Out & About: Culturally Speaking & Otherwise
Chelmsford & Beyond
FREE Day at the Museum on Saturday, September 29. Smithsonian magazine. Download tickets for a locale near you at Site: www.smithsonian.com/museumday. There are over 50 venues available in Massachusetts, 12 in New Hampshire, and 22 in Vermont.
Gortonfest (Groton, Ma) Saturday, September 22 (rain date Sunday, September 23), 10am-5pm. Features Irish entertainer Brian Corcoran, Dancers, Animal adventures, More than 150 business, non-profit and artisan booths, llamas, all kinds of amazing food and much more. FREE, handicap accessible. Site: http://www.grotonfest.com/
Museum of the WeekAddison Museum at Philips Academy|Andover|180 Main St.|Open Tuesday-Saturday, (10am-5pm) Sunday,(1pm-5pm). FREE but donations appreciated. During the year, the museum presents up to twelve shows with their collections as well traveling exhibitions. Site: http://www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx
Minute Man National Historical Park, 250 North Great Road (Route 2A), Lincoln, MA Walk the trail and enjoy a multimedia theater show at the main visitor center in Lincoln. Shows daily every 30 minutes. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until October 28, 2012; Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Site: www.nps.gov/mima
Picnic, Walking Paths, Nature Adventures
Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill, MA-Not just a Castle but it has miles of beautiful walking, biking, & cross country skiing around Kenoza Lake. Check out upcoming Fifth Annual Chowderfest on Sunday, October 7, 12-5pm. Classic Cars, entertainment, sampling until 3:30pm Cost: $10/Adults; $5/kids. site: http://www.winnekenni.com/
Monday, September 17
Haven't visited Boston yet this summer. Today may be the day. Check out Boston by Foot. Walking Tours of Downtown at 10am & 2pm, Victorian Back Bay 5:30pm, and Beacon Hill 5:30pm; Prices range from $8-$15 : note-Chelmsford Library has passes. Check out their website for availability & criteria. site: http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/ Boston by Foot's site: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/about/
Tuesday, September 18
Craftnoon: DUCT TAPE at the Chelmsford Public Library|Boston Road; 4:00-5:30pm Grades 5 and up! Draw, color, glue, & sparkle. Site: www.chelmsfordlibrary.org. Check out Calendar for complete information.
Wednesday, September 19
Teen Crafternoon @ MacKay Library|43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford -Vegetables Prints! 4:30-5:30pm. FREE. Vegetables such as apples & potatoes to make awesome design. Program for ages 10 & up only. Site: www.chelmsfordlibrary.org. Check out Calendar for complete information
Thursday, September 20
Chelmsford Farmers Market on the Common 2-6pm http://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordfarmersmarket
PJ Story Time with the Story Teens. Chelmsford Public Library|Boston Road|7:00pm-7:30pm in the Children's Room. (9/20) FREE. Enjoy story time presented by a trained Chelmsford Story Time Teen. Children can bring a stuffed animal friend & a grown-up. Site: www.chelmsfordlibrary.org. Check out Calendar for complete information.
Parker Lectures, established 1917, Tom Toohey, "Irish Genealogy 101" Pollard Memorial Library|Lowell| 7pm FREE site: www.parkerlectures.com
Luncheon Indian Hill (36 King Street|Littleton) Series: Free concerts on the third Thursday of the month featuring Indian Hill Music School faculty performing a variety of music,from classical to jazz! TWO PERFORMANCES: 11 am and 1:30 pm. complimentary coffee, tea and cookies served; bring your lunch to enjoy. Doors open at 10 am for first show and 12:30 pm for second show. Reservations taken for parties of 5 or more. Call 978-486-9524 and press 0. Site: http://www.indianhillmusic.org/index.html
Friday, September 21
Trails & Sails: lunch hour at Gedney House|21 High St.|Salem, MA FREE noon – 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a rare opportunity to take a guided tour of this 1665 property that highlights seventeenth-century architectural details.Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call the Essex National Heritage Area at 978-744-1086 or go online a site:www.trailsandsails.org to register.
Saturday, September 22
Lowell Riverfest 2012 @Middlesex Community College|33 Kearney Square|Lowell 11:30am-3pm. A festive exploration of Lowell's rivers & canals with the community. Live music, art activities, workshops, family activities, gardening & bike repair workshops, & food. Site: http://www.lowell.org/pages/riverfest.aspx
Meet Me at the Fair: Celebrate Lexington, MA 300th Anniversary at a Country Fair & Picnic|Hastings Park|Mass Ave & Worthen Rd|Lexington. Fair highlights past, present, & future with colonial and present day fun games & contests. Enjoy the fun from 11:00am-4:00pm. Site: http://www.lexington300.org/country-fair.html
Sunday, September 23
Vintage Base Ball Double-Header, noon-3pm, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm|5 Little's Lane|Newbury|MA; Watch teams play baseball using 1861 rules. Scheduled Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Lynn Live Oakes. Admission: $5; members of Historic New England-FREE Site: http://www.historicnewengland.org/
Mornings at the Mansions: Visit Waltham's Historic Estates, 10am-1pm, FREE Includes: Gore Place-52 Gore St.|Lyman Estate-185 Lyman St.|Stonehurst-100 Robert Treat Paine Drive. Site: http://www.historicnewengland.org/ Check Calendar of events
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert 2012 at Rogers Center for the Arts|Merrimack College|315 Turnpike St| North Andover. Begins 2:30pm. $20/Adults $15/over 62 site: http://www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers/event_descriptions/
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