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Arts & Culture

Special Windows Project: David Teng Olsen (thru Aug. 31)

01.31.18 at 11:00 AM
The Davis Museum
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

This invitational pilot program at the Davis is designed to engage local artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling ground-level windows that articulates the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza. The debut features a commission by David Teng Olsen, Associate Professor of Art at Wellesley College, based on objects in the permanent collections. Curated by rotation among the Davis curatorial staff, the first iteration of the Windows project is organized by Lisa Fischman and will remain in place for one year. 

Presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.

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Arts & Culture

Fragment: A Museum’s Midcentury Legacy (thru June 10)

02.13.18 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Works of art housed in museum collections are often pieces of a larger whole—removed, stripped, chiseled, ripped, and cleaned into presentable and aestheticized objects. This exhibition explores fragments acquired in the mid-20th century, when modern taste and art historical pedagogy combined to require authentic and beautiful objects for museum collections. 

Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator. Exhibit is located in the Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays. Presented with generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund. Image Credit: Gift of Harriet W. Allen (Class of 1924) 1952.9.b Image Caption: Greek, Fragment of Foot, 4th century B.C.E.

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Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India (thru June 10)

02.13.18 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork quilts known as kawandi. 

This exhibition is co-curated by Henry J. Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of African and African Diaspora Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sarah K. Khan, and organized for the Davis Museum by Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin. Presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.

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Artists Take Action! Recent Acquisitions from the Davis (thru June 10)

02.13.18 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

 Featuring works acquired by the Davis over the past ten years, this exhibition explores how artists in the print medium confront the crucial social and political issues of their time. From the exquisite prints of Francisco Goya to the graphic posters of Shepard Fairey, artists use prints to challenge established thought and energize audiences. This selection contextualizes artists historically, while highlighting their shared impulse to protest social injustice and advocate for change—an ambition that remains relevant for artists and collecting institutions today. 

Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Presented with generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

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Intermezzi: The Inventive Fantasies of Max Klinger (thru June 10)

02.13.18 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

German artist Max Klinger (1857-1920) is celebrated for his imaginative print cycles that blend innovative compositions with often fantastical subjects. A recent acquisition by the Davis Museum, the playful plates of Klinger’s Intermezzi cycle, presents the artist’s unique blend of romanticism and symbolism. A master of aquatint and etching, the cycle attests to the artist’s extraordinary facility with intaglio printing. 

Curated by Claire Whitner, assistant director of curatorial affairs/senior curator of collections. This exhibition will be on display until June 10 in the Friends of Art Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays. Image Caption: Max Klinger, Cupid, Death, and the Beyond (Amor, Tod und Jenseits), plate 12 from Intermezzi (Radierung Opus IV), 1881, etching with aquatint on chine collé Image Credit: Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition 2018.7

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Exhibit: "Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900" (thru July 8)

03.02.18 at 11:00 AM - Concord Museum
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Concord Museum's extensive historic clothing collection literally comes out of the closet for this exhibition. "Fresh Goods" is the first exhibition in a year-long Mass Fashion collaborative with eight other cultural organizations (www.massfashion.org).  A whimsical online efature allows visitors to playfully select fans, bags, shoes, and clothing for their ideal 18th- or 19th-century wardrobe.

 

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Exhibition: Hong Hong (thru April 27)

03.22.18 at 9:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Hong Hong's innovative large-scale papermaking processes and ephemeral landscape installations merge traditional techniques with the effects of weather, nature, and other unpredictable factors. The resulting pieces feature sweeping abstract compositions of color and texture, while the scale of the pieces gives them a sculptural presence. An element of performance is essential to her practice as well, where the process of Hong Hong making the work becomes as much a part of the piece as the resulting paper. 

In addition to her exhibition in the Jewett Art Gallery, Hong Hong will lead an intensive, all-day papermaking workshop on Sunday, April 22. In conjunction with the Book Arts Lab, this workshop will introduce attendees to Hong Hong's production techniques, while discussing historic and typical methods of papermaking, alongside the application of contemporary processes and creative intervention. This exhibit will be on display from March 22 until April 27. Image Caption: All the Light in a Vivid Dream Image Credit: Hong Hong

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Workshop: Personal Essays That Get Published (thru April 25)

04.04.18 at 5:00 PM - Downtown Framingham
181 Concord Street
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$129/$119

Do you have stories you want to share with others? A deep-rooted desire to make sense out of your life’s stranger than fiction moments? A dream to get your stories published and paid for but don’t know the steps to make that happen? Please join a small group of enthusiastic writers for this fun, supportive, and useful 4-week writing journey in the City of Framingham’s increasingly cool downtown!

Arts & Culture

Juried Spring Show: "Renewal" (thru May 13)

04.05.18 at 11:00 AM
Jorie Designs Gallery & Gifts
1017 Boston Post Road, Marlborough
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Join us as we celebrate new beginnings through art! Show is juried by Sorin Bica and Carlos Filipe Zamora. Opening reception April 5, 5-8pm.

Show on view Thursday-Sunday, 11am-3pm and by appointment.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: An American Town in World War I (thru April 30)

04.13.18 at 1:00 PM - Framingham History Center
3 Oak Street, Framingham
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Free for FHC members, $5/non-members, $2 students

Why do many of us know so little about WWI and its effect on those who served? While WWII is known for the "greatest generation," WWI produced the "lost generation."  But WWI is not lost to Framingham.  As the centenary of Armistic approaches, this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play: flight and technology, the fly pandemic, pacifism and suffrage.

