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The deadline for a submission for Briefly is noon the Friday prior to it appearing in the paper, though earlier submission is encouraged. Your news will also appear online at Wicked Local Carver.
Edaville summer reading promotion
CARVER â€” Edaville Family Theme Park will reward outstanding academic performance by offering free admission to students up to the eighth grade who have completed their summer reading. Students will receive one free admission with the purchase of a 4 and older gate admission ticket every Monday in August. For more information, visit http://edaville.com/promotions/summer-reading-reward-7.
Carver preschool program screenings
CARVER â€“ The Carver Public Schools Preschool Program, located at the Carver Elementary School, is scheduling appointments for screenings for role model slots for the 2018-2019 school year. Screenings will be held by appointment only on Friday, Sept. 7.
A screening is required for acceptance into the program. Children considered are those who do not currently receive special education services and are not in need of special education services.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate age appropriate skills (within 6 months) in the areas of speech and language, cognitive/school readiness, fine and gross motor development, and social/emotional and behavioral development.
In addition, a child must be at least 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2018, and toilet trained. They must also be a resident of Carver and families must provide transportation to and from the program.
Those children found eligible will be entered into a lottery. Appropriate role model students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. Please note that slots are limited.
This program for role model students is a fee based program. We offer several sessions, and the fee for each half day session is $12.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Carver Elementary School office at 508-866-6210.
Absentee ballots for state primary
CARVER â€” Absentee ballots are now available for the state primary election to be held Sept. 4. The last day to absentee vote is Aug. 31, before 5 p.m.
You may vote absentee for the following reasons: (1) Absence from the town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious beliefs.
There are presently three political parties in Massachusetts:Â Democratic (D),Â Republican (R) andÂ Libertarian (L). If you have selected one of these three parties as your voter registration enrollment, you may only select that partiesâ€™ ballot to vote in the primary election. If you are registered as â€śNo Party (Unenrolled)â€ť (U) or what is commonly referred to as â€śindependentâ€ť, you have the option of selecting any one of the three political party ballots available as listed above.
As of 2015, if you are enrolled in a political designation you may also select from one of the three political party ballots available as listed above. A list of political designations are available on the Secretary of the Commonwealthâ€™s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.
You may change your enrollment status by notifying the Town Clerkâ€™s Office in writing at least 20 days before an election. The last day to change your enrollment status or register to vote for the State Primary is Aug. 15. from 9 a.m.Â to 8 p.m.
For further information, please contact the Town Clerkâ€™s Office at 508-866-3403.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park 2018 schedule
PLYMOUTH â€” Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water St., has announced its 2018 Interpretive Programming schedule.
Park Walking Tours: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each tour lasts 30-40 minutes. Take a guided walk with park staff. Topics vary day to day. Check the flyer on the park kiosk for the description of each dayâ€™s events. Meet at the park kiosk near the bathroom.
Itâ€™s All About that Rock: Run throughout the day, check the A-frame next to the rock for more details. World-famous Plymouth Rock is said to be the site of the Pilgrimsâ€™ landing in 1620. In this 10-minute program, the group will discuss the reasons Plymouth Rock remains important today. Meet in the Plymouth Rock Portico.
All programs are free. Programs are appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 508-208-0675.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Pilgrim Progress will take place at 6 p.m. on Fridays in August and at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
This reenactment of the Pilgrimsâ€™ Sabbath procession to worship begins at the Mayflower Society House. Costumed participants represent the 51 survivors of the first harsh winter of 1621. They will assemble to the beat of a drum. The Progress will proceed along the waterfront past Plymouth Rock, up Leyden Street to the site of the first fort meetinghouse on Burial Hill, where the Pilgrims met for worship. The Psalms sung are taken from â€śThe Book of Psalmsâ€ť by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. The passages read by Elder Brewster are usually from Governor Bradfordâ€™s â€śOf Plymouth Plantationâ€ť or other Pilgrim sources. After the brief worship service, the march will continue down through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House on North Street.
