Hometown Cleanup Day registration
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Hometown Cleanup Day is Saturday, May 3 (rain day May 4). People all over Plymouth are invited to pick up trash in their favorite parks, playgrounds, gardens and neighborhoods. Register a group or find one that’s already been organized by visiting networkofopenspacefriends.org, call Patrick Farah at Town Hall at 508-747-1620, ext. 204, or email email@example.com.
Park Serve Day
The Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold its eighth annual Park Serve Day Saturday, April 26, at parks across the commonwealth. With the help of volunteers, DCR will spruce up park facilities, clean coastlines, clean and maintain trails, plant flowers and more. Call 617-626-4973 for information or visit www.mass.gov/dcr.
Blood drives in April
PLYMOUTH – The American Red Cross will hold several local community blood drives during the month of April. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.
Saturday, April 26: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Market, 6 Purchase St.
Hazardous waste collections
South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host household hazardous waste collections this spring. Residents may attend their own or their host town’s event at no charge.
Collections are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows.
April 26: Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Route 139).
May 10: Duxbury/Kingston, Duxbury Middle School, Saint George Street.
May 17: Hingham, Plymouth River School, 200 High St.
May 31: Scituate/Cohasset, Scituate Highway Dept., 68 Capt. Pierce Road.
Residents of those towns, and of member towns Plymouth, Middleborough, Abington, Hanson, Norwell, Rockland, Weymouth and Whitman, may attend other member towns’ collections at their hometown’s expense. To do so, take a signed authorization form from your town’s Marine and Environmental Affairs (Plymouth) or Board of Health (Abington, Hanson, Norwell, Rockland, Whitman) or DPW (all others). Some towns may limit subsidized quantities to 15 gallons or 30 pounds.
Any visitors without an authorization form may attend for a fee of $ 44 per 15 gallons or 30 pounds of waste. Commercial generators, call ahead to 617-852-3086 to arrange disposal and payment. Please take a check.
Take oil based paint, stains, solvents, gasoline, automotive fluids, pesticides, photography and pool chemicals, acids, bases and poisons in secure, labeled containers.
Do not take industrial, pathological and medical waste, radioactive materials, pressurized gas cylinders or explosives.
Oil based paint, propane tanks, motor oil, antifreeze, medical sharps, auto and rechargeable batteries and fluorescent lamps are collected regularly by some towns and some retailers. Residents should use those services, if available. Go to ssrcoop.info, click on “Other Stuff.”
Page 2 of 31 – Latex paint and driveway sealer are messy, but not hazardous. If not recyclable as described below, absorb liquid with cat litter and dispose in trash. Usable leftover latex paint is accepted and recycled into new paint products at The Paint Exchange LLC of North Scituate for a fee of $ 2 per can. To see if your paint qualifies for recycling, and for hours of operation, go to ssrcoop.info and click on “Latex Paint” or call 781-545-1272.
Affordable housing lottery for new home
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications until May 12 for an affordable housing lottery for a first-time homebuyer to own a new home at 7 Whispering Pines Drive in Plymouth. The four-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,664-square-foot home is $ 221,500. Income and asset limits and a deed restriction will apply. Applications are available online at plymouthredevelopment.org, the Plymouth Town Hall and the Plymouth Public Library. For more information, call the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority at 508-747-1620, ext.147, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informational meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the building site at 7 Whispering Pines Drive.
Affordable housing lottery for condo units
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications until May 13 from first-time homebuyers for an affordable housing lottery for two new affordable condominium units at The Armory, located at 76 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. Income and asset limits and a deed restriction will apply. The one-bedroom unit is ADA compliant and costs $ 143,800. The ADA accessible two-bedroom unit costs $ 161,700. Applications are available online at plymouthredevelopment.org and at the Plymouth Public Library and Plymouth Town Hall. For more information, call the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority at 508-747-1620, ext.147, or email email@example.com.
An informational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Armory site at 76 Court St.
Herring Run Festival
PLYMOUTH – Plimoth Plantation announced that the inaugural Herring Run Festival will be held at Plimoth Grist Mill, located at 6 Spring Lane, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The Herring Run Festival will feature special hands-on activities for kids, live music and a local artisan marketplace, and the grist mill will be grinding organic cornmeal and sampe (grits) and sharing samples of crowd-favorite corn dishes.
The festival is a celebration of the herring and their spring migration. Guests can witness the herring run up Town Brook (Mother Nature permitting), visit with local scientists to learn about their efforts to restore the herring population, hear about dam removal projects, and help scientists collect data by counting herring. Attendees can also learn about (and meet) another resident of Town Brook, the American eel.
Representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center, United Fish and Wildlife Service, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, town of Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs and Watershed Action Alliance will be on hand to share their knowledge of herring, waterway health and the local environment. Tickets can be purchased at the door for the museum’s regular admission price of $ 6 for adults and $ 4.50 for children (5-12). For more information, visit www.plimoth.org/calendar or call 508-746-1622.
Page 3 of 31 – Healthy Kids Day and camp open house
PLYMOUTH – The YMCA will hold its annual Healthy Kids Day and camp open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Camp Clark, located at 200 Hedges Pond Road. Take the family and join in for a fun-filled afternoon that includes healthy kids’ activities, nutrition education, face painting, “Zumbatomic” classes for kids and much more. Take a tour with a camp counselor and experience what Camp Clark is all about. Register for camp at the open house and be entered into a drawing to receive a free two-week camp session. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-888-2290.
