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Weekend Agenda: KEVA Construction Challenge Comes to Acton, Waltz to Support 51 Walden

A handful of events to consider before filling in your weekend planner.

Camp Thoreau will host an open house this Saturday, Jan. 18. Courtesy photo
Camp Thoreau will host an open house this Saturday, Jan. 18. Courtesy photo

The weekend is nearly here, and you’ve got no idea what you’re going to do. Well, Patch is coming to the rescue with your best bets for the done-work-outta-here time.

Check out our picks for activities you won’t want to miss this weekend: 

1. Open House at Camp Thoreau
Where/When: Camp Thoreau, 275 Forest Ridge Road, Concord; 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18
Why Go: 
To learn more about the "who, what, when and why" of Summer Camp, but taking a virtual tour of a day in the life of a camper and get all your questions answered. 
Pricing: Free 

2. KEVA Construction Challenge
Where/When: Science Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton; 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 
Why Go: 
Because they'll have 15,000 KEVA planks on hand for guests to build bridges, construct castles and tinker with towers, as well as testing skills with special challenges as part of the "Design! Build! KEVA!" traveling exhibit presented by the Boston Foundation for Architecture and JM Coull Inc.
Pricing: 

3. Waltz Night at 51 Walden
Where/When: 51 Walden St., Concord; 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18
Why Go: 
It's an elegant evening of dancing to waltzes and polkas, featuring music provided by the 51 Walden Waltz Orchestra and dance hosts Julia and Dexter Wang. Plus, proceeds benefit 51 Walden.
Pricing: $45, with cash bar 

4. Trinity Forum: Rev. Kate Layzer on Occupy Boston
Where/When: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St, Concord; 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 
Why Go: 
the Trinity Forum explores witness with the Rev. Kate Layzer, who will speak about her experiences in the Occupy Boston movement from October 2011 through June 2012. 
Pricing: Free 

5. Acton's Master Builder: John S. Hoar
Where/When: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main St, Acton; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 
Why Go: 
Because Acton Historical Society is presenting an illustrated lecture by Anne Forbes on John Hoar, who was Acton's premier local builder from the late 19th- through the early 20th centuries, particularly in the centers of West and South Acton.
Pricing: Free  

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