Friday, September 7, 2012
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend and stay close to home.
Beach Concert and BBQ When/Where: Friday at 5 p.m. at Wayland Town Beach, 27 Parkland Drive, Wayland. The Buzz: This annual Wayland Children and Parents Association event was rescheduled from the spring due to weather. That means you have a second chance to head to the beach for an evening of food, music and general good times. Price: WCPA members, free; non-members, $10 ($30/family maximum) Bike Tour of Sudbury Valley Trustees Conservation Land When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. The tour will begin at Wolbach Farm (18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury). The Buzz: This is a casual bike tour consisting of a 15-20 mile ride to Sudbury Valley Trustee conservation lands in Sudbury and Wayland. At each location, participants will take short guided walks. The …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Just a few ideas for getting out and about this weekend.
Free Fun Fridays at the Discover Museums When/Where: Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Discovery Museums, 177 Main St, Acton. Why Go: You already know that the Discovery Museums are great fun for kids and adults alike, so why not take advantage of the Highland Street Foundation's sponsorship program that provides free admission to five cultural centers each Friday through the summer? Price: Free Arts/Wayland at Walden When/Where: Ends Friday at the Tsongas Center and Gallery at Walden Pond, 915 Walden St, Concord. Why Go: Your oh-so-talented neighbors and friends came together to produce the art for this month-long show on the theme Nature in New England. If you haven't seen it yet, your time is almost up. Price: Free Open House and …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Short and Long-Term plans for the future of Acton.
Board of Selectmen Short and Long-Term Plan: 1. The Acton Board of Selectmen recently released their short and long-term goals for the future. Goals like developing a regional transportation plan, an OPEB strategy and a North Acton Fire Station were among the goals. Check them all out here. Post an Event on Pacth: 2. Create an Event – Our Events section has a bunch of things going on in the community. You'll find everything from town meetings and after-school activities to plays and fundraisers. Blog on Patch: 3. Blog – Join our Local Voices and blog about anything you want. Write as much or as little as you want and as often or a little as you want. If you already have a blog on a different site, feature it here for more readers and bring…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Just a few picks to keep you entertained near home this weekend.
Eid Ul Fitr Festival When/Where: Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Islamic Center of Boston, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland. Why Go: This is a free festival and the weather is forecast to be perfect. Plus, if you've never sampled food at an ICB event, you've missed out. This is your chance to try traditional Middle Eastern and Indian/Pakistani food with all your purchases supporting a good cause: Syrian families. Price: Free admission Legally Blonde the Musical When/Where: Multiple showings at Wellesley Middle School, 50 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley. Why Go: This enormously popular movie is now an enormously popular musical ... and the setting is pretty much in your backyard. This is Wellesley Theater Project production. Price: $10, Adults; $5, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Road closures, Transfer Station rate changes, karaoke, PurpleStride, and blogging.
Road Closures: 1. Tree removal will be taking place today and Friday on the following roads and traffic will be expected due to road closures. Work will take place between 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Station Rate Changes: 2. The Board of Selectmen adopted new rates for the FY 13 Transfer Station and Recycling Center: Karaoke: 3. Tailgaters will host karaoke at 9 p.m. PurpleStride: 4. Last month, Acton Patch featured a piece about local mom Alison Takacs and her daughters, Rosemary and Grace. At the time, their team had collected $2,629. They were far from reaching their fundraising goal: $20,000 to fight pancreatic cancer.
Now, just five days before the PurpleStride Boston event, the tally is $19,141! Local Voices: 5. Blog: Join our …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Meetings, primary elections, golf and blogging.
Meetings: 1. The Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Room of the Town Hall. 2. The Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee's Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC) Subcommittee will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Superintendent's Conference Room of R.J. Grey. Massachusetts Primary Warrant: 3. The warrant for the state primary election is now available on the Town website. Golf: 4. The Quail Ridge Junior Invitational is $40 and starts at 8 a.m. Blog: 5. Blog: Join our Local Voices and blog about anything you want. Write as much or as little as you want and as often or a little as you want. If you already have a blog on a different site, feature it here for more readers and bring people back to your site.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Check out one of these events happening in the area this weekend.
Star Wars Symposium When/Where: Saturday at 11 a.m. at Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. Why Go: It's not every day that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Chewbacca can amicably hang out in the same room. Children ages 6 and up are invited to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character and join Star Wars enthusiast Peter Struzziero for trivia, a costume contest and to learn the history of Star Wars. Price: Free; Register on the Goodnow Library website. Family Golf When/Where: Weekends in August, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Quail Ridge Country Club, 352 Great Rd, Acton. Why Go: Turn golf into a family activity with Family Golf each weekend evening in August. For every paying adult, a child under 18 golfs for free. Just call to book your tee …
Friday, August 10, 2012
From beer to Pink Floyd to free museum experiences, we have some ideas for your weekend that won't take you too far from home.
All-American Craft Beer and Food Experience When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. Why Go: All you can eat food (including appetizers and dessert) ... oh, and the $3 beer options from Samuel Adams and the Boston Beer Company. This is the fourth annual event and admission is limited to the first 200 who register by calling (978) 443-1776. Price: $30 for admission and all-you-can-eat food; $3 per beer Gilmour's Breakfast Plays at NARA Park When/Where: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Nara Park, Ledgerock Way, Acton. Why Go: Pining for Pnk Floyd? Here's your chance to scratch that itch. Gilmour's Breakfast is the premiers Pink Floyd tribute band in New England. Enjoy a nostalgic concert under the stars…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A film, a concert, poker and town meetings.
Meetings: 1. The Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Room of the Town Hall. 2. The Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee's Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC) Subcommittee will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the R.J. Grey Library. Free Concert: 3. The Summer Concert Series at the C.T. Douglas School will take place at 6 p.m. Film: 4. The Acton Memorial Library will feature the film, "Throne of Blood," at 7 p.m. Poker Face: 5. The World Tavern Poker League will take place at the Acton Bowladrome at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Plenty to do this weekend without venturing too far from home.
Contemporary Arts International Opens "Passions" Show When/Where: Sunday at 1 p.m. at 69 Quarry Road, Acton. Why Go: This event is a showcase of repurposing and beauty. The gallery and multiple outdoor sculptures are located in a former rock quarry. The new gallery show, "Passions" features paintings and multimedia pieces by Hungarian-born artist Steven Balough. Price: Donations are appreciated as Contemporary Arts International is a nonprofit. Seussical the Musical When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Middle School, 50 Kingsbury St, Wellesley. Why Go: Who doesn't love a good romp with Dr. Seuss? This is the debut production of the Welleslay Theater Project and is not to be missed. Price: Adults, $10; Students…