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Go Wicked Gold Carver September events

Sept. 28: Go Gold Lemonade Stand, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Weston St. The stand will have baked goods, lemonade, face painting and Go Gold merchandise.

Sept. 28: Go Gold Luminary Night, 6 p.m. Set up luminaries and light up the South Shore for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Sign up for preschool screening Sept. 27 or Oct. 4

The Carver Public Schools’ Preschool Program, located at the Carver Elementary School, is currently scheduling appointments for screenings for role model slots for the 2019-2020 school year. Screenings will be held by appointment only on Friday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Oct. 4.

A screening is required for acceptance into the program. Children considered are those who do not currently receive special education services and are not in need of special education services. Applicants are expected to demonstrate age appropriate skills (within 6 months) in the areas of speech and language, cognitive/school readiness, fine and gross motor development, and social/emotional and behavioral development. In addition, a child must be at least 3 years of age by the time of his/her screening and toilet trained. They must also be a resident of Carver and families must provide transportation to and from the program. Those children found eligible will be entered into a lottery.

Appropriate role model students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. Please note that slots are limited. This is a fee-based program for role model students. Currently we have morning sessions for two days per week and afternoon sessions for three days per week. The fee for each half day session is $12.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Carver Elementary School Office at 508-866-6210.

The Carver Public Schools are hosting upcoming events

Sept. 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second Annual Mattress Fundraiser​ at Carver Middle High School sponsored by the MS Student Government and Athletic Boosters

Oct. 1: Middle school Picture Day​

Oct. 7: High School Picture Day ​

Oct. 8: "Fun Run" kickoff assemblies ​at Carver Elementary

Oct. 17: Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences​ at CMHS

Oct. 18: Homecoming Football Game at 7 p.m. at CMHS

Oct. 24: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences​ at Carver Elementary

United Parish Church to host Repeat Boutique

CARVER — The United Parish Church, 115 Main St., invites residents to shop its Repeat Boutique.

The boutique has a wide variety of women's, men's and children's clothing in a full range of sizes, including plus size. The boutique also carries household goods, linens, pots and pans, and curtains and sheets.

The boutique is accepting donations during Thrift Shop hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, it does not accept furniture, electronics and appliances.

The United Parish Church is a community-based Church regardless of religion. For more information, call 508-866-4493.

Edaville announces Surrounding Town Savings

CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., announced their dates for September Surrounding Town Savings.

Edaville Family Theme Park will offer surrounding towns a 50% discount every Friday in September. Therefore, local residents from Wareham, Carver, Middleborough, Kingston, Plymouth and Plympton will receive the discount at the gate.

Edaville is open every day this summer. Visit http://edaville.com for more details.

King Richard's Faire 

CARVER — King Richard's Faire will return to Carver until Oct. 20 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, a mud show and hundreds of entertainers on eight stages. All day, performers engage their audiences and guests stroll the lanes of Carvershire exploring all the event has to offer.

Shoppers will find various merchants selling handcrafted items and art.

Tickets are $34 adults, $17 for children ages 4-11, and children younger than 3 are free. Groups may make reservations by emailing info@kingrichardsfaire.net. For information, email info@kingrichardsfaire.net, or visit http://kingrichardsfaire.net, or visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.

Sept. 27: Parsonsfield, 8 p.m.

Sept. 28: Giacomo Gates, 8 p.m.

Fishing Derby Day

CARVER — The Friends of Myles Standish State Forest will host a Fishing Derby Day on Sept. 28 at Fearing Pond.

Go for the morning or take a picnic lunch and stay for the day. The event is held rain or shine. Fishing starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. A good supply of fishing poles will be available to borrow; free bait is provided. Fishing license not required. The pond will be stocked by MassWildlife and experienced anglers will help novices. This free event is family friendly and open to all ages. Park at Fearing Pond day use area for free.

Raffles, prizes for biggest fish and Myles Standish Photo Contest awards will follow when fishing ends. Send photo contest entries by Sept. 15 to photos@friendsmssf.com. All photos must be taken in MSSF. Limit three entries per person. Reasonable accommodations can be made with advance request to DCR at 508-866-2526.

For more information, visit http://friendsmssf.com. Send questions to friends@friendsmssf.com. This event is presented by the Friends of Myles Standish SF, MassDCR, MassWildlife, and the Fearing Pond Cottage Owners Association.