Helping Hands seeking donations
PLYMOUTH – Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter Inc. will be at The Market at The Pinehills from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to collect monetary donations and/or clean towels, blankets, cat and dog food, kitty litter and cleaning supplies. The volunteers will also answer any questions about volunteering with Helping Hands or the Plymouth Animal Shelter on State Road in Cedarville.
Blending of the Waters Gala
BUZZARDS BAY – Blending of the Waters Gala, honoring the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The MMA Cadets and G.Q. & The Lady headline this black-tie optional event with great music and special historic displays that will highlight the Cape Cod Canal. The gala will be hosted at the Mass Maritime Academy, featuring food, dancing and entertainment throughout the evening. There will also be tours of the sailing ship Simulator and the training ship Kennedy.
Guests at the gala can also browse through displays chronicling the history of the Canal, including artifacts on loan from the Nina Heald Webber Collection and an 80-foot long timeline of the evolution of the Canal. Senate President Therese Murray will speak at the event. The gala is a special celebration commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the blending of the waters from Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay in April of 1914, a major milestone to the ultimate opening of the canal in July.
Reservations are available for $ 125 or $ 1,000 for groups of 10 if purchased before April 1. Sponsorships are also available for the evening by contacting Stephen Richards at 774-238-0787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Auction donations are also needed. For more information about the Cape Cod Canal Centennial Blending of the Waters gala or to make reservations online, visit the event website at www.capecodcentennial.org. Or you can mail a check or stop by the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, 70 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Checks should be made payable to the Cape Cod Canal Centennial.
Meat raffle at Alden Club
Page 4 of 31 – PLYMOUTH – A meat raffle will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the John Alden Sportsman’s Club, located at 16 Minuteman Lane. There will be a large meat raffle, many tables, a 50/50 raffle and cash bar; the kitchen will be open. A meat raffle will be held the last Saturday of the month through May. Call 508-224-3384 for more information.
Dinner theater at John Carver Inn
PLYMOUTH – The 2014 dinner theater season is underway at the John Carver Inn & Spa, located at 25 Summer St. Enjoy a buffet dinner and live comedy show or murder mystery presentation. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the dinner theater events.
Dinner and show charge of $ 59.95 per person includes premium seating and a buffet dinner. A limited number of tickets for the show only, at $ 25 per person, will be available in advance for most performances. Overnight dinner theater package charge starts at $ 119 and two-night dinner theater package starts at $ 189. For reservations, call 855-318-9749.
Scheduled shows: April 26, “Hell of a Kitchen” murder mystery; and May 3, Comedy on the Road. For details, visit www.johncarverinn.com/theater.
‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ performances
PLYMOUTH – Priscilla Beach Theatre will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. April 26; at 2 p.m. April 27; at 7:30 p.m. May 2; and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 3, at the GMo Black Box theatre at PBT, located at 800 Rocky Hill Road. Based on the beloved “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, this musical comedy is written and composed by Clark Gesner. This production will be directed by Conni DiLego, of Plymouth.
The cast includes Maggie Irvine, Chris Csont, Sarah McClellan and Kasey Bishoff, all of Plymouth; Garrett Olson, of Carver; and Jarryd Blanchard, of Fairhaven. Tickets are $ 20 general admission and $ 10 at matinees for seniors. Purchase tickets at the door or by calling 508-224-4888. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Priscilla Beach Theatre, located at 800 Rocky Hill Road. For more information, visit www.pbtheatre.org.
Pilgrim Festival Chorus concert
PLYMOUTH – Pilgrim Festival Chorus will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a spring concert, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: An Anniversary Celebration Featuring Works of Mendelssohn and Bach,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Church of the Pilgrimage, at 8 Town Square in Plymouth.
The chorus will be conducted by longtime PFC Music Director William Richter, accompanied by an orchestra and the church’s Roche-Woodbury organ, played by Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, PFC accompanist/assistant director.
The concert will feature a number of professional soloists as well. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the church hall immediately following the performance.
Page 5 of 31 – Tickets are $ 20 per adult, $ 18 per senior citizen and $ 15 per student over 14. Children under the age of 14 will be admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org and are available at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at 11 North St. in Plymouth (508-746-7222) and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, call Gail at 781-826-8416.
In its 15th concert season, the PFC numbers more than 80 vocalists, of all adult ages, dedicated to authentic choral singing. For more information on the concert or PFC, visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.
South Shore Comedy Series at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH – Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston are joining forces to present The South Shore Comedy Series at Plymouth Memorial Hall, located at 83 Court St.
Improv Asylum will present its renowned improv comedy show at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and May 31. Voted Boston’s Best Comedy Club 12 times, Improv Asylum’s show features audience participation and improvised scenes songs and stories. No two shows are ever the same.
Laugh Boston, voted Boston’s Best Comedy Venue by The Weekly Dig, will present stand-up comedians from Boston, New York and Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. May 17. Featuring the likes of Steve Sweeney, Frank Santorelli, Lamont Price, Will Noonan, Norm Laviolette and many more, the Laugh Boston comedy showcase provides both old favorites and rising stars of the comedy world.
All South Shore Comedy Series performances will take place at Memorial Hall. There will be a beer and wine bar. Tickets are $ 20 (or $ 25 at the door). For tickets and information, check out www.improvasylum.com and www.laughboston.com.
