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165 upcoming events.

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...

Exhibit: Kindred Spirits: A.B. Wells, Malcolm Watkins, and the Origins of Old Sturbridge Village (through Jan. 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 ...

Exhibition at MA State House (through July 31)

May 29th 2015
MA State House

Paintings/photographys by Fountain Street Studio Artists Senate Lobby, Third Floor ...

Absence of Color II (through July 18)

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...

Watercolor in the Garden (through July 23)

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...

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...

American Girl: Discover Truly Me: June 11, July 9, August 13

June 11th 2015
American Girl

Truly Me™ encourages girls to express, explore, and discover who they truly are—right now. Bring your girl to this exciting Truly Me event, where she can celebrate her unique self! She can express...

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

June 11th 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...

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 ...

Natick Farmers Market (thru Oct. 10)

June 15th 2015
Natick Common

Fresh Produce...

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. ...

Walking Tour with Horticulture Director Joann Vieira (July 29, Aug. 5)

July 1st 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

July 1: Weeds! July 29: Pollinator-Friendly Plants August 5: Tender Plants in Tough Gardens ...

MWVB Ambassador Workshop Series

July 7th 2015
Special Olympics Massachusetts' Yawkey Sports Training Center

Learn more, see more, do more in our region! Learn about the gems, large and small, that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and make our community life so rich. This workshop, which has been up...

Rain Garden Fundamentals (July 7 and 13)

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...

Natural Connections: Nature Collages

July 7th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

10:00am and 3:00pm Join us for an exploration of the Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land! We will make colorful rubbings of tree bark, leaves, and rocks and turn them into nature collages....

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 7th 2015
Stone Park

Group Therapy will perform....

"Jolly Old British Isles" concert on Chelmsford Common

July 7th 2015
Chelmsford Town Common

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common July 7th with a concert themed on the music of the British Isles. Featuring a se...

Ice Cream and...Frogs

July 7th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 7.00

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a...

Summer Carnival (July 8-11)

July 8th 2015
Framingham State University

CARNIVAL!!! RIDES!!! GAMES!!! *** Runs 6-10 pm Wed. thru Fri. On Saturday runs 1-10 pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring the SUMMER Carnival for families & children, with rides and games. Come...

Architectural Allusions (thru May 1, 2016)

July 8th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

One of deCordova's first themed outdoor exhibitions, Architectural Allusions is an international group exhibition of new commissions, long-term loans, and permanent collection works that explores the ...

Children's Grove Grand Opening

July 8th 2015
Cushing Memorial Park

Music & refreshments following the opening. Rain or shine....

Architectural Allusions Tour

July 8th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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

Special Feature Nights: Cruisin New England Magazine Night

July 9th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

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 ...

Free Fun Fridays!

July 10th 2015
Danforth Museum

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. Today: Danforth Art...

Free Friday Night Fun! & FortNight*

July 10th 2015
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for local food pantries. Sponsored by Mat...

Evening Canoe on the Charles

July 10th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Enjoy a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River, past Medfield State Hospital and up into the Medfield marshes. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the eve...

TCAN: The THE BAND Band

July 10th 2015
TCAN

The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. Boasting the broad versatility of five multi-instrumentalists (Gary Solomon, Jack Kraft, Vinn...

American Girl: Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights

July 11th 2015
American Girl

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a bright new ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon Stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Bright Highlights Set, vibrant ...

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....

Canoeing with Eagles

July 11th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 45.00

Join us in the scenic Monadnock region of New Hampshire for a day canoeing with nesting bald eagles and loons. Watch for adult eagles as they soar and fish and juveniles as they stretch their wings in...

KEVA Construction Challenge: KEVA and Catapults

July 11th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Drop-in 11:00am – 2:00pm Science Discovery Museum Prepare to fortify your fortress and toughen your tower! Today we will be rolling out coat hanger catapults and putting our KEVA creations to the...

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. ...

TCAN: Boston Comics featuring Robbie Printz, Carolyn Plummer, and Jim Whitman

July 11th 2015
TCAN

Stand Up Comedians. Parental discretion is advised. ...

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...

Yoga in the Park at DeCordova; July 12, August 9, & September 13

July 12th 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. ...

Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

July 12th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals to yo...

Amazing Butterflies & Dragonflies

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

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a dragonfly hotspot? What at...

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series: The Roy Scott Big Band

July 12th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Join us for an hour-long Children's Performance followed by two hours of great music with The Roy Scott Big Band. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic! Sunday, July 12 The Roy Scott Big Band 5-7 ...

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...