For more information visit the Facebook page â€śThe Pilgrim Progress.â€ť
Events at The Spire
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents eclectic entertainment at 25 1/2 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. The Spire is handicap accessible; parking is available street side and in public lots in close proximity. For more information, to order tickets online or to learn more about The Spire, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.
Aug. 18: Larry Carlton, 8 p.m., $62/$99
Aug. 31: Seth Glier, 8 p.m., $20
Sept. 1 : Spire Irish Festival featuring John Doyle Trio, 7 p.m., $30
Sept. 6 : Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 7 : Dana Fuchs, 8 p.m., $28
Sept. 8 : Vinnie Favoritoâ€”Unfiltered, 8 p.m., $25
Sept. 12: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 13: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 14 : Rita Coolidge, 8 p.m., $60
Sept. 15: Jim Kweskin, 8 p.m., $22
Sept. 20: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 21: Scott Sharrard, 8 p.m., $20
Sept. 22: The Love Dogs, 8 p.m., $22
Sept. 26: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 27: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5
Sept. 28: Roomful of Blues, 8 p.m., $35
Sept. 29: Hal Ketchum, 8 p.m., $24
Edaville Family Theme Park character weekends
CARVER â€” Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will feature this character date: Pete the Cat Weekend, Aug. 25-26
In addition, Edaville Family Theme Park will host a show every operational day in Thomas Land at Tidmouthâ€™s Shed with Sir Topham Hat.
For more information, visit http://edaville.com.
Carver Farmers’ Market
CARVER â€” The Carver Farmers’ Market is open from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 28, rain or shine, in Shurtleff Park on Route 58 across from the Carver Town Hall. There will be fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh eggs, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, herbs, shrubs, crafts, food vendors, live music and more. Admission is free. For information, call 508-866-2428 or 508-944-3194.
PCA Art History/Appreciation course
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Center for the Arts will offer an Art History/Appreciation course with art historian Michael Rose from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28 at the Russell Gallery, 11 North St.
This interactive class will focus on discussions of historic artworks, ranging from Medieval to Modern. Participants will develop a better understanding of the techniques and philosophies that have shaped art making.
Rose has been the gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club since 2014. With degrees and certificates from Providence College and New York University, Rose has published and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design and also spoken at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The cost of this course is $135 for members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit http://artsplymouth.org.
2018 Project Arts summer concert Series
PLYMOUTH – The Project Arts of Plymouth free summer concert series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 134 Court St., the grounds of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available on the street, in the downtown lots and at the former Bennyâ€™s parking lot down the street. Food and beverage vendors will line the grounds.
The Fey Band with 3rd Left Aug. 22
Steve Smith & The Nakeds Aug. 29
2018 summer concert series
PLYMOUTH â€” L. Knife & Sons Inc. hosts the free Thursday summer concert series. Thursday concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce lawn, 134 Court St. in Plymouth.
Aug. 23: Moonlight Serenaders
Aug. 30: Moonlight Serenaders
Sept. 6: Legion Bud Band
Postponed concerts will be held the following Tuesday.
Plymouth Farmersâ€™ Market
PLYMOUTH â€‹â€” â€‹The Plymouth Farmersâ€™ Market is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave. Join nearly 50 producer-only vendors and discover locally grown foods, meet returning and new farmers, including four certified organic food-makers, artisans and local musicians. The outdoor season runs through October, rain or shine, on the grassy field at Plimoth Plantationâ€™s River Street entrance. Take a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a meal listening to local live bands.
Get the Led Out at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH â€” Spectacle Management will present Get the Led Out at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Get the Led Out is a well-known Led Zeppelin cover band and Philadelphia-based group that consists of six veteran musicians. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought online at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Mental health craft fair fundraiser
PLYMOUTH â€” A craft fair sponsored by Southeast Recovery Learning Community and hosted by NAMI Plymouth Area and the Department of Mental Health will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Department of Mental Health, 38 Industrial Park Road.
