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Kingston Winter Public Notice

KINGSTON — When snow is forecasted, residents are required to keep all parked vehicles off all streets and right of ways that are plowed by the town to expedite snow-removal operations. Vehicles obstructing sanding and plowing operations will be towed in accordance with Kingston Bylaw Article 9, Section 12.

The superintendent of streets, and other officers having charge of ways, is authorized to remove or caused to be removed any vehicle interfering with the town’s ability to expedite snow removal operations. Any charges resulting from such removal and storage charges, if any, resulting from the removal shall be imposed upon the vehicle owner. The town is not responsible for damaged fences, shrubs, trees, mailboxes or other property that are within the street layout or other ways plowed by the town.

Depositing snow onto a public street or highway is a violation of Chapter 270 of Massachusetts General Laws and violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and to suspension of operator’s license and registration.

Veterans Service Office Holiday Supply Drive

KINGSTON — The Veterans Service Office will collect $10 gift cards to benefit town of Kingston veterans and their families during the holidays, through Dec. 15. Cards from all area stores will be accepted so that veterans can purchase needed items such as personal care items, hats, gloves, socks and a cup of coffee or meal. Cards may be dropped off at the Veterans Services office at the Town House, 26 Evergreen St.

Plymouth Area Coalition Food Pantry

KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Food Pantry is located at 149 Bishops Highway. The Food Pantry offers fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and nonperishable groceries. The Coalition Food Pantry is open from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. For further information, call 781-582-2010.

Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop

KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The Coalition Thrift Shop offers quality, gently used clothing, household items and furniture at affordable prices. The Shop also includes a Boutique which offers brand new clothing. All proceeds from sales at the Thrift Shop benefit Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless programs and clients.

Donations to the Thrift Shop may be dropped off at the shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For further information, call 781-582-2010, email info@plymouthareacoalition.org or visit http://plymouthareacoalition.org. The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway.

Pronunciator KPL Database of the Month

Kingston – Have you always wanted to learn a foreign language but never had the time? If so, then consider trying Pronunciator - the Kingston Public Library’s newest language learning service. Pronunciator allows users of all skill levels to learn a new language from the library, at home, or on the road – all you need is a Kingston Public Library card. With an average of 10,000 instructional phrases per language, Pronunciator users can choose from over 80 dialects to learn. Many languages even have live teachers who can assist with your learning in a one-on-one setting. Each language learning guide is based around 8-week long interactive courses containing short 30 minute lessons structured to allow users to move through the content at their own pace. Pronunciator also incorporates live weekly online conversation classes where students will have the opportunity to practice their new language skills.

In addition to language classes, Pronunciator also offers lessons in 55 dialects for students who are learning to speak English as a second language. For those looking to become a US or Canadian citizen, Pronunciator provides a preparation course to help students who are planning to take a citizenship test. To try out Pronunciator, have your library card ready and visit our digital collections page at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org. For more information or help using Pronunciator visit the library or contact us at 781-585-0517.

Entertainment 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, call 508-746-4488, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.

Dec. 7-8: An Evening with Peter Wolf, 8 p.m., $65

Dec. 12: Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band, 7 p.m., $5

Dec. 13: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., $5

Dec. 14: Hey Nineteen, 8 p.m., $30

Dec. 15: Michael Sweet, 7:30 p.m., $25/$75

Dec. 21: Divas with a Twist, 8 p.m., $25

Dec. 22 : Popa Chubby, 8 p.m., $22

Dec. 29: Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m., $28

ATC to present ‘The Gift of the Magi’

PLYMOUTH — Americana Theatre Company will present “The Gift of the Magi” selected dates from Dec. 5-16 at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St.

“The Gift of the Magi” is based on the book by O. Henry, adapted by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. The production is directed by audience favorite Marianne Savell. The production cast features ATC members David Friday, Erin Friday, Jesse Sullivan and Gavin Killea, as well as guest performers from New York.

Tickets for “The Gift of the Magi” are $35 for general admission and $30 for students and seniors. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are held at 2 p.m. The production is recommended for ages 6 and older.

For tickets or more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit http://americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as seating is limited to capacity. Plymouth Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, and public parking is available street side and in nearby public lots.

