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Arts Wayland Winter Exhibit--through 2/7

January 7th 2015
Trinitarian Church

This show represents the ‘new’ Arts Wayland’s outreach to the community by sponsoring shows in local businesses and institutions. The show displays a variety of works including watercolor, acryl...

Woolf's Orlando (through 2/2)

January 8th 2015
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College
Price: 20.00

Woolf’s ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nora Hussey and performed by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. The award-winning professional company brings their joy and dramatic dexterity to this ...

Exhibit: The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

January 23rd 2015
Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition explores the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small-scale icons (approx. 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminat...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for adults

January 30th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 13.00

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech and g...

American Girl - Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration

January 31st 2015
American Girl

Celebrate the sweet world of Grace—our 2015 Girl of the Year! Your girl will get a fun baker’s apron craft to decorate for herself and her doll. Plus, she’ll decorate delicious cookies—just li...

Intro to Photoshop Elements Workshop

January 31st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

Want to improve your digital photos after they are taken? Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements! From cropping images, to adjusting lighting and colors for a more realistic look, slight alterations c...

Make a MESS: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

January 31st 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us as we discover our inner artists while celebrating Inspire Your Heart with Art Day! We’ll experiment with resist painting, watercolors and salt, and creating mirro...

Bedtime Stories in the Morning: Jan 31-May 2

January 31st 2015
Concord Museum

Saturdays: January 31, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 2. Join us for bedtime stories in the morning! Wear your pajamas, have a seat in the special exhibition Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from C...

Junie B. Jones The Musical

January 31st 2015
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Price: 10.00

The Theater Department presents this one hour Family Friendly Musical All Tickets $10 (limited seating – reservations recommended) Dates: January 31 at 1:00 & 3:00PM February 1 at 1:00 &...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

January 31st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior ...

A Cabaret for Compassion Too

January 31st 2015
Hudson Town Hall
Price: 15.00

The Cabaret for Compassion is back for a second run! Join the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Players for a wonderful evening of music and inspiration with A Cabaret for Compassio...

Watercolors in Nature

February 3rd 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wis...

Free Admission: DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

February 4th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Free admission is for individual visitors only; groups of 10+ must reserve space on a different day. Free First Wednesday tours offere...

Happy Tu B’Shevat!

February 4th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Happy New Year to the trees! Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish holiday which celebrates nature, growth, and the revival of nature. We’ll make cards, presents, and decorati...

Natick's Lost History: part 4

February 5th 2015
Morse Institute Library

Join us as we trace the life and times of Natick from its earliest days as an Indian camping place, through the early colonial period and into the modern era. This five-part series is presented by loc...

Tea & Sweets: Feb. 6-March 28

February 6th 2015
Concord Museum

Join us on Fridays and Saturdays, with seatings at 1:30pm and 3pm, for Tea & Sweets in elegant Brooke Hall. Tea served with the jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord mak...

First Friday Nights Free!

February 6th 2015
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for adults

February 6th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 13.00

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech and g...

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour

February 7th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

At 10am or 12:30pm, take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes instruction, a tour, and admission to the Scul...

Guided Snowshoe Adventure at Broadmoor

February 7th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor! Instructions and Directions: Snows...

Owl Festival : Up Close and Personal with the Owls of Broadmoor

February 7th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 10.00

Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of some of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl. Following the show, jo...

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

February 7th 2015
The Discovery museums

Come join in all the fun and explore both museums during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Get a look behind the curtain of Open Door Theater’s newest show...

"Restoration Rock" featuring Big Red Sun

February 8th 2015
First Parish of Framingham

Rock and roll goes to church on Sunday, February 8, 2015 when the Big Red Sun band plays a benefit concert for First Parish in Framingham to raise money for a major restoration of the classic Colonial...

Winter Ice Harvest Festival

February 8th 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

The 5th Annual Ice Harvest takes place at the Ice House Pond behind the inn. Activities include snowman-building, ice-fishing, and ice-sculpting....

Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

February 8th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues l...

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

February 8th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tr...

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

February 8th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tr...

Watercolors in Nature

February 10th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wis...

Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition (through June 7)

February 10th 2015
Davis Museum

Throughout the 17th century, Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries explored the genre of landscape as both the setting for and the subject of their work. Dramatic, inviting, wild, and inhabited, t...

