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Women horticulturalists

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, will host “Cultivating Legacies: New England Women in Horticulture and Landscape Design” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Mary (Polly) Wakefield, Eleanor Cabot Bradley, Martha Brookes Hutcheson, Marjorie Russell Sedgwick and Rose Standish Nichols developed exceptional personal garden spaces and designed outstanding professional landscapes and were also very active in the conservation and preservation of appreciable New England open space. Presentations will illuminate these women and their roles in creating and protecting New England landscapes, the role that the arboretum played in these efforts and how to raise the visibility of these special places. The program will include an associated exhibition in the historic library reading room and light refreshments. Admission is $50. Call 617-384-5277 or visit for more details.

Filmed in Jamaica Plain

The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., will screen the movie “Made Up!” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. The community is invited to an evening reception and showing of the film that was filmed on Myrtle Street in Jamaica Plain. The film is a look at how the cultural obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance. Brooke Adams plays a 40-something mother who allows her sister to videotape her makeover and subsequent date with a restaurateur played by Tony Shalhoub. The film stars and was directed by Shaloub. Hors d’oeuvres will be served before the screening with dessert afterwards. Local businesses focusing on health and wellness will be showcased. There will be five-minute chair massages for $10. Admission is $30. Proceeds will benefit the historic house and includes a raffle ticket for prizes given at the end of the evening. Visit or 617- 524-3158 for further details.

Israeli folk dance

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., will offer a children’s Israeli folk dance class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Families are invited to drop in to this free class. Call 617-524-2053 for more information.

Winter wellness walk

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, will offer a free winter wellness walk from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Walkers will meet at the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Participants will take a brisk walk and stay healthy and connected to the arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness along with information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained arboretum docents. Participants should dress appropriately and bring water. In case of inclement weather, call 617-384-5209. Call 617-384-5277 or go online at to register and for more details.

Traveling tide pools

Educators from the New England Aquarium will visit the BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Kids can see and touch hermit crabs, snails, clams, oysters, sea stars and more and learn all about these creatures found in local New England waters. Admission is free. For more information, call 617-635-5195 or visit