Three Holiday Pops concerts

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 32 Court St., will present three holiday Pops concerts, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Soprano Kristen Watson joins with holiday classics including “O Holy Night,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” and music from “A Christmas Carol, the Musical,” penned by Alan Menken, whose film scores include Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.”

The Plymouth Community Intermediate School sixth grade chorus lends its voices to the three concerts, while the annual March of the Toys charity toy parade and visit from Santa round out the holiday display. Steven Karidoyanes conducts all three performances.

Santa Claus at Kingston Collection

KINGSTON - Santa has landed at Kingston Collection. His temporary home for the holidays is in front of Macy’s.

Guests are invited to take their pets for photos with Santa from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Santa will host Toddler Time at Sky Zone from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Toddler time is a special time just for the little ones, where they can explore exciting ways to be active on Sky Zone’s massive main court.

Chiltonville Congregational Church to present Gabriel V Brass

PLYMOUTH — Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River St., will present Gabriel V Brass as they perform Christmas melodies and traditional carols at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The concert is free and all are welcome. It will be followed by a light dessert reception.

Gabriel V Brass quintet, artists-in-residence at the Church of the Transfiguration, offer distinctive programs from classics of the Venetian School, to contemporary works and fanfare and solo brass. For more information, visit https://artsempoweringlife.org/ensembles/gabriel-v-brass.

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Social Gathering

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will present A Holiday Social Gathering to support the seventh annual Toys for Tots drive at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Alden Park, 106 Colony Place. Attendees are asked to take a new, unwrapped toy to be donated. For more information, call Meghan Doherty at 508-830-1620.

Little River Band perform

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Little River Band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $49 - $89 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

Plymouth’s Hedge House Jolly Holiday event

PLYMOUTH — This holiday season, Plymouth’s historic Hedge House, 126 Water St., will be transformed to bring to life the magical world of Mary Poppins in a Jolly Holiday event from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16.

The 1809 mansion will feature eight decorated rooms inspired by stories that star the nanny created by children’s author P.L. Travers in 1934. Every visitor will have the chance to meet Mary Poppins. A holiday shop will offer a selection of handcrafted ornaments and gifts. All proceeds benefit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society and are used to support educational programs and the preservation of historic Plymouth properties.

Admission fee per person is $14 for adults and $10 for children. Discount available for Antiquarian Society members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings available for private parties and group tours. For more information, visit http://plymouthantiquariansociety.org, call 508-746-0012 or email pasm@verizon.net.

Wildlands Trust Wildlife in Winter

PLYMOUTH — Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Road, will host Wildlife in Winter from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15. Attendees will learn about the different ways that Massachusetts wildlife survive winter with educator Jean Eichberg and AmeriCorps member Hayley Leonard. There will be indoor and outdoor activities including story time, creating pine cone bird feeders, and making white pine tea. This event is best suited for ages 4-8. To register, visit https://wildlandstrust.org/events/2018/12/15/wildlife-in-winter.

OCES holiday meals

KINGSTON — Old Colony Elder Services will offer holiday meals at community dining sites in December.

OCES has planned a Holiday Special featuring roast pork with apple glaze, whipped sweet potato, green bean almandine, dinner roll and butter, along with pumpkin pie or diet pumpkin pudding for dessert. The Holiday Special will be offered at the following community dining sites:

On Dec. 20 at Brockton COA in the Mary Cruise Kennedy Senior Center, 10 Father Kenney Way.

On Dec. 27 at Stoughton COA, 110 Rockland St.

On Dec. 18, "Traveling Chef Carving of the Day" will be offered at Kingston COA, 30 Evergreen St. This meal will feature roast beef with gravy, mashed potato, green bean almandine, dinner roll with butter and a raspberry filled cookie or diet cookie.

On Dec. 20, "Traveling Chef Carving of the Day" will be offered at Wareham COA, 48 Marion Road. This special meal will feature roast beef with gravy, au Gratin potatoes, green bean almandine, dinner roll with butter and a raspberry filled cookie or diet cookie.

