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Ways to start fresh in 2014

Dot Green, a volunteer at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, talked about the plants inside of The Orangerie to Kristin Mulvey of Shrewsbury (left) and Hannah Jackson of London, England.

Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe

Dot Green, a volunteer at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, talked about the plants inside of The Orangerie to Kristin Mulvey of Shrewsbury (left) and Hannah Jackson of London, England.

Dance, don’t diet. Garden, don’t clean. If you dread making — and breaking — the same old New Year’s resolutions, there are countless other ways to get fit, explore the outdoors, or learn something new in 2014. From dulcimer lessons to cheese-making, here are just a few suburban offerings.

Discover winter through Drumlin Farm

Gardening during winter at Tower Hill in Boylston

Pete Seeger’s nephew offering dulcimer course in Newton

CrossFit has caught on

Brookline dance teacher spreads the joy of movement

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