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Exhibition: Edged in Black - SMS (through June 7)

February 10th 2015
Davis Museum at Wellesley College

February 10, 2015 to June 7, 2015 Location: Dorothy Johnston Towne Gallery Tues - Sun, 11 AM - 5 PM Compiled between 1967 and 1968, the SMS series was one of several important experimental ventures...

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...

Exhibition: Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat (through June 7)

February 10th 2015
Davis Museum

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnieres (“Bathers at Asnieres”), 1884, one of the most famous pictures in the collecti...

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...

Exhibition: Francesc Torres What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

February 24th 2015
Davis Museum at Wellesley College

The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. What Does History Know examines the extraordi...

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, which were recently greatly enhanced by gene...

Exhibit: The Art of Baseball (through September)

April 17th 2015
Concord Museum

As baseball season approaches, the Concord Museum presents an exciting new exhibition, The Art of Baseball, exploring the many ways that artists have passionately responded to America’s national pas...

Artists in the Garden (Fridays through 6/26)

April 24th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 16.00

Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to the Garden on select Fridays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., before it opens to the public and when the light is especially beautifu...

Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

April 30th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 182.00

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, focusing on how to use them effectively to create ...

Food Pantry Month at ModelVille Hobby (through 5/31)

May 1st 2015
Modelville Hobby

Bring a can, Get some free track time! When you bring a donation for the Holliston and Ashland Food Pantry AND purchase at least fifteen minutes of track time you will receive an additional fifteen m...

Kindred Spirits: A.B. Wells, Malcolm Watkins, and the Origins of Old Sturbridge Village (open through January 15, 2016)

May 2nd 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Kindred Spirits explores the nature of collecting and collectors and includes a display of hundreds of fascinating objects that these men first selected, and formed the basis of what would become one ...

Exhibit: "Byzantium to Russia" (through 9/12)

May 2nd 2015
Museum of Russian Icons

"Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900" features 48 Icons and artifacts from the Renowned British Museum. This exceptional, compelling selection of 48 icons and ...

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents: Three Sisters

May 21st 2015
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College
Price: 20.00

Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and their quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. Written in 1900 an...

Native New England Shrubs presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 27th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 250.00

Shrubs vary widely in size, shape, color, bark, flower, and fruit. This course will introduce you to almost fifty species of native New England shrubs, emphasizing plant identification, family chara...

Quilters' Connection: 38th Annual Quilt Show

May 29th 2015
Arsenal Center for the Arts

Boutique and Sale. Silent Auction. Take a tour and learn about the stories behind the quilts over 200 original quilts. Multiple Day Event Hours: Friday, May 29th: 10am-5pm Saturday, May 30: 10am-...

TCAN: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

May 29th 2015
TCAN

Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. In 2006, Liebert's record label S...

Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels

May 30th 2015
Elm Bank

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. This program is based on Tom’s book, Reading the Foreste...

30th Annual Plant Sale

May 30th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Thousands of outstanding plants of all kinds will be offered by Tower Hill, premier vendors and plant societies on the day of the Plant Sale. Open to Members only 9am-11am General Public 11am-2pm T...

10 Great Tips for Spring and Summer Nature Photography

May 30th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

Get great tips from a pro as you learn to overcome some of the top challenges of nature photography. From tricky lighting to moving wildlife, we will cover these and other challenges as we explore bea...

Pound of Cure: Health and Wellness Fair

May 30th 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

During the two-day event, Harrington Healthcare will offer blood pressure screenings and body composition analysis with weight loss and nutrition advice, as well as hands-only CPR training and Heimlic...

Mount Toby Forest presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 30th 2015
Mount Toby Forest
Price: 44.00

Rising more than 1,200 feet above the Connecticut River Valley, Mount Toby is considered one of the most biodiverse areas in New England. Join us in exploring the cliffs, caves, waterfalls, wetlands, ...

Imaginative Mapping Workshop

May 30th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

How does your experience shape your perception of the environment? Explore unconventional mapping techniques with Somerville artist Emily Garfield. Participants’ perambulations in the Sculpture Park...