Hat Trick Theatre play performances
PLYMOUTH – The Hat Trick Theatre of Plymouth will present its spring production, “Art,” by Jasmina Reza, at 8 p.m. April 26 and at 7 p.m. April 27, at Kendall Hall in First Parish Church, located in Town Square. The production features James Koonze, of Plymouth, Mark Logue, of West Roxbury and William Farrick, of Dorchester. The comedy is an exploration of the value of art and the nature of friendship. Tickets are $ 20 each. There will be cabaret seating and complimentary refreshments. For reservations, call 774-454-3575 or 508-747-6856 or email email@example.com.
‘Hair raising’ fundraiser
PLYMOUTH – A “hair raising” fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital will be held Sunday, April 27, at James Joseph Salon, located at 130 Colony Place. Get a haircut for $ 40 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to BCH. Hair should be clean. This is a cash-only event. Call 508-927-4668 to schedule an appointment.
Natural Plimoth series
PLYMOUTH – Staff from Plimoth Plantation have teamed up with wildlife researchers for a new lecture series titled Natural Plimoth. The new educational program is open to the public and focuses on local environment and wildlife. Natural Plimoth is a multi-faceted program that includes a lecture series along with hands-on activities and guided wildlife tours. Programs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, unless noted otherwise, and are free for museum members or $ 15 for the public.
Page 6 of 31 – April 27: Homegrown Species: Cultivating Native Plants for Backyard Gardens, with Lori Danek
May 18: Holistic Healing: Medicinal Herbs Past and Present, Vicki Oman
June 22: Bird Watching Tour, Trevor Lloyd-Evans (special time 10 a.m.)
July 20: Wetlands Restoration: Tidmarsh Farms, Glorianna Davenport and Alex Hackman
Aug. 31: Giving Back To Our Soil: Composting, Everett Hoffman
Sept. 28: Epic Journeys: Shore Birds & Bird Watching Tour, Shawn Carey and Wayne Petersen
Oct. 19: Close Encounters of the Wild Kind, John King II
Nov. 9: Raptors of the Night: Owls, John Galluzzo (Part one of two)
Nov. 15: (7-9 p.m.) Evening Owl Walking Tour, John Galluzzo (Part two of two)
For more information, visit www.plimoth.org.
Persephone’s Daughters concert
PLYMOUTH – Persephone’s Daughters will perform “The Sum of Us” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the First Parish Unitarian Church, located at the top of Town Square, Plymouth.
Everything from Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”; from the rhythmic African “Babethandaza” to the Gregorian Chant “Ave”; from the haunting words and chords of “Strange Fruit” to the Prayer of St. Francis, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” will be heard. Pete Seeger will be remembered with a duo rendition of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Mandela Says Fight for Freedom” will be performed in memory of Nelson Mandela. Expect some unexpected juxtapositions in the lineup. This concert will be dedicated to two of Persephone’s Daughters members who died during this past year – founding member Lois McSorley and Kathy Morey.
Tickets are $ 20 per adult and $ 15 per senior and student. Tickets are available at the Plymouth Guild for the Arts, located at 11 North St., or by calling 508-747-0212. They can also be purchased at the door. Each spring the proceeds go to First Parish Church in return for rehearsal and concert space.
Tidepool Poets at Plymouth Public Library
PLYMOUTH – The Tidepool Poets will present a poetry reading from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Otto Fehlow meeting room at the Plymouth Public Library, located at 132 South St. Members who will be reading their own poetry include Bill Alberti, Alison Cappella, Carol DeFelice, Joan Dugas, Kit Dunlap, David Gover, Chuck Harper, Diane Harrison, Judy Snow, Lisa Sullivan and Gabrielle Turgeon.
The Tidepool Poets is a vibrant group of 12 poets who have been meeting together in Plymouth to share and improve their work since 2001. They have continued to grow in number, writing and being published. The group meets the last Thursday of every month. Their latest anthology, “The Tidepool Poets: poems 2014,” will be available for purchase and signing by individual poets at the event. National Poetry Month was started in April 1996 bringing together poets, libraries, schools, literary organizations, booksellers and publishers around the country. Check out the website at www.poets.org for details of what is currently happening in the poetry scene.
Page 7 of 31 – This program is free and no registration is required. It is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. For more information, call the library at 508-830-4250; TTY 508-747-5882; or visit www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
Yom Ha-Shoah interfaith observance
PLYMOUTH – A community observance of Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Church of the Pilgrimage, located at 8 Town Square. This year’s guest speaker will be Barbara Aharoni, who studied in Jerusalem during the summer of 2012 at Yad Va-shem, Israel’s leading Holocaust memorial and Holocaust education center. She will speak on the importance of telling the stories of the Destroyed Communities and of teaching our children about the Holocaust.
This annual interfaith gathering commemorates the destruction of European Jewry and the murder of countless individuals by the Nazis. The observance recognizes the significance of the Holocaust for people of all faiths. The event is sponsored by Church of the Pilgrimage, Congregation Beth Jacob, the Plymouth Area Interfaith Clergy Association and the town of Plymouth’s No Place for Hate Committee. All are welcome.
Matt Patrick and Ted Bosen on PACTV
PLYMOUTH – Former State Rep. Matt Patrick talks with Ted Bosen atop Burial Hill in Plymouth about Patrick’s run for state Senate in the Plymouth/Barnstable Senate District in a PACTV show produced by Bosen and Christopher Arnold. It is scheduled to run at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, on PACTV channels 13 (Comcast) and 43 (Verizon).
