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Monday, November 27, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Candy Cane Tea, and 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Copley Square Tree Lighting Festivities

The Friends of Copley Square and Mayor Martin J. Walsh invite your family to the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting Festivities on Monday, November 27 from 5 – 6, featuring NESN’s Jenny Johnson.  Celebrate the holiday season with a visit from Santa, musical performances with Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston Pops Brass Quintet, Britani Washington of Berklee College of Music, Sam Robbins, and appearances by Rudolph and Frosty. A Candy Cane Tea hosted by The Catered Affair and the Boston Public Library precedes the event, from 3 – 4:30 – rsvp required at 617-859-2282.  The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a post lighting reception at 6 pm, and all events are free.  For more information visit www.friendsofcopleysquare.org.

    Monday, November 27, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Candy Cane Tea, and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Copley Square Tree Lighting Festivities
    The Friends of Copley Square and Mayor Martin J. Walsh invite your family to the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting Festivities on Monday, November 27 from 5 - 6, featuring NESN's Jenny Johnson. Celebrate the holiday season with a visit from Santa, musical performances with Boston Children's Chorus, Boston Pops Brass Quintet, Britani Washington of Berklee College of Music, Sam Robbins, and appearances by Rudolph and Frosty.
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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 24 – 26, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – A Gardener’s Wreath

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens has scheduled a three hour workshop on wreath making which you may take on any one of three different days, November 24 – 26, with instructor Karen Perkins Design a beautiful botanical wreath from a colorful assortment of choice evergreens, including some collected on the grounds at Tower Hill. Accent your wreath with a variety of dried materials; bow making instructions will be included. This unique outdoor wreath is made on a foam ring which can be moistened to last all winter. Bring pruning shears, wire cutters, and a towel. All materials included. The class begins each day at 11:30. $65 for Tower Hill members, $75 for nonmembers. Register online at www.towerhillbg.org.

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 24 - 26, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - A Gardener's Wreath
    Tower Hill Botanic Gardens has scheduled a three hour workshop on wreath making which you may take on any one of three different days, November 24 - 26, with instructor Karen Perkins Design a beautiful botanical wreath from a colorful assortment of choice evergreens, including some collected on the grounds at Tower Hill.
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.colleges_fenway students: Did you miss Third Thursdays, Dog Days of Summer? We have good news for you! This afternoon Buster the adorable and fluffy therapy dog is on-site to help with your de-stressing needs. 🐕🐕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    colleges_fenway students: Did you miss Third Thursdays, Dog Days of Summer? We have good news for you! This afternoon Buster the adorable and fluffy therapy dog is on-site to help with your...
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Thursday, December 7, 6:00 pm – Beyond Drawings: The Olmsted Archives as Muse and Vision

Lucinda Brockway, noted garden designer, landscape historian, and preservation specialist, began her career with an internship at Fairsted as it moved from a design office to part of the National Park Service. The Olmsted Archives play an invaluable role in her current work as Cultural Resources Program Director for The Trustees of Reservations, as they did in her previous private design practice. In this Friends of Fairsted presentation, Lucinda will bring her research stories to life, illustrating the relevance of the Archives to historic preservation projects and design work, both present and future. 6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Lecture, to be held at Wheelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street, corner of Hawes and Monmouth Streets, Brookline. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit http://friendsoffairsted.org/programs/ for more details.

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Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Charlesgate Alliance: The Second Meeting

On Monday, December 4, from 7 – 9, join the Charlesgate Alliance to talk about DCR Charlesgate Park.  This second meeting will take place at 91 Bay State Road, Common Lounge on the first floor, and will include discussions of improvements to DCR Charlesgate Park. The event is sponsored by Charlesgate Alliance, DCR Massachusetts, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

    Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Charlesgate Alliance: The Second Meeting
    On Monday, December 4, from 7 - 9, join the Charlesgate Alliance to talk about DCR Charlesgate Park. This second meeting will take place at 91 Bay State Road, Common Lounge on the first floor, and will include discussions of improvements to DCR Charlesgate Park.
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We’re ready for a night of music, activities,...

