September Community Calendar Events:

85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft

Date: September 1st – September 5th  

Time: Various

Location: Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA

For more information: https://fitchburgartmuseum.org/regional-exhibition/

The Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England, and they are thrilled to continue the tradition in 2021! This annual exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum strives to spotlight and celebrate the artists and crafters of their region by providing a museum environment for their artwork and connecting them with fellow artists, patrons, and enthusiasts. After the events of the past year, they hope this can be a special way to highlight the importance, resilience, and unique creativity of the artist community.

T. Rex Adventure

Date: September 1st – September 6th     

Time: Various

Location: Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For more information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/t-rex-adventure/

Take a prehistoric journey through time and walk among the giants that once ruled the planet in Stone Zoo’s all-new T. Rex Adventure!

You’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from a towering 42-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex to the 20-foot long plant-eating Plateosaurus. Nestled within the trees, bushes and undergrowth awaits an array of moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs, as well as realistic dinosaur skeletons. Get colossally curious as you explore the Zoo to make discoveries and connections between animals from the past and present.

The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion

Date: September 1st – September 12th    

Time: Various

Location: Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

For more information: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/baseball-x-fashion/

Coinciding with the opening of the new Polar Park Stadium, a groundbreaking exhibition at WAM focuses on one of the most recognizable garments in American culture: the baseball jersey. Inspired by the move of the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A Affiliate to Worcester, The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion features over 35 historic and contemporary jerseys and baseball-inspired fashion to trace the development, experimentation, and dissemination of the iconic American-style baseball shirt in the sport, on the runway, and in everyday life. Organized by Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, WAM’s assistant curator of American art, the exhibition explores the baseball jersey as an entry point into 170 years of baseball uniforms. Pioneering in its approach, The Iconic Jersey is the first exhibition solely devoted to the baseball jersey in an art museum.

Learning to Swim

Date: September 1st – September 12th  

Time: Various

Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

For more information: https://www.capeannmuseum.org/exhibitions/learning-swim/

The landscape of Cape Ann is defined by granite and water. For many residents, one of their earliest memories is where they first learned to swim. Each cove, beach, quarry, and lake has its own name and history: Plum, Niles, Folly, Wingaersheek, Half Moon, Singing, Lobster, Crescent, Pavilion, Front, Long, Vernon, Nelson, Chebacco. Generations of people on Cape Ann have swum in these waters and generations of artists have depicted them.

This exhibition pairs an interactive map where locals can share their memories of learning to swim with artwork and archival photographs from the Museum’s collection that depicts these popular swimming spots. Paintings by Joy Halsted, Elaine Wing, Norma Cuneo, Jessica Tam, Bernard Chaet, Jeff Weaver, and Dorothy Arnold look at the water through the lens of an artist while photographs from our archives capture the joy of swimming through the ages.

Prison Nation

Date: September 1st – September 30th

Time: Various

Location: Davis Museum, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For more information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/whats-on/upcoming/node/189951

Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when an estimated 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S., 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don’t have control over their own representation? How can photographs visualize a reality that disproportionately affects people of color, and, for many, remains outside of view? This exhibition addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons.

Growing Healthy Futures

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://www.gbfb.org/get-involved/events/signature-events/growing-healthy-futures/

Summer is a particularly difficult time for families facing hunger, since kids, teens, and even college students are not receiving regular school meals. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), in partnership with MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is committed to distributing healthy meals to students and families this summer so they can continue to grow, learn, and thrive.

Growing Healthy Futures: Sponsored by MathWorks will benefit all of GBFB’s summer children and family hunger relief initiatives, ensuring students have access to enough food during the summer months. MathWorks will generously match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS to multiply their impact! Their collective efforts will sustain and bolster the GBFB network and allow communities most impacted by the pandemic to re-emerge stronger.

Join their Growing Healthy Futures campaign by donating or starting an individual or team fundraiser to help them improve the lives of families across the communities this summer.

Women Take the Floor

Date: September 1st – September 30th

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

“Women Take the Floor” challenges the dominant history of 20th-century American art by focusing on the overlooked and underrepresented work and stories of women artists. This reinstallation—or “takeover”—of Level 3 of the Art of the Americas Wing advocates for diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in museums, the art world, and beyond. With more than 200 works drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, the exhibition is organized into seven thematic galleries. Interactive programming creates a dynamic space that welcomes visitor participation, and new rotations of artwork introduced over the run of the exhibition ensure that new voices and perspectives are available on each return visit.

In American Waters

Date: September 1st – September 30th

Time: Various

Location: Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA

For more information: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/in-american-waters

For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where you live, and the sea continues to inspire painters today to capture its mystery and power.

In American Waters reveals that marine painting is so much more than ship portraits. In this exhibition, visitors will also discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, learn how coastal and maritime symbols moved inland across the United States, and question what it means to be “in American waters.” Be transported across time and water on the wave of a diverse range of modern and historical artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Hale Woodruff, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Valerie Hegarty, Stuart Davis, and many others.

Share your impressions of this experience using #InAmericanWaters.

In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Today’s Crew: USS Constitution

Date: August 1st – September 30th

Time: Various

Location: USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

For more information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/todays-crew/

Meet the active duty crew members serving aboard USS Constitution today. Through candid video interviews and vibrant photographs, learn from them, in their own words, what it is like being in the United States Navy, spending time away from their families, and working aboard the oldest commissioned warship afloat.

Exhibit is open in the Education Center during regular Museum hours.

The Science Behind Pixar

Date: September 1st – September 30th

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/the-science-behind-pixar

Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process and explore the science and technology behind some of their most beloved animated films!

This interactive exhibition shows you the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. Created by the Museum of Science and Pixar Animation Studios, its eight sections (with more than 50 interactive elements) focus on steps in the filmmaking process, so you can experience an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day.