AAA Day

May 30th 2015
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 18.00

AAA members pay children's price...

Sports Memorabilia Appraisal Day

May 30th 2015
Concord Museum

Bring your special sports-related items to the Museum for a verbal appraisal with Leila Dunbar, longtime Antiques Roadshow appraiser and former Sotheby’s Director of Collectibles. There is a limit o...

Backyard Builders

May 30th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled, repurposed ...

Take a Friendly Look Into a Bee Hive

May 30th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Sue Robinson will teach you the benefits of honey bees and small scale beekeeping. She’ll bring a school bus hive, bee tools, and equipment. Weather permitting she’ll have live bees in an observat...

TCAN Family Series: Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

May 30th 2015
TCAN

Sit! Stay! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his firs...

Focus on Macro Photography Workshop

May 30th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

Explore photography from a different perspective, close-up! A great opportunity to work with a pro on specific challenges affecting macro photography including depth of field issues and lighting. Take...

BLACK AND WHITE IN THE PARK: ANNUAL GALA

May 30th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join us for an elegant soirée celebrating deCordova. This year’s gala honors renowned Boston gallerist Barbara Krakow. RSVP required. ...

TCAN: Marc Broussard

May 30th 2015
TCAN

In 2004, Marc Broussard, released his major-label debut; its thematic centerpiece was a hickory-smoked slab of Bayou soul called "Home." That album and the three that followed revealed Broussard as an...

Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Ride

May 31st 2015
Adesa Boston

Car corral, parts sell & swap, music, raffles, live auctions, food, activities for kids and more! Live auction with auctioneer Mike Chambers 30-mile police-escorted motorcycle ride leaves at 11...

Moore State Park presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 31st 2015
Moore State Park
Price: 28.00

See flowers cascading down hillsides and decorating waterfalls at this 400-acre retreat. Historically the site of grist and saw mills, Moore State Park became the private estate of Florence Morton, on...

Touch-a-Truck and Food Truck Festival – May 31, 2015!

May 31st 2015
Hopkinton High School

Your little ones can touch and climb on trucks, have their face painted, and try foods from different food trucks....

Meet the Wildflowers

May 31st 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of wildflowers, which are often the first sign of spring. Learn how these unassuming flowers use color, scent, and pattern to help them make seeds. We will ex...

Absence of Color II

June 2nd 2015
Gallery Seven

Featuring black and white artwork, no photography, by 5 area artists: Judith Cooper, Jim Curran, Annie Downes Catterson, Jaeok Lee, and Connie Saems. Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri 10-6 / Sat. 10-5 Ex...

Tot Rock

June 3rd 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Got a guitar, saxophone, cow bell, or other instrument lying around? Doesn’t matter how dusty it is or how proficient you are with it, bring it in and let’s make...

Free First Wednesdays!

June 3rd 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Individual visitors only; groups of 10+ must reserve on a different day due to space and staff limitations. ...

Colonial Rum Dinner

June 3rd 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Arrival reception, hors d'euvres, tastings, discussions, and full-course Caribbean dinner featuring rums of Appleton Estates. Outside in the events tent, $50 all-inclusive. Reserve tickets at (978) 4...

THE HISTORY OF WALKING AS ART: LECTURE

June 3rd 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Learn about the revolutionary history of walking from acclaimed scholar and artist Lori Waxman. ...

Watercolor in the Garden

June 4th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 260.00

Do you feel inspired when you visit the Garden or when you see plants in the field? This course will allow you to capture those experiences. Whether you’re interested in painting portraits, impressi...

Season Opening: Framingham Village Green Farmers Market

June 4th 2015
Framingham Center Common

Lots of fresh produce....

Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-In (through Aug. 27)

June 4th 2015
Minute Man Airfield

Cars and planes, food and libations--every Thursday, June 4-August 27 (except July 2). Each week will feature speciality cars. Fun for all ages–bring the whole family! Great food, including wood-f...

