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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 

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"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. 

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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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