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What’s happening west of Boston

Joseph Flack Weiler’s photo essay, “Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience,” is on exhibit now through March 30 at the Walden Pond Visitor Center in Concord.

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What’s happening south of Boston

Finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” Sons of Serendip will perform a benefit concert for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra.

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What’s happening north of Boston

Grammy Award winner Patti Austin is donating her time for a fund-raising concert on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cabot in Beverly.

Tracing Salem’s history through its immigrants

For half a century, French Canadian immigrants lived and worked in the Point. A professor aims to tell their story and link it to immigration today.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts ban billboards advertising marijuana products?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Getting personal, former Waltham track star Ivy Watts talks mental health

In the past two years on stage, the former Division 2 All-American has spoken to 10,000-plus athletes, coaches, and administrators on personal well being.

HINGHAM

Volunteers sought to pack meals for needy on Jan. 20

The Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association plans to pack 50,000 meals for local food pantries and homeless shelters on Jan. 20, the national Martin Luther King Day of Service.

At the Rashi School, King’s message resonates

The Rashi School, a K-8 Reform Jewish school in Dedham, has long looked to social justice as a guiding principle.