All proceeds will help provide activities for young adults, ages 18-26, living with a mental health condition in the Southeast area. In addition to the craft booths, there will be a white elephant booth, activities for the kids, raffles and silent auction items, a bake sale, refreshments and live music.
State Rep. Susan Williams Gifford office hours
CARVER â€” State Rep. Susan Williams Gifford, R-Wareham, announced her next Carver office hours from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at Carver Town Hall, Selectmanâ€™s Conference Room, 205, 108 Main St. At these meetings, residents will be able to meet with the Gifford or her legislative aide one-on-one. Meetings can also be scheduled by appointment. For appointments or more information, residents may call the Boston Office at 617-722-2100, the District Office at 508-295-5999, or email Gifford at Susan.Gifford@MAHouse.gov.
Summer Family Fun Thursday Nights
PLYMOUTH â€” Residents are invited to join Old Colony YMCA Plymouth for Summer Family Fun Thursday Nights at Camp Clark, 200 Hedges Pond Road, and the Plymouth Branch, 2 Greenside Way South.
These events are free for Old Colony YMCA members, and nonmembers can join during one of these events. New members will get the first month free with a no join fee. Member VIP Golden Ticket includes all of the Thursday Night events. Aug. 23: 6:30 p.m. Child Care Open House; Disney Movie on the Green
South Middleborough Grange Agricultural Fair
MIDDLEBOROUGH â€” South Middleborough Grange will host the 61st annual Agricultural Fair on Aug. 25 at the South Middleborough Grange Hall, Route 28, 570 Wareham St. in Middleborough.
Any Massachusetts resident may enter homemade or home grown items such as vegetables, flowers, fruits, cranberries, canning, needlework, baked goods, honey, photography and eggs. There are classes for youth, ages 5 to 14, as of Jan. 1, as well as adult classes. Exhibits will be received from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and from 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 25. No entries will be received after noon as judging will take place shortly thereafter.
The fair opens to the public for exhibit viewing at 1:30 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, exhibits can be viewed and a baked food table will be available. At 6 p.m., a baked chicken dinner will be available. Cost for the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The menus comprises of cranberry juice, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, choice of beverage and brownie and ice cream for dessert.
The traditional fair auction featuring vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be held at 7 p.m. Fairbooks are available at the Middleborough Public Library or by contacting Sandra Jefferson at 508-866-7845 or email@example.com, or Caroline LaCroix at 508-947-1904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Carver Class of 1978 40th reunion
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Carver Class of 1978 will host its 40th reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St. The event will be catered by Alden Park and music will be provided by the Sugar Bears.
Cost is $50 per person. Any additional donations will go toward the 50th class reunion or scholarships. Make checks payable to PC Class of 1978 and send to 21 Fox Hollow, Plymouth MA 02360. For information, call 239-774-2000.
Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 40th reunion
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth-Carver Class of 1978 will host its 40th reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St. The event will be catered by Alden Park and music will be provided by the Sugar Bears.
Cost is $50 per person. Any additional donations will go toward the 50th class reunion or scholarships. Make checks payable to PC Class of 1978 and send to 21 Fox Hollow, Plymouth MA 02360, before Aug. 1. Space is limited. For information, call 239-774-2000 and ask for Kathy.
â€‹Edaville Family Theme Park offers military appreciation deals
CARVER â€” â€‹Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., has released its dates for the military appreciation deals that support not only those in service, but their families as well. Dates include Aug. 31, Sept. 1-3, Oct. 5-8 and Nov. 16-19. With a valid ID, all active military personnel, including veterans, will receive free admission to the park. Immediate family members of the military members will receive 50 percent off of their full priced gate admission tickets. For more information, visit http://edaville.com.
Spay Wagginâ€™ services expand to Middleborough
MIDDLEBOROUGH â€” The Animal Rescue League of Bostonâ€™s Spay Wagginâ€™ will begin services at Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.
