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August 14, 2011

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Brewster: Against the Tide is an annual family-friendly fund-raising event to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. It consists of several different events - two 1-mile swims, a 2-mile kayak excursion, a 3-mile recreational walk, and a 5K fun run. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon. DCR’s Nickerson State Park, Route 6A. 508-896-3491,

Hingham: Ron Della Chiesa’s Summer Wind Tribute to Frank Sinatra Dance Party features Steven Palumbo & the Strictly Sinatra Band paying tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, as well as Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Bobby Darin, and Harry Connick Jr. Thursday, 8 p.m. Raffael’s, 274 South St. $35.

Hingham: Tom MacDonald, author of “The Charlestown Connection,’’ will read from his crime novel and sign books Saturday, 3 p.m. Barnes and Noble Book Store, 96 Derby St. 781-749-3319,

Woods Hole: Erik Jorgensen discusses “Revisiting Heuser and Reese in the 21st Century’’ as part of the Marine Biological Laboratory Friday Evening Lecture Series. Friday, 8 p.m. Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Free. 508-289-7423,

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