Thursday, 15 November 2018

Carver news briefs: Sept. 14

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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.

Events at The Spire

PLYMOUTH – 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.

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

South Shore to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s

PLYMOUTH — The Alzheimer’s Association South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sept. 15 at Nelson Memorial Park, 235 Water St. Nearly 2,000 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’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 Alzheimer’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.

Carver Go Gold team community events

Carver — 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:

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 gogold@wickedgoodcause.org.

Carver Farmers’ Market

CARVER — 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.

Josh Turner to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – 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.

Plymouth Farmers’ Market

PLYMOUTH ​— ​The Plymouth Farmers’ 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 Plantation’s River Street entrance. Take a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a meal listening to local live bands.

American Red Cross blood drive

CARVER — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Carver Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Take Me Fishin’ Fishing Festival

CARVER — Myles Standish State Forest, 194 Cranberry Road, will host its Take Me Fishin’ Fishing Festival at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Fearing Pond. Residents can go for the morning or take a picnic lunch and stay for the day. The event will be held rain or shine.

A good supply of fishing poles will be available to borrow; free bait provided. Fishing license not required. Anglers will help novices cast a line and learn about fishing, fishing safety and ethics. Prizes, crafts, raffles and activities make this a family friendly event. It is free and open to all ages and will end at 2 p.m. Raffle, prizes and Myles Standish Photo Contest awards will follow when fishing ends.

Reasonable accommodations are available with advance request by calling 508-866-2526. For more information, visit http://friendsmssf.com. Questions can be emailed to friends@friendsmssf.com.

Spay Waggin’ services expand to Middleborough

MIDDLEBOROUGH — The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Spay Waggin’ 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 Waggin’ 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, it’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 Waggin’ is by appointment only at 877-590-7729. For appointment questions or any other inquiry, email spaywaggin@arlboston.org.

Dwight Yoakam coming to Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — 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 Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’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.

Edaville Family Theme Park offers military appreciation deals

CARVER — ​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 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.

First Saturday

PLYMOUTH — 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 merchants’ doors. Visit www.firstsaturdayplymouth.com or the Facebook page for a list of all participating merchants. Next event: Sept. 1

Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents “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 are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January. Local historians and guides, including Stephen O’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 pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.

Oct. 6: “Finding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hill” with David Landon

Nov. 3: “The Stonecarver’s Art” with Donna Curtin

Dec. 1: “Animal Tales” with Anne Mason

Arlo Guthrie to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – 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.

Poetry: The Art of Words

PLYMOUTH – 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.

Oct. 14: Non-poetry features: Timothy Gager, Daniel Lynn Watt and Virginia Young

Jeff Cohen’s 22nd annual Halloween Party

PLYMOUTH — Jeff Cohen’s 22nd annual Halloween Party benefit will be held from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. in downtown Plymouth.

Costumes are required for entry. Attendees can enjoy dancing, raffles, a silent auction, a costume contest and live entertainment by DJ Gene Dupuis and Shattered. The benefit has raised over $60,000 the past few years for local families who have suffered a loss. The benefit is still seeking sponsors. This event is set up by a committee of volunteers. Tickets are $25 each, cash or checks payable to The Jeff Cohen Charitable Foundation. Tickets will be $25 at the door if they are still available.

Real estate, personal property tax bills

CARVER — 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 collector’s office on or before these dates. Postmark date is not acceptable as payment made if payments are not received in the tax collector’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 §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 year’s taxes will be billed on the FY19 Q3 tax bill, due Feb. 1, 2019.

Also, per MGL Chapter 60 §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 bank’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 — The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that it will celebrate veterans past and present as well as active duty military with special meal deals  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.  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.

Pilgrim Progress

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Progress will take place at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

This reenactment of the Pilgrims’ 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 “The Book of Psalms” by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. The passages read by Elder Brewster are usually from Governor Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” 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 “The Pilgrim Progress.”

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – 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 — 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 unitedparishofcarver@gmail.com.

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 pothole@carverma.org.

Nathan Hale welcomes veterans

PLYMOUTH – 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 — 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 Veteran’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 — 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 — 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 — 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 men’s, women’s and children’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 — 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.

Bingo!

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 — 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 — 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.

Forest fun

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 Chrissy’s Charity

PLYMOUTH – Chrissy’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 Balboni’s Drug Store on Court Street in North Plymouth. Call or email Jane at 508-746-6095 or gingerw2@comcast.net for details.

Nautical and military cadet training

BUZZARDS BAY – 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 Peoples’ Alliance of Carver

CARVER – YPAC has a home in the former CCAT television studio at Carver Middle High School. YPAC’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 ypacinc@gmail.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 YPAC’s after-school programs.

Stray dogs policy

CARVER – 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 – 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.

Free playgroups

CARVER – 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.

Veteran’s Work-off Program Valor Act

CARVER – The Veteran’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 veteran’s property tax liability is reduced in exchange for the volunteer services. The number of participants is limited. For more information, contact the assessor’s office at 508-866-3410.

Road to Serenity Al Anon support group

CARVER – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

Habitat’s ReStore

CARVER – 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 Plymouth’s ReStore. Habitat’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 it’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 you’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, “Songs of Faith,” will include various religious arrangements incorporating hymn-singing, solos, flute duets, pianos and organs.

For information, visit uumiddleboro.org or call 508-947-1935.

Source: http://www.heraldnews.com/news/20180914/carver-news-briefs-sept-14

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