To submit events to the calendar, email dedham@wickedlocal.com with the basic information. Deadlines are Fridays at 5 p.m. unless otherwise announced.

Kindergarten registration: Dedham Public Schools is now accepting registration for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. In order to be enrolled, a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. To complete your child’s registration, go to the Dedham Public Schools website (www.dedham.k12.ma.us), where you will find the New Student Registration link located under Quick Links. Information: 781-310-8017, or email Carmel Kerrigan at ckerrigan@dedham.k12.ma.us.

South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group meeting: 7-9 p.m. March 5, Willett Conference Room, Lorusso Building at Norwood Hospital, 800 Washington St. For information: 508-668-2941. The group is composed of families of people afflicted with mental illness. All families in the South Norfolk area who are dealing with mental illness and their loved ones are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the group will align with the Norwood schools. If they close, the meeting will be canceled.

Winter Escape Party: March 6, 7 p.m., Dedham Community House, 671 High St., Dedham. In celebration of the DCH Preschool’s 50th year (opened in 1970), the theme is “Throwback to the 70s” Crazy delicious food, hip-festive decor, primo tunes, cash bar and a cool silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person (until noon on March 6) or $60 at the door. Bell-bottoms and beads encouraged but are optional. Tickets and information at dedhamcommunityhouse.org or 781-329-5740.

Parkway Concert Orchestra: 3 p.m. March 8, Holy Name Parish Upper Church, 1689 Centre St., West Roxbury. Free. For information: 617-792-4277; http://parkwayconcertorchestra.org. Parkway Concert Orchestra will continue its 75th anniversary season with “Sounds of the Symphony Orchestra.” Music Director Thomas Kociela will conduct a program including the first movement of Schubert’s Symphony in C major, selections from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” music from “Hamilton” and “The Sound of Music” and the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The program will feature Moises Carrasco in Giovanni Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor. A pre-concert talk will be held from 2:35 to 2:50 p.m. with resident Conductor Brian Bell. This concert is presented by the Holy Name Enrichment Program and is sponsored by Vogt Realty Group in memory of Gene and Ann Vogt. During intermission, the audience will have a chance to meet and learn about the orchestra instruments at an instrument petting zoo.

Roaring ’20s Purim: 6 p.m. March 9, Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton. Cost: free, children and students; $10, adults. For information: 781-344-8733; http://atorah.org. Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther. Celebrants often will dress up in various costumes for the reading of the Megillah, the Book of Esther. This year, Ahavath Torah Congregation’s Megillah reading will come with a theme: Dress in a Roaring ’20s outfit, or whatever an attendee deems appropriate. A light dinner will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Reservations are needed by March 6.

TogetHER International Women’s Month Celebration: 5:30-8 p.m. March 11, Showcase Cinema de Lux at Legacy Place, 680 Legacy Place, Dedham. Cost: $40. For information: 617-232-8900; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/together-tickets-94910298257. In commemoration of International Women’s Month, Legacy Place is hosting its first ever TogetHER celebration. The evening will feature a cocktail hour and a panel discussion.

Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K: 8 a.m. March 14, Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub, 973 Providence Highway, Sharon. For information: http://MM5k4hessco.racewire.com. HESSCO Elder Services in Sharon is once again partnering with Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub for the ninth annual Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K for HESSCO. This event is HESSCO’s largest fundraiser and coincides with the national March for Meals Campaign which mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build support. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration is available online for $30 through March 11. Walk-up registration is $35.

Passover Cooking Demo and Wine Pairings: 4 p.m. March 15, Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton. Cost: $18; free, school-aged children. For information: 781-344-873; office@atorah.org. Ahavath Torah Congregation will host a kosher cooking demonstration of Passover-friendly recipes and ideas that will be accompanied by the opportunity to purchase wines paired for the occasion. ATC members and cookbook authors Rob Yunich and Elana Milstein will lead the cooking demo, which will include audience participation. The menu includes chicken thighs with an apricot sauce, chicken breasts coated with a sticky honey glaze, baked salmon rubbed with spices, farfel stuffing, the chefs’ take on the signature Israeli salad and snickerdoodle cinnamon cookies. The demonstration will be followed by a dinner that gives attendees an opportunity to enjoy all of the prepared dishes.

Ice Skating Classes: 4 p.m. Sundays through April 5, Jim Roche Arena, 1255 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury. For information: 781-890-8480; http://baystateskatingschool.org. Learn-to-Skate classes for children, ages 4 to 18, will be held. Attendees can use hockey, recreational or figure skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are taught.

April Vacation Week: Registration is open for Dedham Community House’s April Vacation Week (for grades K to 5) running Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24. Kids have fun each day with sports, games, science, arts and crafts and pizza party on Friday. Choose the days you need. Extended-day options available. All towns welcome. Registration and information at dedhamcommunityhouse.org or 781-329-5740.

