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Mansfield: The All Stories Theater Company presents a free reading of “The Van Meder Trust,” a new play telling the story of a 13-year-old still feeling the effects of a tumultuous childhood and the two aunts — one black, one white South African — who help steer her through a crisis. Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. Hockomock Y Arts Center, 40 Balcom St. Free. thevanmedertrustanewplay.wordpress.com.
Norwell:The South Shore Dancers Black & White Ball features a foxtrot lesson at 7:30 with Lestyn Gilmore. Ballroom dancing from 8-11 pm. Singles are welcome. Dance hosts/hostesses, ladies choices, line dances and a mixer. Complimentary refreshments. Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m. Cushing Center, 673 Main St. $10. 781-659-4703, www.SouthShoreDancers.org.
Quincy: The Eastern Nazarene College Theatre Department will present its production of Neil Simon’s comedy “Fools.” Directed by Edward Barker, “Fools” will be performed by Eastern Nazarene College students and features slapstick and vaudeville-style comedy, making it a fun theatrical experience for the entire family. Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Ave. $10, $8 students & seniors, $5 children 12 & under. 617-745-3715, www.brownpapertickets.com.