MARCH 6

Canton student to preform in ‘Frozen Jr.’

Raphael Daghlian, of Canton, will perform in the Un-Common Theatre Company’s Young Performers Production of Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” on March 6-8 at the Qualters Middle School, 240 East St, Mansfield. Performances are at 7 p.m. March 6, at 2 p.m. March 7, and at 2 p.m. March 8. Tickets sold in advance are $15 for adults and $12 for students. All tickets purchased at the door are $15. For Un-Common Members, groups of 10 or larger or handicapped seating, email tickets@uncommontheatre.org. Tickets are available now at http://uncommontheatre.org/tickets.   MARCH 8 Randolph Women’s Club to celebrate Suffrage Movement at luncheon 

The Randolph Women’s Club will hold its second International Women’s Day Luncheon from 2-5 p.m. March 8 at the Elks Lodge, 21 School St., Randolph. The luncheon will commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The speakers will be Celia J. Blue, president Of the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition; state Rep. Michelle Dubois, of Brockton; Fredie Kay, president of Suffrage 100 MA; Katrina Huff-Larmond, Randolph town councilor, and Anabel Santiago, grassroots coordinator for the Coalition for Social Justice. Tickets are available for $25 from Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/w3nmtgh. For more information, contact Janil at janilstephens@gmail.com.

 MARCH 9

Those with memory loss can socialize

Brightview Canton Senior Living, in collaboration with Old Colony YMCA Stoughton, will hold Bright Day Cafe Stoughton from 1 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, and every second Monday of the month, at the YMCA, 445 Central St., Stoughton. The program, which will feature light fare, is an opportunity for social time with your loved one who is living with memory loss and to socialize with other families who are also dealing with memory loss. The March will feature music and ballroom dancing. to RSVP, contact Rosie or Theresa at 781.298.3407.

 

MARCH 11

Stoughton Public Library to present student art exhibition

The art students of Judith Murray Smith will display drawings and paintings at the Stoughton Public Library Gallery IN March with an opening reception and Award Ceremony scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 11. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://artlessonswithmrsmith.weebly.com or email is judithmsmith@yahoo.com.

 

MARCH 14

Genealogical group meets in Holbrook

If you are a budding genealogist or interested in researching family history, join the Genealogy Group at the Holbrook Public Library at 10 a.m.  Saturday, March 14. Participants will discuss genealogy topics and explore resources the library has to offer. No registration is required and all levels of interest are welcome. For more information, contact Lisa at the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644.

 

MARCH 21

Canton Historical Society to hold spring yard sale

Canton Historical Society will host its spring yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at the American Legion Hall, 950 Washington St., Canton. The society collects and preserves over 200 years of Canton’s history. To fund these preservation projects, the society raises money through memberships and fundraisers. For more information, visit https://cantonhistorical.org.

 MARCH 24

Become the person you want to be in retirement

The PRO Group, in partnership with the Neponset River Regional Chamber, will host its first meeting from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the chamber office, 520 Providence Highway, Suite #4, Norwood. The focus is to make you become the person you want to be in retirement. Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP, an experienced life coach, will speak about moving through this time of transition successfully. Park and enter through the rear of the building. The parking lot is lit. To register, contact 781-769-1126 or nrrchamber.com

 APRIL 25 Irish dance fundraiser planned in Canton The Arc of South Norfolk will host an Irish dance/fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Irish Cultural Centre, 200 Boston Drive, Canton. It will include a performance from Harney Academy, Erin's Melody Band, cash bar and raffles. Proceeds will benefit the Arc of South Norfolk. For more information, visit www.arcsouthnorfolk.org.  APRIL 30 

Caregivers can attend conference for their own care

The Neponset Valley Alzheimer’s Partnership and the Alzheimer’s Association will host Embracing Your Journey: Care for the Caregiver Conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at the Norwood Council on Aging, 275 Prospect St. This educational conference is for family members caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, as well as professional social workers and nurses. The conference will include a program featuring speakers: Donna McCarten White, clinical nurse specialist and licensed alcohol drug abuse counselor, who will address compassion, stress and fatigue; and Phyllis A. DeLaricheliere, who will speak on “Embracing Your Journey: Knowing Your Inner Hippie.” There also will be a caregiver panel discussion and health care vendor fair, promoting local resources. A continental breakfast and lunch will be included. Advanced registration required. The event is free for family caregivers and $30 for professionals. Three Professional Caregiver CE credits are available at the end of the program day. Certificates of Attendance will be available for all other attendees. Checks should be made payable to: Neponset Valley Alzheimer’s Partnership. To register, contact Su Madan, partnership treasurer, at smadan@comforcare.com or 617-217-1977.

