There's always plenty to do in and around 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. 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 For further information, email Hunter Chaney, director of marketing, at hchanevAcollingsfoundation.orq, or call 800-568-8924.


The 1749 Court House, 1 Town Square, has announced the return of History Half Hours, with a visit by noted author Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Coughlin will speak about Abigail Adams's original home. The Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth, built circa 1685, was the childhood home of Abigail Smith Adams for her first 20 years. The historic house was the place where her character and ideals were formed, and the site of her marriage to John Adams in 1764. Since 1947, the Abigail Adams Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving and interpreting the birthplace and to educating a worldwide audience about Abigail Adams's life and times. Coughlin, a member of the Society's board, will discuss the birthplace's history and Abigail Adams's early years. Attention will be paid to the family's slaves and the impact they had on Abigail Adams's life. Coughlin is the author of “One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit.” She is currently researching the wives of America's colonial governors for a new publication, "The First First Ladies," and working on a book about early Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Pelham Winslow. For information on Coughlin's work visit For more information about the 1749 Court House Museum, visit the Facebook page or call 508-830-4075.


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, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook. Sept. 20: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5


The Evening Garden Club of Plymouth will start its 16th season at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. September's program is “All about Hostas,” presented by Chuck and Sue, owners of Cochato nursery in Holbrook. The club always meets at Plymouth Center for the Arts unless otherwise specified, every month from September through June. A fee of $5 will be charged to nonmember attendees. Memberships are available and cost $30 for the year.


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 or by calling 617-531-1257.