Survivor Tails Animal Rescue hosting Oktopawfest

PLYMOUTH — Survivor Tails Animal Rescue will host Oktopawfest from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Independent Fermentations Brewing, .

Attendees can meet dogs and pet vendors and enter raffles. Enjoy music by David James Duo from 1-4 p.m. and Robert Paluzi from 4 to 5 p.m. Attendees can also make their own sauerkraut for $5. Food vendors will also be available and $1 from every pint sold goes to STAR.

Personal dogs are welcome but must be leashed and in control.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra to present ‘Symphonic Spectacular!’

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Symphonic Spectacular!” for it’s opening night show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Composer Paul Dukas drew his inspiration the poem by Goethe that popularized by Walt Disney’s film “Fantasia.” Guest organist Ian Watson joins the Phil for this production.

Tickets $25, $50 and $60 and are available online at http://plymouthphil.org or by calling 508-746-8008. Tickets will be sold at the venue door one hour prior to the concert, based on availability. Memorial Hall is fully accessible. The 104th season of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

United Parish of Carver to host Blessing on the Bog

CARVER — Blessing on the Bog will be offered by United Parish of Carver at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Flax Pond Farms, 58 Pond St.

Worship will include cranberry blessing stories, scripture, prayers, and song. Clark Griffith, a third-generation cranberry farmer, will share a tale of growing up cranberry. Special music will be provided by brothers Alex and Thomas Ekbom. Following worship, there will be a time for fellowship with light refreshments, hands-on activities, and a bog side chat by Flax Pond cranberry family.

Upon arrival, look for signs for parking. In case of bad weather, call the church at 508-866-4493, email unitedparishofcarver@gmail.com or visit the church Facebook for updated information.

Edaville Family Theme Park to host Buy One Get One Deal

CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will offer a Buy One Get One Deal on 2019 Date Specific Tickets, offer valid Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

Guests can log onto http://edaville.com to purchase date specific tickets, using code BOGO.

For dates and times visit the website.

Carver Farmers' Market open Sundays

CARVER — The Carver Farmers’ Market will run every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. until Oct. 27, rain or shine, 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, 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.

Plymouth 400 Inc. Postal Artwork Contest

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth 400 Inc. has announced its Postal Artwork Contest, in which artists and aspiring artists alike will have the opportunity to develop official 2020 commemorative cachets. A cachet is "a design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate an historic event." In past commemorations, official cachets were created to represent key moments in history.

Plymouth 400 Inc. and the Plymouth Rock Stamp Club partnered to run this Postal Artwork Contest. Participation is open to people of all ages and locations. To participate: go to https://plymouth400inc.org/Events/postal-artwork-contest?mc_cid=8059f34081&mc_eid=[UNIQID]; review the Contest Themes; review the Categories and Age/Experience Levels; review the Contest Entry Rules and complete a Contest Entry Form; design original artwork; and submit design and completed contest entry form electronically to ArtContest@Plymouth400inc.org.

The deadline to submit artwork is Oct. 1. Artwork will be showcased at Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019.

Basics of Guardianship Training

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Probate & Family Court, 52 Obery St., will present a Basics of Guardianship Training from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 and 18.

This Introduction to Guardianship is ideal for family members and newly appointed guardians. For more information, visit http://guardianship.academy/intro. For questions, email traci@guardianship.academy.

Plymouth Farmers' Market

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Farmers' Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from now until November in the grassy field at the River Street entrance. The market features local vendors, artisans and crafters as well as live music and activities for kids. Story Time with Plymouth Public Library is at 4:30 p.m. The market accepts WIC EBT cards, SNAP benefits and food stamps. For more information, visit plymouthfarmersmarket.org.

Vendors include Auntie Dalies Pasta, Chrissy's Crumble, DaSilva Farms, Dufort Farms, Eve's Garden, Franks Cucina, Fresh Catch, Hillside Mushrooms, Hippy Pilgrim, Indie Ferm, Jordan Brothers Seafood, Log Cabin Bakers, Pies by Moira, Plato's Harvest, Plymouth Bay Winery, Sanobe Superfoods, skinny dip farm, Sweet and Salty Farm, The Tasty, Tilth & Timber, Townie Frozen Desserts and Uncommon Grounds. Attendees who purchase a 2019 Friend Card will receive weekly discounts.