Participate in engaging activities, hear from members of the studios’ production teams, and even get acquainted with your favorite characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL-E.

Engineering Design Workshop, Powered by MathWorks

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/explore/exhibits/engineering-design-workshop

Their new hands-on engineering and computer science exhibition lets you immerse yourself in the many ways engineers use creativity and iteration to solve problems and create solutions.

The star of this Blue Wing exhibit is their newly expanded, staffed Design Challenges Hub. The engineering design process is front and center as you create, test, and improve your own designs. Self-guided interactive stations in their Engineering Design Labs invite you to design, build, and test your own solutions to fun engineering and computer science challenges like Sift & Sort and Dive & Splash.

Budding engineers can practice developing their core skills in two young learner zones. Fast forward and their Engineering Stories vignettes show how people from a wide range of fields use engineering to address complex problems.

This newest Museum experience blends the creativity of hands-on engineering with state-of-the-art tools and data analysis delivered by MATLAB, the flagship product of MathWorks. For more than twenty years, MathWorks has partnered with the Museum to demonstrate the power of STEM to solve problems and make the world a better place.

Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/arctic-adventure

Their newest permanent exhibit represents the next stage in the ever-evolving Museum of Science: a blending of experiential learning opportunities with awe-inspiring immersive environments, developed in collaboration with their partner, Moment Factory.

As you enter Arctic Adventure from the Blue Wing, you’re not simply told about the Arctic—you’ll feel it. The region comes to life in front of you, with digitally immersive sights and sounds including a touchable wall of real ice. The exhibit’s engaging experiences invite you to be an active participant. Become an Arctic researcher as you use technology (including ground-penetrating radar and ice core drills) to explore their changing environment. The exhibition itself changes, too. Lighting hues mimic the Sun’s motion over the course of the day. The scenery, and the animals you find in it, vary with the seasons.

This experience also illuminates the many ways our global climate is changing. Learn how 800,000 years of climate history are recorded in the ice, and how animal behaviors are changing as they face unprecedented warming in the Arctic.

Hall of Human Life

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/hall-human-life

Should you have your baby’s DNA sequenced? What keeps you awake? How efficient is your walk? Step inside the Hall of Human Life, the Museum’s new biology exhibition, and encounter such far-reaching questions on an amazing journey inside the human body. Spanning more than 70 interactive components, the exhibition will revolutionize how you engage with your biology and manage your health.

Through digital media and personal interaction, you become “part of the story,” as you contribute your own data and perspectives in an unending process of learning and discovery.

Colossal Fossil: Triceratops Cliff

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/triceratops-cliff

Get an up-close view of this 65-million-year-old fossil, discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004. Named for the grandfather of its anonymous donor, Cliff is one of only four nearly complete Triceratops on public display anywhere in the world. At the time of its discovery, the 23-foot-long specimen was missing some feet, leg, rib, and vertebral bones. Model makers then cast replacement bones, so Museum visitors can see the Triceratops skeleton as it would have looked when the living creature roamed through the Midwest during the Late Cretaceous period.

The relatively intact condition of this Triceratops skeleton raises many provocative questions: How was this Triceratops preserved? What do the skeleton’s missing bones indicate?

Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Driveway, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/dinosaurs

Their Museum Exhibits team has thoroughly reviewed every exhibit component throughout the entire Museum to assess its safety and risk for transmission. As a result, some exhibits and venues, such as Dinosaurs, have been modified for your safety.

The evidence collected through fossil records tells a tantalizingly incomplete and still evolving tale. Here, through fossils and life-size models, learn how paleontologists continue to compile evidence and change the way we view extinct animals.

Emblematic of this changing view is their full-size Tyrannosaurus rex model. The Museum’s first T. rex, created in the 1960s, was based on the existing evidence: three very incomplete skeletons. Today, over 30 skeletons have been discovered, so in 2001, a new, more accurate model was created and is now displayed.

In addition to models, explore fossil clues — such as bones, footprints, and even dinosaur dung! Compare the bones of a bird, an iguana, and a dinosaur, and see how at least one branch of dinosaurs is more closely related to birds than we ever imagined.

At their “Who’s in the Family?” mural, figure out what separates dinosaurs from other ancient and modern animals. Examine “bone dictionaries” to explore mystery skeletons and play with scale models of Coelophysis. (Note that the Mesozoic murals kiosks have been removed). Finally, imagine what future dinosaur models might look like.

Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Rose Art Museum, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/exhibitions/2015/dion.html

Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector’s den, The Undisciplined Collector evokes the year of the Rose Art Museum’s founding and serves as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis University. For his permanent installation, Mark Dion has selected objects from Rose’s permanent collection and related collections across campus (Brandeis University Library’s Special Collections, the Classical Artifact Research Collection, and the Department of Anthropology’s Study Collection, as well as Brandeis Athletics’ collection of trophies), creating an immersive and interactive environment that adds both context and back story to the present-day Rose.

Chris Burden: Light of Reason

Date: September 1st – September 30th  

Time: Various

Location: Rose Art Museum, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/exhibitions/2021/light-of-reason.html

Chris Burden’s Light of Reason is a permanent sculpture commissioned specifically for the Rose Art Museum and Brandeis University. The structure of the sculpture was inspired by the three torches, three hills and three Hebrew letters in the Brandeis University seal, while the work’s title borrows from a well-known quote by the university’s namesake, Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis: “If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.” Antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches form three branches that fan out from the museum’s entrance. Planned as an integral part of the image of the Rose and the university, the sculpture serves as an inviting gateway to the museum and a dynamic outdoor space for the Brandeis community.