Oldtown Walking Tours

July 14th 2015
Natick Historical Museum

Get a look into the past via the scenic landscape and extraordinary architecture of South Natick. The tours take about an hour and cover about 1/2 mile.  Experienced walking tour guides will share ...

Watercolors in Nature: Spring/Summer

July 14th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

Let nature inspire you! Explore the use of lines, colors and textures and more. Bring your own painting wish list! As warmer weather approaches we will begin to explore the outdoor world as weather al...

Jazz Concert on Chelmsford Common

July 14th 2015
Chelmsford Town Common

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common July 14th with a concert of jazz and swing standards performed by the Jazz Ensem...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 14th 2015
Stone Park

Lights Out Blues Band AKA Gary Barth Band...

TCAN: Folk Open Mic: Krista Baroni

July 14th 2015
TCAN

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining ...

Tower Hill Vegetable Garden Tour with Staff Horticulturist Dawn Davies

July 15th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

This year's garden highlights hot colors and flavors. Wednesdays, July 15, August 12, September 9, 5pm-6pm...

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 ...

Summertime on the Centre Common: Children's Yoga

July 16th 2015
Edgell Memorial Library

Join us for our third year of summertime fun with family programming ranging from Pumpernickel Puppets to Jojo the Magician! Programs cater to age 8 and under. Snacks will be provided. Rain or shin...

Summertime on the Centre Common: Free Thursday Family Programs

July 16th 2015
Edgell Memorial Library

Join the Framingham History Center for our third year of summertime fun with family programming ranging from Pumpernickel Puppets to Jojo the Magician! Programs cater to age 8 and under. Snacks wil...

Special Feature Nights: Cars of the 50s All Night

July 16th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

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...

American Girl Eiffel Tower Painting Event: July 17, 28, August 8,12

July 17th 2015
American Girl

Get creative on canvas with this extra-special painting event that you and your girl can share! With instructions and tips from local artists, the two of you can each create a one-of-a-kind masterpiec...

Free Fun Fridays!

July 17th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts Today: Tower Hill Botanic Garden...

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....

TCAN: Lez Zeppelin

July 17th 2015
TCAN

Taking the sturdy sex appeal of the original dudes and rotating it to match their own femme vibe, the powerful Lez Zeppelin hits it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation. With m...

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...

American Girl: Meal & Memories with Mom

July 18th 2015
American Girl

It’s time for a girls’ day out—just you and your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice C...

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...

Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

July 19th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals to yo...

Amazing Butterflies & Dragonflies

July 19th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a dragonfly hotspot? What at...

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series: Metrowest Symphony Orchestra

July 19th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Join us for an hour-long children's performance followed by two hours of great music with the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic! Sunday, July 12: Metrowest Sympho...

Special Feature Nights- Annual Car Show

July 19th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Cruzzin Dreams Annual Car Show (Sunday) Rain date Sunday Aug 2nd ...

Fairyborough

July 21st 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Drop-in 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Bessie’s Tent Welcome to Fairyborough – the little city with a big future! Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome homes,...

"Fun Tunes, Fun Times" Concert on Chelmsford Common

July 21st 2015
Chelmsford Town Common

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common July 21st with a concert celebrating the awesome and absurd music of cartoons. ...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

July 21st 2015
Stone Park

Railroad House Band...

Ice Cream and...Fireflies

July 21st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 7.00

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a...

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...

Girls Night Out at Palettes, Natick

July 22nd 2015
Palettes

Have you always wanted to paint? Grab your friends and join us for a private Getaway Girlfriends event at Palettes, Natick. Enjoy a glass of wine, relax and let your creativity flow! We provide pai...

Call to Artists: Themed Exhibit- “Figure/Portrait” 2015

July 23rd 2015
Post Road Art Center
Price: 15.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be hosting the “Figure/Portrait” Themed Exhibit 2015 in August. The submission deadline is Thursday July 30th at 7:00pm. The opening recep...

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...

Special Feature Nights: Motorcycle Night

July 23rd 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Visit Hebert's Candy Mansion every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! ...

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. ...

Free Fun Fridays!

July 24th 2015
Fruitlands Museum

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts Today: Fruitlands, Museum of Russian Icons...

Annie Jr. -- Children's production

July 24th 2015
Hopkinton High School
Price: 10.00

Annie Jr. (July 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by ...

TCAN: Rock Off Main Street

July 24th 2015
TCAN

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage whe...

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...

TCAN: The Left Banke & Ian Lloyd's Stories

July 25th 2015
TCAN

The Left Banke produced two of the most enduring and bittersweet songs of the 1960s - "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina" - which have been covered by everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Alice Coop...