On Dec. 20 at Easton COA dining site at Frothingham Hall Community Center, 15 Barrows Street, North Easton 02356, a “Home Cooked Special” will be offered featuring homemade pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, zucchini and tomatoes, whole wheat dinner roll and butter, along with chocolate eclairs for dessert or diet chocolate pudding.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling each town's COA. For information, visit http://ocesma.org. A sample menu may be requested by calling OCES at 508-584-1561.

Wildlands Trust Ornament Painting Party

PLYMOUTH — Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Road, will host an Ornament Painting Party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Participants will create ornaments with Claychick. Chickie will guide attendees in using acrylics to paint clay ornaments that will be ready to take home that day. Enjoy a short educational hike with Rachel from Wildlands while the paint dries. Ornaments are $5 each. To register, visit https://wildlandstrust.org/events/ornament-party-2018.

Tour Burial Hill

PLYMOUTH – Each year through 2020, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society 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 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.

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.

Jan. 6: Kate McCann and David Surette

Feb. 3: Lisa Sullivan and Iain Haley Pollack

March 3: Tony Brown & Dzvinia Orlowsky

April 7: C D Collins & Tomas O’Leary 11th Anniversary Progra

Entertainment 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, call 508-746-4488, visit www.spirecenter.org, or follow the Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.

Jan. 18: Say Darling, 8 p.m., $20

Jan. 19 : Deadgrass, 8 p.m., $20

Jan. 26: Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars, 8 p.m., $20

Feb. 2 : Dirk Quinn Band, 8 p.m., $18

Feb. 8 : Ana Popovic, 8 p.m., $40

Feb. 9 : California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio, 8 p.m., $30

Feb. 15: Joe Louis Walker, 8 p.m., $20

Feb. 16: Soul City, 8 p.m., $18

Feb. 22: The Sweet Remains, 8 p.m., $25

Self-checkout at Kingston Public Library

KINGSTON — The Kingston Public Library offers a new service to patrons, the meeScan self-checkout app. MeeScan is a self-checkout service that works by utilizing a smartphone or tablet’s mobile technology along with the library’s WiFi network. Unlike conventional self-checkout stations, with meeScan, library patrons can check-out their items from anywhere in the library using their smartphone or tablet.

Available for download on iOS, Android and Blackberry platforms, meeScan is user friendly and simple to set up. In addition to a quicker, simpler and more private experience, meeScan will help patrons stay green and keep track of their checkouts by sending them an email receipt for every transaction.

To find out more about meeScan, visit http://meescan.com or stop by the Kingston Public Library to see how it works in person. For more information about the Kingston Public Library and a listing of upcoming events and programs, visit http://kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Kingston seeks Korean War Veterans

KINGSTON — Kingston Department of Veterans’ Services is looking for Korean War Veterans. The Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal, awarded through the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Boston, is available to all veterans serving in Korea or Korean Waters/Airspace from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. It is also available for veterans who participated in UN Peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955. The Commemorative Medal may also be awarded posthumously. The next of kin may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.

Contact the Veterans’ Services Office at Kingston Town Hall or call 781-585-0515 for assistance in completing the application for this medal. A copy of the veterans Discharge from Active Duty must be provided along with the application.

Mike's Club Support Group

KINGSTON — Mike's Club Support Group for Bereaved Children, Teens and their Families offers meetings on two evenings at Hope Floats, 4 Elm St. Monday night’s group is for children and their parenting adults coping with the death of a parent or caregiver, and Wednesday night’s group is for those coping with the death of a sibling.

Mike's Club is a support group for children and their families coping with death-related loss. The children process their grief through activities, arts and crafts and games with the help of trained support staff while their parents meet separately. Pizza and drinks are provided. Registration is required. Call 781-585-4221.

Boatbuilding workshop

KINGSTON — Mass Bay Maritime Artisans holds a weekly boatbuilding/repair workshop each Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to drop in. Visit www.gofundme.com/KingstonLobsterBoat. Jones River Landing is located at 55 Landing Road on the bank of the Jones River in Kingston.

Pilgrim Hall Museum exhibit

PLYMOUTH – Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth is on display at Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St. in downtown Plymouth, illuminating the culture and lifeways of the Wampanoag people of Southeastern Massachusetts, including the significant contribution of Native women, as well as the continuing vitality of this Native community in the post-colonial age. In April, an expanded version of Wampanoag World will be displayed through Dec. 30.