Free senior legal planning workshop
PLYMOUTH – A free senior legal planning workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, and again at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Attorney Jonathan Graham’s office, located at 115 Court St., Suite 1. Light refreshments will be served.
Senior planning is complex and changing. In order to make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, Medicaid, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending this free workshop, you will learn about obstacles you could face when making such decisions. Graham will provide information that will keep you and your family in control as well as reduce costs.
This is a free workshop but registration is required, due to space limitations. Walk-in participants will not be allowed. Call 508-830-1120, ext. 16, and speak with Christine DelloRusso to reserve your spot.
Auditions for ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ role
PLYMOUTH – Priscilla Beach Theatre announces auditions for the role of Mitch (in his 30s to 40s), successful sports journalist) for its summer production of “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, directed by Conni DiLego. The role of Morrie has been cast.
Page 8 of 31 – Auditions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the GMo Black Box stage at PBT, located at 800 Rocky Hill Road. An audition reservation is recommended; walk-ins will be seen in order of arrival. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. July 13 and 20. Rehearsals are Thursdays (6-9 p.m.) and Sundays (noon-4 p.m.) beginning Thursday, June 12. Actors will receive a stipend. For information, visit www.PBTheatre.org. Email audition request to info@PBTheatre.org or call 508-224-4888.
Before- and after-school care
PLYMOUTH – If you need before- and after-school care for the 2014-2015 school year, the Plymouth Y can help. Get your spot now at your Plymouth elementary school. Spots are available for morning care at PSMS. Call 508-888-2290 for more information or visit the website at www.oldcolonyymca.org/plymouth.
Emergency preparedness exercise at Pilgrim Station
PLYMOUTH – Wednesday, April 30, beginning at approximately 8 a.m., Entergy employees at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, along with responders from local, state and federal emergency response organizations, will conduct a Hostile Action Based emergency preparedness exercise at the plant.
This exercise is being conducted to assure Pilgrim Station’s Emergency Response Organization and Offsite Response Organizations are adequately trained in the event of a security emergency at Pilgrim Station. Pilgrim Station held its first Hostile Action Based drill in 2009. This will be Pilgrim Station’s first HAB evaluated exercise.
Response to the event by emergency responders will be evaluated by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). All operating U.S. nuclear power plants are evaluated by both agencies, typically on a biennial basis.
In addition to the Pilgrim Station ERO, this exercise will include the emergency planning zone towns of Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Duxbury and Marshfield; the reception area towns and cities of Bridgewater, Taunton and Braintree; the Plymouth Police and Fire departments; the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department; the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA); the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; the Massachusetts State Police; Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Coast Guard.
For more information about the exercise, contact Joyce McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-430-8847.
PLYMOUTH – Family and friend caregivers living on the South Shore are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Partnership of the South Shore Educational Conference and Caregiver Day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. The program, which includes speakers and a panel discussion, will be held at the Plymouth Council on Aging, at 44 Nook Road. Caregivers are welcome free of admission; professionals may attend for a fee.
The main speakers for the program include Dr. David Lowell, a board certified neurologist and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital chief medical officer on Cape Cod. He developed the Spaulding Center for Geriatric Neurology. He will address “Brain and Behavior: Understanding and Coping with Changes in Dementias.” Beverly Moore, RN, CS, owner of StillMee, an Alzheimer’s coaching support company, will speak on “How to Empower the Caregiver Using the CVS Model of Caregiving.” A panel of experts within the senior-care industry will round out the program with a question and answer period.
Page 9 of 31 – A box lunch will be provided and participants may enjoy Reiki, chair massages and aromatherapy throughout the day in the relaxation rooms set up for the conference. Respite care options are available for the day of the conference; call Kathy Ward at 508-584-1561. Professionals attending the program must pay a fee of $ 40. CEUs are also available for nursing or social work. For more information, call Hilary Troia at 781-924-5694.
Pilgrim Hall Museum’s April lecture series
PLYMOUTH – Pilgrim Hall Museum, located at 75 Court St., will offer morning lectures on historical topics, often related to current and upcoming exhibitions at the museum, at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in April.
April 30, in anticipation of Pilgrim Hall Museum’s main exhibition, “Plymouth Witness to the Civil War” (which opens May 17), Patrick Browne, Pilgrim Hall Museum executive director, will discuss the political atmosphere in Plymouth prior to the war and the men and units from Plymouth who served in the war.
Lectures are included with museum admission and are free for museum members and Plymouth residents. Coffee is served at 9:30 and the lectures begin at 10 a.m.
Pilgrim Hall Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week (closed Christmas Day and the month of January). For information, call 508-746-1620 or visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org.
For nonresidents Museum admission is $ 8 per adult, $ 7 per senior (62-plus), $ 6 per AAA members, $ 5 per child (5-17), or $ 25 per family (two adults with their children ages 5-17).
History of Plymouth Cordage Park
PLYMOUTH – Quincy College Life-Long Learning Program, “You’ve Got the Floor” Speaker Series, will host its first event at the college’s Plymouth campus at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. It will be held in the Plymouth Cordage Museum located at the tower entrance of 36 Cordage Park. The featured topic, “The History of Plymouth Cordage Park,” will be presented by Bill Rudolph, a Plymouth native and former curator for the museum. Plymouth Cordage Park is now home to Quincy College’s Plymouth campus, in addition to many local businesses. This event is free and open to the public.
