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Today is June 29, 2016

Southborough, MA 01772

Nearby communities: Southboro

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Local Events, photography, camera club, gallery exhibit
    - This show includes pictures taken by a special interest group (SIG) within the Club called “The Art of the Image”. This group has been meeting for more than two years to develop artistic skills and artistic understanding of photography including the skills of developing a collection of pictures around a theme or a style. Their collections range from roller derbies to birds to flowers, and everything in between.
    Amazing Things Art Center
    160 Hollis Street Framingham MA 01702

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Acton, Boxborough, NARA Park, Free, Family, Concert, music, Westford, Littleton,
    - FREE EVENT

    NARA Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton
    Parking available at upper fields parking lot (75 Quarry Road)
    Free Admission, donations welcome
    Snack bar will be open
    All lawn seating, bring your own chairs/blankets
    Visit: http://www.acton-ma.gov for more information or email recreation@acton-ma.gov
    No rain date
    NARA Park Amphitheater
    25 Ledge Rock Way Acton MA 01720
    Acton Recreation Department recreation@acton-ma.gov
  • | Local Events, photography, camera club, gallery exhibit
    - This show includes pictures taken by a special interest group (SIG) within the Club called “The Art of the Image”. This group has been meeting for more than two years to develop artistic skills and artistic understanding of photography including the skills of developing a collection of pictures around a theme or a style. Their collections range from roller derbies to birds to flowers, and everything in between.
    Amazing Things Art Center
    160 Hollis Street Framingham MA 01702

Friday, July 1st, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
  • | 3:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Acton, Boxborough, NARA Park, Free, Family, Concert, music, Westford, Littleton,
    - ACTON’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
    Saturday, July 2*
    3-10 p.m.
    FREE ADMISSION, DONATIONS ACCEPTED
    Family Fun Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m. Unlimited inflatable/games wristband $10, Train Rides $3
    Free Concert featuring “The Baja Brothers” from 7:00-9:25 p.m. All lawn seating—bring you own chairs/blankets.
    Food Vendors onsite (cash only).
    Fireworks following concert.
    All bags subject to search.
    No alcohol permitted on premises.
    Off-site parking available at Nagog Park Drive-free bus shuttle service to park beginning at 2:30 p.m. This parking site is a walkable distance by taking the 10 min. Town Forest Trail Walk located at the end of Nagog Park Drive. This trail is lighted during the event hours. To save time-avoid the bus line, we encourage guests to use the Town Forest Trail. Handicap parking available at NARA Park.
    *NO RAIN DATE

    NARA Park Amphitheater
    25 Ledge Rock Way Acton MA 01720
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
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  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Special Interest
    - Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation,
     
           

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - To really know a plant, you must understand its family. In this class, we will use both microscopic and field investigation to decipher the clues to familial relationships and classifications of New England’s wild plants. You will learn the basic formulas for plant structure and practice applying them to other families. Bring lunch and a hand lens.

    Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Garden in the Woods
    180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - With its varied wetland habitats, including a pond, a stream, and a bog, Garden in the Woods is an excellent field site for examining shrubs that grow in and around wetlands. You will be introduced to 15-20 New England shrubs as well as a handful of shrubs that grow in higher and drier habitats. Please bring lunch, a hand lens, and a field guide to shrubs, if you have them.
    Garden in the Woods
    180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Thursday & Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Route 9 East Parking Lot, Framingham State University. (Free Shuttle buses to and from the Carnival.) Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Framingham for families & children, with rides and games. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. All Rotary proceeds to benefit local community services. http://www.framinghamrotary.org
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street Framingham MA 01702

Friday, July 8th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Join the author of Grasses of the Northeast to explore grasses. Using dried specimens and microscope displays, we will study the characteristics of 10 tribes and over 40 genera of common grasses. The first day will be devoted to lecture and specimen examination. On the second day, we’ll venture into the field, where you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills. Bring a hand lens and Grasses of the Northeast.

    Friday, July 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday July 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Garden in the Woods
    180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Kids, bird, animal, wildlife, night, outdoors, walk, ice cream, nature, family
    - What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a "bat detector" to find our local bats.

    Frogs: July 8
    Fireflies: July 22
    Bats: August 5

    Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Blues, Rock
    - Grammy Nominee JON BUTCHER AXIS continues to explore and redefine his artistic vison into a powerful and dynamic “Experience Hendrix” show - find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097

    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Comedy
    - Veteran Boston stand-up comedian LENNY CLARKE performs with Dan Crohn and Chris D for a night comedic genius at The Center for Arts in Natick - find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097

    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Thursday & Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Route 9 East Parking Lot, Framingham State University. (Free Shuttle buses to and from the Carnival.) Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Framingham for families & children, with rides and games. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. All Rotary proceeds to benefit local community services. http://www.framinghamrotary.org
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street Framingham MA 01702

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Bogs are really cool places with really cool plants. We’ll meet plants whose fruits are used for jams, jellies, and pies; learn about a plant used by the Chippewa people as a remedy for “craziness”; and see a plant that eats insects. Come along and learn how to identify some of these plants and hear fun and interesting stories about them.

