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Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm – Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston

The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm - Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston
    The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Armenian Heritage Park is located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, May 4 – Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Spirit Books

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building’s Visitor Center May 4 – July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord’s connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief. She gathers twigs, branches, vines, and roots, then uses them to cradle her stitched, wordless books. Incorporating beads and seeds with handmade papers from around the world, she constructs sculptural altars; the supports of natural materials as integral to the art as the beautiful books they cradle. From a distance, these books do evoke sculptures; however, their essential “bookness” becomes apparent upon closer observation. Gaylord encourages “reading” the books as a contemplative experience, one that will take the viewer out of the everyday world. Gaylord is best known for her Spirit Books. Since she created her first one in 1992 and coined the name, the Spirit Books have been exhibited throughout the US, Canada, and in Korea. She has exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, the University of Indiana Art Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea. Spirit Books are in the book arts collections at Bowdoin College and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, and many private collections. They are also well-represented in print.

    Friday, May 4 - Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The Spirit Books
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center May 4 - July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the park’s biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

    Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line
    The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native.” Perhaps knowing that many native species can be eaten by people will provide the additional incentive you need to add native species to your yard. Join Russ Cohen on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts for a 90-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for your own landscape, or for nibbling as you encounter them in other locales. Russ will supply helpful handouts and bring along samples of goodies made from foraged edible native species for participants to taste. Cosponsored by New England Wild Life Society and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the lecture is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, $24 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nibbling-on-natives-in-your-backyard-and-beyond

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard
    There's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to "go native."
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Theater Review: “True West” — American Anarchy

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26. Bob Mussett and Victor Shopov in the Hub Theatre Company production of “True West.” Photo: Hub Theatre Company.

    Theater Review: "True West" - American Anarchy
    Hub Theatre Company's True West is a joy to watch. True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26.
    http://artsfuse.org

2 days ago

Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm – Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. In a departure from the usual venue, the meeting will take place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Street, Framingham. For complete information visit http://rhodora.org.

    Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm - Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, 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 class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. It is a companion to Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, but can be taken separately. NEWFS members $154, nonmembers $182. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-early-season

    Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 - 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm – Apples: A New England History

Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History.

    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm - Apples: A New England History
    Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History. No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Tuesday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor

Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 – 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice. Helen’s demos and personalized instruction will cover step-by-step processes of detailed botanical art techniques using graphite in combination with watercolor. (Returning students may substitute colored pencil for graphite, if they wish.) To see examples of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, go to http://helenbyers.com

    Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor
    Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 - 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Herbs for the Home Garden

The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 – 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary. Skills taught will include growing herbs from seeds, transplants, division and cuttings; overwintering rosemary indoors, and tips for preserving herbs. Participants will take home a seed flat of assorted basil varieties.

    Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Herbs for the Home Garden
    The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon – Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County. Free admission. Visit http://www.middlesexconservation.org for more information.

    Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale
    The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street

...responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 400 Boylston Street. While en route to the call, officers learned that the suspect (described as a white...

...jeans) was seen trying to force his entry into an apartment in the rear of 410 Boylston Street...

    Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street
    About 9:55AM, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 400 Boylston Street.
    http://bpdnews.com

4 days ago

Wednesday, May 16 – Thursday, May 17 – Coalition of American Horticultural Societies Annual Meeting

Annual meeting of representatives from national plant societies to share strategies for growth and communication. This year the meeting on May 16 and 17 is hosted by Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please join the Coalition of American Horticultural Societies’ Facebook group for more information.

    Wednesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 17 - Coalition of American Horticultural Societies Annual Meeting
    Annual meeting of representatives from national plant societies to share strategies for growth and communication. This year the meeting on May 16 and 17 is hosted by Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please join the Coalition of American Horticultural Societies' Facebook group for more information.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Daffodil Day

Tower Hill’s field of over 25,000 daffodils is a must see for anyone eager to bridge the gap from winter to summer. Discover the inspiration these flowers provide by sketching, writing poetry, or taking photos for our contest. Children will love the daffodil parade, sing-along, and story walk. Enjoy fun activities throughout the day and learn about the enormous diversity of daffodil types and the best ways to grow them at home. Daffodil Day takes place this year on Saturday, April 21 from 10 – 4, and is free with admission to the Garden, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston. We hope the cold spring doesn’t delay the bloom, but the day will happen rain or shine. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Daffodil Day
    Tower Hill's field of over 25,000 daffodils is a must see for anyone eager to bridge the gap from winter to summer. Discover the inspiration these flowers provide by sketching, writing poetry, or taking photos for our contest. Children will love the daffodil parade, sing-along, and story walk.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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6 days ago

Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – Creating a Landscape for Your Table

On Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 – 11 at Hollister House Garden in Washington, Connecticut, learn how to create a landscape for your table that goes far beyond the usual cut flower arrangement. Well know designer and artist Chris Zaima will demonstrate the art of using miniature potted plants and succulents to make unique, sophisticated centerpieces. Following his talk and demonstration Chris will work with participants to create table landscapes to take home. Please bring your own container, suitable for a table centerpiece. All other materials will be provided. HHG Members $75; Non-Members $85. Register online at https://hollisterhousegarden.org/events/creating-landscape-table/

    Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - Creating a Landscape for Your Table
    On Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 - 11 at Hollister House Garden in Washington, Connecticut, learn how to create a landscape for your table that goes far beyond the usual cut flower arrangement. Well know designer and artist Chris Zaima will demonstrate the art of using miniature potted plants and succulents to make unique, sophisticated centerpieces.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Dahlia Tuber Sale and Q & A

The New England Dahlia Society’s expert growers return to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on Sunday, April 15 from 10 – 4 to sell tubers and answer all of your dahlia questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms back to Tower Hill for the annual Dahlia Show, September 29-30. Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Dahlia Tuber Sale and Q & A
    The New England Dahlia Society's expert growers return to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on Sunday, April 15 from 10 - 4 to sell tubers and answer all of your dahlia questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms back to Tower Hill for the annual Dahlia Show, September 29-30.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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