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The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, New Exhibitions

February 10th 2015
Davis Museum at Wellesley College

THE DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE -- SEVEN EXHIBITIONS OPENING IN FEBRUARY Opening Celebration: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5-8 PM The first U.S. museum retrospective of Iranian master Parviz T...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

La Cage Aux Folles (through May 2)

April 17th 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 20.00

Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to ...

Call to Artists: Themed Exhibit- “Beliefs” 2015

April 23rd 2015
Post Road Art Center
Price: 15.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be hosting the “Beliefs” Themed Exhibit 2015 in May. The submission deadline is Thursday April 30th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will...

Artists in the Garden (Friday 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...

Holly Near and Catie Curtis

April 28th 2015
TCAN
Price: 45.00

Respected around the world for her music and activism, Holly Near's joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Boston Music Award winner Catie Curtis is a veteran o...

Wildflowers of New England presented by New England Wild Flower Society (morning)

April 28th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 170.00

New to the world of native plants? There’s no better way to study native New England flora than in the field. In this class, we will learn to identify New England’s native flora by studying their ...

Watercolors in Nature

April 28th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

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

Wildflowers of New England presented by New England Wild Flower Society (evening)

April 28th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 170.00

New to the world of native plants? There’s no better way to study native New England flora than in the field. In this class, we will learn to identify New England’s native flora by studying their ...

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 ...

Make a MESS: April Showers…

April 30th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum …Bring May flowers! Discover all the ingredients plants need to grow healthy and strong while constructing a mini terrarium out of recycled materials. ...

Artists in the Garden (ArtWeek Boston)

May 1st 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...

Warblers at Mount Auburn

May 1st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

The arrival of warblers is one of the most anticipated events of spring and a guided walk of Mount Auburn is one of the best ways in this area to find them. These colorful songbirds give a fabulous sp...

House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

May 1st 2015
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, Green Hall 237

The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, li...

Season opening: Gardens at Elm Bank

May 1st 2015
Elm Bank

The Gardens at Elm Bank will open with a focus on kids and families. We are located in Metro West and just fifteen miles from downtown Boston. We offer over 16 acres of gardens and historic landscapes...

Meet nationally recognized artist Daniel Del Orfano

May 1st 2015
DZian Gallery

Share a glass of wine with Del Orfano as he discusses his latest artwork in a rare personal appearance. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Daniel and view his masterpieces, including some of ...

First Friday Nights Free! and Meet the Scientists!

May 1st 2015
The Discovery museums

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

Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

May 1st 2015
Houghton Chapel

Michael Ondaatje is the best-selling and award-winning Canadian author of The English Patient, his classic novel, Running in the Family, a childhood memoir, and There’s a Trick With a Knife I’m Le...

Opening: Natick Farmers Market

May 2nd 2015
Natick Common

Fresh vegetables, breads, fish, meats, crafts, and treats, every Saturday until fall....

Nature Photography: The Beauty of Spring

May 2nd 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 40.00

Explore spring habitats around Broadmoor with your camera. Learn to plan and shoot natural scenes with various photo techniques. See how composition techniques, use of natural light and changes in exp...

Bartholomew's Cobble presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 2nd 2015
Bartholomew's Cobble
Price: 46.00

Created by geologic upheavals when the Taconic and Berkshire mountain ranges were formed, this 100-foot-high bedrock outcropping supports roughly 800 species of plants, including rare ferns and wildfl...

Bedtime Stories in the Morning

May 2nd 2015
Concord Museum

Join us for bedtime stories in the morning! Wear your pajamas, have a seat in the special exhibition Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from Children's Literature and listen to stories about going to sleep....

Design! Build! KEVA! Official Opening Day!

May 2nd 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Our traveling exhibit, Design! Build! KEVA! is back! What will you build with 15,000 KEVA planks? Every hardwood maple KEVA plank is the same—no sorting, no glue, no spec...

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 ...

Fungi in the Field presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 2nd 2015
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 34.00

Can you distinguish a bolete from a gilled mushroom? What is a mushroom anyway? While fall is considered fungi season in the Northeast, fungi are seasonally cyclical and different species and types ca...

Frogs, Pollywogs & Fairies...Exploring the Vernal Pool

May 2nd 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Discover some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit Broadmoor's vernal pool. From frogs and tadpoles to fairy shrimp, explore what hides under the water and lives around this seasonal pool. Pre-r...

Kids Rock Series - The Pop Ups

May 2nd 2015
TCAN
Price: 12.00

Join Brooklyn-based kindie band The Pop Ups for their second GRAMMY nominated album, Appetite For Construction. Prepare for an educational romp filled with DIY creativity - featuring Hilarious Pupp...

