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Carver Cares Candlelight Vigil

CARVER — Carver Cares will host its first Candlelight Vigil from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Carver Middle High School Football Field, 60 S. Meadow Road.

The Vigil will offer an atmosphere to remember loved ones who have been lost, a safe place to grieve and an opportunity to support those still struggling with addiction and their families.

“Carver Cares is dedicated to supporting the Carver Community in facing and overcoming the challenges of substance abuse. We hope the vigil will give us the opportunity to remember those who we have lost, but also inspire us to come together to continue to assist those who are struggling,” said Scott Knief, superintendent of Carver Public Schools and member of the Carver Cares Steering Committee.

Carver Cares is a community based coalition which is made up of key stakeholders and community members that are passionate volunteers working to help mobilize the community to combat substance use and abuse. The mission of Carver Cares is to provide resources, inform, educate, empower and to strategically prevent and reduce substance abuse and misuse among youth and adults in our community.

For information, call Merielle Paul at 508-542-6992 or email mpaul@hptc.org.

Repeat Boutique fall sale

CARVER — The Repeat Boutique Thrift Shop, 115 South St., will host a fall sale going through the month of September. The Repeat Boutique Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Preschool program to schedule role model screenings

CARVER — The Carver Public Schools’ Preschool Program, located at the Carver Elementary School, 85 Main St., will begin scheduling appointments on Sept. 18 for screenings for role model slots for the 2017-18 school year. Screenings will be held between 12:30 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 20.

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 six months, in the areas of speech and language, cognitive and school readiness, fine and gross motor development, and social, emotional and behavioral development. In addition, a child must have been at least 3 years of age by Sept. 1 and be 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. Note that slots are limited.

This program for role model students is a fee-based program. The program offers two, three and four half-day sessions; the fee for each half day is $12. To schedule an appointment, contact Pauline Lopez at 508-866-6220 or Kelly Yenulevich at 508-866-6210.

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. 16: Peter Parcek and Friends, A Blues Tribute to Bob Dylan, 8 p.m., $20

Sept. 20: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5

Sept. 22: An Evening with Jonathan Brooke, 8 p.m., $35

Sept. 23: Melissa Ferrick, 8 p.m., $25

Sept. 29: John Gorka, 8 p.m., $25

Sept. 30: The Lance Martin Jazz Trio All-Request Concert, 8 p.m., $20

King Richard's Faire

CARVER — King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running renaissance fair, has announced its 36th season running weekends including Columbus Day, through Oct. 22 at 235 Main St.

The Faire offers a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Attendees can enjoy knights jousting on horseback, rides and games of skill, an original musical and hundreds of entertainers on eight stages. Dancers, singers, acrobats, exotic animals, wacky wenches, villagers and the king’s royal court greet attendees as they enter the gates. Guests can also enjoy the Faire's spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, bowls filled with chowder and stew, and ringlets of fries and quench their thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans from near and far. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches and more.

Faire hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday and Monday holidays. Tickets are $32 for adults ages 12 and older and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children younger than 4 are free, and parking is free.

Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated. Groups may make reservations by emailing info@kingrichardsfaire.net. For information, call 508-866-5391, email info@kingrichardsfaire.net or visit http://facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire.

Carver churches to install new youth minister

CARVER — Cheryl Newall, of Plymouth, will be installed as the new youth minister of two Carver churches that have merged for youth ministry, United Parish and Church of the Vine.

Newall's plan is to create a youth program for Carver that will be beneficial for youth spiritually and socially. The service of installation will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at United Parish of Carver, 115 Main St. All are welcome.

Wings of Freedom Tour

PLYMOUTH — Participating in the Collings Foundation's “Wings of Freedom Tour,” B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine 0 Nine," B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter "Toulouse Nuts," will fly into Plymouth Municipal Airport, 246 S. Meadow Road, Plymouth, for a visit on Sept. 18-20.

The tour will arrive around noon on Sept. 18 and will depart on Sept. 20. Hours of ground tours and display are: noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19; and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times.

Residents will be able to visit, explore and learn more about these planes. The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States. The B-24 is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the world. The B-25 is best known for being used in the Doolittle raid and the P-51 Mustang was just awarded Grand Champion for restoration at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture.

Cost for the tour is $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Discounted rates are available for school groups. Visitors may also experience the opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some stick time in the P-51 flights for $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

Visitors can find out more by visiting collingsfoundation.org. For further information, email Hunter Chaney, director of marketing, at hchanevAcollingsfoundation.orq, or call 800-568-8924.

