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Kindergarten registration

KINGSTON - The registration process for those children who will enter Kindergarten in the fall 2020 is underway. Eligible children must be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1.

To register a child, pick-up a registration packet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16-20 at Kingston Elementary School, 150 Main St. Completed paperwork must be in no later than March 27.

During this time, registration for new first graders will be accepted who have not attended KES before and will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Required items for registration are a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization record, most recent physical and any legal documents, if applicable. An orientation for incoming Kindergarten parents will be held from 5:30 to 6;30 pm. June 3 at KES.

After registration, parents will receive notification concerning spring screening for Kindergarten. There will be an option of May 11 or May 12. Results from the screening, along with developmental history, help to determine classroom placement. It is important to keep this screening appointment for the child.

Kingston winter snow notice

KINGSTON — When snow is forecast, residents are required to keep all parked vehicles off all streets and right of ways that are plowed by the town to expedite snow-removal operations.

Vehicles obstructing sanding and plowing operations will be towed in accordance with Kingston Bylaw Article 9, Section 12. The Superintendent of Streets and other officers having charge of ways are authorized to remove any vehicle interfering with the town’s ability to expedite snow removal operations. Any charges resulting from removal and storage charges, if any, will be imposed upon the owner of the vehicle.

The town is not responsible for damaged fences, shrubs, trees, mailboxes, or other property that are within the street layout or other ways plowed by the town. Depositing snow onto a public street or highway is a violation of Chapter 270 of Massachusetts General Laws and violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and to suspension of operator’s license and registration.

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.

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

Early Childhood Fair to be held March 7

KINGSTON — South Shore Family Network will host its 21st annual Early Childhood Fair from 10 a.m. to noon March 7 at Kingston Elementary School, 150 Main St. Admission is free.

There will be crafts, activities and more for children ages 2 and older. Early childhood educators and community partners from all over the south shore will be on hand to share information and resources for families and young children. There will be a DJ playing children’s music, Big Ryan performing some of his “Tall Tales,” and many hands-on activity stations for the children will be provided by early education centers.

Tour Burial Hill

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.

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.

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.

AARP Tax-Aide Foundation offers filing assistance

KINGSTON — The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation will have trained volunteers at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., to assist taxpayers in the filing of their 2019 Federal and State income tax returns.

This free service will be available most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from Feb. 4-April 8.

The Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation, the not-for-profit branch of AARP, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue also supports the service. Consumers do not have to be retired or a member of AARP to take advantage of this service, and there are no age or residency requirements. The program, however, does have limitations; among others, no returns can be prepared for a business with depreciation or payroll expenses or if the filer received income from renting out a home or apartment.

To make an appointment, call the Senior Center after Jan. 14 at 781-585-0511, or stop by the front desk. Appointments are scheduled in one-and-a-half-hour blocks. More detailed information regarding necessary documents will be available upon making an appointment.

Boatbuilding workshop

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

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.

Kingston Garden Club schedule

KINGSTON — The Kingston Garden Club has set its winter and spring schedule for presentations and activities.

All presentations and activities are included in the $30 annual membership fee. The public is welcome to attend a presentation for a $5 fee at the door. From January through March, the club will be meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Council On Aging Senior Center, 30 Evergreen St. From April through June, club meetings are at the Faunce School, 16 Green St.

March 14: Presidents’ Tea- “Simple, Creative 10 Minute Floral Designs That WOW,” presented by Anna Holmes, Flowers By Anna

April 18: “Gardening in the Shade,” presented by Suzanne Mahler

May 9: Annual Plant Sale: The Faunce School from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

June TBA: Kingston Garden Club end of year Brunch

For more information on membership in the Kingston Garden Club, contact Debra Cabral at glitter0913@hotmail.com. For more information on presentations, contact Janice King at janking@aol.com.

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.

‘Understanding Paycheck Deductions’

KINGSTON — Residents are invited to join Gail DeGrenier at “Undering Paycheck Deductions,” a workshop offered by the Kingston Public Library, at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at the Adams Center, 33 Summer St.

Gail is the branch manager for Rockland Trust’s Kingston branch. This presentation is geared toward residents who have a teen who is planning to join the workforce soon. The goal is help them to understand the history and vocabulary around the taxes and other paycheck deductions they may encounter before they receive their first check.

“Understanding Paycheck Deductions” is part of a series of programs focusing on personal finance and financial literacy for adults and teens that the Kingston Public Library will be presenting alongside partners in the community. This program is brought to residents with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This program is free but registration is requested. To register or for more information about this program or future programs, visit http://kingstonpubliclibrary.org or contact Al Ealy at 781-585-0517, ext. 6279.

‘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.

Spring Equinox Creative Day Retreat

DUXBURY — The Art Complex Museum has scheduled its first ever Spring Equinox Creative Day Retreat in which yoga, meditation, sacred sounds and mandala painting will be offered, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at The Alden House Studio, 105 Alden St. Participants will learn how to invite more peace and creativity into their lives.

