It’s Thursday, and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town.
- Where/when: , 1154 Great Plain Ave., Needham; Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Why go: Kids will enjoy dancing to Steve Roslonek of PBS’ SteveSongs and you’ll feel good supporting the nonprofit Baby Basics Inc., which provides free diapers to babies of families in need in the communities of Needham, Dedham and South Boston. There will be three separate shows—one at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Pricing: Tickets cost $12 each; kids age 1 and under get in free. Purchase tickets online.
- Where/when: , 1139 Highland Ave., Needham; Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m.
- Why go: Storyteller Diane Edgecomb, with accompaniment by Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain, will give an animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems. The storytelling includes Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot in which a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Edgecomb is known for her vivid comedic style and brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This program is geared toward children ages 5 and up and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
- Pricing: Free; no registration required
- Where/when: , 1101 Highland Ave. and , 570 Hillside Ave., Saturday, March 10, 12:15 p.m.
- Why go: After Needham Scouts deliver donations for their annual Scouting For Food collection, volunteers will be bringing the donated items to the new Needham Community Council building at 570 Hillside Ave. Volunteer are needed to create a human chain the 1/3-mile distance between the Masonic Hall at 1101 Highland Ave., where donations will be delivered, to the Council building. Plan to arrive by 12:15 p.m. and expect to be done no later than 1 p.m.
- Pricing: Free; no registration required, just show up
- Where/when: MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley; Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m.
- Why go: This family-friendly production will benefit the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first musical features such well-known songs as “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Donations for the Centre Street Food Pantry will be taken at the door. For a list of needed items, please visit www.newtoncountryplayers.org.
- Pricing: $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, free for MassBay students, faculty and staff
- Where/when: , 1147 Central Ave., Needham; Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m.
- Why go: Some old furniture repairs hold up well, while others don't and are costly or impossible to reverse and redo. On Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m., the Needham Historical Society will present Conservator Melissa Hiatt Carr of Masterwork Conservation, who will talk about “Old Repairs: The Good, The Bad, and the Irreversible.” Carr has worked as a conservator of wooden objects for almost 20 years, the last 10 of which as the owner and lead conservator of Masterwork Conservation. Refreshments will be served.
- Pricing: Free for Needham Historical Society members; $5 for non-members