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Carver town clerk announces nomination papers availability

The Carver town clerk announced that the 2020 Town Election will be held on April 25 and campaign and nomination papers can now be obtained.

The deadline for picking up papers is March 5 and the deadline for returning nomination papers for certification is March 10.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held April 14.

Transfer station stickers on sale

CARVER — Transfer Station/Beach Stickers for 2020 are on sale. Stickers cost $10 for Carver residents. Stickers are $5 for seniors (65+) and disabled veterans.

Stickers are good for one year from January through December 2020. Residents must show license and vehicle registration. If a vehicle is leased, a copy of your lease agreement is also required.

Carver Public Schools’ Preschool Program to begin peer model screening

CARVER — The Carver Public Schools’ Preschool Program, Carver Elementary School, 85 Main St., is currently scheduling peer model screening appointments for the 2020-21 school year.

Screenings will be held by appointment only on Fridays in April and May. Carver residents who feel that their preschooler, age 2.5-5, has special needs, contact the Carver Elementary school to schedule a screening appointment. Screenings are generally held on the first Friday of each month.

A screening is required for acceptance into the program. Children considered are those who do not currently receive special education services and are not in need of special education services. Applicants are expected to demonstrate age appropriate skills, within six months, in the areas of speech and language, cognitive/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 Sept. 1 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 peer model students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. Note that slots are limited.

This is a fee-based program for peer model students. The fee for each half day session is $12. The program currently offers 2-, 3-, and 4-day half-day preschool options as well as a full day preschool and kindergarten transitional class for those children turning 4 by Sept. 1.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Carver Elementary School Office at 508-866-6210.

PCA announces March events

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., announced the following March events:

“Youth Arts Month Exhibit”: March 4-20. This exhibit is made up of art from Plymouth kindergarten through grade 12 schools. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10. “PCA Art Instructor Show”: March 4-April 14. Attendees can see samples of art instructors work at the PCA. “New England Watercolor Show”: March 4-April 20. Side by side with the AWS will be this exhibit of the best of NEWS. “American Watercolor Society Show”: March 13-April 20. This is an opportunity to view 40 prize winning watercolors from the AWS Traveling Show. The PCA is one of six art centers in the U.S. to be chosen to display this show. There will be ticketed demonstrations by signature AWS members: 2-4 p.m. March 28, Maria Greenfield; 2-4 p.m. March 29, Carolyn Latanisian; and from 2-4 p.m. April 5, Robert Mesrop.

Most art work is for sale at http://artsplymouth.org.

Knights of Columbus Council 9822 Lenten Chowder Dinner

CARVER — Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 9822 will host a Lenten Chowder Dinner every Friday night from 5 to 7 p.m. through April 3 in the St. Joseph’s room of our Lady of Lourdes, 130 Main St.

Attendees can get a cup of clam chowder or alternate chowder, oyster crackers and cookie for $6. Gluten free clam chowder is available. Soda or water is also available for $1. Dine in or take out.

For more information, call 508-866-1043.

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.

March 6: American Songbook, 8 p.m., $20

March 7: Comedy Night featuring Ace Aceto with Matt Barry & Kathe Farris, 8 p.m., $20

March 10: Open Mic Tuesdays, 7 p.m., $5

March 13: Bettye LaVette, 8 p.m., $45

March 14: Dana Fuchs, 8 p.m., $28

March 17: Dave Mason, 8 p.m., $79, VIP $125

March 20: October Road, 8 p.m., $25

March 21: Mallet Brothers Band, 8 p.m., $25

March 24: Open Mic Tuesdays, 7 p.m., $5

March 27: Laszlo Gardony, 8 p.m., $25

March 28: Coco Montoya & Ronnie Baker Brooks, 8 p.m., $38

March 31: Open Mic Tuesdays, 7 p.m., $5

Carver to elect delegates to Democratic State Convention

CARVER — Registered Democrats in Carver will hold a caucus at 10 a.m. March 7 at the Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.

This year’s state convention will be held May 30 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate successes and prepare for the upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Carver. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by Feb. 15 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Carver can elect four delegates and four alternates to the convention. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at http://massdems.org.

Those interested in getting involved with the Carver Democratic Town Committee should contact James Nauen, chair, at 508-866-5568 or check out their website at http://carverdems.org.

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: March 7.

Burial Hill Tours

PLYMOUTH — Burial Hill tours, presented by The Plymouth Antiquarian Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month except January and last approximately one hour. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and are 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. For information, 508-746-0012, plymouthantiquarian.org or pilgrimhall.org. Next tour: March 7.

