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The deadline for a submission for Briefly is noon the Friday prior to it appearing in the paper, though earlier submission is encouraged. Your news will also appear online at Wicked Local Carver.
United Parish Church to host Repeat Boutique
CARVER — The United Parish Church, 115 Main St., invites residents to shop its Repeat Boutique.
The boutique has a wide variety of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing in a full range of sizes, including plus size. The boutique also carries household goods, linens, pots and pans, and curtains and sheets.
The boutique is accepting donations during Thrift Shop hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, it does not accept furniture, electronics and appliances.
The United Parish Church is a community-based Church regardless of religion. For more information, call 508-866-4493.
Edaville to offer teachers free admission
CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park will reward preschool through 12th grade teachers every Thursday in July and August with free admission, with purchase of a full-priced 4-and-older gate admission. Valid teacher identification is required, including but not limited to teacher’s license, MTA card with photo, homeschool certification cards, etc. Those who do not have a photo on their MTA card should provide a license with photo name matching MTA card. No exceptions will be made. Edaville is open every day this summer. For information: http://edaville.com.
118th Carver Old Home Day
CARVER — The 118th Carver Old Home Day will be held on July 27. The day will consist of music and food. Crafters or artists who would like to set up a table to sell items or art can visit http://Carveroldhomeday.org, click on “what to expect,” fill out the craft show registration form at the right and email it as requested.
To the right, there is also a registration form that Carver nonprofit groups can print, fill out and mail as requested. Carver nonprofit groups can call Joyce Mazalewski at 508-866-3953 if they prefer.
Carver 2019 Beach stickers available
CARVER — The town of Carver has announced that the 2019 Beach Only Stickers are available for $10 each at the Permitting Department, 108 Main St. This sticker will allow residents to park at John’s Pond and Sampson’s Pond. License and registration showing a Carver address are required. Residents who already have a Transfer Station sticker do not need to purchase a beach sticker. The Transfer Station sticker already allows beach parking.
Plymouth Antiquarian Society to host summer events
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Antiquarian Society, 126 Water St., will host the following summer events:
Acoustic Nights Concert: 6:30 p.m. July 13 and Aug. 10 at Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water St. Enjoy waterfront views and summertime breezes while listening to local musicians. Free.
Exploring Plymouth History Summer Program: July 15-19 at Harlow House Museum, 119 Sandwich St. A week-long, hands-on exploration of local history for junior Antiquarians ages 8-12. Advance registration required. Cost is $175 per child; $150 for members.
Burial Hill Tour: The Stonecarver’s Art: 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Learn about the New England artisans who designed and carved the monuments and markers on Burial Hill, and the influences and meanings of their designs. Join Donna Curtin, executive director of Pilgrim Hall Museum, for a one-hour guided tour of a range of graven images in the open-air museum that is historic Burial Hill. Free.
Antiquarian Summer Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water St. Attic treasures and homemade items will be for sale at this old-fashioned New England fair, held under a big tent on the sweeping lawn overlooking Plymouth harbor. Browsers welcome, free of charge. Early Bird Admission begins at 9:30 a.m. for $10.
Call 508-746-0012 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
ATC to present ‘Treasure Island’
PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts program will present its elementary aged student production of “Treasure Island” at 2 p.m. July 13 at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.
Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door. For complete Studio Americana program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and other information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter, or Studio Americana on Instagram.
ATC summer camp registration
PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts summer camps and performances are now open for registration, held at the Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8-12, Elementary Summer Camp students ages 5 through 12 can learn stage presence, confidence and basic vocal technique. Auditions for “Treasure Island” will be held on the first day. The morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, will engage students in building performing skills through a series of exercises and games. The afternoon session, from 1 to 5 p.m., will focus students on rehearsing for the camp-culminating “Treasure Island” performance to be held at 2 p.m. July 13.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15-26, Middle/High School Summer Performance Camp will feature students ages 12 through 18 preparing for and performing a production of “Footloose” on the stage. Footloose performs at 2 p.m. July 27.
