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5 Things to do this Weekend: June 17-19

Celebrate Father's Day weekend with beer, fly fishing and a soccer game.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Dedham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

  1. International Beer Fest
    Where/When:
    Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. at
    Why go:
    Start off the weekend with samples beers from all over the world, including Belgium, Japan, England and Germany. The Whole Foods beer gurus will also be offering suggestions on good food pairings. (Must be 21 or over.)
    Pricing:
     Free.

  2. Summer Sizzle
    Where/When:
     Friday 7 p.m. – midnight at
    Why go:
      Celebrate the beginning of summer with dinner, drinks, live music, auctions and raffles. All proceeds go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute. But be careful – if you go to the Beer Fest first you might end up overbidding at the auction!
    Pricing:
    $45/each

  3. Fly Fishing 101
    Where/When:
     Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 
    Why go:
      Give Dad a treat this Father’s Day weekend – Orvis is offering free fly fishing lessons, including casting. Kids are welcome to join but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Pricing: 
    Free, call ahead for reservations: 781-329-7214

  4. Duck Race on the Charles River
    Where/When:
     Saturday 1 p.m. at (across from the )
    Why go:
      Support the Neponset Valley Rotary Club at their annual fundraiser. If your lucky duck crosses the finish line first, you will win $1000!
    Pricing:
    Adopt 1 duck for $5 or 5 for $20 (Rain or shine)

  5. Dedham Youth Soccer End of Year Party at the New England Revolution
    Where/When: 
    Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. (ish) at Gillette Stadium
    Why go:
       Celebrate the end of a rainy soccer season by going to see how the pros do it, possibly in the rain. This should be a fun party for Dedham soccer families!
    Pricing:
     $22/each. Contact pspringersoccer@yahoo.com

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