11 hours ago

Spotlight On: Business District

Business District’s mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service.

    Spotlight On: Business District
    Business District's mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service. When Matt LoGuidice, one of the Business District's Founders, was spending time in LA a few years ago, he worked for a time at a shared office space.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

15 hours ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Nothing Leaves the Site

It’s a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 – 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Photo from www.andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu.  Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nothing-leaves-the-site

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Nothing Leaves the Site
    It's a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society's horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 - 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

15 hours ago

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar

This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes webinar will allow you to discover the wild and rocky places of the Northeast, where bedrock intersects with climate to determine the hardy plant communities that can survive on mountain summits or in the interstices of rocks, eking out a living with little available soil. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-rocky-outcrops-and-talus-slopes

    Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar
    This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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40 hours ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff

Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative. The kickoff will be held Sunday, January 27 from 1 – 2, and is free with admission, but registration is recommended at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—tower-hill-reads-2018-kickoff

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff
    Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden's 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We’ll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk’s hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies. NEWFS members $10, nonmembers $13. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-wild-and-wonderful-natives

    Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We'll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk's hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Shrubs in Winter

New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 – 2 with instructor Roland “Boot” Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter. Learn to identify about 20 native New England shrubs through such characteristics as branching patterns, bark, persistent flowers and fruits, growth forms, galls, and habitats. We’ll also consider the natural history of these shrubs. The program will begin indoors, then we’ll head out into the Garden. Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens. $53 for NEWFS members, $64 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/shrubs-in-winter. Image from www.thegardenerseden.com.

    Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Shrubs in Winter
    New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 - 2 with instructor Roland "Boot" Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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2 days ago

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Composition From the Start

Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This. On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 – 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture. Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens $150, nonmembers $200.  Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn. There is a snow date of March 8 if needed.

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Composition From the Start
    Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This . On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 - 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Art with Herbs: Foilography

On Saturday, January 27 from 10 – noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts. Maximum attendance 6 parent/child pairs. $10 for THBG members (parent/child pair) and $20 for nonmembers (parent/child pair.) Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—family-art-with-herbs-foilography

    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Family Art with Herbs: Foilography
    On Saturday, January 27 from 10 - noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Coming Attractions: January 14 through 30 — What Will Light Your Fire

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

This article has 11 other Boston locations (Show)

Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Fenway Gallery, Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

Winter Panto, written and performed by Matthew Woods & The Ensemble. Directed by Woods. Staged by imaginary beasts at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, through February 4.

Shakespeare in Love, Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through February 10.

Road Show, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman Directed by Spiro Veloudos.Co-directed and choreographed by Ilyse Robbins. Music direction by Jonathan Goldberg. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through February 11.

Crossing Flight: a tale of the post-apocalypse by Erin Lerch. Directed by Rosalind Thomas-Clark. Staged by TC Squared Theatre Company at The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, January 18 to 21.

IRRESISTIBLE, performed by Liars and Believers. Directed by Jason Slavic. At Sonia at the Middle East, Central Square, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA on January 24.

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Josh Short. Music direction by Matt Requintina. Staged by The Wilbury Theatre Group at 40 Sonoma Court, Olneyville, Rhode Island, January 18 through February 4.

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True. Written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, January 26 through February 11.

At the New Conservatory at the Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Presented by the Boston University School of Music at the Boston University Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: January 14 through 30 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Iran is producing some of the world's most elegant films. Here is a chance to take in movies that haven't received traditional distribution.
    http://artsfuse.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Fun in a (Little) Sun

Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 – 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them.  Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Fun in a (Little) Sun
    Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 - 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them. Free with admission to the Garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting

Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome! This course is the core of WCBG Friends’ botanical art program. Friends price $275, nonmembers $325. Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn.

    Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting
    Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21 from 9:30 - 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Aquatic Places Webinar

This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Aquatic Places webinar will teach you about aquatic plants and the amazing adaptations that enable them to live their lives almost entirely under water. Visit lakes, streams, and other wet places to explore the native and invasive inhabitants of our waterways. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Sign up at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-aquatic-places

    Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Aquatic Places Webinar
    This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

5 days ago

Boston Public Library Announces “Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice” Lecture Series

Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square

    Speaking Up, Speaking Out at the Boston Public Library
    Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square Boston Public Library kicks off 2018 with its 2018 Lowell Lecture Series - Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice, exploring social justice issues relevant to today's world with activists including internationally known transgender speaker Ryan Sallans and Bernice A.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

5 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar

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.

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar
    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

5 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1

Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques

    Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1
    Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques Learn to propagate native plants from seed in this two-part, New England Wild Flower Society hands-on workshop at Nasami Farm Nursery in Whately that focuses on practical methods for small-scale propagation. This Saturday, January 27 workshop from 5 - 8 is appropriate for beginners and propagators with some experience.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Pets and Plants

Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or “other” they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other. This Massachusetts Master Gardeners presentation with April Daley will help you to understand what “toxic” and “poisonous” mean to your pets as well as a method to evaluate the pet, the plant as well as horticultural practices and how much risk is involved in each situation. The event will be held at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8, and the cost is $25. Registration and payment is through the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association. Contact: bradley@thetrustees.org for more information and the location to register and provide payment. Image from www.costafarms.com.

    Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pets and Plants
    Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or "other" they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Landscape and Planting Design

Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants.

    Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Landscape and Planting Design
    Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants. Classes will be held Thursdays, January 25 - February 15, from 7 - 9 in the Cheney Room of the Education Building at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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