The Plymouth Cordage Company was a rope-making company located on the waterfront at Cordage Park in North Plymouth from 1824 to 1970. During “the age of sail,” rope manufacturing was at its peak and the Plymouth Cordage Company was the largest employer with nearly 2,000 workers. By the 1960s, the company could no longer withstand the competitive economy and declared bankruptcy. In 1980, Rudolph, the heir of the Cordage Park Company, became the general manager as it transitioned from industrial to retail and commercial space. He founded the Cordage Park Museum in 2005 and remained the curator until his recent retirement. At this event, he will share the history of Cordage Park dating as far back as the 1870s.
Page 10 of 31 – If you have any questions in connection with this program, or are interested in participating as a guest speaker, contact Fred Doyle at email@example.com.
Relay For Life team captains meeting
PLYMOUTH – Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth will hold a team captains meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at PartyLite, located at 59 Armstrong Road in Plymouth Industrial Park. PartyLite is a major sponsor and participant in this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Information will be provided on forming a team, what it takes to be a team captain, how to use the website, what is involved in fundraising and other details about the Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth. Teams can sign up, individuals can volunteer, survivors can get support and businesses can learn about sponsorships and more at this meeting. This year’s theme is “Carnival” with teams encouraged to create costumes and decorate their campsites in a “State Fair” motif.
The Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth will be held Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at Plymouth South High School. Last year, 513 walkers on 41 teams and 91 cancer survivors raised more than $ 165,000 in this important event to stop cancer. The event covers the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Kingston and Plympton. For information about forming a team, contact Lisa Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-831-4937. For details about the 2014 Relay For Life, contact Jennie Babcock, event chairman, at email@example.com or 508-254-9320, or go to the local website at www.relayforlife.org/gtrplymouthma.
Presentation by author Michael Tougias
BOURNE – Michael J. Tougias, co-author of “Rescue of the Bounty,” will give a dramatic visual presentation about this event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Bourne Historical Society, located at 30 Keene St. The program is free and open to the public.
The tall ship Bounty, featured in the Marlon Brando movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” sank during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The captain and a crewmember perished in the accident but the Coast Guard performed harrowing helicopter rescues to save the other 14 sailors. Tougias will use slides of the storm, the survivors and the rescue to make this “an edge-of-your seat” visual program. A book signing will follow the program, and the presentation is suitable for all ages.
Tougias, known for his fast-paced writing style and character-driven stories, has written several true survival thrillers, including “The Finest Hours,” which is currently being made into a major motion picture by the Disney Corporation. Visit www.michaeltougias.com for more information.
‘Talk of the Towne’
PLYMOUTH – The live PACTV call-in show, “Talk of the Towne,” is cablecast Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on channels 13 (for Comcast customers) and 43 (for Verizon subscribers). Visit www.pactv.org for details or call 508-830-6999. Karen Buechs hosts the show unless otherwise noted.
Page 11 of 31 – April 30: The host will be Plymouth Selectman Belinda Brewster. Guests: Mathew Muratore, chairman of the Board of Selectmen; John Moody, chairman of the Finance Committee; and Marc Garret, chairman of the Industrial Land Use Committee.
Plymouth Aero Club accepting scholarship applications
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Aero Club is accepting applications through April 30 for its annual aviation scholarship program, open to eligible residents throughout Plymouth County. This program is available to high school seniors and college students interested in furthering various careers in the aviation field. For information, contact Bob Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Plymouth Aero Club, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Free shade trees
Join the Arbor Day Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. New members will receive the following trees: red oak; sugar maple; weeping willow; baldcypress; thornless honeylocust; pin oak; river birch; tuliptree; silver maple; and red maple. The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25.
The trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting instructions at the right time for planting in April or May. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $ 10 contribution by April 30 to Ten Free Shade Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or visit arborday.org/april.
Ghost stories submissions
MIDDLEBOROUGH – The editors at Rock Village Publishing are seeking true ghost stories for a forthcoming book about hauntings, ghastly deeds or weird goings-on in Plymouth, Carver and surrounding towns. You may submit your story either by regular mail or by email. Be sure to include your address and phone number. Your story may be of any length. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar; the editors will take care of that.
State whether photographs are available but do not include them with your submission. If your story is accepted, you will be notified and you will receive a copy of the book when it is published sometime next year. Mail your story by April 30 to Rock Village Publishing, 41 Walnut St., Middleborough MA 02346. Do not send originals (copies only). No stories will be returned. Or you can email your story to email@example.com and enter “Ghost” in the subject line of your email.
Donations for Chrissy’s Charity bazaar
PLYMOUTH – Chrissy’s Charity is preparing for its May bazaar, which will take place at St. Mary’s Parish Center in North Plymouth, across from Ernie’s Restaurant. The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. Help the charitable needs of St. Mary Church and the community by donating items for the white elephant tables and food tables as well as any unwanted jewelry, even broken, and rosaries.
Page 12 of 31 – Take all donations to the parish center from 8 a.m. to noon May 22 and 23. No large furniture or clothing, please. The special prayer bracelets will be available at a one-time lower price. Buy extra, as these are not always available. If you have questions, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or Brenda at 781-585-8954, or email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominate a garden for tour
PLYMOUTH – The Evening Garden Club will hold its annual garden tour June 21. If you have a friend or neighbor whose garden you admired last year, nominate it for the tour. Gardens do not have to be nominated. You can even show off your own garden. Call Eve at 508-746-2087. For further information on the Evening Garden Club of Plymouth, visit www.eveninggardenclub.org. For information on joining the club, call Jeanne Burnell at 508-747-1975 or email email@example.com.
