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Scituate Harbor by Marie Wilkes, in Scituate Scene exhibit at Front Street Art Gallery.handout
Lawson Tower by Ray DesRoches, in Scituate Scene exhibit.handout

SCITUATE ART Front Street Art Gallery features artwork depicting the uniqueness of the "Scituate Scene" (above) in a show timed to enhance town's annual Heritage Days celebration. Gallery member artists have interpreted local marine, ocean, and street scenes highlighting the beauty and life of the coastal town.

Gallery activities on the Aug. 5-7 weekend include a reception on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring music provided by Driftway Jazz. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, offers refreshments and art demonstrations, as well as a children's art tent in the parking slot between the gallery and the new Welch Co. Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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124 Front St., Scituate, exhibit through Sunday, Aug. 14; www.frontstartgallery.com.

"The Art of Altered Books" at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.handout

ART OF THE BOOK Using printed material as a point of departure, contemporary artists employ a variety of techniques to transform existing books and reference volumes into sculptural objects (top) in a new exhibit called "Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books" at Fuller Craft Museum. Artists gouge, carve, fold, paint, shred, pierce, tear, stamp, collage, gold-leaf, burn, glue, cut, and staple to create works with visual appeal that challenge how we ordinarily look at books.

455 Oak St., Brockton, through Nov. 6; reception Sunday, Sept. 11, 2–5 p.m.; www.fullercraft.org.

ART ON THE FARM Area artists David Bohl, Lisa Daria Kennedy, Gail Nathanson, Page Railsback, Vcevy Strekalovsky, and Michael Weymouth will be exhibiting and selling new work inspired by World's End Reservation and Weir River Farm.

Yellow House Gallery, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, Thursday, Aug. 4, 6-8:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres, jazz band, wine and beer; $50, e-mail fblanchard@thetrustees.org.

FUNNY THINGS HAPPEN Priscilla Beach Theatre performs the musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A musical romp through ancient Rome with witty and irreverent comedy.

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800 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth, Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., through Aug. 20; $30, $24 seniors, www.pbtheatre.org.

NIGHT OUT The Carver Police Department and police union invite the community to "Carver Night Out!" Billed as a kid-friendly event, the evening offers food, fun and games, demonstrations, raffles, and an opportunity to meet the town's public safety personnel.

Carver Middle High School, 60 South Meadow Road, Thursday, Aug. 4, 5-9 p.m.

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NASHVILLE NIGHT Ayla Brown, Jenn Bostic, and Damien Horne perform at the Spire Center followed by a Nashville style songwriter "in the round." Brown recently released her album "Let Love In."

25½ Court St., Plymouth, Friday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m.; $20, www.spirecenter.org.

THE OLD COUNTRY Also at the Spire in Plymouth, Shaun England combines blues and jazz with old-time country. He is joined by Suzanne McNeil and the Sleepeaters.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.; $20.

LAST STRAINS Perennial crowd favorite Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band closes out the season's Town of Norwood Concerts.

Norwood Town Common, Sunday, July 31, 7-9 p.m.; www.norwoodma.gov.

MONDAY MAGIC The Turner Free Library presents Magic with Malik at Monday Nights at Stetson Hall.

6 South Main St., Randolph, Monday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., www.turnerfreelibrary.org.

OPEN STUDIO Artist Bettina Lesieur holds her annual open studio and gallery weekend, called "The Change of Tides," including works by the late master artist Robert Lesieur and artisan potter Lisa Howard. This year's signature piece is an oil on panel titled "Eagles Nest."

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Lesieur Gallery, 301 St. George St., Duxbury, reception Friday, Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky will perform at the Plymouth library.handout

NOT TYPICAL FOLK With acoustic guitar and fiddle in hand, Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky (above) look like an Appalachian folk music duo, but play rock covers and funny original songs. Their varied repertoire runs from the Dropkick Murphys to the Beatles and Steely Dan.

Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., Thursday, Aug. 4, 1-2 p.m.

BIBLE CAMP The grounds of Glastonbury Abbey provide the setting for the Abbey Bible Camp for kindergarteners through second -graders, introducing children to Bible stories and the teachings of Jesus through music, storytelling, and art activities. The goats and bee hives are a bonus.

16 Hull St., Hingham, Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-noon; reservations at retreats@glastonburyabbey.org.

A traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Art Complex Museum, Duxbury.handout

TEA TIME A traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be presented by tea master Glenn Sorei Pereira, who was trained by the Urasenke School of Tea.

Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m.; free.

FARMERS MARKETS As the harvest season begins to roll, Holly Hill Farm offers organically grown produce on Cohasset Common on Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., as well as at its farm stand at 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m..

The farm also offers produce at the Scituate Farmers Market in St. Mary's Church parking lot, 1 Kent St., Scituate., on Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; www.hollyhillfarm.org.

ECOLOGY AT THE BEACH Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries presents programs at Duxbury Beach. Explore the beach's riparian ecosystem on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Participants work on the "One Square Meter of Tidal Life Inventory" on Thursday, Aug. 4, and construct simple homemade bathyscopes, a viewfinder for underwater, on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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Meet on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge, 9-11 a.m.; register at www.massaudubon.org/southshore.


Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.