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Plymouth’s No Place for Hate Committee believes in celebrating Americans’ differences and says that it’s committed to responding to “incidents that may threaten or isolate individuals or groups based solely on visible or invisible differences.”

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cordage Room at Town Hall. This week, it will sponsor two events that commemorate equality and justice.  This month it’s also sponsoring two commemorative events to celebrate the life and ideals of the Martin Luther King Jr.

A joint prayer service, will be held at the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan 14, co-sponsored by Plymouth’s Bethel AME church.

A breakfast with guest speakers will take place on Martin Luther King Day – Monday, Jan. 15 – at Plymouth South High School, 490 Long Pond Road. The annual breakfast commemorates King’s moral leadership as well as the accomplishments and life of the Nobel Prize-winning advocate for racial justice. It will take place in the school’s dining area, a space that seats up to 350 people.

“The theme of the event is ‘It starts with me,’” said the committee’s Nancy Morse, a retired math teacher who taught in Plymouth and Carver schools and has lived in town for more than 40 years.

Tickets for the breakfast are $15 for adults, and $9 for children ages 6 to 18. They’re available here.  The deadline to purchase them is Jan. 7.

The event will feature a panel discussion with four people, three of whom had experience working with King, marching with him in civil rights demonstrations, or attending rallies.

The panel members include Peter Matlon, Rev. Steven Washburne, Matilda Ligon, and Breyaunna Hattab.

Matlon, a member of Plymouth No Place For Hate Committee, is also National Board Member at Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Washburn has been the minister of the Federated Church of Ayer, United Church of Christ. Ligon is the co-chair of the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod area. Hattab was named Plymouth schools’ first diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator in 2022.

The Plymouth No Place for Hate Committee’s charge is to appreciate the town’s diversity and “embrace differences in race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation.”


Enrollment is open for winter art classes at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. A new session of classes in a wide variety of media begins on Monday, Jan. 8. More information can be found here.

More things to do

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Gillis Family Tavern sponsors a walk on Tuesday. Credit: (Stock image)

Gillis Family Tavern, located at 6 Spring Lane next to the Plimoth Grist Mill, offers an open invitation for folks to gather at 3:30 p.m. for a walk in Plymouth, followed by a beverage afterwards while mingling at the tavern. Parking is free in the Jenney Pond parking area. Meet under the big tree at the beginning of the parking lot. Walkers will stay together but keep to their own pace and gather at the tavern sometime around sunset. You can reserve a spot with a free ticket here.

Wednesday, Jan 3

Plymouth Public Library hosts the Wednesday Night Writing Group in the library’s board room from 6 to 8 p.m. This recurring event “will provide the space to hone your writing skills” and offer writing prompts to get you started, according to the group.

Thursday, Jan. 4

“Wonka,” starring Timothy Chalamet, is at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ Maxwell Theater.

The Maxwell Theater at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ visitor center is screening the film “Wonka” with showings at 4:30 and 7 p.m. The film is based on the extraordinary character at the center of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Roald Dahl’s iconic children’s book. Tickets are $12.50, $11 with a film club card, and $10 for age 62 and over.

Friday, Jan. 5

Comedian Drew Dunn is at The Spire Center on Jan. 5. Credit: (Spire Center)

Comedian Drew Dunn began performing at the age of 21 and “hasn’t looked back,” according to The Spire Center. Located at 25 ½ Court St., it hosts Dunn from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $22, and can be bought here.

Figure out puzzles at the Manomet Branch of the library on Jan. 6. Credit: (Stock image)

Saturday, Jan 6

Puzzlers of all ages are invited to the Plymouth library’s Manomet Branch for a laid-back afternoon of putting together new puzzles and swapping old ones, from 1:30 to and 3 p.m. Come puzzled or without a puzzle, as the branch library has plenty to offer. Light refreshments, including coffee and cocoa, will be served.

Monday, Jan. 8.

Winter classes start at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. Credit: (Plymouth Center for the Arts)

Winter classes start at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. (Plymouth Center for the Arts)

Winter classes at the Plymouth Center for the Arts begin. Options include adult classes, youth classes, workshops, classes by medium, and classes by teacher. Art center members receive a 10 percent discount. Enroll online here.

The library’s Manomet branch hosts a storytime for children ages 6 and under, along with their caregivers, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Books, songs, and rhymes are all on the agenda.

Tuesday, Jan 9

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the ribbon cutting for the Mind Balance and Wellness Tranquility Center at 1 Court St., from 3 to 4 p.m. The center will offer massages for relaxation and renewal, a foot spa, classes, or a place to sit and read a book. Register here.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Romance writer Rebecca Serle will give a virtual author talk hosted by Plymouth library, from 8 to 9 p.m., on “writing epic love stories to span generations.” Participants will learn about the love story formula and chat with the author about her bestselling novels, “One Italian Summer,” “In Five Years,” and “The Dinner List.” Serle will also preview her forthcoming novel (due out on March 5), “Expiration Dates.”

The Plymouth G Pub restaurant hosts “Watch and Win Wednesdays.” Patrons watchBruins and Celtics games while playing sports bingo. For more information visit the G Pub website.

Thursday, Jan. 11

The Plymouth library’s Preschool Storytime offers a half-hour story program starting at 11 a.m. that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. No registration is necessary. Participants are also invited to bring a blanket to sit on in the library’s Fehlow Meeting Room.

Friday, Jan. 12

The Spire Center will present the acoustic jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet. Named for a Django Reinhardt song, the band offers its own combination of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. The performance is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, and can be bought here.

Saturday, Jan 13

The Snow Ball Gala is scheduled for Jan. 13 at the 1620 Winery at Cordage Park. Credit: (Stock image)

The 1620 Winery at Cordage Park presents the Snow Ball Gala, an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and live music beginning at 7 p.m. The evening features a four-course meal, creative cocktails, and dancing to live music. Tickets begin at $105, and can be purchased here.

Sunday, Jan. 14

It’s the last day to view “Wonder,” a members art show, at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. The center is open to the public on Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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