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- Voting ends today on this week's Best Of, with West Roxbury Patch wanting to know where is the Best Breakfast? Vote here and if you don't see your favorite, please add it in the comment section below the article. The winner will be announced later today, and get ready to vote for the Best Dentist in West Roxbury on Monday.
- is from March 5-16. Nine West Roxbury restaurants have created unique burgers for a two-week contest, which will crown a winner for the place that sells the most burgers after the 16th. For each burger bought, $1 will go to WRMS' community revitalizing efforts.
- The Bay State Model Railroad Museum invites you to tour three scale railroads of national prominence. See state-of-the-art modeling of friendly neighborhoods, beautiful landscapes, and of course, railroads. Sat./Sun. March 3 & 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum at 760 South St., Roslindale. Adults $5. Children 5 to 12 - $3. Children younger than 5 are FREE. This is a really awesome event for children if you can get there.
- On Sunday the Parkway Concert Orchestracontinues its 2011-12 season of Travel and Adventure with a concert on at 3 p.m. at . Matthew Fritz conducts the 50 piece non-profit orchestra in a program inspired by the Far East, including 'The Young Prince and the Princess' from Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin's 'On the Steppes of Central Asia,' selections from The King and I, and a medley from Walt Disney’s Aladdin. The concert will feature tenor Ray Bauwens singing selections from Madama Butterfly and The Mikado. The Holy Name Youth Choir, directed by Thomas Manguem, will perform Dona Nobis Pacem. This concert is sponsored by and Vogt Realty Group (in memory of Gene Vogt, former trumpet player in the orchestra).
- Also on Sunday, is a Purim Carnival at at noon. There is a costume parade (with one extra ticket given if you come in costume), games, music, prizes, face painting, pizza, drinks, cake walk, moon walk, make your own hamantashen cookies and more. Fun for school ages children and open to the community. No admission cost. Tickets for carnival booths: 10 for $5/20 for $8.