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    Fort Devens Museum marks Veterans Day

    Fort Devens Museum
    Camp Devens was built between June and September of 1917.

    HONORING VETERANS On Saturday, Nov. 11, the Fort Devens Museum holds its celebration of veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with exhibits chronicling the history of Camp and Fort Devens and the roles its men and women played overseas and on the home front. At 11 a.m., Harvard resident Jack Wilson will present Remembrance and Search, taking listeners through the poignant process of finding and identifying the remains of US soldiers declared missing in action in Europe during World War II. At 12:30 p.m., Dan Leclerc and Walter Wilson offer The Poet Soldiers of the Great War, combining historical narrative with readings of poetry, prose, and letters reflecting the savagery of World War I. The event is free but donations are appreciated. The Fort Devens Museum is located on the 3rd floor at 94 Jackson Rd., Devens. For more information call 978-772-1286 or go to www.fortdevensmuseum.org

    FAMILY STORIES Storyteller Cindy Rivka Marshall presents stories of her grandparents’ journey to America as part of the “We All Have Stories” series at Temple Shalom in Newton from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged at www.templeshalom.org. Temple Shalom is located at 175 Temple Street, Newton.

    MALI BLUES Belmont World Film presents “Mali Blues,” the second in a two-part series about musicians whose artistic freedoms have been limited, on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. “Mali Blues,” directed by German documentary filmmaker Lutz Gregor, follows four artists from the West African country of Mali, widely considered to be the birthplace of the blues that was later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America’s cotton fields. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Sidi Maiga, a master percussionist from Bamako, Mali. Tickets are $11 general admission and $9 for students and seniors if purchased online at www.belmontworldfilm.org/tickets.html and $12 and $10 at the door starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call 617-484-3980 or go to www.belmontworldfilm.


    WALDEN THEN AND NOW The Walden Woods Project premieres the new short documentary “Walden” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., A discussion will follow with recording artist and Walden Woods Project founder Don Henley and award-winning documentarian Ken Burns; it will be moderated by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. The short documentary examines the relationship between the philosophy of 19th-century author Henry David Thoreau and contemporary societal and environmental challenges. Proceeds from the premiere will benefit the educational programs of the nonprofit Walden Woods Project. Ticket prices are $35, $50 and $100 (which includes admission to a pre-event reception at 6:30 p.m.). For tickets or more information, call 617-552-4800 or go to http://bit.ly/Walden_Film. The Robsham Theater is located on the Boston College campus at 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill.

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    UNREST ON FILM The Regent Theatre in Arlington presents “Unrest,” a Sundance award-winning documentary by Jennifer Brea, followed by a panel discussion on Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. The film combines a love story, a medical mystery and a social justice fight for health care equality as it shows the 28-year-old filmmaker’s struggle with a mysterious illness. The post-film panel includes a women’s health and disability advocate, a scientific researcher from Massachusetts General Hospital and a medical professional. Tickets are $10 in advance or $14 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 781.646.4849 or go to www.regenttheatre.com. The Regent Theatre is located at 7 Medford St., Arlington.

    BLUEGRASS JAM The Boston Bluegrass Union is partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7 to 9:30 p.m., beginning Saturday, Nov. 11. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door. The Concord Conservatory of Music is located at the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main St., Concord. For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

    SCOTTISH DANCE The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch, presents its 24th annual celebration of Scottish music and dance on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. The event features internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, who draw on the traditional repertoire as well as their own compositions. Tickets are $15-$27. Information and tickets can be found at www.rscdsboston.org/event-fall-concert.html or by calling 617-492-8180.

    TRAVELING VIA ART Nancy Present-Van Broekhoven and Mi Herzog reflect their shared love of watercolor painting and of travel in “From Here to There, Travels in Watercolor,” on exhibit throughout the month of November at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St., South Natick. All are invited to an artists’ reception on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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