Call for vendors
PLYMOUTH – The Black and White Club will hold its annual spring sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on the greens at Plymouth Sails Realty, located at 177 Sandwich St., on 3A, just south of town center. Limited vendor spaces are available for rent at $ 25. Artists, crafters, artisans and trash and treasure collectors are encouraged to attend the sale. Call 508-747-6003, ext. 15, for details. The Black and White Club was established in 1885 to foster interest in arts and crafts. Over the decades, it has supported artists and explored various art forms. Many celebrated artists have shared their crafts, including basketry, knitting, rug hooking, gardening and oil, charcoal and watercolors. Proceeds from the sale will be used for scholarships for the Plymouth high schools.
Art by Heidi Mayo students at PACTV Gallery
PLYMOUTH – Heidi Mayo and her students at the Top of the World Studio Gallery invite the public to their sixth annual art exhibit at the PACTV Gallery, located at 4 Collins Ave. This year’s show will represent more than 20 gifted young artists from Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury, Hanover and Chestnut Hill. The show runs through May 12, during PACTV’s operating hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Heidi Mayo’s Fun Fine Art Instruction employs her knowledge and experience as an award-winning pastel and mixed-media artist and PSA (Pastel Society of America) member to teach all aspects of fine art to students in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Artists of all ages and experience are welcome to join classes at the Top of the World Studio Gallery in North Plymouth, where she offers her classes. You can often see her work in the Russell Gallery at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Artist Exposure on Howland Street, at the Top of the World Studio Gallery Facebook page and at www.heidimayo.com. For more information, call 508-747-5467.
Page 13 of 31 – Deadline extended for fuel assistance applications
PLYMOUTH – Patricia A. Daly, executive director of South Shore Community Action Council Inc., announced that the deadline to apply for fuel assistance has been extended through Thursday, May 15 (original deadline was April 30). In addition, benefit levels for fuel assistance households were also increased due to a state appropriation in March. Benefit levels for the heating season for delivered-fuel households now range from $ 580 to $ 1,385 depending on income level. For utility-heated households, assistance ranges from $ 280 to $ 665 for the heating season.
Eligibility for fuel assistance also provides 12 months of discounts on electric, natural gas and Verizon telephone bills, as well as potential eligibility for free weatherization and free heating system repair.
Anyone who did not receive an application in the mail and feels that they may qualify is encouraged to visit the office at 265 South Meadow Road in Plymouth. Applicants may fill out applications, on a daily first-come, first-served, signup basis with an authorized intake worker from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. After-hours appointments for households employed during the day can be requested by calling the office. Phone calls via a live operator are accepted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 508-746-6707 or toll free 877 FUEL AID. There is also a 24-hour voice response phone system which, using a touch tone phone, enables applicants and clients to find out about how the fuel assistance program works, to access the status of their application, to hear a list of payments made, and for heating companies to access daily or weekly oil pricing and payment histories. Clients with rotary phones should hold the line and they will be transferred to a live operator.
New applicants must bring proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members over 18, picture identification and proof of street address. Households who have used the same primary heat source for at least 12 months should bring copies of their heating bills for the 12 months prior to application for a potentially higher fuel assistance benefit level. For applicants in an emergency situation (completely out of fuel or utilities shut off), all income and other information must be brought in to the office the day you apply in order to receive emergency assistance.
Eligibility is based on gross income and household size. The maximum allowable income guidelines are as follows: $ 32,065 income limit for one-person household, $ 41,932 income limit for two-person household, $ 51,798 income limit for three-person household, $ 61,664 income limit for four-person household and $ 71,530 income limit for five-person household.
Volunteer sites that take applications and their contact numbers include Plymouth COA (elderly only), 508-830-4230 and Plymouth Veterans Services (veterans only), 508-747-1620, ext. 172. For further information, you may call SSCAC Fuel Assistance at 508-746-6707 or toll free 877 FUEL AID or visit the website for a complete listing of volunteer sites and their contact information and hours for fuel assistance applications at www.sscac.org.
Page 14 of 31 – Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center open house
KINGSTON – The Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center will hold an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, for preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Tours will be provided, with an opportunity to speak with faculty, administrators and parents. Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center is located at 251 Bishops Highway in Kingston. Visit the website at www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511, ext. 338, for more information.
Blood drives in May
PLYMOUTH – The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of May. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Donate blood and you will also have the chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the “Blood Donor of the Game.” Prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.
Thursday, May 1: 1-6 p.m., Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St.
Friday, May 9: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 275 Sandwich St.
Saturday, May 17: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Plymouth Lodge AF&AM, 116 South Meadow Road
Thursday, May 22: 1:30-6:30 p.m., Swift Memorial United Methodist Church, 82 Old Plymouth Road
Thursday, May 29: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 275 Sandwich St.
Plymouth candidates debate
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters invites local citizens to a candidates debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Plymouth Town Hall. The only contested race for the May 10 election is for the Board of Selectmen. All three candidates for the two open seats will participate
In addition, there will be a presentation by Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim in support of ballot question #1, which the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters also supports. It concerns dry cask storage of high level radioactive waste at Pilgrim nuclear plant. The event is free and all voters are encouraged to attend this live citizen’s education event. It will also be broadcast live on local cable. See cable schedules for rebroadcasts.
