Mystic Brass Ensemble concert: 3 p.m. March 8, First Baptist Church, 819 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Free. For information: http://mysticbrass.org. Arlington’s community brass ensemble will perform its winter concert with repertoire of Vienna’s Post-Romantic period. Mystic Brass Ensemble explores raw musical passion for the great brass compositions of past and present in traditional and progressive programs.

Arlington-Belmont Chorale -- ‘An Almost Spring Concert’: 3-5 p.m. March 8, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $5 ages 17 and under. For information: http://psarlington.org. The choruses have prepared a program of four Romantic classics: “Nanie (Funeral Song),” by Johannes Brahms; Robert Schumann’s “Requiem fur Mignon”; “As Torrents in Summer,” by Edward Elgar; and “Christus factus est,” by Anton Bruckner. The chorus will also present a newly commissioned work, “Spacetime Synthesis,” a set of three pieces for chorus, flute, clarinet and piano, set to texts by Sara Teasdale, Walt Whitman and Henri Poincare.

Arlington Democratic Town Committee: 7:15 p.m. March 9, Common Ground function room, 319 Broadway, Arlington. For information: http://arlingtondems.org; https://facebook.com/adtcma; Aimee Coolidge, 781-646-5339. All interested Democrats are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Arlington Democratic Town Committee.

Dance for Dignity: 7-10:30 p.m. March 14, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington. $25 suggested donation. For information: http://bit.ly/383jwTk. The night will feature the danceable music of Stanley and the Undercovers playing classic rock from the ’60s and ’70s, special guests, international food and a cash bar. Event organizers are working with local groups to raise $25,000 to support those seeking asylum and refuge in the community. All proceeds from this benefit dance will go to support the work of the Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville Cluster, whose volunteers provide housing, food, clothing, medical assistance and vocational training, and the United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants, which provides legal defense services for local immigrants.

Fiddlin’ Quinn & The Berry Pickers with Crowes Pasture: 7:30 p.m. March 14, St. John’s Coffeehouse, 74 Pleasant St., Arlington. $12-$15. For information: http://quinncrowes.bpt.me; 781-648-4819. Fiddlin’ Quinn & The Berry Pickers are a five-piece inter-generational bluegrass vocal and instrumental group fronted by 14-year-old fiddle prodigy Quinn Eastburn. Contemporary folk duo Crowes Pasture performs original music covers with banjo and guitar. Refreshments available at intermission. Concertgoers are asked to bring good-date nonperishables to donate to the Arlington Eats Market.

‘Just Me... and My Guitars -- A Celebration of the British Songbook of the 60s’: 8 p.m. March 14, Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. $35-$45. For information: http://regenttheatre.com. Guitarist Johnny A. — former music director/lead guitarist for both Peter Wolf of J. Geils and Bobby Whitlock — will be kicking off his latest series of tour dates in Arlington. Johnny again takes a musical left turn with his these performances to present his instrumental guitar approach for the first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere.

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert: 3 p.m. March 15, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 630 Mass. Ave, Arlington. $2 per person, $5 per family. For information: http://psarlington.org. The Arlington Philharmonic orchestra will be featuring Pasquale Tassone’s retelling of a Native American legend, and Nathaniel Stookey’s setting of Lemony Snicket’s whodunnit. The concert will also feature 14-year-old violinist Ella Kim performing. Concertgoers can meet the instruments of the orchestra after the performance.

PJ Library Passover -- Soup’s on!: 10-11:30 a.m. April 5, Ready, Set, Kids!, 284 Broadway, Arlington. $10 per family. For information: http://bostonjcc.org/soupson. Families with children ages 2-6 years can hear a special story about bringing family together through soup, “hunt” for ingredients to match their recipe and assemble a (vegetarian) soup base in a jar to take home, along with a free gift from The Matzo Project. Attendees are asked to bring boxed or canned soups for donation to Arlington Eats.

ONGOING

Help the arts in Arlington: 7:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Arlington Town Hall Annex, 730 Mass. Ave. For information: ArlingtonCulturalCouncil@gmail.com; http://ArtsArlington.org/Arlington-Cultural-Council. Residents interested in helping arts and culture thrive in Arlington are invited to attend meetings of the Grants Committee, Arlington’s Local Cultural Council. If it seems like a match, you can submit a brief letter of interest and your resume to join the work of Arlington’s creative sector. The volunteer-run Grants Committee reviews competitive grant applications, deliberates over which are to be funded and acts as liaison to support grantees as they prepare for their events. Other activities include Town Day and Spring Grantee Reception. The Grant Committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture has partially or fully funded over 40 projects in 2019 or 2020. Whenever you go to an arts or cultural event in Arlington, chances are it received a grant from the committee, which is a town agency that receives its funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

‘Women Saving History’: through June 6, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. Free, suggested donation $5. For information: 781-643-0554; http://oldschwambmill.org. The Old Schwamb Mill is celebrating 50 years of preservation at the historical mill that was saved from demolition in 1970. A new exhibit titled “She Did It: Women Saving History” honors Patricia C. Fitzmaurice, a foresighted community leader and historical preservation advocate who rallied friends and funds to purchase and save the 19th-century mill.

Improv Jones Jrs.: 8 p.m. March 6, April 10 and May 8, Downstairs at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. $5. Improv Jones Jrs., one of the only teen troupes in the Boston area affiliated with a professional troupe, performs monthly. Jones Jrs. shows are once a month and feature long- and short-form improv. Improv Jones Boston members direct the troupe. The troupe is composed of teens from Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Winchester and Lexington.

Old Schwamb Mill tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. The mill is the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. The mill also produces and sells museum-quality, hand-turned wooden oval and circular frames, created much as they were in 1864. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. For information: http://oldschwambmill.org.

