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‘Glass Menagerie’

 

The Boston Children’s Theatre will present “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday from March 9 to 16 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

This play explores the bonds of the Wingfield family, Amanda and her son Tom and daughter Laura, and exposes the complexity of memories. It has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother and his mentally fragile sister Laura. It catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame; he went on to become one of America’s most highly regarded playwrights.

 

Tickets are available online at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or by calling 617-424- 6634.

 

Fiber arts exhibit

 

United South End Settlements is hosting “The Theresa Show” now through March 29 at the Harriet Tubman Gallery, 566 Columbus Ave.

 

The Theresa Show is an annual exhibition honoring the late Theresa-India Young, a local fiber artist whose interest was to preserve the art, history and diverse culture of weaving.

 

Participating artists represent diversity in perspective, styles, processes and material usage while also illustrating the perpetual beauty of fiber arts. The range of materials and subject matter are open and include surface design, woven, quilts, stitching, handmade papermaking or any other contemporary art fiber technique, along with 2D work.

 

This show and silent auction raises funds for the Theresa-India Young Fiber Arts Scholarship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

 

The auction and exhibition are free and open to the public.

 

Call 617-375-8159 or visit www.uses.org for further information.

 

Tax help

 

Free income tax assistance is being offered at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., now to April 11.

 

AARP volunteers will help in the electronic filing of simple 2018 Federal and Massachusetts tax returns. Appointments will be made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Call 617-536-8241 to schedule an appointment or visit www.friendsofsouthendlibrary.org for more information.

 

Farmers’ market

 

The Trustee’s of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

The market will offer a wide variety of local, fresh vegetables, along with fruit, meat, eggs and milk sourced primarily from the Trustees’ Powisset Farm in Dover, as well as other Massachusetts farms.

 

With all food coming direct from the farm, prices will be as affordable as possible and the market will accept cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. The Trustees are also participating in the new Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program, which just launched this spring and reimburses SNAP customers for local fruit and vegetable purchases.

 

Visit www.thetrustees.org or www.ibaboston.org/events/mobilefarmersmarket or call 617-399- 1962 for more information.