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Poetry, a Colonial 12th Night Celebration, World Hypnotism Day and More

A peek at five local events this weekend around Bedford, Concord and Lexington.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend.

1. Lexington Community Education presents: Poems For My Coloring Book
Where/When: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4
Why Go: Because this LCE event promises "A Celebration of Sound & Vision" featuring a reading by Lexington poet Marcia Steere and music of the Wayside Quartet, a Concord-based outfit that performs classical and popular music.
Pricing: $5. Pre-register using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

2. Colonial 12th Night Celebration
Where/When: 33 N Great Rd, Lincoln; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5
Why Go: Because Friends of Minute Man National Historical Park will be hosting a festive 12th Night celebration featuring colonial reenactors and refreshments.
Pricing: $30

3. Toni Lynn Washington with the Workingman's Band
Where/When: Concord's Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Sq, Concord; 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5
Why Go: According to the event description, vocalist Toni Lynn Washington, known as Boston's Queen of the Blues, will perform jazz rhythm & blues with the Workingman's Band, which includes Tom Yates on guitar, Rick Maida on base and Mike Avery on drums.
Pricing: Free 'til you order

4. World Hypnotism Day
Where/When: Hilton Boston-Woburn, 2 Forbes Rd, Woburn; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6
Why Go: According to the event description, "Leading experts in the profession of hypnotism and other self-help holistic professionals will be on hand to explain the benefits of hypnosis, while removing the myths and misconceptions, to help people of all ages." And, 100 percent of proceeds from all admission and raffle tickets sold will go to Children’s Friend, Inc., a private, not-for-profit agency that has been serving children and families since 1849.
Pricing: $10

5. Family Dances
Where/When: , 74 Walden St, Concord; 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6
Why Go: Because there will be live music from a variety of traditions and cultures, and all dances will be taught and are appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Pricing: $5. Also, a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes must be worn.

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