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In Dedham, a ‘Girls’ Night Out’ against breast cancer

“Girls' Night Out” raises funds for The Ellie Fund and cancer research.Legacy Place

SWANKY NIGHT OUT Emmy award-winning journalist Shayna Seymour hosts the third annual “Girls’ Night Out” in support of local nonprofit The Ellie Fund and its fight against breast cancer. Highlights include a runway fashion show featuring favorite spring collection looks, beauty techniques from SalonCapri, flower tutorials by Whole Foods Market, Studio 3 menu samplings, and swag bag giveaways.

Showcase Cinema de Lux, 690 Legacy Place, Dedham; Thursday, March 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $25 door, $20 at www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-out-tickets-32505932118?aff=eac2.

BACH’S BIRTHDAY Performing on pipe organ, Peter Sykes of Boston University is joined by the Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra and the Oliver Ames High School Chamber Orchestra in a concert celebrating the life and work of of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m.; $15, $10 seniors and students.

ALL PASTEL Artist Gregory John Maichack presents an adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower,” designed for sheer beginners and experienced artists to create their own version of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower.

Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield; Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 pm.; register by calling 781-834-5535.

HOUSE HISTORY Scholars and experts delve into the Bradford House’s history in a symposium that is part of a multiyear effort to tell a new story, “Four Bradford Daughters & Lives Well-Lived.”

Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St.; Saturday, March 25, 9-3; $45, $35 members, register at 781-934-6106.

TIMBERDOODLE DISPLAY Participants are invited to eat tapas and witness the courtship display of the male American woodcock, known as the twisting and turning “timberdoodle,” as he dives, whistling, from the sky to impress potential mates.

North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main St., Marshfield; Sunday, March 19, 6-8:30 p.m.; $25, $20 members, www.massaudubon.org/southshore.

ROOF RAISED “Raise the Roof” tells the story of the 10-year historical restoration of the rooftop and decorative ceilings of a Polish synagogue damaged during Nazi occupation. Following the screening, Cary Wolinsky and Rick and Laura Brown will speak on reconstructing the 18th-century wooden synagogue.

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Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton; Friday, March 24, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.; $15, $10 members, $8 children, reserve at www.fullercraft.org/event/raise-the-roof-screening/.

UNLIKELY STORY The Scituate Arts Association’s Art Matters Book Club discusses a witty, satirical story of London and the art world, “The Improbability of Love,” by Hannah Rothschild, a descendant of a wealthy banking family.

Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St.; Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.; rsvp at 781-545-2816.

LOVE OF LEARNING Teacher and artist Noah Lubin will discuss creative thinking and a love of learning at Temple Israel. His previously scheduled appearance was postponed because of weather.

125 Pond St., Sharon; Sunday, March 19, 7 p.m.; free.

R. Marc Kantrowitz will speak on his book at the Hingham library.Hingham Public Library

BOOZE, SEX, CRIME R. Marc Kantrowitz speaks on his new book, “Old Whiskey and Young Women: American True Crime Tales of Murder, Sex and Scandal.”

Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.; Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.

SONG AND DANCE The Choral Art Society of the South Shore presents its annual spring fund-raiser featuring the SOS Big Band of Rhode Island and ballroom dance instructors Claire and Roger Vaka.

Nativity Church, 2 Edward Foster Road, Scituate; Saturday, March 25, 7-9:30 p.m.; $30 door, $25 advance at www.choralartsociety.org.

COMMUNITY BAND The Canton Community Band performs music by New England composers.

Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St.; Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.; and Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St.; Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.

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STOPPING VIOLENCE The Emmy-nominated film “Manhood & Violence: Fatal Peril,” a powerful documentary about the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project, an innovative violence prevention program that has been shown to reduce recidivism, will be screened as part of a two-day Lenten series.

Messiah Baptist Church, 80 Legion Parkway, Brockton; Wednesday, March 22, noon; free. On March 29, Dr. Margaret Seater speaks on how the project reduces violence.

Jerry Thornton will speak on his book at the Kingston Council on Aging.Kingston Public Library

RAINY DAY PATRIOTS Jerry Thornton speaks on his book, “From Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots,” a reminder that the sun didn’t always shine on New England’s football team.

Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.

DAIRY DAYS Maritta Manning Cronin shares her research of the dairy farms in Milton in the early 1900s. Cronin and her siblings are the fourth generation of the Manning family to live on Thatcher Farm.

Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m.

Debra Mann will pay tribute to Joni Mitchell in Plymouth.The Spire Center

CHANNELING JONI Jazz pianist and singer Debra Mann performs a tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Spire Performing Arts Center.

25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.; $20, www.spirecenter.org.

Also at The Spire, award-winning songwriter Liz Longley performs music from her new album “Weightless.”

Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m.; $25.

OPEN TO ALL The new spring “Open Theme, All Media” show is on view at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

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11 North St., through April 30, www.artsplymouth.org.

PRE-SCHOOL ART Pre-School Playmates of Hingham holds its annual preschool art show, exhibiting more than 500 pieces of art on display.

204 Whiting St., Hingham; Saturday, March 25, noon-4 p.m.

GALLERY ARTIST Oil paintings by Dennis Doyle of Weymouth are featured throughout March at the South Street Gallery.

149 South St., Hingham.

Dennis Doyle of Weymouth exhibits his paintings at the South Street Gallery, including this one titled “Back River Bare Cove Winter.”Dennis Doyle

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