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Flower Show returns to the Attleboro Museum of Art






“The Gift” by Marilyn Saabye of Narragansett, RI is among the works you will see at the Attleboro Arts Museum Flower Show.


The Attleboro Arts Museum’s annual flower show, suspended for two years due to the pandemic, returns Thursday-Sunday March 24-27 for its 24th Spring Celebration. Although health and safety measures have remodeled or halted some of the event’s usual attractions, the 2022 show will include living gardens created by local landscapers/florists, a nature presented on both levels of the museum, “to-go” art projects. for children, artists creating original works throughout the gallery, “Flowers in Fashion” animal mask designs, live music, an expanded museum gift shop, a blown art glass shop at the mouth of artist Neal Drobnis and more. Digital People’s Choice ballots, Flower Show programs and detailed information on COVID protocols are available at www.attleboroartsmuseum.org.

Neponset Choral will celebrate Sondheim

The Neponset Choral Society will perform “A Little Sondheim” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at Bethany Congregational Church, 3 Rockhill Street, Foxboro. The show celebrates Stephen Sondheim and other stage and screen music. Adult tickets are $25, senior and student tickets are $23, and there’s a $2 discount with advance purchase. Visit www.ncschorus.org or call 508-404-7588.

Progressive String Band in Cumberland







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Mile 12 (Photo by Dave Green)




Cumberland’s Blackstone River Theater will feature bluegrass band Mile Twelve at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Boston’s progressive string band has won the 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year award. The band is named after the mile marker that sits on Boston’s southern border on Interstate 93. Admission is $20 in advance, $24 the day of the show. For reservations, call 401-725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk.org for more information.

Sunday Chaminade Fellowship Concert

The Chaminade Music Club will present its 2022 Scholarship Auditions and Awards Concert for High School Music Students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 North Main St. (Route 152), Attleboro. The competition is open to high school instrumentalists and singers. Prizes are awarded to winners for their in-depth study of classical music. The concert is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated. For more information, call 617-444-9926 or visit www.chaminademusicclub.org.

MFA opens “Turner’s Modern World”







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JMW Turner’s “slave ship” (mfa.org)


“Turner’s Modern World” opens Sunday, March 27 and runs through July 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Considered one of Britain’s greatest artists, JMW Turner (1775–1851) lived and worked at the height of the Industrial Revolution. The exhibition explores how the artist, more than any of his contemporaries, embraced the new world and developed an innovative style of painting to better capture it. More info: www.mfa.org.

Mass Arts Center Gala, Auction Friday







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An autographed poster of these music legends is one of the items up for sale at the Mass Art Center’s annual auction.




The Mass Arts Center, 888 South Main St., Mansfield, will host its annual virtual gala and live auction on Friday, March 25. All proceeds will go to educational programs, concerts and the 2022 theater season at MAC, formerly MMAS. The gala can be tuned in from anywhere and viewers can register to bid on auction items including gift baskets, sports memorabilia, experiences, original artwork and more. To participate in the auction, log on to the gala webpage and register until March 25. For more information, visit MassArtsCenter.org or call 508-339-2822.

Walk the Woodcock in Seekonk







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American Woodcock (Ed Hughes)


Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk offers a Woodcock Walk from 7-9 p.m. Friday March 25. This is your chance to observe the unique and enchanting courtship display of the American Woodcock. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Fees are $10/adult member, $5/child member; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. It is for ages 12 and up. Register via the events calendar at www.asri.org/calendar.

No, Africa! takes stage Z on Friday in New Bedford

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, aka The Z, in New Bedford will present Step Afrika! at 20 hours. Friday March 25. The company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and contemporary dance by incorporating song, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. Tickets start at $27. (www.zeiterion.org or 508-994-2900)

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