We’re ready for a night of music, activities, and art-filled galleries at Third Thursdays: Word Play with Boston Literary District! Will we see you here tonight? http://bit.ly/2m58Gth

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    We're ready for a night of music, activities, and art-filled galleries at Third Thursdays: Word Play with Boston Literary District! Will we see you here tonight? http://bit.ly/2m58Gth
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2 days ago

This signed photo was a gift from famous ball...

This signed photo was a gift from famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (for whom the dessert pavlova was named) to Isabella Stewart Gardner. The inscription reads: “à Madame John L. Gardner / avec mes sentiments de profound / respect et de gratitude / votre bien dev / Anna Pavlowa / 15 Jan 18.” This translates as, “with my profound feelings of respect and gratitude, your very devoted…” Image: Unknown artist, Photo of Anna Pavlova, about 1918.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This signed photo was a gift from famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (for whom the dessert pavlova was named) to Isabella Stewart Gardner. The inscription reads: "à Madame John L. Gardner / avec mes...
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Thursday, December 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Yuletide Holiday House Tour

The Cohasset Community Garden Club presents its biennial Holiday House Tour. Yuletide will take place Thursday December 7, 2017 from 10am-4pm. The tour includes 5 seaside homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Complimentary lunch with coffee, tea and dessert served at the Marketplace where distinctive handmade crafts and gifts from our members and vendors are offered at St. Anthony’s Church Hall Main St., Cohasset.Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of tour and may be purchased at several local merchants as well as through our website www.communitygardenclubofcohasset.org by using PayPal.

    Thursday, December 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yuletide Holiday House Tour
    The Cohasset Community Garden Club presents its biennial Holiday House Tour. Yuletide will take place Thursday December 7, 2017 from 10am-4pm. The tour includes 5 seaside homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Complimentary lunch with coffee, tea and dessert served at the Marketplace where distinctive handmade crafts and gifts from our members and vendors are offered at St.
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Friday, December 1, 6:45 pm – New England Botanical Club Meeting with Dr. Alden Griffith

The New England Botanical Club will meet Friday, December 1 at 6:45 pm and will host Dr. Alden Griffith, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College. Meetings at Harvard University are held in Haller Lecture Hall (Room 102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (door to right of Harvard Museum of Natural History entrance). Free and open to the public.

    Friday, December 1, 6:45 pm - New England Botanical Club Meeting with Dr. Alden Griffith
    The New England Botanical Club will meet Friday, December 1 at 6:45 pm and will host Dr. Alden Griffith, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College. Meetings at Harvard University are held in Haller Lecture Hall (Room 102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (door to right of Harvard Museum of Natural History entrance).
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BOSTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – November 15, 2017

Boston Arts Academy: The Mayor submitted an appropriation order for $123M for the construction of a new facility for the Boston Arts Academy, located on the existing site at 174 Ipswich. The matter was assigned to the Committee on Ways and Means for a hearing.

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Tuesday 11/28 at 6:00PM: Hearing on Docket #1099, Early Education and Childcare Briefing Series on the topic of access to early ed and childcare for workers with non-traditional hours (Healthy Women, Families, and Communities) [Brookview House, 2 Brookview St #1 Dorchester Center, MA]

    Boston City Council meeting - November 15, 2017
    Today we began our meeting with three presentations: we joined Councilor Ciommo in honoring Paul Berkeley for his longtime leadership of the Allston Civic Association; Councilor McCarthy invited students and teachers from the Mildred Ave School to celebrate the recognition they received for turning around the school from Level 4 to Level 1; and Councilor Campbell honored Boston Police Officers Brendan Bosse and Mike Rockwell for saving a life with their heroic actions last week.
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3 days ago

This illustration of a medicinal plant can be...

This illustration of a medicinal plant can be seen in a manuscript in the Tapestry Room. While Isabella did travel to the Middle East, and it’s possible that this is why the work appealed to her, the manuscript was purchased from a New York dealer with the help of Isabella’s friends Bernard Berenson and Denman Waldo Ross. Image: Abdallah ibn al-Fadl, Verbena Recta and Verbena Supina, 1224, ink and watercolor on paper.