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Food & Drink

Pop-Up Taproom and Beer Garden (thru April 27)

04.13.18 at 2:00 PM - The Corner Spot
6 Cherry Street, Ashland
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Medfield-based ZeLUS brewing creates beer "with a passion for physical activity and great craft beer." In the two-week popup taproom, ZeLUS will launch its newest beer, Lyte Speed. People can buy full pints, tasting glasses, and merchandise. Food truck, live music, and other events.  Hours vary daily. Check website.

Arts & Culture

Gallery Talk: Kawandi: Patchwork Quilts and Siddi Culture

04.24.18 at 4:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Join Soulful Stitching co-curator Sarah K. Khan and Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin for a gallery talk on the African diasporic Indian art of kawandi, patchwork quilts made from saris. With a focus on how the quilts relate to food, culture, and social justice, Khan will discuss her research and film projects on Siddi culture.

Education & Learning

Learn the Basics To Kick Ass at Social Media

04.25.18 at 9:30 AM
Regus Offices
945 Concord Street, Framingham
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$149.00

Using social media to promote your small business is extremely cost effective – most social media accounts are free or very low cost to use. But what they DON’T tell you is that getting yourself leveraged across the board can be very time consuming. In this Basics Class, we will show you how to get the most bang for your buck on each platform, how to ensure that your brand is properly represented on all the different platforms, and give you some starters on content ideas and how to make your content work double – or triple – duty, saving you time and money. Choose from a morning (9:30 - 12) OR afternoon (2:00 - 4:30) session.

Education & Learning

The Wilson Lecture: Al Gore

04.25.18 at 5:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free and live streamed online

Wellesley is excited to welcome former Vice President Al Gore to campus to deliver this year’s Wilson Lecture. Al Gore currently spends the majority of his time working with the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis, of which he is the chairman. The global leader in the fight to halt climate change, Gore will engage in a wide-ranging, candid conversation with Wellesley College Trustee Sue Wagner ’82 before answering questions from the community. This event will be live streamed on wellesley.edu/live.

The annual Wilson Lecture, which brings internationally influential speakers to Wellesley, is the highlight of Wellesley’s academic calendar and its premier academic lecture.  Al Gore is cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.

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Food & Drink

Treana & Austin Hope Wine Dinner

04.26.18 at 6:00 PM - Wayside Inn
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$75

From lobster to filet, each part of this three-course meal, as well as the cheese reception, is paired with a wine from Treana & Austin Hope Wineries.  Guest speaker Frances Bugbee will provide insight into these gastonomic offerings.  $75 price is all-inclusive. Reservations required: 978-443-1776.

Arts & Culture

Camarim do Artista with Ari Mendes (Artist’s Dressing Room!)

04.26.18 at 7:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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Regular $15, Member $12

The ABR Network/WRSO Brasil Radio is bringing our diversified, culturally rich Brazilian- American heritage closer together through Camarim do Artista, or Artist’s Dressing Room! Leading this project is Ari Mendes, a musician, studio engineer, arranger and producer. Our goal is to discover, develop and promote artistic and cultural talent amongst our community. Guest artists TBA! Happy Hour (6:30-8pm) info coming soon! 

Arts & Culture

ArtWeek Franklin (thru May 6)

04.27.18 at 9:00 AM
Throughout Franklin, MA
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Varies; most events are free

As part of the statewide ArtWeek, the Franklin Cultural Council has planned 50 very special events throughout the town, ranging from a rock-painting art walk to live sketching of dance performances to creating 3d sculptures.  See website for full schedule.

Arts & Culture

ArtWeek Franklin kickoff: A Taste of ArtWeek

04.27.18 at 6:00 PM
Franklin Historical Museum
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free

Kick off Franklin's ArtWeek with a bang and get a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about! An evening of theater, dance, and music performances and tastes of area restaurants.

Arts & Culture

BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

04.27.18 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley 02482
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Free

The Wellesley BlueJazz Ensemble Program includes Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band and BlueJazz combos. Students are immersed in a rich jazz repertoire, from classic to contemporary. Faculty-directed rehearsals encourage the development of fluency in jazz improvisation, and guest artists offer workshops and clinics. The ensembles perform throughout the year on campus and with other colleges groups in the Boston area. This performance will be live streamed on http://wellesley.edu/live

Arts & Culture

The Squeezebox Stompers

04.27.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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Regular $20, Senior 65+ $19, Member $17 ~ Studen

Led by accordionist Rockin’ Ralph Tufo, the Squeezebox Stompers feature musicians who have decades of experience playing the roots and branches of American music. Guitarist Larry Plitt; Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, harmonica, and tin whistle; Andy Solberg, versed in jazz, folk, and blues; Mike Migliozzi on drums is a master of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orlean rhythms; Steve Latanision is a virtuoso on fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. The Stompers keep the dance floor busy with their trademark Louisiana sound.

Other

First Parish in Wayland Rummage Sale

04.28.18 at 9:00 AM
First Parish in Wayland
225 Boston Post Rd., Wayland
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$3-6

At our 75th annual rummage sale, you’ll find top-quality toys, antiques, books and clothing for all ages, furniture, jewelry, linens, kitchenware and housewares, lawn and garden, small appliances and sporting goods. In The Dollar Shop, nothing costs more than a dollar! The Bake Shop will offer coffee and baked goods to enjoy while you shop, plus homemade treats to take home.  Click on "details" for parking info.

