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15 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

$15, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 669 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com

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Free, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, intercontinentalboston.com. 

$12, 6 a.m., Joe Moakley Park, 450 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, eventbrite.com

$15, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 31 Northern Ave, Boston, outdoorvoices.com 

Free, 5:30 p.m., the Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, facebook.com

Free, 6:30 p.m., District Ave. at South Bay, 8 Allstate Rd., Dorchester, bostonsouthbay.com

Free, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center, 191 Atlantic Ave., eventbrite.com

$35, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 398 Gardner St., West Roxbury, jimmyfund5k.org

$25, 8:30 a.m., 55 Talbot Ave., Boston, jennahillyoga.com

$40, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 1271 Boylston St., Boston, hojokoboston.com

    15 Healthy Things to Do This Week
    Practice some rooftop yoga at the Revere Hotel, learn how to eat with purpose at CAVA, take a CorePower class poolside at Hojoko, and more. Zumba on the Promenade: Take a midday break to shake and shimmy to a blend of Latin and international beats with Zumba at the InterContinental Boston.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

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Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This New England Wild Flower Society two session class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. The instructor is Leslie Duthie, and the classes will be held at Garden in the Woods on Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, from 1 – 3:30. $77 for NEWFS members, $91 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-late-season-1

    Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We'll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm – Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil

On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017, and Slow Money’s progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses. This free event will take place Monday, July 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, and is sponsored by the Dukes County Conservation District, Island Grown Initiative, Slough Farm Foundation, Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and The Polly Hill Arboretum.

    Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm - Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil
    On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017 , and Slow Money's progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm – Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth

Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we’ll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home. The field trip, sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will take place Thursday, August 2. Group will leave from Tower Hill at 8 am and return by 5:30. If you wish to meet the group in Rhode Island, call 508.869.6111.

    Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth
    Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we'll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Featured Collection: Leslie Jones Collection

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    Featured Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
    The Leslie Jones Collection is one of the crown jewels of Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. Jones was a press photographer who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917-1956. During his career, he saved many of his negatives, and by the time he died in 1967, he had kept a collection of nearly 40,000 negatives.
    https://www.bpl.org

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Featured Image: Boston University Biology lab pigeon bucket

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    Featured Image: Boston University Biology lab pigeon bucket
    Title: Boston University: Biology lab pigeon bucket, Charles River, Boston Date: 1975 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Source: Collection: Spencer Grant Collection Digitized by the Boston Public Library for Digital Commonwealth as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Read more about digitization at the BPL.
    https://www.bpl.org

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Coming Attractions: July 15 through 31– What Will Light Your Fire

The Taming by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Juliet Bowler. Staged by Hub Theater Company at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA, through July 28.

Sixth Annual Mad Dash, staged by Fresh Ink Theatre at the Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, July 21.

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Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

YELLOW PERIL. 60 Valley Street #5, Providence, RI

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

ICA Watershed, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA

Hostetter Gallery, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

Cynthia Reeves, The Barn at 28 Main Street, Walpole, NH

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

Dark Room by George Brant. Directed by Olivia D’Ambrosio. Staged by Bridge Repertory at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, July 27 through August 16.

Leftovers by Josh Wilder. Directed by Summer L. Williams. Staged by Company One Theatre at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, July 21 through August 18.

9 Wallis, Beverly, MA

    Coming Attractions: July 15 through 31- 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 The Luchino Visconti retrospect concludes with this 238 minute epic. "The film surrounds the excesses, dalliances, and eventual political censure of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), also known as the "Mad King."
    http://artsfuse.org

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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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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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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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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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