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    This illustration of a medicinal plant can be seen in a manuscript in the Tapestry Room. While Isabella did travel to the Middle East, and it's possible that this is why the work appealed to her, the...
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3 days ago

Holiday Wreaths 2017 – Glamorous Glitz

Our third accent choice for this year’s fully decorated wreath orders is the newly minted “Glamorous Glitz.” For years we have been known for our use of glorious natural materials, specifically pine cones, grasses, seed pods, and unusual dried flowers and twigs. These are still very popular, but an explosion of sparkly accents have caught our eye in recent seasons, and we began using them on wreaths destined for our own homes. We were afraid to send out such outrageous designs to unsuspecting customers. However, we began publicizing them on our Wreath of the Day website feature, which runs from shortly after Wreath Week through New Year’s Day, and the feedback was quick and clear – some of you out there (and you know who you are) want glitter and shine.  So this year, for the first time, you may specify Glamorous Glitz as a design option. Order soon at http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org/shop/

    Holiday Wreaths 2017 - Glamorous Glitz
    Our third accent choice for this year's fully decorated wreath orders is the newly minted "Glamorous Glitz." For years we have been known for our use of glorious natural materials, specifically pine cones, grasses, seed pods, and unusual dried flowers and twigs.
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3 days ago

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Growing Woody Plants from Hardwood Cuttings

Join Arnold Arboretum Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher on Saturday, December 2, from 9 – 12:30 in the Dana Greenhouse Classroom, 1050 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, to learn how to propagate woody plants from fall cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several taxa (Ilex and Pieris to name a few), and will take their propagules home. After rooting, small plants may be ready to transplant as early as next year. Post-class nurturing will be required. Fee for all materials is included in the cost of the class. Students should bring their own pruners to class and dress for the weather. Limited to 10; register early. Fee $62 Arboretum member, $75 nonmember. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Growing Woody Plants from Hardwood Cuttings
    Join Arnold Arboretum Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher on Saturday, December 2, from 9 - 12:30 in the Dana Greenhouse Classroom, 1050 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, to learn how to propagate woody plants from fall cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several taxa ( Ilex and Pieris to name a few), and will take their propagules home.
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3 days ago

Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Learn and Burn

The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is continuing what has become a holiday season “tradition” with the third annual Learn and Burn walk that offers a chance to learn about an Olmsted landscape and burn off calories from holiday meals. The last two years we were at Jamaica Pond. This year we are moving to Franklin Park. Sign up so you can get some exercise, and learn about Olmsted’s “country park” in the city! Rain or icy conditions will cancel. This walk is popular so sign up soon! Reservations are required by Wednesday, November 22 at noon. Visit https://www.nps.gov/frla/special-events.htm with name and contact information.

    Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Learn and Burn
    The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is continuing what has become a holiday season "tradition" with the third annual Learn and Burn walk that offers a chance to learn about an Olmsted landscape and burn off calories from holiday meals. The last two years we were at Jamaica Pond.
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In Isabella’s day, the Raphael Room had stunn...

In Isabella’s day, the Raphael Room had stunning hangings on either side of the fireplace, with detailed appliques, rich velvet background, and an estimated 40,000 sequins. Today our textile conservators are recreating these hangings with hand-stitched pieces that will be quilted together to create the final work!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    In Isabella's day, the Raphael Room had stunning hangings on either side of the fireplace, with detailed appliques, rich velvet background, and an estimated 40,000 sequins. Today our textile...
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4 days ago

What would you have worn to a party thrown by...

What would you have worn to a party thrown by Isabella Stewart Gardner? Drop by the Studio this Saturday, November 18, between 11 am and 4 pm, to explore how we use the arts to fashion personal identity. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mtJ49R

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    What would you have worn to a party thrown by Isabella Stewart Gardner? Drop by the Studio this Saturday, November 18, between 11 am and 4 pm, to explore how we use the arts to fashion personal...
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4 days ago

Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner’s ...

Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner’s Winter/Spring season go on sale starting tomorrow. Members and patrons enjoy exclusive access to concert tickets before they become available to the public on Wednesday, November 27. Love music, but not yet a member? Join today! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2zBvDd9

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    Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner's Winter/Spring season go on sale starting tomorrow. Members and patrons enjoy exclusive access to concert tickets before they become available to the...
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Monday, December 4 – Thursday, December 7 – Garden Club of the Back Bay Holiday Wreath Making

