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Exhibit: The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons (through 4/18)

January 23rd 2015
Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition explores the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small-scale icons (approx. 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminat...

Bedtime Stories in the Morning: Jan 31-May 2

January 31st 2015
Concord Museum

Saturdays: January 31, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 2. Join us for bedtime stories in the morning! Wear your pajamas, have a seat in the special exhibition Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from C...

Natick Winter Indoor Farmers Market (through April 11)

February 7th 2015
Common Street Community Church

Fresh vegetables, breads, fish, meats and treats, every Saturday (9am-1pm) through April 11...

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...

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: RECONSTRUCTING SEURAT (through June 7)

February 24th 2015
Davis Museum

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on French Post-Impressionist George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnières (“Bathers at Asnières”), 1884, one of the most fam...

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...

American Girl - Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration - March 7,21 & April 11, 25

March 7th 2015
American Girl
Price: 10.00

Celebrate the sweet world of Grace—our 2015 Girl of the Year! Your girl will get a fun baker’s apron craft to decorate for herself and her doll. Plus, she’ll decorate delicious cookies—just li...

Lecture: "Most Agreeable: Salem’s Eighteenth-Century Country Estates and Gardens"

March 30th 2015
Concord Museum

The Concord Museum is pleased to announce that Dean Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum, will present the 2015 Mary M. Lesneski Memorial Lectur...

Watercolors in Nature

March 31st 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...

A Musical Journey

March 31st 2015
Northborough Senior Center

Chamber Music MetroWest and Northborough Senior Center present "A Musical Journey" with the Cochran-Wrenn Duo. Bonnie Cochran, flute & Bryan Wrenn, guitar Works inspired by travel and cultur...

Wacky Woodcocks

March 31st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Looks like a shorebird, but where's the ocean? These bizarre birds are woodcocks! They look like shorebirds, but are native to the woods at Broadmoor. Every spring, woodcocks court, filling the last h...

Free First Wednesday

April 1st 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Free admission is for individual visitors only; groups of 10+ must reserve space on a different day due to space and staffing limitati...

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Free First Wednesday - April 1 & May 6

April 1st 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. ...

Curator Tour of Walden, revisited at deCordoa Sculpture Park & Museum

April 1st 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Tour the exhibition Walden, revisited with expert David F. Wood, Curator at the Concord Museum and author of An Observant Eye: The Thoreau Collection at the Concord Museum (2006). ...

Celebrate NanoDays!

April 1st 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with Kinetic Sa...

Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

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

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore “her relat...

Women in Modern Iranian Film: "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"

April 1st 2015
Collins Cinema

In partnership with the Cinema and Media Studies program, the Davis presents this series of film screenings dedicated to exploring the groundbreaking achievements of women directors in modern Iranian ...

Green Roofs and Living Walls presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 1st 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 25.00

Living roofs and walls are popping up everywhere, in social media, magazines, and in our cities. What are they? How do they work? Can you have one? Trevor Smith will explain it all: the pros and cons ...

2015 Calderwood Lecture Lecture in Economics: Anne Case

April 2nd 2015
Pendleton Atrium, Wellesley College

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and a professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and t...

2015 Calderwood Lecture Lecture in Economics: Anne Case

April 2nd 2015
Pendleton Atrium, Wellesley College

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and a professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and t...

Opening Reception: Themed Exhibit- “Abstraction” 2015

April 2nd 2015
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the “Abstraction” Themed Exhibit 2015 on Thursday, April 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful ...

Special Concert: CRYSTAL TRIO, HARMONIC GLASS ENSEMBLE

April 2nd 2015
Museum of Russian Icons

Crystal Trio is three Russian master musicians who perform on the Glass Harp, Verrophone and Glass Panflute Bass. They were one of the first professional ensembles to resuscitate the lost art of makin...

Good Friday Service

April 3rd 2015
First Baptist Church of Sudbury

Join us at 10:30am on April 3, 2015 for a Good Friday service at First Baptist Church of Sudbury....

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - Maker Workshop Series

April 4th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Hone in on independent making skills dictated by survival and domestic discourse. Registration required....