A Garden Tour

June 5th 2015
Concord Museum

Spend a delightful day on a self-guided, self-paced tour of six exceptional private gardens in Concord. This year, we are pleased to welcome artists from the Concord Art Association who will be painti...

Season Opening: Franklin Farmers Market

June 5th 2015
Franklin Town Common

Fresh Produce...

Season Opening: Milford Farmers Market

June 6th 2015
Milford Water Company

Fresh Produce...

29th Annual Hudson Community Fest

June 6th 2015
Downtown Hudson

Sidewalk sales, free family entertainment and dozens of vendors. A featured activity is the Hudson Rotary Club's Annual Duck Race. Activities are free or for a small fee. South Street in downtow...

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY TRAIL-A-THON

June 6th 2015
Framingham Friends Meetinghouse

Beginning and ending at the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse on Edmands Road, this year's National Trails Day Trail-a-Thon promises to be a day of fun for all. Explore the trails of Framingham's sceni...

Westborough Arts Festival

June 6th 2015
Art & Frame Emporium

Original, handmade work at this two day festival. Food, Live Music. Saturday Hours: 10am-4pm Sunday: 12pm-3pm...

"Every Hero Has a Story"

June 6th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Author and storyteller Mark Binder presents a fun family performance of superhero stories!...

KEVA Construction Challenge: Tabletop Treehouses

June 6th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum KEVA planks + natural materials = endless possibilities. Design and construct tabletop treehouses, birdhouses, fairyhouses, or any other nature-inspired creation you can imag...

Potted Herb Garden

June 6th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Learn how to grow your own herbs anywhere. Betsy Williams will demonstrate her potting techniques and will give tips on how to have fresh herbs all year round. There will also be a tasting of herb rec...

Free Portfolio Wine Tasting

June 6th 2015
Julio's Liquors

60 wines available to sample. Food, too!...

THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES DAY

June 6th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Learn about the importance of honey bees from local preservation organizations and Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, author of The Bee: A Natural History. DROP IN 1–3 PM http://www.decordova.org/search/no...

Honor Teachers Day

June 7th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Free general admission for teachers with ID ...

YOGA IN THE PARK; SUNDAYS, JUNE 7, JULY 12, AUGUST 9, AND SEPTEMBER 13

June 7th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

10 AM: For ages 3–12 with a caregiver; 11 AM: For ages 13+. Get moving as a family with outdoor yoga led by Stil Studio. Drop-ins welcome but RSVP encouraged. ...

Engineering Extravaganza! with Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team

June 7th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Meet this year's FIRST Tech Challenge robot and its designers from the Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team. Watch the robot maneuver, learn about the design process and competiti...

Evening in the Garden

June 7th 2015
Elm Bank

Let's kick off the summer in the gardens! Enjoy a picnic in the gardens with live music. BRING A PICNIC: Mass Hort members and their families and friends are all welcome! Bring chairs, blankets, an...

Gardening for Pollinators presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 9th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 40.00

Pollinators are all the buzz these days, but what are they and why are they so important? In this class, you will learn how essential pollinators are to the reproductive success of the world’s flowe...

PLAY IN THE PARK - EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10–AUGUST 19

June 10th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Experiment and engineer together in the Sculpture Park. Collaborate on large-scale structures in response to deCordova’s art and landscape. For ages 2–12 with a caregiver. DROP IN 10:30 AM–12:30...

TCAN: Golf Outing

June 10th 2015
Sassamon Trace Golf Course

TCAN's annual Golf Outing kicks off the summer, bringing the TCAN community together for an afternoon round of 18. This event provides a fun-filled afternoon of golf, laughs, and networking as patrons...

Make a MESS: Kitchen Chemistry

June 10th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum A dash of this and a sprinkle of that. A pinch of that and a smidge of this. Experiment with common household ingredients to create solutions that bubble and fizz, and substa...

Season Opening: Westborough Farmers Market

June 11th 2015
Westborough Farmers Market

Fresh Produce...