Carver Farmers' Market

CARVER — The Carver Farmers' Market is open from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 29 in Shurtleff Park, on Route 58 across from the Carver Town Hall. The market will have fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, live lobsters, honey, fresh eggs, wine, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, herbs, shrubs, crafts, food vendors, live music and more. Admission is free. For information, call 508-86-2428 or 508-944-3194.

Plymouth Farmers’ Market

PLYMOUTH –  The Plymouth Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through October at Plimoth Plantation, located at 137 Warren Ave., off Exit 4 South in Plymouth.

Managed by farmer Dave Purpura, proprietor of Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm, the Market features organic produce, seafood, pork, beef, chicken, goat and handmade cheese, along with prepared-food vendors and crafters. You’ll hear live music, and kids activities enhance the experience with Miss Margaret from Plymouth Public Library hosting Plymouth Story Time at 4 p.m. The Market also features face painting, balloon animals and temporary tattoos for kids. Massage therapists performing chair massage and local cooks offering insight into meal preparation round out this year’s Market.

The Market accepts WIC EBT cards, SNAP benefits and food stamps. For more information visit plymouthfarmersmarket.org.

Gordon Lightfoot to perform

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present “Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On” at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. in downtown Plymouth.

Lightfoot’s song catalog includes “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night," and "Rainy Day People."

Tickets cost $49-$79 and are on sale at memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

SandCastle Lounge to present Andrew Botieri

CARVER — Andrew Botieri will play from 9 p.m. to midnight Sept. 23 at at The Cornerstone Cafe, 96 N. Main St. in downtown Plymouth. Botieri will play acoustic music of the ‘60s through the ‘80s, current songs and original works. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable items for the Plymouth Food Bank.

‘How Carbon Pricing Can Help Massachusetts’

MIDDLEBOROUGH — Marc Breslow, of ClimateXChange, will explain how Massachusetts citizens can seize one of their best chances to lead on climate policy at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St., Middleborough.

Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord this year, responsibility for climate action has fallen to the states. This year, Massachusetts state legislators have stepped up with two bills that put a price on carbon emissions from the fuels used.

Breslow will explain in simple language what residents need to know about carbon pricing, including how the Barrett and Benson bills, Senate 1821 and House 1726, now in the legislative pipeline work, and how they compare with the Baker administration greenhouse gas regulations. This is an opportunity for bipartisan coalition building. All are welcome.

This talk is cosponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough as part of its climate-justice speaker series, by the Soule Homestead Education Center, and ClimateXChange. For more information, contact the Unitarian Universalist Society at 508-947-1935 or Soule Homestead at 508-947-6744.

Take Me Fishin' Festival

PLYMOUTH — Residents are invited to attend Myles Standish State Forest’s Take Me Fishin’ Festival at 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at Fearing Pond, on Lower College Pond Road.

Attendees can bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day. The event is held rain or shine. A supply of fishing poles will be available to borrow; bait provided. A fishing license is not required. Anglers will help novices cast a line and learn about fishing, fishing safety and ethics. Prizes, crafts, raffles and activities make this an fundraiser a family event.

This event is free and open to all ages. Fishing starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Raffle, prizes and Friends of Myles Standish State Forest Photo Contest awards will follow when fishing ends. Photo contest entry is available until Sept. 20.

For more information, visit http://friendsmssf.com or email friends@friendsmssf.com.

PACC Lobster Pub Crawl

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and Benchmark Mortgage will present the first Lobster Pub Crawl. From 3 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

The crawl is designed to incorporate Chamber member businesses with the Chamber's public art display, the Plymouth Lobster Crawl. The event is planned to follow a timeline with 45-minute stops at each location and visit 15 of the 29 lobsters along the way.

Pub-crawlers will sip on local beers and signature cocktails while viewing the largest public art display in Plymouth. All pub-crawlers will receive the official T-shirt, bag, wristband and koozie with registration. Limited to 100 crawlers.

Early Bird registration is held until Sept. 30. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Chamber office at 508-830-1620 or email Meg@plymouthchamber.com, Amy@plymouthchamber.com or Bob@plymouthchamber.com.

Edaville trick-or-treating event

CARVER — Edaville Family Amusement Park, 5 Pine St., is introducing a new annual “Not-So-Spooky” children’s trick-or-treating event for every weekend in October. At Edaville’s three parks in one, families will be able to trick-or-treat around the entire park while simultaneously having the ability to ride, roar and explore. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes. Theme Park hours of operations for the month of October are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.

Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and 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 are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. 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.

Habitat for Humanity gala

PLYMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has announced it will host its annual gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the 1620 Hotel, 180 Water St. in Plymouth. This year’s event features dinner and live music, silent and live auctions and raffles. The live auction includes items such as Disney tickets, an African safari, a “Wall of Wine,” and more.

