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March Events

March1
All Together Now Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Story time for families
Join in for stories, songs, movement, and more! Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 2
Calcu-gators: Numbers for Kids
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
A Wednesday morning counting storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Join Miss Dina for songs, stories, and a fun take-home craft, all while learning our  numbers and counting skills! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 3
TinkerTots Building Club
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
This session will spread out with a few different types of blocks, and then you are free to build! For toddlers and preschoolers. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group
The Grange, 28 Rockwood Road (Route 115), Norfolk, 7-9 p.m.
Mental illness is a label for a variety of diseases of the brain. Often it strikes in late adolescence, devastating the afflicted person and the family. The South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group is composed of such families who find mutual support and join together to advocate for their loved ones. All families in the South Norfolk Area who are dealing with mental illness and their loved ones are welcome. Observing the Covid-19 precaution of wearing a mask while indoors during the meeting is appreciated. For more information, call Ray at  508-668-2941.
March 4
Kids Night Out (Bowling Night)
Civic Center, 6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! We will play group games, watch movies, make crafts, and more! Tonight’s theme is soccer. Children must be in grades 1-5 to participate. Fee: $20/child per night. . In person registration at the Civic Center or visit norwoodma.myrec.com.
March 5
Meat Raffle
Norwood V.F.W. Post 2452
193 Dean St., 2–5 p.m. 
every Sat. through May
The price for each drawing is only $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. 
A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all 10  drawings conducted on Saturday. The drawings also include 50/50 money raffles. 
The Meat  Raffle will continue every Saturday through  May. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome. The Norwood VFW is looking for new members. 
March 6
Commemoration of 150th Anniversary
Norwood Community Media
1-5 p.m.
It was In 1872 when the citizens of South Dedham voted to secede and form the town of Norwood. The ratification was on March 6 where a celebratory event was held. This event will be held virtually and aired through Norwood Community Media.
March 7
Take + Make Winter Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
All Day
Take-Home Craft Kit
Families can pick up prepared materials to create a fun, easy craft! Crafts are geared to preschool aged children but are fun for slightly older kids too! Toddlers and Preschoolers. Register for the number of kits you need. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
The Life and Times of Saint Patrick
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
6:30 p.m.
Saint Patrick is the most famous person associated with Ireland. He is the Patron saint of Ireland and is recognized as having played a major role in the Christianization of Ireland. There are many myths and legends associated with Patrick. This program will look at the historical record based on available facts and accepted understandings to examine the historical context of his mission in Ireland. This includes a review of the development of Irish society prior to his arrival, an overview of the history of Christianity in England and Ireland, an examination of the crises in Europe as the Roman Empire collapsed, and how this impacted the situation in Ireland in the fourth and fifth centuries. Registration for this virtual program is required at  norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 8
Women’s Business Networking Meeting, 8 a.m.
The Women’s Business Networking (WBN) group is a non-profit organization for women in business or residents of Norwood and surrounding towns. The group meet two mornings per month and in addition to providing referral business, the women share and support business ideas and community events/fundraisers. If you would like more information about the organization, call 781-799-7068, or email [email protected]
All Together Now Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Story time for families
Join in for stories, songs, movement, and more! Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
The Norwood Woman’s Club Meeting
Knights of Columbus Hall, 572 Nichols St., 12:30 p.m.
The meeting will end with entertainment by Roger Tincknell, ‘From Ireland to America.’ A light lunch will be served. Guests are welcomed.  Any questions, call Trina at 781-762-8173.
Norwood Toastmasters
Zoom Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
The Norwood Toastmasters is dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills. They are currently meeting online via ZOOM. For log in,  [email protected] For more information, visit  norwoodtoastmaster.toastmastersclubs.org/.
March 9
Calcu-gators: Numbers for Kids
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
A Wednesday morning counting storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Join Miss Dina for songs, stories, and a fun take-home craft, all while learning our  numbers and counting skills! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Impact Norwood 101
Morrill Memorial Library, 7 p.m.
Impact Norwood 101 will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the work of Norwood’s community substance use prevention coalition, Impact Norwood. Attendees will learn the basics of prevention, get a brief overview of current substance use trends in the community, hear from current members about past and upcoming projects, and learn how to become involved in our work. Register at norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.  Contact Aubrey Ciol at [email protected] with questions or for more information.
March 10
TinkerTots Building Club
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
This session will spread out with a few different types of blocks, and then you are free to build! For toddlers and preschoolers. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 11
Babysitter Lessons/Safety Training
Civic Center, 3 p.m.
An American Academy of Pediatrics course that covers how to handle the basics of infant and childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, perform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses, and set up and run your own babysitting business. For ages 11-13. Cost is $60.00 for residents,  $70 for non residents. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com or in person at the Norwood Recreation Department.
