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American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives for the month of August  (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS) or visit www.redcrossblood.org): Aug. 18 at the Westgate Mall in Brockton from 1-6; Aug. 18 at Dunkin Donuts in Fall River from 11-4; Aug. 18 at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center from 9-2; Aug. 18 at White's of Westport from 1-6; Aug. 19 at the Abington Knights of Columbus from 7-12:30; Aug. 19 at Duxbury American Legion Post 223 from 8-1; Aug. 20 at Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham from 9-2; Aug. 21 at the Raynham American Legion Post 405 from 1-6.

School on Wheels Massachusetts is collecting school supplies for the start of school!  You can make a differene in the life of a student impacted by homelessness!  Click here for a full list of supplies needed.   Also needed:  become a volunteer tutor!  For more info contact tutor@sowma.org.

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide counseling and claim filing assistance FREE to all vets and members of their families from 9 to 3:  Aug. 18 at the Cranston (RI) Senior Center.  For more info call 401-223-3695.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford presents a free Maritime Crafts series on Saturdays during the summer.  Artisans demonstrate 19th century crafts and chat with visitors about them.  Aug. 19 is barrel making with Ron Raiselis.

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is having their "Against the Tide" swim, kayak, walk or run, Aug. 19 at Nickerson State Park in Brewster.  For more info or to register, call 800-649-MBCC or click here.

The Brian McSharry Memorial Walk/Run is Aug. 19 from 7-noon at D.W. Field's Park in Brockton.  Registration at 8 a.m., run starts at 9.  Register at www.active.com.  Proceeds benefit the Brian McSharry Memorial Scholarship.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is hosting an eclipse party at their visitor center on Aug. 21.  There will be an area set up in the garden space with a limited number of eclipse glasses for use, starting at 1:25 p.m.  Family friendly and free!  508-996-4095

Project Arts Plymouth presents its Summer Concert Series with FREE shows for all ages.  Just bring your lawn chairs, blankets, dancing shoes and appetites to the Plymouth waterfront.  Aug. 23 is Johnny Drama & His Funky Entourage.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis presents ARTfull Happenings.   This week is "A Woman's Heart" (play adaptation) by Judith Partelow.  Aug. 23 from 3:30-5 p.m.; Aug. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.

The 2017 Plymouth Waterfront Festival is Aug. 26 from 10-6 with over 250 vendors, 30+ food trucks, the cruise-in car show, ducky dash race, beer garden, kids fun zone, live entertainment and more.  And while you're there visit the WeHaveHopeALS bucket challenge atop Cole's Hill at 3 p.m..  Your $20 ticket to participate in the challenge will help local families affected by ALS.

Plymouth Cares!  Help kids in need by donating backpacks and school supplies .  Donations can be dropped off at Destination Plymouth County (Court St.), John Carver Inn & Spa (Summer St.), PACTV (Collins Ave.), Shields Design (Howland St.) or P&B Bus (Industrial Pk Rd.).  

Tickets now on sale at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester to see "Gordon Lightfoot in Concert:  The Legend Lives On"Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.    Check out the schedule of all upcoming concerts.