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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. 28 at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton from 3-7; Apr. 28 at the Swansea Mall from 1-6; Apr. 29 at the Abington Knights of Columbus from 7-12:30 p.m.

Plymouth Public Library presents "Aging-in-Place:  Your Retirement Living Choices & Options" on Apr. 27 in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room at 2 p.m.  Program is free, no registration required.  Refreshments courtesy of Brookdale, Plymouth Beach.

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.

The First Baptist Church of Hanson will host a "Spring Fever" show Apr. 29 from 10-2.  Rent a table to sell your homemade crafts or just want to shed some of your treasures.  There will also be a baked goods table and lunch items to purchase.  Proceeds benefit roof repairs.  781-293-3502.

Manomet Branch of the Plymouth Public Library celebrates Money Smart Week with a program on savings, Apr. 29 at 2:30  An Eastern Bank representative will demonstrate the importance of putting money aside for unexpected expenses and cover the vraious investment options available.

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents a spring concert, "Retrospectives" on Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church in Plymouth and on Apr. 30 at 4 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Duxbury.  The chorus is directed by William B. Richter.

Old Colony Hospice is having a 5k Memorial Walk & Run on Apr. 30 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.  All proceeds go directly to patient care including pet & music therapy, grief counseling and honoring veterans.  For more info go to oldcolonyhospice.org.

Rolling Thunder Mass Chapter 2 is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Apr. 30 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Middleboro VFW to support America's veterans and those who remain missing.  Adults $7.00, kids under 6 $5.00.

Plymouth Public Library presents "Stephen Page, Jazz pianist"  performing an evening of solo jazz standards at 7 p.m. on May 1.  He will take the standard popular repertoire and create it to fit a more contemporary sound, including works by Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more.

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.