Edaville to offer fall specials

CAVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will offer several fall specials.

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Trick-or-Treating: This kid-friendly, parent-approved trick-or-treating event includes guests of all ages. Another treat: guests can stroll through a kid-friendly Halloween inspired Dino Land, featuring 22 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Guests are encouraged but not required to dress up for this Not-So-Spooky tradition. Hours of operation for the month of October are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday as well as Columbus Day.

Christmas Festival of Lights BOGO Deal: Edaville will offer a Christmas Festival of Lights Buy One Get One Deal on 2019 Online Date Specific Tickets, offer valid Nov. 1-14. Guests can log onto http://edaville.com to purchase date specific tickets, using code: BOGO. For guests who want to celebrate with Santa, there are VIP train packages. Guests join Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves on a train ride and one-on-one time with Santa.

Military Appreciation: Edaville will honor military personnel by welcoming them to the park for free from Nov. 15-19, and Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, during the Christmas Festival of Lights. The Annual Christmas Festival of Lights celebration begins Nov. 15 and Edaville is invites all military, veterans, fire rescue, police, and their families. With a valid ID, all fire rescue, police, military, will receive free admission to the pak. Immediate family members of military, veterans, fire rescue, and police are just $20 at the gate.

Surrounding Town Savings Dates: Local residents from Wareham, Carver, Middleborough, Kingston, Plymouth and Plympton will receive up to $10 off tickets at the gate only from Nov. 21-25.

Edaville Family Theme Park to offer Hero Appreciation discounts

CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., has released their dates for Hero Appreciation deals that support not only the military, veterans, fire rescue and police, but their families as well.

From Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13, with a valid ID, all fire rescue, police and military will receive free admission to the pak. Immediate family members of military, veterans, fire rescue and police will pay just $20 at the gate.

Edaville is open every day this summer. Visit http://edaville.com for more details.

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: Oct. 5.

Burial Hill Tours

PLYMOUTH — Burial Hill Tours, presented by The Plymouth Antiquarian Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, announced its 2019 schedule.

Tours are held at 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month and last approximately one hour. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and encouraged to wear appropriate shoes. Tours begin at the top of the hill and are free and open to the public. Severe weather may cancel tour. The schedule is as follows:

Oct. 5: “Finding Early Plymouth: An Archaeological View of Burial Hill” with David Landon

Nov. 2: “Unruly Women” with Donna Curtin and Anne Mason

Dec. 7: “Veterans on Burial Hill” with Anne Mason

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. 6: Patricia Gomes and Sean Theall

Nov. 3: Michael Brown and Valeri Lawson

Dec. 1: Jean Kreiling and Tim Reed

Cranberry Festival to be hosted by Edaville Family Theme Park

CARVER - Edaville Family Theme Park will host the famous Cranberry Festival Oct. 12 and 13, featuring live entertainment, a variety of vendors, crafters, artisans, and excitement for all ages.

Nancy Bailey, assistant manager, of Edaville Family Theme Park, said, “The Cranberry Festival is a wonderful event, where guests can learn about the cranberry harvest, and Edaville’s history while enjoying the fall foliage, seasonal food and beverages, and craftmsanship of an array of local crafters, artisans and vendors.”

The Cranberry Festival will take place inside Edaville’s events field, where guests can enjoy a collection of vendors and crafters that offer hand-made and home-made items that include candles, jams and jellies, stained glass, specialty clothing, and more, according to a press release. Even better, the Cranberry Festival boasts local live entertainment, educational lessons, seasonal apple cider, baked goods from the famous Montilio’s bakery, an assortment of food trucks, and more.

Guests that purchase admission to the park, receive complimentary admission into the Cranberry Festival. General festival admission, for ages 4-59 is $10; ages 2-3 and 60-plus is $5; under 2 is free.

“Edaville Family Theme Park home of Thomas Land has been entertaining guests for over 70 years, and we are beyond excited to have the Cranberry Festival back home where the festival originated, so guests can enjoy even more of our history,” said Bailey.

The Cranberry Festival is open Oct. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information visit www.edaville.com.

Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey play Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present folk artists Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, formerly of Peter, Paul & Mary, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$79 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657- 8774.

Get The Led Out at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Get The Led Out at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Get The Led Out is a Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. The group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live. Tickets are $29-$49, and are on sale at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

Fiscal Year 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property preliminary tax bills mailed

CARVER — The Town of Carver treasurer and collector Kathryn Kay announced the first and second quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed June 28.