Public Tour: Edged in Black

April 4th 2015
Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm Location: Dorothy Johnston Towne Gallery Special exhibition tours are led by a Student Guide and are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basi...

Joe Crookston in Concert

April 4th 2015
Amazing Things Art Center
Price: 20.00

Live Folk Music For info. call: 508 405 2787 Email: info2@amazingthings.org Online: www.amazingthings.org; www.joecrookston.com It's possible you've never heard of him. Trust us ~ You'll be ...

Easter Sunrise Service at Martha Mary Chapel

April 5th 2015
Martha Mary Chapel

Easter Sunrise Service with Berklee String Quartet at Martha Mary Chapel Hosted by First Baptist Church of Sudbury When: April 5, 2015 Time: 7:00am–8:00am...

The Art of the Dance

April 7th 2015
Marlborough Senior Center

Chamber Music MetroWest will present the Cochran-Wrenn Duo at Marlborough Senior Center A multimedia presentation of music inspired by dance for flute and guitar Leisner: Dances in the Madhouse ...

Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

April 7th 2015
Davis Museum

Carlos Ramos, Professor of Spanish, will lead a conversation with visiting artist Francesc Torres about What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, addressing questions of war and social memory. The Davi...

Brain Building in Progress Week! Peep Science Adventures: Making Prints

April 8th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Outside Children’s Discovery Classroom How can we create identical images? Experiment with paint and household objects as we create colorful prints. Try different objects and papers to see what wo...

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, ARTfull Play, April 8, 29 & May 13, 27

April 8th 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. ...

United Way of Tri County 2015 Recognition Breakfast

April 9th 2015
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Price: 50.00

Breakfast and presentations featuring a keynote speaker, the best-selling author of "Breaking Night," Liz Murray. Tickets benefit United Way of Tri County....

WST Presents: The Home Front Women's Voices from The Great War

April 9th 2015
Wellesley College

World premiere. In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. The performance space is reimagined, and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of th...

Napa Valley Wine Dinner

April 10th 2015
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Full dinner featuring wines from Joseph Phelps Vineyards. Call now to reserve your tickets! 978-443-1776. $75, all-inclusive includes surf 'n' turf menu, appetizers, desserts selected especially to pa...

Oldtown Walking Tours (1pm and 3pm)

April 11th 2015
Natick Historical Museum

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

Opera - Scenes of Disguise and Deception

April 11th 2015
Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts
Price: 15.00

April 11 at 7:00PM and April 12 at 2:00PM The Voice Department presents a program of scenes from beloved works of opera including Hansel and Gretel, The Happy Prince, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giov...

Lexington Symphony Presents "European Delights"

April 11th 2015
Lexington High School Auditorium
Price: 50.00

Guest conductor David Hoose leads Lexington Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable musical feast is Mendelssohn’s boisterous “Italian” Sy...

Small Motor and Garden Tool Maintenance presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 12th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 72.00

Have you ever walked into your shed or garage and felt overwhelmed by the many tools in need of maintenance? Don’t be left in the dark this spring—join us for a workshop on the basic techniques ev...

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - ARTfull Explorations - April 12, May 17

April 12th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes inspired by the featured artist of the day. Drop in program for families with children of all ages. 1-3PM ...

Pruning: How, When, Where presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 12th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 48.00

Early spring is an excellent time to prune many woody plants. In this hands-on workshop, participants will work in small groups and receive instruction on how to prune woody plants. Discover ways to e...

Cinephile Sundays : Bamako

April 12th 2015
Collins Cinema

An extraordinary trial is taking place in a residential courtyard in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. African citizens have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the ...

Sybarite5 Free Concert

April 13th 2015
Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a free concert by string quintet Sybarite5. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. Generously spon...

Vernal Pools for Conservation Professionals presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 14th 2015
Garden in the Woods

This professional development workshop is designed for conservation commissioners, agency personnel, and consultants who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of vernal pool ecology and the...

Distinguished Writers Series: Abdoh and Nahai

April 14th 2015
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, Green Hall 237

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:30pm Location: GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge, GRH-235 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran ...