Except for several handicap parking spots, parking is NOT available in the church parking lot. Please park in the public parking lot behind the Wayland Town Building. A police officer will help visitors cross the street to the Sale. Our buildings are fully accessible, with ramps to our side entrance and an elevator that provides access to both buildings. (Photo credit: Brad Keyes)

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Community & Celebrations

8th Annual Earth Day Festival

04.28.18 at 11:00 AM - Framingham Centre Common
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free

Featuring 80 environmentally friendly vendors from Framngham and the region, the 8th Annual Framingham Earth Day Festival is themed "LOCAL."  Learn more about this precious planet we call "home."

Arts & Culture

Family Day: Photos and Fragments

04.28.18 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Family Day will be filled with activities for visitors of all ages with inspiration from exhibitions Fragment: A Museum’s Midcentury Legacy and Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, story time, creation of sun prints, photography demo with Wellesley students, a museum tour, and more. 

Generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.

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Arts & Culture

Carillon: Change Ringing Open Tower

04.28.18 at 2:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley 02482
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Free

All guests to the tower are invited to play the bells! Members of the Guild of Carillonneurs are selected through an application process, and they receive weekly lessons, participate in open towers and masterclasses, and travel to other carillons for wider performance opportunities. On campus, the members of the Guild perform solo concerts on the college carillon between classes and for special events in the college community. 

Applications for membership in the Guild are available the first week of classes through the Guild. 

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Food & Drink

2nd Annual Taste of Millis

04.28.18 at 6:30 PM
Encompass Fitness Center
27 Milliston Road, Millis, MA
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$20

The 2nd Annual Taste of Millis includes samples from area restaurants and tastings of wine and beer. Hosted by the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce; a portion of the proceeds benefit Millis Resources Initiatives Team, MERIT.

Arts & Culture

Wellesley College Choral Program: The Baum Memorial Concert

04.28.18 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley 02482
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Free

The highly acclaimed choral program at Wellesley allows students to experience the exhilaration and joy of performing the great choral repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. National and international tours have led them to perform in venues such as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal, and the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. This performance will be live streamed on http://www.wellesley.edu/live

Arts & Culture

Women in World Jazz

04.28.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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Regular $20, Senior $19, Member $17

In this multi-media concert, we celebrate the diversity and power of creativity, presenting vocal and instrumental music from different eras, cultures, and styles. Women in World Jazz presents an educational performance for the whole family featuring an international ensemble of all-female performers showcasing music from around the world, from Cuba’s cha cha to Cape Verde’s Coladeira as well as songs from Israel, Brazil and Japan, mixed in with jazz favorites. 

The ensembles goal is to give the audience a taste of different cultures from around the globe through the expression of music and dance. Women In World Jazz is an international ensemble, bringing together some of the finest world and jazz musicians, each with an extensive performing and teaching background in the New England area. The group recently recorded their first album “A Tribute to women Artists”. The ensemble consists of Tal Shalom-Kobi (bass, accordion), Candida Rose (lead vocalist), Laurie Goldsmith (guitar, bass), Ririka Tokushige (reeds) and Gillian DeLear (drums). 

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Food & Drink

Wegman's Grand Opening

04.29.18 at 6:00 AM
Wegmans Food Market
1245 Worcester Road, Natick (rear of Natick Mall)
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This famed supermarket features 146,500 square feet of products on two floors, including more than 100 seats for in-store cafe dining and two restaurant concepts: Blaue Dalia Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar (opening May 4) and the Burger Bar, plus many food stations of prepared foods to go, of all types.

Open 6am-midnight

Nature

Spring Migrants at Mount Auburn: Early Birds!

04.29.18 at 7:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members

The arrival of warblers is one of the most anticipated events of spring and Mount Auburn is one of the best places in this area to find them and other spring migrants. Come watch and listen for a fabulous spring concert that should not be missed! 

Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email.

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Food & Drink

Taste of Downtown Framingham

04.29.18 at 12:00 PM
Springdale Barrel Room
102 Clinton Street, Framingham
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$10 adult, $15 at the door

Join us to try so many eclectic samplers under one roof. Discover new dishes, learn about the great locals who lead these small busineses, critique and comment on your experience, get the Spring Restaurant Week coupon book, vote on your favorite restaurants.

 

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Nature

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

04.29.18 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Discover some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit Broadmoor's vernal pool. From frogs and tadpoles to fairy shrimp, using hands-on activities, explore and learn what hides under the water and lives around this seasonal pool. A great chance to learn about some of Broadmoor's smaller creatures. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Online registration available.

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Arts & Culture

Walking Tour: Historic Hopedale

04.29.18 at 1:00 PM
Bancroft Memorial Library
78 Hopedale Street, Hopedale
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Free

This tour takes you through the proposed Hopedale Center Local Historic District, beginning at the library. Learn the fascinating history of this unique town and the genesis of its residential buildings and manufacturing heritage.

