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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.

EVENTS

Newton: Kim Triedman, Robin Stratton, and Donna Johnson will open this season’s Poetry Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., followed by an open mike. Free. 617-796-1360, www.newtonfreelibrary.net.

Sherborn: The New Black Eagle Jazz Band performs every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Sherborn Inn, 33 North Main St. $10. 508-655-9521, www.blackeagles.com.

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Watertown: The Boston Swing Dance Network hosts a fun gathering Saturday, with beginners’ lessons at 7:45 p.m. and the band playing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Armenian Cultural Center, 47 Nichols Ave. $18, $15 students and seniors; partners not required. www.bostonswingdance.com.

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