For information call 508-746-1620 or visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org. The Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week every day February through December. Admission: adults $12; seniors (62+) $10; children $8; families (two adults, two children) $30.

'One Night of Queen'

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present “One Night of Queen” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at 8 p.m. April 11, 2019, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Paying homage to the Freddie Mercury-led band, the night is dedicated to recreating the essence of the Brit Rockers’ blend of theatrics and stadium anthems. Tickets are $29-$49 and are on sale at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

Evergreen Cemetery decoration rules

KINGSTON — The Kingston Evergreen Cemetery board of trustees wish to notify all lot holders that revised rules and regulations regarding the decoration of graves have been adopted and are available at the cemetery in the designated mailbox near Prince Chapel, 21 Green St.; the lobby of the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; and the lobby of the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. The revised rules and regulations became effective as of Nov. 1.

Museum of Fine Arts pass

KINGSTON — The Friends of Kingston Public library offers several museum passes, including one to the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Residents can join a free guided one-hour tour to explore highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts different collections. Museum curators, conservators, educators, independent scholars, artists and graduate students host weekly gallery talks. Attendees can learn about art, culture and history in the MFA collection. For select programs, residents can join in and create their own artwork. Educational activities designed for children ages 4 and older to do with adults are also offered in the galleries.

The Kingston Public Library provides a discount pass that can make this trip more affordable, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The Friends also provide discount passes to many other museums and parks. Visit the library website at kingstonpubliclibrary.org or ask a librarian for a list of available passes. Passes can be reserved online, in person or by telephone at 781-585-0517, ext. 111.

‘Register’s Report’

PLYMOUTH — “Register’s Report” has a new episode playing on PACTV’s government channels.

Host John Buckley, Plymouth County Register of Deeds, talks with Monica Donnelly and Sue Mulcare, of Jack Conway, Realtor, as they discuss real estate trends in the south shore. Buckley also shares April 2017’s housing and mortgage statistics as well as some historical land records from Plymouth County. The show can be seen on PACTV’s Government Channels on the following days and times: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Duxbury: Comcast 15 & Verizon 39; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays, Kingston: Comcast 14 & Verizon 41; 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pembroke: Comcast 15; and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Plymouth: Comcast 15 and Verizon 47.

The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/GqQjXNQMHNo. PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government Access. Now in its 20th year, PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.

Property assessment underway

KINGSTON — The town of Kingston has contracted with KRT Appraisal to measure and list all 4,494 properties within the town.

This project will be completed by June 30. KRT Appraisal employees in the field will have an identification badge and a letter of introduction from the town, explaining the purpose of their visit as well as introducing the data collector and the vehicle they are driving. If someone is home, the data collector will ask to inspect the interior of the property to verify data on file with the assessor’s office. If no one is home, a postcard will be left informing the property owner that someone was there. The town appreciates taxpayer cooperation through this process as data verification is an important part of the overall assessment process. KRT Appraisal will be using a laser measuring device instead of a standard tape measure. This device, produced by 3D Data Ltd., uses lasers to collect millions of data points on a given building simply by walking around its footprint. These data points create a 3-D representation of the building which is easily converted to a sketch diagram accurate to within a couple of inches. The final output is entered into the town’s appraisal software, along with the other data verified during the site visit. The project will start on the east end of Main Street and move counterclockwise around the town over the next few months. The two KRT Appraisal data collectors who will be working in Kingston are Doug Rollins and Josh Gendron. Their names and vehicle information will be given to the Kingston Police Department for verification. For questions regarding the data collection process, call the Kingston assessor’s office at 781-585-0509.

South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club

KINGSTON — South Shore Soliloquy Toastmasters Club in Kingston will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. The public speaking club aims to enhance speaking and leadership capabilities. Residents are welcome to be a guest at a meeting to observe or participate and learn how to build communication skills to effectively express oneself in any situation. For more information, call Charles "Chuck" Bramhall at 508-400-0600.

