1. Run for a cause. The 8th Annual St Patrick's Day 5K road race benefitting the Marshfield Educational Foundation will take place on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Brant Rock Esplanade. Last year’s race hosted over 3,500 registered runners and walkers. Sponsors of the 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K include Quirk Automotive, Rockland Federal Credit Union, Marathon Sports and New Balance. For more information and to register, visit marshfieldstpatricksday5k.com.
2. Let the music set you free. Join the Ventress Memorial Library for an evening of music with Katie Dobbins and friends on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. “Let the Music Set You Free” is a special concert from Dobbins, a Boston-based folk musician. She will lead this deeply personal night of music and empowerment in the library’s New Program Room. The program is free, with no registration is required. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. The Ventress Memorial Library is located at 15 Library Plaza.
3. Hit the red carpet. Head to the Marshfield Senior Center on Thursday, March 15 for a celebration of Hollywood. Dressed in black tie and ready for the red carpet, vocalists will perform Oscar-winning songs from 1935-2000. Participants are encouraged to dress up and enjoy the music and entertainment. Refreshments will be served, and a $2 donation is suggested. The program will begin at 1 p.m. The Marshfield Senior Center is located at 230 Webster St.
4. Get “drag’ged to a show. The Company Theatre will present “La Cage aux Folles” from March 16 to April 8, the musical hit by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman that tells the story of a son bringing his fiancé’s ultra-conservative parents to meet his gay father, the manager of a drag club, and his romantic partner, who is also the club’s star attraction. Tickets range from $41 to $43 and can be purchased at companytheatre.com. The Company Theatre and Center for the Arts is located at 30 Accord Park Drive in Norwell.
5. Donate and learn. The South Shore Interfaith Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be hold a Bags of Hope Workshop on Sunday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for area youth group members and their parents at the North Community Church Parish House. Jasmine Grace, a human trafficking survivor, will share her experience and, after her talk, teens will fill the Bags of Hope, which Jasmine distributes to vulnerable women affected by trafficking, addiction and homeless. Individuals and churches can help by donating toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, hair elastics, 12 oz. conditioner, 12 oz. shampoo, hair elastics, hair clips, bars of soap, feminine products, wipes, chapstick, deodorant, nail polish, and cute socks. For any questions, email email@example.com or call 781-834-4436. The NCC is located at 83 Main St.