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Exhibit: Ian Hamilton Finlay: Arcadian Revolutionary and Avant-Gardener (June 6-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

This ambitious survey exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer Ian Hamilton Finlay includes over 200 objects including sculptures, prints, and ...

Exhibit - 140th Anniversary Celebration (June 26 - October 25)

June 26th 2014
Alumni House - Framingham State

The exhibit will incorporate student life and fashions, classroom experiences, sports, reunions, alumni achievements, and alumni clubs. A retrospective fashion display, mementos, and scrapbooks will ...

Exhibit: Lesley Dill (June 26-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

A 20-year survey of work by the American artist, the exhibition Lesley Dill features oil pastel drawings, a large-scale metal wall drawing, and bronze and paper sculptures in the Joyce and Edward Lind...

Exhibit: "Language as Inspiration" (June 26-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

On view in the 2nd floor galleries is Language as Inspiration: Works from deCordova’s Permanent Collection. On view May 16-October 13, this selection of works from the Permanent Collection celebrate...

Exhibit: Synergia 2014 (June 26-September 30)

June 26th 2014
River's Edge Arts Alliance

The River's Edge Arts Alliance is very excited to present Synergia 2014: A Moveable Exhibit of Local History, Poetry, Theater and Visual Art. The exhibit will begin at Hudson's Historic Town Hall, and...

Exhibit: Siberia Imagined and Reimagined (September 13 - January 10)

September 13th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. Countless images of Siberia by non-Russian photographers have been publ...

Cityscape Art Exhibit 2014: Call to Artists

September 18th 2014
Post Road Art Center

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a cityscape art show in October. The submission deadline is Thursday, September 25th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will be on Th...

Applefest 2014

September 19th 2014
Algonquin Regional 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...

9th Annual EARTH Bash

September 19th 2014
Southwick's Zoo
Price: 75.00

EARTH Bash will begin with a champagne welcome and a relaxing stroll through Southwick’s Zoo. Jeep tours will also be provided by Imperial Cars. Attendees are also invited to take a free ride on th...

Concord Museum Battle Road Open House

September 20th 2014
Concord Museum

The Concord Museum is open free! Visitors of all ages can participate in activities on the Museum lawn such as face painting, music, and games. NOTE: From 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Battle Road Brewing Com...

Fall Migrants of the Charles River Canoe

September 20th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us for fall bird watching along the Charles! We'll watch for fall migrants and wading birds as we paddle through the beautiful Medfield marshes. Instructions and Directions: Canoes, paddles, ...

Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights

September 20th 2014
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 Bright Highlights Set, vibrant clip...

Kundalini Yoga Fall Festival

September 20th 2014
The Ashram

New England's 17th annual festival, featuring Spirit Voyage Artist Snatam Kaur....

MetroFest: Arts, Music and Food Truck Festival

September 20th 2014
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex

The first-ever regional cultural festival features Food Truck Festival of New England, two stages full of non-stop performances, vendors, kids' area, and more! MetroFest is produced by the MetroWest ...

Dooni Dooni (“dough-knee dough-knee”): Little by Little

September 20th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Join Issa Coulibaly in a hands-on drumming experience inspired by the music of Mali, West Africa. Play authentic djembes, dunun, and caxixi while you learn the rhythms straight from ...

Grand Opening featuring Broadway stars

September 20th 2014
Black Box Theatre

Please join the FRANKLIN PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY as we celebrate our new home and the Grand Opening of THE BLACK BOX. Featuring Broadway guest stars: Tony® Award-winner Beth Leavel and Alexander Gemi...

Lexington Symphony 2014-2015 Season Opener

September 20th 2014
Lexington High School Auditorium
Price: 30.00

Lexington Symphony launches its 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season with a concert featuring the music of renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. As a featured guest for the evening, the Symphony welcome...

Fall Migrants at Great Meadows

September 21st 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

It is migration time! Come tour one of the area's most important bird habitats, Great Meadows. We'll look for migrating songbirds as well as ducks and waders in the pools and marsh wren along the dike...

34th Annual Harvest Fair

September 21st 2014
Holliston Historical Society

Hosted by the Holliston Historical Society, the fair offers antiques, crafts, refreshments, homemade pies, and tours of the Asa Whiting House. ...

New Hampshire, Vermont, & Maine Day

September 21st 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine receive Buy One Get One general admission. Must have a valid ID. Southwick’s Zoo, New England’s largest zoo, offers 200 acres of family fun. View...