Plymouth Phil to present Sunday Afternoon Family Concert

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will present a one-hour Sunday Afternoon Family Concert at 3 p.m. March 8 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Meet Musicians/Instrument Demo will begin at 2 p.m.

Cost for adults is $20 and children 12 and younger are $10. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2I6afzq.

Entertainment at Plymouth Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Memorial Hall is located at 83 Court St. For more information on events, visit https://memorialhall.com or call 508-830-4087.

March 8: Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 3 p.m.

March 13: Irish Comedy Tour, 8 p.m.

March 15: Red Hot Chili Pipers, 7 p.m.

March 20: Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m.

March 21: March Vegas - Plymouth Lions, TBA

March 22: Tower of Power, 8 p.m.

March 27-28: Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

Carver Public Schools announces the following events

March 9: 7 p.m. School Committee meeting at Town Hall

March 10: 6 p.m. PTO Bubble Soccer at Carver Middle High School (tentative)

March 11: 5 p.m. Workload Committee meeting

March 12: Early release at Carver Middle High School only 

March 12: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Be An 11 - Captains Council and Grade 7 at Carver Middle High School

March 12: Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences​ at Carver Middle High School

March 13 and 14: 7 p.m. High School Drama Club Presents: Mamma Mia​ @ MHS

March 17: Tiered Focused Monitoring Onsite Review from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

March 18: Term 2 ends at Carver Elementary School

March 19: 6 p.m. Grade 5 science fair at Carver Elementary School

March 24-25: MCAS​ - GRADE 10 English language arts at Carver Middle High School

March 25: 6 p.m. March Music Madness ​at Carver Middle High School

March 26: Early release at Carver Elementary School only

March 26: Community Readers Day and PTO Scholastic Book Fair ​at Carver Elementary School

March 26: 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences​ ​at Carver Elementary School

BID-Plymouth to offer Look Good Feel Better Program

PLYMOUTH — Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth Cancer Center will host a Look Good Feel Better program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment from 3 to 5 p.m. at the hospital, 275 Sandwich St., in the Breast Center Conference Room.

Attendees can choose from one of the following dates to attend: March 9, April 7, May 11 or June 9.

Offered through a national collaboration of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association, Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance side effects of their treatment. Look Good Feel Better offers complimentary group, individual and online beauty sessions that include lessons on dealing with temporary hair loss and skin, complexion and nail changes due to cancer treatment. The two-hour group workshop is led by volunteer beauty experts who teach makeup application techniques and offer skin and nail care guidance. They also demonstrate how to manage hair loss using wigs, turbans, scarves and accessories and show a video featuring expert advice on styling during and after cancer treatment.

Registration is required. To register, visit http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org and look for the Program Finder. For more information, call 508-732-8770 or 508-830-1651.

Carver Public Schools announces meeting schedule

CARVER — Upcoming Carver School Committee meeting dates have changed, with a new meeting date of 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in place of the March meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19. All meetings are held at Town Hall.

Call 508-866-3434 for more information.

United Parish Church 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.

Plymouth Farmers’ Market

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Farmers’ Market, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 12, Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center, Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Indoor season runs from November through May. Regional farmers and artisans provide fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy, cheese, pasture-raised meats, baked goods, breads, herbs, honey, cut flowers, plants and artisan skin care. Free and open to the public, year round. For information: plymouthfarmersmarket.org. Upcoming markets: March 26, April 9 and 23, May 14.

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.

New police station groundbreaking scheduled

The Police Station Advisory Building Committee will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new police station at 10 a.m. March 14. The event will be held on the southern end of the new police station site near the parking lot for Carver Public library employees.

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.

‘White Sharks & Seals’ program

PLYMOUTH — The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the National Marine Life Center will present “White Sharks & Seals” at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the John Carver Inn & Spa, 25 Summer St. in downtown Plymouth.

The benefit lecture is open to all ages. Speakers Andrea Bogomolni, of Mass Maritime Academy, and Megan Winton, of Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, will provide the latest information on great white shark and seal research. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The evening's proceeds will benefit the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and National Marine Life Center's programs. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy supports scientific research, improves public safety, and educates the community to inspire shark conservation. The National Marine Life Center's mission is to rehabilitate and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at http://atlanticwhiteshark.org/events.