Ground/work

Date: September 1st October 17th

Time: Various

Location: The Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA

For more information: https://www.clarkart.edu/microsites/ground-work/exhibition

A reverence for nature and a desire to further enliven the surrounding trails, pastures, and woods inspired Ground/work—the Clark Art Institute’s first outdoor exhibition. Building on a history of collaboration with contemporary artists, the Clark commissioned Kelly Akashi, Nairy Baghramian, Jennie C. Jones, Eva LeWitt, Analia Saban, and Haegue Yang to create new works of art in active dialogue with this specific environment.

The artists conceived their works in response to sites of their choosing, knowing that visitors would have access day and night for more than a year. Found in varied locations across the Clark’s 140-acre campus, these installations are embedded in a landscape that is ever changing—both daily and seasonally.

Ground/work highlights the balance between fragility and resilience that both nature and the passage of time reveal, while offering fresh experiences with every visit.

In development for several years, this exhibition comes to fruition at a moment of dislocation, isolation, and uncertainty. The familiar experiences of being outdoors and encountering works of art have taken on new meaning in this unexpectedly changed world, offering the comforts of nature and culture, community and solitude, engagement and reflection.

ERRE: Them and Us/Ellos y Nosotros

Date: September 1st – October 24th

Time: Various

Location: Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

For more information: https://massmoca.org/event/erre/

The U.S.-Mexico border has been the subject of increased attention and heated debate since Donald Trump declared the building of a permanent wall along the 2,000-mile boundary between the two countries as one of his top priorities as president. Artist ERRE, who lives and works between Tijuana and San Diego, has made the border a central part of his work for over two decades, examining its oft-forgotten history and shifting contours (California, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma used to be part of Mexico), as well as its current social, economic, and political implications. The primary checkpoint between Tijuana and San Diego, the San Ysidro Port of Entry, is the one of the most heavily trafficked land border in the world, where over 30 million people pass each year. The endless flow of goods and people is evidence of the intricate and interdependent relationship of the two cities and of the United States and Mexico more broadly.

For those of you who live far from its realities, ERRE brings to Mass MoCA a palpable image of the border wall with the installation of Of Fence (2017), a sculptural recreation of the weathered metal barricade that the artist knows well. This formidable architectural obstruction is – and has been for a long time – a powerful physical and psychological fact in Tijuana, where houses, restaurants, and beaches butt up against the imposing barrier. At MASS MoCA, the rusty-red metal fence will stretch across 120 feet of the museum, marking the entry to a gallery where a selection of new and existing works by the artist will be on view. ERRE pairs this sculptural wall with a wall of text featuring a stanza from Langston Hughes’ 1936 poem “Let America Be America Again.”

Growth Spurts, Knobs, and Knuckles: An Environment of Trees by Lizi Brown

Date: September 1st – October 24th

Time: Various

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://arboretum.harvard.edu/art_shows/growth-spurts-knobs-and-knuckles-an-environment-of-trees-by-lizi-brown/

In Lizi Brown’s virtual exhibition, an actual interpretation of the dictionary definition of environment visually appears through her fearless application of ink and paint on contractor paper. Her trees are buffeted by conditions that insinuate themselves through the soils and torment or sooth them by climate changes or the essential winds, sun, and rains. Seasons gain momentum, affecting limb and leaf in Brown’s portraits, “influencing the life of an individual or community,” as indeed seasons move over the plants in the landscape.

An absence of color would seem to correlate with an obvious simplicity, yet in Brown’s paintings, it belies her rich layering of detail, gesture, structure, light, and dark. Her exquisite use of line adds to the shape and essence of each panel. Color is in the hues and tones of black or light as it appears in the naked exposure of the paper itself. An effervescent mist of gray or deep, endless, strength of black, create images of trees as personalities.

Each painting is a portrayal, complete with serious or playful gestures, solo or companionable interactions. A fluidity and sharpness of edges reminiscent of the Korean sensibilities, which influenced Brown, animates branches, leaves, cones, and roots, while adhering to the artist’s limited palette.

Lizi Brown is an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University. She teaches beginning and advanced painting (and often starts her students with ink painting). She has shown in many group exhibitions in the greater Boston area.

All art is ink and paint on contractor paper. 100% of proceeds from sales will go to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.

Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration

Date: September 1st – October 31st

Time: Various

Location: Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge, MA

For more information: https://www.nrm.org/2021/05/enchanted-a-history-of-fantasy-illustration/

Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration explores fantasy archetypes from the Middle Ages to today. The exhibition will present the immutable concepts of mythology, fairy tales, fables, good versus evil, and heroes and villains through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art created by artists from long ago to illustrators working today. Mythology explores the adventures of Apollo and Thor, Perseus rescuing Andromeda with the head of Medusa, and the labours of Hercules; fairy tales depict the worlds of elves, fairies, and mermaids, and conjure dreams of Little Nemo in Slumberland, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella; heroes and villains follow the exploits of Arthurian legends, Prince Valiant, Conan the Barbarian, and The Lord of the Rings; and haunting images of sorcerers and witches, and battles between angels and demons embody the struggle between good and evil.

Kissing Through a Curtain

Date: September 1st – October 31st

Time: Various

Location: Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

For more information: https://massmoca.org/event/kissing-through-a-curtain/

“How would you like to be kissed through a curtain?”

“Better than not kissing at all.”

An exchange on the act of translation, as recounted by poet Kwame Dawes.

Translation offers uncertain intimacy. They wonder: what is lost in translation? What kernel of the original cannot be carried to the new language and context? And what is gained? New meanings accrete in translation, as each new language, context, and the passage of time itself adds new associations.

The ten contemporary artists in this exhibition address boundaries, and attempts to communicate across them: not just between different languages, but also between nations, cultures, media, bodies, and individual minds. Their work invites you to consider moments of mediated contact, and uncertain communication, as potential sites for the generation of new knowledge.

They installed this exhibition before MASS MoCA temporarily closed its doors to the public due to COVID-19: before interactions took place through masks and digital screens; before countries’ borders were locked down still further; before the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police, and numerous other acts of anti-Black violence, sparked a new wave of protests around the United States and the world.