Kingston COA computer classes

KINGSTON — Dan Rivera teaches intermediate computer classes from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St. A series of classes have been ongoing for over six months. Attendees can learn how to use Google, YouTube, Facebook and more. Make reservations at the front desk at the COA. Refreshments will be served. For information: Marilyn Greenstein, 781-585-0511.

Free community playgroups

KINGSTON – Free playgroups are held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday mornings at the Kennedy-Donovan Center, at 32 Crescent St., for children ages 15 months to 4 years with a parent or guardian. The program is free and open to Kingston residents and families in surrounding communities.

Get fit with Wingate

KINGSTON – The Inn at Silver Lake, Kingston, holds free exercise classes at 9 a.m. Fridays. The class is open to all elders to get healthy and have fun. The class will consist of stretching, light cardiovascular conditioning and strength training exercises all done either standing or sitting in a chair with the use of exercise bands and weights. Participation is at the participant’s risk.

Sunday Salon Series

DUXBURY – The Duxbury Free Library will present literary, musical, poetic and informational programs this winter as part of the Sunday Salon Series. The library is open from to 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Sunday Salon programs begin at 2 p.m. Author programs are co-sponsored and presented with Westwinds Bookshop. The Duxbury Free Library is located at 77 Alden St., Duxbury. Call 781-934-2721 or visit www.duxburyfreelibrary.org for more information and to register for the following events.

Donate used eyeglasses

KINGSTON — The Kingston Lions Club, with the help of the Recycle for Sight program, is collecting used eyeglasses. Through Recycle for Sight, Lions collect new and gently used eyeglasses and sunglasses to ship to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Volunteers sort and clean the glasses and determine their prescription strength. Lions store the glasses until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations. Last year, the Kingston Lions Club collected more than 600 pairs of glasses. Residents can drop off used eyeglasses in the bins at the Kingston Stop & Shop, at 160 Summer St.; Weymouth Bank, at 83 Summer St.; the Kingston Public Library, at 6 Green St.; the Kingston Senior Center, at 30 Evergreen St.; Eastern Bank; South Shore Bank in Pembroke.

OCLN expands website accessibility

KINGSTON - The Old Colony Library Network, of which the Kingston library is a member, has formed a new partnership with Ai Squared to provide “sitecues” for OCLN’s shared library catalog. This will improve the usability of the catalog by providing magnification and screen reading capabilities for seniors and anyone with a disability that impacts their ability to read print, according to Executive Director David Slater. For more information, contact Slater at 781-794-2513 or dslater@ocln.org.

Calling all artists

KINGSTON - The Kingston Public Library Art Committee is scheduling exhibits. All artists are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to share their artwork with the community. Artists may pick up application packets at the library or download them from the How To Exhibit page on the library website at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org/ArtCommittee2010/Art_Comm_howto.htm. Whatever medium you work in we look forward to hearing from you. Exhibits are held in the Library’s Gallery and usually run for one month. A display case is also available for three-dimensional work and may be booked separately or in combination with the gallery. (The display case interior is 16 inches high by 20 inches deep and 5 feet, 10 inches long.) The library’s goals in sponsoring these exhibits are to reflect the spirit of the community, give exposure to local artists and provide opportunities for the community to see the vibrant work being created by artists in our area. Another goal is to present work of both current and historical social significance. For more information on exhibiting your work, call Maryanne Driscoll at 781-585-0517, ext. 115, or email mdriscol@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

The library is open Mondays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish food pantry

KINGSTON – St. Joseph Parish of Kingston and Plympton offer these dates for the twice-monthly food pantry, open to Kingston and Plympton residents. The days for the open pantry are the second Thursday and last Thursday of each month. The hours of operation have changed to 10-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call St. Joseph Parish office at 781-585-6679.

Myles Standish State Forest programs

SOUTH CARVER – The DCR is now offering a full calendar of events in Myles Standish State Forest to engage, educate, and entertain guests of all ages and experience levels. Free and open to the public. No sign-up is required. For a trail map, including parking lots, visit www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mssf3.pdf. Rain, snow, or icy trails cancel the events; call ahead to confirm, 508-866-2526.

