Garden club: The Brockton Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at the Arnone School at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature a speaker, socializing, and refreshments. For more information on membership, e-mail email@example.com or call 508-697-3429 or visit www.brocktongc.org.
Organ recital: This month’s organ recital at Unity Church features warmly recalled love songs heard from 1897 to the present all played on the 1875 Hook and Hastings pipe organ. Organist Richard Hill presents “Love Songs Remembered” on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Included are works of Joseph Barnby, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Barbara Streisand, and John Denver. Admission is free. Unity Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 508-238-6081.
Networking breakfast: Kim LaRosa of Good Paisley will offer tips for creating your business roadmap at the South Shore Women’s Business Network’s monthly networking breakfast, to be held at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at Linden Ponds Derby Street Clubhouse. Registration fee is $25 for SSWBN members and first-time attendees, $40 for nonmembers. Register online at www.sswbn.org or call 781-924-5160 for more information.
Book club: Join the Norton Public Library’s parent-child book club on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room for sharing and snacks for children grades 2 to 4. This month’s book is Heather the Violet Fairy by Daisy Meadows. Pick up a copy of the book at the Norton Public Library and start reading together. For more information, visit www.nortonlibrary.org.
Local artist show: Cohasset artist Jan McElhinny will have a solo show at the James Library Art Gallery opening on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and work will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the library. The show is on view through March 28. The Cohasset resident is a gallery artist at South Shore Art Center and a member of their advisory board. She travels extensively for workshops and works both realistically and abstractly in oils. The James Library Art Gallery is open during library hours, Tuesday through Friday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 to 1 p.m. For information, call 781-659-7100 or visit www.jameslibrary.org or www.janmcelhinny.com.
Blood drive: Norwood Hospital will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross on Monday from noon to 5 p.m., in the Abraham-Sieracki Conference Room at Norwood Hospital. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free lunch pack at Cumberland Farms, which includes a burger or a grilled chicken sandwich, any size fountain soda or frozen beverage, and a 1.5 oz. bag of Cumberland Farms brand chips. For an appointment, call the Blood Bank at Norwood Hospital at 781-278-6723 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Indoor yard sale: If you’ve got cabin fever, perk up at an indoor yard sale at Scituate High School cafeteria on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring oodles of knick-knacks, gee-gaws, thingamabobs, and even things you need. Proceeds will help support the 2013 community service trip to Tamahu, Guatemala. On last year’s trip to Tamahu, the students traveled into the mountains to assist indigenous families with home construction and repairs, coffee harvesting, and other service projects. For more information about the program, visit https://sites.google.com/site/shsservicetrip or contact Beth Polito at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmer’s market: Support small, independent farms and businesses by shopping the Walpole Winter Farmers Market this Sunday, Feb. 24. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW on Robbins Road. Get your local fix and shop for an array of fresh produce, local foods, arts and crafts, and recipes. Vendors include Oakdale Farms, Town Farm LLC, A Summer Place Farm, Jack’s Dog Cookies, Vermarje International, Davell’s Farm, C’est le Bee, NYR Organics, and Sheldonville Soaps among others. For more information, visit www.walpolemafarmersmarket.com.