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The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding for following blood drives in December (1-800-REDCROSS):   Dec. 16 at the Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Hanover from 7:30-12:30; Dec. 16 at Morton Hospital in Taunton from 8-1; Dec. 17 at the Christian Fellowship Center in New Bedford from 9-2; Dec. 18 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis from 1:30-6:30; Dec. 18 at Norton Public Library from 12:30-5:30; Dec. 18 at the North Attleboro Elks Lodge from 1-6; Dec. 19 at Berkley Middle School from 2-7; Dec. 19 at Dunkin Donuts in Fall River from 1-6; Dec. 19 at the Easton Knights of Columbus from 2-7; Dec. 19 at Kingston Collection from 2-7.

 

Hadassah will once again be gift-wrapping for charity Dec. 15-24 at Kingston Collection to benefit their world-wide medical and education programs.  They will wrap presents bought anywhere with beautiful packaging and boxes available for sale.  For more info call 508-965-8810 or click here.

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will show "Dead in the Water", as part of their Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series, Dec.15 at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The film opens the doors for the world to see how difficult and dangerous the life of a fisherman is.

Christ Church Parish in Plymouth continues an Advent tradition with the Festival of Lessons and Carols during the 5 p.m. service on Dec. 16.  The public is invited to this special program of Scripture and song focusing on the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus.

First Baptist Church of Hanson is having a Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 16 from 10-2 in their foyer.  Holiday treats await the public for purchase, along with a variety of crafts.  781-293-3502.

Plymouth Public Library will help with your gift wrapping on Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.  The teens and tweens will wrap them for you for a small donation!  Enjoy cocoa and cookies while you wait, plus fun crafts for kids 5 and up to make gifts as gifts to coaches, teacher or family friends.

The Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen in East Sandwich is having their "Country Christmas Open House" each weekend through Dec. 17.  Taste a sampling of their historic jams and jellies along with a cup of mulled cider and browse the gift shop for unique gifts.

The Company Theatre in Norwell presents Divas with a Twist in a seasonal concert, "Happy Holidays with the Divas", Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.  This unique group of 5 powerhouse female vocalists is not your average cover band!  They present classic holiday songs and fresh new arrangements of audience favorites.

The Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless is collecting pajama's through Dec. 22 for children served by the Coalition.  Girls pajama sizes 12 to 16 are especially needed.  Donations by check can be made payable to the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless.  Drop boxes are set up at two Setting the Space Locations:  2 Main St., Plymouth, and also in The Pinehills.

PLYMOUTH CARES is accepting donations of your new or gently worn coat through Dec. 31.  Your extra coat could be keeping someone warm this winter.  Drop off at Destination Plymouth, the John Carver Inn & Spa or any one of The Cleanist locations.