Pastor Ingo R. Dutzmann and his parish will again host our Club for wreath making on the lower level of The First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street (on the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Streets). We are very, very grateful. Please note that a core group will set up the space on Sunday, December 3  (anyone who can lend a hand is welcome – email info@gardenclubbackbay.org for times) and we will be ready to work first thing Monday morning – Monday participation by as many of you as possible is critical to our success. The hours are as follows:

    Monday, December 4 - Thursday, December 7 - Garden Club of the Back Bay Holiday Wreath Making
    Pastor Ingo R. Dutzmann and his parish will again host our Club for wreath making on the lower level of The First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street (on the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Streets). We are very, very grateful.
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Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Concord Museum Holiday House Tour

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., several of Concord’s most beautiful private homes will be professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and Boston-based interior designers. Guests will be welcomed inside the front doors of these gracious private residences to visit the charming ground floor rooms. From Colonial to Victorian to Shingle Style and more, each house will be decorated in a different holiday theme. The Concord Museum welcomes you to spend the day in Concord, a small town with a big history, and enjoy the elegant streets, charming cafés and shops, as well as the many historic homes.

    Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Concord Museum Holiday House Tour
    On Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., several of Concord's most beautiful private homes will be professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and Boston-based interior designers.
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4 days ago

Sunday, November 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – All Day Christmas Workshop

At this all-day event at Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main Street in Hopkinton on Sunday, November 26, you’ll create (3) items to jump start your holiday decorating. Projects include a fresh cut evergreen wreath, an urn for your porch, and an evergreen swag. 10 – 3, and lunch will be served. Registration fee of $149 includes: frames, evergreens, urn, pine cones, berries, small glass balls, dried fruit. Register online and pay when you arrive at www.westonnurseries.com.

    Sunday, November 26, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - All Day Christmas Workshop
    At this all-day event at Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main Street in Hopkinton on Sunday, November 26, you'll create (3) items to jump start your holiday decorating. Projects include a fresh cut evergreen wreath, an urn for your porch, and an evergreen swag. 10 - 3, and lunch will be served.
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While the rooms on the first floor of the Mus...

While the rooms on the first floor of the Museum have a more personal feel, Isabella created intimate installations in the upper galleries of her museum as well. The Dutch Room is known for its collection of Dutch Master paintings, but close looking reveals easily missed details such as the objects on this desk. The small pig figurine was a Christmas gift to Isabella from Denman Waldo Ross.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While the rooms on the first floor of the Museum have a more personal feel, Isabella created intimate installations in the upper galleries of her museum as well. The Dutch Room is known for its...
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In Memoriam – Elizabeth Farnsworth

On October 27, Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, the New England Wild Flower Society’s senior research ecologist, died unexpectedly at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was 54. For those who knew and worked with her, who played music, paddled, or hiked with her, who cleaned seeds beside her while swapping stories at the long tables at Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm, who took her online courses or heard her lectures, “unexpectedly” is a vast understatement. The words “Elizabeth” and “died” do not belong on the same page. That she was in her prime, radiating warmth and vitality, a vivid picture of apple-cheeked, wild-maned health, makes this notion profoundly hard to accept, and bitterly unacceptable.

    In Memoriam - Elizabeth Farnsworth
    On October 27, Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, the New England Wild Flower Society's senior research ecologist, died unexpectedly at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was 54.
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Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient

David Tanis has worked as a professional chef for over three decades, and is the author of several acclaimed cookbooks, including A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes—chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever by the Guardian/Observer (U.K.)—and Heart of the Artichoke, which was nominated for a James Beard Award. He spent many years as chef with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California; he ran the kitchen of the highly-praised Café Escalera in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and he operated a successful private supper club in his seventeenth-century walk-up in Paris. David Tanis Market Cooking is about seeking out the best ingredients, learning the qualities of each, and exploring the methods and recipes that showcase what makes those ingredients special—pulling from all the world’s great cuisines. Boston University’s Food and Wine Program will host David Tanis on Thursday, November 30 from 6 – 8 in the Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 808 Commonwealth Avenue. $80, includes demonstration and small tastings from the new cookbook, paired with a beverage. Register at http://www.bu.edu/foodandwine

    Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient
    David Tanis has worked as a professional chef for over three decades, and is the author of several acclaimed cookbooks, including A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes -chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever by the Guardian/Observer (U.K.)-and Heart of the Artichoke , which was nominated for a James Beard Award.
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5 days ago

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