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    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.


    Concord: Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and soft shoes for weekly evenings of traditional contra dancing (New England-style square dancing done in long lines of couples), with live music and caller, Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m., at the Scout House, 74 Walden St. No partner or experience needed. $8 ($5 for ages 22 and younger). 978-369-3455, www.thursdaycontras.com.

    Medfield: The John Philip Sousa International Honors Band and Choir will perform a variety of works, including original pieces, orchestral transcriptions, and marches, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., in Medfield High School’s Lowell Mason Auditorium, 88 South St. $12; $10 seniors and students. www.lowellmasonhouse.org.


    Weston: Happy Birthday USA Family Day features stamp hunts, games and puzzles for prizes, making patriotic stamps and envelopes to send letters to friends (free postage), and arts and crafts projects next Thursday, noon-4 p.m., at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, on the Regis College campus at 235 Wellesley St. $8; seniors $5; ages 5-16 $3. 781-768-8367, www.spellman.org.

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