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Exhibit: The Art of Baseball (through September)

July 1st 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)

July 1st 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)

July 1st 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 ...

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 ...

Art Night Uncorked (through October 30)

July 23rd 2015
Franklin Art Center

No need to drive to Boston. Come paint with your friends at Franklin Art Center and uncork your creativity. Interested in trying acrylic painting or having a fun night out with your friends? Come ...

Natalya Zahn - Birds, Bees, and Tulip Trees (through 9/12)

August 4th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

For Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Natalya was inspired to return to textile design, a specialty that she honed just out of RISD, while working as a designer for a boutique children’s clothing company. ...

Family Movie Nights (through September 2)

August 19th 2015
Millis Public Library

Free PG or G-rated movies with a super hero theme, every Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Roche Bros. Community Room. Free popcorn and water!...

Wellness Wednesdays (through September2)

August 19th 2015
Millis Public Library

This week's Wellness Wednesday: Nia Movement Nia is a fun movement workout experience for a mix of ages and abilities. It increases body awareness and fitness as well as mind/body integration. Engagi...

Sit 'N Knit (through September 2)

August 20th 2015
Millis Public Library

The Sit 'n Knit is an informal group that meets on Thursday mornings at the Library. All are invited to bring a new or ongoing knitting project or any other small craft project to work on in the comp...

Silver Screen Matinees (through Sept. 25)

August 21st 2015
Millis Public Library

Programs will be held in The Roche Bros. Community Room on Friday afternoons at 1 pm. Program is free. No registration required. ...

Natick Farmers Market (thru Oct. 10)

August 22nd 2015
Natick Common

Thank you to everyone who comes out each weekend to shop at the market. The Natick Farmers Market is the best market around. Our Farmers Market Family has grown. If you have not been yet, please do st...

LEGO ZONE

August 22nd 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow ...

Lake Boon Water Carnival

August 29th 2015
Pine Bluffs Recreation Area

Friday night activities include a music boat featuring the band Itchy Onion and the lighting of the lake, 7:30-11pm. On Saturday, Water Carnival Beach Day starts mid-morning and includes races, games...

KEVA Construction Challenge!

September 2nd 2015
Discovery Museums
Price: 11.50

Build bridges, construct castles and tinker with towers… Test your skills with special challenges as we say farewell to our traveling exhibit, Design! Build! KEVA! We’ll have 15,000 KEVA planks o...

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...

Opening Reception: Themed Exhibit- Inspiration

September 3rd 2015
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the Inspiration Themed Exhibit 2015 on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful pi...

Make a MESS: Kitchen Chemistry

September 5th 2015
Discovery Museums
Price: 11.50

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 substances that squish and slime...

Portfolio Wine Tasting (free event)

September 5th 2015
Julio's Liquors

Featuring the wines of Commonwealth Wine & Spirits, and food from Mandarin Westborough. Celebrate the release of Apothic Dark....

Marlborough Fall Farmers Market (through Nov. 1)

September 6th 2015
Marlborough Farmers Market

Taste, smell, and sample fresh produce and fruits from local farmers. Get a feel for our local home goods and vendors....

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...

Tower Hill Vegetable Garden Tour with Staff Horticulturist Dawn Davies

September 9th 2015
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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

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! ...

TCAN: Matt Schofield

September 10th 2015
TCAN

Ranked as one of the top 10 British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar and Bass, Schofield is regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to come out of the UK. Winner of the...

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....

Pamela Sukhum Artist Exhibition and Reception

September 11th 2015
Dzian Gallery

Two days of events take place to honor artist Pamela Sukhum at DZian Gallery. The Artist Exhibition and Reception will be held Friday, September 11. On Saturday, September 12th,12-2pm, there will be...

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...

Hopedale Day in the Park

September 12th 2015
Draper Park

Juried art show, entertainment, crafts, and food at this annual community event....

Caterpillar Discovery Day on the Farm!

September 12th 2015
Drumlin Farm

Join us for an incredible day of exploration and discovery as renowned biologist Samuel Jaffe visits Drumlin Farm with his amazing “Caterpillar Lab”! Through a combination of photographs, art, ...

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 ...

Polyarts

September 12th 2015
Hopkinton Common

Sponsored by the Polyarts Committee....

Allegro Music School at Natick Days!

September 12th 2015
Natick Common

Come see us perform and learn about our programs! ...

