South Shore Natural Science Center’s
A self-guided tour of picturesque gardens in full bloom. View seven gardens ranging from ocean views to Koi ponds.
Wednesday, July 13th
Artists paint plein-aire!
Musicians playing in the gardens!
Iced tea & light refreshments will be available at the Center.
Advance tickets are $18 members/$20 non-members and $25 day of the tour (Children $5).
Children welcome~no strollers.
For your convenience, tickets may be purchased by phone with a major credit card.
Contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit environmental education at the Science Center.
Adrian Gonzalez partnership with Eastern Bank benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
The 16 home runs that Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox has hit this season means $16,000 going to a charitable organization. One of the organizations that benefits from this is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth.
For each home run that Gonzalez hits this season, he and his wife Betsy will donate $500 to local Habitat affiliates in Eastern Massachusetts, and Eastern Bank will donate an additional $500. At the end of the baseball season, the money is divided between the designated affiliates.
Called “Home runs for Habitat,” Gonzalez’s face can be seen on posters and brochures in Eastern Bank offices, as well as on the Eastern Bank website. Baseball fans can keep track of Gonzalez’s home runs on Facebook.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth and its mission to provide decent, affordable housing in conjunction with a deserving family, please visit www.hfhplymouth.org.
Greater Plymouth Builders Association to host golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
The Greater Plymouth Builders Association will host a golf tournament on Monday, July 11 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth. Registration is at noon with tee time scheduled for 1 p.m., and the tournament will be held at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth.
Members and guests are welcome to attend, and all levels of golfers are encouraged.
Contests are scheduled for during the tournament, including longest drive for men and women, closest to the pin on the front and back nine men and women.
The James Library
Interfaith Social Services:
Cruise to help hungry families persists, in spite of the weather
On Thursday June 23rd Interfaith Social Services hosted the maiden voyage of their Anchors of Hope Boston Harbor Cruise Fundraiser. Passengers and sponsors helped to raise $9,000 for impoverished South Shore families and individuals.
Quincy, MA – June 29, 2011 – In spite of last week’s dismal weather Interfaith Social Services held a very successful Anchors of Hope Boston Harbor Cruise Fundraiser in partnership with Boston’s Best Cruises. Rain pelted guests as they began to arrive at the dock in Quincy, yet miraculously the precipitation stopped as soon as the ship began boarding passengers. Guests were able to lounge on the ship’s three decks and enjoy spectacular views of Boston’s skyline. If the scenery wasn’t enough passengers could enjoy a game of Bingo, bid on silent auction items, listen to the live steel drum band or snack on delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The heavens stayed dry for the entire cruise right up until passengers disembarked and began to drive home. While Interfaith Social Services is a nonreligious organization, the extent of the weather’s cooperation makes it appear as if divine providence was smiling on this event.
“This is all about helping families and those around us, our neighbors in need, who are suffering,” said Interfaith’s executive director Rick Doane. As part of the evening’s program Doane related stories about a few of Interfaith’s clients. He said that the recession has affected thousands of families on the South Shore. Since 2008 Interfaith’s food pantry has gone from serving 10,000 people a year to over 16,000 in 2010. “We are on track for another recording setting year,” said Doane “and we sincerely appreciate the community’s support in helping to maintain our programs.”
Interfaith Social Services was founded in Quincy in 1947. Their service area covers ten towns on the South Shore from Quincy to Cohasset.
The Anchors of Hope Harbor Cruise is one of various annual fundraisers which help Interfaith sustain their programs. They try to make each event a balance between fun activities and awareness about social concerns in our community. “The music, silent auction, and harbor views created a memorable evening with my friends aboard the Anchors of Hope Cruise” said passenger Mellissa Horr of Quincy. “It was a well organized event by Interfaith Social Services to benefit South Shore families.”