Home Alone Safety
Civic Center, 5 p.m.
Children will learn telephone and door answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection and first aid techniques. Also, how to manage your time when you’re home alone for short periods of time. The class includes a variety of teaching methods, including a video and role playing. Cost is $55 for residents, $65 for non residents. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com or in person at the Norwood Recreation Department.

March 11
Superhero Party
Civic Center, 10:30 a.m.
SUPERHERO’s of all kinds are called to come to this AWESOME party! There will be arts and crafts as well as snacks. Don’t forget your costume if you have one. For ages 1.5-4. Cost is $15. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com or in person at the Norwood Recreation Department.
March 12
Blessing Boutique
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-noon.  
Spring is right around the corner and the boutique offer some great clothes; men, women, teens, and kids should all find something super to wear. Also name brands teens need to be seen in!  There are also good books to read, movies to watch, curtains to hang, and so much more you can’t even imagine!
Annual Sewstainability Stash Share
Morrill Memorial Library
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
At this event people share with one another rather than having to buy sewing/needlework and crafting materials and equipment. Come drop off materials from your personal Stash that don’t seem to get used so others can enjoy them. While there, browse to find things you’d like to work with and take them home. Come even if you don’t have anything to bring; this is a Share, not an even swap. No registration required: drop in to the event, leave things, browse for yourself, and go home ready for productive and pleasant winter days. 
Meat Raffle
Norwood V.F.W. Post 2452
193 Dean St., 2–5 p.m. 
The price for each drawing is only $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. 
Community Dodgeball Tournament
Civic Center, 5 p.m.
Impact Norwood and Norwood Recreation Department have teamed up for the 2nd Annual Community Dodgeball Tournament. Teams of 5 will compete for the title of CHAMPIONS! Gift cards for winning teams, each team will have to have an adult from the community as part of their team. Pre-Registration is required with Impact Norwood, please contact Aubrey Ciol: [email protected] For grades 6 and up.
March 14
Take + Make Winter Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
All Day
Take-Home Craft Kit
Families can pick up prepared materials to create a fun, easy craft! Crafts are geared to preschool aged children but are fun for slightly older kids too! Toddlers and Preschoolers. Register for the number of kits you need. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 15
All Together Now Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Story time for families
Join in for stories, songs, movement, and more! Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Historical Society Book Group
F. Holland Day House, 93 Day St.
7 p.m.
The Norwood Historical Society Book Group will be hosting a discussion on ‘Mapping Norwood,’ by C. Fanning. This event is in conjunction with the 150th Norwood Anniversary celebrations.
March 16
Turn the Page Book Group
Morrill Memorial Library
10 a.m./6:30 p.m.
This month, the group will be discussing Lady Clementine, by Marie Benedict.
Copies of the book in regular, large print  are available at the circulation desk. To register for either session, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. Please email Patty Bailey if you have any questions, [email protected] or call 781-443-8864.
March 17
TinkerTots Building Club
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
This session will spread out with a few different types of blocks, and then you are free to build! For toddlers and preschoolers. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 18
Kids Night Out (St. Patrick’s Night)
Civic Center
6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! We will play group games, watch movies, make crafts, and more! Tonight’s theme is soccer. Children must be in grades 1-5 to participate. Fee: $20/child per night. . In person registration at the Civic Center or visit norwoodma.myrec.com.
March 19
Meat Raffle
Norwood V.F.W. Post 2452
193 Dean St., 2–5 p.m. 
The price for each drawing is only $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. 
March 21
Take + Make Winter Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
All Day
Take-Home Craft Kit
Families can pick up prepared materials to create a fun, easy craft! Crafts are geared to preschool aged children but are fun for slightly older kids too! Toddlers and Preschoolers. Register for the number of kits you need. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
An Evening with Author Erica Ferencik – ‘Girl In Ice’
Morrill Memorial Library, 7 p.m.
Inspired and informed by a month-long trip to Greenland, Ferencik sets GIRL IN ICE in one of the most unforgiving, unforgettable landscapes imaginable. Successful yet sheltered linguist Val Chesterfield, struggling to understand the apparent suicide of her climate scientist brother Andy, ventures to a remote Arctic outpost to try to unravel what really happened during his final days. And at the same time, she’s asked by Andy’s research partner Wyatt to help him with a scientific impossibility—he’s found a young girl frozen in the ice who thaws out alive, speaking a language that no one understands—and he needs Val to communicate with her.  Registration is required at norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 22
Women’s Business Networking Meeting, 8 a.m.
