Globe South: best bets


Dedham: The All-America City Quilt is a collaborative work of art created by residents of cities and towns across the country. Each year, dozens of finalists in the All-America City Award are asked to submit quilt squares representing their communities. On display March 12-16, with reception March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. Dedham Square Artist Guild, 553 High St. Free.

Hingham: Hingham resident Arthur Garrity, a professional fine art appraiser, will offer verbal appraisals at South Street Gallery. Etchings, prints, or original oil or watercolor paintings may be submitted for review. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Street Gallery, 149 South St. $10 per appraisal, $25 for three; proceeds donated to local nonprofit. 781-749-0430,


Marshfield: Old Abington - Rockland, Abington, and most of Whitman - is 300 years old this year. Celebrate by spending a morning birding in these three towns: at Island Grove, at the Rockland Town Forest, at Studley Pond, Ames Nowell State Park and more. Registration is required. Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main St. $24. 781-837-9400,

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