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    Five things to do in and around Boston

    The Head of the Charles Regatta, urban antiquing, a “Sound of Music” singalong, and more

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    Gasper Tringale
    Susan Orlean

    October 16

    WRITING A DOG’S TALE

    The New Yorker’s Susan Orlean will discuss her book Rin Tin Tin at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A $30 ticket includes a copy of the book. 603-436-2400, themusichall.org

    October 19

    THE HILLS ARE ALIVE . . .

    Now’s your chance to dress up like Fraulein Maria or any of the Von Trapps and join in the merriment as Worcester’s Hanover Theatre screens the 1965 classic The Sound of Musicand the audience sings along; at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $14. 877-571-7469, hanovertheatre.org

    October 19-21

    URBAN ANTIQUING

    Head to the South End’s Cyclorama from Friday afternoon through Sunday to browse, learn about, and buy antiques, fine art, jewelry, and more at the Ellis Boston Antiques Show. Some 40 dealers and galleries will display their treasures, and talks will focus on designing with antiques, what to collect now, and other topics. Tickets cost $15. 617-363-0405, ellisboston.com

    October 20

    AROUND THE WORLD

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    Founded by Berklee College of Music alum Ayumi Ueda, the Boston-based Women of the World vocal ensemble has members from five countries and performs music from around the globe. They’ll sing at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25. 781-861-9730, worldonstage.com

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    The Charles Regatta.

    October 20-21

    READY TO ROW

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    Some 300,000 pairs of eyes will be riveted on the river Saturday and Sunday as more than 9,000 athletes compete in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, a hallmark of fall in Boston. hocr.org

    REGATTA FAST FACTS

    1965

    First HOCR; roughly 100 boats compete

    2012

    2,026 boats will compete

    1969

    1 woman, Gail Pierson Cromwell, races

    2012

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    4,268 women expected to compete

    2012

    28 countries to compete, 37 states, 378 cities

    2012

    This year’s oldest rower: Mary Elizabeth Stone, 85, of Berkeley Paddling and Rowing Club

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