Small business advice from Google: 8 to 10:30 a.m. March 16, Norwood Space Center, 83 Morse St., Building 2, Norwood. To register: http://norwoodspacecenter.com/google-sign-up. Join the Norwood Space Center and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center for these two Google workshops featuring Bryan Caplan, a national speaker for Google’s GYBO — Get Your Business Online program. Coffee and breakfast will be served.
VFW St. Patrick’s Day Party: 7-11 p.m. March 16, Function Hall, Norwood VFW Post 2452, 193 Dean St., Norwood. Cost: $18 per person. For information: 781-762- 9610. Traditional lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage dinner will be provided. The evening will also feature live Irish and Dance Music by “Back in Time.”
Candidates’ Night: 7:30 p.m. March 19, Memorial Hall/Town Hall building, 566 Washington St., Norwood. For information: http://lwvnorwoodma.org; 781-769-7865. In preparation for the local town election, the Norwood League of Women Voters will sponsor Candidates’ Night. Candidates for contested and uncontested races will present their views and answer questions regarding current issues that impact the future of Norwood. The event is open to the public. For membership and league information go to: www.or call membership chair, Toni at
Hypnosis and Healing Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 22 and 29, and April 5 and 12, Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole St., Norwood. For information or to register: 781-769-0200, ext. 110; firstname.lastname@example.org. This class is for ages 18 and older. This four-part series will be led by Gina Donaher. Attendees should dress comfortably and arrive promptly. Registration for this program includes attendance at all four classes, since each class builds on the last. Class size is limited and will be held in the Simoni Room.
Dollars for Scholars: 6 p.m. March 23, Norwood Elks Hall, 152 Winslow Ave. The Norwood Scholarship Foundation will have a Dollars for Scholars night with medium Cathy Ripley Greene on Friday, March 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event will start at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $40 per person, and will be $45 at the door. Tables of 10 may be reserved. There will be a cash bar. Attendees may bring snacks. To purchase tickets in advance, write a check for NSF DFS and mail it to Patty Starr, 26 Sycamore St., Norwood, MA 02062. Contact Patty for more information, 781-551-0509.
Palm Sunday: March 24, First Congressional Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood. Registration is required. For information, including the time: email@example.com. Children will observe Palm Sunday, re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, prepare Armenian Easter eggs and play the traditional Armenian egg game. Neponsit Valley Armenians will host the event.
“Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale”: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 27, Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole St., Norwood. To RSVP: 781-769-0200, ext. 110 or 222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk. “Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale” is an original one-woman show about the life journey of Bella Indianer to be performed by her granddaughter, Vicki Summers. Having survived the pogroms in Russia, Bella immigrated to America in 1920 where she married and raised a family.
Coping Techniques for Caregivers: 2:15 p.m. March 29, Norwood Senior Center, Council on Aging, 275 Prospect St., Norwood. For more information or to RSVP, call 781-251-6630. Caring for a memory-impaired loved one can be challenging. Attendees will learn how to take care of their needs while caring for their loved ones, as well as how they can best address caregiver stress, during this presentation led by Alicia Seaver, a certified memory impairment specialist and the vice president of Memory Care Operations at EPOCH Senior Living.
Fifth annual Seed Swap: 7 p.m. April 4, Walpole Public Library, 143 School St. For information: Susan Packenham at Packy5@aol.com. The Friends of Adams Farm will sponsor the Walpole Seed Library. Gearing up for the 2018 growing season, the organizers have received commitments for over 250 packets of organic and non-GMO seeds. Seeds for swapping will also be provided by gardeners from the Walpole and Norwood Community Gardens. The public is invited to bring seeds to swap as well. Please make sure the seeds are in small, labeled packages for easy swapping.
Norwood Woman’s Club meeting: 12:30 p.m. April 10, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Hall, 24 Berwick St., Norwood. For information call Trina Mallet. Marth Colamaria will give “A View of American Women in History.” Guests are welcome. The luncheon will be on May 8 at the Lafayette House. Fish and beef will be the choices. People attending the April meeting are asked to bring their checkbooks.
Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup ages 3-4: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 27 through May 22, The Village Center, 82 Roosevelt Ave., Norwood. Ages 3-4 years. Free. Registration is required, forms can be found online at http://bit.ly/2np8AtM. Fill out the registration form and return it as soon as possible to Beverly Boudreau, Norwood Public Schools, 275 Prospect St. P.O. Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062 or fax it to 781-440-5900 to the attention of Beverly Boudreau. Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup is a 12-week playgroup for children and their caregivers to attend together. Playgroups provide activities that help children experience being part of a group.
Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup ages 2-3: 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays from March 1 through May 24, The Village Center, 82 Roosevelt Ave., Norwood. Ages 2-3 years. Free. Registration is required, forms can be found online at http://bit.ly/2EmT1Lh. Fill out the registration form and return it to Beverly Boudreau, Norwood Public Schools, 275 Prospect St. P.O. Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062 or fax it to 781-440-5900 to the attention of Beverly Boudreau. Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup is a 12-week playgroup for children and their caregivers to attend together. Playgroups provide activities that help children experience being part of a group.
Percival Brewing Company Comedy Series: 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Percival Brewing Company, 83 Morse St., Norwood. Free. For information: http://percivalbeercompany.com. In addition to live music, local artists and beer, Percival Brewing Company has also added stand-up comedy to their weekly schedule. In late November Percival partnered with Collins Comedy Events to bring professional stand-up comedy to their new location in Norwood. Every show will feature a new line-up of New England comedians.
VFW Meat Raffle: 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through May, Norwood V.F.W., 193 Dean St., Norwood. The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all 10 drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. Prizes include sirloin steak tips, sausage, ground sirloin burgers, center cut pork chops, whole chicken or cut chicken, ground sirloin burgers, chicken wings and more. The drawings also include 50-50 money raffles.