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Vincent Valentine recently opened The Telephone Museum in Waltham.

What’s the 411 on Waltham’s telephone museum?

You’ll find a British telephone box, rotary dials, and other precursors to the smart phone.By Sophia Eppolito

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Circus stunts and more at Newton variety show

The Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families presents The Great DuBois Circus Variety Show, a fast-paced, all-ages variety show.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the Legislature adopt the Safe Communities Act?

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Unusual museums at a glance

On the lookout telephones, plumbing fixtures, stamps? Here are galleries west of Boston that offer a wide variety of exhibits.

What’s the 411 on Waltham’s telephone museum?

You’ll find a British telephone box, rotary dials, and other precursors to the smart phone.

UP CLOSE

Rediscovering a woman of conscience

Framingham author Elizabeth Fideler recently published “Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist.”

THE ARGUMENT

Should the Legislature adopt the Safe Communities Act?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

In his first year at Dartmouth, Needham’s Quin Foreman had a game-tying goal in the third period in what proved to be a 6-5 overtime hockey win over Rensselaer Jan. 6.

INFORMER

A repair café, a documentary, and a dance show

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

INDOOR TRACK

Acton-Boxborough’s Friborg a running machine

An iron deficiency that surfaced last year isn’t about to keep the 17-year-old track star from her appointed rounds.

Museums ask, ‘What is America?’

Far from dusty galleries unmoved by real-world events, museums continuously re-think their institutional roles to connect with audiences today.

Land purchase lets Chestnut Hill Farm grow

The Southborough is expanding to its historical size with the substantial purchase of adjacent land, The Trustees announced.

ACTON

Discovery Museum renews partnership with MathWorks

Discovery Museum in Acton has renewed its partnership with MathWorks to bring its Traveling Science Workshops hands-on STEM program to pre-K through grade 8 classrooms.

ARLINGTON

Arlington holds 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m., featuring Rev. Debora Jackson of Yale Divinity School as guest speaker.

BELMONT

Belmont to host annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast

The Human Rights Commission of Belmont will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. at Belmont High School.

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.