Studio Americana tuition for ATC’s Studio Americana summer camp is $250 for elementary students, $300 for middle and high school students. Attendees arrive with their own brown bag lunch each day of camp. The performances are open to the public. Tickets for “Treasure Island” are $10 for adults, $5 for students; tickets for “Footloose” are $15 for adults, $10 for students, available at the door.
For program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and other information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company or Studio Americana on Facebook or Twitter.
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.
Americana Theatre Company Presents: “Boeing Boeing”: July 6-14
Americana Theatre Company Presents: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”: July 20-28
Carver Farmers’ Market open Sundays
CARVER — The Carver Farmers’ Market will run every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. until Oct. 27, rain or shine, in Shurtleff Park on Route 58, across from the Carver Town Hall.
The market will have fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh eggs, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, herbs, shrubs, crafts, food vendors, live music and more.
Admission is free. For information, call 508-866-2428 or 508-944-3194.
Woman And Machine to visit Carver
CARVER — Woman And Machine will be at Crossroads Collision & Auto Repair, 78 N. Main St., Carver July 14 for its second day-long automotive workshop series for women.
Classes at Woman And Machine cover everything from how to change a spare tire, and how to talk to a mechanic, to off-roading basics and engine modification 101. Other classes offered are introduction to mig welding and, new this year, tig welding. Another new addition is paint and metal flake, and how to set up a paint gun, for those women curious about the world of automotive refinishing. Women of all experience levels are welcome.
Woman And Machine travels around the country teaching classes and encouraging women to become empowered to learn more about their cars, as well as possibly consider a job in the automotive trades. Woman And Machine was founded by Faye Hadley of All Girls Garage, and is co-owned by business partner and Plympton resident Karen Sullivan, who also publishes a womens’ automotive magazine, “Girls N’ Garages.”
For more information, or to get tickets, visit http://womanandmachine.org.
Kreative Kidz Theatre summer registration
PLYMOUTH — Registration is open for the Kreative Kidz Theatre 2019 summer camp, held at the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth.
Camps will run weekly, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with a performance at 4 p.m. Fridays. “Bravo for Broadway” from July 15 through 19, “Pop Star Studio” from July 22 through 26, “Laugh Out Loud” from July 29 through Aug. 2, “Harry Potter” from Aug. 5 through 9, and “The Little Mermaid” from Aug. 12 through 16.
Weekly tuition is $190. To register, download and fill out a registration form from http://kreativekidztheatre.com.
Project Arts summer concert series
PLYMOUTH – Project Arts of Plymouth Inc. is back with the Free Summer Concert Series at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, a stone’s throw from Plymouth Rock on Water Street. Shows will run at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, June 26 through Aug. 28. Take a blanket, a beach chair and the whole family. Here’s the schedule: Roberto Morbioli & Morbluz July 17, Plymouth Harborfest (all day beginning 10 a.m.) July 20, The Darren Bessette Band July 24, Simon Crawford Band July 31, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Aug. 7, WUT IT IZ Aug. 14, Diver Down (Van Halen tribute band) Aug. 21 and Adam Ezra Band Aug. 28.
Project Arts is a nonprofit organization that has put on free summer concerts in Plymouth for more than 20 years and is running in the red for this series. Readers can make a tax-deductible donation by hopping online and visiting projectarts.com where you can click the donate button. Checks may be made out to Project Arts and sent to Project Arts, P.O. Box 790, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Plymouth Farmers’ Market
PLYMOUTH — The 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.
2019 Summer Concert Series
PLYMOUTH — Leonard Vaz, the Musicians’ Performance Fund coordinator for Plymouth, has announced that L. Knife and Son will co-sponsor the Summer Concert Series for the 2019 season with the Town of Plymouth Promotional Fund, The Plymouth Cultural Council, Issac’s Restaurant, Balboni Companies and Quintal’s Farmers Market.
All concerts are free and open to the public. The concerts will commence at 7 p.m. each Thursday evening at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Postponed concerts will be held on the following Tuesday. The schedule is as follows:
July 18: Johnny Souza Quintet
July 25: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 1: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 8: Moonlight Serenaders
Aug. 15: Legion Bud Band
Aug. 22: Moonlight Serenaders
Aug. 29: Moonlight Serenaders
Sept. 5: Legion Bud Band
The Wallflowers to play Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present The Wallflowers at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets for The Wallflowers are $39-$79 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657- 8774.