The amounts due are due and payable by Nov. 1 for quarter two of 2019 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 Nov. 1, respectively. Both quarter tax remittances were mailed in the same envelope.

As per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59 §57A, Carver is not billing preliminary real estate or personal property taxes for accounts whose quarter totals are less than $100.01. The full year’s taxes will be billed on the Fiscal Year 2020 quarter three and quarter four bills, due Feb. 3, 2020, and May 1, 2020, respectively.

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. For example: Bill No. 25, 2020 real estate. 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 2020, Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills, remaining unpaid after their respective due dates are subject to 14% per annum interest from the due date.

This bill can be paid online at http://carverma.gov. The Tax Collector's office will be open to receive payments of taxes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; from 8 a.m. to noon Fridays; and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

For more information, call 508-866-3434.

Piff the Magic Dragon at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Piff the Magic Dragon at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

After performing on NBC's America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff The Magic Dragon continues to perform across the globe with his comedy magic show. Joined by his sidekick, Mr. Piffles, The World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua, the duo performs nightly at his residency at the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas, and are currently performing across the US and Canada as part of their 2019 tour, The Lucky Dragon.

Tickets are $29-$59 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

The Righteous Brothers to perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present The Righteous Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Righteous Brothers star Bill Medley is back on the road again with a new partner in Bucky Heard and a catalogue of classics from across four decades. Tickets are $49-$89 and are on sale at http://memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657-8774.

Edaville to host Canned Good promotion

CARVER — Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., will help the community as well as offer visitors a way to save a little money on admission by offering a Canned Good promotion.

All donations are given to Shane’s Food Pantry in Carver.

Edaville will offer a discount to guests who bring a canned good to the park. Guests can save up to $10 off full priced gate admission tickets on Nov. 15-21, Nov. 26, Nov. 29, Dec. 3-6, Dec. 10-13, Dec. 17-20, Dec. 24, Dec. 26-31, and Jan. 1.

Visit http://edaville.com for more details and a full calendar.

Pilgrim Progress Nov. 28

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Progress re-enactment will take place at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, beginning at the Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow St.

Costumed participants, many of whom are from the town of Plymouth and the surrounding communities, as well as visitors to the area, 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, 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.

This has been a Town of Plymouth event since 1921. This re-enactment is based upon an eye-witness account of a Dutch visitor to Plymouth Colony in 1627. The event is sponsored by Plymouth Rock Foundation and The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The event is also funded in part by the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund. For more information, contact pilgrimprogress1620@gmail.com.

Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$89 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

The Fab Four at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Fab Four, the Ultimate Tribute, a Beatles tribute band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Tickets are $29-$59 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

Irish Comedy Tour at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Irish Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. March 13, 2020, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at 7 p.m. March 15 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, not to be confused with Peppers, is a nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

Chrissy's Charity seeking rosary, Christian jewelry

PLYMOUTH — Chrissy's Charity has been helping those in need since 2008. In the past, the charity has sold jewelry and raised funds for many years. But they have recently gone in a different direction, still helping those in need in a different way.

The charity is asking for donations of rosaries and small Christian jewelry, which they prepare and send to the missions and to the local hospital chapel. Many times, these free gifts bring comfort to others at their time in need. The charity also makes rosaries and mends broken ones. They are also seeking donations of four-ply yarn for their Prayer Shawl Group.

There are red baskets at both St. Mary's Church in North Plymouth and also St. Joseph's Church in Kingston. Rockland Trust banks in Plymouth and Balboni's Drug Store will also collect them. For information, email gingerw2@comcast.net or call Jane at 508-746-6095.

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.

Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop

KINGSTON — The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston, near the Carver line. 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

The Carver Heals Committee is hosting an event on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 6:30PM at Carver Middle High School called, “Carver Heals.” The event will include motivational speaker, Rich Barnes and roundtable discussions with representatives from the District Attorney’s office, the Sheriff’s Department, and representatives from the local Carver community. Refreshments are being sponsored by the Carver Police Union and various local business have donated door prizes. The purpose of the evening it to help build a stronger community by sharing messages of hope, encouragement, appreciation and love. For more information please call (508) 322-1359 or email carverheals2019@gmail.com