The Women’s Business Networking (WBN) group is a non-profit organization for women in business or residents of Norwood and surrounding towns. The group meet two mornings per month and in addition to providing referral business, the women share and support business ideas and community events/fundraisers. If you would like more information about the organization, call 781-799-7068, or email [email protected]
All Together Now Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Story time for families
Join in for stories, songs, movement, and more! Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Toastmasters
Zoom Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
The Norwood Toastmasters is dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills. They are currently meeting online via ZOOM. For log in, . For more information, visit norwoodtoastmaster.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Critical Disinformation Studies Discussion Series 
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Heath Umbreit (they/them), this series will prepare members to critically engage information through a systemic lens and work toward recognizing the ways in which disinformation functions to uphold white supremacist structures. The series will examine information systems through the intersectional frameworks of critical race theories, feminism, gender and sexuality, and decolonization. The overarching goal of the course is to critically examine popular narratives about disinformation, define and explore the concept of epistemic supremacy, and interrogate the ways in which information and disinformation intersect with systemic power differentials in our society.  The series, “Critical Disinformation Studies,” will meet virtually on eight Tuesdays from March 22 to May 17 at 7:00pm. The group will not meet on Tuesday, April 19. Participants should please plan to attend every meeting, as each session builds on the last. Likewise, please plan to read or review all assigned texts for the week before a given session. Registration is required at norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Titles on Tap Book Group
Napper Tandy’s (sponsored by Morrill Memorial Library
7:30 p.m.
Title yet to be announced at press time. If meeting in-person unworkable due to weather or COVID concerns, the group will meet virtually via Zoom. Please email Liz with any questions, [email protected] Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection.
March 23
Wiggle Worms Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library, 
10:30 a.m.
Toddler and Baby Story Time. The littlest readers can come to this active story time to hear some great stories, sing songs and move around. While this program doesn’t require registrations, families will need to come the library before story time in order to receive a ticket for admittance to story time. 15 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the library staff at 781-463-0146 or email [email protected] with questions.
March 24
TinkerTots Building Club
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
This session will spread out with a few different types of blocks, and then you are free to build! For toddlers and preschoolers. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 25
Kids Night Out (Indiana Jones Night)
Civic Center, 6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! We will play group games, watch movies, make crafts, and more! Tonight’s theme is soccer. Children must be in grades 1-5 to participate. Fee: $20/child per night. . In person registration at the Civic Center or visit norwoodma.myrec.com.
March 26
Blessing Boutique
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-noon.  
If you’ve never come in to see the Blessing Boutique, you’re missing out!  All of the items are new or very slightly used. Clothes for everyone, household goods, purses, books, a little of everything.  Save yourself some money and take home some great deals!
Meat Raffle
Norwood V.F.W. Post 2452
193 Dean St., 2–5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is only $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. 
22Mohawks Fundraiser
Skating Club of Boston, 5 p.m.
Army veteran David Campisano started a non-profit organization that would help veterans get emotional support dogs as quickly as possible. There is a two-year waiting list for a dog through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information on 22Mohawks or the fundraiser, To contact 22Mohawks, call 617-680-9852 or 781-251-9212, through email at [email protected], or visit 22mohawks.com. March 28
Take + Make Winter Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
All Day
Take-Home Craft Kit
Families can pick up prepared materials to create a fun, easy craft! Crafts are geared to preschool aged children but are fun for slightly older kids too! Toddlers and Preschoolers. Register for the number of kits you need. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. 
March 29
All Together Now Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Story time for families
Join in for stories, songs, movement, and more! Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Critical Disinformation Studies Discussion Series 
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Heath Umbreit (they/them), this series will prepare members to critically engage information through a systemic lens and work toward recognizing the ways in which disinformation functions to uphold white supremacist structures. The series will examine information systems through the intersectional frameworks of critical race theories, feminism, gender and sexuality, and decolonization. The overarching goal of the course is to critically examine popular narratives about disinformation, define and explore the concept of epistemic supremacy, and interrogate the ways in which information and disinformation intersect with systemic power differentials in our society.  The series, “Critical Disinformation Studies,” will meet virtually on eight Tuesdays from March 22 to May 17 at 7:00pm. The group will not meet on Tuesday, April 19. Participants should please plan to attend every meeting, as each session builds on the last. Likewise, please plan to read or review all assigned texts for the week before a given session. Registration is required at norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
March 30
Wiggle Worms Story Time
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Toddler and Baby Story Time. The littlest readers can come to this active story time to hear some great stories, sing songs and move around. While this program doesn’t require registrations, families will need to come the library before story time in order to receive a ticket for admittance to story time.. 15 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the library staff at 781-463-0146 or email [email protected] with questions.
March 31
TinkerTots Building Club
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
This session will spread out with a few different types of blocks, and then you are free to build! For toddlers and preschoolers. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.