This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
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.
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.