 MAY 6 

South Shore Stars to celebrate a half-century

South Shore Stars will hold its 50th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Lombardo’s in Randolph. It will feature a signature cocktail reception, a full dinner, and a program that honors the five facets of Stars: the visionary founders, government leaders, corporate supporters, community partners, and phenomenal staff. The Quincy Mutual Group is the presenting sponsor. South Shore Stars is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive early education and youth development programs through a family-support approach. Stars has served as a resource for working parents on the South Shore since 1970. For more information, contact Kristen White at kwhite@southshorestars.org or text STARS50TICKETS to 41444 for a mobile link.

 ONGOING 

Rent historic Randolph house

The historic Jonathan Belcher House, 360 North Main St., Randolph, is available for rental at $325 per day for social events. It seats up to 50 people in a meal function and accommodates 65 for cocktail receptions. A caterer friendly kitchen is available and Wi-fi and cable access is available. The air-conditioned facility is non-smoking. For more information, contact Marie Little at 781-986-6037 or visit Jonathanbelcherhouse.org

Holbrook Public Library’s genealogy group to meet

Holbrook Public Library’s genealogy group hosts meetings the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. For more information about the genealogy group or about in-library use of Ancestry Library Edition, contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644 or visit http://holbrookpubliclibrary.org.

 

Friends of Randolph Seniors meet

The Friends of the Randolph Seniors meet at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the RICC, 126 Pleasant St. For a calendar of events, visit FriendsRandolphSeniors.com. For more information, call Sheila Swanwick at 781-799-6661.
 

Spiritually curious, justice-oriented faith services

Are you a free thinker who appreciates the value of other perspectives? Do you enjoy religious tradition without the rigidity of dogma? Then you may be a Unitarian-Universalist without realizing it. First Parish Unitarian Universalist-Canton, 1508 Washington St., Canton, holds services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Interim Minister Rev. Beverly Waring is minister. For more information, contact 781-828-0296 or office@fpuucanton.org.


American Sign Language group begins in Stoughton

Randall DeWitt of Stoughton holds a South Shore ASL (American Sign Language) Social at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Last Shot Sports Bar & Grill, 559 Washington St. (Route 138), Stoughton. Deaf/deaf-blind/hearing/ASL students are welcome. All will be able to learn American Sign Language in an inclusive community. For information, contact DeWitt or Karen Duke at aslfingers@gmail.com.

 

Randolph’s Stetson Hall now open for renting

Stetson Hall, the historic building on the corner of Union Street and South Main Street, can be rented for private functions. The hall is located on the second floor and has a seating capacity of 213 people sitting at tables. The capacity is 300 people when tables are not needed. The elevator is available for renter’s convenience. Stetson Hall has been rented for weddings, showers, baby showers and other special events. Free tours upon request. For more information, contact Henry Cooke at 781-710-7976.


Holbrook seniors can attend weekly blood pressure clinic

Holbrook seniors can attend a free blood pressure clinic from 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Holbrook Town Hall, 50 South Franklin St. Participant will receive a written record of their blood pressure every time they attend. This record may be used to take to doctor appointments for  a history on a weekly basis.  

Get help for addiction in Holbrook, Avon

The Hope Drop-In Center, serving individuals and families affected by addiction, meets at the Brookville Bible Church, 871 South Franklin St., Holbrook from 6-8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month; and from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Avon Council on Aging, 65 East Main St., Avon. The center offers free and confidential services, licensed clinician referrals, overdose prevention training, access to nalaxone (Narcan), family coping help, recovery treatment and recovery programs.

 

Laughter Yoga

A free Let's Laugh Today laughter yoga session is held the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m., and the fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m., both at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main St. Certified Laughter Yoga teachers Linda and Bill Hamaker lead the group. Bring a canned good for the Sharon/Stoughton Pantry. For information, contact 508-660-2223, billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com or at www.letslaughtoday.com.


Mental illness support group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - South Norfolk affiliate – meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in Cafeteria B of the Lorusso Building at Norwood Hospital. The South Norfolk Alliance is composed of families dealing with mental illness and their loved ones. For information, call Ray at  508-668-2941.