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Theater, birding, and farm animals

The living room at empowerHER's new headquarters in Norwell.

Curtain Call Theatre in Braintree presents “Dancing at Lughnasa,” directed by Bill Gardiner. The show, originally created by Brian Friel, is set in Ireland in 1936 during the festival of Lughnasa. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, as well as on March 1 and March 2. There will be shows at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, and March 3. Curtain Call Theatre is located at 182 Commercial St. Tickets cost $20; visit or call 1-866-811-4111.

If you’ve ever been curious about our feathered friends, now is the time to learn more about them. Marshfield’s North River Wildlife Sanctuary is offering personal birding tutors for groups of five or fewer. The tour will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, and will depart from the sanctuary at 2000 Main St. The program will take participants to winter hot spots to view coastal birds and is limited to those age 10 or older. Tickets are $11 for nonmembers or $8 for members. Advance registration is required at or by calling 781-837-9400.

Kids can spend their February break with farm animals at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset. On Feb. 19, 20, and 21, children can hike outside, meet the animals, and track wild animals. Snacks will be served in the greenhouse. Please bring your kids dressed for the weather to the main barn at 9 a.m. and pick them up at noon. The farm is located at 236 Jerusalem Road. Cost is $30 a day for members and $40 a day for nonmembers. Preregister by contacting 781-383-6565 or Visit


A nonprofit serving young girls who have lost their mothers has opened its national headquarters in Norwell . The organization is named empowerHER. The new office space will support increased enrollment and the organization’s growing leadership team. The opening was made possible by Jack Conway, realtor; Sherwin-Williams of Hingham Center; Romeo + Baglio Design; and Caswell Company LTD. The headquarters is located at 137 Washington St. Visit

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Brush off your worries with a paint night hosted by the Carver Public Library on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will create a piece evocative of the winter season with the assistance of a local artist. Those interested need to register and pay $15 to the Carver Public Library Foundation no later than Feb. 25. The event is for people 21 and older. The library is at 2 Meadowbrook Way; participants are asked to meet in the Large Meeting Room. Contact 508-866-3415 to register.

The American Red Cross declared a blood shortage this season due to the weather-related shutdowns of several drive locations. The organization said it currently possesses less than a three-day supply of most blood types, in comparison to its five-day supply goal. The Kingston Collection will host a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross on Monday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to Kingston, there are other upcoming drives across the region. Kingston Collection is located at 101 Kingston Collection Way. Contact 1-800-REDCROSS or to make an appointment.

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