Strawberry Stroll

June 11th 2015
Downtown Franklin

Come celebrate summer with the Partnership’s scrumptious Strawberry Shortcakes while enjoying live entertainment and a sidewalk sale. ...

ART AND ALES

June 12th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Raise your glass for an art-inspired tasting as Aeronaut Brewing Company pairs craft beers with sculptures in the Park. Accompanied by Munch Mobile Kitchen food truck and a live band. RSVP required. ...

Season opening: Ashland Farmers Market

June 13th 2015
Ashland Farmers Market

For opening day, there will be live music, hula-hooping, face painting in the Kids Corner, in addition to vendors of produce and other items. Parking is available at Town Hall on Main Street or Mindes...

Rummage Sale

June 13th 2015
Lutheran Church of Framingham

The Lutheran Church of Framingham will be hosting a Clothing and Shoes Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 9am-Noon. Funds raised will be used to support the various missions of church which inclu...

Plant Macrophotography

June 13th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 50.00

Macrophotography opens the door to a wonderful new world of photographic opportunities. Seen in close-up, the natural world is a marvel of pattern, light, and color: Flowers become abstract works of a...

Charles River Community Groups Story Walk

June 13th 2015
Bacon Free Library

"What's our Story" Come visit the Bacon Free Library, Natick Historical Society, Eliot Church, Natick Community Organic Farm, Broadmoor and MassHort all in one day! Learn all about us, play some game...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Salamanders

June 13th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Dwight-Derby Dads and Grads Sale

June 13th 2015
The Dwight-Derby House

The Dwight-Derby House Shoppe is having a sale where there will be items available for every Dad and Grad. Items such as beer pint and shot glasses proudly displaying Medfield’s amazing son, George ...

Weekend Gardening Series: Choosing the Right Plant

June 13th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 20.00

Learn essential gardening skills this summer at Garden in the Woods. Join us in the Garden to learn about Choosing the Right Plant. In this instructor-led demonstration, our horticultural professional...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

June 13th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families throughout the area to drop in and unleash their creativity during its June Free Drop-in Family Day on Saturday, June 13. Projects are designed and ...

Tom Paxton in concert

June 13th 2015
Amazing Things Arts Center

GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating...

Mad About Monkeys Day

June 14th 2015
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 24.00

Our primate keepers will also be assisting with scheduled events. This is a day long event and is included with the price of general admission. If you love primates, you’d have to be bananas to not ...

South Natick Kitchen Tour

June 14th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Friends of the Bacon Free Library present a self-guided tour of four of Natick's newest and most beautiful homes on display for the first time ever....

Season Opening: Hopkinton Farmers Market

June 14th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Fresh Produce...

In the Footsteps of a Civil War Hero – A Walking Tour of General Gordon’s Framingham

June 14th 2015
Edgell Memorial Library
Price: 10.00

Flag Day – June 14, 2015 With Framingham’s iconic Centre Common as the backdrop, this guided tour will feature four living history tableaux that will bring the period before, during and after t...

MAKEMOBILE - EVERY OTHER SUNDAY, JUNE 14–AUGUST 23

June 14th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Take your imagination for a spin with artistic and material-inspired activities as the MAKEmobile cruises into the Sculpture Park. For kids and adults of all ages. DROP IN 1–3 PM ...

The Best Nest presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 14th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

Many kinds of birds, from hummingbirds and woodpeckers to great horned owls, make their homes in the Garden. Put your eyes and ears to the test as we walk the trails in search of these fascinating cre...

Wild Coastal Edibles presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 14th 2015
Dolliber's Cove
Price: 35.00

Discover dozens of nutritious wild coastal edible plants! Join Russ Cohen, foraging expert and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, for a walk at Dolliber’s Cove and Crowninshield Island ...

8th Annual Marlborough Taste and Brewfest

June 15th 2015
Downtown Marlborough
Price: 30.00

Sample menus of approximately 30 restaurants and 40 breweries along with many entertainment venues. Admission: $30.00 advance, $40.00 at the door ...

