Public Service Announcements (PSA)
The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts will hold the following blood drives in August: (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS) Aug. 17 at Southcoast Health, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River from 12-5; Aug. 17 at White’s of Westport from 10-3; Aug. 18 at the Abington Knights of Columbus from 7-12:30; Aug. 19 at Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham from 9-2; Aug. 20 at the Sandwich American Legion from 1-6; Aug. 21 at The Oaks in New Bedford from 11-4; Aug. 21 at Lakeville Public Library from 1-6; Aug. 22 at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson from 10-3; Aug. 22 at Silko Honda in Raynham from 10-3; Aug. 22 at Southcoast-St. Luke’s in New Bedford from 2-7.
The 1699 Historic Winslow House in Marshfield presents “Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood“, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Stephanie Schorow tells the story of her provocative new book about Boston’s once sordid and alluring adult sanctioned adult entertainment district!
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s “Cape Cod Against the Tide” will be Aug. 18 at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, beginning at 6:45 a.m. and ending at noon. For more information or to register, go to mbcc.org/swim. This events offers something for all outdoor enthusiasts, including beach and water locales, paddleboard, recreational swims and kayak components.
The Old Yarmouth Drive-In is host to a food-fun-music fest Aug. 18 including Irish Music (from 1-5:30), comedian Steve Sweeney at night, great beverages from Guinness to lemonade, rides, inflatables, and more. Rte. 28 across from Captain Parkers.
Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth presents an exhibition of 12 outdoor sculptures and environmental installations, located along a walking path, for viewing and interaction. Free admission. For more info go to email@example.com. Now through Sep. 3. 508-495-1878
Celebrate the end of the Plymouth Library’s summer program with a special Potluck Feast on the front lawn Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Enjoy feasting, friendly competition and fun! Bring a dish inspired by the titles they’ve featured this summer! For a complete list of the day’s events, click here.
The Barnstable Comedy Club presents the Cape Conservatory Jazz Band — 2 shows only! Aug. 19 & 26 at 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cape Conservatory’s scholarship program. For more info go to BarnstableComedyClub.org.
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park honors Rev. William Jackson — famed abolitionist and friend of Frederick Douglass — as the first African-American officer of the US Army. A series of events takes place Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. and continues through to Sunday at 2 p.m. Click here for event listings.
The Hedge House in Plymouth presents “As You Like It” theatrical production on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to all audiences, no reservations required. Performed outdoors with lawn seating. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
The Falmouth Road Race is Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. For a schedule of events and registration information, click here.