John Cage, Thoreau, and deCordova: in conversation

February 11th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

During this in-gallery conversation, curator, writer, and art historian Francine Koslow Miller discusses the deep impact that Henry David Thoreau had on musical composer John Cage's work. Explore the ...

Travel & Taste Ethiopia: Hidden Jewel of Africa

February 12th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Ethiopia might not be the most obvious choice as a destination in Africa. It lacks the classic safari appeal of Kenya and South Africa, and its infrastructure is not as well developed, but Ethiopia’...

Natick's Lost History: part 5

February 12th 2015
Morse Institute Library

Join us as we trace the life and times of Natick from its earliest days as an Indian camping place, through the early colonial period and into the modern era. This five-part series is presented by loc...

Free Tasting: Harvard Sweet Boutique

February 13th 2015
Harvard Sweet Boutique

Light lunch and sweet treats. Silent auction includes Celtic tickets, jewelry, and certificates to restaurants and spas. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit Boston Children's Hospital....

Date Night with Clay at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

February 13th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Snuggle up to your sweetie for an evening of ceramics activity for couples! Work as a team on the wheel, decorating clay “hearts,” or building your own signature romantic sculpture. Workshop inclu...

Intermediate Photoshop Elements

February 14th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

After a quick review of the key basic methods of editing, we'll cover how to use layers, gradient maps, layer blending modes and other effects used to improve colors, focus, sharpness and lighting in ...

Date Night with Clay at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

February 14th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Snuggle up to your sweetie for an evening of ceramics activity for couples! Work as a team on the wheel, decorating clay “hearts,” or building your own signature romantic sculpture. Workshop inclu...

Lexington Symphony Presents "Music from the Movies"

February 14th 2015
Lexington High School Auditorium
Price: 50.00

Music Director Jonathan McPhee and Lexington Symphony take you on an inspirational journey exploring the important role music plays in setting the scene, engaging the senses, and telling a story via t...

February Festivities: Happy Birthday Galileo!

February 15th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us as we celebrate the birthday of physicist, mathematician, astronomer, engineer and philosopher, Galileo Galilei. We’ll investigate balls and ramps and explore other...

Free Admission to Danforth Art

February 16th 2015
Danforth Museum

Presidents’ Day Family Day Art-Making, Gallery Tours, Story Time & Creative Play for All Ages Free Admission 12–5 pm \ Gallery & Studio Activities 2–4 pm Discover how art can tell s...

Fun in Nature: February Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

February 17th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 80.00

Join us for winter fun and exploration! We'll search for the tracks and signs of Broadmoor's many winter creatures, learn how animals survive the winter, play games in the snow, drink hot chocolate, a...

Vacation Week Teen Workshop: Make Your Own Pajama Bottoms

February 17th 2015
Concord Museum

This beginning sewing workshop for 6th-12th-graders runs 9am-12pm or 1-4pm. Students will enjoy a special opportunity to visit the exhibitions, Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England and Good Nigh...

February Vacation Art Explorers at The Umbrella

February 17th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center

It might still be cold outside in February, but here inside The Umbrella Community Arts Center, we are warmed up with creative sparks! This year for February vacation week students will become Art Exp...

February Festivities: Mini Mardi Gras

February 17th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Get ready to make some noise as we celebrate the beginning of Mardi Gras! Construct your own noise makers, engineer hats and design colorful masks to help you celebrate the ...

Art for February Vacation

February 18th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Inspired by Thoreau’s life in the woods and attention to the sounds of nature, we’ll construct paper cabins and create our own “soundscapes.” For families with children of all ages....

Call to Artists: Themed Exhibit- “Inspired by Great Artists” 2015

February 19th 2015
Post Road Art Center
Price: 15.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be hosting the “Inspired by Great Artists” Themed Exhibit 2015 in March. The submission deadline is Thursday February 26th at 7:00pm. The...

Children's Teddy Bear Tea

February 20th 2015
Concord Museum

Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon of tea for just the two of you! Make the day a special outing by sipping cocoa or tea in the Concord Museum’s elegant Brooke Hall while enjoying s...

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour

February 21st 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

At 10am or 12:30pm, take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes instruction, a tour, and admission to the Scul...