13th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Cruise

July 26th 2015
Holliston Historical Society

Anyone with a car or motorcycle of interest is invited to participate. Free admission for all! Full breakfast and snacks will be available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Holliston Historical So...

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 ...

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series: Times Square

July 26th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Rock out with the Times Square band Sunday, July 26 on the Hopkinton Common from 5-7 p.m. For the kids, drop-in an hour earlier at 4 p.m. for a performance by Barn Babies. Bring a blanket, chairs, and...

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...

Jazz Concert on Chelmsford Common

July 28th 2015
Chelmsford Town Common

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common July 14th with a concert of jazz and swing standards performed by the Jazz Ensem...

TCAN: Folk Open Mic: Chris LaVancher

July 28th 2015
TCAN

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining ...

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 ...

Summertime on the Centre Common: Jojo the Magician

July 30th 2015
Edgell Memorial Library

Join us for our third year of summertime fun with family programming ranging from Pumpernickel Puppets to Jojo the Magician! Programs cater to age 8 and under. Snacks will be provided. Rain or shin...

Special Feature Nights: Full Size Fords Night

July 30th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Visit Hebert's Candy Mansion every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! ...

Shakespeare Under the Stars: The Taming of the Shrew July 30, 31 & Aug. 1

July 30th 2015
Hopkinton Common

The Taming of the Shrew (July 30 – August 1, all shows at 7:30 p.m.) Petruchia and Kent are not your average couple. She’s the driven career woman who’s used to having her orders followed YEST...

Free Fun Fridays!

July 31st 2015
Garden in the Woods

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. Today:Garden in the Woods...

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...

Redcoats and Rebels

August 1st 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

More than 1,000 historic military reenactors and 10,000 spectators will converge on Old Sturbridge Village August 1 and 2 for the Village's 12th annual Redcoats and Rebels----the largest Revolutionary...

TCAN: Mary Fahl

August 1st 2015
TCAN

As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Othe...

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series: Hopkinton Summer Concert Band

August 2nd 2015
Hopkinton Common

Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic to the Hopkinton Common for a performance by the Hopkinton Summer Concert Band on Sunday, Aug. 2 (5-7 p.m.). And for the kids stop in an hour earlier at 4 p.m. fo...

Tower Hill Bonsai Exhibit Tour with Michael Levin

August 4th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

An expert-led tour of the extraordinary collection of ancient bonsai temporarily on loan to Tower Hill....

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 4th 2015
Stone Park

MetroWest Community Band...

TCAN: Folk Open Mic: Ryan Fitzsimmons

August 4th 2015
TCAN

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining ...

Summer Open House at SKINNER Inc.

August 5th 2015
Skinner, Inc.

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house, is thrilled to partner with the MetroWest Visitors Bureau as host of the Summer Open House. Join us for light refreshments and a private preview of Skin...

Summertime on the Centre Common: Stacey Peasley: Children’s Musician

August 6th 2015
Edgell Memorial Library

Join us for our third year of summertime fun with family programming ranging from Pumpernickel Puppets to Jojo the Magician! Programs cater to age 8 and under. Snacks will be provided. Rain or shin...

Special Feature Nights: Corvette Night

August 6th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

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 ...

Free Fun Fridays!

August 7th 2015
Concord Museum

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts Today: Concord Museum...

American Girl Author Tour Meet our Author—Mary Casanova

August 7th 2015
American Girl

Delight your girl with an exciting opportunity to meet Mary Casanova—the author of the new Grace™, Girl of the Year™ 2015 series, and more Girl of the Year books! Stop by the store for this excl...

Thoroughly Modern Millie: Aug. 7, 8, 14, 15

August 7th 2015
Hopedale High School
Price: 20.00

Thoroughly Modern Millie August 7-8 & 14-15 (all shows at 7:30 p.m.) Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City.The winner...

TCAN: Iris DeMent

August 7th 2015
TCAN

DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. She was somewhat of a late bloomer as an artist, writing ...

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...

"Band Favorites" Concert on Chelmsford Common

August 11th 2015
Chelmsford Town Common

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 11th with a concert program entirely planned by band members. The fun i...

Summertime on the Centre Common: Pumpernickel Puppets

August 13th 2015
Historic Village Hall

Join us for our third year of summertime fun with family programming ranging from Pumpernickel Puppets to Jojo the Magician! Programs cater to age 8 and under. Snacks will be provided. Rain or shin...

Special Feature Nights: Street Rod Night

August 13th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

Special Feature Nights: Street Rod Night

August 13th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

TCAN: Opera del West presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

August 14th 2015
TCAN

A Mozart classic based on the comedy of class warfare by Beaumarchais. Will Figaro be able to marry Susanna before his master, the Count, gets his lascivious hands on her? It will take deception, ma...