ATC to present ‘Footloose’
PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana youth performing arts program will present its middle and high school aged students in a production of “Footloose” at 2 p.m. July 27 at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St.
Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity, and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.
Tickets to “Footloose” are $15 for adults, $10 for children, available at the door. For complete Studio Americana program descriptions, schedules, pricing and other information, visit http://americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter, or Studio Americana on Instagram.
Plymouth Center for the Arts events
PLYMOUTH — Events at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., include the following.
“A Different Vision” will be on display from June 20 to July 27. This tactile art show, held in conjunction with the Perkins School for the Blind, is only exhibited every three years. “Art you can touch” encourages visitors to experience and explore the displayed art through touch and other senses. This exhibit will be held in the Lindens Gallery.
“Inspiration,” a PCA Members Gallery Art Show, also opens on June 20 and will be on display through July 27. The original artwork in this members show will be displayed in the Russell Gallery. All of this work will be for sale.
“Splash,” a summer art exploration camp and for kids and teens, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-26.
All summer long, the boutique Artisan Shop will be open to offer gifts handcrafted by local artists. Renovation continues as the PCA becomes ADA compliant and accessible to all. Read more about the project and donation needs at the website.
All of these events are being held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. The public is invited to visit with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 508-746-7222 or visit http://plymouthguild.org.
Plymouth Philharmonic Hanover concerts
PLYMOUTH — Residents are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s outdoor music series from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 at Laura’s Center for the Arts at the Emilson YMCA, 97 Mill St., Hanover.
Concerts are held rain or shine outdoors in the amphitheater, weather permitting, and indoors at Laura’s Center for the Arts if it rains.
The Phil Brass Quintet will perform on July 31.
Edaville Family Theme Park to reward students
CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will reward outstanding academic performance by offering free admission to students.
Students up to the eighth grade who have completed their summer reading will receive one free admission with the purchase of an ages 4-and-older gate admission ticket every Monday in August.
To keep up with and stay on track with everything Edaville, visit http://edaville.com.
Summer theater program
HALIFAX — The Halifax Youth and Recreation Commission will sponsor, for the 35th consecutive year, “On Stage,” a four-week summer theater program for students entering grades four through eight.
Instruction will be given in various aspects of the theatre including acting, vocal production, movement, and improvisation. The program will begin on July 8, and run from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays for four weeks at the Halifax Congregational Church, 503 Plymouth St. Public performances will be held on Aug. 1.
Halifax resident Robert Kniffen, retired director of music for the Rockland Public Schools and drama director at Rockland High School, will direct the program. As one of the founders of “On Stage,” this will be his 35th year with the program.
Participation in the program will be limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost of the program is $150 for Halifax residents and $175 for nonresidents. Registration forms are available at the Halifax Elementary School, the Holmes Public Library, by calling 781-293-3147, or online at http://onstagehalifax.org.
Chris Isaak performs at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Chris Isaak at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $49-$129 and are on sale at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.
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: Aug. 3.
Burial Hill Tours
PLYMOUTH — Burial Hill Tours, presented by The Plymouth Antiquarian Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, announced its 2019 schedule.
Tours are held at 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month and last approximately one hour. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and 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. The schedule is as follows:
Aug. 3: “The Stonecarver’s Art” with Donna Curtin
Sept. 7: “A Blessing Great but Dangerous: Children in Early Plymouth” with Donna Curtin
Oct. 5: “Finding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hill” with David Landon
Nov. 2: “Unruly Women” with Donna Curtin and Anne Mason
Dec. 7: “Veterans on Burial Hill” with Anne Mason
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1979 40th reunion
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth-Carver Class of 1979 will hold its 40th reunion/scholarship fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 at Southers Marsh, 30 Southers Marsh Lane, Plymouth. The event includes dinner, a live band and a 50/50 raffle.