In the museum’s Phoenix Gallery, Marnie Bacon, longtime professional yoga instructor, will provide guidance to open the flow of creativity through yoga and meditation practice. Deb Ogden will accompany the session with the resonating sounds of Tibetan bowl playing for inspiration. Lunch will be provided by The Green Light Juice Bar and Café. A tour of the museum’s current exhibition will be offered. Local artist Sally Dean Mello will provide guidance through the spiritual process of painting a dot mandala in acrylic paint on rocks and canvases.

The cost is $108 with all materials and lunch provided. To register, call 781-934-6634, ext. 10, or email sally@artcomplex.org.

South Shore Folk Music Club to present Tall Richard, Joe Folan

DUXBURY — The South Shore Folk Music Club will present Tall Richard with opener Joe Folan at 7 p.m. March 21 at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

An Open Mic will be held before and after the break. Sign up at the door. No early sign-ups. Participants must sign themselves up. There will be four eight-minute slots before intermission and two eight-minute slots after intermission. The slots will be first-come, first-served until slots are full.

Tickets for members are $9 and $10 for nonmembers. Advance tickets are available at https://southshorefolkmusicclub.org/event-3529397. For information, visit http://ssfmc.org.

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.

Kingston COA self-defense class

KINGSTON — The Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., will hold a self-defense class from 1 to 3 p.m. March 27.

Instructor Reggie Macamaux will guide attendees on ways to protect themselves and how to escape in the event of an attack. This class is geared toward seniors, however, all ages are encouraged to attend this class to learn techniques on self-defense and awareness of surroundings.

This is a free class and open to the public. Registration is required. Call the Council on Aging at 781-585-0511 to register.

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.

Swap Shop closed

KINGSTON — The Kingston Recycling Committee reminds the public that the Swap Shop at the Recycling and Disposal Center is closed until April 3. There is no heat in the trailer and removal of ice and snow is problematic, so it is deemed unsafe for residents to use this facility during this period.

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.

Silver Lake Drama events

KINGSTON — Silver Lake High School Drama will host the following drama events at the school, located at 260 Pembroke St.:

April 30: “Epic Proportions,” 7 p.m.

May 2: “Epic Proportions,” 7 p.m.

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.

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.

‘Healthy Kingston’ airs episode

KINGSTON — Janet Wade, of the Kingston Board of Health, invited panelists Joan Hutchison, Margaret Spalluzzi, Anne Chaffee, Joanne Guilfoy and Austin Sennett on a new episode of “Healthy Kingston.” Wade and the panel discussed health classes, socialization, and local services including the Council on Aging, Public Library and the Recreational Center.

Watch “Healthy Kingston” at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; and at 1 p.m. Mondays through 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/VlJbzaVv-Hk.

“Healthy Kingston” is recorded at PACTV. 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.

New episode of Good Day Kingston

KINGSTON — Kingston selectman Josh Warren invited Stephen Clinch, the president of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, and Ellen Cook, board member of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, on Good Day Kingston to discuss the Foundation's work supporting the Kingston Public Library.

Cook and Clinch shared what the foundation has been up to and what events and programs residents can expect in the coming months.

The show can be seen at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday; at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and at 7 p.m. Friday on the Kingston Government Channel on Comcast 15 and Verizon 42. The episode is also available on PACTV’s YouTube Channel: PACTV Video Share: https://youtu.be/ZsEN-3Q5s74.

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.

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 info@plymouthareacoalition.org or visit http://plymouthareacoalition.org. The Plymouth Area Coalition Thrift Shop is located at 149 Bishops Highway.

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.

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.

Kingston COA computer help

KINGSTON – Bob Barry is taking appointments at the Kingston Council on Aging to help residents with their computer needs. Barry is at the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. every Friday to offer his expertise on all things computer. Call 781-585-0511 to make an appointment.

Free community playgroups

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

Get fit with Wingate

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

Sunday Salon Series

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

Donate used eyeglasses

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

OCLN expands website accessibility

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

Calling all artists

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

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

St. Joseph Parish food pantry

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

Myles Standish State Forest programs

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

Now recycle antifreeze, large plastic

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

Recycling containers available for events

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

Friends of the COA’s gift shop kiosk

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

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

Special education child search

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

PACTV ‘Community News’

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

PCN in Depth

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

PACTV classes

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

Pet food drive

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

Educational programming

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

Recycle your old clothes

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

Vital records online

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

Habitat ReStore

CARVER – Doing some cleaning and not quite sure where to put all of the things in that unwanted pile? Donate those items to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth’s ReStore. Habitat’s ReStore, located on Route 58 in Carver, sells donated materials to contractors and the general public at a discounted price. The proceeds from the sale of all donated items go toward the construction of Habitat homes. No item is too small, as items currently in the ReStore range from windows to home decor to nuts and bolts. If you’re looking to take in some new items for remodeling projects, stop by the ReStore and save 50-90 percent off retail price on everything in the store. New merchandise comes in on a regular basis from retailers, contractors and individuals.

The ReStore is located at 72 N. Main St. in Carver; the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about the ReStore and how to volunteer or donate, visit the website, www.hfhplymouth.org, or visit the Facebook page, Greater Plymouth Habitat & ReStore.

Quilters needed

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

Veterans job search

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

Sheriff’s outreach

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