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Arts & Culture

Exhibition: An American Town in WWI (thru April 30))

04.13.18 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham, MA 01701
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Free FHC members, $5 nonmembers, $2 students

Why do many of us know so little about WWI? Perhaps because America entered the war during its last year? Or is it because few understood shell shock and how to process the horrors of the trenches? While WWII is known for the “greatest generation,” WWI produced the “lost generation.” But WWI is not lost to Framingham. As the centenary of Armistice approaches in November this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play in the first war that engulfed the world. Innovations around flight and technology, the impact of the influenza pandemic, pacifism and suffrage are just some of the threads tying Framingham to WWI. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 1-4pm 

Education & Learning

Learn a Little Latin

03.19.19 at 10:00 AM
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482
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$22/member $30/general admission

A slightly serious, slightly irreverent look at the form of Latin used in botanical nomenclature. We will discuss the wacky ways some plants get their names and how to write them correctly, explore the perils of pronunciation, and learn a few handy dandy words that will help you decipher your garden and bring out your latent Linnaeus. Great for gardeners of all levels! This presentation is hosted by the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America 

Education & Learning

"An American Town in WWI" Curator Tour

03.20.19 at 2:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street, Framingham01701
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Free/FHC member and $5/non-member.

What you see in this exhibit just touches the surface of Curator Stacen Goldman’s research of Framingham in WWI. Join us for an in-depth look at our latest exhibition and a chance to ask the Curator questions. 

Arts & Culture

Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

03.21.19 at 7:00 PM
Concord Museum
200 Lexington Rd, Concord 01742
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Members: free/Non-members: $5

Join the Concord Museum for a conversation with author Jessie Morgan-Owens, as she discusses her book Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement on Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm at the Rasmussen Education Center. Author Jessie Morgan- Owens will talk about the story of Mary Mildred Williams, who was an enslaved girl who looked “white” and whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

Education & Learning

Travel & Taste: Borneo's Big 5

03.21.19 at 7:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members

Come along as we explore the outstanding terrestrial wilderness of Malaysian Borneo including the Big 5, the pygmy elephant, orangutan, proboscis monkey, crocodiles, & rhinoceros hornbill. Often overlooked by nature travelers, Borneo’s forests harbor exceptionally high levels of diversity and endemism, including many rare and unique species. In only a few days it is possible to see proboscis monkeys, orangutans, hornbills, forest elephants, and pit vipers.

 During the talk we will visit Sepilok, home to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Center, then relocate to the jungle and the winding Kinabatangan River, and ending in Danum Valley Conservation Area—43,800 hectares of protected lowland rainforest that is home to an astonishing variety of plants and wildlife, including more than 340 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles, 56 species of amphibians, and 200 species of plants per hectare. Registration recommended by 5pm the day prior. Online registration available. Location-themed dessert and Lecture. Dessert at 7pm, Lecture at 7:30pm.

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Community & Celebrations

Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher

03.21.19 at 8:00 PM
TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street, Natick 01760
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Members: $26/Non-members: $30

As many of you may know, drummer Ted McKenna passed away on 19 January 2019 at the age of 68, of hemorrhage during a routine medical procedure. We were notified that the guitarist Davy Knowles and bassist Gerry McAvoy are committed to continuing the tour as Ted would have wanted. Gerry and Davy welcome Mike Hansen to Band of Friends. Mike is very kindly joining the band on drums for this tour. Mike has shared the stage with a fantastic roster of musicians, and will do both Rory and Ted proud.

Education & Learning

Framingham & the Flu: 1918 Pandemic

03.23.19 at 2:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street, Framingham 01701
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$5/FHC member and $10/non-member.

Presented by Kathy Hursen & Dr. Al DeMaria How did Framingham manage to avoid the catastrophic death rates from the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic? Join us as two public health experts review the measures put in place by the Framingham Health and Tuberculosis Demonstration Project (1916-1923) and how these drastically reduced the incidence of death from the flu locally. 

Education & Learning

Curator’s Talk with Lisa Crossman

03.23.19 at 2:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton 01510
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free with admission

Join Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman for an engaging look at the art of Konstantin Simun in his latest exhibition The Sacred in the Profane. In his work, Simun poses the question “trash or treasure?” when speaking about his sculptures. Explore why Simun asks the viewer to see spiritual images in everyday plastic objects and the connections between iconography and consumer products.

