Have fun with recycling
Recycle your used plastic -- milk jugs, yogurt containers, plastic bags or anything that can be repurposed -- and create a work of art at the same time today through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. This edition of the museum's Pop-up Makerspace encourages children and families to find a second purpose for their single-use plastics that would otherwise end up in a landfill. It's free with museum admission.
Be a Dancing Queen
The Theatre at the Mount, 444 Green St., Gardner, is putting on the classic musical, "Mamma Mia," with the opening night Friday at 8 p.m. As past and present collide under Mediterranean breezes, the energy and charm of ABBA's songs propel this enchanting tale. Additional showtimes include Saturday, at 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 2, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets ahead of time at mwcc.edu.
Pig out on pannukakku
If you've never tried Finnish pancakes, here's your chance. Saima Park, 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg, will host a Pannukakku Breakfast, Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m., for $8, followed by the premiere of the film, "Finnish Center at Saima Park, The Next Generation: Workshops," at 10:15 a.m. You can also work off all those panukakku by going cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for free, if there's enough snow. Visit www.saima-park.
Curl with the pros (no, not hair)
Join the Petersham Curling Club, Marlborough Curling Club and Blackstone Valley Curling Club for an interactive Curling Demonstration at Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main St.,, on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Watch professionals from three local clubs compete in a friendly exhibition game with play-by-play narration. After the exhibition game, the public will be invited onto the ice to try this fun Olympic sport! Public Skating will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.
Buy a book (or a dozen) for your kids
Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St., will hold a Children's Book and Toy Sale on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanks to some generous donations from the community, there are lots of kids' books to sell. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.
Adopt a pet (or a dozen)
The Animal Rescue Network of New England will hold its monthly Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pelham Congregational Church, 3 Main St., Pelham, N.H.
Help the needy
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union's We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser is Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 11 p.m., Lenzi's, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut. There will be music, games, basket raffles, a silent auction, door prizes and more. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations in the Merrimack Valley. Email Alison.Hughes@JDCU.com, call 978-323-4712, or visit www.WSACT.com.
Laugh -- but never forget when the laughter stopped
A Comedy Fundraiser will be held Saturday at the East End Club, 14 West Fourth St., Lowell, to raise money to build a 9-11 Memorial in the city. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the laughs start at 7:30. Tickets are $20 at www.funny4funds.com/events, or $25 at the door. There will be a cash bar, raffles and a 50/50 drawing, but guests are welcome to bring their own snacks. Call 978-761-1570.
Listen to some ladies who don't look like dudes
Zorba Music Hall, 437 Market St., Lowell, hosts Aerochix, a female band paying tribute to Aerosmith, on Saturday, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Find the Truth
Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., presents "A Woman, Ain't I? The Sojourner Truth Story," a powerful, one-woman performance, Sunday, starting at 2 p.m., performed by acclaimed actress Kathryn Woods. Born a slave in Hurley, N.Y., Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and, in her travels, evolved into Sojourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist and suffragist. Joining other notable abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, Sojourner became a powerful speaker against slavery and for the rights of women. As the end of the Civil War drew near, she was appointed counselor for the Freedman's Relief Association. The last years of her life were spent petitioning the U.S. government to turn over western lands to ex-slaves. Call 978-534-7522.