Pet Loss Grief Counseling and Support: For those grieving the loss of a beloved animal companion, grief counselor Laurie Levine, licensed mental health counselor, offers individual counseling and group support at Sleepy Dog Veterinary in Arlington. Laurie provides a safe place to grieve: to share difficult thoughts, feelings and caregiving decisions; to share stories and photographs. Laurie also offers support around anticipatory grief and caregiver stress. For more information: missmypets@gmail.com; 781-350-8219.

Calvary Church worship service: Sundays, Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave, Arlington. For information: 781-646-8679; http://calvaryarlington.org. The Rev. Cynthia Good preaches. Sunday School for all ages takes place at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with infant/toddler care provided and Junior Church midway through service for ages 3-11. Fellowship Time follows the service. Middle school and high school youth groups meet regularly.

EVENTS AROUND THE REGION

Belmont Open Sings performance: 7:30 p.m. March 1, Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St., Belmont. Cost: $10. For information: http://bit.ly/39UsfIV. Powers will host the next Belmont Open Sings performance of Gabriel Fauré’s work “Requiem” for chorus and orchestra. This opportunity invites any singers, choral enthusiasts or musicians in the community to participate in the the performance led by Belmont Open Sings Artistic Director Mary Beekman.

Maple Sugaring Open House: 2-4 p.m. March 2, Gaining Ground, 341 Virginia Road, Concord. For information: https://facebook.com/GGConcord, 978-610-6086. Enjoy maple treats, warm cider and learn about sugaring as the farmers boil local sap into syrup. RSVP to maple@gainingground.org.

“Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade”: 10 a.m. March 3, Acton Town Hall, Room 204, 472 Main St. Free. For information: http://actongardenclub.org. The Acton Garden Club will host a program, “Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade.” Presenting will be Karen Perkins, owner of Garden Vision Epimediums, a mail-order nursery based in Massachusetts. Her presentation will illustrate the different types of this shade perennial, its characteristics, growth habits, propagation, pests and how to combine epimediums with other shade perennials. The program is also open to nonmembers.

Concord Children’s Center Family Ice Skating Party: 3-5 p.m. March 1, Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink, 34 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough. Cost: $10-$35. For information: 978-369-6790, development@concordchildrenscenter.org, https://go.evvnt.com/578810-0. The whole family is invited to have fun at the ice at the annual Concord Children’s Center ice skating party. The afternoon includes skating and a bake sale. While skate rentals are available, children are encouraged to bring their skates as there is a limited number of child-sized skates. Helmets also recommended, especially for inexperienced skaters. Helmets are not available for rental.

Author talk: 7 p.m. March 3, Belmont Books, 79 Leonard St. Journalist Tatiana Schlossberg, author of “Inconspicuous Consumption,” will be in conversation with David Cash, dean of John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies University of Massachusetts Boston and also the head of the Department of Environmental Protection under former Gov. Deval Patrick. They will discuss climate change.

Bingo Benefit: 7-10 p.m. March 6, Billerica Council on Aging, 25 Concord Road. Cost: $100 admission package, includes Bingo, buffet and cash bar. For ticket information: 978-671-0916. The inaugural Bingo Benefit will be held to expand programs and activities at the Billerica COA. There will be a $1,000 Cover All Price, plus other cash and prizes. Formal attire optional. Only 100 tickets to be sold at the COA 2-4 p.m.

“I Can’t Die but Once” performance: 7 p.m. March 6, Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road. For information: http://bit.ly/30Ons8u. Gwendolyn Quesaire-Presutt will present a living history performance of Harriet Tubman in “I Can’t Die but Once.”

Charity comedy night: 7-11 p.m. March 7, Winchester Town Hall, Maurer Auditorium, 71 Mt. Vernon St. For information and tickets: http://bit.ly/44comedy. The Christopher N. Mitropoulos Scholarship Foundation will host a comedy night featuring comedians, a 50/50 raffle and cash bar.

Porch Party Mamas: 7:30 p.m. March 7, First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow. $17-$20. For information: http://fpc-stow-acton.org; 978-274-2593. Five established Boston-area musicians and singer-songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of urban folk, country and blues. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance through www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Coffee and desserts will be available for purchase.

Boxborough Museum: 2-4 p.m. March 8, April 19 and May 17, Boxborough Museum, 575 Middle Road. Free. For information: John Fallon, 978-264-0069. Boxborough’s historic “treasures” will be on view: the 1850s scale, which is sensitive enough to weigh a penny and strong enough to calibrate a 50 pound weight; the “new” hearse built in 1881; and the “old” hearse. Call to arrange a private tour for a small group at a different time.

Mystic Brass Ensemble concert: 3 p.m. March 8, First Baptist Church, 819 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Free. For information: http://mysticbrass.org. Arlington’s community brass ensemble will perform its winter concert with repertoire of Vienna’s Post-Romantic period. Mystic Brass Ensemble explores raw musical passion for the great brass compositions of past and present in traditional and progressive programs.

Arlington-Belmont Chorale -- ‘An Almost Spring Concert’: 3-5 p.m. March 8, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $5 ages 17 and under. For information: http://psarlington.org. The choruses have prepared a program of four Romantic classics: “Nanie (Funeral Song),” by Johannes Brahms; Robert Schumann’s “Requiem fur Mignon”; “As Torrents in Summer,” by Edward Elgar; and “Christus factus est,” by Anton Bruckner. The chorus will also present a newly commissioned work, “Spacetime Synthesis,” a set of three pieces for chorus, flute, clarinet and piano, set to texts by Sara Teasdale, Walt Whitman and Henri Poincare.