Community & Celebrations

Putting for Patients

03.24.19 at 12:00 PM
Framingham High School - Cafeteria
115 A St, Framingham 01701
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$10 per person ($25 family maximum)

This event supports the Jimmy Fund which raises money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. When you participate or make a gift, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families. At our Putting for Patients event, at Framingham High School in the Cafe, there will be a mini-golf course set up. In addition to face painting, crafts, carnival games, long putt contest, and prizes! The event will March 24th 12-3pm in the cafe at Framingham High School and will $10 per person ($25 family maximum)! Come out for a fun time of mini golf and games! Thank you for your support. Together, we can conquer cancer!

Education & Learning

Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2019

03.26.19 at 6:30 PM
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482
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$340 for members $390 for general admission

This six session course in landscape design is directed to the do-it-yourself home gardener who would like to design their own garden space. Mark Ahronian of Ahronian Landscaping and Design will lead you through all the steps of designing your chosen space, this course also includes two Saturday morning field trips. Each participant will leave the class with a complete design of their own making. Course meets Tuesday evenings, March 26 - April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and two Saturday mornings, April 6 and April 13 10 a.m. -noon.

Nature

178th Annual Meeting of the Worcester County Horticultural Society

03.28.19 at 4:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive, Boylston 01505
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Please join us for the 178th Worcester County Horticultural Society Annual Meeting with speaker Dr. Don Rakow, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University.

Education & Learning

Fruit Trees: Pruning and Care

03.28.19 at 7:00 PM
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482
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$12/member $20/general admission

Stockbridge School of Agriculture Director and Professor of Pomology, Wes Autio, will present a talk on pruning fruit trees in the home landscape and will discuss the physiology of fruiting trees, methods for dwarf-tree pruning, ways to enhance fruit production, and other interesting facts for creating and maintaining a home orchard.

Education & Learning

Space Hero or Nazi Villain? The Life of Wernher von Braun

03.28.19 at 7:00 PM
McCarthy Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Wernher von Braun, who led both the V-2 ballistic missile and Saturn V moon rocket projects, has often been reduced to a stereotype: either as the great pioneer of space or a Nazi villain. From Dr. Neufeld’s research, a much more ambiguous and complex figure emerges, instead.

Education & Learning

The Effects of Climate Change on the Plants and Animals of Thoreau's Concord: Stone Memorial Lecture

03.31.19 at 4:00 PM - TCAN
14 Summer Street, Natick 01760
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Free

A lecture on climate change revolving around the studies of Henry David Thoreau.

 

 

Education & Learning

Artist Talk Series: WebEx with Ann Parker

04.04.19 at 11:30 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

Join us for a lunchtime Skype discussion with Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey artist Ann Parker. Part of a lunchtime series of five talks that includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and with artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via WebEx and in person.

Education & Learning

The 2019 Domna Stanton Lecture: Alondra Nelson

04.04.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites you to the annual Domna Stanton Lecture, given by Alondra Nelson. Alondra Nelson is a professor of sociology at Columbia University, president of the Social Science Research Council, and chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. Her latest book is The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.

Education & Learning

The Jordan Lecture: A Reading and Conversation with Valeria Luiselli

04.04.19 at 5:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Join us for a reading and dialogue with author Valeria Luiselli, whose recent book Tell Me How It Ends chronicles the struggle of Central American minors seeking asylum in the United States. This event is part of an ongoing series at the Newhouse on the topic of borders that asks the question: What is a border and whom does it seek to exclude and contain?

Arts & Culture

MetroWest Student Film Festival (thru April 7)

04.04.19 at 6:00 PM - TCAN
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The first annual MetroWest Student Film Festival, a partnership of the Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, showcases work by students in the MetroWest area ages 14-19. This juried festival will share the work of the finalists--filmmakers and production teams--in TCAN's screening room April 4-7.

Arts & Culture

Carillon: Spring Recital and Open Tower

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

Guest carillonneurs will perform on the Wellesley College carillon. Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931.

Arts & Culture

An Evening of Culture

04.06.19 at 7:00 PM - Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland Street, Natick 01760
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$60.00

This year our Annual Fundraiser will be "An Evening of Culture" and we'll be featuring some amazing cultural talent from our community! Event begins with a cocktail hour from 7-8:00 pm and performances at 8:00 pm. Come be wowed by your community members and their talent while supporting the local arts, culture & downtown businesses, in Natick!

Arts & Culture

Zolotoj Plyos Russian Folk Music Concert

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

A performance by the Russian folk music group Zolotoj Plyos, with musicians Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev, graduates of the Saratov State Conservatory. The group’s repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental pieces from various parts of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas, and also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music, and Jewish music. The members of the ensemble play more than 30 Russian folk instruments, including the bayan, chromatic and diatonic accordions, balalaika, domra, guitar, zhaleika, clarinet, saxophone, various percussion instruments, and Russian bells.

