Memorial Day: The town of Abington is holding a series of events in observance of Memorial Day beginning Monday, May 28, at 7:30 a.m. The Memorial Day Parade begins on 10 a.m., in the Beaver Brook Elementary School parking lot. For more information about other events, contact Nancy Reid at 781-878-8521.
Jazz: The Open Book Coffee-house continues its live music series on Saturday, May 19, with Savoir Faire, featuring vocalist Les Sampou and guitarist Jim Gordon. The duo perform classic songs with a sultry take from artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Peggy Lee. The coffee-house is in the Community Room at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit http://library.canton.ma.us or call 781-828-6606.
Local history: Duxbury Free Library, at 77 Alden St., is holding an informal discussion panel for people interested in sharing their knowledge of Duxbury on Saturday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. Topics will include local neighborhoods, how street names evolved, the Rev. Ralph Partridge’s burial site, shoemaking, shipbuilding, and Duxbury during the Civil War. For more information, call 781-934-2721.
Podcasts: Ames Free Library, at 53 Main St., is holding a workshop for those interested in starting their own podcast. Instructor Burt Lewis will be available Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one-on-one hour-long sessions. To register, visit https://www.
amesfreelibrary.org/ or call 508-238-2000, ext. 3.
Planting: Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., is hosting a program on the benefits of composting for a home garden on Monday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Attendees will receive a free tomato plant at the workshop. The workshop will be led by organic farmer Jon Belber of Holly Hill Farm. To register, visit www.hingham
library.org or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.
Succulents: The library is hosting a night of building succulent terrarium gardens on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. All materials will be provided. To register, visit www.hingham
library.org or call 781-741-1405, ext. 1404.
Auditions: The South Shore’s Got Talent is holding auditions for the upcoming June 22 show. Slots are available for musicians, vocalists, dancers, and performers. Live auditions take place at The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, on Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. Preregistration is required. For more information and to register to audition, visit www.wellspringhull.org.
History: Historian Christopher Daley retells the 1892 Lizzie Borden case at Pembroke Public Library, 142 Center St., on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. The talk will include discussion of the murders of Borden’s father and stepmother, the police investigation, suspicion of Lizzie and her conflicting stories, the grand jury hearings and trial, and various theories on the case. For more infor-mation, call 781-293-6771.
Public health: The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters hosts Nate Horwitz-Willis, the town’s public health director, on May 31 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall’s Great Hall. Horwitz-Willis will discuss building a robust local public health system and eliminating health stigmas. There will be a question and answer session.
Housing: Senior Celebration, a one-day free event for seniors focusing on lifestyle and health, will be held Tuesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, at Lombardo’s, 6 Billings St. The event features seminars, health screenings, educational workshops, entertainment, and giveaways. For more information, visit https://ssliving.com.Zipporah Osei can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org