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“Martin Luther King’s Eulogy, Boston Common, April 1968,” is part of Joseph Flack Weiler’s photo essay titled “Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience,” on display in Concord.Joseph Flack Weiler

NEWTON Newton resident Dana Sandler presents the world premiere of her original chamber jazz compositions inspired by “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a collection of poems written by children at the Terezin Concentration Camp during World War II. Composed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the song cycle will be performed at Temple Shalom of Newton on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Temple Shalom is located at 175 Temple St., West Newton.

CONCORD Joseph Flack Weiler’s photo essay “Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience” is on exhibit now through March 30 at the Walden Pond Visitor Center, 915 Walden St., with a special program featuring a skit and lectures in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit examines the influence of Henry David Thoreau’s 1848 Civil Disobedience lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and King. For more information, call 978-405-2082.


BELMONT Belmont’s Human Rights Commission invites the public to a program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day titled “Uplifting the Human Personality: Martin Luther King and Immigrants’ Rights Today” on Monday, Jan. 20, from 8:45 to 11 a.m. in the Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Ave. Pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee will be served. Admission is $5 person, $10 per family. For more information, call 617-993-2795 or e-mail

LITTLETON On Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m., the Nashoba Valley Chorale performs its winter concert, “Sacred Journeys,” featuring “Missa in angustiis” (Haydn’s Nelson Mass) and “Dreamweaver” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, at Littleton High School Center for the Arts, 56 King St., Littleton. Members of the Indian Hill Orchestra and professional soloists will also perform. Tickets are $30 general admission; $25 students and seniors. For more information, go to



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