Other

Stroller Tours

04.10.19 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). Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month: April 10: Earth Day; and May 8: Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey.

Community & Celebrations

Carillon: Master Class with Elena Sadina from Mechelen, Belgium

04.10.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931.

Arts & Culture

Inky Fingers: Scholars and Artisans in the Renaissance Printing House

04.10.19 at 5:30 PM
Wellesley College Collins Cinema
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join us for a lecture by Anthony T. Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, the first event in a new lecture series sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Professor Grafton will speak about the Renaissance printing house, a trading zone where scholars and artisans, authors and business people, men and women all worked together in a confined space and each learned from—and complained about—each other. Reception to follow. 

A specialist in the history of early modern Europe, Professor Grafton's work focuses on such diverse topics as the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and their readers, the history of scholarship and education, and the history of science. Professor Grafton has written ten books and served as co-author, editor, co-editor, or translator of nine more. He has received prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989) and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2003).

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Community & Celebrations

Franklin Newcomers and Friends April 10th Monthly Meeting

04.10.19 at 7:30 PM
"3" Restaurant
461 W. Central St, Franklin, MA 02038
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Free

Not just for Newcomers . . . Come join your friends and neighbors at the Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club monthly Meeting. Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, April 10th at 7:30. The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club is a non-profit social and service organization. Our purpose is to extend a welcoming hand to both newcomers and existing residents. Our goal is to promote good fellowship within the community through social and charitable activities.

Arts & Culture

Three Films by Yinka Shonibare

04.11.19 at 5:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Davis proudly presents this rare opportunity to view three of Yinka Shonibare’s films. After an hour-long screening of the three short films, Amah Edoh, assistant professor of African studies at MIT, will join Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin in conversation. Film Screenings: Odile and Odette (2005) | Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) (2004) | Addio del Passato (2011)

Arts & Culture

Three Films by Yinka Shonibare MBE

04.11.19 at 5:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Davis proudly presents this rare opportunity to view three of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s films. After an hour-long screening of the three short films, MIT Assistant Professor of African Studies Amah Edoh will join Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin in conversation.

Education & Learning

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

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

Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners for a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and Student Guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free with advance registration. RSVPs required.

in addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu.

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Nature

Wacky Woodcocks

04.12.19 at 7:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members

Looks like a shorebird, but where's the ocean? These bizarre birds are woodcocks! They look like shorebirds, but are native to the forest. Every spring, woodcocks court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial displays. Watch and listen as they rocket up 300 feet, then call loudly as they zigzag during their dive back towards earth. Come join us as we attempt to view this amazing rite of spring. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Nature

Wild about Reptiles

04.13.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members / $15 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9

Come meet some of the species of reptiles found around Broadmoor. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? What is the difference between a lizard and a snake? Find out for yourself as you meet baby turtles and snakes up close! Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and take a short walk to see more reptiles in the wild. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.

Arts & Culture

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Spring Concert: Catch a Rising Star!

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

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences. This concert will feature the winners of the Brandeis and Wellesley Concerto Competition. Program to include: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Mvt 1), performed by Amy Clark, violin; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, performed by Shira Gersh, horn; and Saint Saëns: Cello Concerto, performed by Yuriko Fukumura, cello.

Recreation & Sports

April Vacation Spring Camp Session

04.15.19 at 8:00 AM
Pilgrim Day Camp
1 Badger Road, Framingham MA 01702
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$60 a day

Just because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Just because we’re learning doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun! Children discover nature through hands-on exploration, active movement, outdoor play, crafts, stories, and songs. Interact and play with kids of various ages and from various towns. At Winter/Spring sessions kids will be able to learn and play inside and outside. Work with one another and learn all while having fun.

Nature

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

04.16.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street Natick 01760
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Child $90.00 Members, $110.00 Non-members, per day

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor during vacation week! 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 hunt for food, sing songs, and build nests. Sign up for single sessions or all four! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Arts & Culture

Artist’s Talk: Tabitha Soren

04.17.19 at 6:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join artist Tabitha Soren and Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, for a conversation sparked by the Davis Museum’s presentation of Soren’s exhibition Surface Tension. Reception to follow in the Davis Lobby.