Herbaceous Native Plants for Professionals

June 16th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 190.00

Join Dan Jaffe to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specif...

Author Visit: Suzanne Strempek Shea

June 16th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Join us for an evening with the author, journalist, and professor, as well as the writer-in-residence and director of the creative writing program at Bay Path University....

The Concord Film Project Presents: Alive Inside

June 16th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 10.00

– The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Concord Film Project will welcome audiences for a screening of Alive Inside on June 16. Directed, by Michael Rossato-Bennett, Alive Inside explores the h...

Rock Meadow Wildflowers presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 17th 2015
Rock Meadow Conservation Area
Price: 46.00

During the spring, the meadows, woods, and wetlands of Rock Meadow Conservation Area are ablaze with colorful wildflowers. This 70-acre preserve is considered an important grassland conservation area ...

Dirtopia!

June 17th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Drop-in 10:00am – 3:00pm Bessie’s Tent It’s a giant pile of dirt! Scoop, sculpt, squish! Dig, climb, burrow! Mud pies, mud paintings, mud this, and mud that. Bring your boots and prepare ...

WALKING SCULPTURE TOUR

June 17th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

With Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan ...

CERAMIC SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS; THURSDAYS, JUNE 18–JULY 23

June 18th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore the form and function of ceramics with resident artist Bruce Barry. For ages 16+. RSVP required. ...

TCAN:The Subdudes

June 18th 2015
TCAN

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a...

Container Gardening presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 19th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 36.00

Tired of plain old petunias in pots? For really stunning, sophisticated container gardens, nothing beats an assortment of native plants adapted to the New England environment. Learn which natives ar...

BOSTON’S PAST AND FUTURE COASTLINES

June 19th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Together with by performance artists and scientific experts, artist Catherine D’Ignazio leads a collective walk through Boston, tracing the city’s historical and predicted future coastlines. RSVP ...

MOVIES IN THE PARK

June 19th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Lights, camera, action! Inspired by Walking Sculpture, this outdoor series features films that focus on walking: The Wizard of Oz. ...

TCAN:Tom Rush

June 19th 2015
TCAN

A music legend the world over, singer-songwriter and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's b...

Fathers Day Weekend

June 20th 2015
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 12.00

Dad's get half priced general admission ...

Earth Bash

June 20th 2015
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 75.00

EARTH Ltd.’s annual fundraiser in support of environmental education — The biggest fundraiser of the year, and the most fun! Enjoy Southwick's at night like you have never seen before This event ...

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

The summer solstice marks the longest day (and shortest night) of the year, when the mid-day sun reaches its highest point in the sky. We’ll celebrate the day with solstice history and lore, poetry,...

Dwight-Derby House Tour

June 21st 2015
The Dwight-Derby House

Come for a tour on Father's Day morning....

Father's Day Beer and Baseball

June 21st 2015
Concord Museum

Bring your dad to the Museum and enjoy a beer tasting with Battle Road Brewing Company and a gallery talk in "The Art of Baseball" with Curator David Wood at 2:00 p.m. All activities included free wi...

Father's Day Concert

June 21st 2015
Bacon Free Library

Celebrate Dad at our annual concert! Our performers this year are Freeman & Higgs, a mix of jazz, bossa nova, rock, and more! Bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment out on the library lawn....

Garden Growers

June 23rd 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Think about all of the things a plant needs to grow as we sow seeds, create planters from recycled materials and gather supplies for some super stealthy gardening. We’ll provide th...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

June 23rd 2015
Stone Park

New Magnolia Jazz Band...

Rhododendrons and Their Relatives

June 24th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 54.00

This summer, visit the Garden’s rhododendrons in peak bloom. A member of the Ericaceae, or heath, family, rhododendrons thrive in New England’s acidic soils. We’ll begin by looking at plant attr...

Season Opening: Wayland Farmers Market

June 24th 2015
Wayland Farmers Market

Fresh Produce...

