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Newton: Learn how to create swirls and mottling designs on the surface of water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss), and transfer the pattern of vibrant colors onto paper, in a two-part workshop on Turkish-style paper marbling led by Cristina Hajosy on Thursday and Aug. 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the New Art Center, 61 Washington Park. $130 plus $40 materials fee. 617-964-3424, www.newartcenter.org.
Waltham: Join a family walk along the Western Greenway Trail — departing from Kennedy Middle School at 655 Lexington St., passing the YMCA property, and following the new trail by Bishops Forest to Shady’s Pond and then heading back — Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. 781-314-5560, www.walthamlandtrust.org