Now recycle antifreeze, large plastic

KINGSTON – Kingston residents no longer have to wait until Household Hazardous waste day to properly dispose of their used antifreeze. The Transfer Station now has a collection container from Glycol Blending Services, a Rhode Island company that remanufactures it into new coolant products. GBS provides the container, transportation and processing at no cost to the town. Paul Basler, superintendent of Kingston streets, trees and parks, learned of GBS’s services through Kingston’s membership in the South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Residents may now also recycle large rigid plastic crates, buckets, baskets, toys, lawn furniture, etc., in a new roll-off, thanks to a grant from MassDEP. Items should be free of metal and other non-rigid plastic materials. Antifreeze and large rigid plastic recycling don’t just help Kingston taxpayers and the environment, but they provide “Recycling Dividend Points” from MassDEP, which translates into cash for future waste reduction efforts.

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.

Recycling containers available for events

If you are planning an event that will generate recyclable bottles and cans, don’t let them go to waste. The South Shore Recycling Cooperative has dozens of recycling carts and bins available for events in its 14 member towns. The containers are stored at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and at Cohasset Town Hall. The wheeled carts are 35-gallon capacity, labeled “Bottles and Cans,” and have lids with round cutouts. Liner bags are available. The 18-gallon bins are similarly labeled. To arrange to borrow some, contact Claire Galkowski at 781-329-8318 or ssrecyclingcoop@verizon.net. Borrowers are responsible for pickup and drop-off.

Friends of the COA’s gift shop kiosk

KINGSTON – The Friends of the Council on Aging decided to open a gift shop in the Kingston Senior Center. The Friends built the kiosk that now houses a wide variety of new and slightly used items – from handmade necklaces and scarves made by sisters, Theresa and Anne Poirer, to kitchen and dining accessories, frames and a variety of “can’t-live-without” items.

Typically, items sell quickly, as customers are always checking for what's new and what’s on sale. And all the proceeds are used to maintain and expand COA services and programs. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Friends of the Council on Aging is a 501c nonprofit that works closely with the Kingston Council on Aging to enhance the lives of seniors in the town of Kingston.

Special education child search

KINGSTON - In accordance with federal and state regulation, the Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union No. 31 provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children who are attending not only public school but also private schools at private expense and whose parents reside in Halifax, Kingston or Plympton. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 provides all children with an opportunity to participate in the public school programs and strives to identify all children in need of special education services. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 will arrange for the screening and evaluation of children ages 3 through 21 who are unable to progress effectively in regular education because of disability. Disabilities are defined as an impairment in one or more of the following areas: autism; developmental delay, intellectual impairment, sensory impairment (hearing or vision), neurological impairment, emotional impairment, communication impairment; physical impairment; health impairment; or specific learning disability. Silver Lake Regional/Union No. 31 conducts scheduled screenings or evaluations for preschool children who will be turning 3 years of age. These evaluations are completed at the Integrated Preschool, housed at Kingston Elementary School. For further information regarding eligibility for evaluations, programs and/or services, contact the Special Education Office at 781-585-4382 to schedule a screening/evaluation. Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union No. 31 does not discriminate on the basis of age, handicap, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.

PACTV ‘Community News’

PLYMOUTH – PACTV “Community News,” on channels 13 (Comcast) and 43 (Verizon), features local news stories from Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke. The show is cablecast at 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday. To submit a story suggestion, call Kim Miot, PCN news director, at 508-830-6999 or email kim@pactv.org. To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit www.pactv.org/pcn.

PCN in Depth

PLYMOUTH – PCN In Depth is cablecast on the PACTV public access channel (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, at 1 and 11 p.m. Tuesdays, and at 7 p.m. Fridays. The show can also be seen on the PACTV website, www.pactv.org.

PACTV classes

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Area Community Television’s classes are designed to help the residents of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth to create television for the PACTV Public Access Channel (Comcast 13/Verizon 43). Students may choose from a variety of classes including Introduction Field Camcorder, Adobe Premier Pro Editing Series and Studio Production Series. Classes are available to PACTV members. For more information about PACTV membership or the class schedule, visit www.pactv.org/learn or email Carol McGilvray, membership coordinator, at carolm@pactv.org. PACTV is a nonprofit organization serving the communities of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. Call PACTV at 508-830-6999 or visit www.pactv.org for more information.