In some ways, the exhibition is already the type of work that MASS MoCA, as a contemporary art museum, does not usually show: a piece of history. And yet, many of the questions asked here feel even more urgent today than they did months ago. Borders—and the ways that they differentiate one group from another—are hotly contested. Is the act of translation a way of reaching across borders and forging new connections, or is it another form of appropriation and colonization? How do you mourn in the mediated and highly partisan “togetherness” of social media? If communication from one context to another is always imperfect, why do you attempt it at all?

Including works by Nasser Alzayani, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Kim Faler, Justin Favela, Osman Khan, Christine Sun Kim, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jimena Sarno, Clarissa Tossin, and Jessica Vaughn.

Norman Rockwell: The Art of Persuasion

Date: September 1st – October 31st

Time: Various

Location: Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge, MA

For more information: https://www.nrm.org/2021/02/norman-rockwell-the-art-of-persuasion/

While taking classes at New York’s Art Students League in 1911 and 1912, Rockwell made a pact with his classmates “never to do advertising jobs,” which they considered more commercial than magazine illustration.  But the artist admitted that this promise was quickly broken. Rockwell’s narrative style lent itself to advertising, and George Lorimer, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, advised him to charge double the fee that he received for a Post cover.

Honesty, artistry, and integrity were qualities that were ascribed to Rockwell, making collaboration with the artist appealing for many companies. Descriptive words and phrases like “distinguished,” “noted,” “American Legacy,” “elegant taste and discrimination,” “unexcelled craftsmanship,” and “accustomed to the finest” made their way into advertisements that showcased Rockwell’s art. During his prolific career, he accepted commissions from more than one-hundred-fifty corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Pan American Airlines, Budweiser, Del Monte, Sun-Maid, and many more.

Rockwell categorized advertising illustration into two types – the direct approach, a picture of the target audience enjoying the product; and institutional, an image showcasing the company’s good will. He opined that some commissions limited the illustrator’s originality due to the advertising agency’s layout requirements and was disheartened when his artwork required changes. As Rockwell gained success, he accepted fewer advertising assignments and concentrated on cover and story illustrations work, which allowed him more creative freedom.

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed

Date: September 1st – October 31st

Time: Various

Location: The Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA

For more information: https://www.clarkart.edu/microsites/claude-francois-xavier-lalanne-nature-transformed/exhibition

The imaginative and expertly crafted art of Claude Lalanne (1925–2019) and François-Xavier Lalanne (1927–2008) reflects their belief that the human, animal, and vegetal worlds share a profound kinship. Throughout their long careers they looked to nature for inspiration, creating sculpture, furniture, and other works that morph natural objects into unexpected inventions that play with the boundaries between form and function. The married couple rarely collaborated on objects, but from 1966 on they referred to themselves jointly as “Les Lalanne” and to their works as “Lalannes.” They always exhibited together and over many years created a rich and diverse body of work. Both artists were prolific; François-Xavier was active up to his death in 2008, after which Claude continued to work in her studio every day through the rest of her life. This is the first American art museum exhibition dedicated to the couple in over forty years, and the first museum exhibition since the death of Claude in April 2019. The selection of work focuses on the ways both artists transformed nature through surreal combinations of flora and fauna, shifts of scale, and flights of fancy, creating hybrid objects that are at once sculptural and, often, functional. Combining technical expertise with wild inventiveness, the Lalannes created art that celebrates the world in which we live.

Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality

Date: September 1st – November 7th  

Time: Various

Location: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

For more information: https://concordmuseum.org/events/every-path-laid-open-women-of-concord-and-the-quest-for-equality/

Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality includes rare artifacts from the collection that tell the story of Concord women of the past – some famous and some almost invisible. Each portrait, needlework, or piece of historic clothing, carefully preserved by succeeding generations and now by the Concord Museum, makes it possible to create meaning from the lives of ordinary citizens as well as prominent residents. There is also a special media component in the exhibition celebrating today’s women of Concord – from educators to entrepreneurs, firefighters to farmers, and artists to activists. The title of the exhibition comes from a compelling quote by 19th century feminist Margaret Fuller describing the ultimate goal of her fellow advocates for women’s suffrage: “We would have every path laid open to woman as freely as to man.”

Frida Kahlo: POSE

Date: September 1st – December 19th

Time: Various

Location: Rose Art Museum, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/exhibitions/2021/frida-kahlo-pose.html

Frida Kahlo: POSE is a focused exhibition that presents select paintings, drawings, and prints; a rich array of vintage photographs (some never before seen); and rare archival footage and ephemera, providing new perspectives on Kahlo’s complex identity as a path-breaking individual and artist. Organized in five overlapping sections – posing; composing; exposing; queering, and self-fashioning – this research-based show examines the relationship between photography and art within Kahlo’s world; explores her mode of composing herself and her paintings; and shines a light on Kahlo’s queer identity and gender fluid self-presentations. Contemporary artworks from the Rose Art Museum’s permanent collection that explore queer identity will be placed in dialogue with Kahlo’s work, pointing to this transgressive artist’s inspiring legacies and cultural impact.

What the Nazis Stole from Richard Neumann

Date: September 1st – December 31st    

Time: Various

Location: Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

For more information: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/neumann/

This exhibition presents 14 paintings and sculptures from the once extensive art collection of Dr. Richard Neumann (1879-1959), recently reunited following his and his family’s efforts over 75 years to regain possession of them. The president of a successful textile company with mills throughout Austria and Bohemia, Neumann was a lover of the arts and an avid collector. In 1921, his collection was officially recognized with landmark status in Austria with 28 of the over 200 works acknowledged as particularly important. Following Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria in 1938, Neumann’s collection was inventoried in accordance with anti-Jewish laws put in place by the Nazis. It was seized through forced sales and denied requests for export licenses, as the family fled first from Vienna and later from Paris to Cuba. In this exhibition, we present the extraordinary story of Richard Neumann—a discerning collector committed to promoting the role of the arts in civic life—, the family’s persecution during World War II, and the long struggle to reassemble the collection. The small fraction of his collection that has been successfully restituted to his heirs are currently on loan to the Worcester Art Museum in recognition of Dr. Neumann’s commitment to make his collection accessible to the public.

