Air Supply, 8 p.m.
Feb. 24: Fab Four, 8 p.m.
March 5: Robert Cray, 7:30 p.m.
March 6-8 p.m.: Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 3 p.m.
March 13: Irish Comedy Tour, 8 p.m.
March 15: Red Hot Chili Pipers, 7 p.m.
March 20: Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m.
March 21: March Vegas – Plymouth Lions, TBA
March 22: Tower of Power, 8 p.m.
March 27-28: Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Pride group to meet at CAL
PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Pride is an active group providing an open secure environment for both LGBTQ and interested parties to share activities and common interests that meets at 5 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Plymouth Center for Active Living, 44 Nook Road.
It is open to all ages and welcomes anyone of any sexual orientation whether openly out or closeted. There is never any judgment. Pilgrim Pride embraces the concept of inclusion and diversity. Anyone interested can contact the Plymouth CAL for more information at 508-830-4230.
Mount Pleasant Schoolhouse affordable housing lottery
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority announced the opening of an affordable housing lottery at Residences at the Mount Pleasant Schoolhouse.
One two-bedroom apartment, unit No. 101, is available to income eligible applicants, and rents for $1,759 per month. The 902-square-foot unit is in a building just minutes outside of historic downtown Plymouth. Formerly Mount Pleasant Street School, converted to just 11 rental units and one office space unit in 2019, this development maintains the character of this eighteenth century-style building, yet offering high-end finishes and modern design functionality. The unit is fully applianced, and includes a washer/dryer hook-up. The tenant is responsible for all utilities except trash, water and sewer.
To be eligible for the lottery, households must make under 80 percent of the median income as follows:
Household size of one: Maximum income of $62,450
Household size of two: Maximum income of $71,400
Household size of three: Maximum income of $80,300
Household size of four: Maximum income of $89,200
Applications are due no later than 3 p.m. Feb. 13. Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court St. and at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. The Lottery drawing will be held on Feb. 28.
Applications and information are available at http://plymouthredevelopment.org, the Plymouth Town Clerk’s office and the Plymouth Public Library. For more information about the lottery, the apartment unit and the application process, contact the lottery agent, Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, at 508-747-1620, ext. 10147, or [email protected]. This is an Equal Housing Opportunity.
Rick Springfield performs at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Rick Springfield, “Stripped Down,” at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$99 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Priscilla Beach Theatre tickets on sale
PLYMOUTH — Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth, announced season tickets for the 2020 season are on sale. The 2020 season at Priscilla Beach Theatre includes:
“Sisters of Swing – the Andrew Sisters Musical” on May 1-9, 2020; “She Loves Me” on June 5-13; “Mamma Mia!” on July 2-18; “Spamalot” on July 30 through Aug. 15; “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Sept. 4-12; and “The Addams Family” on Oct. 2-10.
Ticket prices are $32 per adult and $29 for ages 65 and older. Tickets can be purchased at www.PBTheatre.org or by calling 508-224-4888.
‘PathFOUNDERS: Women of Plymouth’
PLYMOUTH — PathFOUNDERS: Women of Plymouth, sponsored by Tiny & Sons Auto Glass, is Pilgrim Hall Museum’s latest exhibition, which resets the 400-year story of Plymouth with a focus on the lives and legacies of pathfounding women. Makers, nurturers, leaders, and survivors, they made history, though their stories are often untold.
Artifacts and digital presentations highlight the experiences of the women of the Mayflower, immigrants to a new land, keepers of family and tradition, risk takers, and founders of a colony, and Wampanoag women present in their own homeland, the growers, culture bearers, and clan leaders who became upholders of a way of life threatened by incursion. The exhibit also includes women of every era in Plymouth’s ongoing 400-year history who impacted family and community through their ideas, actions, and example. On display at Pilgrim Hall, on Court Street in downtown Plymouth, through March 8, 2020. Pilgrim Hall is closed in January.
Plymouth Fragment Society
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fragment Society helps Plymouth residents get back on their feet. To contact the society, join, or make a donation, send mail to P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MA 02362. Applications for aid are also available at local churches or schools. The board of the society meets the first Tuesday of every month to review applications, which need to be received by the 25th of the month. The society relies solely on donations.
