This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Gloucester: Gloucester’s Cape Ann Animal Aid will host its 10th annual Dog Day event. Some attractions owners and their dogs can participate in are low-cost micro chipping, nail trimming, and an agility course. A large craft and vendor fair will also be featured. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stage Fort Park, Stacy Boulevard. Free to attend, $10 dog participation fee in agility course. www.capeannanimalaid.com/newsite/dogday2013.
Ipswich: Family Farm Day features local foods, music, barnyard animals, a 4-H calf show, tractors, and traditional farm crafts and activities, including pumpkin painting, pony rides, and a hay obstacle course. Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. $25/car. 978-356-5728, www.thetrustees.org/appleton.
Somerville: Luminarium Dance Company’s new feature production, “Secrets & Motion,” combines dance, light, and text to create a performance riddled with contemplative thought and a little humor. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $20, $18 students, seniors. 617-718-2191, www.luminariumdance.org/secrets.