Arts & Culture

Artist’s Talk: Tabitha Soren

04.17.19 at 6:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Reception to follow in Davis Lobby Join artist Tabitha Soren and Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, for a conversation sparked by the Davis Museum’s presentation of Soren’s exhibition Surface Tension.

Other

Environmental Activism and Power Dynamics in Russia

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

The Russian Area Studies program and the Environmental Studies program present a lecture by Kate Pride Brown, sociologist and assistant professor of sociology at Georgia Tech. Dr. Brown’s recent book, Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization, explores how civil society in Russia has dealt with power on a global stage while under Russia’s authoritarian regime. Her talk, focusing mainly on environmental groups in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, will describe their genesis and development while also probing the power dynamics that unfold when capitalist corporations form partnerships with environmental groups in Russia and beyond.

Education & Learning

Artist Talk Series: Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

04.18.19 at 11:30 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

This series of five talks includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz, Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via WebEx and in person. February 21: WebEx with Ester Hernández March 7: WebEx with Anna Bella Geiger April 4: In person with Ann Parker April 18: In person with Sergio González-Tornero April 25: In person with Liliana Porter

Nature

Earth Day: Gallery Nature Walk

04.20.19 at 2:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Meet in Davis Lobby Take a “nature walk” at the Davis, and join a Student Guide for a drop-in tour celebrating Earth Day, focusing on biodiversity in the Davis Museum permanent collections. This program is generously supported by the Elizabeth Bein Keto ‘48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund.

Food & Drink

Easter Brunch at The VERVE

04.21.19 at 10:00 AM - Crowne Plaza: The Verve-Natick
1360 Worcester street, Natick 01760
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Adults: $54, Children $35, Four & Under Compliment

Annual Easter Brunch at The VERVE. On Sunday, April 21, the talented culinary team at Pantry, the signature restaurant located at The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick, is thrilled to welcome guests to the restaurant in celebration of a spring-inspired Easter brunch with their loved ones. To accompany Pantry’s delicious brunch menu, the restaurant will also open its doors to a very special guest and a fun-filled Big Kid Zone. Children of all ages are welcome to take a break from their meals and say a special "hello" to the Easter Bunny while partaking in activities like face painting, glitter tattoos, and a bouncy house.

Education & Learning

Artist’s Talk: Daniela Rivera: Fragments for a History of Displacement

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

Join Daniela Rivera, Associate Professor of Art at Wellesley College, for a discussion regarding her site-specific installation in the Davis Museum Lobby.

Arts & Culture

Midday Muse: Rebecca Thornblade and Friends: An Afternoon of Romantic Music

04.24.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Each year, the Music Department presents a member of our music performance faculty in a Midday Muse concert, performing with an ensemble of his/her choice. For the 2018–2019 academic year, we will feature Rebecca Thornblade, cello faculty. Thornblade, a grand prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, has had an active and versatile career as a chamber music and orchestral cellist. 

Arts & Culture

Artist Talk Series: In Person with Liliana Porter

04.25.19 at 11:30 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey artist Liliana Porter. Part of a lunchtime series of five talks that includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and with artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via WebEx and in person.

Education & Learning

Artist Talk Series: Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

04.25.19 at 11:30 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

This series of five talks features conversations between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz, Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via Skype, WebEx, and in person. February 21: Skype with Ester Hernández March 7: WebEx with Anna Bella Geiger April 4: In person with Ann Parker April 18: In person with Sergio González-Tornero April 25: In person with Liliana Porter

Arts & Culture

The Arlington International Film Festival

04.26.19 at 7:00 PM
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street, Natick
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The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce three film
events in the town of Natick, the first being an homage to the Indigenous community
of Natick…MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Ken Little. This screening
is in collaboration with the Harvard Native American Studies Department. The film
will screen on April 26, 7 PM in the Lebowitz Hall at The Morse Institute Library,
located at 14 East Central Street, Natick. There will be a panel discussion
following with filmmaker John Little, Shelly Lowe, Director of Harvard Native
American Studies Department, a representative from the Natick Praying Indians, and
Zadi Zouku, a local filmmaker.  

Arts & Culture

Drawing and Design Workshop (2 Days)

04.27.19 at 9:00 AM
Danforth Art School
14 Vernon Street, Framingham
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 This fun and informative introductory class will cover basic drawing and design the first whole day and color concepts, exercises, and making a painting the second whole day.
 Students will explore design principles through art historical references, develop an understanding of color by using and mixing acrylic paints, and create an abstract painting with recognizable subjects in a very colorful composition. 
This primer is a fun and creative way to understand what goes into creating any work of art. 
 

