Public Service Announcements (PSA)

The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives in the month of April (for appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS):  Apr. 22 at the Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro from 1-6; Apr. 24 at Southcoast Health-St. Luke’s in New Bedford from 2-7; Apr. 24 at Social Harmony Lodge AF & AM in Wareham from 1-6; Apr. 25 at UMass Dartmouth from 1-6; Apr. 27 at Mount Hope Lodge in Fall River in honor of Elaina from 9-2.

American Legion Post #40 in Plymouth is offering Line Dance lessons on Tuesday evenings (the first 3 Tuesdays of every month) at 199 Federal Furnace Road.  Drop in classes start at 7 p.m. at $10 for the hour or longer.  No commitments!  For more info email maureen.godding@yahoo.com.

Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth presents Pilgrim Scholar Dr. Jeremy Bangs with the discussion “Intellectual Baggage–Pilgrim Ideas – Ours and Theirs”, Apr. 22 at 6:30 p.m.  This free but fundraiser event will help restore the iconic painting “The Signing of the Compact in the Cabin of the Mayflower”.  Light refreshments at 6.

Plymouth Public Library Philosophy Club gathers to enjoy lively, thought-provoking conversations about different philosophical topics while sharing refreshments, Apr. 24 from 6-8 p.m.  Registration required due to limited seating.  Call 508-830-4250 x215 to register or inquire.

Relay for Life of Plymouth County is holding a Team Captains’ Meeting Apr. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth American Legion on Federal Furnace Road.  Organizers will review plans and help teams prepare for the fundraising walk benefitting the American Cancer Society.  Walkers, teams and volunteers needed.

Christ Church Parish in Plymouth is celebrating spring with savings during their Easter week sale Apr. 24-27.  All housewares will be 35% off.  They carry an eclectic mix of gently used quality clothing for women, men and children, household goods, small furniture, accessories, artwork and more.

Sacred Heart School in Kingston is holding two (separate) spring open houses Apr. 25.  The Early Childhood Center open house is from 9:30-11 a.m. (preschool to kindergarten).  The Elementary School open house is from 5-7 p.m. (grades 1-6).  Last tour at 6:15 p.m.  781-585-7511

The 1000 Southern Artery Senior Center in Quincy and The Talking Information Center Radio & Podcast Players present “Arsenic & Old Lace” Apr. 25.  Center residents, TIC supporters and volunteers will take a behind-the-scenes look at a radio play being performed live in the auditorium of 1000 Southern Artery.  781-834-4400

Celebrate the celebration of the Spring Herring Run at Brewster Gardens and Town Brook in Plymouth, Apr. 27 from 10-3.  Watch the herring swim, help scientists collect information about their progress, explore all things fishy.  Enjoy guided walks of the Town Brook, demonstrations and info for kids of all ages.  All free.

The Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center in Kingston is hosting its annual Memory Walk Apr. 27 to support grieving families throughout the South Shore.  The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Hope Floats (4 Elm St.) with registration at 8:30, or click here to register online.

The Plymouth No Place for Hate Committee will present “Standing on the Side of Love” coffee house on Apr. 27 at the Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, all are welcome.

Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich opens its 50th season on Apr. 27 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 Apr.27-Oct.14.

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus launches its anniversary celebration featuring a choral masterwork in two Mozart Requiem concerts Apr. 27, 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth, and on Apr. 28 at 4 p.m. at Scituate Center for the Performing Arts.

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is having their Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5K Run and Walk at the Nichols Middle School in Middleboro on Apr. 28.  The course begins and ends at the school and is a professionally timed and certified course.  On-site registration begins at 8:45 with run/walk starting at 10.

The Plymouth 400 Committee will host a meet & greet with 11 local authors at the Plymouth Public Library on Apr. 28 from 1-4 p.m.  Throughout the afternoon, authors will greet attendees, sell and sign their books as well as provide displays, demonstrations and activities for kids and adults alike.  To view a list of participating authors, books and events, click here.

A community observance of YOM HA-SHOA (Holocaust Memorial Day 2019) will be observed May 1 at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 147 Court St., Plymouth.  The evening speaker will be Marty Cooper, Acting Chair of the RI Holocaust and Genocide Education Consortium.

Meet the Candidates running for Plymouth Select Board May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Alden Park Bar & Grill, Colony Place, Plymouth.  There will be hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  It’s free to attend, but click here to register.

The Jenney Museum in Plymouth will sponsor this year’s “National Day of Prayer Gathering” May 2 from 5-6 p.m. at the Forefather’s Monument on Allerton Street.  This year’s them is “Love one another just as I have loved you.”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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