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Road races and Mozart top this week’s calendar

Stop the Stigma 5K participant Bill Ainslie of Norwell approaches the finish line at last year's race. Hurley Event Photography

QUINCY Interfaith Social Services’ 45th annual “Stop the Stigma 5K” road race raises funds for the human service organization’s new counseling center. Interfaith’s New Directions Counseling Center works on an income-based sliding fee scale, ensuring access to care regardless of ability to pay. The race starts and ends at the Kennedy Center at 440 East Squantum St., on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participation costs $25 for adults and $10 for ages 15 and under. Register at

KINGSTON Award-winning author Peter Swanson will speak on his latest thriller, “Before She Knew Him.” The plot centers on a woman who believes her neighbor may be responsible for an unsolved murder. The free presentation takes place at the Kingston library’s “author talk series” held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Visit


BROCKTON Folk musician couple Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee will appear in two events at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brockton. Gretz, a Baptist minister, formerly served at the Avon Baptist Church. The duo will headline the church’s Javawocky Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at 325 West Elm St. Tickets are $13 in advance, available at and $15 at the door ($13 for seniors).

PLYMOUTH Pilgrim Festival Chorus celebrates its two-decade anniversary by performing the choral masterwork “Mozart Requiem” at concerts in Plymouth and Scituate, accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra. Concerts take place at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road in Plymouth, on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.; and at Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Cushing Highway, on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 seniors, $15 students, and free for ages 14 and under. Reserve at


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