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CPC accepting funding project applications
KINGSTON — The Community Preservation Committee is accepting applications for funding of projects; the deadline for submission is noon Nov. 30.
Paper copies of the application are available at the Kingston Public Library and at the town clerk’s office. The application can also be found on the CPC webpage on the town’s website.
The committee meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in Room 203 at the Town House and all are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be on Oct. 3 and will include a Public Hearing. Submitted projects will be discussed.
KINGSTON — As part of Kingston’s water withdrawal permit and the decreased flow level in the Jones River, the Board of Water Commissioners has implemented an even/odd two-days-per-week schedule to be effective immediately, as follows:
Even numbered houses may water on Saturday and Tuesday. Odd numbered houses may water on Sunday and Thursday. The permitted hours of outside use of water for all residents and before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
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.
Kingston Garden Club fall schedule
KINGSTON — The Kingston Garden Club has announced its fall schedule for presentations and activities.
All presentations and activities are included in the $30 annual membership fee. The public is welcome to attend any presentation for a $5 fee at the door. The Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Faunce School, 16 Green St., unless otherwise noted.
Sep. 28: Annual Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 12: “Create a Plant Journal” presented by Debbie Cabral, KGC member
Nov. 9: “Honey Bees and Beekeeping” presented by Ann Rein, Plymouth County Bee Keepers Association
Dec. 7: “Holiday Fair” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. presented by Friends of the Council on Aging and Kingston Garden Club at The Council on Aging building, 30 Evergreen St.
More presentations are scheduled for the 2020 winter and spring season. For more information on membership in the Kingston Garden Club, contact Debbie Cabral at email@example.com. For more information on presentations, contact Janice King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duxbury Food & Wine Festival
DUXBURY — The Duxbury Food & Wine Festival will host two upcoming events.
The Festival Grand Tasting: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Duxbury Beach Park, 260 Gurnet Road. Tickets are $60 per person or $95 per couple. The event will be held rain or shine. The tasting includes sampling of international wines, and small plates from area chefs and restaurants. Attendees can enjoy live music throughout the afternoon.
Oktoberfest: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Crossroads “Bavarian” Dining Hall at Camp Wing, 742 Keene St. Attendees can enjoy an evening of beer, music, wine and dancing. A German dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple.
All money from the events will go to the charity, Crossroads. For more information and to order tickets, visit http://duxburyfoodandwinefestival.com.
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.
Snug Harbor Community Chorus holiday concert rehearsals
DUXBURY — The Snug Harbor Community Chorus has begun its holiday concert rehearsals at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St.
Holiday concerts are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Andrew’s Church, 17 Church St., Hanover. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Monday nights at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. The holiday show features traditional holiday carols and varied seasonal fare, both sacred and secular.
Snug Harbor’s director is Randy McGee, who holds a doctorate in vocal performance and has many years experience as a music director, teacher and performer. Incorporated in 1998, Snug Harbor is a nonprofit chorus whose members come from all over the South Shore, as well as Cape Cod.
Dues are $70 per concert season to cover the cost of music. Singers of all levels of accomplishment are welcome. There are no auditions. For more information, visit http://snugharborcc.org or like Snug Harbor Community Chorus on FaceBook.
‘Exploring Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger’
DUXBURY — The Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., will present “Exploring Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Merry Room.
Belanger is a researcher of folklore and legends. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal. He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast. Since 1997, this journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences.
Belanger will explore local legends through a PowerPoint and a Q&A. Open to teens and adults. Books will be available for sale after the program. Registration is appreciated two weeks prior to the program.
‘Healthy Kingston’ airs new episode
KINGSTON — Janet Wade, of the Kingston Board of Health, invited Arthur Boyle, health agent for the Town of Kingston, and Sue Woodworth, director of the Kingston Recreation Department, on the show “Healthy Kingston.”
On the show, residents can find out about health and safety tips, including the importance of hydrating and skincare during the summer months. Wade and her guests talked about bike safety and how Kingston beaches are great spots for safe summer fun. Also on the show, find out about the Kingston Recreation Department’s programs for children this summer.
Watch “Healthy Kingston” a 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the Kingston Government Channel found on Comcast Channel 15 and Verizon Channel 42.
The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video Share https://youtu.be/4HkUXb92KGY. PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government access to the town of Kingston. For more information about PACTV and the services that they offer the town of Kingston, visit http://pactv.org/kingston.
‘Register’s Report’ to air new episode
PLYMOUTH — On a new episode of “Register’s Report,” host and Plymouth County register of deeds John Buckley talked with guest Tim White, Plymouth County assistant register of deeds, about recordings for June as well as highlighting some of Plymouth County's notable land records and Plymouth Colony Records.
Also on the show, Buckley discussed activity at the Registry of Deeds in June 2019. Other topics on the show included Hannah Thomas, Scituate Lighthouse, Minot’s Ledge Light, and a notable colonial record: Early Toll Gates – Vol. 2, Page 53 – June 7, 1642.
The show can be seen on PACTV’s Government Channels on the following days and times:
Kingston: 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Comcast 15 and Verizon 42
The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel, PACTV Video: https://youtu.be/f04ToMsQfJQ. PACTV is a nonprofit organization providing Public, Educational and Government Access. PACTV serves the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth. For more information about PACTV, visit http://pactv.org.
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.
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.
KPL art class
KINGSTON — The Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., will offer a new art class with sessions on Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at the Adams Center, 33 Summer St. Zen Doodle is a stress free, simple method that helps attendees tap into their creative nature. Participants will use either paper and pen or an iPad with an Apple pencil and the Procreate App. The instructor is Kingston resident and art teacher Ellen Cook.
The class will be taught from 10 a.m. to noon on three Thursday sessions. Register at the library, by visiting http://kingstonpubliclibrary.org or by calling 781-585-0517. Class size is limited to 12.