This the latest stop for the mobile spay and neuter clinic offering high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services for communities throughout the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod. Rotating stops for the Spay Wagginâ€™ currently include Brockton, Falmouth, New Bedford, North Dartmouth, Plymouth, Taunton and Wareham.
For cats, fees are $95 for females, $75 for males and includes veterinary exam; spay or neuter; rabies vaccine; feline distemper vaccine; treatment for fleas, ear mites, and intestinal parasites; and nail trim.
Fees for dogs under 50 pounds are $200 for females, $200 for males; for dogs 50-65 pounds, itâ€™s $300 for females, and $250 for males. Spay and neuter package includes veterinary exam; spay or neuter; rabies vaccine; canine distemper vaccine; and nail trim.
The Spay Wagginâ€™ is by appointment only at 877-590-7729. For appointment questions or any other inquiry, email email@example.com.
East Middleborough 4-H Fair
MIDDLEBOROUGH â€” The 69th annual East Middleboro 4-H Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at the East Middleboro 4-H Clubhouse, Route 105, 183 Thompson St. in Middleborough. Admission and parking to the fair are free. Handicapped parking is available on the fairgrounds as well.
Breakfast will be served between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday at the country kitchen. The country store will be open at 8 a.m. The welcoming ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. along with registration for the cribbage tournament. The rabbit show will be held at 10 a.m. along with the cribbage tournament. The dog show will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The swine show will be held at noon and poultry showmanship will be held at 1:30 p.m.
A pie eating contest will be held at 2:15 p.m. followed by scholarship recognition for 4-H members at 2:45 p.m. The traditional fair auction will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The fair will close at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday, a non-denominational worship service and Blessing of the Animals will be held at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the country kitchen. The Briggs Family Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will be held immediately following registration which starts at 9 a.m. The goat show will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the sheep show at noon. Entries will be received for the 4-H Sunflower Contest. The beef and dairy cow shows will be held at 1:30 p.m. Winners of the sunflower contest will be announced at 2 p.m.
A childrenâ€™s and animal costume contest will be held at 3 p.m. for any child or 4-H member. Sign up at the 4-H show ring at 3 p.m. The fair will close at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
PLYMOUTH â€” First Saturday takes place in downtown Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Saturday each month. Businesses in downtown Plymouth (Court and Main streets and Main Street Extension) stay open a little later and offer special deals. Shop, dine, visit museums, listen to live music throughout the streets and grab a deal. Look for the First Saturday flag displayed outside of all participating merchantsâ€™ doors. Visit www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants. Next event: Sept. 1
Tour Burial Hill
PLYMOUTH â€“ Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents â€śBurial Hill: History in Progress,â€ť a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of Americaâ€™s oldest and most significant burying grounds.
Free tours are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January. Local historians and guides, including Stephen Oâ€™Neill and Joyce Poremski, join Pilgrim Hall Museum Executive Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics.
The tour meets at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes, so wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel the 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.
Sept. 1: â€śPlymoutheans Abroad: Stories of Overseas Travelâ€ť with Anne Mason
Oct. 6: â€śFinding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hillâ€ť with David Landon
Nov. 3: â€śThe Stonecarverâ€™s Artâ€ť with Donna Curtin
Dec. 1: â€śAnimal Talesâ€ť with Anne Mason
Carver Go Gold team community events
Carver â€” The Carver Go Gold team has several community events planned for the month of September to bring awareness to childhood cancer and raise money for research. Last year, the team raised over $10,000 and plan to surpass that this year. In 2017, the Wicked Gold Campaign donated over $85,000 to cancer research and local families impacted by the disease. Upcoming events are as follows:
Alumni Basketball Game: 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Carver High School. Lady Crusader Basketball will play Alumni women at 6:30 p.m. Carver HS boys will play Alumni men after. Tickets are $5 each at the door with a $20 family cap. Merchandise will be available to purchase.