Rep. Kathy LaNatra district hours
KINGSTON — State Rep. Kathy LaNatra, D-Kingston, will hold office hours throughout the 12th Plymouth District. Local hours are:
9 to 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month at Kingston Council on Aging, 26 Evergreen St.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Halifax
Noon to 1:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Plympton Public Library, 5 Palmer Road, Plympton
9:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Monday of every month at Oak Point Clubroom, 200 Oak Point Drive, Middleborough
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Plymouth Council on Aging, 44 Nook Road.
LaNatra’s district includes all residents of Halifax, Kingston and Plympton, as well as residents of Precincts 1, 11 and 13 in Plymouth; Precinct 1 in Middleborough; and Precinct 1 in Duxbury. She will be available to all constituents to address their issues. Her office is best able to help on state-level issues such as unemployment insurance, health connector, environmental protection and conservation, and state licensing. She also welcomes thoughts on existing and pending policy that affect the communities of the 12th Plymouth district.
All residents of the district are invited to stop by at any of these locations and times to have a conversation about issues and concerns that the office may be able to assist with. All of the host facilities are non-partisan and are not affiliated with a given political party.
Meetings can also be arranged by appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact Christopher Jean at [email protected] or 617-722-2430.
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.
Plymouth Schools special education evaluation
PLYMOUTH — It is the responsibility of the Plymouth School Department to identify any child who is a resident of Plymouth who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of that disability. It is also the responsibility of the 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 should call Denise Tobin, the principal of the Plymouth Early Childhood Center, at 508-830-4347 for an appointment.
If a child is already enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 and parents/guardians or pediatrician think the child should be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services, parents/guardians should make that request in writing to the principal of the child’s school. Include the child’s name, address and date of birth, as well as the parent or guardian’s name and telephone number and a brief description of concerns.
Burial Hill Tour
PLYMOUTH — Burial Hill tours, presented by The Plymouth Antiquarian Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January and last approximately one hour. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes. Tours begin at the top of the hill and are free and open to the public. Severe weather may cancel tour. For information, 508-746-0012, plymouthantiquarian.org or pilgrimhall.org. Next tour: Feb. 1.
Air Supply performs at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Air Supply at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $59-99, on sale at http://memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657-8774.
The Fab Four at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Fab Four, the Ultimate Tribute, a Beatles tribute band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Tickets are $29-$59 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Robert Cray Band at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present the Robert Cray Band at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Cray has been bridging the gaps between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, the Blues Hall of Famer is bringing the classic soul sound of Memphis to stages across the country, and will be making a return to Plymouth for a night of his trademark mastery. Tickets are $39-79, on sale at www.memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657- 8774.
Irish Comedy Tour at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Irish Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. March 13, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at 7 p.m. March 15, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, not to be confused with Peppers, is a nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Classic Albums Live show
PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present Classic Albums Live – “The Dark Side of the Moon” at 8 p.m. March 20 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Since 2003, Classic Albums Live has been using the world’s greatest musicians to faithfully recreate classic albums exactly the way they were recorded: note for note – cut for cut. No cheesy costumes, no bad imitations – just musical perfection. Tickets cost $29-$49. For information, call 800-657-8774 or visit memorialhall.com.
Tower of Power performs at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Tower of Power at 7 p.m. March 22 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$79 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Three Dog Night performs at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Three Dog Night at 8 p.m. April 3, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $49-$89 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
One Night of Queen at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen & the Works, at 8 p.m. April 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Mother of a Comedy Show at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Mother of a Comedy Show at 8 p.m. April 18 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Christine Hurley, Kelly MacFarland and Kerri Louise have performed in comedy clubs and done hundreds of corporate and theatre shows across their separate careers. Now, attendees will get the chance to see them all together on one stage.
Tickets are $36 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Marshall Tucker Band performs
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Marshall Tucker Band at 7 p.m. April 19, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$69 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657-8774.
Capitol Steps perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present The Capitol Steps at 6 p.m. April 26 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$59 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$69 at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Improv comics at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present improvisational comedy icons Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at 8 p.m. May 30 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Mochrie and Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” they improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. Tickets cost $29-$59, at www.memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657- 8774.
Arrival from Sweden at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Arrival from Sweden, an Abba tribute band, at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1975 reunion
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1975 Reunion Committee announced that their 45th Anniversary Class Reunion will be held on July 25, 2020, at the American Legion Post No. 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road.
During the reunion party, donated items will be raffled off to continue growing the class’s scholarship fund for the 50th reunion in 2025, when the class will present donations to Plymouth South, Plymouth North and Carver High Schools.
