AVON Anniversary celebration: Diane and Glenn Peterson, owners of Avon children’s center, are celebrating 25 years of serving families in the local community, on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the school center, located at 152 Highland St. Festivities will include entertainment, arts and crafts, face-painting, a moonwalk, food, and other fun. Check the school’s website at www.qualitypreschool.com for more information on the celebration.
DUXBURYReception for photo exhibit: An artist reception will be held for Boston-based photographer and visual artist Robert Castagna on Sunday, Aug. 21, 1:30-3:30 at the Art Complex Museum 189 Alden St. His Large-scale photography series will be on view through Oct. 2. For more information, visit www.artcomplex.org.
MIDDLEBOROUGH 4-H barbecue: The East Middleborough 4-H Fair Committee will host a chicken barbecue as part of the annual 4-H Fair this year. The barbecue will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the East Middleborough 4-H Clubhouse, 183 Thompson St. Adults $9 and children $4.50. For more information, visit www.mass4h.org/index.php/news-events/fairs.
EASTON Children’s drop-in day: There will be a summer “Drop in Day” on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Children’s Museum, featuring activities, hands-on arts, crafts, and science activities. “Drop in Days’’ are free with admission and any age can participate. The activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the museum is still open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 508-230-3789 or go to www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/ summerdropindays.asp.
HANOVER Buying a first home: Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore will offer a two-part workshop for first-time homebuyers, to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Rockland Trust Mortgage Center, 2036 Washington St. The registration fee is $20. To register or for more information, visit www.neighborhoodhousing.org or call 617-770-2227.
QUINCYSaturday blood drive: A Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus on 340 Hancock St. in North Quincy from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
WEYMOUTH Blood pressure clinics: Health Department Blood Pressure Clinics are hosted every Wednesday this month from 10 to 11:330 at the Whipple Center at 182 Green St. For more information, call 781-682-6140.
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