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    Theater group makes it ‘Wonderful’ in Brockton

    26socalendar - Massasoit Theatre Company performs "It's a Wonderful Life" in Brockton. From L-R-(From L-R) Actors, Molly Jane McCarthy, Curtis Bellafiore and Elizabeth Lovley (Handout)
    Massasoit Theatre Company performs "It's a Wonderful Life" featuring (from left) actors Molly Jane McCarthy, Curtis Bellafiore, and Elizabeth Lovley.

    BEDFORD FALLS Massasoit Theatre Company presents “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a stage version of the popular Frank Capra film about George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), who learns what the world would have been like if he hadn’t been born.

    Massasoit Community College, Buckley Performing Arts Center, 1 Massasoit Blvd., Brockton; Sunday, Nov. 26, and Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; $18, $16 students, seniors;

    PUPPETS The Puppet People bring their big puppets, including one that towers above the gallery, to perform “A Christmas Gallery” at the Art Complex Museum.


    189 Alden St., Duxbury, Sunday, Nov. 26, 1:30 and 2:45 p.m.; free.

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    Sunday is also “Holly Days,” with events scheduled throughout the town of Duxbury from noon to dusk.

    26socalendar - The Puppet People perform "A Christmas Carol" in Duxbury. (Art Complex Museum)
    Art Complex Museum
    The Puppet People perform "A Christmas Carol" in Duxbury.

    GRATITUDE Cancer survivor and former Patriots football player Joe Andruzzi and his wife, Jen, executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, host the annual Gratitude Gala. The event raises funds to help cancer patients and families pay for nonmedical bills.

    Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club, 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough; Monday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.; $250,

    ORNAMENTS Weir River Farm invites children to create their own farm-inspired ornaments. Families are invited to visit the barn, enjoy hot cocoa and a fire, and pick out a Christmas tree.


    Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham; Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-3 p.m.; members’ children free, $5 nonmembers’ children.

    Mansfield Women of Today
    In Mansfield, a tour of decorated homes.

    TOUR AND TEA Mansfield Women of Today invite visitors to tour four holiday-decorated homes and sip tea with homemade cookies at the Mansfield Historical House.

    53 Rumford Ave.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 11-3; $30,

    BACKSTAGE Meg Quin Dussault, a director, actor, and a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory, speaks on “Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Lessons from a Life Spent in Theatre.” She is currently directing “Mary Poppins” at Un-Common Theatre.

    Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main St.; Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.; free.


    JOY The Daniel Webster Estate’s 14 rooms have been transformed by local designers, decorators, and floral clubs for this year’s Christmas decorator show house on the theme of “Joy to the World.”

    238 Webster St., Marshfield; Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, 11-4, also Dec. 7-8, 7-9 p.m.; $15, $10 seniors,

    HOLIDAY FAIR The annual holiday fair at First Parish Church in Duxbury features an extensive selection of fresh holiday wreaths and centerpieces, gourmet food gifts, handcrafted gifts, and a boutique of reasonably priced gifts and stocking stuffers.

    Parish house, 842 Tremont St.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-2.

    FRESH GREENS Holly Hill Farm holds a wreath-making workshop at its annual Holly Day Fair, offering freshly harvested evergreens from the farm’s woodlands. Local artisans offer holiday gifts in the heated greenhouse.

    236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10-3,

    TREELIGHTING, JAZZ Downtown Plymouth will be aglow for the annual tree lighting in Shirley Square. Events include a parade from Town Square to Shirley Square on Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.; the tree lighting and start of the “Winter Lights Race” at 6:15 p.m.; and meeting Santa plus crafts, ornament decorating, and refreshments at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., 6:30-8 p.m.

    Following the tree lighting, Johnny Souza & Friends perform a “Wicked Fun” holiday show at The Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St.; Friday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; $25.

    The Spire Center
    Rik Emmett.

    GUITAR TRIUMPH Rik Emmett, who gained international recognition as the lead singer and guitarist with Triumph, performs at The Spire this week.

    25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; $40,

    COUNTRY CHRISTMAS A Christmas fair at Dalby Farm offers all-natural preserves, salsas, pickles, pet treats, handcrafted items, goat milk soaps, pantry mixes, and baked goods.

    59 Grove St., Scituate; Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:30-2:30.

    HOLIDAY HOME The Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra performs its holiday concert “Home for the Holidays” for the first time in Sanctuary Hall at East Weymouth Congregational Church, after learning recently that previous years’ venues would be unavailable.

    1320 Commercial St.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.; $7.50.

    The orchestra also performs its concert at Whitman Town Hall, 54 Whitman Ave.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

    26socalendar - Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra performs a holiday program in Weymouth and Whitman. (Music at Sanctuary Hall)
    Music at Sanctuary Hall
    The Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra.

    PEACE & JUSTICE The Walpole Peace and Justice Group is bringing a one-act play titled “Hear Ye! Hear Ye!” on the imaginary conversation between a modern-day state legislator and two Colonials in the year 1776, followed by a slide and video show called “Fixing Our Broken Democracy.”

    Walpole Public Library, 143 School St.; Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.

    HARBOR STROLL Front Street Art Gallery holds “The Art of Giving” reception featuring music provided by Driftway Jazz. The town’s “Holidays in the Harbor Stroll” takes place the same evening.

    124 Front St., Scituate; Friday, Dec. 1, 6-8:30 p.m.

    CHORAL CHRISTMAS The Choral Art Society of the South Shore performs Camille Saint-Saens’s “Christmas Oratorio.” The chorus is joined by a group of young professional guests soloists.

    Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Scituate; Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.; $20, $18 seniors and students;

    SEA WALK Anne Mason, director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, recalls stories of shipbuilders, merchants, and sailors, including those who perished in the horrific wreck of the brig General Arnold in 1778, in a guided walk at Burial Hill.

    Town Square, Plymouth; Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m.; free.

    SMALL PACKAGES The Milton Art Center’s 334 Gallery presents its annual small works holiday show and sale, including gift-sized work in a range of styles.

    334 Edge Hill Road; opening reception Friday, Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m.

    Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at