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Newton: In “Hammond Pond and Woods: History, Ecology and Current Threats,” Boston University professor Richard Primack leads participants to out-of-the-way spots in the forest around the pond (at right) tucked behind the Chestnut Hill Mall while telling stories of the area’s ecosystems, linking botanical observations with current concerns with climate change, Sunday at 2 p.m., starting in the parking area off Hammond Pond Parkway near its intersection with Route 9. Free. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.
Newton: The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents “Restoration,” an award-winning movie from Israel exploring family relationships, Wednesday, 7 p.m., at West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St. $15; $12 seniors and students. 617-964-6060.
Waltham: The Waltham Arts Council presents the Jazzabelles, a regional women’s jazz ensemble that performs a wide range of music from soft ballads to jammin’ Latin and pop tunes, Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the Waltham Common on Main Street. In case of rain, the concert will be postponed until next Thursday. Free. 781-526-1614, www.walthamarts.org.