Public Service Announcements (PSA)
The American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts will hold blood drives in December on the following days and locations: (to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org.) Dec. 14 at Southcoast Health, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River from 1:30-6:30; Dec. 14 at Sacred Heart High School in Kingston from 9-2; Dec. 15 at the Abington Knights of Columbus from 7-12:30; Dec. 16 at the Christian Fellowship Center in New Bedford from 8-1; Dec. 17 at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis from 1:30-6:30; Dec. 17 at the North Attleboro Elks Lodge from 1-6; Dec. 18 at Berkley Middle School from 2-7; Dec. 18 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River from 12-5; Dec. 19 at Hull High School from 10-3; Dec. 19 at Mansfield Congregational Church from 2-7; Dec. 19 at Social Harmony Lodge in Wareham from 1-6.
Your extra coat could be keeping someone warm this winter. Plymouth Cares is accepting your new or gently worn coat through Dec. 31 at the following locations: Destination Plymouth County (Court St.), John Carver Inn (Summer St.) or any one of The Cleanist locations (Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston).
Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston is hosting a Mitten Tree for those less fortunate, now through Jan. 1. Visitors are welcome to hang a pair of new mittens or gloves on the tree in the North Market.
The Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents its annual “Celebrate! — Messiah and Carol Sing-along” on Dec. 14 at 7:30 at the First Congregational Church in Middleborough. Tickets are available at the door — 12 and under FREE. Funds raised support the Chorus’ yearly operating expenses.
The Spire Center of Plymouth presents “Hey Nineteen” — an 11-piece group of professional musicians with the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master the complex music of Steely Dan! For tickets call 508-746-4488 or click here. Dec. 14
First Baptist Church of Hanson is having a Christmas bake sale and craft sale on Dec. 15 from 10-2. Pick up homemade goodies and crafts, along with seasonal candies, pies and assorted homemade crafts. 781-293-3502.
Old Colony Elder Services is offering a “home-cooked special” at the Easton Council on Aging Dec. 20 (15 Barrows St.). The meal will include pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, dinner roll and dessert. Reserve your spot by calling (508) 230-0690.
The Spire Center of Plymouth presents “Divas With a Twist!”, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on their holiday special, right on the winter solstice! This unique Grammy-nominated group, comprised of 5 powerhouse female vocalists, present classic holiday songs with fresh new arrangements. 508-746-4488.