Public Service Announcements (PSA)
The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives (for the month of June) at the following locations (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS): Jun. 19 at North River Community Church in Pembroke from 1-6; Jun. 21 at Commonwealth Landing in Fall River from 12-5; June. 21 at St. Dominic’s in Swansea from 11-4; Jun. 22 at the Whitman Knights of Columbus from 9-2; Jun. 25 at Southcoast Health-South Coast Business Center in Fairhaven from 9-2; Jun. 26 at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce from 1-6; Jun. 26 at the Raynham Blood Center from 11-7:15; Jun. 27 at the Scituate American Legion from 1-6; Jun. 27 at the Carver Library from 1-6.
Plymouth Public Library will showcase various pieces of pottery created by Katharine Leavitt Alden, founder of the Plymouth Pottery of the historic Sparrow House in Plymouth. The items on display highlight the breadth of her talents and will be exhibited at the library through July.
The Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth is gearing up for their Smarter Fun Summer Camp, which begins Jun. 19 and ends Aug. 23. Camp hours are 7:30-5:30, providing 2 snacks and lunch. 508-746-6070
L. Knife & Son presents their 2019 Summer Concert Series, all at the Plymouth Waterfront (at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, aka Plymouth Rock) at 7 p.m. On Jun. 20, it’s the Legion Bud Band. All concerts are free and open to the public. Postponed concerts will be held on the following Tuesday.
The Historic Winslow House in Marshfield presents Crafting and Cocktails, Jun. 20 and 27, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join them for a creative evening with seaside crafts. Materials and instructions included in the $75 registration fee. Small bites, wine, and signature cocktails served.
Plymouth 400 is holding an information session Jun. 20 at 8 a.m. at Plymouth Town Hall to inform the business community about the planned Signature events and Legacy Projects for the 2020 Celebration, including safety/security plans, parking, sponsorships, etc.
The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority is having a First Time Homebuyer Workshop Jun. 20 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Plymouth Town Hall. Click here to register.
The Pilgrim Festival Singers presents “America Sings”…Jun. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Mayflower Church in Kingston; and Jun. 22 at First Trinitarian Congretational Church in Scituate. The concert includes love songs, songs of war, spirituals and gospel songs to celebrate the nation.
ALS Family Charitable Foundation will have a rib cookoff Jun. 22 from 11-2 in Kittery, ME at Kittery Estates (220 State Road). Ribs will be judged by local celebrity chef David Vargas and master brewer Pat Rowan. For more info click here.
The Plymouth Public Library celebrates Police Services Day Jun. 22 from 10-2, where families with kids of all ages are invited to join in for a fun-filled day. You’ll have the chance to meet and greet officers from all of the Police Department units including motorcycle, bicycle, mounted and marine. Fingerprinting, K-9 demonstrations and free refreshments!
The Cape Cod Pride Festival is Jun. 22 from noon-5 at the Hyannis Village Green, followed by a Pride Dance Party at Cape Cod Beer from 6-9 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free. For more information call 508-548-7700.
Gregg’s Ride is Jun. 23 at the Black Raspberry Pub in Plymouth (start and finish!) Registration at 9 a.m., kickstands up at 11. This 35-mile ride honors fallen Plymouth Police officer Gregg Maloney. Rain date Jun. 30. This year’s Gregg’s Ride will benefit the Costa family.
The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting Purple Pump-Up for Alzheimer’s to generate funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Rapid Refill, Garrett’s Family Market and Volta Oil are all offering donations from every gallon of gas and diesel sold. Click here for participating locations.
The FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS genealogy lecture series happens on the third Thursday of every month through October at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Society House in Plymouth. It’s free and open to the public. Your answers are waiting to be discovered!
Plymouth 400 is sponsoring a Postal Artwork Contest where artists and aspiring artists alike will have the opportunity to develop the official 2020 commemorative Cachets (a design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate an historic event). Click here to view info and rules. Deadline for submission Oct. 1.
Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich opens its 50th season with a special exhibit, “50 for 50: Fifty Years, Fifty Favorites”. Scattered throughout the buildings and grounds are 50 treasures that tell the collective story of the museum’s first 50 years. Running now through Oct.14.
The Wright Museum of Wolfeboro NH will join more than 2,000 other Blue Star Museums to provide free admission for those currently serving in the U.S. Military. The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, the Wright Museum is open daily through Oct. 31.