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TO TELL THE TRUTH
The Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee’s celebration, Sunday at 2 p.m., is a recognition of the 19th-century abolitionist and women’s rights activist. On hand: singer Carlie Lyster; Bomba dancers; and Enchanted Circle Theater. An earlier walking tour leaves from the statue at Park and Pine streets in Florence at 12:30 p.m. If it rains, head to the Florence Community Center.
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The Paradise City Arts Festival is Saturday through Monday at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. Come for the art, crafts, food and music — stay for the silent auction for a good cause (the International Language Institute of Massachusetts) and “Trash Talk,” arts and crafts made using recycled items. www.paradisecityarts.com.