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: “Under Two Flags: The Navy in the Civil War” is a lecture by historian and author William Fowler, a professor at Northeastern University. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Dedham Historical Society, 612 High St. $5. 781-326-1385, www.dedhamhistorical.org.
Duxbury: South Shore Conservatory’s Conservatory Concert Series presents “Mountains to Prairies: Music from our American Roots,” focusing on three genres of music. Improvisation or in-the-moment music making will be a huge component of this concert. Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m. South Shore Conservatory of Music, 64 Saint George St. Donations. 781-749-7565, www.sscmusic.org.
Kingston: Come to the yearly fund-raiser benefitting the Community Center of St. Bernard’s Parish in New Orleans, and shake it to the Cajun tunes of Grand Bois at a Mardi Gras party. Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Jones River Trading Co., 42 Elm St. $40 single/$75 double if ordered in advance; $5 more at door. www.jonesriver.org.
Marshfield: Victorian Tea Party includes a tour of the Queen Anne-style Victorian home. Tea served throughout the afternoon and accompanied by a three-course meal to include scones and seasonal breads, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Call for reservations. Sunday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. Daniel Webster Estate & Heritage Center, 238 Webster St. $15. 781-834-0548, www.danielwebsterestate.org.