Go Gold Cornhole Tournament: 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at American Legion Post 40, Plymouth. Outside event held rain or shine. Food and drink available for purchase. A 50/50 raffle will be held. Tickets are $50 a team and available at https://gogoldcornhole.eventbrite.com.
All events are listed on our Go Wicked Gold-Carver facebook page at http://facebook.com/gowickedgoldcarver. For more information, email email@example.com.
Poetry: The Art of Words
PLYMOUTH â€“ Poetry: The Art of Words, the Mike Amado Memorial Series, is being held at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 9: Judith Campbell and David DiSarro
Oct. 14: Non-poetry features: Timothy Gager, Daniel Lynn Watt and Virginia Young
South Shore to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s
PLYMOUTH â€” The Alzheimerâ€™s Association South Shore Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s will take place on Sept. 15 at Nelson Memorial Park, 235 Water St. Nearly 2,000 people are expected at this yearâ€™s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Walk participants will complete a 1.1-or 2.1-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimerâ€™s Association. Walk participants will also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
Sign up as a team captain, join a team, or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/SouthShore.
Josh Turner to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH â€“ Country singer Josh Turner will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. He has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49-$79. Visit memorialhall.com/events for tickets or call 877-973-9613.
Dwight Yoakam coming to Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH â€” Spectacle Management will present Dwight Yoakam at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboardâ€™s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakamâ€™s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
Tickets for Dwight Yoakam are $49-$89. Tickets are available for purchase at http://memorialhall.com/ or at 617-531-1257.
Arlo Guthrie to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH â€“ Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Presented by Spectacle Management. The career of Guthrie, a songwriter, singer, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, spans more than 50 years. Tickets are $59-$99. For information: 617-531-1257, memorialhall.com.
Real estate, personal property tax bills
CARVER â€” Carver Treasurer and Tax Collector Lori Henault has announced that first and second quarter fiscal year 2019 Preliminary Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed June 29.
The amounts are due and payable by Nov. 1, Q2, of 2018 and must be received in the tax collectorâ€™s office on or before these dates. Postmark date is not acceptable as payment made if payments are not received in the tax collectorâ€™s office by Aug. 1 and Nov. 1, respectively. Both first and second quarter tax remittances were mailed in the same envelope. The town has adopted Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59 Â§57A that states that unpaid taxes not in excess of $100 shall be due and payable in one installment. This means that any Real Estate or Personal Property Preliminary tax bill that is less than $100.01 will not be sent a Preliminary tax bill. The full yearâ€™s taxes will be billed on the FY19 Q3 tax bill, due Feb. 1, 2019.
Also, per MGL Chapter 60 Â§15, effective July 1, any tax bill remaining unpaid as of the due date will be subject to a demand fee of $10. The demand fee for real estate and personal property tax bills will not be charged until after the due date for the fourth quarter on May 1, 2019.
Residents who are processing a payment online through their bankâ€™s bill pay system must include the bill number, year and type in the Memo field so payment will be properly applied. Residents who are paying multiple bills must include each bill number. If this information is not included, the check may be returned and interest or charges may accrue due to a late payment.
All Fiscal Year 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills remaining unpaid after their respective due dates are subject to 14 percent per annum interest from the due date. This bill can be paid online at http://carverman.gov.
The tax collector’s office will be open to receive payments of taxes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 508-866-3434 for more information.
Ninety Nine Restaurant offers veterans, military special
PLYMOUTH â€” The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that it will celebrate veterans past and present as well as active duty military with special meal dealsÂ Nov. 11.
All 106 Ninety Nine restaurants across New England and Upstate New York will continue the military initiative of honoring veterans and activity duty military which started in 2016.Â All year long, veterans and active duty military who visit their local Ninety Nine can receive a 10 percent food discount offered daily by presenting proof of service. For information: 99restaurants.com.
Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Memorial Hall
PLYMOUTH â€“ Spectacle Management will present the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at 7:20 p.m. Dec. 1 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth.
The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of 10 and 14, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people.
Tickets are $39-$89. For information, visit www.memorialhall.com or call 617-531-1257.
United Parish of Carver offers function room
CARVER â€” The Function Room at United Parish of Carver, 115 Main St., is available for events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, meetings, and more.
With its wide, open rooms, full working kitchen, large parking lot, accessibility for those with mobility concerns and plenty of tables and chairs for up to 125 people, the Function Room can provide for a variety of needs. For more information, call the church office at 508-888-4493, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report a pothole
CARVER – If you see or “experience” a pothole on any town road in Carver, the town asks that you report it immediately by sending its location by email to email@example.com.
Nathan Hale welcomes veterans
PLYMOUTH â€“ Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center hosts free coffee hours for veterans from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at its facility at 763 State Road in Plymouth. The center offers coffee, bagels, cake, donuts and other pastries. Friday is bakery day at the center, so veterans can pick up free bakery goods and as well as other free food and clothing. Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers provides gently used clothing, a food pantry and other free programming at this facility. For more information visit nathanhaleveteransoutreachcenter.com.
Cranberry Hospice seeks volunteers
PLYMOUTH â€” Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care in Plymouth is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to patients and their families, vigil visits at the time of death and to help with day-to-day activities such as running errands and providing local transportation. Also, some volunteers may help with clerical tasks or fundraising activities in the hospice office. In addition, Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care is also seeking veteran volunteers to support the Veteranâ€™s Program, a program that places a veteran volunteer with veteran patients, and volunteers for the Pediatric Palliative Care program Fragile Footprints.
The Cranberry Hospice team and families rely on the dedication and commitment of its volunteers to provide the extra care and open hearts that they bring with them on each visit and every phone call.
Cranberry Hospice provides training to all volunteers. The next training session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 20 at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. The training program will run for the following nine Mondays.
Interested residents should contact Karen Foster, volunteer coordinator, at 508-210-5956, or complete an application and to make an appointment for an interview prior to the start of the training.
Transfer Station, beach stickers available
CARVER â€” Transfer Station and beach stickers for 2017-18 are available at the Permitting Department, 108 Main St. Stickers are $20 for two years and $10 for age 65 and older. Proof of Carver residency is required with name and address, license and registration or tax bill.
Carver Middle School movie pass books
CARVER â€” The Carver Middle School Student Government is selling movie pass books to Flagship Cinema for $25. All proceeds will go back to the students by subsidizing field trips and organizing community service projects. The books contain two free movie passes, four buy-one-get-one-free movie passes and concession discounts. Residents interested in purchasing a movie pass can call Sean Sullivan at 508-866-6196.
Carver Middle High School Student Government collects clothes
CARVER â€” The Carver Middle High School Student Government is collecting gently used clothes at a collection box located outside the Middle School Guidance Department, 60 South Meadow Road, Carver.
Accepted items include menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s clothing, hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, handbags, bed and bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains and tablecloths. For information, call Dave Wechter at 508-866-6318.
Carver Music Boosters launch website
CARVER â€” The Carver Music Boosters recently launched a website at carvermusic.org. The website celebrates the musical accomplishments of Carver students and features notices of upcoming music events in Carver and opportunities for Carver students. The website also acts as a central organizing point for people who wish to support music in Carver. Residents can visit the website to sign up for Carver Music Boosters emails and to learn how to designate Carver Music Boosters as an Amazon Smiles charity of choice.
CARVER – Our Lady of Lourdes in Carver hosts Bingo from 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, at 130 Main St. The doors open at 4 p.m. and paper sales will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Special needs preschool screening
CARVER â€” Residents with children who are preschool-aged, ages 3 to 5, can contact the Carver Public Schools preschool and schedule a screening. Screenings are generally held on the first Friday of the month throughout the school year. To schedule a screening or for information, call Annemarie Blackden at 508-866-6307; Emily Levenson at 508-86-6377; or Lisa Wethington at 508-866-6403.
