Diaper derby: The South Shore Plaza will host its 4th annual Diaper Derby on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must be crawlers under the age of 12 months and must not be walking yet to race against each other. Prize giveaways from South Shore Plaza retailers. Registration and participation are free. To register, parents or guardians must visit Guest Services on Level 1 at the mall. For more information, contact Jillian Kuzyk at 617-488-2876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author visit: The Canton Historical Society, the Stoughton Historical Society, and The Friends of the Canton Public Library are joining together to host an evening with best-selling author and historian Stephen Puleo on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. He will speak on his latest novel, “The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War.”
Valentine’s craft event: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day experience at The Children’s Museum in Easton on Thursday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the studio will be open for children and families to express their love with a Valentine’s Day card, or join the Art Adventures program from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. exploring materials or making keepsakes. All activities are free with admission. Admission is $7.50 per person; members and children under 1 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumineaston.org or call 508-230-3789.
Historical wedding celebration: The Middleborough Historical Association will have a special celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of General and Mrs. Tom Thumb’s wedding Sunday in the downstairs activity room of the Middleborough Public Library from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. On Feb. 10, 1863, Middleborough’s Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump married General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton) in New York City in what was called a “fairy wedding.” On display at the library will be special artifacts and pictures from the M.H.A. collection pertaining to the wedding. For more information, contact Rick McNair at email@example.com.
Artist exhibition and benefit: The Cancer Support Community of Massachusetts South Shore, a nonprofit organization offering support services to cancer patients, will host an art exhibit by local artist Paul Crimi on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 120 Longwater Drive. Crimi’s work will be on sale, with 25 percent of the proceeds benefiting the programs and supports groups at the Cancer Support Community. The event is free and open to the public. A piece of art will be raffled off to benefit the organization. For more information, visit www.cancersupportcommunityma.org or call 781-610-1490.
Farmers market: Gather in the Accomak Building at Plimoth Plantation on Thursday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., with farmers, food-makers, and artisans for “Hearty Indulgences,” a winter market day highlighting local heart-healthy winter crops. Admission is free. www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
Historic kitchen program: The Thomas Crane Public Library presents “Discover Historic New England: America’s Kitchens” on Monday at 7 p.m. in the community meeting room. Author and curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the 17th century to the present. For more information, visit Thomascranelibrary.org or call 617-376-1316.
Hurricane relief gift card collection: The Wareham Hurricane Sandy Coalition will be collecting gift cards to national building supply and home goods stores at the Main Street Eastern Bank on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. and Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cards will be sent to Guyon Rescue in Staten Island to assist with the continuing restoration and rebuilding efforts. There will also be a table set up for children and adults to make cards and write supportive messages. For more information, visit www.warehamtv.org/sandy.
Book sale: The Friends of the Weymouth Libraries will hold a paperback book sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tufts Library. In addition to hundreds of paperbacks there will be a large selection of Star Trek videos for “Trekkies” to add to their collections. For more information, call the Tufts Library at 781-337-1402.