Dedham: Anthony M. Sammarco presents “The History of Baker Chocolate: A Sweet History’’ Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Dedham Historical Society, 612 High St. $5. 781-326-1385, www.dedhamhistorical.org.
Mansfield: David Mallett’s songs are filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. He performs Saturday, 8 p.m. Rose Garden Coffeehouse, The Congregational Church. $16. 508-699-8122, rosegardenfolk.com.
Marshfield: The historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center holds its inaugural Bookstock literary festival. Designed to stimulate interest in reading and in literacy, Bookstock will showcase writers from all genres. Saturday, 12 p.m. Historic 1699 Winslow House, 634 Careswell St. Free. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org.
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