Art for All: Hummingbird Feeders

June 24th 2015
Bacon Free Library

Come make a special flower kit feeder for your garden. Open to all ages. No registration required. All materials supplied....

Pink Drink Night

June 24th 2015
St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center
Price: 40.00

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Location: St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center, Hopkinton Celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer with a f...

Outdoor Baseball Movie Night

June 25th 2015
Concord Museum

Bring the whole family to watch "A League of Their Own" under the stars on the Museum lawn. 8:00 p.m.; movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating; refreshments will be a...

Bessie’s Birthday Bash!

June 27th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Help us celebrate our big, green dinosaur’s birthday with a weekend full of fun activities including a dinosaur dig, dinosaur egg hunt, festive noisemakers, and more. You can even help give our spec...

Landscape Photography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

June 27th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 50.00

During this intermediate workshop, Steve McGrath will explain the many camera settings you can use during landscape photography. Learn how to take advantage of natural light, find the best composition...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Bugs and Worms

June 27th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Weekend Gardening Series: Planting

June 27th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 20.00

Learn essential gardening skills this summer at Garden in the Woods. Join us in the Garden to learn about Planting. In this instructor-led demonstration, our horticultural professionals will show you ...

Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding

June 27th 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 65.00

Interactive Comedy and Dinner Show in the Event tent at the Wayside Inn. You'll sing, you'll laugh, you'll dance, and you will laugh yourself silly....

Golden Zoobilation

June 28th 2015
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 24.00

This fantastic family event will take place during normal zoo hours and is included with regular admission prices. Golden Zoobilation will include The Puppet Brigade, mural artist “Arcy”, face pai...

Native Bees presented by New England Wild Flower

June 28th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 48.00

The hundreds of bee species native to New England are essential to our natural and cultivated landscapes. Come learn the basics of bee identification, ecology, and conservation, and discover how to pr...

Summer Institute for Youth Leadership: Session 1

June 29th 2015
Foundation for MetroWest
Price: 250.00

Do you know of a high school student who enjoys innovative education opportunities and likes to give back to their community? Applications are now available for the Foundation for MetroWest’s Summer...

Make a MESS: Art Hike

June 30th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Outdoors Join us for an exploration of Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land! We will be collecting leaves and dirt to turn into paints, sticks and rocks to turn into sculptures, and pine need...

New England Plant Communities

July 1st 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 280.00

For a relatively small region, New England boasts an astonishing variety of plant communities, ranging from freshwater and tidal wetlands to coastal dunes, grasslands, forests, and montane. Learn how ...

Summer Arts & Rec

July 6th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 500.00

The Umbrella Community Arts Center has partnered with the Concord Recreation Department Summer Camp to offer a ½ Day Arts Program combined with a ½ Day Recreation Camp! Children begin the day with ...

Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

July 6th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 475.00

It’s summer vacation and what better way for a child to spend part of it than by engaging in active creative pursuits? Our energy-rich environment will have your child enjoying the experience of Dr...

Rain Garden Fundamentals

July 7th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 32.00

Learn how rain gardens can reduce groundwater pollution in urban landscapes by cleaning, cooling, and slowing storm water. Day one will be spent in the classroom discussing rain garden design, plant s...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 7th 2015
Stone Park

Group Therapy...

Architectural Allusions Tour

July 8th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore this new exhibit, "Architectural Allusions," with Chief Curator Jennifer Gross...

Survey of Grasses of the Northeast

July 10th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 110.00

Join author of Grasses of the Northeast to explore grasses. Using dried specimens and microscope displays, we will study the characteristics of ten tribes and over forty genera of common grasses. The ...

Keltic Kool

July 11th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with Celtic music and dancing. Special guests, presentations, and shows throughout the day. Featuring The Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance, the Sullivan School...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Forest Mysteries

July 11th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Nature Identified Walk

July 11th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join the botanical experts of the Lincoln Garden Club for a Sculpture Park walk to identify the deCordova’s varied species of indigenous and exotic flora....