Al Anon group meets
CARVER â€” The Road to Serenity Al Anon group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings at The Church of the Vine, 3 Wareham St., South Carver, in the downstairs fellowship room. Al Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
CAPT PAL preschool openings
CARVER – CAPT PAL Preschool is accepting applications. CAPT PAL is a traditional preschool offering morning sessions for children ages 2.9 through 5. The preschool is located downstairs at the United parish of Carver church, in Carver center. For more information about the programs available or to request an application, call the school at 508-866-5415.
CARVER – The DCR is offering a full calendar of events in Myles Standish State Forest to engage and educate people of all ages and experience. These events are free and open to the public and are held at 194 Cranberry Road in South Carver, unless otherwise specified. Dress for the weather, wear boots and take water and a snack. Programs may be modified due to trail conditions or cancelled in the event of rain, snow or icy trails. Call ahead to confirm at 508-866-2526. For a trail map, including parking lots, visitmass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mssf3.pdf.
Donations for Chrissyâ€™s Charity
PLYMOUTH â€“ Chrissyâ€™s Charity is in great need for donation of rosaries, even broken, which can be prepared and sent to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They bring great comfort to the troops of any religious denomination or even of no known faith at all in life-threatening situations. The group has sent more than 600 rosaries to date. Also needed is any type of jewelry (even broken), religious medals, four-ply yarn for prayer shawls and beads for the blessed faith bracelets to be given to those facing great health problems at the local hospital. Drop off donations are at both Rockland Trust locations, Court Street and Pilgrim Hill Road in Plymouth, and Balboniâ€™s Drug Store on Court Street in North Plymouth. Call or email Jane at 508-746-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Nautical and military cadet training
BUZZARDS BAY â€“ Gosnold Division and Training Ship Patriot State of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps are welcoming new applicants to the training program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Young men and women between the ages of 11 and 13 who may be interested in nautical or military opportunities are encouraged to join. Training is conducted on alternating Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Harrington Building at Mass. Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay. Interested applicants should contact Lt. Cdr. James McLoughlin at 508-759-8606.
Rent the United Parish hall
CARVER – Looking for somewhere to hold your next bridal shower, birthday party or meeting right here in town? The function room at the United Parish of Carver may be the answer. Its wide-open space with room for 125 people, a full working kitchen and plenty of tables and chairs provides a great space for a variety of needs. For more information, contact Cheryl in the church office at 508-866-4493.
Young Peoplesâ€™ Alliance of Carver
CARVER â€“ YPAC has a home in the former CCAT television studio at Carver Middle High School. YPACâ€™s after-school programs for students in grades 6-8 include free time, homework/tutoring time, physical activities, game time and special programs. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.ypacinc.org. For information, email Executive Director Roger Shores at email@example.com. To volunteer with YPAC, contact YPAC Volunteer Director Mary Ross by personal message on Facebook or call her at 508-397-9239. Daily attendance is not mandatory to register for YPACâ€™s after-school programs.
Stray dogs policy
CARVER â€“ Lakeville Animal Control Officers cannot accept stray dogs from anyone other than the Carver Animal Control Officer. They will accept dogs being surrendered by their owners, as long as the standard $50 surrender fee is paid.
Beach/transfer station stickers
CARVER â€“ Town of Carver beach/transfer station stickers are available in the Building Department at Town Hall. The stickers are $10 for those 65 and over, and $20 for everyone else. Take your license or registration to verify residency.
CARVER â€“ Free playgroups are held Wednesday mornings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Community Room at the Carver Library, located at 2 Meadowbrook Way, for children ages 3 to 5 years with a parent or guardian. The activities are based on science, technology, engineering and math. The program is free to Carver residents as well as families in surrounding communities. Call 508-747-7575, ext. 6247, to register. This is funded through a grant from the state Department of Early Education and Care.