The following addresses are still needed: Kenneth Adams, James Allen, Cheryl Almeida, Janet Baker, Gregory Ball, Bryan Beaton, Susan Benson Glover, Pamela Brady, Timothy Butler, Karen Butterfield, Walter Davidson, Ellen Douglas, Barbara Doyle, Cheryl Allen Enos, Sheila Fernandes Parker, Eric Fletcher, Tracy Fitzgerald, MaryJo Graney, Stephen Harris, Deborah Huntington Page, Suzanne LeVasseur, Betty Lopes Cross, Kathleen McCarthy, Kevin McGonagle, Susan McGinnes Ridley, Daniel Morgan, Mark Munafo, Stephen Nee, Andre Obligacion, Carol Parker, Scott Ponte, Mark Powers, Julie Rizzo, Sharon Robidoux, Nancy Santos, Cheryl Smith, Ellen Stoltz, Laurie Surette, Jill Swift, Patience Thomas, Richard Thomas, Robert Thomas, Laura Whitcomb and John Wright.
Ticket price is $75 per person. In lieu of attendance, mail in a donation for scholarships for Plymouth North, and South, and also Carver High School to Class of ’79 c/o O’Reilly, 16 Welch St., Plymouth, MA 02360.
For tickets and information, contact [email protected]
Russian band Leonid & Friends to perform
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Leonid & Friends, Russia’s Chicago tribute band, at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 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 High School Class of 1958 61st reunion
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School Class of 1958 will host its 61st reunion at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 with lunch at Isaac’s on the Waterfront, 114 Water St. Invitations have been sent and if anyone did not receive an invitation, they should contact Clare Montanari at 617-688-6419 or [email protected]
Brown Box Theatre Project presents Shakespeare outdoors
PLYMOUTH — Brown Box Theatre Project announced its ninth consecutive year of free outdoor Shakespeare with “Measure for Measure” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Brown Box, under the direction of executive artistic director and co-founder Kyler Taustin, will present the production as part of a seven-week tour to 27 outdoor venues in 35 communities.
All performances are free, outdoors, and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Visit http://brownboxtheatre.org for full performance schedule and rain locations. Due to mature themes this show is recommended for ages 13 and older with the advisory of a parent.
Plymouth Philharmonic to perform at World’s End
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “The Phil at World’s End: Seasons and Solitude Under the Stars” at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at World’s End on Martins Lane in Hingham.
Steven Karidoyanes conducts a program that celebrates the beauty and simple pleasures of music and nature with Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Mozart’s “A Little Night Music,” Puccini’s “The Chrysanthemums,” and JS Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.” Violinist Irina Muresanu will join the Phil for this evening.
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.
Sept. 8: Alix Anne Shaw and Lawrence Kerssenich
Oct. 6: Patricia Gomes and Sean Theall
Nov. 3: Michael Brown and Valeri Lawson
Dec. 1: Jean Kreiling and Tim Reed
New England Blues Festival to present Red, White & Blues event
MIDDLEBOROUGH — The New England Blues Festival will present Red, White & Blues, a live music event, from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Middleboro Elks Lodge, 24 High St.
A barbecue buffet will be offered as well as a cash bar and raffle prizes.
For information, visit http://nebluesfest.com.
Plymouth 400 Inc. Postal Artwork Contest
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth 400 Inc. has announced its Postal Artwork Contest, in which artists and aspiring artists alike will have the opportunity to develop official 2020 commemorative cachets. A cachet is “a design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate an historic event.” In past commemorations, official cachets were created to represent key moments in history.
Plymouth 400 Inc. and the Plymouth Rock Stamp Club partnered to run this Postal Artwork Contest. Participation is open to people of all ages and locations. To participate: go to https://plymouth400inc.org/Events/postal-artwork-contest?mc_cid=8059f34081&mc_eid=[UNIQID]; review the Contest Themes; review the Categories and Age/Experience Levels; review the Contest Entry Rules and complete a Contest Entry Form; design original artwork; and submit design and completed contest entry form electronically to [email protected]
The deadline to submit artwork is Oct. 1. Artwork will be showcased at Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019.
Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey play Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present folk artists Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, formerly of Peter, Paul & Mary, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 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.
Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$89 and can be bought at http://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, 2020, 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.