Classic Albums Live show

PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present Classic Albums Live – “The Dark Side of the Moon” at 8 p.m. March 20 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Since 2003, Classic Albums Live has been using the world’s greatest musicians to faithfully recreate classic albums exactly the way they were recorded: note for note - cut for cut. No cheesy costumes, no bad imitations - just musical perfection. Tickets cost $29-$49. For information, call 1-800-657-8774 or visit memorialhall.com.

Addiction Support Our Lady of Lourdes Carver

CARVER — Our Lady Lourdes, 130 Main St., will host addiction support sessions from 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

A light lunch will follow. All are welcome to gather in community in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament to pray the Healing Mysteries of the Rosary and listen to a guest speaker who will share a message of hope to those affected or afflicted by substance use disorder.

For more information, contact Karen Wenger at 508-345-1768; Deacon Paul Coughlin at 508-269-6863; or the OLOL Parish Office at 508-866-4000.

Tower of Power performs at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Tower of Power at 7 p.m. March 22 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.

South Shore Conservatory events

DUXBURY — South Shore Conservatory, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, programs; for information, visit sscmusic.org.

March 31: Female Composers, 11 a.m., free.

April 28: Pops!, 11 a.m., free.

May 3: South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra concert, 3 p.m., $10.

Three Dog Night performs at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Three Dog Night at 8 p.m. April 3, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $49-$89 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

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.

April 5: Doug Holder & Ellen Jane Powers

One Night of Queen at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen & the Works, at 8 p.m. April 17 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

Mother of a Comedy Show at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Mother of a Comedy Show at 8 p.m. April 18 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St.

Christine Hurley, Kelly MacFarland and Kerri Louise have performed in comedy clubs and done hundreds of corporate and theatre shows across their separate careers. Now, attendees will get the chance to see them all together on one stage.

Tickets are $36 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

BID-Plymouth to present Heart & Sole Walk/Run 5K

PLYMOUTH — Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth will present a Heart & Sole Walk/Run 5K at 9 a.m. April 18 beginning at Bramhall’s Country Store, 2 Sandwich St.

All proceeds will benefit the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth’s Cardiac Rehab Patient Assistance Fund. The fund supports Cardiac Rehab patients experiencing financial hardship allowing them to focus on their journey to recovery.

To sign up, visit http://southshorerace.com/heart-and-sole-5k-walkrun-april-182020.html. To donate, visit https://bidplymouth-giving.org/cardiac-rehab.

Marshall Tucker Band performs

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present the Marshall Tucker Band at 7 p.m. April 19, at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$69 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com, or by calling 800-657-8774.

Capitol Steps perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present The Capitol Steps at 6 p.m. April 26 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$59 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

Carver announces third, fourth quarter FY 2020 tax bills

CARVER — The Town of Carver third and fourth quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed Dec. 31.

The amounts due are due and payable by May 1 for fourth quarter 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 the due date. Both third and fourth quarter tax remittances were mailed in the same envelope.

Payments made after Dec. 11, 2019, are not reflected on the bill. A parenthesis in either the third or fourth quarter amount due is a credit. Do not remit payment for that quarter.

The bills mailed do not reflect any abatement or exemption on your taxes. Residents who are expecting an abatement or exemption should call the Collector’s office at 508-833-3434.

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 is open 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.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals perform at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$69 at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

Improv comics at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH – Spectacle Management will present improvisational comedy icons Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at 8 p.m. May 30 at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Mochrie and Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” they improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. Tickets cost $29-$59, at www.memorialhall.com, or by calling 1-800-657- 8774.

Arrival from Sweden at Memorial Hall

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Arrival from Sweden, an Abba tribute band, at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $29-$49 and can be bought at http://memorialhall.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1975 to host reunion

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1975 Reunion Committee announced that their 45th Anniversary Class Reunion will be held on July 25 at the American Legion Post No. 40, 199 Federal Furnace Road.

During the reunion party, donated items will be raffled off to continue growing the class's scholarship fund for the 50th reunion in 2025, when the class will present donations to Plymouth South, Plymouth North and Carver High Schools.

The Reunion Committee is looking for names and addresses of missing classmates, and they are also looking for those interested in volunteering to make the reunion a success. Additional information will be communicated as it becomes available. Donations can be mailed to the PCHS 1975 Reunion Committee, 233 Main St., Carver, MA 02330.

The Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1975 Reunion Committee can also be contacted via email at pchs1975@gmail.com or on their FaceBook page at PCHS 1975.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes perform

PLYMOUTH — Spectacle Management will present Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Tickets are $39-$69 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