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American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts is holding the following blood drives for the month of July  (To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS) or visit www.redcrossblood.org): Jul. 21 at Hingham Town Hall from 1-6; Jul. 23 at the Attleboro Farmers Market from 9-2; Jul. 23 at the Tri Town Masonic Temple in E. Bridgewater from 7-12; Jul. 24 at W. Bridgewater Middle Senior HIgh School from 1-6; Jul. 24 at Saint Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth from 1-6; Jul. 25 (10-3) & Jul. 26 (2-7) at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford; Jul. 26 at Old Colony Historical Museum in Taunton from 10-3; Jul. 28  at the Dartmouth Council on Aging from 1-6; Jul. 29 at the Marshfield Boys & Girls Club from 8-1; Jul. 29 at the Middleboro Kiwanis & Lions Club from 10-3; Jul. 29 at Waters Church in N. Attleboro from 8-1; Jul. 30 at Walgreen's in Whitman from 10-3; Jul. 31 at Gold's Gym in  Norton from 12-5; 

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.

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and Emilson YMCA in Hanover will present a free outdoor music series featuring the Phil's Cabaret Orchestra and small ensembles on four consecutive Thursday evenings from Jul. 20-Aug. 10 at Laura's Center for the Arts' outdoor amphitheater.  At 6:30 p.m.

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.  Jul. 22 is Linda Rhynard with Tapestry Weaving at Johnny Cake Hill.

The South Shore Conservatory in Hingham continues with their "Evenings Under the Stars" concert series, featuring "Jon Abrams and his Billy Joel Band -- a Tribute", on Jul. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Jane Carr Ampitheater, One Conservatory Drive.

Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting Golf Classic XV on Jul. 24, where hundreds of golfers, supporters and industry leaders from local businesses will come together at the Wollaston Golf Club in Milton. Join as part of a foursome or in the evening for cocktails and dinner.  Lots of activities and prizes.

Plymouth Public Library will host a "Game of Thrones" Art Exhibit, with guest artist Scott Kettle, Jul. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room.  Inspired artwork and artifacts, flags, dragons, paintings, and a video compilation of the imaginary world of Westeros.

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.

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe in Plymouth will hold a Father-in-Law Day Sale on Jul. 28 and 29.  All men's shirts and pants $2, glasses and mugs 10 for $1.  Open Wednesdays from 1-4, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-4, Saturdays from 10-1.

Covenant on the Rock is having a Summer Jazz Concert at the Hyannis Golf Course Jul. 28 at 7 p.m.  Enjoy the sounds of jazz in a tranquil setting, lazy summer evening overlooking the green of the golf course (1800 Iyannough Road).  Featuring Linda Delorey and the Jade Jazz Band.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is having a FREE FUN FRIDAY family festival Jul. 28 from 10-3.  Enjoy kite flying, face painting, portrait painting, live music and all museum exhibits.

The Historic Winslow House in Marshfield is hosting Teddy Bear Picnic festivities Jul. 28 at 10:30 a.m.  It's a colonial build-a-bear!  Celebrate their most popular children's event by making your own teddy bear to take home.  Games, tasty treats and summer celebration.  Call 781-837-5753 for reservations.

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.  Jul. 29 is Gateway Turner Club with wood turning.

Forty Steps Dance of Nahant will host their annual community performance on Jul. 29 at 5 p.m. at DCR's Red Rock Park in Lynn.  Free and open to the public, rain or shine, featuring live music by Mamadou Diop and Friends.  Bring your chairs and blanket for the lawn!

First Baptist Church of Hanson announces their Auction fundraiser Jul. 29 from 10-2, under their tents rain or shine.  Donations welcome; drop off at the church the week before or call for pickup (781-293-3502).  No junk, cloth furniture, mattresses or broken items!

South Shore Conservator's "Evenings Under the Stars" presents "Beguiled Again:  The Songs of Rodgers and Hart" Jul. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Jane Carr Amphitheater in Hingham.  The final of four concerts, this performance will take place rain or shine.

Plymouth Public Library's Summer Reading Program honors organizations Jul. 29 at 2 p.m. that provide literacy training, affordable housing, and sustainable local food.  In addition to delicious tea sandwiches, scones and teas, stories of success and achivement will be shared by these representatives.

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.).