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Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Charlton Blueberry Festival

The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 – 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite. There will bea live animal show by Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center from 1 – 2, live music, an amateur cooks blueberry bake-off and silent auction in the farmhouse, locally grown blueberries for sale, and pony rides. The address is 4 Dresser Hill Road in Charlton, and more information may be found at http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO.php?PAGGE=/BlueberryFestivals.php&NAME=Chalrton%20Blueberry%20Festival&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.charltonarts.org/blueberry-festival Admission is FREE. You may also email charltonarts7@gmail.com.

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Charlton Blueberry Festival
    The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 - 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Drawing Birds in Their Habitats

This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds. A small field-painting kit with graphite pencils, micron pens, a small watercolor set, and colored pencils is all you will need to render successful bird studies. Hands-on demonstrations and individual guided instruction and critiques will be offered. Participants will produce a finished portrait of the bird of their choice in its habitat. The sessions will take place at Garden in the Woods on July 28 and 29 from 10:30 – 2:30. $100 for NEWFS members, $115 for nonmembers. Materials not included. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/drawing-birds-in-their-habitats

    Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm - Drawing Birds in Their Habitats
    This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 – The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show

Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event. Bench below by Jeffrey All of Allwoodwork.

    Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22 - The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show
    Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

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Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture

Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele. With the basics covered in other Ecological Landscape Alliance programs, join us on Tuesday, July 24 from 1 – 5 at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemingway Street in Framingham, for the ELA Summer Workshop as we explore new strategies to add to the toolbox to save time, reduce your carbon footprint, and bring a tasty snack to your table as we continue our quest for more sustainable landscapes with some novel approaches.

    Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture
    Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5 – Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting

Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River. The town of Wilbraham has granted us permission to explore its McDonald Farm Nature Preserve, home to the state’s westernmost and farthest-inland Atlantic White Cedar swamp and extensive Sphagnum bog habitat. The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary has also laid out a welcome mat for us, and we have several other intriguing chunks of habitat to explore. At the top of our target species list are the three species of Stylurus, the Arrow (S. spiniceps), Zebra (S. scudderi), and (most tantalizingly, pictured below) Riverine Clubtail (S. amnicola); Ocellated Darner (Boyeria grafiana); and, of course, as many Somatochlora species as we can find.

    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5 - Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting
    Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tree Identification

“I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree.” The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history. Bring a hand lens and a bag lunch. The first class, on July 23 from 10 – 2, will be held at Garden in the Woods; the second, on July 25, at an off-site location. $106 for NEWFS members, $128 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/tree-identification

    Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Tree Identification
    "I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree." The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Shawmut/Washington Street development approved by BPDA

...is required, as well as underwriting the design and engineering for a new park at 142 Shawmut Avenue.   An East/West pedestrian connection, which was recommended as part of the neighborhood planning process...

A 13-story residential complex with approximately 139 market rate homeownership units, to be developed by The Davis Companies at 112 Shawmut Avenue;

New expansion of the BCEC building at 120 Shawmut Avenue to house church worship space, community programs and develop up to 84 housing on the upper floors,enabling the possibility of consolidating BCEC’s services onto one site; and

A building of up to 313 residential units and ground floor retail space at 50 Herald Street, currently owned by the CCBA, which will provide at least 26% affordable units, which will be subsidized by inclusionary zoning funds from the Davis project.

    Shawmut/Washington Street development approved by BPDA
    caption id=attachment_47834 align=alignnone width=750] A rendering of the Shawmut Washington planned design area.
    http://sampan.org

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Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green

Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment. Bring a picnic to enjoy music in the Maple Grove, and wander the gardens. There also will be family art projects for kids. Wine and other beverages will be for sale. Free admission. Visit http://masshort.org for more information.

    Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green
    Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York

Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climbery is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world. The seven-acre property overlooking the Roeliff Jansen Kill is a whimsical wonderland of garden sculptures, statuary and furnishings, intriguing planters and containers, nine pond gardens, and garden rooms accentuated by fanciful surprises.

    Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York
    Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climber y is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018

The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for “Collection 2018,” their annual fashion show of student fashion designs.

    School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018 - Back Bay Association
    The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for "Collection 2018," their annual fashion show of student fashion designs. Pedestrian passers-by were treated to a live fashion show as SFD students and models walked the runway in the school's gallery space and spilled out onto a red carpet on the SFD plaza.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

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Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Arrangements

On Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home. First we will hike into the Garden to learn best practices for collecting plant materials, and then we’ll head back to the classroom to create a unique display piece. Bring pruners and a container or vase for your arrangement. This New England Wild Flower Society class is $33 for NEWFS members, $40 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-arrangements

    Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Arrangements
    On Saturday, July 21 from 1 - 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Breast cancer workshop Saturday, Oct. 20

120 Shawmut Avenue

    Breast cancer workshop Saturday, Oct. 20
    120 Shawmut Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Oncologist Han-Ting Lin will speak about breast cancer at Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. Han-Ting Lin is an attending physician in hematology oncology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Please follow and like us: This post is also available in: About Web This account is used for general posts from other sources such as press releases.
    http://sampan.org

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Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

$33+, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., the Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, thewilbur.com. 

This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)

$15+, Sunday, 8 p.m., Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston, crossroadspresents.com.

    Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
    Including Somerville ArtBeat, a Bastille Day block party, and more. Somerville Arts Council shuts down Davis Square for the 2018 edition of the annual ArtBeat Festival. The theme this year: Flip. Everything will be turned around, upside down, and inside out - and it's up to you to decide, with the help of artists, bands, dance troupes, vendors, and more, whether you prefer this new perspective.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

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Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, July 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Lily Show

The Lily Show on July 21 and 22 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden is presented by the New England Lily Society. Enjoy hundreds of lily flowers at the annual Lily Show. Find new hybrids and maybe discover a favorite variety among those on display. Encounter the wonderful fragrances and delight in the vibrant colors that abound in the genus Lilium. Free with admission to Tower Hill.

    Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, July 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Lily Show
    The Lily Show on July 21 and 22 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden is presented by the New England Lily Society. Enjoy hundreds of lily flowers at the annual Lily Show. Find new hybrids and maybe discover a favorite variety among those on display.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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