Arts & Culture

Spring Concert: "Lullaby and Goodnight"

04.29.18 at 2:00 PM
Chelmsford Elks Lodge
300 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Free

The Chelmsford Community Band celebrates the tradition of its annual raffle fundraiser and spring concert this month wiht performances by the jazz ensemble and the concert band. Enjoy music celebrating nighttime, slumber, and waking, and buy raffle tickets for a selection of fun prizes donated by local businesses, crafters, and sections of the band. 

Admission to this concert is free, but the band greatly appreciates donations to help purchase new music and to pay for rehearsal space. Recommended donations are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and seniors. Baked goods and refreshments will be available for an additional donation. The Chelmsford Community Band was founded in 1972 and is a volunteer group of adult musicians who greatly enjoy bringing live music to the greater Chelmsford area. The jazz ensemble first performed in 1998 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Both the concert band and jazz ensemble perform several concerts throughout the year and on Chelmsford Common every summer. Look for them online at www.chelmsfordband.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChelmsfordCommunityBand, on Twitter as @ChelmsfordBand, and on the town common under the stars Tuesday nights at 7pm starting July 3.

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Arts & Culture

Rhythm with Reason

04.29.18 at 7:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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$10 at the door, Early Bird Tickets at rhythmwreas

Rhythm With Reason puts an original meaning to the word open in open mics. It is a platform for a wide variety of creatives to share and express themselves to their community. A calling not just for performers but for visual artists in order to come together for an evening of acceptance and admiration. A night of laughs, networking, collaboration and above all inspiration. Doors open at 7pm for gallery viewing, sign ups, and refreshments. Stage friendly: Singers Poets Comedians Rappers Storytellers Bands Djs Dancers Improv Actors 

Food & Drink

Dine Downtown Restaurant Week (thru May 6)

04.30.18 at 12:00 PM - Downtown Framingham
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Custom discounts, fun specials, live entertainment, mesmerizing art. Try new dishes and check out wonderful specials. Part of ArtWeek.

Education & Learning

Davis Discoveries Spring 2018 Symposium: The Antioch Mosaic

05.02.18 at 2:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

In the 1930s, the city of Antioch—an important capital of the Eastern Roman Empire—was excavated by a consortium of institutions, which subsequently received mosaics for their collections throughout the world. Wellesley’s Antioch mosaic, dated to the 5th century C.E., was installed on campus in 1936 and has since been central to the Wellesley art collection. In 2016, the Davis reinstalled its permanent collections, a project that required the migration of the Antioch mosaic from the museum’s fifth to its second floor, bringing with it a number of structural and conservation challenges. Join us for an afternoon of presentations. Reception to follow.

Food & Drink

Pasta-Making Class

05.02.18 at 6:00 PM
Volturno
1 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA
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$80-$100

Join Volturno's team for a special, hands-on pasta-making class on the first Wednesday of the month. Enjoy bites of delicious antipasti and regional Italian wine pairings as you learn the art of handmade pasta-making. Each class will focus on a different type of pasta and provide guests with their own station to create their very own dish. At the chef's table ($100/person), work alongside Chef Joe Rice, get insider expertise and advisement, and hear a few stories from life in the kitchen. At the adjacent dining room tables ($80/person), take your lesson and put it to action. Tickets are all-inclusive of tax & gratuity and include hands-on pasta-making class, paired wine, and antipasti (and one-on-one interaction with Chef at Chef's Table).

Community & Celebrations

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club

05.02.18 at 7:30 PM
"3" Restaurant
461 West Central Street, Franklin
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Free

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club monthly meeting is open to all. Franklin's Town Administrator Jeff Nutting will be our speaker. He'll update us on what's happening in our town and he'll take our questions. Complimentary hot appetizers and beverages.

Other

Shop Local Mall Street Market (thru May 6)

05.04.18 at 10:00 AM - Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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Modern, everyday shopping meets locally sourced foods, makers, and artisans in this pop-up market within New England's largest enclosed mall.

Arts & Culture

BlueJazz Big Band Spring Concert

05.04.18 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free Admission

Wellesley BlueJazz, Wellesley College’s big band, presents its spring concert, featuring classic and modern interpretations of big-band jazz, including compositions by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and more. BlueJazz features dynamic ensemble playing and spirited improvisations from Wellesley’s talented student musicians. This performance will be live streamed on http://wellesley.edu/live

The Wellesley BlueJazz Ensemble Program includes Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band and BlueJazz combos. Students are immersed in a rich jazz repertoire, from classic to contemporary. Faculty-directed rehearsals encourage the development of fluency in jazz improvisation, and guest artists offer workshops and clinics. The ensembles perform throughout the year on campus and with other college groups in the Boston area. 

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Arts & Culture

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

05.04.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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Regular $20, Senior 65+ $19, member $17, studen

Singer, harp man and three-time Grammy nominee Sugar Ray Norcia’s career kicked into high gear in 1979 when he formed the original Sugar Ray and the Bluetones with guitar giant Ronnie Earl and it has stayed there ever since. Norica has received a total of 22 Blues Music Award Nominations and has appeared on over 60 albums. In 2016, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones released a CD called Seeing Is Believing. Sugar Ray was nominated for an unprecedented seven 2017 Blues Music Awards including Traditional Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year! 

