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The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives for the month of September  (and to make an appointment or for more information call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org):  Sep. 22 at Cape Cod Health & Fitness in Dennis from 1-6; Sep. 22 at the Swansea YMCA from 1-6; Sep. 23 at the Whitman Knights of Columbus from 9-2; Sep. 23 at Resurrection Church in Hingham from 8:30-1:30; Sep. 23 at the Tri Town Masonic Temple in E. Bridgewater from 7-12; Sep. 23 at Resurrection Church in Hingham from 8:30-1:30; Sep. 24 at South Shore Community Church in Brockton from 8:30-1:30.

Now through Sep. 29, join the Vault Gallery of Fine Arts in South Dartmouth for Friday Night LIghts! -- a celebration of all the modern masters at the Vault Gallery.  Start your weekend off with a glass of wine and a tour of the gallery, followed by soft jazz under starry skies and hors d'oeuvres.  508-991-1761.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is holding a "Fashionable Fundraiser" Sep. 22 at the Talbots at the Village at Colony Place in Plymouth.  The fundraiser lasts all day, and 10% of pre-tax sales will go toward supporting Habitat and its mission to provide decent, affordable housing.

The Miramar Retret Center in Duxbury is offering a retreat Sep. 22-24 on "Julian of Norwich" -- one of the most remarkable women to grace the Christian Church.  Stay for the whole weekend or commute.  Meals included.  Call 781-585-2460 for info or to reserve your space.

Christ Church Thrift Shop in Plymouth will hold a Miniature Golf Day sale Sep. 22 & 23.  Spendmore than $10 and get two golf clubs or a $3 coupon for the next visit.  In addition, shoppers can get 50% off mens and womens clothing.

The Pembroke Celebrates Committee is holding a FREE event WITH FIREWORKS! Sep. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the Pembroke High School Athletic Fields.  From 5-7 is family tailgating.  Come early and bring a picnic and fun yard games to play.  Music, free hot dogs and chips, and an ice cream truck.

Horizons for Homeless Children has a high need for volunteers in Southeastern Mass. to play with local homeless children at a Playspace near you.  The next volunteer training is Sep. 23 in West Bridgewater from 9:30-12:30.  To apply or get more information call 508-510-3250. 

The Tour de South Shore Athletic Festival is Sep. 23 in Hingham to help fight Alzheimer's, MS, Parkinson's and ALS.  Register at mccourtfoundation.org for a 5k run or walk, 12-mile mountain bike ride, or a 25 or 50 mile bike ride.  Enjoy lunch after you cross the Finish!

Healthy Plymouth is hosting their first Amazing Race on Sep. 23 to benefit Plymouth School and Community Gardens. Race is from 1-4 p.m.; after party is 4-6 pm.  Race with family, friends and coworkers, teams of 4, ages 10+ with adult.  Click here to register. 

Swift Memorial United Methodist Church in Sagamore Beach is having a huge yard sale Sep. 23 from 8-2 of toys/games, clothing, records, small appliances, books, household items and decorations.  Bake sale and food also available, with drinks available for purchase.

School on Wheels of Massachusetts invites you to the 2017 Rodman Ride for Kids, Sep. 23 in Foxboro.  Help level the playing field for kids impacted by homelessness.  Ride 25, 50 or 100 miles, starting at Gillette Stadium or be a virtual rider.  

The Historic Winslow House in Marshfield calls all Hogwarts students and fans to everyone's favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry!  Enjoy a "How to Care for Magical Creatures" show, sharpen your potions and Quiddich skills, test your Potter knowledge,  and more.  Sep. 24 from 2-4.

Minuteman HOG 2522 is hosting a ride to benefit "Homes for our Troops", Sep. 24. Registration from 9:30-11 a.m. at Minuteman Harley Davidson, 799 State Road (Rt. 6) in Dartmouth.  This is a police-escorted 50-mile ride through scenic roads with a variety of food served at 1 p.m.  Auctions & raffles.

Discover Boston's Freedom Trail after dark!  Lantern Tours will be offered on Thursdays beginning Sep. 21 through Oct. 26 and Saturdays, Oct. 7 through 28, at 7 p.m. from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall, Boston.  For more info call 617-357-8300 or visit TheFreedomTrail.org.