This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Concord: Verrill Farm hosts its annual blueberry pancake breakfast and pie-eating contest, featuring freshly made blueberry pancakes, Massachusetts maple syrup, bacon, sausage, and juice, milk, or coffee, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, at 11 Wheeler Road. The breakfast is $7.50, $4.50 for kids under 10; there is no entry fee for the contest — the first to finish an 8-inch pie, no hands allowed, wins. 978-369-4494, www.verrillfarm.com.
Framingham: The Amazing Things Theater Company presents “God of Carnage,” a play by Yasmina Reza. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at 160 Hollis St. $18, $17 students and seniors, $9 under 12. 508-405-2787, www.amazingthings.org.
Newton: Historic Newton Walks presents “Mt. Ida College: A Gilded Age Country Estate in 1913,” a tour of the 230-acre property bought for Robert Gould Shaw II by his parents that still suggests what life was like for the era’s social elite, fueled by a copper mining fortune, Sunday at 2 p.m., starting in the Mt. Ida parking lot on Carlson Avenue. Free. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org.
Waltham: Historic New England and Pizzi Farm present “The Princess Bride” on a big screen in the garden Thursday, 8:30 p.m., at the Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman St. Free. 617-994-5912, www.historicnewengland.org.