Spring Artwalk

May 2nd 2015
Downtown Maynard

An evening of Art & Music in downtown Maynard. Visits Art Signals Studio, Legends Comix & Games, ArtSpace Downtown, Look Optical, Maynard Library, the Community School, Gallery Seven, Blue Coy...

Spring ArtWalk

May 2nd 2015
Maynard Business Alliance

The Maynard Business Alliance's 3rd Annual "Spring ArtWalk" will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy an Evening of Art & Music by Area Artists at Maynard Businesses. An Event for the...

2nd Annual Heat It Up! Fundraiser

May 2nd 2015
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center
Price: 100.00

Dinner Around Town 6-9pm: Join a dinner hosted in your neighborhood. Dessert & Dancing @ MBACC: 9 pm—12 midnight Music provided by Jamie Saltman and the Bo Winiker Band. Wine & Beer Cash...

Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert

May 2nd 2015
Jewett Auditorium

Yanvalou's Drum and Dance Ensemble is joined by special guests, including Wellesley Blue Jazz, Wellesley Bluejazz Strings and Combos, Haitian master artists, Yanvalou founders, and alumnae. This even...

Susan Werner - "Last of the Good Straight Girls"

May 2nd 2015
TCAN
Price: 26.00

At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her "Last of the Good Straight Girls" album in its entirety. This was Susan's third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major label....

Salamander Celebration (NEW DATE CHANGE)

May 3rd 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

Join our annual celebration of this shy and beautiful woodland creature and learn about the several special kinds of salamander that live at Garden in the Woods—and perhaps in your own backyard. You...

Taste of Holliston

May 3rd 2015
Holliston Historical Society

Approximately 20 local area restaurants, caterers, and farms will be here offering samples for you to try at this popular annual event. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door if there are a...

"Merry Melodies" Concert - The Tunes of the Toons

May 3rd 2015
Chelmsford Elks Lodge

The Chelmsford Community Band’s Spring concert combines a performance by the Jazz Ensemble with an exhibition by the Concert Band on how classic music has become inextricably linked with the absurd ...

Pushing for Cushing In War and Peace Book Launch

May 3rd 2015
Edgell Memorial Library
Price: 5.00

The Framingham History Center presents: Pushing for Cushing In War and Peace. Come and hear the author discuss his newest work, Pushing for Cushing In War and Peace. A History of Cushing Hospital: ...

Book talk: "Decoding Roger Williams: His Secret Writings about John Eliot"

May 3rd 2015
Eliot Church

The Natick Historical Society, Eliot Church, and Friends of the Bacon Free Library present a talk by co-author J. Stanley Lemons, Professor of History Emeritus at Rhode Island College and Historian of...

Cinephile Sundays: A Touch of Sin

May 3rd 2015
Collins Cinema

A brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China, A Touch of Sin was inspired by the shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period ...

Spring Wildflowers at Macomber Woods

May 4th 2015
Macomber Woods
Price: 46.00

This 57-acre oasis encompasses meadows and upland forest as well as Barton Brook, a rocky, babbling stream that creates beautiful wooded wetlands. Untouched for decades, the site has been reclaimed by...

Natick Volunteer Fair

May 4th 2015
Natick Community-Senior Center

Find your perfect match at the Natick Volunteer Fair! Drop by and find out how YOU can make a difference right here in your community. Opportunities abound for your talents. Come and meet representati...

Watercolors in Nature: Spring/Summer

May 5th 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...

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Free First Wednesday

May 6th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Free admission is for individual visitors only. Free First Wednesday Sculpture Park tours offered at 1 pm. ...

Free First Wednesdays!

May 6th 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. ...

Make a MESS: Say it Ain’t Sew!

May 6th 2015
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Needles and thread, no need to be wary; for working with fabric really isn’t that scary! Find buttons of blue, magenta, and green, and perhaps try your hand at a s...

A Painless Introduction to Fungi presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 6th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 64.00

Fungi might be the most ecologically valuable organisms on our planet. Learn why the members of this diverse group are essential for decomposition and for the growth of most vascular plants. During th...

Gardening for Pollinators presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 6th 2015
Nasami Farm Nursery
Price: 32.00

Native pollinators are essential to native landscapes and to food production. Learn how to identify, attract, and support the bees, birds, and pollinating insects in your own landscape. We’ll begin ...

An Evening with Lama Surya Das

May 6th 2015
First Parish UU of Northborough
Price: 45.00

The program entitled "Renew Your Relationships:Co-meditations for seeing through the illusion of separateness, distraction, and feelings of overwhelm," will be followed by the world premiere book laun...