The Reunion Committee is looking for names and addresses of missing classmates, and they are also looking for those interested in volunteering to make the reunion a success. Additional information will be communicated as it becomes available. Donations can be mailed to the PCHS 1975 Reunion Committee, 233 Main St., Carver, MA 02330.
The Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1975 Reunion Committee can also be contacted via email at [email protected] or on their FaceBook page at PCHS 1975.
Laurelwood hosts Dementia Education Support Group
PLYMOUTH — At 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, Laurelwood at the Pinehills, 10 Golf Drive, will host a Dementia Education Support Group directed by Alison Stockman, LSW.
Stockman is a member of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, a certified support group leader, and is OASIS certified. Attendees can take away tips in managing behavior and communication tactics as well as learn about resources available to persons and family members dealing with dementia. To RSVP or for more information, contact Debra Hyson or Brenda Gellar at 508-927-6346 or [email protected].
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 protected] 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.
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.
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 [email protected].
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 send email to [email protected]. 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.
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.
PLYMOUTH — “State Matters” is a PACTV show hosted by state Rep. Matt Muratore. The show can be seen at the following times on the local government channel: at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Plymouth on Comcast 15 and Verizon 47. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/cwYGm0kJghU. For more information about PACTV or State Matters, visit http://pactv.org/watch.
PACTV video production classes
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Community Television will offer free basic video production classes to its members. 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 protected], 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 — 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 protected] 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 protected] 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 protected]. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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 protected]; 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 — 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
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Farmers’ Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from now until November in the grassy field at the River Street entrance. The market features local vendors, artisans and crafters as well as live music and activities for kids. Story Time with Plymouth Public Library is at 4:30 p.m. The market accepts WIC EBT cards, SNAP benefits and food stamps. For more information visit plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Vendors include Auntie Dalies Pasta, Chrissy’s Crumble, DaSilva Farms, Dufort Farms, Eve’s Garden, Franks Cucina, Fresh Catch, Hillside Mushrooms, Hippy Pilgrim, Indie Ferm, Jordan Brothers Seafood, Log Cabin Bakers, Pies by Moira, Plato’s Harvest, Plymouth Bay Winery, Sanobe Superfoods, skinny dip farm, Sweet and Salty Farm, The Tasty, Tilth & Timber, Townie Frozen Desserts and Uncommon Grounds. Attendees who purchase a 2019 Friend Card will receive weekly discounts.
Christ Church Thrift Shoppe senior sale
PLYMOUTH — Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, 6 Lothrop 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; [email protected]; christchurch-plymouth.org.
Hairs to You
PLYMOUTH — The Hairs to You Project was started in 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 St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 10 Memorial Drive, during the Sunday lunch program.
The “Sox It To Me” Drive Program will also be handing out new white athletic socks to the homeless men and women during the haircuts. Residents or organizations who would like to help out the homeless community with the “Sox It To Me” Drive Program and do a socks drive can contact Jeanne Hunter-McCartin.
Both the “Hairs To You” and “Sox It To Me” Programs are a “mission of love from the heart.” For information, contact Hunter-McCartin at 781-336-6737 or [email protected].
PPL fall craft series
PLYMOUTH — This fall, the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., with hold a fall craft series featuring the new database, Creativebug.
This new resource features hundreds of video tutorials to teach crafters of all skill levels. Learn how to sew, knit, make jewelry, paint fabrics, fashion paper crafts and more. Creativebug content can be shown at the library.
The library will host four workshops leading up to the holidays. The first was at 6 p.m. Sept. 11. At each workshop, staff will show attendees how to access this new tool. The library will provide the materials for the crafts and do ask that attendees register online via the calendar of events. Space will be limited.
For more information about this event, contact Jennifer Jones, assistant library director, at 508-830-4250 or [email protected]. The library is fully accessible.
OPAK announces new club
PLYMOUTH — Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids announced the formation of its new club, The Blue Crew. The Blue Crew is a place where kids learn, explore, create and become curious about the ocean. The Crew is for students in grades 5 through 8 across Southeastern Massachusetts. The Crew’s first meeting was from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Center Hill Preserve, 158 Center Hill Road.
The Blue Crew offers a wide range of activities for students: nature hikes, science experiments, art projects, music, film, engineering projects and discounted field and summer workshops. The crew will meet twice a month at the Center Hill Preserve. Joining the crew also gets students 5 percent off of summer programming and free admission to most OPAK events. Admission is ongoing and is $65 for the year. Registration is at http://opakedu.org/bluecrew.