Crafter exhibition: The Brockton Library Foundation is hosting a Crafters’ Exhibition on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brockton Main Library. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in showing off their skill in knitting, crocheting, photography, pottery, painting, jewelry, etc. All ages are encouraged to participate. Contact Anne Beauregard at 508-584-6919 prior to the event to display your wares. Nothing will be sold on that day.
Beauty session: Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro will host an American Cancer Society sponsored “Look Good…Feel Better” session Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Volunteer beauty professionals will teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women will learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each participant will receive a free cosmetics kit for use during and after the workshop. Light refreshments will be provided. To register call 1-800-488-5959.
Flute concert: The Ventress Library Cultural Series will present a concert with Flutist Orlando Cela, “Flute Songs for the New Year,” Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ventress Memorial Library. Cela will educate and entertain the audience with polished renditions of classic flute solo pieces and provide instruction on the history of the flute and flute music. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 781-834-5535 or visit www.ventresslibrary.org.
Indoor garden: Missing your garden in the middle of the winter? A new series of workshops is being offered at the Soule Homestead Education Center beginning Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join for an indoor exploration of what the plants in your garden will be up to next growing season. The idea behind this exploration is not to make more beautiful gardens, but rather to make your gardening a richer experience. It will be as “hand-on” as possible, using supermarket vegetables, florist flowers, houseplants, pictures, slides, a microscope, hand lenses, and a book called “Botany for Gardeners” by Brian Capon as a guide. Other workshops will be held Feb. 9 and 23 and March 9. The workshop fee per session is $8 for members and $10 for non-members; fee for all four sessions is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Register by calling 508-947-6744. Payment must be received by noon the Thursday before the workshop.
Photography workshop: Charlie MacPherson, Scituate resident and The Amazing Image owner, will instruct an “Intro to Wildlife Photography” workshop on Saturday at the South Shore Natural Science Center where his works titled “Passion and Exploration from the Artic to the Tropics” will hang through Feb. 5 in the Vine Hall Gallery. The workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $25 for SSNSC members, $30 for non-members. For more information call 781-659-2559 or to learn more about Charlie MacPherson and his work, visit www.theamazingimage.com.
Book sale: The Plymouth Public Library Corporation will be hosting the 16th annual Winterfest Book Sale Saturday in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take advantage of preview hours from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a $10 admission charge. General admission is free. All proceeds benefit the Plymouth Public Library Corporation which is a nonprofit organization that supports the library. For more information call 508-830-4250 or visit www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
Chili bowl: The 4th annual “Chili Bowl” Cook-Off will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Hough’s Neck Congregational Church. With categories for both home cooks and restaurants, the event will offer attendees the chance to sample and savor up to 20 different varieties of chili, with trophies and medals awarded to the champion chili winners as voted by attendees. Admission is $5 and includes all the chili attendees can eat. Hot dogs, beer, soda and snacks will also be available for an additional charge. There is no fee to enter chili in the cook-off. To enter or for more information, contact Jennifer Logue at 617-429-3080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moonlight hike: Join for a Moonrise Hike at the Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary guided by a Mass Audubon naturalist and experience the winter sanctuary forest under the light of a full moon Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. Owls, mink, mice, vole and resident winter birds abound—observe their tunnels, tracks, and scat along the snowy trail. Dress for an outdoor hike and be sure to bring a water bottle. Suitable for all ages. The fee is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Register online at www.massaudubon.org or by phone at 508-636-2437.