Recreation & Sports

2nd Mural Mile: Downtown Road Race and Kids Dash

05.05.18 at 8:30 AM - Downtown Framingham
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Race down the art-filled Mural Mile or 200-meter dash. After the race, get immersed in live music, interactive painting, local vendors, yoga and zumba, and new friends at the Downtown Common Art Market.  This program of Downtown Framingham Inc is part of ArtWeek. In partnership with Greater Framingham Running Club. Building community while demonstrating art and athleticism.

Recreation & Sports

Paddle to Cedar Swamp Pond

05.05.18 at 9:00 AM
Fruit Street, Hopkinton
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$10 (free to SVT members)

Enjoy this paddle to where the Sudbury River begins. Twist and turn through the narrow stretches of the Sudbury River, leading you to the breathtaking headwaters. For experienced paddlers only. Participants must bring their own boats, proper paddling equipment, and PFDs. 

Arts & Culture

Flowers for Mom: Mixed Media Painting Workshop

05.05.18 at 10:00 AM - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton
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$16

For Mother's Day, paint an orchid still life, using lovely pattern and acrylic paint on canvas board. Students are welcome to come on their own or they can enjoy the class with Mom. All are welcome, ages 6 and up. Registration deadline: April 28

Other

Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour

05.05.18 at 11:00 AM
Wellesley Homes
Begin at any of the 6 featured homes
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$45 advance, $55 at the door

Tour the first floors of six of Wellesley's most exquisite homes. Lite bites and popup boutiques at each home. This year's tour guests will meet the creative forces beind the houses. For ages 19 and up.

Arts & Culture

Spring ArtWalk

05.05.18 at 5:00 PM - Downtown Maynard
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FREE

The Maynard Business Alliance’s 6th Annual “Spring ArtWalk” is an evening of art and music in downtown Maynard!! The MHS Jazz Band will be playing at LOOK Optical, there will be a wine tasting demo at Art’s Specialities, a fashion show at Raspberry Beret, kids art activities and more!  Plein Air artists from ArtSpace Maynard will be dispersed in front of stores creating artwork and there will be live music and local art at participating businesses!!!!

Enter to win a painting by Sam Linnane or a photograph by Julie L’Heureux by participating in the Passport Raffle.

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Food & Drink

Cinco de Mayo Stroll

05.05.18 at 6:00 PM - Downtown Framingham
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$5

Enjoy social games along the route, and no pressure to purchase food and drink at each stop.

  • 6pm: Aztec
  • 7pm: El Mariachi (free appetizers)
  • 8pm: RR6 Kitchen and Bar
  • 9pm: Taqueria Mexico

 

 

 

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Arts & Culture

Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

05.05.18 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform the folkloric music and dance of Africa, as it exists today and throughout the African Diaspora, particularly in Haiti, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Brazil. This performance will be live streamed on wellesley.edu/live

Arts & Culture

Bruce Millard & Friends

05.05.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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$20, senior 65+ $19, member $17, student $10

Since Amazing Things opened in 2005, Millard’s annual shows have been known for their euphoric sense of freedom, juggling unique backing musicians, instruments, styles, and song choices in an Old Time Revue format that highlights his band as much as himself — a bunch of little concerts rolled into one.  The result is music that straddles the line between loose and tight, traditional and modern, original songs and re-imagined covers, the familiar and the unknown. THE BAND: Scott Shetler, Jerome Deupree, John Anderson, and Matt Leavenworth. SPECIAL GUESTS: ANITA SUHANIN, FRANK WILKINS 

Bruce Millard’s resume brings to mind a Reader’s Guide to American Music — he’s appeared with Howard ‘Louie Bluie’ Armstrong in the PBS documentary ‘Sweet Old Song,’ recorded several albums with Jim Kweskin, performed and / or recorded with indie stalwarts Dennis Brennan, Tarbox Ramblers, Gunther Schuller, Tower of Power, and more. His performances rarely acknowledge and freely cross stylistic borders, resulting in appearances at venues as diverse as the New York City Blues Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, the Country Music Hall of Fame and more. 

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Arts & Culture

Stroller Tours - Focus: Making an Impression

05.09.18 at 10:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families open before normal hours. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old). 

Arts & Culture

Thesis and Senior Exhibition 2018 (thru June)

05.11.18 at 10:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Art Department students invite all to join them for the opening of their thesis exhibition, alongside work by all Art Department seniors. The first graduating class able to have a full year in our new Pendleton West studios, and the first group to have a year-long dedicated Senior Studio course, these students have created work in a great variety of media. 

Other

Shop Local Mall Street Market (thru May 13)

05.11.18 at 10:00 AM - Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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Modern, everyday shopping meets locally sourced foods, makers, and artisans in this pop-up market within New England's largest enclosed mall.

Arts & Culture

Arts in Bloom Exhibit & Reception (thru June 14)

05.11.18 at 6:30 PM - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton
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FREE

Please join us at the HCA for our upcoming open juried show. Arts in Bloom is one of our largest exhibits. This year the exhibit is juried by Kate Kostopoulos of the Chase Young Gallery. Stop by early to view one-of-a-kind floral arrangements, inspired by the show and created by the Hopkinton Garden Club. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.  Reception and prize announcements: May 11, 6:30–8pm. 

Arts in Bloom is sponsored by The Remax Collection, Jeannine Coburn, Realtor, and Jennifer French, Realtor

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Arts & Culture

Jazz Jam Fridays with Metrowest Jazz Project

05.11.18 at 7:00 PM - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA
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$5 donation at the door appreciated.