Chrissy’s Charity seeking Rosary, Christian items
PLYMOUTH — Chrissy’s Charity has been helping those in need since 2008. In the past, the charity has sold jewelry and raised funds for many years. But they have recently gone in a different direction, still helping those in need in a different way.
The charity is asking for donations of Rosaries and small Christian items which they prepare and send to the Missions and to the local hospital Chapel. Many times, these free gifts bring comfort to others at their time in need. The charity also makes Rosaries and mends broken ones.
There are red baskets at both St. Mary’s Church in north Plymouth and also St. Joseph’s Church in Kingston. Rockland Trust Banks in Plymouth and Balboni’s Drug Store will also collect them. For information, email [email protected] or call Jane at 508-746-6095.
United Parish of Carver offers function room
CARVER — The Function Room at United Parish of Carver, 115 Main St., is available for events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, meetings, and more.
With its wide, open rooms, full working kitchen, large parking lot, accessibility for those with mobility concerns and plenty of tables and chairs for up to 125 people, the Function Room can provide for a variety of needs. For more information, call the church office at 508-888-4493, or email [email protected]
Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop
KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston, near the Carver line. 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.
Report a pothole
CARVER – If you see or “experience” a pothole on any town road in Carver, the town asks that you report it immediately by sending its location by email to [email protected]
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.
Cranberry Hospice 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, a program that 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 to all volunteers. The next training session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 20 at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. The training program will run for the following nine Mondays.
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.
Carver Middle High School Student Government collects clothes
CARVER — The Carver Middle High School Student Government is collecting gently used clothes at a collection box located outside the Middle School Guidance Department, 60 South Meadow Road, Carver.
Accepted items include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, handbags, bed and bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains and tablecloths. For information, call Dave Wechter at 508-866-6318.
Carver Music Boosters launch website
CARVER — The Carver Music Boosters recently launched a website at carvermusic.org. The website celebrates the musical accomplishments of Carver students and features notices of upcoming music events in Carver and opportunities for Carver students. The website also acts as a central organizing point for people who wish to support music in Carver. Residents can visit the website to sign up for Carver Music Boosters emails and to learn how to designate Carver Music Boosters as an Amazon Smiles charity of choice.
Special needs preschool screening
CARVER — Residents with children who are preschool-aged, ages 3 to 5, can contact the Carver Public Schools preschool and schedule a screening. Screenings are generally held on the first Friday of the month throughout the school year. To schedule a screening or for information, call Annemarie Blackden at 508-866-6307; Emily Levenson at 508-86-6377; or Lisa Wethington at 508-866-6403.
Al Anon group meets
CARVER — The Road to Serenity Al Anon group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings at The Church of the Vine, 3 Wareham St., South Carver, in the downstairs fellowship room. Al Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
CAPT PAL preschool openings
CARVER – CAPT PAL Preschool is accepting applications. CAPT PAL is a traditional preschool offering morning sessions for children ages 2.9 through 5. The preschool is located downstairs at the United parish of Carver church, in Carver center. For more information about the programs available or to request an application, call the school at 508-866-5415.
CARVER – The DCR is offering a full calendar of events in Myles Standish State Forest to engage and educate people of all ages and experience. These events are free and open to the public and are held at 194 Cranberry Road in South Carver, unless otherwise specified. Dress for the weather, wear boots and take water and a snack. Programs may be modified due to trail conditions or cancelled in the event of rain, snow or icy trails. Call ahead to confirm at 508-866-2526. For a trail map, including parking lots, visitmass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mssf3.pdf.
Nautical and military cadet training
BUZZARDS BAY – Gosnold Division and Training Ship Patriot State of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps are welcoming new applicants to the training program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Young men and women between the ages of 11 and 13 who may be interested in nautical or military opportunities are encouraged to join. Training is conducted on alternating Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Harrington Building at Mass. Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay. Interested applicants should contact Lt. Cdr. James McLoughlin at 508-759-8606.
Rent the United Parish hall
CARVER – Looking for somewhere to hold your next bridal shower, birthday party or meeting right here in town? The function room at the United Parish of Carver may be the answer. Its wide-open space with room for 125 people, a full working kitchen and plenty of tables and chairs provides a great space for a variety of needs. For more information, contact Cheryl in the church office at 508-866-4493.
