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Hingham: “Open Spaces” is a special exhibit to benefit Mass Audubon. Local and regional artists produced paintings of farms, fields, and meadows. South Street Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Audubon Society. Through Feb. 28. South Street Gallery, 149 South St. 781-749-0430, www.southstreetgallery.com
Norwell: In “Bubbleology,” Keith Johnson explores the secret world of bubbles with state of the art soap bubble sculptures — some are bigger than bathtubs; others are fog-filled spinning geometric shapes. Discover how to continue the experiments on your own at home. Friday, 1 p.m. South Shore Natural Science Center, Jacobs Lane. $12 kids, $5 adults. 781-659-2559, www.ssnsc.org
Weymouth: Enjoy an evening with local authors Debbie Sargent Sullivan, president of the Weymouth Historical Society, and Erica Jill Dumont, Weymouth Historical Society secretary, as they introduce their newest book, “Legendary Locals of Weymouth.” Thursday, 7 p.m. Weymouth Public Libraries, 46 Broad St. Free. 781-337-1402, www.weymouth.ma.us/library/