Come listen to the MetroWest Jazz Project every 2nd Friday of the month from September through December at the HCA. Jazz Jam includes performances by the band followed by an open jam session for beginner to experienced musicians. MetroWest Jazz Project is led by vibraphonist Tom Phelan, this group plays an exciting blend of post-bebop acoustic contemporary jazz. Their repertoire ranges from bebop and hard bop to Brazilian and Latin jazz. Band members include, Doug Sondak on reeds, Greg Maniero on bass, and Jack Morash on drums. Free for HCA members.

Community & Celebrations

First Parish Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

05.12.18 at 9:00 AM
First Parish in Framingham
24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701
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$2 admission

The Spring Craft & Vendor Fair includes exhibitors with high quality, original handmade items, artisans and boutique items such as quilting, pottery, glassware, jewelry, soaps & lotions, candies, bakery breads & treats, home décor, holiday items and gifts. The Spring Craft & Vendor Fair is the day before Mother’s Day and so close to many graduations and weddings! A perfect time to shop!

Nature

Gardeners' Fair and Plant Sale

05.12.18 at 9:00 AM - Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street, Route 16
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General: $5 per car, members free

The Gardeners' Fair is an opportunity to find rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs; ready-to-plant herbs and vegetables; and tomato varieties by the dozens. It's also a chance to hear talks by experts, find unique garden tools, garden ornaments and accessories, as well as other gardening necessities and tools.  The Mass Master Gardener Association will host their Ask a Master Gardener booth and offer pH soil testing. 

The New England Unit of the Herb Society garden will have their annual plant sale, and other plant societies will be there with exciting plants for sale.  Mass Hort will also be hosting a Tool Sale (please consider donating your tools and contact education@masshort.org) and the Library will be selling duplicate titles from their collection.

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Education & Learning

Explore Painting (May 12th - June 30th)

05.12.18 at 11:30 AM
Arts Wayland
107 Concord road, Wayland
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$350 for 8 classes

Beginners and advanced artists, learn through experimentation of media and materials. The first class will have stations to try oil, watercolor, acrylic, and tempera. Each class, students will receive individual instruction to aid in achieving customized goals.

Nature

Spring Wildflower Walk

05.12.18 at 1:00 PM
Wolbach Farm
18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury 01776
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SVT Members: free, Non-members: $10

Enjoy a walk on the trail with Neela de Soyza, botanist and instructor at New England Wildflower Society. Get to know spring wildflowers, their habitats, and pollinators. 

Recreation & Sports

STRIVERS Mothers Day 5k

05.13.18 at 8:30 AM - Natick High School
15 West Street
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$30

The STRIVERS Mother’s Day 5K race is a unique event. Start your Mother’s Day off this year with the “gift” of an early morning run with great company! Moms, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends use this race day as a way to restore, refill, and replenish who you are and all that you do for others. Dads, sons, brothers, uncles, boyfriends, come and support those women important in your life.. Welcome spring and stay for a light breakfast and experience the camaraderie of the race environment and your community!

Food & Drink

Mother's Day Brunch at Verve Crowne Plaza

05.13.18 at 10:00 AM
Verve Crowne Plaza
1360 Worcester St, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
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Adults $54, kids $35, under 3 free

Celebrate Mom at our annual Mother's Day Brunch, featuring a delectable buffet brimming with classic and updated takes on all of her brunchy favorites! Reservations: 508-416-1352

Food & Drink

Mother's Day Brunch at Verve Crowne Plaza

05.13.18 at 10:00 AM - Crowne Plaza: The Verve-Natick
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$54 adult, $35 children, under 3 is free

Includes omelet station; carving station; raw seafood bar; cured meats and cheeses; kids bar; hot station with chicken, ravioli, and mussels; as well as griddle, bakery, soups, and desserts. Reservations required: 508-416-1352.

Community & Celebrations

Holliston Food Truck Festival

05.13.18 at 11:00 AM
Holliston Historical Society
547 Washington Street, Holliston 01746
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Come enjoy great food & live music

Arts & Culture

Mother's Day Classical Music Concert

05.13.18 at 3:00 PM
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA 01748
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$15 admission, $10 students/seniors

The Classical Music Series at the HCA presents a Mother's Day Concert with the Reverie duo. Reverie (Kathy Burmeister, harp and Christine Tsen, cello) harmonizes the soulful lyrics of the cello with the angelic voice of the harp. Christine and Kathy perform all styles of classical compositions while adding their own signature interpretations to each.

Education & Learning

Rivers, Views, and Brews

05.14.18 at 5:30 PM
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
81 Morton Street, Framingham 01702
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Do you like rivers? Are you concerned about our water resources? If so, this series is for you! Come have a beer, enjoy thought-provoking discussions, and learn something unexpected and new. 

Light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. 

Education & Learning

Declaring Independence: Then & Now

05.17.18 at 7:00 PM
ArtSpace - Maynard
63 Summer Street, Maynard 01754
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What does the Declaration of Independence mean today, and what did it mean to the citizens at the time it was drafted and debated in their lifetimes? This thought provoking piece seeks to answer this question by integrating a reading of the Declaration of Independence with first person accounts presented by living-history performers. 

Community & Celebrations

Downtown Franklin's Annual Beautfication Day

05.19.18 at 8:00 AM
Downtown Franklin
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Join community members from Franklin and beyond as they come together to enjoy a morning of gardening and sprucing up Franklin's lovely downtown area. 

