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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. 28 at Southcoast-St. Luke's in New Bedford from 2-7; Jun. 29 at BK's Tavern in Fall River from 1-6; Jun. 29 at the Hull Knights of Columbus from 2-7; Jun. 30 at the Dartmouth Grange Hall in North Dartmouth from 1-6; Jun. 30 at Morton Hospital in Taunton from 7-1.

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.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is offering FREE HIV testing in honor of National HIV Testing Day on Jun. 27.  Call Ashley at 508-209-3370 to make an appointment today.

Gov. Baker's Office invites you to attend the "Statewide Trail Improvements Announcement & Cape Cod Rail Trail Extension Celebration" Jun. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Dennis at the Cape Cod Rail Trail Parking Lot.

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 Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "The Esther and Alcide Ruffini Fourth of July Concert", free-to-the-public, at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth on Jul. 4 at 7:30 p.m.  Highlights include a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and the 1812 Overture.