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Braintree: The Friends of Thayer Public Library will be concluding the 2012-13 season with a May concert. The Perry Rossi trio will be playing “Swingtime,” a repertoire of classical jazz favorites. Sunday, 3 p.m. Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St. Free. 781-848-0405.

Dedham:Boston Symphony organist James David Christie, Boston Symphony flutist/piccolo player Cynthia Meyers, and Boston Symphony oboe and English horn player Robert Sheena play a concert of music for organ, oboe, English horn, and flute, including music of Bach, Berg, Bohm, Roesgen-Champion, Peeters, and Alain. Sunday, 4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 59 Court St. Free. 781-326-4553,


Marshfield: Mass Audubon’s 28th annual Walk for Wildlife is suitable for all ages and abilities, including jogging strollers. Loops of varying lengths will be mapped out, and fruit and water will be provided at checkpoints. Special activities will help you locate, identify, and learn about the sanctuary’s inhabitants. Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Winslow Cemetery Road. $20, $45 for a team, proceeds support Mass Audubon’s educational programs and habitat preservation on the South Shore. 781-837-9400,

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Quincy: Soprano Barbara Quintiliani and tenor Ray Bauwens join with the Quincy Choral Society to present the music of Giuseppe Verdi in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. The program includes opera arias and choruses from Aida, La traviata, Nabucco, and Rigoletto; and the Agnes Dei, Ingemisco, and Libera me from Verdi’s Requiem. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St. $15. 617-472-2725,

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