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American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives for the month of June  (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS) or visit www.redcrossblood.org):Jun. 23 at the Swansea Mall from 1-6; Jun. 23 at the Cape Cod Five Savings Bank in Wareham from 10-3; Jun. 24 at the Abington Polish Club from 7-12:30; Jun. 24 at the Attleboro Public Library from 10-3; Jun. 24 at the Carver Public Library from 11-4; Jun. 24 at the Bay Club of Mattapoisett from 2-7; Jun. 27 at the Norton Public Library from 12:30-5:30.

Boston's Freedom Trail welcomes summer!  The current "Walk Into History" tours from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center leave every hour, daily, from 11-4, with expanding schedules in July.  Click here for full list of tours, schedules and pricing.  Or call 617-357-8300.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will be home to "Listen to the Whales" -- an interactive art installation daily through Jul. 30.  Artist William Chambers explore an alternative reality where humans choose to live in harmony wtih whales rather than hunt them.  508-996-4095.

ALS One is holding an album launch concert on Jun. 23 at Harbor Fire Bar and Grill in Marshfield, at 8:30 p.m.  The album, "Pay It Forward", will be available for public purchase and is a collective of celebrity artist musicians who have joined forces to create a benefit album in support of ALS.

Friends of Plymouth Dog Park are hosting a "Paint for Pups" night on Jun. 23 at the Tavern on the Wharf in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m.  Sip, eat and paint a customtom piece of art created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go towards the first dog park planned for West Plymouth.

Disabled American Veterans will present a veterans information seminar from 9-9:30 a.m. on Jun. 24 at the Jonas Building, 830 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI.  Free to all veterans and family members.  In addition, NSO's will provide claims assistance until 3 p.m.  401-223-3695.

Kingston Public Library is hosting a "Small Animal Pet Show" Jun. 24 from 11-1.  Judges will award prizes to 3 pets including best dressed and best trick.  The $8 entry fee benefits Kingston Animal Shelter.  Animals 15 pounds and under are welcome; must be healthy and up to date on vaccinations.

The Spire Center in Plymouth will host "Roomful of Blues" Jun. 24 at 8 p.m.  One of the most joyful blues ensembles in the world, their current 8-piece unit is led by guitarist Chris Vachon and the band has never sounded fresher or stronger.  For tickets click here or cll 508-746-4488.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the one-year opening of their ReStore in Hanover on Jun. 24 from 10-3.  The ReStore is a home improvement and donation center selling new and unused building materials, appliances, furniture and home goods at deeply discounted prices.

The Americana Theatre Company. of Plymouth presents "The Best of Broadway", a musical revue featuring some of the best loved songs in show history.  Don't miss this toe-tapping, heart-warming revue featuring professional performers.  Jun. 24 at 7 p.m.  Buy online or at the door -- open seating.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is holding their "Swim for Clean Water" on Jun. 24 across outer New Bedford Harbor.  Register today at buzzardsbay.org/swim.  Swim as an individual, with a team or with a kayak escort.  $150 fundraising minimum raises critical funds for clean water in Buzzards Bay.

The No Place for Hate Committee presents "Undocumented Immigration in the United States; Dispelling the Myths" at the Plymouth Public Library on Jun. 25 from 2-4 p.m.  This is a non-political examination of the economic and personal effects of current policies, by Rev. Allen Hoyt.  

Kingston Public Library is hosting "Teen Summer Reading and Cupcake Wars" Jun. 26.  Summer reading signups will be open all day, and Cupcake Wars will be from 4-6 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  Readers ages 11-17 are welcome to participate.  For more info go to kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Cape Cod Healthcare will hold a Sagamore Beach Communty Blood Drive on Jun. 26 from noon-6 at the Swift United Methodist Church.  Get a movie pass when you donate.

The Historic Winslow House in Marshfield will host "From Darkness to Dynasty:  The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots", which tells the unlikely history of the New England Patriots as it has never been told before.  Pre-lecture BBQ "tailgate" at 6 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m.  Jun. 29.

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's theater will be host to a lecture by Dr. Trevor Hall on the secret role of the Portuguese Cape Verde Islands in the discovery of Brazil and India, 1481-1502, as written in his recent article.  Jun. 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

School on Wheels Massachusetts provides customized backpacks, school supplies and mentoring to students impacted by homelessness.  Now until June 30, every dollar received (up to $10,000) will be matched by the Jay & Claudia Weed family!  Join the challenge now and donate here.

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe in Plymouth will hold an Independence Day Sale Jun. 30 and Jul. 1. Shoppers spending more than $10 will get a free flag or a $3 coupon for the next visit.  Open Wednesdays from 1-4, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-4 and Saturdays from 10-1.

The Middleboro Carnival - 4th of July Celebration runs Jun. 30 - Jul. 4 at 26 Jackson Street, Middleboro.  Friday, Saturday and Monday from 6-11 p.m., Sunday till 11 p.m.  All proceeds going to the Jesse Heikkila Foundation.