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Three-legged races, cancer fundraisers, and a hometown girl made very, very good

Let your inner kid out to play in three-legged races, human wheelbarrow, and other games in celebration of the “Art Scouts” exhibition at the Arlington Arts Center. And if you’re staying prim and proper, you also have the option to sip drinks while viewing the work of six local artists, including Mary Early and Zoë Charlton. The up-and-coming artists Jerry Kaba and Madeline Stillwell will be featured, too. Free admission, but RSVP is required; e-mail 5:30 to 7:30.

A new foundation, We Will Survive Cancer, is holding a fundraiser at Morso Restaurant & Lounge. The organization helps families of cancer patients who are undergoing treatment with daily tasks such as getting rides to the clinic and financial planning. There’ll be complimentary appetizers and happy-hour specials, with cocktails starting at $5. And the benefit includes four raffles with a variety of prizes, including an original black-and-white photograph by Peter Stepanek, a makeover package by Ji Cha and Solarus Spa & Salon, and two-hour massages by Megan Zerfas. $25. 5:30 to 9.

Check out the Art Soiree’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Extravaganza at L2 Lounge. Dress up in your favorite floral outfit and watch live body painting by Kim Reyes, a professional makeup artist who enjoys turning human bodies into artistic masterpieces. $10. 8 to midnight. RSVP to

Five-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter is performing at Wolf Trap. She’s returning to the city where she got her musical start playing in clubs between college semesters and after graduating. Her music combines folk, country, rock, and blues. Click here for tickets (only $25 lawn seats remain). 8 PM.

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