5 Things to do This Week in Norwell

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1. Go fly a kite! Hanover Cultural Council will host Kite Day on Saturday, May 10, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Dr. Wallace Kemp’s field, 688 Main St. Don McCasterland, program director of the Blue Hills Observatory and an avid kite-lover, will also be at the field to provide tips on kite-flying technique. Parking is on Main Street or the side streets, Buena Vista or Buttercup. In conjunction with this event, The John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover St., will host a kite-making program in two sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 781-826-2972.
2. The South Shore Dancers will host a Sapphire Ball on Saturday, May 10 at the Cushing Center, 673 Main St., Norwell. Black tie is optional. Blue is the theme color but many hues will be seen. Jim and Patty McMahon will give a swing lesson at 7:30 p.m. Ballroom dancing will be from 8 – 11 p.m., with music supplied by DJ Tom Osterland. Tickets are $10 for SSD and USA Dance members with advance reservations, and $12 for others. To reserve, call Tom at 781-659-4703 or email from the website, SouthShoreDance.org.
3. Family Storytelling Workshop – Ryan Racette of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales will lead a workshop for parents and young children on Friday, May 9 from 4 – 4:30 p.m. at the John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover St. The program is designed to promote literacy in the home and to give parents tips and tricks to be more effective storytellers. To register or for more information, call 781-826-2972 ext. 4.
4. Visit the annual Wildflower Plant Sale at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane in Norwell from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 10, to pick up a posie or two for Mother’s Day. Choose from native species, wildflowers, plants the attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and drought tolerant specimens. Choice and well-known favorites from local gardeners and New England nurseries will be available. Proceeds from the Wildflower Plan Sale benefit the Center’s environmental education programs. Call 781-659-2259 for information.
5. Books in Bloom at the James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West St., Norwell Center, will bring books to life through creative and whimsical flower displays created by local artists, gardeners and book lovers. Open house for all ages Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature the displays. Call 781-659-7100 for more information.

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