Spring Carnival 2015

May 7th 2015
Pinefield Shopping Center

CARNIVAL!!! RIDES!!! GAMES!!! *** May 7: 6-10pm; May 8 & 9: noon-10pm; May 10: noon-5pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring the SPRING Carnival for families & children, with rides and games...

Introduction to Vernal Pools presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 7th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 48.00

Now you see them, now you don’t. Vernal pools, which typically disappear in late summer, provide critical habitat for the amphibians that migrate to these wetlands every year. They also support a wi...

Opening Reception: Themed Exhibit- “Beliefs” 2015

May 7th 2015
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the “Beliefs” Themed Exhibit 2015 on Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful pieces...

Slaid Cleaves

May 7th 2015
TCAN
Price: 26.00

Vivid lyrics and music, paired with a strong voice, makes Slaid Cleaves a celebrated songwriter and captivating performer. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated album "Still Fighting the War" s...

Naturalistic Garden Symposium presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 8th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 115.00

“What’s past is prologue.” After decades of landscape design that emphasized form over function, often at the expense of environmental quality, it is now commonplace for our landscapes to refl...

Mother’s Day Papermaking

May 8th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Explore the science of papermaking as you design and create your own Mother’s Day card to share with Mom, Grandmom, or someone special this weekend. ...

Girls, Guns, & Glory

May 8th 2015
TCAN
Price: 20.00

The foursome found inspiration for their new sound from early '50s rock 'n' roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash...

In Concert: Girls Guns and Glory

May 8th 2015
The Center for Arts in Natick

For the past eight years, Boston's rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring (about 200 gigs a year worldwide), the release of four critically...

DULY NOTED COLLABORATIVE WALK

May 9th 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. ...

Women in Baseball

May 9th 2015
Concord Museum

Learn more about the history of women in baseball at “Bloomer Girls, Dolly Vardens, Silver Bullets, and Slaterettes: Women in Baseball,” a lecture by baseball historian and Museum interpreter Jay ...

Estabrook Woods presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 9th 2015
Estabrook Woods
Price: 35.00

Come explore the northwestern reaches of Estabrook Woods, a 1,200-acre woodland where calcareous deposits and recent snow melt nourish locally rare trees and spring wildflowers. Learn about the rich b...

Frogs, Pollywogs & Fairies...Exploring the Vernal Pool

May 9th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Discover some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit Broadmoor's vernal pool. From frogs and tadpoles to fairy shrimp, explore what hides under the water and lives around this seasonal pool. Pre-reg...

Duly Noted

May 9th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join poet Kate Colby and artist Todd Shalom to create a collaborative walking response to deCordova’s surroundings through poetry, sound, and performance techniques. Considering local, colonial, and...

Trace Bundy

May 9th 2015
TCAN
Price: 20.00

Dubbed the "Acoustic Ninja" by his fans, Trace Bundy is a musician that must be seen as well as heard. His use of harmonics, looping and multiple capos, coupled with unique banter and stage presence ...

Explore the Night Sky: Stars and Planets

May 9th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 6.00

Spring is the best time to view Mars and Saturn as they make their closest approach to earth. Learn how to use star charts to discover the wonders of the night sky. With no moon, the sky will be great...

Birds and Breakfast (38th Annual)

May 10th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

Come on your own or with family and friends for guided walks followed by a homemade breakfast at the Nature Center. Guided Bird Walks (90 min) Homemade pancakes and REAL maple syrup from Natick ...

Strivers Running Club for Girls Mother's Day 5K Road Race

May 10th 2015
Natick High School
Price: 25.00

Registration now open for the Strivers Running Club for Girls 2nd Annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 8:30 am at Natick High School. Start the day with a healthy run and ha...

Mother's Day Brunch at American Girl!

May 10th 2015
American Girl
Price: 18.00

A wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch menu has been planned for you! We’re on a mission to help girls celebrate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and special friends—all the really important (and treasured) ...

Mother's Day Brunch!

May 10th 2015
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Price: 34.95

A delicious selection of foods from the breakfast table to omelets, waffles, a carving station, desserts and more! Adults: $34.95 Seniors: $30.95 Children 6-12: $17.95 Children 5 & Under: Fre...

Mother's Day Brunch at the Sheraton Framingham

May 10th 2015
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

THE BREAKFAST TABLE Display of Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries, Sweet Butter, Fruit Preserves, Flavored Cream Cheese Assortment of Fresh Fruit Egg Benedict Florentine Fresh Farm Scrambled Eggs A...

Watercolors in Nature: Spring/Summer

May 12th 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...

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, ARTfull Play: May 13, 27

May 13th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Fill your day with art and play! Engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For families with children ages 2–5. ...

