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Thousands of yellow rubber ducks will bob down the Neckar River for the sake of charity on Saturday as they compete in Tübingen’s annual Entenrennen (Rubber Duck Race). Participants bring their own yellow ducks or buy an officially numbered duck for 3 euros. Cut-off registration time is 1 p.m. at the starting point on the Alleenbrücke, and the race starts at 2 p.m.

Once they’re set free, the ducks will merrily float to the finish line at the Neckarbrücke. Up to 400 prizes will be awarded and various charitable organizations will benefit from the race’s proceeds.

The event’s website is tuebinger-entenrennen.de, German only.

Italy

The third annual International Storytelling Festival Raccontamiunastoria runs through Sunday in Rome’s Appia Antica Regional Park.

Performances are in English and Italian and feature artists from Italy, England, Wales, Norway, Portugal, Canada, Argentina, France, Mexico, Sweden, Poland and Greece.

There will be events aimed at both children and adults that mix storytelling with visual arts, dance and comedy, as well as workshops and ethnic music.

The festival runs daily 11 a.m. to midnight. Tickets for adults cost from 5 euros to 10 euros. Children’s tickets cost 5 euros.

For information, see raccontamiunastoria.com/en/festival-di-storytelling.

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