Veteranâ€™s Work-off Program Valor Act
CARVER â€“ The Veteranâ€™s Work-off Program Valor Act is open to any veteran with a DD-214 whose condition of service is other than dishonorable. A veteran, as defined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, must have served a minimum of 90 days on active duty, not active duty for training. A veteran who is an employee of the town of Carver is ineligible to participate in this program. The veteranâ€™s property tax liability is reduced in exchange for the volunteer services. The number of participants is limited. For more information, contact the assessorâ€™s office at 508-866-3410.
Road to Serenity Al Anon support group
CARVER â€“ The Road to Serenity Al Anon group meets from 9:30 to 11 Friday mornings at the Church of the Vine (downstairs in the Fellowship Room), at 5 Wareham St. in South Carver. This is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers.
Coalition seeks donations
KINGSTON â€“ The Plymouth Area Coalition seeks donations of bath towels and washcloths in good, usable condition for parents and children residing in the family shelter program. Deliver your donation to 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston. For more information, call 781-582-2010.
Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing
CARVER â€“ The Carver Fit Club at Blue Angel Healing invites you to attend its weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Blue Angel Healing, in the Landmark Center at 40 North Main St. This is a free health/wellness group dedicated to collectively helping each member reach their fitness goals. All fitness levels are welcome. The club uses workout programs that are pre-approved by Beachbody, and are beginning with the Slim in 6 series by Debbie Seibers. For more information, contact Cindy at 774-773-5467 or Blue Angel Healing at 781-964-6606, or go to facebook.com/carverfitclub.
Old class pictures sought
CARVER â€“ The Carver Historical Commission would like to add old class pictures to its collection. Photos of classes attending the Benjamin Ellis School, the old Center School and the Gov. John Carver School would be appreciated. Identification of pupils is most helpful. Contact Connie Shaw at 508-866-4453 or leave pictures to be loaned or donated at the main desk of the Carver Library.
VNA of Cape Cod
CARVER â€“ Kathy Ganey, a public health nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod, is at the COA every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon for blood pressure checks and on the first Tuesday of the month for glucose testing. Adult immunizations are offered by appointment only, by calling 800-631-3900.
CARVER â€“ Doing some summer cleaning and not quite sure where to put all of the things in that unwanted pile? Donate those items to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouthâ€™s ReStore. Habitatâ€™s ReStore, located on Route 58 in Carver, sells donated materials to contractors and the general public at a discounted price. The proceeds from the sale of all donated items go toward the construction of Habitat homes. No item is too small, as items currently in the ReStore range from windows and home decor to nuts and bolts. As long as itâ€™s still in good condition, the ReStore would love to have it. Donating to the ReStore is also a good way to help the environment by keeping your unwanted items out of landfills. If youâ€™re looking to take in some new items for remodeling projects, stop by the ReStore and save 50-90 percent off retail price on everything in the store. New merchandise comes in on a regular basis from retailers, contractors and individuals. The store is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver, and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about the ReStore and how to volunteer or donate, visit www.hfhplymouth.org or visit the Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore Facebook page.
East Middleboro 4-H to host benefit breakfast
The East Middleboro 4-H will host a public breakfast fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. April 7 at the East Middleboro 4-H Clubhouse, 183 Thompson St., Route 105, East Middleborough.
The breakfast, which benefits a 4-H family whose home was damaged during a winter storm, will include pancakes, sausage and various breakfast beverages. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
For information, visit eastmiddleboro4h.org.
First UU Middleboro to host concert
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro, 25 S. Main St., Middleborough, will host a concert featuring singers from its Chalice Chor at 10:30 a.m. April 8.
The concert, â€śSongs of Faith,â€ť will include various religious arrangements incorporating hymn-singing, solos, flute duets, pianos and organs.
For information, visit uumiddleboro.org or call 508-947-1935.