Globe West Best Bets

This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Lexington/Stow: For their winter concerts, the Halalisa Singers present “To Reach the Golden Door,” expressing the challenges, joys, and sorrows of the immigrant experience in the United States. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Unitarian Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington, and Jan. 27, 3 p.m., at First Parish of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow. $18, $15 students and seniors. 781-862-6353, www.halalisa.org

Newton: The New Philharmonia Orchestra Family Discovery Series presents “The Musical Forest,” conjuring the sounds of the birds and the pines of Rome in works of Respighi. Joining the New Phil will be students from the Suzuki School of Newton. Sunday, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St. $15, $13 seniors, $10 students. 617-244-2997, www.newphil.org


Weston: Celebrate Winter Family Day and make snowmen, snowballs, and snowflakes using postage stamps; make cards and gifts for Valentine’s Day using US Love stamps; join stamp hunts and games for prizes; and make personal envelopes to send winter greetings to friends. Saturday, noon-4 p.m., at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, 235 Wellesley St. 781-768-8367, www.spellman.org

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