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This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Dedham: Duck Race on the Charles features a free barbecue, pony rides, face painting, DJ and games, live music, moonwalk, and more at Riverdale Park across from the Olde Irish Ale House on 2 Bridge St. Take part in the duck race — ducks go in the water around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. 781-329-6034,

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Easton: Participate in the 19th annual Road Race or Fun Walk. Enjoy this picturesque course that winds through the streets of North Easton Village. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in each race. Sunday, 9 a.m., Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave. $20 preregistered, $25 day of race, $5 fun walk. 508-230-3789,

Marshfield: Ruckus Boston has been described as everything from “the ultimate family adventure to the #1 obstacle race under 10k.” Experience an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fun with Ruckus Boston Obstacle Race Series. $20 to $90. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St. 781-834-6629,

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