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The American Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts will hold the following Blood Drives in February (call 1-800-REDCROSS or click here to make an appointment): Feb. 18 at the Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Hanover from 7:30-12:30. Feb. 18 at the South Attleboro American Legion Post 312 from 8-1; Feb. 20 at the Kingston Collection Mall from 2-7; Feb. 20 at Murray Unitarian Church in Attleboro from 1-6; Feb. 21 at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River from 12-5.

Christ Church Thrift Shoppe in Plymouth is having a President's Day sale Feb. 17 & 18, including a 3-for-1 sale on men's clothing, except coats and jackets.  Women's shoes and clothing will be on sale for $2 each.  Open Fridays 10-4 and Saturdays from 10-1.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park celebrates Black History Month with "The Story of Henry 'Box' Brown" on Feb. 18 from 1-4.  Park Rangers tell the dramatic and courageous story of an escaped slave who mailed himself in a box for a 27-hour journey to freedom!

The Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich offers a variety of programs for children and families during school vacation week (Feb. 18-25) including a jam-making workshop, special animal story times and an exciting evening owl prowl along the trails.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art invites you to enjoy an afternoon concert followed by a social hour and refreshments during their "Sunday Afternoons for Music, Art and Friendly Conversation"!  Feb. 19 is The Anne & Poppea Chamber Ensemble.

Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich is offering a "STEM Explorers" program at The Hundred Acre School at Heritage for kids aged 4-8 during February vacation week (Feb. 21-24).  This program encourages children to question like scientists and use technology as a tool.  Click here to register.

Cape Cod Community College in W. Barnstable is offering FREE exams and cleanings for kids 3-17, Feb. 21-23, by CCCC Dental Hygiene students and supervised by licensed hygienists and dentists.  Includes exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment and toothbrush instruction.  Call 774-330-4371 for appt.

Plymouth Center for the Arts on North Street is offering February Vacation Art Camp (Feb. 21-24) for ages 7-16 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Campers provide their own lunch, snack and beverage.  Call to register 508-746-7222.

Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich continues its "History on Tap" program, at the Dolphin Restaurant in Barnstable Feb. 22 from 5-6 p.m.  Staff members bring items from Heritage's collections designed to stimulate lively conversation about American life yesterday, today and tomorrow.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park invites kids to the center Feb. 22-24 from 11 to noon for a fun and interactive ranger-led program focusing on the contributions of African-Americans in New Bedford and their impact around the world.

The Kingston Public Library explores the beauty and mystery of marine life with a talk by underwater photographer Robert Michelson, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.  This in-depth investigation looks at the diversity and beautifully colored creates inhabiting New England waters.

New Bedford Whaling National HIstorical Park continues Whales, Tales and Sails story hour on Friday mornings at 10 featuring storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs and crafts at the Maritime Learning Center.    Feb. 24 is "Foxes".

The Museum of Science in Boston presents "DaVinci - The Genius", the most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever produced on Leonardo da Vinci.  This vibrant, interactive exhibition explores every aspect of Leonardo da Vinci's world-changing innovations in art, science, medicine, engineering and design.  Now through February 26.

Join Walk MS at Plymouth North High School Apr. 2 at 10 a.m. and come together, even for one day, to show the power of our connections.  Sign up for Plymouth or a site close to you at walkMSgne.org.  If you or someone you know has MS, call the National MS Society, 1-800-FIGHT-MS.