First Children: Caroline and John Jr. in the Kennedy White House

Date: September 1st – January 8th

Time: Various

Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/visit-museum/exhibits/special-exhibits/first-children-caroline-and-john-jr-in-the-kennedy-white-house

“I don’t want them to think they are ‘official’ children,” Jacqueline Kennedy remarked about her toddler daughter and infant son shortly after becoming First Lady in 1961. The exhibition First Children: Caroline and John Jr. in the Kennedy White House looks at the public’s fascination with the President’s progeny, a fascination fed by the media. Through photos, articles, commercial products, and film, the faces of the Kennedy youngsters helped cement the new President in the public’s collective mind as a national figure with whom anyone could identify. While her husband saw value in this humanized imagery, Mrs. Kennedy sought to protect her children from the public eye by focusing her efforts on creating “normal” childhoods for them in the midst of world attention.

The majority of the over 120 objects, images, and ephemera shown are from the Library’s museum collection and archives; most are exhibited for the first time. Included are selections from the gifts sent to the Kennedy children by both heads of state and the public at large; memos that reveal their mother’s efforts to balance media access and privacy; photographs and film footage of the family in both official and private capacities; and games, magazines, comic books, and trading cards created to capitalize on the status of the “First Children” within American celebrity culture.

Among the exhibition highlights are a play house from Charles de Gaulle and a 60” giraffe by Steiff lent by Caroline Kennedy; and an original Grandma Moses painting, July Fourth, on loan from the White House. All were used in Caroline Kennedy’s White House bedroom.

Black Histories, Black Futures

Date: September 1st – January 17th

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/black-histories-black-futures

Curated by young scholars as part of the MFA’s new partnership with local youth empowerment organizations, “Black Histories, Black Futures” focuses on works by 20th-century artists of color. It represents a major rethinking and reinstallation of a central area in the Museum that stretches between the Huntington Avenue and Fenway entrances. Forming a literal centerpiece of the MFA’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2020, the exhibition carves out a space for stirring exploration and celebration of Black histories, experiences, and self-representations.

The exhibition includes works by well-known artists such as Archibald Motley, Norman Lewis, James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, and Dawoud Bey and brings fresh attention to artists with connections to Boston, such as SMFA graduate Loïs Mailou Jones and longtime South End resident Allan Rohan Crite. The teens organized the exhibition into four thematic sections: “Ubuntu: I am Because You Are” presents images of community life and leisure activities; “Welcome to the City” focuses on paintings of urban scenes in both figurative and abstract styles; and, with photographs and works on paper depicting intimate moments from everyday life, “Normality Facing Adversity” and “Smile in the Dark” both consider the radicality of simply being oneself.

The teen curators—fellows from youth empowerment organizations Becoming a Man (BAM), The BASE, and the Bloomberg Arts Internship Boston program managed by EdVestors—used skills they developed as paid interns in a pilot internship program at the MFA to research, interpret, and design the exhibition. Their work highlights areas of excellence within the Museum’s collection and lays foundations for the future.

Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes​

Date: September 1st – January 23rd

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/paper-stories-layered-dreams

A lifelong resident of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Ekua Holmes (b. 1955) is an artist and community activist whose body of work explores themes of childhood, family bonds, memory, and resilience. This exhibition focuses on her award-winning children’s book illustrations—vibrant collages revealing stories of self-determination, love, and community that reflect the artist’s distinctive vision and commitment to Black imagery and representation.

The more than 40 works on view include original illustrations from Holmes’s published book projects: Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (2015) by Carole Boston Weatherford, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017) by Kwame Alexander, and Black Is a Rainbow Color (2020) by Angela Joy. The exhibition also features a selection of Holmes’s luminous illustrations for the recently released book Saving American Beach (2021) by Heidi Tyline King—on view for the first time—as well as a selection of her independent work, including portrait installation pieces. Interpretive materials include a video interview with the artist and a group of wall texts written by teen participants in the MFA’s Curatorial Study Hall program.

In a time of significant diversification of children’s literature, Holmes and her artistic vision are part of the vital change embraced by this generation’s publishing industry. By daring to challenge norms and push boundaries, new literary and visual narratives are being created for all children to explore and see themselves. Influenced by the artist’s life experiences, familial connections, and friendships, Holmes’s artwork is an invitation for all to see the world anew.

New Light: Encounters and Connections

Date: September 1st – February 6th

Time: Various

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/new-light-encounters-and-connections

Spanning cultures and geographies, and sometimes millennia too, “New Light: Encounters and Connections” presents more than 60 works of art from across the MFA’s collection, many of which are on view for the first time.

The exhibition is organized into 21 “conversations”—in each, a contemporary piece that has recently joined the collection is juxtaposed with one or two rarely seen objects acquired earlier in the Museum’s history. The contemporary pieces include work by emerging as well as local or Boston-born artists—among them Dana C. Chandler Jr., Alison Croney Moses, Eben Haines, Stephen Hamilton, Tomashi Jackson, and Lavaughan Jenkins. The objects in conversation with these recent additions range from an ancient Egyptian carving of a princess to experimental miniature vases made by French ceramicist Auguste Delaherche. Placed in dialogue, these objects, old and new, invite visitors to explore an array of subjects. A portrait by Stephen Hamilton featuring weaving and dyeing techniques learned in Nigeria engages 20th-century textiles from southwestern Nigeria and Gee’s Bend, Alabama, in a meditation on ancestral heritage, while encounters elsewhere address childcare, queer communities, and Native resistance, among other topics.