Crocodile River Music Family Show & African Drumming Workshop

September 21st 2014
The Center for Arts in Natick
Price: 9.00

Join Crocodile River Music for a unique concert is geared towards younger children, to get them drumming, stomping, dancing, and moving to the sounds of African drums! This promises to be an amazing ...

Wild Writing! for Women

September 23rd 2014
Kamala art and soul
Price: 109.00

Looking for a fun night away from the demands of your everyday life? An opportunity to “let your hair down” with a small group of women and get the stories that burn inside of you onto the page? ...

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! Wild Weaving

September 24th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! Wild Weaving Drop-in 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm Bessie’s Tent Weave in, weave out… Join us as we create unique woven masterpieces inspired by the...

Fall Migrants at Dunback Meadow

September 26th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

It is migration time! Dunback Meadow in Lexington, MA is a great spot to view migrating warblers. Challenge yourself to identify these jewels of bird watching and other fall migrants in their more su...

Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation

September 26th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library
Price: 25.00

This workshop will take place at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society. It is open to teachers, librarians, arc...

Workshop: Old Towns/New Country - The First Years of a New Nation

September 26th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library

The Massachusetts Historical Society workshop is open to teachers, librarians, archivists, members of local historical societies, and all history enthusiasts. The sessions will focus on the period ju...

Oktoberfest at the Wayside Inn

September 26th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Featuring seasonal beers, authentic German food, live rock 'n' roll--from roast port sliders on Gristmill rolls to braised red cabbage with apple....

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

September 27th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the sme...

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! Woodland Trail Hunt

September 27th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Woodland Trail Hunt 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 letterb...

6th Annual Arts in Common

September 27th 2014
Bay State Green

The 6th Annual Arts in Common will be held on September 27, 2014. Arts In Common, a festival created by the Westborough Cultural Council, is a gathering place for artists, performers, and neighbors to...

50th Sudbury Colonial Faire & Muster of Fyfes & Drums

September 27th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 2.00

The Sudbury Ancient Fyfe & Drum Companie is celebrating it's 50th anniversary by hosting the National Muster of Fifes and Drums. About 40 corps are expected, making this the largest assembly of fi...

Autumn Photography: Focus on Colors and Landscapes

September 27th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

As summer comes to a close, we look forward to some of the best landscape photography elements in New England. Fields are full of flowers and colors abound. Prepare for the upcoming season of gorgeous...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

September 28th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

Alastair Moock

September 28th 2014
The Center for Arts in Natick
Price: 10.00

"A Tom Waits for your tots, a Woody Guthrie for your progeny."- The Boston Globe Alastair Moock is a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, three-time NAPPA Gold Award Winner, and now a 2014 Grammy Nom...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

September 28th 2014
The Vin Bin

Experience delicious wines and cheeses while listening to local musicians share their music. Start your holiday shopping early this year! A percentage of purchases from The Vin Bin will benefit the Ri...

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

September 30th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes Drop-in 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm Bessie’s Tent Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses and gnome homes. Using a varie...

Cityscape Art Exhibit 2014: OPENING RECEPTION

October 2nd 2014
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the Cityscape Art Show 2014 on Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful pieces amid...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

October 2nd 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Spend your first Thursday evenings at The Umbrella. Visit artists as they’re creating and explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. Whether you’ve been coming to The Umbrella for years o...

After Work Wine & Chocolate Therapy

October 2nd 2014
Chocolate Therapy
Price: 25.00

Learn everything there is to know about chocolate, how to pair it with fine wine and sample 4 specially-created pairings created with wine from Zoll Cellars Winery in Shrewsbury. Frank Zoll, Chief Win...

First Friday Nights Free!

October 3rd 2014
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 ...

Angels In America, Part II- Perestroika

October 3rd 2014
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 20.00

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30PM. October 5 and 12 at 3:00PM. In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the i...

Fall Foliage Canoe and Breakfast on the Charles

October 4th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 45.00

Start the weekend with a relaxing canoe trip. Watch the morning mist rising off the water as fall colors reflect off the river. Listen to bird songs and watch for turtles and great blue herons as we p...

Make a MESS: Colorful Chemistry

October 4th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Add a drop of this to a dash of that, mix in a little color, and stand back! See how chemical reactions can transform everyday kitchen chemicals into mixtures that bubble, ooze and po...

Oktoberfest in Hopedale

October 4th 2014
Little Red Shop Museum

Welcome to the Award Winning Oktoberfest in Hopedale! On the grounds, streets and parks surrounding the Little Red Shop Museum. Follow us on Facebook and receive up to the minute updates and announc...

Marlborough Heritage Festival

October 5th 2014
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...

Harvest Festival

October 5th 2014
Downtown Franklin

Music, entertainment, food, children's activities, historical museum tours, and over 11 crafters and vendors....

