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Young dancers performed a Chinese folk dance at last year’s August Moon Festival in Quincy. This year’s celebration takes place Sunday along Hancock Street.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff/file 2011

Young dancers performed a Chinese folk dance at last year’s August Moon Festival in Quincy. This year’s celebration takes place Sunday along Hancock Street.

This is our pick of the best of the burbs.

EVENTS

Norton: Winslow Farm Kids’ Day features fun activities for children. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy St. $10, $5 kids. 508-285-6451, www.wins-lowfarm.com.

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Norwell: The North and South Rivers Watershed Association’s 22d annual Great River Race on the North River invites participants of all skill levels. Non-motorized vessels including canoes, kayaks, and rowboats are welcome. Saturday, registration 11 a.m. at Union Street Bridge. Race begins 12:30 p.m. Post-race awards celebration 3:30 p.m. at McGreal’s Tavern on West St., Norwell Center. 781-659-8168, www.nsrwa.org.

Quincy: The Quincy August Moon Festival opens with a Lion Dance and features amusements, pony rides, food court, food trucks, and performances all day next Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Hancock Street, Quincy Center. 617-472-2200, www.quincyasianresources.org.

Scituate: “Capturing the Natural Beauty of Scituate” is a workshop with photographer Greg Lessard. Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Scituate Lighthouse, 100 Lighthouse Road. Free. 781-545-1083, www.massaudubon.org.

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