Floral art makes the books bloom in Norwell

THE BOSTON GLOBE – BLOOMERS Thirty community members, from students to seniors, chose beloved books to depict in original, complementing floral art arrangements at The James Library & Center for the Arts’ biennial benefit event “Books in Bloom,” a one-day-only showcase.

24 West St., Norwell; Saturday, April 28, 10-4; $10, $5 children, light refreshments.

PERIOD PIANO Fortepianist Sylvia Berry and The Berry Collective perform 18th- and early 19th-century chamber music on period instruments, including rarely heard gems and well-loved masterworks, from Schobert to Schubert, at a candlelight concert.

Anne Smith, Mezzo-Soprano

WORLD MUSIC South Shore Conservatory’s Coffee Break Concert Series presents a concert of folk-based music from around the world, including Luciano Berio’s “Folk Songs,” Manuel Moreno-Buendia’s “Suite Popular Espanola,” and Adrienne Albert’s “Cuban Stories.”

Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury; Tuesday, April 24, 11 a.m.

PIANO MAN Patrick “The Piano Man” Birmingham, who has been playing keyboard instruments since age 2, gives a concert at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.

35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.; free.

BOOK TALK The Forbes House Museum hosts Ellen B. Alden speaking about her historical novel, “Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke,” the story of an Irish farmer who emigrated to Massachusetts to escape the “Great Famine” and fought for the Union in the Civil War. The book is based on original letters from the author’s great-great grandfather.

Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., free.

TWOSOME Voice and guitar duo Kelsey Gilbert and Paul Doolittle perform at a church coffeehouse.

Church Hill United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., Norwell; Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.; $10.

FAIR The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, dedicated to supporting those affected by poverty, presents “Kids’ Fair,” including live music, a sing-along, a West African drum and dance, and other entertainments. Proceeds benefit service trips for urban teens.

The Cushing Center, 673 Main St., Norwell; Saturday, April 28, 2-4 pm,; $10 children under 12, adults free, www.thekerryfund.org.

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By Robert Knox, Correspondent