Weekend Gardening Series: Pruning

July 11th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 20.00

Learn essential gardening skills this summer at Garden in the Woods. Join us in the Garden to learn about Pruning. In this instructor-led demonstration, our horticultural professionals will show you...

Keltic Kool Evening Concert

July 11th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Featuring Blackstone Cuil, Tom Lanigan Band and Erin’s Guild. Irish fare and cash bar available. ...

Natick Center Restaurant Week - July 12-18, 2015

July 12th 2015
Natick Center

The Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) is excited to announce this year's Restaurant Week (RW) will be held from July 12th - 18th. On the evening of July 16th from 5-8:30 PM we will host the Ann...

Landscape for Life presented by New England Wild Flower Society

July 14th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 218.00

This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This cla...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 14th 2015
Stone Park

Lights Out Blues Band AKA Gary Barth Band...

Stacey Peasley Concert

July 15th 2015
Natick Common

Summer Concert sponsored by The Tobin School. Stacey Peasley ventures into her second album inspired by the influences in her own life as a mom to 3 children. Her evolving pop-rock songwriting style ...

Wetland Plant Identification

July 16th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 90.00

Some of the most productive ecosystems on earth are wetlands, but apart from their proximity to water, wetland habitats vary considerably. This is your chance to learn about the distinctive ecology an...

Movies in the Park

July 17th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Lights, camera, action! Inspired by Walking Sculpture, this outdoor series features films that focus on walking: March of the Penguins....

Introduction to Plant Families

July 18th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 218.00

To really know a plant, you must understand its plant family. In this class, we will use both microscopic and field investigation to decipher the clues to familial relationships and classifications of...

Duly Noted Collaborative Walk

July 18th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join poet Kate Colby and artist Todd Shalom to create a collaborative walk in response to deCordova’s surroundings through poetry, sound, and performance techniques. RSVP required....

Insect Investigation

July 19th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

Come along with three insect and plant enthusiasts as we explore the Garden looking for creepy-crawlies! Plants are not just fascinating and beautiful—they also provide important habitat and food fo...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 21st 2015
Stone Park

Railroad House Band...

Ceramic Sculpture Workshops

July 22nd 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore the form and function of ceramics with resident artist Bruce Barry. For ages 16+. RSVP required. WEDNESDAYS, JULY 22–AUGUST 26, 12 PM...

Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season

July 23rd 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 91.00

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on how to use them effectively to create bea...

Sense of Place Walk

July 23rd 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Experience the Sculpture Park with all your senses! Join naturalist Cherrie Corey on a walk that connects visitors to light, temperature, art, sounds, and the Park’s wild inhabitants. ...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Gifts of the Forest

July 25th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Weekend Gardening Series: Composting

July 25th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 29.00

Learn essential gardening skills this summer at Garden in the Woods. Join us in the Garden to learn about Composting. In this instructor-led demonstration, our horticultural professionals will show yo...

Introduction to Native Ferns

July 26th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 80.00

Beautiful and flowerless, ferns are among the most ancient plants in the world. Learn to distinguish among the most common ferns of New England through lecture, microscopic examination of fresh plant ...

Summer Institute for Youth Leadership: Session 2

July 27th 2015
Foundation for MetroWest
Price: 250.00

Do you know of a high school student who enjoys innovative education opportunities and likes to give back to their community? Applications are now available for the Foundation for MetroWest’s Summer...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 28th 2015
Stone Park

Beatles Band Studio Two...

Integrated Vision Tour

July 29th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

With Curator Samantha Cataldo...

Out of Control: Chemical-free Strategies for Invasive Plant Control

July 29th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 40.00

Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, both the invasive species and ...

Blue Moon Night Hike

July 31st 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 20.00

Blue moons are rare enough, but the Blue Moon hasn’t coincided with the Full Thunder Moon for over ten years. Join us in celebrating this occasion with poetry and moon lore: how did the Full Thunder...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 4th 2015
Stone Park

MetroWest Community Band...

