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    EVENTS Quincy: Spring Fling Ladies Shopping Night features 30 vendors selling pocketbooks, jewelry, children’s items, home decor, and food. Cocktails available. This is a fund-raiser to benefit enrichment programs for children in foster care. Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., The Neighborhood Club, 27 Glendale Road. $5.

    FAMILY Brockton: The Brockton Symphony presents a lively introduction to the orchestra. Attendees can march, dance, and tap their toes to rousing favorites including Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2. Also features the Oliver Ames Chamber Orchestra and the Kennedy School Chorus. Saturday, 3 p.m., West Middle School, 271 West St. Free.

    Dedham: The Parish Players will present “Seussical the Musical,’’ a family-friendly show based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Kids and kids-at-heart will visit with the Cat in the Hat, Horton the elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, and a colorful cast of characters. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m. First Church and Parish Dedham, 670 High St. $12, $6 children under 12 and seniors. 781-326-7463,


    BOOKS Norwell: Roy Harris discusses his book “Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism,’’ Friday, 7:30 p.m., James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West St. 781-659-7100.

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