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 5th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

Talk and book signing: "New England Notebook"

October 5th 2014
Morse Institute Library

Author Ted Reinstein is best known around New England as a longtime correspondent for "Chronicle," the equally longtime and celebrated nightly newsmagazine which airs on Boston's ABC affiliate, WCVB-T...

Exhibit: "The Dennison Manufacturing Company 1844-1990" (Oct. 10-Nov. 14)

October 10th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library

Fascinating look at this iconic Framingham-based corporation that "supplied" the world....

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

October 11th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the sme...

LEGO ZONE

October 11th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Drop-in All Day, Science Discovery Museum 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 ...

Fall Colors Photography Workshop

October 11th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 58.00

Join us in the midst of fall colors as we work with exposure, reflections and other techniques to create dramatic effects with fall foliage. A great chance to work with a pro and practice with your wi...

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children

October 11th 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join in all the fun during this special free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing children in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospit...

Fall Migrants at Broadmoor

October 12th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

What is going on in the fall with your neighborhood birds? Who is staying and who is going? What bird is making that call or song? Do the males and females look alike? A great way to get the most out ...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 12th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

October 13th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils,...

Bitty Baby and Me at American Girl

October 14th 2014
American Girl

Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack. $1...

Take Aparts: Throwback Thursday

October 16th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us for a special “Throwback Thursday” edition of our popular Take Aparts program. Curious about what’s inside that old typewriter or record player? Grab a screwd...

Pride & Prejudice

October 17th 2014
Hopkinton Historical Society
Price: 20.00

Enter Stage Left Theater presents the classic tale Pride & Prejudice, adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name by Jane Kendall. Directed by Sandee Buckley and produced by arrangement...

Fall Foliage Canoe and Brunch on the Charles

October 18th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 45.00

Start the weekend with a relaxing canoe trip. Watch the morning mist rising off the water as fall colors reflect off the river. Listen to bird songs and watch for turtles and great blue herons as we p...

113th Annual Harvest Festival

October 18th 2014
First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist

The 113th Harvest Craft Fair is held on the grounds of the historic First Parish of Sudbury in Sudbury Center. The fair attracts a loyal following to shop at the 65 booths of beautifully hand made ar...

Natick Artists Open Studios

October 18th 2014
Natick Common

Now in its 14th year, Natick Artists Open Studios is comprised of over 70 artists who live, work or show in Natick, and guest artists. We are committed to bringing art to the local community by openin...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

October 18th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even be...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week!

October 19th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us as we kick-off this year’s celebration with members of the Central Massachusetts divisio...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

October 19th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even be...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 19th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

ZooBoo Days

October 20th 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Join us at Southwick's Zoo for a week of Halloween themed fun! Children ages 3-12 in costume receice free general admission. Trick or treat through out the zoo and play the ZooBoo stamp game! Some ani...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week! The Sweet Side of Chemistry : Candy !

October 21st 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: ...

Farm to Table Art Exhibit 2014: Call to Artists

October 23rd 2014
Post Road Art Center

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a Farm to Table art show in November. The submission deadline is Thursday, October 30th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will be on...

Meet an Archaeologist!

October 23rd 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn...

Meet an Archaeologist!

October 23rd 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week! The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy!

October 24th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: C...

Totally 80's Costume BAsh

October 24th 2014
The Verve at the Crown Plaza
Price: 40.00

Re-live the fabulous 80's to the MAX at the Totally 80's Costume Bash to benefit the United Way of Tri-County Food Pantries in Framingham, Marlborough and Greater Clinton. Join us Friday, October...

Wayside's 5K4Kids

October 25th 2014
Walsh Middle School
Price: 25.00

Join us for Wayside’s 5th annual 5K4Kids! This year it will be taking place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Walsh Middle School in Framingham! What better way to start your Halloween festivities th...

Creepy Crawlies

October 26th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

It is almost Halloween! How do you hiss without using your mouth? Breathe without lungs or gills? Move if you don't have legs? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters from our wi...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

November 1st 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. *Please note ...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

November 2nd 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. *Please note ...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

November 6th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Spend your first Thursday evenings at The Umbrella. Visit artists as they’re creating and explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. Whether you’ve been coming to The Umbrella for years o...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

November 8th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils,...

Paradise City Arts Festival

November 21st 2014
Royal Plaza Trade Center

This award-winning fair of fine and functional art--named one of the ten best in the country by USA Today--returns to Marlborough for its 20th anniversary year. 175 outstanding American artists and ma...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

December 13th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils,...

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