Braintree: Usher in the holiday at St. Patrick’s Day Stoutfest. Taste a sampling of fine craft stouts on Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Bin Ends: Great Wine, 236 Wood Road. 781-817-1212, www.binendswine.com.
Brockton: The Taste of Metro South celebrates living and working in the Metro South region. A diverse group of restaurants, organizations, and performers will participate. Wednesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Shaw’s Conference Center, One Feinberg Way. $35. www.metrosouthchamber.com.
Quincy: The Swingle’s Quarry Story features a tour of the historic quarry with Joe Greene, creator of a documentary on Swingle’s Quarry, and JoAnne Hennigan, descendant of quarry owners. Participants will hear fascinating stories and view old photos. Sunday, 2 p.m., Quincy Quarries, Ricciuti Drive. Free.