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The Kerry Jon Walker Fund
RWANDAN ART The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those affected by poverty, presents a Rwandan market of handcrafted wares, plus live music and appetizers. Proceeds support service trips for teens supporting sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity in nations such as Rwanda.
Congregation Sha’aray Shalom Social Hall, 1112 Main St., Hingham; Saturday, Nov. 18, 7-10 p.m.
POPPINS UP The Un-Common Theatre Company’s production of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” includes the beloved characters from the popular book and film.
Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough, 1 School St.; Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.; $22, $7, students, seniors, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083725.
ABSTRACT THOUGHT New England painters Diane Novetsky and Jo Ann Rothschild share an expressionist style of painting, an emphasis on color, gesture, and the nuances of “touch” or paint handling.
Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury; exhibit opens Sunday, Nov. 12, through Feb. 18, www.artcomplex.com.
DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE Stephen Puleo speaks on his book “American Treasures,” an account of the creation, consecration, and conservation of the documents that defined American democracy.
Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.; Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.
MIDDLE EAST BEGINNINGS Bob Begin speaks on the World War I roots of the Middle Eastern conflicts that continue today -- false diplomacy, grave mistakes, and broken promises in the quest for empire.
Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
FAHL IN FALL Mary Fahl, an expressive, emotional singer-songwriter who founded the 1990s group October Project, performs at The Spire Center.
25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.; www.spirecenter.org.
WORDY The Art of Words poetry series presents Everett Hoagland, the first poet laureate of New Bedford and professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Rene Schwiesow, a Somerville Bagel Bard and co-host for the series.
The Plymouth Center for the Arts; Sunday, Nov. 19, noon; free, refreshments.
BLACK COMEDY Comedian Lewis Black’s play, “One Slight Hitch,” depicts a wedding day’s flurry of nervous preparation, lively banter, and warm reminiscing. Then the doorbell rings and everything changes.
North River Theater, 513 River St., Norwell; Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18, 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., also Nov. 24-26; $20, www.northrivertheater.org.
THANKFUL MUSIC Richard Hill performs “With a Grateful Heart,” music for the Thanksgiving season, on the Austin Organ.
Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m., free.
GLOWING DARKLY The History Book Group discusses “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore.
Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave., Plymouth; Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.
SOULFUL SEASON All Souls Church hosts the “Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair,” a Victorian-era Christmas celebration with costumed characters. Also carolers, artisans, cookies, pies, attic treasures, roast turkey sandwiches, and pictures with Father Christmas.
196 Elm St., Braintree; Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-3.
WEEKDAY PLEASURES Contemporary folk duo Sweet Wednesday, Dave Falk and Lisa Housman, has toured for 10 years as an acoustic duo and with a band.
Walpole Public Library, 143 School St.; Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; www.walpolelibraryfriends.org.
ART COLLECTOR “One Man’s Collection Over the Years” showcases 31 paintings and five sculptures from the extensive collection of Dr. Arthur Wills, who speak on his contacts with the artists.
Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.
WHEEL WORK Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pottery pieces created by member potters of Potters Place in Walpole are for sale during the cooperative’s annual holiday show.
127B Old West St.; opening gala Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 9-8, Sunday, 10-4.
CITY SCAPE Artist Thomas R. Dunlay demonstrates a city scape in winter. All are welcome to this meeting of The Dedham Art Association.
Endicott Mansion, 656 East St.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:45 p.m. social; members free, $5 guests.
POETRY PLACE For the Love of Words presents storyteller Bruce Marcus.
ECAT Studios, 50 Oliver St., Easton; Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOPHISTICATED SOUNDS A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan Cattaneo of Boston performs at the South Shore Folk Music Club.
Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston; Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.; $8, $4 children, www.ssfmc.org.
DISAPPEARANCE Authors Hallie Ephron and Jessica Keener discuss their most recent novels at Scituate Town Library. Ephron’s “You’ll Never Know, Dear” is a psychological novel about a little girl’s disappearance. Keener’s “Strangers in Budapest” takes place soon after the fall of communism.
85 Branch St.; Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.; www.scituatetownlibrary.org.
MINDFUL ART The new exhibit “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art” breaks the stigma and silence around mental health through art.
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton; reception and panel discussion Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.; www.fullercraft.org.
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