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...

Special Feature Nights: Custom Cars Night

August 20th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

Free Fun Fridays!

August 21st 2015
Discovery Museums

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts Today: Discovery Museum...

Motorcycle Run

August 22nd 2015
Woodville Rod & Gun Club

Motorcycle Run to Hopkinton, NH. Sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. Start at Woodville Rod & Gun...

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...

Free Family Fun Festivals

August 22nd 2015
Ghiloni Park

Looking for great summer fun for the whole family? Come down on Saturday, August 22 to Ghiloni Park in Marlborough. Family Fun Festivals, hosted by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, are FREE to the p...

Ashland Summer Concert Series

August 25th 2015
Stone Park

Songs for Ceilidh...

Special Feature Nights: Best of the Best Night

August 27th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

Free Fun Fridays!

August 28th 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts Today: Old Sturbridge Village...

Special Feature Nights: Open Cruise Night (No special cars featured)

September 3rd 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

Town-wide Scavenger Hunt

September 7th 2015
Hopkinton Common

This is a week-long event with the fun culminating on September 12. Sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Hopkinton PTA, the Hopkinton Education Foundation, the Hopkinton Girl...

Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival

September 9th 2015
Coolidge Corner Theater
Price: 40.00

After triumphant collaborations on 2008's REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012's THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second instal...

Special Feature Nights: All Cars 2000 and Newer Night

September 10th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Visit Hebert's Candy Mansion every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! ...

Ribbon Cutting and Town Seal Presentation

September 11th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Ribbon Cutting and Town Seal Presentation at Gazebo and Town Hall. Sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee....

TCAN: Black Violin

September 11th 2015
TCAN

It's hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester...

Polyarts

September 12th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Sponsored by the Polyarts Committee....

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 ...

Family Picnic and Fireworks. Picnic

September 12th 2015
Hopkinton High School

At the picnic, show your town spirit by wearing green & white! Fireworks begin at dusk at the football field. (Rain Date is Friday, September 11.) Sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Co...

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Concert,

September 12th 2015
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Before the fireworks at Hopkinton Center for the Arts...

Three Generations of Family & Flora: Tour of Bigelow Nurseries, Northborough, MA

September 13th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

A special behind-the-scenes tour of the garden center, wholesale yards and nursery production areas....

Tercentennial Parade

September 13th 2015
Hopkinton High School

begins at Hopkinton High School at 1:00 p.m., with the reviewing stand located in front of Colella’s Supermarket. At the parade, show your town spirit by wearing green & white! Sponsored by the ...

Special Feature Nights: Big Rig Trucks Night

September 17th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

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...

35th Holliston Historical Society Annual Harvest Fair

September 20th 2015
Holliston Historical Society

This old-fashioned country fair features handcrafted items such as textiles, bags, pottery, jewelry, cards, signs and many more wonderful examples of New England crafts. Artists will display their wor...

Special Feature Nights: Our Last Cruise Night

September 24th 2015
Herbert Candy Mansion

Join us every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting) for our famous car shows! Come on by and see some sweet rides, show off your own wheels, and have some sweet treats! Need to satisfy yo...

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...

2015 Old Sturbridge Village Speaker Series

October 1st 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Michael Bell, author of Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England's Vampires...

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...

TCAN: Quinn Sullivan

October 2nd 2015
TCAN

In 2006, six year-old Quinn made his national television debut on the Ellen Degeneres Show and brought the crowd to its feet with his rendition of The Beatles classic "Twist and Shout". Now, at 16, Qu...

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. ...

Natick Winter Farmers Market

October 17th 2015
Natick Common

Fresh Produce...

2015 Old Sturbridge Village Speaker Series

October 22nd 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

R. Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government...

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...

Arts & Artisans Craft Show for Kids Connect.

November 7th 2015
Morse Institute Library

Several dozen vendors will be featured at the event, with a variety of hand crafted items for your holiday shopping....

2015 Old Sturbridge Village Speaker Series

November 12th 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Robert "Bob" P. Ryan, sportswriter for The Boston Globe...

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....

Holiday Stroll

December 5th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Holiday Stroll offers events all day, extending from downtown Hopkinton to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Sponsored by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, the Hopkinton Public Library and downtown...

23nd Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend – Winter

December 5th 2015
Fountain Street Studios

The art loving public is invited to visit artists in their workspaces as they open their doors for this event. Varied media will be on display including painting, photography, sculpture, prints, water...

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