Clutter control: The Abington Public Library will host a lighthearted lecture by Dave Downs, who will discuss the top 10 reasons we choose to hold on to our possessions and how we can begin to control our clutter, Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Copeland Room. 781-982-2139 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folk dancing: All Souls UU Church of Braintree will offer free family folk dancing Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. with light refreshments. Learn dances from around the world with Marcie Van Cleave of the Folk Arts Center of New England. This event teaches New England contras, squares, and international folk dances. Children must be accompanied by an adult. www.allsoulsbraintree.org .
Pastel workshop: Learn to draw flowers with pastels in the style of American master Georgia O’Keeffe in the Lingos Auditorium at the Brockton Public Library Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. All materials are included in this workshop led by award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack. No experience is needed. For ages 15 and up. Sign up by calling our 508-580-7890, ext. 105, or e-mailing email@example.com.
Anxiety management presentation: The Parent Connection presents Dr. Donna Pincus, author of “Growing Up Brave,” to talk about ways parents can help their children and teens manage daily stress and anxiety Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at The Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. www.theparentconnection.org .
Children’s art gala: Celebrating its 27th year serving Halifax and surrounding communities, Winnetuxet Children’s Place invites the public to its gala opening reception for the start of a month-long children’s art display in the community room at the Holmes Public Library Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The display is part of an annual effort to honor the Week of the Young Child. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 781-293-5588.
Holocaust remembrance: Next Sunday, Congregation Shirat Hayam and Marshfield No Place for Hate will celebrate “Yom Hashoah,” the Holocaust Remembrance at 7 p.m. Zac Rolnik will speak about the atrocities of the Holocaust. This interfaith event is open to the entire community. For more information, call 781-582-2700, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.shirathayam.net
Breakfast and registration: The Marshfield Council will host “Kick-Off Breakfast Registration” for its Life Long Learning Program Friday at 9:30 a.m. Classes are for adults of all ages and topics include Maximizing Your Tablet Device, Excel Class for the Beginner, Virtual Brant Rock Tour, Walk a Labyrinth, History of Marshfield, The Actors Workshop, Gardening, American Folk Art, Marshfield in Maps, The Nature of the South Shore, Intermediate Digital Photography, and Musical Romanticism. 781-834-5581.
Spring art show: Spring has sprung at the Vine Gallery at the South Shore Science Center. The gallery will host an opening reception for “Spring Stirrings,” featuring the work of 15 South Shore artists working primarily in oil, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is open through April 30, and admission is free. For more information, call Lynne McCauley at 617-480-5016.
Historic lecture: Pilgrim Hall Museum on April 3 kicks off its lectures inspired by the “I’ve Been There: Souvenirs of Pilgrim Plymouth” exhibit with “Souvenirs of the Old Colony,” presented by Katie MacDonald, curator of the Ruby Winslow Inn. Examples drawn from the collection of the Old Colony Historical Society explain how museums collect and interpret both historical artifacts and souvenirs, and question just exactly what the difference is between the two. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., lecture begins at 10 a.m. For more information call 508-746-1620 or visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org.