Together, these conversations reveal the potential of every addition to the collection to spark unexpected connections and new narratives.

Butterfly Hollow

Date: September 1st – September 6th

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/exhibits/butterfly-hollow-seasonal/

Stroll through this tranquil environment filled with colorful butterflies! This tented, outdoor exhibit also features garden beds, a pond, fairy houses, and soothing surround-sound music.

Aussie Aviary

Date: September 1st – September 6th  

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/exhibits/aussie-aviary-seasonal/

You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit. And feeding the animals here in the Aviary is encouraged! If you’re lucky, the birds will land on your seed stick and enjoy a little nibble.

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Date: September 1st – September 30th

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/boston-lights/

Back by popular demand, Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with all new lanterns, lights and memories to last a lifetime!

Experience the wonder of over 60 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo’s 72 acres. Walk through glowing corridors of lotus and sunflowers, cranes and cherry blossoms, and a towering 87-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex tunnel!

Luminous animal and ocean scenes, traditional Asian lantern displays, a stunning 164-foot-long phoenix, and more will light up the night sky, dazzling guests of all ages!

Virtual Astronomy Night

Date: September 2nd

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/virtual-astronomy-night

Join their expert astronomer, Nick, for an awesome educational experience online. You will learn how to find some key stars and constellations and hear stories of the origin of their names from mythology. This program is one hour and takes place on Zoom.

Unsure how to feel about a Zoom presentation? They hear you. Here’s what one visitor had to say about the online format of this program: “I was super excited about possibly being outside to learn about the stars but wasn’t sure about how it would be presented online. It was fantastic. We were able to view the constellations along with Nick’s mythological stories associated with the stars.” Stellarium, the virtual planetarium software Nick uses, alongside his expertise is the best.

Friday Farm Workshop: Discovering Herbalism with JT

Date: September 3rd      

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

For more information: https://landssake.org/event-directory/events-2/

This hands-on workshop series will introduce participants to powerful and delicious medicinal plants growing all around you at the farm, both in their fields and wild throughout the property. Each session will explore three to four different plants currently in bloom, helping you tune into the flow of the seasons. Participants will be guided on a scenic plant walk as they discuss how to identify, harvest, and work with these plants, as well as becoming familiar with their benefits. You will discover that powerful plant medicines are available all around you: in their gardens, their grocery stores, and even in the “weeds” in their own backyards! Building relationships with local plants is healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Participants should bring bags, jars, or other containers to bring home their harvests.

Virtual Game Night

Date: September 3rd

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/event/game-sep21/

The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) and the New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC) are excited to host a monthly game night on the first Friday of every month!

This event will take place on Friday, September 3 at 7 pm to allow families from the communities to come together for a night full of fun, community, and laughs.

Muster Day

Date: September 4th

Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA

For more information: https://www.osv.org/event/muster-day-september/

To supplement the meager armed forces, most early 19th-century farmers and craftsmen were required by law to serve in local militia units – the forerunner of today’s National Guard. Fall militia musters often saw the various militia companies of several towns coming together for a regimental muster. These would have been grand spectacles with townspeople coming out to view visiting militia companies in their dashing uniforms. Come and join them for their fall muster day and cheer on your favorite militia company!

Summer Fashion In the Austen Era

Date: September 5th

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/summer-fashion

It’s summer at Gore Place in the early 1800s. Carrie Midura and assistants Macey Jennings and Katie Woodilla will show you how women would dress for summer occasions. Macey and Katie have arrived for the season at Gore Place. They will represent a married woman and a single woman as they dress for a morning at home, an afternoon of visiting, and an evening assembly.

$10 per person. Limited to 50 guests in their spacious outdoor tent. Advance tickets suggested.

This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, which receives support from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tot Time at the Nature Playscape

Date: September 7th  

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/tot-time

Explore nature with rocks, sticks, water, and more. Provocations to explore different elements of nature are open-ended and allow children to do as little or as much of an activity as they like. There will be a different focus each month with new activities.

Children ages 2-6 years, with an adult. $16 per child. $11 for Household/Dual Level Members. Reservations are required. Maximum 10 children. No older siblings please. Please dress children in clothes they will be comfortable potentially getting wet and dirty in, and closed-toe shoes. Masks are required to participate!

18th Annual Boston Bruins Golf Tournament

Date: September 8th

Time: Various

Location: Pine Hills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Drive, Plymouth, MA

For more information: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/community/foundation-golf-tournament

This tournament will be held in accordance with state and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Bruins Alumni Association.

The Boston Bruins Foundation is a non-profit that collaborates with charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness, education and athletics. The Foundation strongly believes that advocating for children and families across these areas will create a strong support system that will ultimately lead to the betterment of the community.

Evening Under the Stars

Date: September 9th     

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

For more information: https://vnacarenetwork.ejoinme.org/needham

Join VNA Care’s Needham Area Community Cabinet for a tented reception set in the plush Gardens at Elm Bank for a special evening with friends, fine wine, gourmet food, music performance, and auction. The annual event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support visiting nurse services that help residents of Needham and surrounding towns remain safe and independent at home and hospice care that allows those with terminal illnesses to complete their end-of-life journey comfortably and peacefully at home with their family.

Book Share with Sean Rubin and Aaron Becker

Date: September 9th  

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA

For more information: https://www.carlemuseum.org/visit/events/book-share-sean-rubin-and-aaron-becker

Join Sean Rubin and Aaron Becker as they share their recent nonfiction picture books that celebrate the Callery pear tree that survived the September 11, 2011 attacks on the World Trade Center. (Sean Rubin’s This Very Tree, and Marcie Colleen’s Survivor Tree, illustrated by Aaron Becker). Both titles provide a simple introduction for young readers to gain an understanding of 9/11 and are an accessible resource to learn about and discuss grief, trauma, and recovery.