    This program is part of our “Family Hikes” series. Are you looking for a Saturday morning family adventure? Join us for a guided nature walk. Our naturalists will lead you on short walks pointing out interesting plants, rocks, insects, and wildlife and illustrating how everything in nature is connected. Preregistration and payment is required for each adult and child (children under two admitted free of charge).
    Acton Arboretum Bog
    Taylor Road Acton Ma 01720 MA 01720
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
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  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Thursday & Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Route 9 East Parking Lot, Framingham State University. (Free Shuttle buses to and from the Carnival.) Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Framingham for families & children, with rides and games. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. All Rotary proceeds to benefit local community services. http://www.framinghamrotary.org
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street Framingham MA 01702

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Kids, family, insect, butterflies, dragonflies, butterfly, dragonfly, animal, wildlife
    - Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures!Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, insect, butterflies, dragonflies, butterfly, dragonfly, animal, wildlife
    - Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a great place to see these animals? What attracts butterflies? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor’s hotspots. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • Danforth Museum
    123 Union Avenue Framingham MA 01702
    Danforth Museum - Robin DeBlosi 5086200050ext14 rdeblosi@danforthart.org
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Thursday & Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Route 9 East Parking Lot, Framingham State University. (Free Shuttle buses to and from the Carnival.) Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Framingham for families & children, with rides and games. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. All Rotary proceeds to benefit local community services. http://www.framinghamrotary.org
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street Framingham MA 01702

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. Bring a bag lunch.

    Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Garden in the Woods
    180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adults, creative, seniors, watercolors, painting, art, nature, explore, class
    - Let nature inspire you! Bring your own painting wish list! We will explore the wonders of nature in spring and summer. If weather allows, we will explore the outdoor world at Broadmoor. All levels welcome. Relax, enjoy and create!

    This is an ongoing series. Students may join at any time during the year.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Additional information, including a supply list and new student questionnaire are included in a link in the confirmation email.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
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  • - Meetings are confidential, free, open to the public and held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:30am to 12 noon. Respite care during the daytime groups is available free with advance notice.

    Evening group the fourth Monday every month from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

    Call us at 508-655-3344, ext. 3999, to learn more and/or reserve a space.





    Whitney Place
    3 Vision Drive Natick MA 01760
    Whitney Place 5086553344ext3999

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           

Friday, July 15th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Acton, Boxborough, NARA Park, Free, Family, Concert, music, Westford, Littleton,
    - TICKETED EVENT

    NARA Park Amphitheater, 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton
    This is a ticketed event.
    Save money and purchase in advance online at http://www.acton-ma.gov/register" target="_blank">http://www.acton-ma.gov/register Tickets can be purchased at the gate by cash, check or credit card.
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Parking available at upper fields parking lot (75 Quarry Road)
    Food, beer and wine available for purchase (CASH SALES ONLY FOR FOOD). No large cooler permitted.
    Outdoor venue: All lawn seating, bring your own chairs/blankets
    All bags subject to search.
    *NO RAIN DATE

    Visit: http://www.acton-ma.gov for more information or email recreation@acton-ma.gov
    No rain date

    NARA Park Amphitheater
    25 Ledge Rock Way Acton MA 01720
    Acton Recreation Department recreation@acton-ma.gov
  • - George Ogata, Music Director and Conductor - 20th Anniversary

    Free and open to the public.

    Wheelchair accessible
    Kresge Auditorium, MIT
    48 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
    MIT Professional Education 781.245.1790
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Saturday, July 16th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 3:30pm | Local Events
    - Beautiful and flowerless, ferns are among the most ancient plants in the world. Learn to distinguish among the most common ferns of New England through lecture, microscopic examination of fresh plant material, and field study. By the end of class, you will be familiar with most of the ferns you encounter in the woods. Bring lunch and a hand lens if you have one.
    Garden in the Woods
    180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701
    Lana Reed 5088777630ext3303 lreed@newenglandwild.org
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Pastel, gallery, Visual Artist
    - Susan Ellis is a pastel artist working in the style of realism infused with colorist inclinations, primarily focused on still life and figure. The pastel medium especially entrances her because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers. She paints with soft pastels on sanded paper. Having been painting with pastels for over 20 years. Ellis exhibits both locally and nationally is currently a member of numerous pastel societies including the Pastel Society of America. She has had the opportunity to study with many inspirational teachers from Virginia, California and New England. She resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband while her three adult children live in New York City and Washington, D.C.
     
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Kids, family, insect, butterflies, dragonflies, butterfly, dragonfly, animal, wildlife
    - Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures!Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, insect, butterflies, dragonflies, butterfly, dragonfly, animal, wildlife
    - Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a great place to see these animals? What attracts butterflies? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor’s hotspots. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, canoe, paddle, birding, animals, wildlife, watching, morning, summer, bird, river
    - Join us for a leisurely morning canoe along the Charles. Listen to bird songs and watch for great blue herons, turtles and dragonflies as we paddle during the quiet morning hours.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.
    Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email.Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
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