Education & Learning

Drawing and Painting Birds with Barry Van Dusen

04.27.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults $85 Members, $100 Non-Members

This workshop will focus on birds, and the methods artists use to depict them. We’ll start with some basic drawing exercises, followed by a discussion of avian structure and anatomy - exploring ways of seeing, understanding and conveying the bird’s form. 

Nature

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

04.27.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, 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.

Other

Family Day: Día de la familia

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

The Davis welcomes visitors of all ages to participate in programming and activities inspired by Latin American art and culture. Explore hands-on art making activities, join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, story time, a tour of special exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, and performances that will entertain the whole family. Free for all! Generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs

Nature

Earth Week Birding at Broadmoor

04.28.19 at 8:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members, Child $8m/ $

Spring is a great time to watch for birds before all the leaves have emerged. What is going on in the spring with your neighborhood birds? Who is staying and who is going? What bird is making that call or song? Which songs are being used to attract females? Learn more about birds on a guided walk. A great way to get the most out of your spring bird watching. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Food & Drink

Taste of Downtown Framingham

04.28.19 at 12:00 PM
Springdale Barrel Room
102 Clinton Street, Framingham 01702
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$10

Downtown Framingham, Inc. (DFI) invites you to join us for the spectacular 3rd Annual Taste of Downtown Framingham to experience many eclectic samplers under one roof! The event will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 12pm to 3pm @ Springdale Barrel Room (102 Clinton St. Framingham). Full details for the event can be found here: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/taste 

Education & Learning

The Bakwin Lecture: Wangechi Mutu

04.30.19 at 5:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Art Department invites all to the annual Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture. This year’s featured speaker is artist Wangechi Mutu. Perhaps best known for her paintings and sculptures, Mutu’s interdisciplinary art practice addresses issues of gender, race, colonialism, and environmentalism, in both the historical and the contemporary realm. Her work is often associated with the Afrofuturist and feminist movements. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu now lives and works in New York.

Nature

Spring Birding at Mount Auburn

05.03.19 at 7:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members, Child $8m/ $

We will enjoy a peaceful walk in this historic and beautifully landscaped cemetery looking for winter residents, spring migrants and some surprises like possible yellow-bellied sapsucker and red-breasted nuthatch. Instructions and Directions: Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Recreation & Sports

Mural Mile Road Race & Market

05.04.19 at 9:00 AM
Downtown Framingham Common
2 Howard Street, Framingham
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Free

Downtown Framingham, Inc. and the Greater Framingham Running Club (GFRC) are thrilled to invite you to the 3nd Annual Mural Mile Road Race, Kids Dash, and Mural Market on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am to 12 pm. We are bringing the community together to demonstrate art, athleticism, and overall wellness. Race down the Mural Mile or Kids 200 Meter Dash. After the race, get immersed in music, interactive painting, local vendors, yoga and zumba with friends old and new at the Mural Market.

Nature

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

05.04.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, 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.

Arts & Culture

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Tour

05.04.19 at 2:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join a Student Guide for a drop-in tour celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This program is generously supported by the Elizabeth Bein Keto '48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund.

Education & Learning

Stroller Tours

05.08.19 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). Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month: May 8: Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey.

Education & Learning

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

05.10.19 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free but RSVP required

Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners for a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and Student Guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free with advance registration. RSVPs required; in addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu.

Recreation & Sports

FUSC Memorial Day Classic Soccer Tournament

05.24.19 at 5:00 PM - Bowditch Athletic & Cultural Complex
Framingham 01702
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Framingham United Soccer Club will be hosting our 38th annual Memorial Day Classic. This tournament is a two day format which leaves Monday to enjoy the holiday weekend. The Memorial Day Classic is a competitive tournament held each year for teams who have come from all over New England. We are dedicated and strive to showcase top quality play with a strong emphasis on being good sports. We invite you to share in what we know will be a great tournament experience for you and your players this Memorial Day weekend. Our tournament is open to both girl’s and boys’ soccer teams in the following age groups: U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 and U14.

Community & Celebrations

MetroFest 2019

06.15.19 at 11:00 AM
Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex
475 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702
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MetroFest, the MetroWest Visitors Burea's signature event, showcases the richness and diversity of the region's music, arts and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities anticipated to attract 8,000+ visitors.

Education & Learning

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

07.20.19 at 4:00 PM
McCauliffe Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Family friendly activities and formal panel discussion.
 
Event organized and coordinated by the McAuliffe Center and the MetroWest STEM Education Network.

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