Historical Trends in the Stock Market – and What the Future Might Hold: March 10, 7:30 p.m., Fisher School, 830 High St., Westwood. Harry (Skip) Wells is a longtime Westwood resident, and has been a Wall Street analyst and stock market aficionado since 1967. His topic will be “Knock on Wood, Dow = 50,000 by the end of 2025.” The program is sponsored by the Westwood Historical Society. Free and open to the public. Information: westwoodhistoricalsociety.com.

Ongoing

SoulSundays: 11:15 a.m. Sundays through May 31, SoulCycle at Legacy Place in Dedham, 214 Legacy Place. Cost: $30. For information: http://soul-cycle.com/studios/ma-dedham. Those older than 21 can receive a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary at Il Massimo.

Conversational English Tutoring: 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 7, Dedham Public Library, Endicott Branch, 257 Mount Vernon St. Free. For information: 781-751-9284; dedhampubliclibrarytutoring@gmail.com. Attendees will meet in small groups to practice speaking with a tutor and use library resources to improve their English. All language levels welcome. No tutoring will be held Feb. 19-20 and April 22-23.

Divorce Recovery Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood. For information: 781-762-3320; firstcongo.norwood@fccnorwood.org. The Divorce Recovery Series is an on-going six-week support group for those who are separated, considering divorce or divorced. The group provides a supportive place to help people adjust to the changes they are experiencing. Different topics are presented each week, followed by discussion, helping people cope with lifestyle changes and giving them strength to move ahead.

Friends of the Dedham Public Library: Where can you find ground-breaking contemporary sculpture and modern art in an exquisite setting? The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum showcases work by the most exciting modern artists in New England. Current exhibits include Sheila Pepe’s “Hot Mess Formalism” — large scale installations using domestic and industrial fibers — as well as Larry Fink’s affecting photographic exhibit “Primal Empathy.” Visit the museum website to learn more, but don’t forget to check out the Dedham Public Library website before you go: sign up for a Museum Pass and get a significantly reduced entrance fee. And while you're at it, discover all the other museums in our expanding Museum Pass Program.

Dedham Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Endicott Branch Library, 257 Mt Vernon St., Dedham. Free. For information: http://dedhamlibrary.com. All are welcome to come and play or for new players to visit and learn the basics of the game.

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers needed: HESSCO Elder Services is appealing to Dedham residents for volunteers interested in becoming drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. This program, which delivers prepared meals to homebound elders, is in search of volunteers to contribute approximately one hour per week to elders who would have difficulties getting their own meals otherwise. HESSCO serves 12 communities in south Norfolk County: Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood and Wrentham. Drivers spend approximately one hour a week from 11 a.m. to noon delivering meals. They can choose the one day of the week that works best for them. Volunteers are also needed for approximately one hour to help in the kitchens packaging the meals in the towns of Norwood and Walpole. HESSCO’s goal is to help keep elders in their own home for as long as possible. Those interested can contact 781-784-4944, ext. 251, or info@HESSCO.org.

Stump Team Trivia: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High St. Dedham Square Coffeehouse hosts Stump Team Trivia every Wednesday night. All ages, free admission, serving beer, wine and full menu. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top two teams. Free. For information: 781-326-5674; dschconnect@gmail.com; facebook.com/DedhamSquareCoffeehouse.

Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High St. Open to all ages and abilities. Free. Information: 781-326-5674; dschconnect@gmail.com; facebook.com/DedhamSquareCoffeehouse.

Live music: every Friday and Saturday night at Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High St. The venue showcases local musicians in the Boston area. No cover charge. All ages welcome.

Recovery International: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham. Recovery International is a self-help support group for mental health issues. The group is not religious affiliated and is open to ages 18 and older. There is no sign-in. Confidentiality in a safe, welcoming atmosphere is maintained. This is a nonprofit group; a small meeting contribution is suggested for those who can do so. For information: 781-329-0477; recoveryinternational.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham. OA is a free, 12-step support group for people with eating disorders. For information: 781-641-2303.

Ballroom Lessons and Dancing: 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Moseley’s on the Charles, 50 Bridge St. - Route 109, Dedham. All skill levels welcome; partner not required. Doors open 6:30 p.m., dance lesson 7-8 p.m., and dancing to live music 8-11 p.m. Lesson, dancing, coffee and light refreshments. Dress code calls for no jeans, shorts, T-shirts or sneakers. Cost: $15. For information: 781-326-3075, ext. 7; moseleysonthecharles.com.

Lean-to-Skate classes: 4 p.m. Sundays, Jim Roche Arena, 1275 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury. For information: 781-890-8480 or www.BayStateSkatingSchool.org. Use hockey, recreational or figure skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes taught.