Community & Celebrations

Medway Pride Day

05.19.18 at 10:00 AM
Medway Middle School
45 Holliston Street, Medway, MA
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Several thousands people annually enjoy this event, with booths that showcase community groups, businesses, services, and activities. Trackless train, bike parade, inflatable bouncy houses.

Community & Celebrations

Celebrate Milford

05.19.18 at 10:00 AM
Milford Town Park
31 Walnut Street, Milford
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Celebrate over 200 years of Milford history with a community party complete with food, drink, and entertainment for all ages. 

Other

Framingham House Tour

05.20.18 at 12:00 PM
Old Academy
16 Vernon Street, Framingham 01701
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$25-$35

The Framingham History Center's 16th Annual House Tour features:

  • a recently restored historic homestead established in 1693 by a family fleeing the Salem witch hysteria
  • a 1798 tavern and family residence built by Lawson Buckminster Sr.
  • a beautifully updated mid-century modern Campanelli ranch
  • a charming Federal period home built in the 1830s
  • an 1871 grand Italianate home and now school listed on the Nationa Register of HIstoric Places

Meet at the Old Academy Building to pick up your map for your self-guided tour.

Nature

Eco-Detective Walk in the Woods

05.20.18 at 2:00 PM
Wolbach Farm
18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury 01776
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SVT Members: free, Non-members: $10

Harvard ecologist Richard Forman will explain how rocks, cliffs, trees, flowers, moss, and wildlife provide fascinating clues about how a landscape was used in the past and also offer hints about how the land will look in the future. 

Arts & Culture

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents: A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro (through 5/31)

05.22.18 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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$20 (General Admission) and $10 (Seniors)

This is a powerful, true story of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country-western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play, by Shirley Lauro, portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn jungle and ends as each leaves a personal token at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 PM $20 general admission | $10 seniors and students To make a reservation call the box office at 781-283-2000 or go to www.wellesleyrepertorytheatre.org.

Other

Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-In (thru Aug. 31)

06.01.18 at 5:00 PM
Minuteman Airfield
302 Boxboro Road, Stow
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Free

Join pilots and fellow car ethusiasts and head to Minute Man Air Field every Thursday night this summer (except July 6). There are featured cars each week, but all cars are welcome. Great food and drink from Nancy's at the Air Field Cafe. Plenty of show parking and public parking.

Join pilots and fellow car enthusiasts and head to Minute Man Air Field every Thursday night this summer (except July 4 week). Featured cars each week, but all cars are welcome. Great food and libations, including wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and dogs from Nancy’s at the Air Field café. Plenty of show parking and separate public parking. Donations to benefit local and international service projects.

 

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Community & Celebrations

Trail Fest '18

06.02.18 at 10:00 AM
Yapp Conservation Land
25 Manchester Drive, Littleton 01460
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In the morning, there will be guided trail walks for all ages. At noon, all will gather for food an festivities. Registraion required. 

Recreation & Sports

MetroWest K9 5K

06.03.18 at 8:00 AM - Hopkinton Outdoor Center/MetroWest YMCA
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$35, $15 youth, free 10 and under

Spend the day enjoying the physical activity, doggy demonstrations, pet-friendly vendors, and lunch with your family. Walk alone or create a team. It's a 5k Trail run--with or without your dog--through scenic wooded trails at the MetroWest YMCA Hopkinton Outdoor Center. This benefits the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) Charities. Learn about their initiatives at www.mvmacharities.org.  

 

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Other

Touch-a-Truck and Food Truck Festival

06.03.18 at 11:00 AM
Hopkinton High School
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$5-$8

Service vehicles, construction vehicles, and hot rods!  Climb up and into these and many more! Also enjoy a train ride, face painting, and food trucks.  A program of Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

Food & Drink

Pasta-Making Class

06.06.18 at 6:00 PM
Volturno
1 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA
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$80-$100

Join Volturno's team for a special, hands-on pasta-making class on the first Wednesday of the month. Enjoy bites of delicious antipasti and regional Italian wine pairings as you learn the art of handmade pasta-making. Each class will focus on a different type of pasta and provide guests with their own station to create their very own dish. At the chef's table ($100/person), work alongside Chef Joe Rice, get insider expertise and advisement, and hear a few stories from life in the kitchen. At the adjacent dining room tables ($80/person), take your lesson and put it to action. Tickets are all-inclusive of tax & gratuity and include hands-on pasta-making class, paired wine, and antipasti (and one-on-one interaction with Chef at Chef's Table).

Community & Celebrations

Franklin Strawberry Stroll

06.08.18 at 5:00 PM
Downtown Franklin
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Free

A celebration of community and all things strawberry related. 

Community & Celebrations

32nd Annual Hudson Community Fest

06.09.18 at 9:00 AM - Downtown Hudson
South Street, Hudson
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The Hudson Fest draws thousands to South Street in downtown Hudson features sidewalk sales, free family entertainment, and dozens of vendors. The event includes a dozen children's activities, both free and for a small fee, and the Hudson Rotary Club's Annual Duck Race.  A program of the Assabet Valley Chamber.

