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Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, November 6 – National Chrysanthemum Society Convention: California, Here We Come

The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society (SCS) is honored to co-host the 73rd Annual NCS Convention and Show at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel November 3 – 6.  NCS will hold the Convention and the Sacramento Chapter the Show. Fall in California is fantastic with great fall colors and warm temperatures. Visitors can enjoy all of the charm of Rancho Cordova, downtown Sacramento, and visit the abundant outdoor recreation of the nearby Folsom area. Visit local attractions such as the Rancho Cordova Events Center, Lake Natoma, the RedHawk Casino, historic downtown Folsom, and the Folsom Palladio Shopping Mall. This luxury hotel is next to light rail transit to downtown Sacramento, the California State Capitol, Sacramento Convention Center, and California State University Sacramento.

    Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, November 6 - National Chrysanthemum Society Convention: California, Here We Come
    The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society (SCS) is honored to co-host the 73rd Annual NCS Convention and Show at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel November 3 - 6. NCS will hold the Convention and the Sacramento Chapter the Show. Fall in California is fantastic with great fall colors and warm temperatures.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Weeding Wednesday at Lyman Estate

Volunteer at the Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham alongside Historic New England’s staff experts and members on Wednesday October 5 from 10 – noon to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month. Drop-ins welcome. Meet at the Peach Wall behind the Mansion. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information. To sign up visit the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association website.

    Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Weeding Wednesday at Lyman Estate
    Volunteer at the Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members on Wednesday October 5 from 10 - noon to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Asian Americans on Stage and Screen panel on Oct. 22

WHERE:      The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA  02116

    Asian Americans on Stage and Screen panel on Oct. 22
    The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for WARRIOR CLASS by KENNETH LIN (writer, House of Cards) directed by Dawn M. Simmons OCTOBER 21 - November 13, 2016 Playwright Kenneth Lin (TV's House of Cards) delivers "an absorbing, incisive new play that crackles with authenticity" ( NY Times), just in time for the climax of a surprising election season.
    http://sampan.org

25 hours ago

Cosi in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed

The address for this now-closed eatery in the Back Bay was: Cosi, 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain is at https://getcosi.com/

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    A local chain of dining spots known in part for its flatbreads and sandwiches has closed one of its shops in Boston. According to a Twitter post from @BostonHurricane, Cosi on Boylston Street in the Back Bay is no longer in operation, with a sign out front saying "Our restaurant is closed.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

32 hours ago

Working With Decorative and Fine Art

Decorative and fine arts: two complimentary aspects of decorating your home.  But how do you combine the two for that perfect aesthetic?  Join Working with Decorative and Fine Art and learn about the decorative art of Stephanie Saunders and the fine art of Dover Rug.

    Working With Decorative and Fine Art - Back Bay Association
    Decorative and fine arts: two complimentary aspects of decorating your home. But how do you combine the two for that perfect aesthetic? Join Working with Decorative and Fine Art and learn about the decorative art of Stephanie Saunders and the fine art of Dover Rug.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

34 hours ago

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Y

Everyone knows the Y.   Maybe you grew up taking swim lessons or attending camp at “your” local YMCA.  Whatever your history with the Y, we’d bet dollars to donuts that you have one.  After all, there are more than 2,700 YMCAs across the country, with approximately 19,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities […]

    5 Things You Didn't Know About the Y - Back Bay Association
    Everyone knows the Y. Maybe you grew up taking swim lessons or attending camp at "your" local YMCA. Whatever your history with the Y, we'd bet dollars to donuts that you have one. After all, there are more than 2,700 YMCAs across the country, with approximately 19,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities ...
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

35 hours ago

Wednesday – Friday, October 19 – 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Fruits of Fall: Botanical Illustration

Enjoy the bountiful fruits of fall in a lasting portrait. In this three-day colored-pencil workshop at Berkshire Botanical Garden on October 19 – 21, botanical illustrator Carol Morley will examine the colors, shapes and light, and shade of the fruit. It is easy to fall in love with the brilliant color of a subject only to find the final portrait falling flat. In this workshop, students will learn how to control and select the colors needed from the beginning and progress with confidence. Starting with a tonal study of the fruit in graphite, the class will have fun finding all the colors that are present in the fruit, making a color palette that will serve as a guide. Working from the palette, students then make a 3D color study and progress to the fruit’s final portrait, selecting the appropriate colors that will give the fruit form and capture its succulent character. Bring a bag lunch. Click on  https://berkshirebotanical.org/education/lectures-and-workshops/ for materials list and registration. $290 for BBG members, $315 for nonmembers.

