1. Dedham Portrait Project: opening reception 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Dedham Public Library, 43 Church St. The exhibition will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Photos will feature those who live and work in Dedham. For information: dedhamportraitproject.com.
2. The folk duo Seraphina James will perform at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High St., on Friday, Nov. 17. The show runs from 8-10 p.m., and is free.
3. On Friday, Nov. 17, join Catching Joy and Miss Elizabeth for a special Thanksgiving PJ story time. There will be stories with themes of gratitude and giving and make a simple turkey craft. Catching Joy is collecting new and "like new" pajamas for kids in need and nonperishable food for local food pantries. This is a free event.
4. Sweet Wednesday, a Boston-based folk duo, will perform at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High St., on Saturday, Nov. 18. The show runs from 8-10 p.m., and is free.
5. The Dedham Junior Women’s Club craft show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18. Vendors from all over the area will have handcrafted items for any shopping list. Admission is $5/person; children under 12 are free. Proceeds will be used to support local charitable organizations, both locally and internationally.