Arts & Culture

SCARE-A-CON New England (thru June 17)

06.15.18 at 9:00 PM - Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701
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$35-$200

The ultimate gathering of horror, sci-fi, paranormal & pop culture enthusiasts! New location for easy access and even more fun! Come meet celebs, cosplay, buy amazing items from our vendors and so much more. If you have a question regarding the convention itself please visit the website or social media sites. Go to this link to get tickets: https://scareacon.ticketleap.com/scne-2018/ 

Nature

Riverfest 2018

06.16.18
Multiple Locations
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Free

In June, the state will celebrate the 17th annual Riverfest, a weekend-long event celebrating the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers. Last years celebration featured 30 events in nine communites. The festivites are free for all to attend and most events are appropriate for all ages. 

Community & Celebrations

5th Annual MetroFest: Arts, Music, and Food Truck Festival

06.16.18 at 11:00 AM - Bowditch Athletic & Cultural Complex
475 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702
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free

This regional festival returns with more than 15 food trucks; live music on two stages; 100 exhibitors, vendors, and artisans; a tastings tent with beer, wine, and hard cider; Kids Town with Touch-A-Truck; and fun throughout the day for all ages, including building 10 playhouses for families of local veterans through Habitat for Humanity.  

Nature

Riverfest Sunset Paddle on the Sudbury

06.16.18 at 6:30 PM
Sudbury River
River Road, Sudbury 01776
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free

Riverfest is an annual celebration of our local rivers. Enjoy a paddle at dusk on a stretch of this wild and scenic river with Susan Crane. Bring your own kayak or canoe. Flotation device required. 

Community & Celebrations

ParkFest

06.23.18 at 9:30 AM - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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$5-$20

This annual campus-wide celebration kicks off with a 5k trail run, followed by a day-long festival for all ages. Enjoy live music and dance performances, adventurous art-making activities inspired by our spring exhibitions (including a giant parachute-painting project), our local artisan market, and food truck.  Please register on our site

Other

Summer Film Series 2018: The Wizard of Oz

06.28.18 at 7:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7m for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. Exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer. 

Arts & Culture

Summer Film Series 2018: "Muppets"

07.12.18 at 7:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7pm for art-making and activities before the screening of Muppets, which starts at dusk (approx. 8:30). Exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.  Screening begins at 8:30pm. 

Other films in the Series: July 26: Mary Poppins (1964) August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Arts & Culture

Annual ArtWalk

07.19.18 at 5:00 PM - Natick Common
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More than 75 artists will be stationed outside local businesses and studios in Natick Center to share their work. Live music, activities, and special food & drink offerings as part of Natick Restaurant Week, too.

Community & Celebrations

Demo Tape Fest

07.21.18 at 12:00 PM
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
81 Morton Street, Framingham 01702
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Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company is thrilled to announce Demo Tape Fest! This all-day outdoor music festival features nine amazing local bands playing throughout the day, and food from Shuck Food Truck.

Nature

Summer Star Watch at Wolbach Farm

07.21.18 at 8:00 PM
Wolbach Farm
18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury 01776
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SVT Members: free, Non-members: $10

The Skylight Astronomical Society of Stow returns to share their technology and knowledge of the night sky. Peer through a variety of telescopes set up in the field. 

Arts & Culture

Summer Film Series 2018: Mary Poppins

07.26.18 at 7:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7pm for art-making and activities before the screening of Mary Pollins, which starts at dusk (approx. 8:30). Exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.  Screening begins at 8:30pm. 

Arts & Culture

Summer Film Series 2018: Beauty and the Beast

08.09.18 at 7:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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FREE admission, popcorn, and beer

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7:00pm for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. Exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets.  Screening begins at 8:30pm. The story and characters you know and love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. 

Food & Drink

6th Annual Spirit of Hudson & Brewfest

08.11.18 at 4:00 PM
Elks Lodge
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA
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$15-$60

Experience tasting over 175 crafted beers, ciders, and malt beverages fro 70+ breweries and enjoy delicious food from the area's finest restaurants.

Community & Celebrations

Franklin Harvest Festival

10.13.18 at 11:00 AM
Downtown Franklin
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When a block party meets a street fair you get Franklin's annual community Harvest Festival

Food & Drink

MetroWest Beer Fest

10.13.18 at 6:00 PM - Ashland VFW
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$25 advance, $35 door, $10 designated driver

Last year's inaugural MetroWest Brew Fest was a smash sellout, so get your tickets early! This is a program of the Ashland Sporting Association.

  • Sample beers, sake, and wine from local craft brewers
  • Food available from local food trucks
  • Live music by the Road Dawgs
  • Cornhole tournament
  • Arm-wrestling exhibition and challenge
  • Raffles and good company

Arts & Culture

Natick Artists Open Studios Weekend (thru Oct. 21)

10.20.18 at 11:00 AM - Natick Common
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Over 70 artists, all members of Natick Artists Open Studios (NAOS) will open their doors throughout the community (downtown Natick and South Natick) during the weekend for the public to meet them, view their work, and enjoy demonstrations and informal conversation.

Recreation & Sports

Ashland Half-Marathon

10.27.18 at 10:00 AM - Marathon Park
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MetroWest's premiere fall road race begins at the original Boston Marathon starting line in Ashland and runs through the picturesque Hopkinton State Park. You can choose to run 13.1 miles, 5 miles or 5k. This is your opportunity to experience a portion of the Boston Marathon's famed course!

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