ARTfull PLAY, May 13 and 27

May 13th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

For ages 2–5 with a caregiver. ...

Artists in the Garden

May 15th 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...

Birds of Prey with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

May 15th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Enjoy a unique opportunity to see some feathered friends up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn all about the different birds of prey...

Gardeners' Fair

May 16th 2015
Elm Bank Reservation

This annual fair features Family Garden Programs, fun for kids, food, special lectures, garden tours. Herb Garden tours: 9:00 A.M. and 12 noon Family-oriented workshops : Fairy Houses at 10:00 A....

Designed with Natives presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 16th 2015
Lexington High School Auditorium
Price: 35.00

Come with us as we explore three designed landscapes in Lexington, MA, that were created almost entirely with native plants. We’ll visit a garden at Lexington High School, winner of the Society’s ...

Framingham History Center presents Patron's Party 2015

May 16th 2015
Framingham History Center
Price: 100.00

Join us for an elegant dinner in one of Framingham’s most historic homes in the Salem End neighborhood of town. Built in 1780 by Major Lawson Nurse, a descendant of the families who migrated here fr...

The Left Banke & Ian Lloyd's Stories

May 16th 2015
TCAN
Price: 35.00

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...

Warblers at Mount Auburn

May 17th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

The arrival of warblers is one of the most anticipated events of spring and a guided walk of Mount Auburn is one of the best ways in this area to find them. These colorful songbirds give a fabulous sp...

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 17th 2015
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Price: 44.00

Join us on a spring hike to the summit of Mount Wachusett. The mountain rises more than 2,000 feet above the surrounding forest, and on a clear day, visitors to the summit can see Mount Monadnock to t...

Wild About Amphibians

May 17th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 7.00

Visit "up close and personal" with some of the species of amphibians found around Broadmoor. Learn about our frog and salamander friends and take a short walk to our marsh and vernal pool to see more ...

Spring Beerfest 2015

May 17th 2015
Julio's Liquors

Featuring 20 breweries and 50 different beers...

Watercolors in Nature: Spring/Summer (May 19 and 26)

May 19th 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...

Eco-Gardening presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 19th 2015
Wolbach Farm
Price: 20.00

Learn eco-friendly gardening techniques that will help your garden to thrive. Join us on a tour of the gardens of Wolbach Farm, a beautiful 54-acre greenspace along the Sudbury River. We’ll see rain...

Call to Artists: Themed Exhibit- “Budding Artists” 2015 (for artists 15 and under)

May 21st 2015
Post Road Art Center
Price: 10.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be hosting the “Budding Artists” Themed Exhibit 2015 in June. This exhibit is for artists who are 15 years old or younger. The submission...

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...

Artists in the Garden

May 22nd 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 beauti...

Rock off Main Street!

May 22nd 2015
TCAN
Price: 8.00

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...

Rock off Main Street!

May 22nd 2015
TCAN
Price: 8.00

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...

Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day! Woodland Trail Hunt

May 24th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

All day, outdoors The Discovery Museums Head to our Woodland Trail and put your skills for observation and exploration to the test. Inspired by the popular activity of letterboxing, we’ll provide ...

Math Madness - A Night of Mathematical Games and Puzzles

May 26th 2015
RSM Metrowest

RSM-MetroWest invites families to Math Madness, an evening of enjoyable mathematical games and activities for elementary and middle school children. Math Madness continues a tradition started last y...

Body Wisdom Walk

May 27th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join Kevin Frank for a constructed walk through the Sculpture Park that integrates Rolfing, a movement system created by biochemist Ida P. Rolf that aims to improve bodily alignment by organizing the ...

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...

BODY WISDOM WALK

May 27th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore the human gait in relation to balance, gravity, and space. Join Kevin Frank for a Sculpture Park walk that integrates Rolfing, a movement system for better bodily alignment. ...

Grow Your Own Meadow presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 28th 2015
Nasami Farm Nursery
Price: 32.00

Interested in establishing a meadow or caring for an existing one? Join Kathy Connolly to discuss what a meadow is, the role of native species in a meadow, meadow ecology basics, and steps you can t...

Artists in the Garden

May 29th 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...

Spring Birding Exploration at the Rookery

May 29th 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

What are those huge nests weighing down tall tree tops? This group of great blue herons nests make up a rookery. Most of the time, these beautiful birds are well camouflaged as they wade through wetla...

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...

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...

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 artist Emily Garfield. For ages 16+. RSVP required. ...

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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

29th Annual Hudson Community Fest

June 6th 2015
Downtown Hudson

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

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...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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!...

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....

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. ...

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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