    Wednesday - Friday, October 19 - 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Fruits of Fall: Botanical Illustration
    Enjoy the bountiful fruits of fall in a lasting portrait. In this three-day colored-pencil workshop at Berkshire Botanical Garden on October 19 - 21, botanical illustrator Carol Morley will examine the colors, shapes and light, and shade of the fruit.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours ago

Thursdays, October 6 – November 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Watercolor Painting in the Botanic Gardens

In this seven part series at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, award-winning artist and educator Susan Swinand offers critiques and projects to spark your creativity and develop your skill.  The class is suitable for adults at all levels of experience. Lessons will focus on basic design principles, learning to portray what you see, mixing color, and watercolor painting techniques such as applying washes and glazes, wet-into-wet color, achieving hard and soft edges, etc.  The classes begin Thursday, October 7 from 1 – 4 and continue through November 17.  Friends of Wellesley Botanic Garden member price $200, nonmembers $250.  Register at 781-283-3094.

    Thursdays, October 6 - November 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Watercolor Painting in the Botanic Gardens
    In this seven part series at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, award-winning artist and educator Susan Swinand offers critiques and projects to spark your creativity and develop your skill. The class is suitable for adults at all levels of experience.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Fuse Coming Attractions: September 25 through October 11 — What Will Light Your Fire

Company, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth. Directed by Spiro Veloudos, Music Director, Catherine Stornetta, Choreography by Rachel Bertone. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through October 9.

At First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

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Significant Other by Joshua Harmon. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Staged by the SpeakEasy Stage Company in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through October 8.

45 Plays for 45 Presidents by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg. Directed by Sean Daniels. Staged by the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, through October 2.

Entangled by Leah Miles. Directed by Nate Bertone. Staged by the Salem Theatre Company, 35 Congress Street (Shetland Park), Salem, MA, through October 1.

At Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

    Fuse Coming Attractions: September 25 through October 11 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in theater, visual arts, film, music, author events, and dance for the coming week. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film What Tomorrow Brings Official Trailer from Principle Pictures on Vimeo. Given unprecedented access, this film goes inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village.
    http://artsfuse.org

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Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30 – 69th Annual Meeting of the Holly Society of America

The 69th Annual Meeting of the Holly Society of America will take place October 27 – 30 at The Landmark Resort, 1501 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Beyond the work that the HSA’s Executive Board does, its strength lies in educational outreach and growing the membership. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and converse with horticultural experts from around the country. Use this chance to broaden your knowledge about hollies through observation and participation so that you in turn can enlighten others. Cathy and Bob Shumate have put together an extraordinary program which will culminate with the ever popular Plant Auction. Here’s your chance to buy hard-to-find hollies and other uncommon plants.

    Thursday, October 27 - Sunday, October 30 - 69th Annual Meeting of the Holly Society of America
    The 69th Annual Meeting of the Holly Society of America will take place October 27 - 30 at The Landmark Resort, 1501 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Beyond the work that the HSA's Executive Board does, its strength lies in educational outreach and growing the membership.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

The Herb and Medicinal Garden at Fenway Victory Gardens Honors Phyllis Hanes

The Fenway Garden Society has created an Herb and Medicinal Garden at the entrance to The Fenway Victory Gardens, built on the former plot of the late Phyllis Hanes, a long time member of the Garden Club of the Back Bay, who passed away in 2014.  The not for profit organization has created a garden with a variety of plants for cooking (so appropriate, since Phyllis was for many years the chief food writer for the Christian Science Monitor) and for healing. Do visit the space and if you’d like to donate or volunteer to help, visit http://fenwayvictorygardens.org/

    The Herb and Medicinal Garden at Fenway Victory Gardens Honors Phyllis Hanes
    The Fenway Garden Society has created an Herb and Medicinal Garden at the entrance to The Fenway Victory Gardens, built on the former plot of the late Phyllis Hanes, a long time member of the Garden Club of the Back Bay, who passed away in 2014.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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