16 hours ago

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – All About Roses

David Cannistraro, past President of the New England Rose Society, will discuss a selection of rose types, and how to properly plant them, prune them, and protect them through the winter, at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 7 pm. He’ll also review the best methods to deadhead and fertilize, and include a comparison of natural and over-the-counter sprays. A fun program to make rose growing easy, this program will be hands-on with potted rose demonstrations.

    Thursday, May 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - All About Roses
    David Cannistraro, past President of the New England Rose Society, will discuss a selection of rose types, and how to properly plant them, prune them, and protect them through the winter, at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 7 pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

22 hours ago

  • Learning Project Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    A wonderful blend of innovative, student-centered learning principles along with a traditional, familiar, classic setting and community standards... underlined by a strong expectation of respect and engagement.

    Learning Project Elementary School (107 Marlborough Street) Published on GreatSchools May 4, 2016 Comment

23 hours ago

35 hours ago

Have You Seen These Men? Hoodie-Wearing Bank Robbers Hit Copley Square

According to the FBI, the two men entered the TD Bank at 535 Boylston Street and demanded money.

    Have You Seen These Men? Hoodie-Wearing Bank Robbers Hit Copley Square
    Boston, MA - The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants the public's help finding two young men who reportedly robbed a bank on Boylston Street Monday. The pair are African-American men who appear to be in their 20s with thin builds, according to a description from the FBI.
    http://patch.com

35 hours ago

Flour Bakery + Cafe Coffee Cupping

Come to Flour Bakery + Cafe's coffee cupping with Fazenda Coffee! Saturday, May 21st at 10 am! Eamil sarah@flourbakery.com for more information and to reserve your spot!

    Flour Bakery + Cafe Coffee Cupping - Back Bay Association
    Come to Flour Bakery + Cafe's coffee cupping with Fazenda Coffee! Saturday, May 21st at 10 am! Eamil sarah@flourbakery.com for more information and to reserve your spot!
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

36 hours ago

Saltbox Kitchen in West Concord Plans to Start Brewing Beer

The address for Saltbox Kitchen is 84 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA, 01742. Its website can be found at http://www.saltboxkitchen.com/

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    A farm-to-table restaurant west of Boston could soon be doing something that should make beer lovers happy. Eater Boston is reporting that Saltbox Kitchen in West Concord plans to add a brewery component to its Commonwealth Avenue space and is currently doing a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise $30,000 in funds for beermaking equipment and ingredients.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

37 hours ago

Saltbox Kitchen Wants to Start Brewing Its Own Beer

The team behind a West Concord farm-to-table cafe is making good on its promise to add a brewery to its existing business. Saltbox Kitchen — an offshoot of Saltbox Farms — plans to add a beer component to its 84 Commonwealth Ave. space and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.

    Saltbox Kitchen Wants to Start Brewing Its Own Beer
    The team behind a West Concord farm-to-table cafe is making good on its promise to add a brewery to its existing business. Saltbox Kitchen - an offshoot of Saltbox Farms - plans to add a beer component to its 84 Commonwealth Ave. space and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.
    http://boston.eater.com

40 hours ago

Monday, May 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Tour of the Hunnewell Estate

This Tower Hill Botanic Garden sponsored tour will meet in Wellesley on Monday, May 16 from 10 – noon (rain date Tuesday, May 17.)  This is a rare opportunity to tour this privately owned estate on the shores of Lake Waban in Wellesley, containing over 500 species of woody plants in 53 species, distinctive 140-year-old topiary garden, and many singular mature specimens.  Tower Hill members $45, nonmembers $60.  Register online at www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111. ext 124.