The Habitat is accepting sponsorships for the gala and ads for the program booklet. To become a sponsor or would to purchase an ad, visit Habitat of Greater Plymouth’s website at http://hfhplymouth.org, or call the office at 508-866-4188.

The event is sponsored by Dennison Lubricants. Tickets are $60 per person. Full tables of 10 are also available for purchase at $500 per table. Tickets for the gala can be purchased at the Habitat website and are also available at the office, located at 72 N. Main St., Carver. All proceeds from the event go toward furthering the mission to provide simple, affordable housing for veterans and other deserving families.

For more information on the gala or to learn how to volunteer, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth website.

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. Admission and refreshments are free. For details, visit ptaow.com. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Plymouth Cultural Council.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and music starts at noon, with poetry at 12:45 p.m. and an open mic at 1:15 p.m.

Oct. 15: Poetry Showcase

Nov. 12: Everett Hogaland and Rene Schwiesow

Dec. 3: Myles Gordon and Renee Summers

Edaville Rail Run

CARVER — The 18th Annual Edaville Rail Run will take place on Nov. 4 at Edaville USA, 5 Pine St. There will be a 5-mile and 2-mile race. The 5-mile race starts at 10 a.m. The 2-mile fun run will begin at 10:05 a.m. There are no hills but some multimedia surfaces, from grass to gravel. Trophies are awarded in both races and age categories may be viewed on at http://edavillerailrun.com.

Boston Tavern and Mamma Mia's will donate some of the post-race food. Those who participate may purchase half-price tickets for Edaville on race day. The first 300 registered runners will receive a T-shirt: 5-mile runners receive a long-sleeved shirt; and the 2-mile runners and walkers receive a short-sleeved shirt. Kid sizes are available; size is not guaranteed. Number and T-shirt pick-up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Dunkin' Donuts, 80 Main St., and also on race day. All proceeds benefit the youth of Carver through grants and scholarships.

For more information contact Donna Merritt Nolan, race director, at 508-317-5359 or email edavillerailrun@comcast.net.

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.

Carver dog licenses available

CARVER — Carver dog licenses for 2017 are available. It is a Massachusetts General Law that all dogs must have a current rabies vaccination and be licensed in the town in which they reside. All dogs 6 months or older shall be licensed annually in the town of Carver beginning January of each year. To license a dog, mail a check or money order made out to the Town of Carver along with a copy of the rabies document and a self-addressed stamped envelope or visit the town clerk’s office with the fees and a copy of the rabies document. Residents should remember to write the correct year for the date on the check. Fees are accepted in the form of check, money order or cash and include $7 for neutered or spayed dogs; $10 for nonneutered or unspayed dogs; and $10 late fee, effective March 1. A $50 fine per dog will be applied for failure to license. Upon receipt of the check and rabies certificate, the dog license will be returned to the resident. Residents who no longer have a dog should contact the town clerk’s office so they can update their records.

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.

Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – 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 are offered at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Local historians and guides, including Stephen O’Neill and Joyce Poremski, join Pilgrim Society 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 and 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.

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.

Pet food donations needed

CARVER – Donations of pet food, especially cat food, are very much needed by the Friends of Carver Animals. If you would like to donate cat food to the Friends of Carver Animals – canned or dry cat food – you may drop off your donation at the Food Pantry at the Council on Aging at the corner of Tremont and Lakeview streets in South Carver, with many thanks to COA Director Carole Julius for making this drop-off area available. To contact the Friends of Carver Animals to find other ways that you can help, email its President and Director of Adoptions Jeanne Richard at bjeannekitty@comcast.net. Friends of Carver Animals is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, so donations are tax-deductible.

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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

PLYMOUTH - Do you need help paying for groceries? Times are tough and money is tight. Paying for food can be hard. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of Americans put food on the table. South Shore Community Action Council Inc. (SSCAC) is scheduling appointments to help low-income and working South Shore residents apply for SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps. If you currently receive SNAP benefits, SSCAC can help you recertify your eligibility. The highly trained and compassionate staff will help you submit your SNAP application and documents. Don’t go without, reach out. SNAP Eligibility Guidelines include: · Households with children under 19 and pregnant women living alone must have a total gross income below 200 percent of the poverty level. · Adult-only households (age 19-59) must have a total gross income below 130 percent of the poverty level. · Households made up of all elders (age 60+) or disabled individuals have no gross income limit, but are subject to an asset test. Since 1965, South Shore Community Action Council has provided a range of critical services to low-income individuals and families on the South Shore of Massachusetts. SSCAC works to eliminate poverty along the South Shore by providing low-income people with opportunities and supports for education, training, and work. For more information about SNAP or to schedule an appointment, call 508-747-7575, ext. 6239. The SSCAC office is located at 71 Obery St. in Plymouth.

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.