"Celebrating Thoreau: Walden to Wachusett"

September 12th 2015
Walden Pond State Reservation

A weekend celebration of Thoreau's favorite places, centered on MetroWest (the Walden Pond/Concord Area) on Saturday and on Wachusett Mountain on Sunday. On Saturday, start with a guided walk at Wald...

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...

TCAN: The Pousette-Dart Band

September 12th 2015
TCAN

The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became o...

Celebrate Holliston Horse Show

September 13th 2015
Li'l Folk Farm

Spectators and riders are invited for a day at the farm featuring Western and English riding. Food, raffles, professional photographer. This event is part of Celebrate Holliston, taking place at add...

Yoga in the Park at DeCordova

September 13th 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. ...

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 ...

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....

Allegro Music School Open House Sept. 15-Sept. 22

September 15th 2015
Allegro Music School

Our school is a community music school open to people of all ages and backgrounds who seek to discover and develop their musical interest! Join us at our OPEN HOUSE and learn about our programs Plea...

Pay-As-You-Will Admission Days at The Discovery Museums, September 15-20

September 15th 2015
Discovery Museums

Pay $1, pay half price, pay with the first bill you grab out of your wallet--or pay nothing at the Children's Discovery Museum (ages 0-6) and the Science Discovery Museum (all ages). Great fun for th...

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...

TCAN: Billy Cobham: Spectrum 40

September 17th 2015
TCAN

Celebrate the anniversary of Billy Cobham's masterpiece album Spectrum, widely considered the defining album of the jazz-fusion genre. Spectrum is the debut album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobha...

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...

Footloose, the Musical

September 18th 2015
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest
Price: 16.00

The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) is pleased to present Footloose, the musical, on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm at Dennison Memorial Ha...

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...

American Girl & Blackstone Valley Event

September 19th 2015
American Girl

We’re bringing the story of Grace Thomas™, Girl of the Year™ 2015, to life in a very special way—by train! Join us for brunch and an hour-long train ride to explore Blackstone Valley, learn th...

Backyard and Beyond: Listening Walk

September 19th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Explore the Great Hill Conservation and Recreation land adjacent to the Museums campus through sound! We’ll meet at Bessie’s Tent to brainstorm what types of sounds we’ll hear out in the woods, ...

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...

TCAN: Beatlejuice

September 19th 2015
TCAN

The number of Beatle tribute bands is probably countless, but in New England, at least, none come more highly praised, critiqued or recommended as Beatlejuice. For over 17 years Beatlejuice has been t...

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...

30th Annual Ashland Day

September 20th 2015
Stone Park

It's the 30th anniversary of this fun community festival. In addition to entertainment and dozens of booths and lots of food, this year there will be firewrrks, too....

American Girl : Meal & Memories with a Grandparent

September 20th 2015
American Girl

Spend a day making special memories with your granddaughter! 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 Chara...

Backyard and Beyond: Signs of the Season Nature Journals

September 23rd 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Join us on the official first day of Fall to make a nature journal. Journaling is a great way to record your observations about nature in your backyard and beyond! After we’ve made our journals we...

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...

Wayside Inn Oktoberfest

September 25th 2015
Wayside Inn

Featuring seasonal beers, authentic German foods, live acoustic rock music by Steve Spector & Friends. $25 per person advance purchase, $3 per beer. To make reservations: 978-443-1776...

Antje Duvekot

September 25th 2015
TCAN

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia"...

WoofStock 2015

September 26th 2015
Hudson Elks Pavilion

Hosted by Buddy Dog, this day of fun for the whole family includes music, demonstrations, vendors, food, drinks and more! Proceeds benefit Buddy Dog Humane Society. Admission Donation: $7; Dogs and ...

Art on the Green

September 26th 2015
Wood Park

Scenic Wood Park is the perfect place to host an Art on the Green, isn’t it? Just minutes from the many new trendy restaurants downtown Hudson has to offer, Art on the Green will be the perfect way...

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...

Wild Animals in Your Neighborhood with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

September 26th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see native animals up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Handle natural history artifacts as you learn about the birds, reptiles, and m...

Tribute to The Band featuring The THE BAND Band

September 26th 2015
Johnny D’s
Price: 18.00

While iconic roots rock The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the legendary repertoire...

TCAN: Jonathan Edwards

September 26th 2015
TCAN

Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and ...

