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…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Wanna take a short trip this weekend? Check out what's happening on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun getaway from Melrose this weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this weekend in a few favorite summer spots: Weather: Partly sunny both days, a humid Saturday with highs around 80 and lows in the upper 60s, and on Sunday, a 30 percent chance of showers with gighs in the upper 70s and lows around 70. Guided kayak tour: Join a Felix Neck naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond on Saturday morning. Paddle by Sarson’s Island to see nesting shorebirds. Watch American oystercatchers, cormorants and shorebirds feed and frolic. Explore the salt marsh and search for pond wildlife. All trips focus on the natural history of saltwater communities found on …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Check out your options for entertainment in and around your home town today.
U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty Concert Band Performance When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way, Acton. The Buzz: Enjoy a world-class concert under the stars. There's not a better way to spend a Friday night than listening to a premiere band for free. Price: As mentioned above, it's free. Weston Drama Workshop Presentations When/Where: Friday and Saturday at various times depending on the show. All performances take place at Regis College Fine Arts Center, 235 Wellesley St, Weston. The Buzz: For the past couple of weeks, talented students from throughout the area have been performing in five shows as part of the 50th anniversary season of the Weston Drama Workshop. This weekend, the workshop wraps with performances …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Before you grab a book from the library or the bookstore, check in with what Patch Staffers say are some of their favorite reads!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In Patch's ongoing committment to summer reading, the staff decided to team up and offer our readers some of our favorite books. So take a look at the "Patch Bookshelf." You might find your next favorite book on it! If you liked the Hunger Games, why not read the original. Published in 1982, "The Running Man" takes place in a bleak 2025 United States, where the world economy has crumbled leaving the poor poorer and the rich richer. We follow Ben Richards, who has been unemployed for quite sometime and is in desperate need to finance a doctor for his sick daughter. Richards turns to his only hope for income and enters the "Games Network" to participate in the vicious manhunt show, "The Running Man." Interesting Note: The 1987 moive, "The …
Five frozen treats and recipes to help you cool off this summer.
Rootbeer floats This was always a favorite of mine during my childhood — and still today. And it's simple to make. A couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, add your favorite brand of rootbeer (mine is Mug) in a tall glass, grab a straw and long spoon and you're in paradise! Kiwi ice pops Pleasing to the eye, and more so to your palate, this glowing, green goodie is appealing to kids and adults alike. Ingredients: Directions: Watermelon wonder Here's a two-for-one special where you combine a craft with a refreshing snack. Start by slicing off one end of the melon and setting it aside. Cut the insides into pieces, remove them, then scoop out any remaining chunks with a long-handled spoon (save the insides to make our scrumptious salad on the…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Five events coming to Acton's NARA.
The Hootchies Beatlejuice! USAF Band of Liberty 4th Annual Sri Lanka Day Hot Tamale Brass Band
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Some of my favorite Acton Patch summer stories, thus far.
1. VIDEO: Hats Off Acton-Boxborough Class of 2012 - Graduation 2. Frugal Family: Summer Freebies and Bargains in Acton 3. Movies to See this Summer Season 4. Rx for Summer Hair 5. VIDEO: Acton Lions Club Town Fair [56th Year]
Monday, July 9, 2012
With summer comes golf.
How many golfers do we have out there? I play off and on - mostly for fun. I'm almost embarrassed to reveal my score. Where is your favorite place to play golf in the Acton area? Tee times at Quail Ridge Country Club in Acton are now available to the public up to seven days in advance. You may reserve tee times online – Book Tee Times Now – or call the Pro Shop at 978-264-0399. Monday – Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Senior Special (Age 60 +) Available All Season Monday – Friday – $40 includes cart (not available on holidays) Tee Times: 508.358.4775, x. 5 Outing Information: Tom Quirk, 508.358.4775, x.12; email@example.com Catering Information: Richard Lloyd, 508.358.4775, x11 Weekday rates: walking $30; riding $40; …
Kimball Farm in Westford – a fun place for kids and adults alike.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Stay close to home and enjoy the weekend. Here are our picks for local weekend events.
Acton-Boxoborough Farmers' Market When/Where: Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Acton Citizen's Library, 21 Windsor Ave., Acton. The Buzz: Veggies, fruits, meats, eggs and more are ... ahem ... ripe for the picking at this weekly farmers' market. Stop by for fresh goods and support your local producers in the process. Price: Free Fun and Games at the Wayland Town Beach When/Where: Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Wayland Town Beach, 27 Parkland Drive, Wayland. The Buzz: Summer is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than with play time at the beach. Town Beach staff will play games with children and Jenny the Juggler will perform from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Price: Free with admission. Elisabeth von Trapp Concert When/Where: Sunday …