The League is soliciting debate questions from Plymouth citizens. Contact Martha Vautrain, voter service chairman, at 508-746-8606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Elks meat raffle
PLYMOUTH – A meat raffle is held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Plymouth Elks Lodge, 52 Long Pond Road, Plymouth.
‘Importance of Being Earnest’ performances
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Community Theatre will present Oscar Wilde’s iconic “The Importance of Being Earnest” two weekends in May at the Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, The Spire, located at 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth. Peter Trenouth, of Plymouth, is the director and Elizabeth Hester, also of Plymouth, is the stage manager.
Page 15 of 31 – The cast for “The Importance of Being Earnest” features Helen Churchill, Bill Driscoll, Amanda Hayter, Elliott Levy and Elizabeth Soule, of Plymouth; James Gifford and Paul McCuen, of Marshfield; and Susan Wyoral of Duxbury.
The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 and 9-10; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 and 11. Tickets are $ 20 for the 8 p.m. shows and $ 18 for the 3 p.m. shows. Seating is general admission; first-come, first-served. Tickets are available online at www.plymouthcommunitytheatre.net or in person at The Spire 30 minutes before the show.
Hometown Cleanup Day
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Hometown Cleanup Day is Saturday, May 3 (rain day May 4). People all over Plymouth are invited to pick up trash in their favorite parks, playgrounds, gardens and neighborhoods. Register a group or find one that’s already been organized by visiting networkofopenspacefriends.org, call Patrick Farah at Town Hall at 508-747-1620, ext. 204, or email email@example.com.
Free electronic waste collection events
The South Shore Recycling Cooperative is coordinating free electronic waste collection events with CRTRecycling of Brockton, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the following Saturdays.
May 3: South Shore Voc. Tech. High School, 476 Webster St., Hanover
May 17: Rockland Transfer Station, Beech Street
June 7: Scituate Transfer Station, 280 Driftway
June 21: TBA
Residents, businesses and municipal departments from SSRC member towns Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Kingston, Middleboro, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth and Whitman, as well as neighboring towns, may take the following items for recycling at no charge.
Take any item with an electrical cord or circuit board including: televisions, computer peripherals and monitors, computers, laptops, printers, DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, radios, cell phones, telephones, fax machines, toasters, irons, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and dryers.
CRTRecycling is an R2 Certified electronics recycler. For more information, go to ssrcoop.info.
Sacred Heart Springfest
KINGSTON – Visit the Sacred Heart campus at 399 Bishops Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, for a day of fun for the whole family. The spring sports teams will all be in action, students from elementary through high school will be performing at the outdoor coffeehouse, you can check out the art show or just grab some great food and hang out. There will also be magic, face painting, a bouncy house and more for the kids. Sacred Heart’s state of the art Early Childhood Center will be open to tours from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. See www.sacredheartkingston.com if you have any questions.
Sheep Day at Soule Homestead
MIDDLEBOROUGH – The annual Sheep Day/Earth Day event will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Soule Homestead Education Center, located at 46 Soule St. in Middleborough. Every year Andy Rice, sheep shearer, entertainer and educator, returns to work his magic on the Soule Homestead flock while onlookers gather inside the barn to watch. Another highlight is Rich Seaman’s sheepdogs at work during one of the exhibitions planned at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Spectators at these shows will discover that sheepdogs are bred for one thing and they do it with panache.
Page 16 of 31 – Special exhibitions are planned throughout the day and there will also be handcrafts made by Soule Homestead volunteers and local artisans, along with the annual community yard sale. Reserve a table, for $ 5, in advance and sell your treasures under the tent during the event. Baked goods, hot dogs and refreshments will be available.
Admission is $ 5 per adult; $ 2 per child (under 12 years); children under 3 admitted free. One free admission per membership or become a member at the event; WGBH members may buy one admission and get one free. Call 508-947-6744 or browse the website www.soulehomestead.org or www.facebook.com/soulehomestead for more information.
Kitchen and garden tour
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Garden Club will hold a fundraising kitchen/garden tour of six houses, seven kitchens and one celebrity garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $ 25 prepaid and $ 30 the day of the tour. Tickets will be sold at the Pilgrim Sands Motel on Warren Avenue the day of the tour. Eight themed raffle baskets will also be available at the Pilgrim Sands. For ticket information, call Tina at 508-224-5186 or email TCAP47@gmail.com.
Race to Save a Species 5K
PLYMOUTH – Saturday, May 3, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), together with the RooBar and Plymouth Rock Racing, will host the second annual Race to Save a Species 5K. The race will begin at 10 a.m. at the Roo Bar, located at 10 Cordage Park Circle, with registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The racecourse will take runners along Plymouth’s waterfront, right past the waters WDC is working to protect.
This will be a great event for beginners and families, with a free whale-themed obstacle course for children, raffle prizes and an after-party grill at the RooBar with libations courtesy of Cisco Brewers. All proceeds will support WDC’s efforts to increase protections for North Atlantic right whales, a critically endangered species. For more information go to www.whales.org or call WDC at 508-746-2522.
Burial Hill tour
PLYMOUTH – Local guide Joyce Poremski will lead a free tour of Burial Hill at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3. “Finding Jane Goodwin Austin” will offer an intriguing view of the once-famous 19th-century novelist who fictionalized the histories of Plymouth families, including the Standishes and the LeBarons.