Backyard and Beyond: Backyard Birding

September 27th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

We’ve been getting lots of visitors to our bird feeders! We’ve seen chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches, cardinals, chipmunks and, of course, squirrels! Join us to make a birdfeeder to br...

9th Annual Fresh Taste

October 1st 2015
Elm Bank

Fresh Taste offers tasty samples of food from all over the region. The event raises money to support the nonprofit Natick VNA in its endeavors to provide home health care to people throughout MetroWes...

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...

Concert: North Sea Gas (dinner optional)

October 2nd 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Authentic Celtic and Scottish folk music. $20 includes 6:30 entry with cash bar. dinner package is $44.95 and includes 3-course meal in the heated outdoor gala tent at historic Wayside Inn. Call for ...

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...

23rd Annual Maynard Community Fest 2015

October 3rd 2015
Downtown Maynard

The 23rd Annual Maynard Community Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, in Memorial Park and throughout Downtown Maynard, MA. This free fest includes free entertainment...

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. ...

A Gala Evening of Art (part of Boston Art Week)

October 3rd 2015
Deluxe Depot Diner

In conjunction with Boston Art Week, Fountain Street Studios Artists combine with Deluxe Depot Diner to present “A Gala Evening of Art” including a pop-up gallery and silent auction featuring orig...

Civil War Dance

October 3rd 2015
Historic Village Hall

Do you like to dance? Come and learn how to dance during the Civil War era, the dances are similar to square dancing. These are very easy to do and will be taught that evening. Come dressed in period ...

TCAN: Kevin Griffin

October 8th 2015
TCAN

Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of ...

TCAN: The Kingston Trio

October 9th 2015
TCAN

In 1957 America was ready for a new style of music. The music that Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, and Dave Guard created took dormant folk music and gave it a comic twist. The music was rooted in American ...

Franklin Downtown Partnership's October Stroll

October 15th 2015
Franklin Town Common

What do crisp, cool days, pumpkin decorating, hot apple cider, and music bring to mind? They all mean it’s Autumn in Franklin. Celebrate the fall season with the Franklin Downtown Partnership and th...

Trip: Discover the Nature of Martha's Vineyard

October 16th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy the best that Martha's Vineyard has to offer with Mass Audubon sanctuary directors Roger Wrubel, Elissa Landre, and Suzan Bellincampi, as we seek the special hidden places that only the locals k...

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...

TCAN: Crystal Bowersox

October 22nd 2015
TCAN

"Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country...her best moments are...subtle, with a hint of twang and fragility." - Chicago Tribune Bowersox has made it her mission to live life...

Old Sturbridge Village Collectors' Forum: A Taste for the Past: Collecting in America

October 24th 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kindred Spirits: A.B. Wells, C. Malcolm Watkins and the Origins of Old Sturbridge Village, the 2015 Collectors' Forum will examine collecting in America, f...

Wayside's 5K4Kids

October 24th 2015
Walsh Middle School

The 6th Annual 5K4Kids will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Walsh Middle School in Framingham. Thanks to our friends and supporters, this event has raised close to $300,000 since 2010...

2015 Collectors' Forum

October 24th 2015
Old Sturbridge Village

Presented in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Kindred Spirits: A.B. Wells, C. Malcolm Watkins and the Origins of Old Sturbridge Village, the 2015 Collectors' Forum will examine collecting in Am...

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...

Holliston Mills Artists Open Studios

October 24th 2015
Holliston Mills

check our facebook page for updates on this annual two-day event. https://www.facebook.com/HollistonMillArtists...

Ashland Half-Marathon

October 31st 2015
Marathon Park

The 4th annual Ashland Half Marathon 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk/Run will begin and end at Marathon Park, which marks the original starting line area for Boston’s marathon for its first 27 years, from...

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...

TCAN: Robert Klein

November 21st 2015
TCAN

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a memb...

TCAN: Robert Klein

November 21st 2015
TCAN

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a memb...

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...

Annual Winter Open Studios

December 5th 2015
Fountain Street Studios

Open Studios, free and open to the public on one day only. Fountain Street Studios is the largest artist group in one building in all of MetroWest!...

TCAN: Larry Carlton

December 11th 2015
TCAN

4-time Grammy Award-winner, smooth jazz guitarist Larry Carlton first gained distinction for the unmistakable and often imitated "sweet" sound he delivered with his Gibson ES-335. He also broke new g...

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