Young Peoples’ Alliance of Carver
CARVER – YPAC has a home in the former CCAT television studio at Carver Middle High School. YPAC’s after-school programs for students in grades 6-8 include free time, homework/tutoring time, physical activities, game time and special programs. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.ypacinc.org. For information, email Executive Director Roger Shores at [email protected] To volunteer with YPAC, contact YPAC Volunteer Director Mary Ross by personal message on Facebook or call her at 508-397-9239. Daily attendance is not mandatory to register for YPAC’s after-school programs.
Stray dogs policy
CARVER – Lakeville Animal Control Officers cannot accept stray dogs from anyone other than the Carver Animal Control Officer. They will accept dogs being surrendered by their owners, as long as the standard $50 surrender fee is paid.
CARVER – Free playgroups are held Wednesday mornings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Community Room at the Carver Library, located at 2 Meadowbrook Way, for children ages 3 to 5 years with a parent or guardian. The activities are based on science, technology, engineering and math. The program is free to Carver residents as well as families in surrounding communities. Call 508-747-7575, ext. 6247, to register. This is funded through a grant from the state Department of Early Education and Care.
Veteran’s Work-off Program Valor Act
CARVER – The Veteran’s Work-off Program Valor Act is open to any veteran with a DD-214 whose condition of service is other than dishonorable. A veteran, as defined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, must have served a minimum of 90 days on active duty, not active duty for training. A veteran who is an employee of the town of Carver is ineligible to participate in this program. The veteran’s property tax liability is reduced in exchange for the volunteer services. The number of participants is limited. For more information, contact the assessor’s office at 508-866-3410.
Road to Serenity Al Anon support group
CARVER – The Road to Serenity Al Anon group meets from 9:30 to 11 Friday mornings at the Church of the Vine (downstairs in the Fellowship Room), at 5 Wareham St. in South Carver. This is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers.
Coalition seeks donations
KINGSTON – The Plymouth Area Coalition seeks donations of bath towels and washcloths in good, usable condition for parents and children residing in the family shelter program. Deliver your donation to 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston. For more information, call 781-582-2010.
Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing
CARVER – The Carver Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing invites you to attend its weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Blue Angel Healing, in the Landmark Center at 40 North Main St. This is a free health/wellness group dedicated to collectively helping each member reach their fitness goals. All fitness levels are welcome. The club uses workout programs that are pre-approved by Beachbody, and are beginning with the Slim in 6 series by Debbie Seibers. For more information, contact Cindy at 774-773-5467 or Blue Angel Healing at 781-964-6606, or go to facebook.com/carverfitclub.
Old class pictures sought
CARVER – The Carver Historical Commission would like to add old class pictures to its collection. Photos of classes attending the Benjamin Ellis School, the old Center School and the Gov. John Carver School would be appreciated. Identification of pupils is most helpful. Contact Connie Shaw at 508-866-4453 or leave pictures to be loaned or donated at the main desk of the Carver Library.
VNA of Cape Cod
CARVER – Kathy Ganey, a public health nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod, is at the COA every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon for blood pressure checks and on the first Tuesday of the month for glucose testing. Adult immunizations are offered by appointment only, by calling 800-631-3900.
CARVER – Doing some summer 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 and home decor to nuts and bolts. As long as it’s still in good condition, the ReStore would love to have it. Donating to the ReStore is also a good way to help the environment by keeping your unwanted items out of landfills. 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 store is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver, and 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 www.hfhplymouth.org or visit the Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore Facebook page.
The Carver Heals Committee is hosting an event on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 6:30PM at Carver Middle High School called, “Carver Heals.” The event will include motivational speaker, Rich Barnes and roundtable discussions with representatives from the District Attorney’s office, the Sheriff’s Department, and representatives from the local Carver community. Refreshments are being sponsored by the Carver Police Union and various local business have donated door prizes. The purpose of the evening it to help build a stronger community by sharing messages of hope, encouragement, appreciation and love. For more information please call (508) 322-1359 or email [email protected]