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Upcoming family events around Boston

Leading the way - CAPE COD ST. PATRICK’S PARADE - Dick and Rick Hoyt have competed in 29 Boston Marathons, six Ironman Triathalons, and scores of other athletic events, so acting as Grand Marshals of this annual parade shouldn’t feel too taxing. Honor the father/son dynamic duo and celebrate Irish arts and culture with marching bands, floats, antique cars, and other family friendly entertainment. March 10, 11 a.m. step-off from Route 28 and School St., Dennis. Route proceeds over Bass River Bridge into Yarmouth, ending at Forest Rd. www.capecodstpatsparade.com MILVA DIDOMIZIO

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“SEUSSICAL’’ Horton, JoJo, Gertrude McFuzz, the Cat in the Hat, and the quiet little Whos sing and dance their way through TheatreworksUSA’s adaptation of the Broadway classic. March 11, 1 and 3 p.m. $15. Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. 617-965-5226, www.bostonjcc.org/magicark

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LIVE WOLF PROGRAMS No big bad wolf here, just a real live one. Michael LeBlanc offers a one-hour presentation covering the animal’s eating habits, looking at social behavior, and debunking myths about the species. Displays of wolf-related items and a Q&A session are also featured. March 10, 1 and 3 p.m. Free with admission of $8, $5 students and seniors $3 ages 5-16; reservations suggested. Spellman Museum, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-8367, www.spellman.org

CELEBRATE CHINA Step into the Oriental Ballroom of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental for a day of festivities celebrating China’s history and culture. Make a folding fan or paper lantern, listen to stories by Li Min Mo, learn some Tai Chi, watch Yahong Shen demonstrate Chinese brush painting, and see a lion dance at an event presented by the hotel and the Peabody Essex Museum. March 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., Boston. www.pem.org

MAPLE MAGIC DAY Ah, the sweetness of local maple syrup. Celebrate the annual harvest with a pancake breakfast, music by the Clambake Five, and an agricultural fair. At a “Maple Sugaring Past and Present’’ tour of a working sugar shack, learn about Native American and Colonial sugaring techniques and see how the Natick Community Organic Farm’s wood-fired evaporator handles the sap to syrup process today. March 10, breakfast 8-11 a.m. at Memorial School, 107 Eliot St., Natick. $8, $4 ages 4-8. Tours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the NCOF Sugar Shack, 117 Eliot St. $6, $5 for those who attended breakfast. Rain or shine. 508-907-6019, www.natickfarm.org

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CASINO ROYALE A Boston hotel is transformed into a Vegas style hotspot for a benefit to aid the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event features hors d’oeuvres, dancing, music by the Pulse of Boston, a silent auction, and casino gambling. March 10, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $75, $70 advance, $150 VIP. Seaport Hotel, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. 800-966-0444, mass-ri.cff.org/casinoroyale

CAPE COD ST. PATRICK’S PARADE Dick and Rick Hoyt have competed in 29 Boston Marathons, six Ironman Triathalons, and scores of other athletic events, so acting as Grand Marshals of this annual parade shouldn’t feel too taxing. Honor the father/son dynamic duo and celebrate Irish arts and culture with marching bands, floats, antique cars, and other family friendly entertainment. March 10, 11 a.m. step-off from Route 28 and School St., Dennis. Route proceeds over Bass River Bridge into Yarmouth, ending at Forest Rd. www.capecodstpatsparade.com

THINK PINK Indulge in a lavish buffet of hors d’oeuvres, tapas, pastries, and more; sip on beer, wine, sangria, and champagne; and bid on groovy items to benefit breast cancer research. Dress for the evening is “pink tie.’’ March 10, 6-10 p.m. $60. The Hyde, 5 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park. 617-364-9814, www.thehyderestaurant.com

BEN SPEAKS BENEFIT Medway resident Judy Giovangelo founded the nonprofit Ben Speaks after her son’s suicide. Singer-songwriters Oen Kennedy and Ruthann Baler open a show to aid the organization’s C.A.R.E. (Creating Alternative Resources for Expression) program. Funnyman/folk musician Don White headlines the event, which also features a silent auction, raffle, and refreshments. March 10, 7 p.m. $25, $20 advance. Christ Episcopal Church, 14 School St., Medway. 617-592-6715, www.eventbrite.com/event/2708911427

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