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The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives for the month of April (to make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org): Apr. 21 at Southcoast Health, Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River from 12-5; Apr. 21 at the Attleboro YMCA from 2-7; Apr. 22 at Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Hanover from 7:30-12:30; Apr. 25 at St. Pius X Parish Life Center in South Yarmouth from 1-6.

Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich offers a variety of activities for children and families during school vacation week (Apr. 15-22).  Choose from "Springtime Amphibians", "Animal Story Times", "Family Bird HIke" and "Critter Capers".  For program details call 508-888-6870.

Plymouth Center for the Arts is accepting registrations for their April Art Camp -- an art exploration camp for kids and teens -- Apr. 17-21.  Campters provide their own lunch, snack and beverage.  Call 508-746-7222 for more info or artsplymouth.org.

Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich offers fun-filled April vacation programs for families.  Kids 4-8 will enjoy daily STEM exploration and discovery adventures throughout Heritage's 100 acres. Options include 4-day and 2-day full- and half-days.  Apr. 18-21.

The New Bedford Free Public Library will host an exhibition and video by Ron Barboza "Honoring Cape Verdean American Veterans" available for viewing through Apr. 21

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth announces its Veterans Build Celebration scheduled for Apr. 22 at American Legion Post 40.  The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner, entertainment, raffles and silent auction.

First Baptist Church of Hanson will host Life Line Screening on Apr. 22.  Register for a Wellness Package including 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screenings from $149.  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes.  To register call 1-888-653-6441 or click here.

South Shore Conservatory invites you to its SSC Jazz Brunch Apr. 23 from 11-1 in Cox Hall in Hingham.  Featuring the relaxed melodies and light tones of of cool jazz -- a perfect background for conversation and an array of savory and sweet brunch from Ellen Mackenzie Catering.

Spring Art Classes start Apr. 24 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street.  Click here for schedule of classes and more information.

Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury invites knitters and crocheters to their program, "Knitting Into the Mystery" on Apr. 25 from 10-3.  It begins with coffee at 9:30 and includes a delicious lunch.  Bring your own projects to work on during this relaxing day including discussion and sharing.  785-585-2460.

Plymouth Public Library invites teens to "Money Smart Week" -- a workshop on checking account basics -- on Apr. 25 at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments served, no need to register.  An Eastern Bank Rep will cover checkwriting, opening and maintaining an account, and keeping the account in balance.

"Remember When" -- a delightful, original musical designed to help fund important research and build awareness of the power of music in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease -- will be presented Apr. 26 at the Coolidge Corner Movie Theater in Brookline from 7-9 p.m.  Free, but donation requested.

New Bedford Whaling National HIstorical Park offers free, engaging activities each week at Whales, Tales and Snails each Friday morning at 10 a.m. featuring professional storyteller Jackson Gillman with stories, fingerplay, crafts and songs.  The theme for Apr. 28 is "Trees".  For kids ages 0-5.

First Parish Church in Kingston is hosting Laura Jeppesen and Daniel Stepner, two accomplished musicians, for a special concert on Apr. 28 as part of their Mainstreet/Mainstage celebrity series.   Featuring the works of Bach, Tartini and Debussy, as well as Broadway tunes.  7:30 p.m.

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe in Plymouth is having a National Blueberry Pie Day Sale on Apr. 28 & 29. Shoppers spending more than $10 will get a package of blueberry pie filling or a $3 coupon for the next visit.  Also a 3-for-1 sale on men's clothing.  508-746-4959.

School on Wheels Massachusetts is Outrunning Homelessness with their "Run the Race or Walk the Walk" for kids impacted by homelessness.  Apr. 29 at DCR Borderland State Park in Easton.  An off-road 5K run or 2.6 mile walk. Registration at 8 a.m., start at 9.  Bring a new backpack for a student!  

Plimoth Plantation is holding their fundraiser, "Living Proof:  Celebrating the Makers", featuring New England's artisan distillers and the history of spirits with food pairings, music and demonstrations, Apr. 29 from 6-9.

Old Colony Elder Services presents "Buried in Treasures", a judgment-free self-help group for people with hoarding issues.  Held once a week now through Jun. 15 from 12:30-2:30 at the Center for Active Living in Plymouth (44 Nook Road).  FREE for attendees.   Call 508-584-1561 x232 to register.