A selection of events to keep you busy in Boston and beyond.
June 25: ED MARKEY VS. GABRIEL GOMEZ
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to decide the winner of the US Senate special election. Last time we had a special Senate election, in January 2010, 54.4 percent of registered voters turned out, and Scott Brown scored 107,317 more votes than Martha Coakley. To find out where you should cast your ballot, go to wheredoivotema.com.
June 26-30: SCREEN TIME
> Nantucket Film Festival
Focus the art of screenwriting
Number of Flicks Shown 79 features and shorts
Celeb Spotting TV host Chris Matthews interviews actress Glenn Close at the Dreamland theater on June 27. 646-480-1900; nantucketfilmfestival.org
> Roxbury International Film Festival
Focus films celebrating people of color
Number of Flicks Shown 35 features and shorts
June 28-29: THERE SHE’LL BE
Who will get to wear the 2013 Miss Massachusetts crown, earning a $9,000 scholarship and a chance to compete for the Miss America title? Find out Saturday night at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre when the 11 finalists square off (10 picked by judges and an extra selected by the public for $1 per vote at missmass.org). Friday is the preliminary pageant. Tickets cost $30-$35. 877-571-7469; thehanovertheatre.org
June 29: CALLING ALL TADPOLES
The Boston Common Frog Pond wading pool opens for the season on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free festivities include children’s games, face painting, and ice cream samples. The pool, with a 30-foot spray flume, operates daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day. 617-635-2120; bostonfrogpond.com
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