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CADILLAC DAY Lawn Event season has arrived at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, and it all started years ago when the Anderson family let the public look inside their carriage house at their collection of American and European cars. Upcoming Sunday shows through Oct. 26 include Antique Day, Corvette Day, and German Car Day. May 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (museum closes at 4 p.m.; lunch available for purchase). $10; $5 military, students, seniors, and ages 6-12; $10 car registration (driver and one passenger). Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. www.larzanderson.org

KIDS

“JUNGLE BOOK” The young cast of the Watertown Children’s Theatre brings Vera Morris’s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic to life with Mowgli, Bagheera, and other characters. May 16 at 7 p.m. (through May 18). $12. Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-926-2787. www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org

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“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)” Don’t blink or you might miss one of Shakespeare’s plays that are given a condensed treatment by 28 young actors from Arlington Children’s Theatre. Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield wrote the comedic parodies of the Bard of Avon’s plays and sonnets. May 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., May 18 at 2 p.m. $10. Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy St., Arlington. 949-295-2241. act.arlington.ma.us

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY AT STONE ZOO Jaguars, Mexican gray wolves, Panamanian golden frogs, hyacinth macaws, and other endangered species have a home at the Stone Zoo, and you can learn how to help protect endangered species. Meet the zookeepers, play games, and check out life-size replicas of a right whale calf, leatherback turtle, and a 10-foot-long Atlantic sturgeon. May 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8.95, $7.95 seniors, $6.95 ages 2-12. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 617-541-5466. www.stonezoo.org

FRANKLIN PARK KITE AND BIKE FESTIVAL Bring your bike, kite, picnic lunch, and hibachi, or borrow one at the Playstead (you can also make or buy a kite). There will be games, art projects, and food trucks. May 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Franklin Park Playstead ballfields (between Schoolboy Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo), Pierpont Road, Roxbury. 617-442-4141. www.franklinparkcoalition.org

EVENTS

HOUSE OF DREAMS FUNDRAISER Casa dos Sonhos: the House of Dreams is an international company of professional artists run by Arlington’s Sarah Morrisette and Mozambique’s Marcos Antonio. Members perform pieces about social issues, Albino Mbie is featured as well as a demonstration by Theatre of the Oppressed, food, and a raffle. May 15, 6-8:30 p.m. $35, $20 students and seniors. First Church in Cambridge,11 Garden St., Cambridge. 781-820-7712. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/613235

BAY STATE POSTCARD SHOW AND SALE More than 500,000 postcards from around the world date from the early 1900s to 2014, and dealers will be available to appraise your gems. Feel free to buy, sell, and trade at the show. May 17, 8:30 a.m.-
3:30 p.m. $3 donation. Americal Civic Center, 467 Main St., Wakefield. 781-665-3219. www.baystatepostcards.com

“THE BACK BAY FENS: VISION AND REVISIONS” On your two-hour guided walking tour, a National Park Service ranger will fill you in on the history of the Fens and how it changed from a smelly marsh to an urban greenery. After the Fens tour is a tour of its neighbor, Fenway Park. May 18 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Free (location given when you register by May 16). 617-566-1689, ext. 216. www.nps.gov/frla

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.
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