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Calling all Slytherins, Isabella’s got just the piece for you! 🐍 This golden dress ornament features emerald green beads and coiled snakes whose heads create the clasp! Object: Indian, Dress Ornament With Snakes (detail), metal with glass beads and cotton tassel.
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“Lawns are a soul-crushing time suck” cries the media. Lawn covers more surface area of the U.S. than any other single irrigated crop, according to NASA. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn some of the best, environmentally friendly lawn alternatives for urban gardens. Mark Richardson will discuss Native Lawn Alternatives for Urban Spaces on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 10:30 am. The program is free. The Urban Gardening Series is a set of lectures designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful gardens. Led by New England Wild Flower Society in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free lectures take place at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.
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Saturday, July 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Living in Harmony With Nature: Gropius Landscape and House Tour
Join Historic New England for a special evening tour of Gropius House and its grounds. Find out why Walter Gropius believed that the relationship between a house and its landscape was of peak importance. He designed the grounds of his family home as carefully as the structure itself. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. The landscape of his 1938 home reflects Modern spatial principles, which Gropius integrated into a New England agricultural environment. Both the house and landscape reflect what Gropius called “living in harmony with nature.” Light refreshments provided at intermission. $35 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers. Space is limited. Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online at www.historicnewengland.org. Gropius House is located at 68 Baker Bridge Road in Lincoln.
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#TransformationTuesday Our conservation department is giving this 17th century chair a much needed makeover! The bottom seat cushion has been restored and is back on display in the Long Gallery.
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Dogs? Dragons? Some other kind of creature? These twin ornaments aren’t concerned with names—they’re too busy guarding the doorframe in the Worthington Street Lobby! Object: East Asian, Pair of Architectural Ornaments, mid 18th century, painted wood.
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#OnThisDay Isabella Stewart Gardner passed away in 1924, leaving a museum “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” Thank you Isabella for bringing wonder and joy to Boston.
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Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. The exhibition takes place in PEM’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center and explores biomimetic and bio-informed innovations in design and technology that either model or engage nature to generate novel products and more sustainable solutions. Included are design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings, as well as mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings.
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You’re invited to join The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for an elegant dining experience at E. Cecchi Farms and engage in a discussion about the important role local farms play in feeding our neighbors in need. The meal will be prepared by the creative chefs at Wheelhouse Farm Truck & Catering, using ingredients sourced directly from the farm.
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Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella’s love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.
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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
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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.
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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.
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...Open Mic & Vocal Showcase from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at La Fabrica Central, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free, but donations to the Musicians Economic Recovery Program are encouraged. There are...
Mind Myths from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., in The Port neighborhood. Tickets are $15. Can you teach an old dog new tricks...This article has 9 other Boston locations (Show)
Shakespeare Slam from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission. A Shakespeare open...
...and Heather Abel read from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free. Luloff’s “Remind Me Again What Happened” is the tense, haunting tale...
...Storytime and BYOPIcnic from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Pack a picnic, grab a favorite bedtime friend, put pajamas...
NorthBeast Regional Team Slam II at the Boston Poetry Slam from 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There’s a $5 cover.
...Nerds: A “30 Rock” Quiz! from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Somerville Brewing, 15 Ward St., East Somerville. Play is $5 per person. We don’t usually hype trivia nights, but...
Resist(D)ance: Under Construction from 7 p.m. to midnight at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $20. The first two hours will be a forum for local...
...radio play from 8 to 10 p.m. at Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace), 204 Elm St., Davis Square, North Cambridge. Tickets are $15. The Post-Meridian Radio Players present three mysteries...
Find Waldo! search party and activities from 1 to 4 p.m. starting at Palmer and Brattle streets, Harvard Square. Free, but register here. Mark three decades of wondering “Where’s Waldo...
...2 to 11 p.m. in the parking lot by the American Legion Marsh Post, 5 Greenough Blvd., West Cambridge. Admission is $30 (or $33.75 with the online fee), by reservation only...
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