Public Service Announcements (PSA)
The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives (for the month of July) at the following locations (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS): Jul. 13 at the Abington Knights of Columbus from 7-12; Jul. 13 at the Fairhaven Rec. Center from 8:30-1:30; Jul. 14 at Southcoast Health-St. Luke’s in New Bedford from 8:30-1:30; Jul. 15 at the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor from 1-6; Jul. 16 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River from 12-5; Jul. 17 at the Kingston Knights of Columbus from 2-7; Jul. 18 at the Acushnet Board of Health Blood Drive from 1-6; Jul. 19 at the National EMS Institute in Carver from 10-3; Jul. 20 at Mount Hope Lodge in Fall River from 9-2; Jul. 21 at Corner-Stone Lodge in Duxbury from 8-1; Jul. 22 at Whites of Westport from 1-6; Jul. 23 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton from 11:30-4:30.
L. Knife & Son continues their Summer Concert Series Schedule with the Johnny Souza Quintet on Jul. 18. All concerts are at Plymouth Rock at 7 p.m.
Laura’s Center for the Arts in Hanover invites you to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy the Plymouth Philharmonic’s FREE family-friendly outdoor music series. On Jul. 31, it’s the Phil Brass Quintet!
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is Jul. 12-21. For more info visit capecodchamber.org/hydrangea-fest.
The Lloyd Center for the Environment now offers a new “Late-Night” ticket for their Clambake, “Celebrating Science and Education” on Jul. 12. These limited number tickets were added for guests with early evening commitments that would still like to enjoy the festivities. Click here for more info and to order tickets.
The American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH is having their festival on Jul. 13 from 10-4, featuring live music, local food, games for kids, art and craft marketplace and also a living history experience for all ages. Other festival elements include traditional artisan village, parade beer garden, Revolutionary War battle reenactment and viewing of an original printed copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Author Marsha Hall Brown will be promoting her new book with talks, signings and readings, “Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea” — the true-life story of a 19th century Nantucket family’s adventure at sea during two whaling voyages. Tour schedule: Jul. 13 at Partners Village Store in Westport from 11-1; Jul. 14 at Ansel Gurney House in Marion from 3-4:30; Jul. 17 at Dartmouth Southworth Public Library at 6:30; Jul. 19 at Barnes & Noble in North Dartmouth at 6; Jul. 20 at Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford at 2; Jul. 21 at the South Yarmouth Public Library at 1:30.
MassHire South Shore and Kingston Collection invite you to attend their July Career Fair, Jul. 17 from 1-4 in Center Court Hallway of the Kingston Collection. For questions regarding the Career Fair call Ashley Terrill at 617-745-4016.
Explore the factual and fantastical woodland world through arts and crafts, faerie enchantment and treats, at the Historic Winslow House in Marshfield, Jul. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
The Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth is having their annual Charity Golf tournament Jul. 19 at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth. Registration at 11:30, shotgun start at 1:00 with free lunch and beer on course. Cocktail hour is 5:30 with dinner at 6:30.
The Holy Ghost Festa is Jul. 21 in Plymouth, beginning at 9:30 a.m. from the Young America Club on Ocean View Ave., along Standish Ave., down Hamilton St. to St. Mary’s Church for 10:30 a.m. mass. Enjoy Portuguese Foods at Holy Ghost Field on Cherry Street from 12:30-6. Music by Tom Fey!
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 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.