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INFORMER

A play for veterans, a car show, and a concert picnic

Hundreds of cars are expected to line the street for the 10th annual Marlborough Main Street Car Show Sunday, June 3. Previous shows like the one pictured have raised more than $125,000 for local and regional charities.

Organizers of the Marlborough Main Street Car Show celebrate the 10th anniversary of the charity event on Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the years since the first show, it has become one of the largest annual public events in the Metrowest community. A parade of 300 muscle cars, hot rods, classics, and antiques will line the streets as part of the annual charitable fund-raiser, which has raised more than $125,000 for local and regional organizations that assist children, families, and veterans. In the past, the show has included guest vocalists, marching bands, and appearances of special film cars, including the Batmobile and Herbie the Love Bug. This event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Bob Archibald at eo@marlborocarshow.com or at 508-251-9790.

David Brooks Andrews
Wellesley Repertory Theatre will perform “A Piece of My Heart,” a drama inspired by stories of women who went to Vietnam during the American war there, from May 31 to June 24 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theater in Wellesley. The cast includes, back row, left to right, Jenna Lea Scott, Andrea Lyman, and Victoria George; front row, left to right, Ariela Nazar-Rosen, Marge Dunn, and Sarah Lord.

In an effort to extend the spirit of honoring veterans beyond Memorial Day, Wellesley Repertory Theatre will present “A Piece of My Heart,” a drama inspired by stories of women who went to Vietnam during the American war there, including four nurses, an army officer, and a country western singer who entertained the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after the war. It was written by Shirley Lauro, and based on the book of the same name by Keith Walker. Under the direction of Nora Hussey, the play will run from May 31 to June 24 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, 106 Central St. On June 4, at 7 p.m. the theater will host a special performance with free tickets for veterans. Tickets for all other performances are $20 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call the box office at 781-283-2000 or visit www.wellesleyrep.org.

The Street, the outdoor shopping area located at 55 Boylston St. (Route 9) on the Newton side of Chesttnut Hill, is ringing in the summer with a concert and picnic Saturday June 2, at 11:30 a.m. to kick off its Summertime at the Street series. The summer-long, complementary series of outdoor happenings features over 100 events, ranging from performances to fitness classes to kid-friendly activities. The series also includes one-time events like Saturday’s Pops Concert & Picnic. Fifty members of the New Philharmonia Orchestra will perform a repertoire of classical scores and traditional family favorites on The Green. For al fresco dining during the concert, select restaurants at The Street will offer grab-and-go picnic lunches. For more information, visit www.thestreetchestnuthill.com.

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Zipporah Osei can be reached at zipporah.osei@globe.com