Friday, May 17, 2013
A smattering of events in Sudbury and Acton this weekend.
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:00 am; NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way, Acton, MA; $59.00 Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 am; 472 Main St # A, Acton, MA; FREE Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 am; Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA; $12.50 Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:30 am; 90 Martin St, Acton, MA; FREE Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 pm; NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way, Acton, MA; FREE Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:15 am; Atkinson Pool/Fairbank Community Center, 40 Fairbank Rd, Sudbury, MA; FREE Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:00 pm; Peter Noyes Elementary School, 280 Old Sudbury Rd, Sudbury, MA
Friday, May 3, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas near home.
Wayside Annual Fly Tye When/Where: Sunday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. Why Go: Fly tyers from throughout the state will come together to demonstrate their craft, talk with enthusiasts and participate in a casting exhibition. Price: Free Acton Family Network's Spring Fling Party When/Where: Saturday, May 4, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 435 Central St., Acton. Why Go: Welcome spring with this spring-themed party. Crafts and stories from Big Joe the Storyteller are part of the festivities. Light refreshments will also be served. Price: AFN members free; non-members $3. Also, the Acton Police Department will be collecting donations of new stuffed animals to …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A few things to keep everyone entertaining near home this weekend.
Walk for Humanity When/Where: Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Nara Park (25 Ledgerock Way, Acton) Why Go: Acton-Boxborough Regional High Schools's Humanitarian student clubs Asha, Give, Kiva, and Amani for Africa are hosting a walk to raise awareness for various issues such as education, human rights and others. Benefits from the event will go to the ABRHS club of the walker's choice. Price: $10 Shower for Shelters Wine Tasting When/Where: Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Sudbury Wine & Spirits (410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury) Why Go: Wine tasting and supporting a good cause? Why not go? This is the kick-off event to the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable's annual Shower for Shelters. There will be a raffle and, obviously, …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A few things to do this weekend near home.
Historical Pink Tea When/Where: Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at West Acton Baptist Church, 592 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton. Why Go: This fundraiser for Women's Mission Work provides guests the chance to dress up and enjoy punch, tea, sandwiches and sweets. All women and girls are invited. Price: $10/person. The Healing Oils of the Bible Seminar When/Where: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 214 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland. Why Go: Local Young Living representative Mara Rest will walk participants through the use of some of the oils mentioned multiple times in the Bible -- frankincense, sandalwood, hyssop, balm and others -- for healing and cleansing. "Modern Science finds some of them to be as effective as antibiotics and to promote overall …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A few things that are going on near home this weekend.
Under a Carboardian Sea When/Where: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Discovery Museums (177 Main St., Acton) Why Go: Build and then explore an underwater world. The project is ongoing for several days as staff and visitors construct it. Price: Museum admission Poets David Ferry and Gail Mazur Reading Their Work When/Where: Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Wayland Public Library (5 Concord Road, Wayland) Why Go: Wayland Reads Poetry will feature a variety of events throughout the coming weeks, which means there are several opprtunities to hear award-winning poets discuss their craft. This is your next opportunity. Price: Free Aspirations Autism Awareness Day When/Where: Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Haskell Field (15 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the fun activities near home.
Acton Cooperative Theater Presents 'Dear Edwina Jr.' When/Where: Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at R.J. Grey Junior High School, 16 Charter Road, Acton. Why Go: The A.C.T. is a nonprofit community theater for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The spring production follows 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple, who would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-palooza Festival. Price: $12 Sustainable Sudbury Spring Styrofoam Collection When/Where: Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ephraim Curtis Middle School, 133 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury. Why Go: ReFoamIt will be at Curtis Middle to take as much Styrofoam as you care to recycle. Any foam with #6PS in the triangle will be accepted…
Friday, March 29, 2013
A few things to do in and near your hometown this weekend.
Good Friday and Easter Services Where/When: Varies Why Go: Good Friday is celebrated today and Easter on Sunday. Many congregations throughout Sudbury and Acton will hold special services. Click the links for our schedule of events. Price: Free Annual Egg Hunt Where/When: Weston Town Green, 400 Boston Post Road, Weston; 9 a.m., Saturday, March 30. Why Go: Why wouldn't you want to go? Children will scamper throughout the green searching for eggs and visiting with the Spring Bunny. Bring a basket or bags for the egg collection. Price: Free Discovery Day: HiberNation Where/When: The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. (with events scheduled throughout that time) Why Go: Are your kids asking lots of …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A few things to do west of Boston this weekend.
Spring Step Trunk Show When/Where: Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cambridgewear, 342 Great Road, Acton. Details: Looking to try out some of the new spring styles in sandals, flats, clogs and boots? Diane Carson with Spring Step will be at the store for a trunk show. Price: Just the cost of your new shoes Spring Egg Hunt When/Where: Saturday at 3 p.m.; The Loker School, 47 Loker St., Wayland Details: With all the un-springlike weather going around, this event is sure to turn your thoughts to buttercups and baby birds and warmer days. The Wayland Children and Parents Association hosts this annual egg hunt for children who are walking through age 6. Bring a basket to collect your eggs. Price: Free Former Poet Robert Pinsky Reading in Wayland…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here are our picks for what do close to home this weekend.
Model Matzah Bakery & Passover Experience Where/When: Nobscot Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road, Sudbury; 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday, March 17. Why Go: this annual event brings participants together -- wearing bakers' hats, of course -- for the complete Matzah experience. From threshing and winnowing the wheat stalks to watching fresh Matzah come out of an authentic Matzah oven. Price: $8 (RSVP at 978-443-0110 or email email@example.com, reservations can also be made online at www.chabadsudbury.com) Discovery Museums Present 'Sun Catchers' Where/When: Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 16. Why Go: What better way to get ready for a sunny spring and summer than by creating a sun catcher from natural …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Our picks for things to do near home this weekend.
Drama Festival Semifinals at Acton-Boxborough High When/Where: Saturday, March 9, 12:30 p.m., Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton The Buzz: Acton-Boxborough is host to the semifinal round of the 2013 High School Drama Festival, taking place over three weekends in March. Fourteen schools will advance to the Finals in Boston, March 21-23. At 12:30 pm, A-B performs The Filmmaker's Mystery. Price: $10 tickets Viva Guatemala! When/Where: Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m., Mango Tree Artisans, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury The Buzz: A celebration of things Guatemalan is being held. Author Laurie Levinger will read from her book "What War?" at 2 p.m. Also available, Guatemalan crafts, photos, Prenda art wear jackets, and beaded …