The Molly Harding Nye Gallery

Date: September 10th– October 3rd

Time: Various

Location: Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

For more information: https://www.lexart.org/gallery-reservation

They are pleased to welcome you to visit their newly-renovated gallery. They have installed a state-of-the-art air filtration system and are limiting the number of people for everyone’s safety and comfort.

Masks are required of all visitors while indoors. They ask that all visitors be vaccinated (with exceptions for age and medical conditions).

Reservations are not required but strongly encouraged. They welcome “family and friends” groups (up to 6 at a time). Only one person from the group need register to hold the reservation.

Challenge Walk MS: Cape Cod 2021

Date: September 10th – September 12th

Time: 7:00 am

Location: Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

For more information: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=521

Come together for an endurance walking event fueled by your passion and your steps. They’ve never been closer to a cure, and from a moving candlelight program that shows how far they’ve come, to the electric Final Mile where you’ll be encouraged by a cheering crowd, you’re all in this together. Welcome to Challenge Walk MS – the experience of a lifetime that will challenge you and bring you all one step closer to a world free of MS.

John Havlicek Memorial Fall Classic

Date: September 10th

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Hyannisport Club, 2 Irving Avenue, Hyannis Port, MA

For more information: https://thegenesisfoundation.org/event/john-havlicek-memorial-fall-classic-2/

Please join them for The Genesis Foundation’s annual John Havlicek Memorial Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Benefit Dinner.

John Havlicek was a champion to all in so many ways. In 2019, the Genesis Foundation renamed its annual Cape Cod Golf Fall Classic in his honor, as a tribute to his legacy, dedication, and commitment of over 36 years to The Genesis Foundation, and caring for children with rare diseases and genetic disorders.

Friday Farm Workshop: Farm 2 Table @ Home with Katrina

Date: September 10th     

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

For more information: https://landssake.org/event-directory/events-2/

Farm to Table is trendy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated! Come harvest, taste, and assemble as you learn simple tricks and recipes that will spice up every meal. Everyone is welcome: you will learn from each other and use simple tricks to create incredible flavors.

36th Annual Valley Friendship Tour

Date: September 11th     

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA

For more information: https://www.openskycs.org/ways-to-help/valley-friendship-tour.html

Last year, they celebrated the Valley Friendship Tour virtually. It was a great event and raised lots of critical funds, but it just wasn’t the same. This year, they are hopeful that you’ll be able to gather your family, friends, and co-workers and join the fun together and in person at the 36th Annual Valley Friendship Tour on September 11th!

As always, there’s something for everyone – from a 30 mile bike ride to a 5K run/walk or a 1 mile stroll. Good music, delicious food, and great conversation. Best of all, you’ll be supporting Open Sky’s services for individuals and families – helping them to see beyond and live beyond their current circumstances to achieve their hopes and dreams. They can’t wait to see you!

Race of the Century

Date: September 11th – September 12th

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street, Hudson, MA

For more information: https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/race-of-the-century/

It is back! See the amazing Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum’s collection of early automobiles, aircraft and artifacts come to life in this extraordinary living history event.

Horses, bicycles, electric cars, vehicles powered by water, flying machines, all poised to solve the transportation issues of the day. The Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum will host a most entertaining event that pits some of the greatest mobility based technological advancements against each other in Race of the Century.

During the early 1900’s transportation technologies advanced at an incredible rate. The thought of a “horseless carriage” rumbling down the path – or better yet – a “flying machine” moving through the air seemed amazing. The traditional horse and buggy quickly became history with the emergence of auto carriages like the 1905 Franklin and aircraft such as the 1909 Bleriot Type XI.

Gates open at 9:00am each day and close at 5:00pm. The Race of the Century begins at 1:00pm each day.

All three museums will be open: The American Heritage Museum, The Historic Aviation Hangar and Classic Automobile Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most rare aircraft, extraordinary American classic automobiles, historic tanks, armored vehicles, military artifacts and much more.

2021 Boston Waterfront 5K

Date: September 11th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.mccourtfoundation.org/pages/boston-waterfront-5k

The McCourt Foundation is excited to announce The 2021 Boston Waterfront 5K will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal located at 1 Black Falcon Ave., Boston (Flynn Cruiseport).

This race offers the most unique 5K course with over a mile of running along the water, a fantastic post-race celebration with music, Arctic Chill Zone, and much more!

Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla

Date: September 11th

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Snail Road Beach, Provincetown, MA

For more information: https://www.swim4life.org/

Please join the hundreds of swimmers, friends, and paddlers from across the United States who consider Provincetown their spiritual home, and return to participate in the 34th annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla.

This fundraiser supports vital year round services for AIDS, women’s health, and the community. Come share with them the special relationships they have established and the community they have created through the healing waters of Provincetown Harbor.

The Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla is sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, celebrating 28 years of nurturing community.

“InterGeneration” Outdoor Release Screening

Date: September 11th

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA

For more information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/boston-nature-center/news-events/intergeneration

Join them at the BNC on Saturday, September 11, for an outdoor release screening of Carolyn Shadid Lewis’s film, InterGeneration.

The screening begins at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a Q&A at 8:00 pm. Bring your own blanket or chair!

18th Annual Nantucket Slam

Date: September 12th – September 14th

Time: Various

Location: Nantucket Boat Basin, 1 Swain’s Wharf Road, Nantucket, MA

For more information: https://events.cff.org/NantucketSlam

This all-inclusive two-day competitive catch and release fishing tournament is designed for recreational and avid anglers alike, with their own boats. “The Slam” is the accomplishment of landing three designated species by one angler in the same day. For those in the Northeast this means a combination of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, and/or False Albacore. Nantucket is one of those rare special places where a Slam is attainable.