Watercolors in Nature

February 24th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wis...

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: RECONSTRUCTING SEURAT (through June 7)

February 24th 2015
Davis Museum

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on French Post-Impressionist George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnières (“Bathers at Asnières”), 1884, one of the most fam...

Exhibit: PARVIZ TANAVOLI (through June 7)

February 24th 2015
Davis Museum

The Davis presents Parviz Tanavoli, the first retrospective exhibition of the influential Iranian artist’s work to be mounted by a U.S. museum. The exhibition will survey the breadth and richness of...

WARHOL @ WELLESLEY (through June 7)

February 24th 2015
Davis Museum

This exhibition explores the rich holdings of artwork—some iconic and others lesser known—by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in the collections of the Davis Museum, which were recently greatly enhanced ...

Travel & Taste South Africa: On Safari and off the Beaten Path

February 26th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

South African safaris are famous for a spectacular array of wildlife that includes predators and prey, grazers, browsers, and scavengers. You probably know "the Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, Cap...

Isn't It Romantic

February 26th 2015
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Price: 20.00

The Theater Department presents this Wendy Wasserstein Comedy Tickets: $20 adults $15 students/seniors February 26 - 28 at 8:00PM, March 1 at 2:00PM In “Isn`t It Romantic,” picked by Time maga...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for adults

February 27th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 13.00

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech and g...

Aztec Two-Step performing their own AZTEC TWO-STEP classics plus songs of SIMON & GARFUNKEL and THE EVERLY BROTHERS

February 27th 2015
TCAN
Price: 30.00

Aztec Two-Step’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM & college radio, ushering the music of the '60s into the '70...

Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

February 28th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues l...

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

February 28th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tr...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

February 28th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior ...

Guided Snowshoe Adventure at Broadmoor

March 1st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor! Instructions and Directions: Snowsho...

Watercolors in Nature

March 3rd 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

et the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

March 4th 2015
Fine Arts Theatre

An evening where activism gets inspired!. Doors open 6pm....

Themed Exhibit- “Inspired by Great Artists” 2015: Opening Reception

March 5th 2015
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the “Inspired by Great Artists” Themed Exhibit 2015 on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find s...

Tartuffe

March 6th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 20.00

A classic French satire, this side-splittingly funny story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe – a fraud and a pious impostor – has insinuated himself. Hilarity ensues as...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

March 7th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior ...

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

March 8th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tr...

Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

March 8th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues l...

Watercolors in Nature

March 10th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wis...

Travel & Taste Brazil: The Pantanal, a Wetland Wonderland

March 12th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

The Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands, is about 10 times the size of the Everglades and one of the most pristine and biologically rich environments on the planet. During the rainy season a...

Crime and punishment: A mobster murder mystery

March 13th 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Join us for a Prime Rib dinner while gathering clues and helping us solve a murder. Call the Wayside Inn for tickets today! 978-443-1776...

Photo Review with a Pro

March 14th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 30.00

Wondering if you cropped your image too close? Is your image is too over-processed? Which angle is the best of several? Thinking about entering your image in a photo contest or just printing your best...

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

March 14th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tr...

Ashland Half-Marathon

March 21st 2015
Marathon Park

Starts at Marathon Park on Pleasant Street. Caters to serious runners, especially those training for the Boston Marathon. Registration is $50 before March 1, $60 after March 1....

Travel & Taste Newfoundland: Fins, Feathers and Fossils

March 26th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in all of North Ameri...

Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

March 29th 2015
The Center for Arts in Natick

We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time record...

Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

April 21st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 80.00

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hun...

25th Annual Saxonville Open Studios

April 25th 2015
Saxonville Studios

Open Studios, variety of media, fine art, gift items & more. Featuring 3 new artists. FREE, FREE PARKING. 11AM-5PM EACH DAY...

29th Annual Hudson Community Fest

June 6th 2015
Downtown Hudson

This free fest includes two sound stages and over 100 vendors. Weather permitting, this event draws up to 5000 people....

Balloons and Blues Festival

August 15th 2015
Hudson Elks Pavilion

One of the only balloon events in the area, the festival also features four blues bands, food, and craft vendors. Contact the Hudson-Concord Elks at 508-490-7463...

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