1. What’s the buzz? Bees are fascinating and an essential part of healthy ecosystems. Honey bees are not native to our country and are not the best pollinators for many of our native plants. We have an amazing diversity of native bees in Massachusetts and they are in need of our support. The North South River Watershed Association will be hosting as part of their free WaterWatch lecture series, Sean Kent, education and summer camp director at Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art, “Native Bees of Massachusetts” on Wednesday, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
2. Any dream will do. Colors will shine bright as the Cohasset Dramatic Club presents the hit family musical based on Joseph in the Book of Genesis, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The show runs from March 9 to 24 on the weekends at Cohasset Town Hall, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 and 10, 16 and 17 and 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. on March 11, 18 and 24. Tickets are $23 adults, $18 seniors/students, and available online or at the door. The town hall is located at 41 Highland Ave., Cohasset. For more information, visit cohassetdramaticclub.org.
3. Get connected. Inspired to create artwork based on the familiar objects that one may view on a daily basis, Gillian Christy uses the term “Connectors” to describe prevailing themes that she explores. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16 at the James Library, located at 24 West St., Norwell. Admission is free, donations gratefully appreciated. For information, call (781) 659-7100 or at jameslibrary.org.
4. Stuff a truck for the homeless. South Shore non-profit Our Sister & Brother’s Keeper will be holding a FUNdrive to benefit Boston’s homeless from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Learning Ladder Preschool parking lot, 580 Webster Street (Route 123) in Hanover. Accepted items include clothing (including socks, hats, mittens/gloves, ties and belts), shoes, bedding/towels, wallets, backpacks, and jewelry. Other items would include toys, games, and sporting goods. Savers will donate 5-20 cents a pound for all that is collected. For more information find Our Sister & Brother’s Keeper on Facebook
5. Where everybody knows your name. “The Glass Castle” stars Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Brie Larsen and the movie/discussion will take place at the John Curtis Free Library. The movie starts at 4 and the discussion starts at 6:45 p.m. and will be lead by library director Dana Mastroianni on Monday, March 19. The library is located at 534 Hanover St., Hanover and for more information, call (781) 826-2972 or visit hanovermass.com/library.