Globe West best bets
This is our pick of the best of the 'burbs. For more information, go to boston.com/events and search for music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Chestnut Hill: “Recognizing the Strange in the Familiar: The Human Family,’’ Mary Catherine Bateson’s talk in the Love Across Difference Lecture Series at Boston College, will explore how family members connect and interact, incorporating new members and adjusting to each other, bridging differences of age, cohort, and gender, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 300 at Higgins Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave. Free. www.bc.edu.
Concord: John Smolens reads from “The Schoolmaster’s Daughter,’’ his new book set in Boston at the outbreak of the American Revolution and focusing on a family torn apart by divided loyalties, today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St. Free. 978-369-3465, www.concordbookshop.com.
Lexington: A Taste of Greece, an annual festival featuring authentic dishes, pastries, live music, folk dance, history, and raffles, returns from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday, hosted by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 17 Meriam St. www.stnicholaslex.org.
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