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    Brockton theater presents ‘The Laramie Project’

    The Massasoit Theatre Company’s production of "The Laramie Project" runs March 8-10.
    Massasoit Theatre Company
    The Massasoit Theatre Company’s production of "The Laramie Project" runs March 8-10.

    LARAMIE PROJECT The Massasoit Theatre Company presents “The Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project about Americans’ reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard. In October 1998, Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die in Laramie, Wyo. Kaufman and others went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews, from which they wrote the play.

    Massasoit Theatre Company
    Corinne Mason directs the Massasoit Theatre Company’s production of "The Laramie Project."

    Buckley Performing Arts Theater, Massasoit Community College, Brockton; Thursday-Friday, March 8-9, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 3 and 8 p.m.; $16,

    BETSY ROSS The Abigail Adams Historical Society and Hingham Public Library commemorate Women’s History Month by presenting a talk by historian Marla Miller on “Betsy Ross and the Making of America.”


    Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.; Saturday, March 10, 2-4 p.m.; free.

    Paul Pratt Memorial Library
    Olivia Kate Cerrone’s book.
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    HUNGER DAYS Olivia Kate Cerrone speaks on her book, “The Hunger Saint,” set in post-World War II Italy, at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.

    35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; Sunday, March 4, 4 p.m.; free.

    TICK-TOCK Plymouth County entomologist Blake Dinius reviews the biology of ticks and discusses proven protection measures. The rate of Lyme disease infection is high in Plymouth County.

    Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St.; Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.; free,


    NOSTALGIA Songs of love and happiness from the Great American Songbook are performed by Murray Kidd, tenor; Bill Buonocore, guitar; and Martin Hartford, clarinet.

    Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m.

    ICE WATER Authors Casey Sherman and David Wedge speak on the “The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS.”

    Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.

    SOULFUL Singer-songwriter Catie Curtis, whose single “Soulfully” was featured on “Dawson’s Creek,” performs at Braintree Folk. Lindsay Straw opens.


    All Souls Church of Braintree, 196 Elm St.; Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.; $15,

    HIGH ART The South Shore Natural Science Center hosts the Norwell High School art show, featuring work from the school’s art curriculum.

    Jacobs Lane, Norwell; opens Wednesday, March 7, artist reception Saturday, March 10, 2-4 p.m.

    MANY COLORS Cardinal Spellman High School stages “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob, whose brothers sell him into slavery.

    738 Court St., Brockton; Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m.; tickets

    CELTIC SPRING Hingham Community Center hosts Ulster Landing, performing the folk music of Ireland and Scotland on fiddle, harp, bouzouki, and uilleann (Irish) pipes.

    Ensign John Thaxter House, 70 South St.; Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.; $20,

    The center hosts The Magic of Motown on Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.; $20.

    SATURDAY GIRLS Jane Healey speaks on her book, “The Saturday Evening Girls Club,” based on her research into the group’s namesake pottery, also known as Paul Revere Pottery.

    Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St.; Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.

    BIRD COLORSMilton Public Library exhibits watercolor paintings of staff member Jan Ruhl Parr, including many common New England birds.

    480 Canton Ave.; through March 31.

    A painting by Janice Parr.
    Milton Public Library
    A painting by Janice Parr.

    BODIES, SELVES The Sharon Adult Center presents “Our Bodies Ourselves, Then and Now.” Founders of a legendary organization and authors of an iconic book share personal stories about their lives.

    Sharon Community Center, 219 Massapoag Ave.; Tuesday, March 13, 1-2:30 p.m.; reserve seating, 781-784-8000.

    REAL WEALTH Curry College professor John Hill speaks about his book, “Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Smith’s plan to increase everyone’s wealth and happiness was justice, liberty, and equality.

    Rockland Memorial Library, 20 Belmont St.; Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.; free.

    SHABBAT Ahavath Torah Congregation participates in the nationwide “Shabbat Across America,” a national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat.

    1179 Central St., Stoughton; Friday, March 9, 6 p.m. service, Shabbat dinner 7 p.m.; $20 dinner, students free, reserve by March 6, 781-344- 8733.

    ART SHOW The Plymouth Center for the Arts holds an opening reception for its late winter members show, “Enchanted,” with wine, appetizers, and entertainment.

    11 North St., Plymouth; Thursday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.

    SOMETHING NEW An original jam-funk band, The New Motif, performs at the Spire Center.

    25½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, March 9, 8 p.m.; $15,

    The New Motif.
    The Spire Center
    The New Motif.

    Linda Peterson

    ART FLOWERS The Front Street Art Gallery’s “Art in Bloom: the Sights and Sounds of Spring” includes augmentations by floral arrangements through Friday, March 9.

    124 Front St., Scituate; show through March 18.

    FEATHERED FRIENDS The Un-Common Theatre Company’s young performers present “Honk! JR,” the story of a different duck.

    Qualters Middle School, 240 East St., Mansfield; Friday-Sunday, March 9-11; $12, $10 students. For ticket information, call 800-838-3006.

    The Un-Common Theatre Company’s "Honk! JR" cast: Back, from left, Elena O’Keefe, Gianna Solbo, Abbi Lightbody, Anthony D’Amore, Dillon Lightbody, and Sammi Grosshandler; front, from left, Sadie Dussault and Jacob Zinno.
    Un-Common Theatre Company
    The Un-Common Theatre Company’s "Honk! JR" cast: Back, from left, Elena O’Keefe, Gianna Solbo, Abbi Lightbody, Anthony D’Amore, Dillon Lightbody, and Sammi Grosshandler; front, from left, Sadie Dussault and Jacob Zinno.

    NEW WORK New paintings by Abington artist Dianne Panarelli Miller, including local scenes and travel sights, are featured at South Street Gallery.

    149 South St., Hingham; reception Friday, March 9, 6-8 p.m.

    MIDDAY MUSIC Richard Hill performs “Welcome Spring” on the organ at Christ Congregational Church.

    1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Wednesday, March 7, 12:15 p.m.; free.

    IMPEACH Gary Hylander speaks on “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” the story of President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment.

    Walpole Public Library, 143 School St.; Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.

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