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Best bets of things to do west of Boston Feb. 18-21

FAMILY

Lincoln: Families with children of all ages are invited to explore how artists employ color and why some decide to work in black and white. The day will consist of art activities, artist demonstrations, storytelling, and more. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students (ages 13 and older). 781-259-8355, decordova.org.

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Medfield: Join a ranger from the Trustees of Reservations for an evening hike through Rocky Woods and listen for owl calls. Return to the center for a campfire and hot chocolate at the conclusion of the walk. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Rocky Woods, Hartford Street. $10; free admission for children under age 13. 781-784-0567, www.thetrustees.org.

Newton: The Tanglewood Marionettes present “Cinderella’’ Sunday, 10:30 a.m., at Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St. $10, $8 advance. 617-796-1540, www.newtoncommunitypride.org.

Newton: Did you know that Massachusetts raised one of the first black regiments of the Civil War, led by a man who grew up in Newton? Come learn about their stories, and make a popular Civil War-era toy to take home. Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Newton History Museum, 527 Washington St. $20 per family includes museum admission, snack, and materials. Prepaid registration is required. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org.

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Newton: Thomas Turner, author of “Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,’’ will give a presentation that explores Lincoln’s New England connections Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360, www.newtonfreelibrary.net.

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