    Monday, May 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Tour of the Hunnewell Estate
    This Tower Hill Botanic Garden sponsored tour will meet in Wellesley on Monday, May 16 from 10 - noon (rain date Tuesday, May 17.) This is a rare opportunity to tour this privately owned estate on the shores of Lake Waban in Wellesley, containing over 500 species of woody plants in 53 species, distinctive 140-year-old topiary garden, and many singular mature specimens.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

Thursday, June 2 – Carol R. Johnson: Great American Gardeners Award Ceremony

The American Horticultural Society’s 2016 Landscape Design Award will be presented to Carol R. Johnson, founder and chairman emeritus of Carol R. Johnson Associates of Boston, Massachusetts.  The award is given to an individual whose work has demonstrated and promoted the values of sound horticultural practices in the field of landscape architecture.  Carol has been a landscape architect for more than 50 years.  Among her notable projects are the redesign of the Mystic River Reservation and the creation of urban parks such as John Marshall Park in Washington, DC.  She taught landscape architecture at her alma mater, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has lectured at other universities in the US and abroad.  She is a trustee for the Hubbard Educational Trust, founded to further education in landscape architecture throughout the United States.

    Thursday, June 2 - Carol R. Johnson: Great American Gardeners Award Ceremony
    The American Horticultural Society's 2016 Landscape Design Award will be presented to Carol R. Johnson, founder and chairman emeritus of Carol R. Johnson Associates of Boston, Massachusetts. The award is given to an individual whose work has demonstrated and promoted the values of sound horticultural practices in the field of landscape architecture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

41 hours ago

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Grow Native Plant Sale

Adding native plants to your garden is the best way to support biodiversity in your neighborhood, including bees, butterflies, birds, and much more. Grow Native Massachusetts will be selling a wide variety of native plants, including

    Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Grow Native Plant Sale
    Adding native plants to your garden is the best way to support biodiversity in your neighborhood, including bees, butterflies, birds, and much more. Grow Native Massachusetts will be selling a wide variety of native plants, including Perennials, Ferns, Grasses, Shrubs and Trees, on Saturday, May 14 from 9 - 4 at the UMass Waltham Field Station, 240 Beaver Street in Waltham.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

47 hours ago

2 days ago

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 17 – June 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Introduction to Landscape Plants

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is now Partnering the Stockbridge School at UMass to offer classes at The Gardens at Elm Bank for UMass credit.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 17 - June 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Introduction to Landscape Plants
    The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is now Partnering the Stockbridge School at UMass to offer classes at The Gardens at Elm Bank for UMass credit. Introduction to 50 common native and non-native ornamental species in landscape architecture, horticulture and urban forestry in New England. Plant identification from a horticultural perspective covering plant morphology and botany.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Art for Beginners

On Wednesday, May 11, in the Putnam Building of Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley, Ellen Duarte, member of the NE Society of Botanical Artists, will lead a six-hour introductory workshop meant for any skill level. Participants will be given an overview of botanical art, and be guided through the process of planning and beginning a botanical painting. Class time includes instruction, demonstration, and working time to cover botany, drawing, color theory, painting techniques, and observatory skill building. Paper and paints will be supplied, students will need to bring other materials and lunch (list will be mailed out to registrants). Mass Hort members $85, nonmembers $110. Preregistration required at www.masshort.org.

    Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Botanical Art for Beginners
    On Wednesday, May 11, in the Putnam Building of Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley, Ellen Duarte, member of the NE Society of Botanical Artists, will lead a six-hour introductory workshop meant for any skill level. Participants will be given an overview of botanical art, and be guided through the process of planning and beginning a botanical painting.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

3 days ago

Pop-up Dinner to Benefit Autism Speak With Flour Bakery + Cafe

Joanne and the chefs of Flour would like to invite you to their Spring Pop-up Dinner. Enjoy an amazing five-course dinner all to benefit Autism Speaks.

