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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.


Hingham: The Ron Della Chiesa Oktoberfest Dance Strictly Sinatra Tribute provides a chance to congratulate Della Chiesa on his induction into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and dance to Michael Dutra & the Strictly Sinatra Band. Friday, 8 p.m., Raffael’s at South Shore Country Club, 274 South St. $35.

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Sandwich: The 2d annual Pumpkinfest features a pumpkin patch of hand-blown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent artisans, displayed on bales of hay. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St. Free. 508-888-0251,

Walpole: Bring a carved pumpkin with candle to Pumpkins in the Park to illuminate the field and walkways with jacko’lanterns. Saturday 5 to 7 p.m., Francis William Bird Park, Washington St. Free. 508-668-6136,


Mansfield: Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen perform traditional and contemporary folk music. Gillette co-wrote the classic “Darcy Farrow,” which remains one of the most covered songs in folk and acoustic music, and the two performers have many other honors to their credit. Saturday, 8 p.m., Rose Garden Coffeehouse, The Congregational Church. $16. 508-699-8122,

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