Edaville 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.
South Shore Folk Music Club to present Paul Rishell, Annie Raines
DUXBURY — The South Shore Folk Music Club will present Paul Rishell and Annie Raines at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Touring internationally at festivals, clubs, and concert halls, and teaching workshops and seminars, Rishell and Raines have gained fans around the globe. They have performed and recorded with Susan Tedeschi, John Sebastian, Pinetop Perkins, and Rory Block, and appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brian” and “Prairie Home Companion.”
Tickets for members are $22 and $24 for nonmembers. Advance tickets are available at https://southshorefolkmusicclub.org/event-3514669. For information, visit http://ssfmc.org.
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.
Tour Burial Hill
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.
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
Kingston Fire Department Open House
KINGSTON — The Kingston Fire Department, 105 Pembroke St., will host its annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
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
Rep. Kathy LaNatra district hours
KINGSTON — State Rep. Kathy LaNatra, D-Kingston, will hold office hours throughout the 12th Plymouth District. Local hours are:
9 to 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month at Kingston Council on Aging, 26 Evergreen St.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Halifax
Noon to 1:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Plympton Public Library, 5 Palmer Road, Plympton
9:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Monday of every month at Oak Point Clubroom, 200 Oak Point Drive, Middleborough
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Plymouth Council on Aging, 44 Nook Road.
LaNatra’s district includes all residents of Halifax, Kingston and Plympton, as well as residents of Precincts 1, 11 and 13 in Plymouth; Precinct 1 in Middleborough; and Precinct 1 in Duxbury. She will be available to all constituents to address their issues. Her office is best able to help on state-level issues such as unemployment insurance, health connector, environmental protection and conservation, and state licensing. She also welcomes thoughts on existing and pending policy that affect the communities of the 12th Plymouth district.
All residents of the district are invited to stop by at any of these locations and times to have a conversation about issues and concerns that the office may be able to assist with. All of the host facilities are non-partisan and are not affiliated with a given political party.
Meetings can also be arranged by appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact Christopher Jean at Christopher.Jean@MAhouse.gov or 617-722-2430.
Healthy Kingston Speaker Series
KINGSTON - The Healthy Kingston Speaker Series, sponsored by the Kingston Board of Health, runs from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Center.
The series features speakers focusing on the health and well-being of Kingston residents. Topics include Suicide Prevention on Oct. 9, with Jean Babcock from Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Mindfulness on Nov. 13, with mindfulness expert Marybeth Sheehan.
For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org or contact the Kingston Health Department at 781-585-0503.
Edaville offers 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.
Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13, with a valid ID, all fire rescue, police and military will receive free admission to the park. 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.
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.
SSRC to host household hazardous waste collections
PLYMOUTH — South Shore Recycling Cooperative towns will host household hazardous waste collections this fall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The schedule is as follows:
Oct 13: Plymouth Department of Public Works, 169 Camelot Dr.
Nov 17: Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.
Residents of host towns may attend their own town's collection at no charge, with proof of residency. Residents of Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth and Whitman may attend any SSRC collection at the Town's expense, with proof of residency.
Residents of Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston and Plymouth must obtain a signed authorization form from their town's responsible department to attend out of town collections at their Town's expense. Those Towns may limit subsidized quantities.
Residents from any town without authorization, and commercial generators, may attend any collection with a check made out to Stericycle Environmental.
Latex paint is not hazardous. Usable latex paint will only be accepted at the collection in Hanover. Latex paint will not be accepted at any other collection.
For details, including acceptable materials and authorization/payment requirements, visit http://ssrcoop.info and click on "Hazardous Waste," go to the local Town Hall for a flyer, or call 781-329-8318.
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.
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 Art Complex Museum to present artist Steve Novick
DUXBURY — The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., will present artist Steve Novick, an assembler who uses only a few pieces in his creations, in “Approximation” through Nov. 10.
Novick collects his materials from thrift shores, yard sales and flea markets. Both simple and complex items are used. They are fitted together through “trial, error and serendipity.”
Many of his influences, such as cartoons, folk art, surrealism and minimalism, are evident in his straightforward use of materials, simplicity of form and sense of humor.
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 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, 2020. 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 email@example.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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jane at 508-746-6095.
‘Good Day Kingston’
KINGSTON — “Good Day Kingston” has a new episode playing on PACTV. The show is hosted by Board of Selectman Josh Warren and features guests Tom Calter, Kingston town administrator, and Michael Frenette, director of the Kingston Business Association. Calter discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Kingston as it aims to grow its business base. Frenette explains how the Kingston Business Association supports Kingston businesses and the community at large.
The show can be seen in Kingston on Comcast 14 and Verizon 41, the Kingston Government/Education, at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday; at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel: PACTV Video Share at https://youtu.be/oU7LYgLaJU0. For more information about PACTV and the services that they offer the town of Kingston, visit http://pactv.org/kingston.
KINGSTON — Kingston’s newest television show, “Healthy Kingston,” has a new episode, hosted by Kingston Board of Health member Janet Wade.
Wade will talk with featured guests Barbara Ward, a psychotherapist and yoga teacher from The YogaConnection about spirituality and how “doing good does you good,” and Sue Giovanetti, CEO of the Plymouth Area Coalition for Homeless, who talks about community outreach opportunities at the coalition. Listeners will also hear from Kingston health agent Arthur Boyle, who provides an update from the Kingston Health Department, including winter safety tips.
Watch the show at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Comcast Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 41. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel PACTV Video Share at https://youtube.com/watch?v=fl-5gHMAvm4. For more information about PACTV and the services that they offer the town of Kingston, visit http://pactv.org/kingston.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit http://plymouthareacoalition.org. The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway.
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.
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.
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' 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.