This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Dedham: Olde Colony Civil War Round Table Meeting features Gail Dugan speaking on “Barns of the Shenandoah Valley.” Featured speaker will be Brian Matthew Jordan on “When Billy Came Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War.” Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Endicott Estate, 656 East St. 671-319-2692
Quincy: At a Winter Adventure on Pine Island, participants can search for great horned owls and other birds as they travel at low tide to a remote island in Black’s Creek. Dress warmly, including footwear, and be prepared for icy conditions. Binoculars, Yaktrax, and a walking stick or ski pole are recommended. Saturday, 10 a.m. Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St. Free. 617-984-8781.
Rockland: The Academy of The Company Theatre (ACT) Teen Conservatory presents the uplifting musical “Once on This Island.” An original theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” the musical garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive. $15. 781-871-2787, www.companytheatre.com.