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Cohasset: Buttonwood Books and Toys hosts its semiannual event, Coffee with the Authors. Enjoy a continental breakfast while three contemporary authors discuss their latest work. Authors are David R. Gillham for “City of Women,” Maryanne O’Hara for “Cascade,” and Kate Whouley for “Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words.” Tuesday, 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantica Restaurant, 44 Border St. $16. 781-383-0900, www.ButtonwoodBooks.com.
Norton: Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary is having “Haunting in the Woods,” its annual Octoberfest. In the evening hours, there are two haunted trails — one for families and young children and one for adults. Benefits animal welfare and the mission of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary. Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7 p.m., Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy St. $10 for family trail; $13 for R-rated trail. 508-285-6451, WinslowFarm.com.
Quincy: Blues legend and harmonica master James Montgomery and duo partner guitarist/singer/songwriter Bruce Marshall make a rare appearance at Louis. Thursday, 8 p.m. 1269 Sea St. Free. 617-481-1980.
Scituate: Acclaimed pianist Sarah Tocco performs music of Beethoven, Chopin, and seldom-played selections by Janacek. Saturday, 5 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 465 1st Parish Road. $15, students free. 781-545-9482.