Advanced Plant Inventory Techniques

August 6th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 200.00

This course will cover the procedures and techniques for conducting a botanical inventory on conservation land. Following an evening session in which we will review research and sampling methods, we ...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Frogs, Toads, and Princes

August 8th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 11th 2015
Stone Park

Show Cause Band...

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...

Sounds of Africa

August 15th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Join us for a day of African song, dance, and drumming. There will also be special guests, presentations, and shows though out the day. Featuring Gaya Roots Women’s World Music Ensemble, Drum Worksh...

Harvest Festival

August 15th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Celebrate the bounty of Fall with music, special guests, and presentations through out the day. The farmers market will feature local produce and crafts. Event will also feature the Stockwell Brothers...

Marlborough Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

August 15th 2015
Downtown Marlborough
Price: 5.00

Sam Adams presents the Marlborough Festival: Come enjoy 20+ of the area's best food trucks at Marlborough Center! ! Food and drink will be available for purchase separately. ATMs will be on site. No ...

Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest

August 15th 2015
Avidia Bank
Price: 25.00

Experience tasting over 100 crafted beers from 35 breweries and enjoy delicious food from Hudson’s finest restaurants!...

Sounds of Africa Evening Concert

August 15th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Featuring Gaia Roots, African Balafon Player Balla Kauyote and Shanti Starr and the Afro-Reggae All Stars. African cuisine and cash bar available....

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 18th 2015
Stone Park

Mason Tyler Trio...

Story Time at Garden in the Woods, Theme: Caterpillars and Butterflies

August 22nd 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 12.00

Nature-themed story time for kids is held at Garden in the Woods in the Family Activity Area on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, August beginning at 10 a.m. Stories are geared for childr...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 25th 2015
Stone Park

Songs for Ceilidh...

Natick Days

September 12th 2015
Natick Common

This annual family event takes place in Natick Common, Morse Institute Library, Town Hall, and Safety Buildings. Come enjoy games, art, music, and food while supporting local non-profits! (September ...

Applefest

September 18th 2015
Algonquin High School

Three days of community events, including a barbecue, bake-off, parade, street fair, road race, ice cream social, jewelry bazaar, and movie night. Events are held throughout Northborough, including th...

Celebrate Holliston

September 19th 2015
Goodwill Park

The day kicks off with a parade at 9am, followed by Field Day, 10am-4pm, at Goodwill Park. The Harvest Tent will also include an art contest. You'll also find baking contest and pumpkin-decorating co...

Talking Baseball with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Ken Burns

September 19th 2015
Concord Museum

Join Doris Kearns Goodwin, Honorary Curator for "The Art of Baseball," and acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns for a lively conversation about their shared love of baseball, moderated by Jeff Idelson, Pre...

MetroFest: Arts, Music and Food Truck Festival

September 26th 2015
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex

Live music, more than 100 exhibitors, food trucks, and kids activities! The MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s signature event showcases the richness and diversity of the region’s music, arts and culinar...

Civil War Encampment

October 2nd 2015
Framingham Center Common

A 3-day, living history event commemorating 150 years since the end of the Civil War....

Marlborough Heritage Festival

October 2nd 2015
Downtown Marlborough

The Marlborough Heritage Festival is a great family event held every year on Main Street in downtown Marlborough. The purpose of this event is simply to draw the community together for an enjoyable da...

Oktoberfest in Hopedale

October 3rd 2015
Little Red Shop Museum

Oktoberfest in Hopedale has two stages of live music, a beer garden, bratwursts, food vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, contests and an evening German band. ...

Zoo Boo Days

October 24th 2015
Southwick's Zoo

Trick or treat in the zoo. Kids ages 3-12 in costume receive free general admission. Open every day from 10am-5pm...

Annual Holiday Stroll

December 3rd 2015
Downtown Franklin

This special holiday celebration will include a visit from Santa and his elves, live entertainment, food and drink specials, crafts and gift shopping....

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