Each year through 2020, the Plymouth Antiquarian Society will present “Burial Hill: History in Progress,” a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds. Free tours will be offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month (except January). Local historians and guides Stephen O’Neill, Karin Goldstein and Joyce Poremski join Antiquarian Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics. The tour will meet at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; please wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.
Page 17 of 31 – Steampunk Moon Extravaganza
PLYMOUTH – The Magical Moon Foundation (MMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families and children living with cancer, has opened registration for its annual fundraising benefit event, Once Upon a Steampunk Moon Extravaganza, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Memorial Hall, located at 83 Court St. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bar and auction will be open at that time. An Elite VIP reception will immediately follow, from 9 to 11 p.m.
Once Upon a Steampunk Moon Extravaganza invents a world of magic and empowerment allowing guests to look at life’s challenges and find joy in its possibilities, while celebrating MMF’s mission. The benefit transforms Memorial Hall into a world of Steampunk imagination and reinvention, where children are free to roam in a kingdom without cancer, and where guests have the opportunity to help children living with cancer to survive and to thrive.
Tickets are $ 100, and include theatre performance, live music, auctions and grand cocktail reception. Upgrade your experience to include the Elite VIP reception to your ticket for $ 200. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. Ticket availability is limited due to capacity. Proceeds benefit the Magical Moon Foundation mission. Registration is now open online at www.magicalmoon.org. To learn more about the Magical Moon Foundation and to register online for the Once Upon a Steampunk Moon Extravaganza, visit www.magicalmoon.org.
Brother Sun concert at Beal House
KINGSTON – South Shore Folk Music Club will present Brother Sun (singers-songwriters Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor) in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston. The trio fuses folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing. Tickets are $ 20 per member and $ 22 per non-member. Advance tickets are available from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/487340. For details, see www.ssfmc.org.
‘Mega yard sale’ fundraiser
PLYMOUTH – A “mega yard sale,” sponsored by the Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, rain or shine, in the Walgreens parking lot, located at 165 Samoset St. Teams participating in this year’s Relay For Life will offer a variety of items for sale, attic treasures of all shapes and sizes, as well as crafts, baked goods and more. Proceeds will benefit this important community fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, held June 21 and 22 at Plymouth South High School. A second mega yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Teams interested in participating in the mega yard sale can sign up at the April 30 team captains meeting at PartyLite, or email email@example.com.
‘Touch a Truck’ event
Page 18 of 31 – PLYMOUTH – The Old Colony YMCA-Plymouth branch will host its third annual “Touch a Truck” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Colony Place parking lot, near Sleepy’s and Walmart.
The event will feature more than 20 trucks for children and their families to climb, explore and learn about, plus other entertainment such as music from WPLM 99.1, a live DJ, moon walk, face painting, popcorn and live demonstrations from some of the participating companies.
Admission is $ 5 per person at the door, and all proceeds from the event will support the Y’s annual campaign, which helps children and families in need. For more information, call the Plymouth branch at 508-888-2290, or visit the website at oldcolonyymca.org/Plymouth.
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH – Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at 11 North St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., the music starts at noon, followed by poetry at 12:45 and an open mike at 1:15. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit www.ptaow.com. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Plymouth Cultural Council.
May 4: Dimitris Lyacos and Faye George
June 8: Jacquline Maloney and Molly Lynn Watt
Sept. TBA: Poetry Showcase
Oct. 12: January O’Neil and Louise Dery Wells
Nov. 9: Elizabeth McKim and Barbara S. Carlson
Junior Eagles hockey tryouts
PLYMOUTH – The Junior Eagles hockey team will hold tryouts for the 2014-2015 junior high season. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, upstairs at the Armstrong rink in Plymouth. There is a $ 50 nonrefundable fee to try out. Checks can be made payable to Plymouth Jr. Eagles. Tryouts will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and again from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Armstrong rink.
Players need to attend both tryouts. Any Plymouth player who will be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade next year is encouraged to try out. The Mission of the Jr. Eagles is to develop the hockey skills of the players along with guiding them in areas of academics, attitude, work ethic and community service. Tryout forms can be found at www.eteamz.com/plymouthjreagles.
Jaguar football and cheerleading registration
PLYMOUTH – Jaguar registration night for football players and cheerleaders will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the front of Plymouth South High School. Meet the coaches and have your questions answered. Free Jaguar T-shirt to the first 75 football players and cheerleaders who register. Fee for registration is $ 175 for cheerleaders and $ 135 for football for one child with a maximum of $ 320 per family. All players and cheerleaders will need a copy of their birth certificate and medical release. Look for the new website to launch soon at PSYF.com (no longer dot org). Various positions are available on the board and volunteers are needed. Show your Jaguar pride and help out.
Page 19 of 31 – Plymouth Area Coalition fundraiser
PLYMOUTH – Wednesday, May 7, Speedwell Tavern, located at 47 Main St., will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Plymouth Area Coalition. For details, call the Coalition at 781-582-2010 or visit www.plymouthareacoalition.org.
MANOMET – The Manomet Knitters will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Manomet Branch Library, located at 12 Strand Ave. This group is open and free to all who are interested in knitting or crocheting. Hang out, work on projects or chat in a casual environment. Upcoming dates: May 21, June 4 and 18 and July 2, 16 and 30. For more information, email Frances at fbrigandi@comca