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Concord: Verrill Farm’s Winter Pancake Breakfasts are fun for all ages. No reservations necessary, just stop by. The hearty breakfast features pancakes, Massachusetts maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice and milk or coffee. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road. $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids younger than age 10. 978-369-4494,

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Natick: Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family at an Owl Festival featuring live owls and owl prowls. Join an upclose and personal view of some local owl species, including the great horned (left) and screech owl. Following the show, join a guided prowl to listen for owls in the wild. Saturday, 3 p.m. Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. Show $18, $10 kids. Prowl $12, $8 kids. 508-655-2296,

Newton: Acappelooza IV is a family- friendly a cappella concert to raise funds for the Countryside PTO. Featuring Newton North’s Forte, Newton South’s Newtones, Berklee College of Music’s Pitch Slapped, and Boston’s professional vocal band, Ball in the House. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Newton North High School Lasker Auditorium, 457 Walnut St. $12 general seating, $20 premium seating. 617-559-6406,

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