    Pop-up Dinner to Benefit Autism Speak With Flour Bakery + Cafe - Back Bay Association
    Joanne and the chefs of Flour would like to invite you to their Spring Pop-up Dinner. Enjoy an amazing five-course dinner all to benefit a great cause! 100% of all proceeds from the dinner will benefit Autism Speaks and help them achieve their goal to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

3 days ago

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 pm – Eco-Tour: Invasive Plants at Bird Park

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species. As with most public spaces, Bird Park in Walpole, MA is the unwelcome home to many invasives. The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) oversees Bird Park, where staff members have been battling invasive plants for many years. Ecological Landscape Alliance Board member Bruce Wenning is an invasive plant specialist who will help to shed light on the invasive plant challenges that face most property owners. Join Bruce on Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm for a FREE professionally guided walking tour at Bird Park to learn:

    Sunday, May 22, 1:00 pm - Eco-Tour: Invasive Plants at Bird Park
    What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – 31st Annual Tower Hill Plant Sale

Enjoy the region’s largest and most anticipated plant sale on Saturday, May 21 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston.  Tower Hill members may shop from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, and the general public is invited from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Shop from the northeast’s most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies, and garden artisans.  The first 500 members will receive a free seedling-sized plant.  Additionally, from 9 – 5 there will be the Garden Shop Clearance Sale and Gardening Book Swap, a once a year opportunity for deep discounts.  The book swap takes place in the Limonaia, sponsored by the Tower Hill Library.  Photo from www.neuhsa.org. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - 31st Annual Tower Hill Plant Sale
    Enjoy the region's largest and most anticipated plant sale on Saturday, May 21 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston. Tower Hill members may shop from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, and the general public is invited from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

4 days ago

Boston Marathon adidas Runbase Begins Workday Workout

Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Boston Marathon adidas Runbase open their doors at 7:00am for active commuters. They have free lockers and showers – and they’ll even spot you a cup of coffee!

    Boston Marathon adidas Runbase Begins Workday Workout - Back Bay Association
    Can you believe it's already May? That means that Workday Workout‬ is back! Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Boston Marathon adidas Runbase open their doors at 7:00am for active commuters. They have free lockers and showers - and they'll even spot you a cup of coffee!
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

4 days ago

Fuse Coming Attractions: May 1 through 10 — What Will Light Your Fire This Week

At the Emmanuel Church/Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

This article has 9 other Boston locations (Show)

Belmont World Film’s Series presents a film by ‘Sixth Generation’ Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke (24 City, A Touch of Sin) followed by a discussion led by Catherine Yeh, professor of Chinese...

The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Adaptation by Steven Barkhimer. Directed by Paula Plum. Staged by the Actors’ Shakespeare Project at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd Street, Cambridge, MA, through May 8.

A Great Wilderness by Samuel D. Hunter. Directed by David Miller. Staged by the Zeitgeist Stage in the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through May 21.

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. Score by Michael Friedman. Lyrics by Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long. Music Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreographer, Yo-El Cassell. Produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through May 7.

In the Body of the World, written and Performed by Eve Ensler. Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theatre at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, May 10 through 29.

The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Ronn Smith. At the Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA at 7 p.m. on May 9.

Boston Theater Marathon XVIII and the Warm-Up Laps at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA on May 7 and 8.

The 18th edition of the Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, by 52 New England playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in ten hours .This year’s BTM weekend is part of ArtWeek Boston, which strives to offer new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity.

The 18th edition of the Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, by 52 New England playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in ten hours .This year’s BTM weekend is part of ArtWeek Boston, which strives to offer new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity.

    Fuse Coming Attractions: May 1 through 10 - What Will Light Your Fire This Week
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, theater, dance, music, visual arts, and author events for the coming week. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Boston Area Film Schedules-What is Playing Today, Where, and When Varieté is the story of an aging trapeze artist who, after an accident, becomes a barker and manager of a cheap sideshow of dancing girls.
    http://artsfuse.org

4 days ago

Monday, May 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Annual Meeting of The Garden Club of the Back Bay

The Annual Meeting of The Garden Club of the Back Bay will be held Monday, May 16, from 5 – 7 at The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.  Members will receive written notification of the meeting.  If you are not a member but would like to attend, please rsvp at info@gardenclubbackbay.org.

    Monday, May 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Annual Meeting of The Garden Club of the Back Bay
    The Annual Meeting of The Garden Club of the Back Bay will be held Monday, May 16, from 5 - 7 at The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. Members will receive written notification of the meeting. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please rsvp at info@gardenclubbackbay.org.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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