Women in Modern Iranian Film: "Fifi Howls from Happiness"

April 15th 2015
Collins Cinema

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm Location: Collins Cafe In partnership with the Cinema and Media Studies program, the Davis presents this series of film screenings dedicated to exploring the g...

Native Plant Studies Certificate Orientation presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 16th 2015
Garden in the Woods

Join Jessica Pederson, Director of Public Programs for New England Wild Flower Society, and certificate program graduates to learn about the curriculum and structure of the Society’s Certificate in ...

DeCordova 2015 Cronin Lecture at MassArt with sculptor Alyson Shotz

April 16th 2015
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)

Join deCordova friends and family at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, for a free lecture by Cronin lecturer and sculptor Alyson Shotz. Fascinat...

Super MegaFest Comic Con 2015!

April 17th 2015
Royal Plaza Trade Center

Super Megafest is New England’s Super-Fun Multimedia Fanfest Comic Con celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll! We feature incredible celebrity autograph signings and ph...

Film Screening: Poetry in Bronze

April 17th 2015
Collins Cinema

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pm Location: Collins Cinema, Collins Cafe This special screening of Terrance Turner’s new documentary film, Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze will enhance viewers' e...

La Cage Aux Folles

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 ...

American Girl - Adorable Accents: Twists and Braids

April 18th 2015
American Girl
Price: 28.00

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a fun new look! She’ll get a hands-on lesson from our Doll Hair Salon stylists, who will show her how to create three playful styles using our...

American Girl - Meal and Memories with Dad

April 19th 2015
American Girl
Price: 38.00

Share a delightful day out with your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more...

The Six Mile Moment - A multimedia experience for the runners and fans of the 119th running of the Boston Marathon!

April 20th 2015
Downtown Framingham

Live music, food and local shops. Face painting and sign making for kids! Stage and stands at the crossroads of RT. 126 and Rzt 135. Livestream broadcast www.sixmilemoment.com. Join the hype! Foll...

Meet the Scientists!

April 20th 2015
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum What’s it like to be a scientist? Find out in this special program when you talk to real scientists and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed. Discover why they f...

Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

April 21st 2015
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 80.00

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hun...

April Vacation Activities at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

April 22nd 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating from/about nature. Join us for any or all o...

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...

Backyard Builders

April 23rd 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 ...

Spring Dance Repertory

April 23rd 2015
Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts
Price: 20.00

April 23 & 24 at 7:00PM and April 26 at 2:00 PM Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts Walnut Hill School for the Arts, 12 Highland Street, Natick, MA 01760 Walnut Hill School fo...

Artists in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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...

Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos

April 24th 2015
Jewett Auditorium

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30pm Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Mus...

Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

April 24th 2015
Jewett Auditorium

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30pm Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Mus...

Low-Impact Living: Tips for a Greener Yard presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 25th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 48.00

Interested in learning how your garden or yard can better support your low-impact lifestyle? Join Dan Jaffe for a look at how easily you can incorporate sustainable practices into lawn and garden main...

25th Annual Saxonville Open Studios

April 25th 2015
Saxonville Studios

Open Studios, variety of media, fine art, gift items & more. Featuring 3 new artists. FREE, FREE PARKING. 11AM-5PM EACH DAY...

Closing Celebration - Walden, revisited

April 25th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Celebrate the closing of Walden, revisited with an afternoon honoring sustainable practices. Bring your shells, bones, insects, rocks, and artifacts to be identified by experts at our specimen identif...

Brewing Compost Tea presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 26th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 122.00

This class will introduce the novice home gardener to compost tea, an organic alternative for improving soil health and root growth, rectifying nutrient deficiencies, and even reducing pest and diseas...

Vernal Pools are Cool presented by New England Wild Flower Society

April 26th 2015
Garden in the Woods
Price: 14.00

Join us as we explore vernal pools. These mysterious springtime pools often come and go without much notice, but they are an important habitat for many creatures. Come learn why vernal pools are so sp...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 ...

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...

Mount Toby Forest presented by New England Wild Flower Society

May 30th 2015
Mount Toby Forest
Price: 44.00

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

Imaginative Mapping Workshop

May 30th 2015
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

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