Rep. Calter’s office hours

KINGSTON – State Rep. Tom Calter, D-Kingston, holds monthly office hours for residents of the six towns he represents. To schedule an appointment outside of office hours or for more information email Thomas.Calter@mahouse.gov or call 508-732-0033. He holds office hours at the Kingston Council on Aging, at 30 Evergreen St., the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Pet food drive

KINGSTON – Kingston Animal Hospital is hosting an ongoing pet food drive for the local food pantry. Donations are needed for both cat and dog foods. Canned and dry foods will be accepted, but not perishable items. Donations can be dropped off during hospital hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Kingston Animal Hospital, 192 Main St., Kingston.

Educational programming

KINGSTON – From 2 to 6 p.m. each weekday, educational programming is cablecast on the PACTV Kingston Government Channel. To see the complete PACTV programming schedule, visit www.pactv.org.

South Shore Business Roundtable

PEMBROKE – The South Shore Business Roundtable is a business networking group that promotes member businesses through the generation and exchange of leads, sharing of ideas, networking, and other related activities. Membership is exclusive to a unique business category. The objective of this diverse association of local business owners and professionals is to create quality referrals for each member. The South Shore Business Roundtable usually meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every other week at the Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center St., in Pembroke. For additional information and detail, call John Miller at 781-378-2164 or visit www.ssbrt.net. Guests are welcome.

Recycle your old clothes

KINGSTON – Take your old clothes, shoes and household linens to the Bay State Textile trailer next time you go to the Kingston Transfer Station. Bay State Textiles of Pembroke is partnering with the town of Kingston to reduce disposal costs and will pay the town $100 for every ton of outgrown sweaters, old painter pants, unwanted stuffed animals, and other household "soft-wear." Sheets, towels, coats, purses, belts, small toys - Bay State Textile wants it all, the good, the bad and the ugly. The items should be dry and reasonably clean. Put your castoffs in plastic bags so they stay dry during their journey to a second life as refurbished clothing and household linens, wiping cloths, insulation, carpet padding, etc.

Vital records online

KINGSTON – You can request through the town website certified copies of birth, death and marriage records. Birth certificate – available for an individual if their parents were married and residing in Kingston at the time of the child’s birth. If the parents of the child were not married at the time of the child’s birth, you cannot apply online. You must apply by mail and include a photo ID. Death certificate – available for an individual who died in Kingston or whose residence was listed as Kingston if they died in another city or town in Massachusetts. Marriage certificate – available only for an individual/couple who filed his/their Marriage Intention in Kingston. If you are unsure if the vital record is in Kingston, contact the town clerk’s office at 781-585-0502 before placing the order. The online price includes $1.50 for postage and handling. Visit kingstonmass.org and click on Pay Online.

Habitat ReStore

CARVER – Doing some 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 to home decor to nuts and bolts. 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 ReStore is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver; 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 the website, www.hfhplymouth.org, or visit the Facebook page, Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore.

Quilters needed

KINGSTON – South of Boston Quilts for Kids is looking for quilters to help make quilts for children in local hospitals and shelters. Quilts for Kids is a national organization with Kingston as the only Massachusetts chapter. All the fabric and batting to make the quilts is supplied, all you need to supply is some thread and your sewing machine. The group meets every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at Town & Country Estates in Kingston. For more information, email Maryann O’Neil at southofbostonquiltsforkids@verizon.net or call 781-585-2370.

Veterans job search

PLYMOUTH – If you are unemployed and would like to obtain personalized Job Search assistance call Mike Kelley, your veterans representative, at 508-732-5309. Kelley is stationed at the Plymouth Career Center located at 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200, Plymouth.

Sheriff’s outreach

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department has several community outreach Power Point programs available to community groups, neighborhood associations and civic organizations. These 45 minute presentations include: "Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, a Partner in Community Safety," an overview of the many facets of the department and it’s relationship with the towns in Plymouth County, "Avoid ID Theft," a program designed to assist citizens in keeping their identity to themselves, and "Plymouth County Corrections, Then and Now," an historical perspective of Plymouth County jails and local laws. For more information on these free programs or to invite a speaker, call Program Service Outreach Coordinator Liisa Budge-Johnson at 508-732-1852.