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A hitch in time - BOSTON MARRIAGE IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: SARAH ORNE JEWETT AND ANNIE FIELDS - In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the term “Boston Marriage’’ described a female couple living together without a man’s financial support. Dr. Libby Bischof will talk about these marriages and put them in historical context. March 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. $10. Registration required. Otis House, 141 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-994-5958. www.historicnewengland.org JUNE WULFF

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REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER In 1980, Aaron Fricke paved the way for gay and lesbian students when he won a court battle that allowed him to take his boyfriend to his high school prom in Rhode Island. His story is told in the Boston Children’s Theatre production starring adult actors (Paula Plum plays Aaron’s mother) and students, ages 14-19. March 3 at 8 p.m. (through March 11). $35. Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-424-6634, ext. 222. www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

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PALEO PLANET: A LOOK AT LIFE IN THE PAST Kids examine rare specimens and travel back in time to learn about dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, trilobites, and other fossils. March 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $9, $7 students and seniors, $6 ages 3-18 (free for holders of Bank of America credit and debit cards). Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 617-496-3045. www.hmnh.harvard.edu

STORY STOMP There’s something for every age at this afternoon of dancing, drawing, and singing through stories. At the day’s end, take a journey with Medford storyteller Miranda Hynes. March 3 from 2-5 p.m. $10 suggested donation per family. Recommended for ages 12 and under. Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford. 781-395-0402. www.springstep.org

RIDING STARS SHOWCASEThe Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the Plymouth Children’s Chorus performing movie music by John Williams including “Double Trouble’’ from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’’ and “Dry Your Tears, Afrika’’ from “Amistad.’’ There’s a special musical tribute to “Old Ironsides.’’ Steven Karidoyanes conducts. March 4 at 3 p.m. (hands-on instrument demonstrations from 2-2:40 p.m.). $15, $20; $8, $12 under 13. Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. 508-746-8008. www.plymouthphil.org

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SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS GRAD OPEN STUDIOS See what goes on behind the scenes when more than 100 artists in the Master of Fine Arts program install paintings, sculptures, video, films, animation, ceramics, jewelry, prints, photographs, and textiles at the Mission Hill studio building. March 2 and 3 from 6-9 p.m. Free. SMFA Mission Hill Building, 160 S. Alphonsus St., Boston. 617-267-6100. www.smfaopengradstudios.blogspot.com

BOSTON MARRIAGE IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: SARAH ORNE JEWETT AND ANNIE FIELDS In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the term ‘‘Boston Marriage’’ described a female couple living together without a man’s financial support. Dr. Libby Bischof will talk about these marriages and put them in historical context. March 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. $10. Registration required. Otis House, 141 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-994-5958. www.historicnewengland.org

CAMELLIA SHOW Bowls of floating blossoms and the trees they come from are on display to remind you that spring is around the corner. The Massachusetts Camellia Society presents hundreds of flowers at their peak including Debutante, Dr. Tinsley, Alba Plen, and Mabel Bayard Thayer. Camellia plants will be available for purchase. March 3 and 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, $9 seniors, $7 ages 6-18. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111. www.towerhillbg.org

TASTES OF ITALY You can put “wine class’’ on your calendar the first Sunday of the month when Chef Chuck Draghi explores Italy’s cultures and flavors. A different region is featured each month. March 4 from 6-7 p.m. $75. Reservations recommended. Erbaluce, 69 Church St., Boston. 617-426-6969. www.erbaluce-boston.com

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