The registration process has slightly changed. Once you and your team are registered online you will receive a form to fill in your boat info, etc. Should you require lodging, please contact Karen Kelly ASAP to make your arrangements, space is limited. In addition the silent auction is online only you will receive mobile bidding information as they get closer to the tournament.

2021 Flutie 5k for Autism

Date: September 12th

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant Street, South Natick, MA

For more information: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47965/2021-flutie-5k-for-autism

For the past 23 years, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism has helped people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Join them for their 22nd annual Flutie 5k at their new location, Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick, MA or from your own satellite location. Gather your friends and family to run – together let’s make a difference in the autism community!

Family Mini-Golf and Lunch

Date: September 12th  

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Trombetta’s Farm, 655 Farm Road #2763, Marlborough, MA

For more information: https://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/event/mini-golf21/

Join them on Sunday, September 12 at 12 pm for a family-friendly game of mini golf at Trombetta’s Farm in Marlborough, MA! This event takes place the day before their Annual NEHA Golf Tournament. After a round of mini golf, lunch and ice cream, you and your family will help them make thank you cards to be given out to all the golfers during this year’s tournament.

All proceeds raised during the tournament will allow them to continue to provide education and support for all those living with a bleeding disorder in New England!

The 27th Cambridge Carnival Festival

Date: September 12th

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: University Park Commons, 65 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA

For more information: https://cambridgecarnival.org/

Cambridge Carnival International is a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African traditions. Carnival secretly allowed public communication and cultural bonding for the Afro-Caribbean cultures from as far back as the 1600s.

The festival, now a Cambridge institution, attracts thousands of people and is the largest festival in Cambridge. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures that can be seen as revelers masquerade through the streets of Cambridge in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of Carnival.

Cambridge Carnival is the most unique event in the City of Cambridge. It is planned entirely by the community for the community. The organizing committee works hard year-round to plan an event that is inclusive, engaging, and reflective of the city’s diversity. The event is organized by a non-profit volunteer community organization made up of a diverse group of individuals. Members of the group either live and work in Cambridge or run local businesses and have a desire to promote, preserve, and share the history and culture of the Caribbean and Carnival traditions based on the models of Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil. The festival is a vehicle to bring together Cambridge’s diverse community for a spectacular annual costume parade and celebration.

Spin4 Crohn’s & Colitis Cures

Date: September 12th

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Hood Park, 100 Hood Park Drive, Charlestown, MA

For more information: https://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/site/TR/spin4/NewEnglandChapter?fr_id=10173&pg=entry

They are excited to be teaming up with Turnstyle Cycle & Bootcamp for their spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures event. They are working with their partners to ensure this event can happen safely with all protocols in place. Teams can bring their own indoor cycling shoes or borrow from Turnstyle Cycle (for free!). Each bike has pedals with SPD compatibility.

Cocktails for Cars

Date: September 12th

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

For more information: https://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/mecevents/cocktails-for-cars-2/?occurrence=2021-09-12

They’re delighted to invite you back to one of Heritage’s most exciting and popular events! Both driver and spectator are welcome to celebrate and enjoy their shared love of cars. Please join them for this distinctive cocktail party, showcasing over 30 of the finest collector cars from the region, displayed within the beauty of the gardens.

31st Annual Golf Tournament

Date: September 13th

Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, 284 East Temple Street, Boylston, MA

For more information: https://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/event/golf21/

Their 31st Annual Golf Tournament and Raffle will be held in memory of Charles L. Doherty, Jr., at the beautiful Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Golfers are invited to participate as individuals or as a foursome. At the event, there will also be a raffle and a silent auction with exciting prizes! All proceeds from this event assist the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) to fulfill its mission by providing support, education, and advocacy to the bleeding disorder community.

Participation includes: breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf, a golf-cart, and a goodie bag. Each golfer that plays in the tournament will also receive a complimentary round of golf at Cyprian Keyes!

2021 Salem Hospital Annual Golf Classic

Date: September 13th  

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Salem Country Club, 133 Forest Street, Peabody, MA

For more information: https://nsmcgiving.partners.org/golfclassic/

Please join them for the 2021 Salem Hospital Annual Golf Classic, supporting the Community Farm Pilot Program in Lynn.

Salem Hospital is committed to caring for the communities they serve. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they found that many in their communities are food insecure and do not have access to enough affordable food.

The Community Farm Pilot Program will take important steps to directly combat food insecurity in Lynn, as well as offer fresh and healthy alternatives that have become more expensive, and scarce, during the pandemic.

Salem Hospital and the North Shore Physicians Group will embark on the Community Farm Pilot Program this calendar year on the site of the former Union Hospital. They will construct farm beds and plant crops in time to have fresh food available in the spring of 2022.

They believe the farm will become a place for the community to gather, grow nourishing food under the guidance of their nutritionists and farm managers and that this locally grown food will be available to the community at large.

Sponsoring the 2021 Annual Salem Hospital Golf Classic will provide the funds needed for materials, farm tending and management, crop planning and ongoing administrative support.

The Home’s Golf Invitational

Date: September 13th

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Black Rock Country Club, 19 Clubhouse Drive, Hingham, MA

For more information: https://thehome.org/events/event-post/golf

The Home for Little Wanderers’ 27th Annual Golf Invitational champions the work of The Home with a day of play, raising critical funds to support the organization’s mission of creating permanent, positive change for vulnerable children and families. Participants bring their game, goodwill and generosity to beautiful Black Rock Country Club to play a private, top-rated golf course and enjoy great food, entertainment, and company.

Calico Concert

Date: September 14th

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/calico-concert

Calico is Eric Boodman, fiddle, feet, and voice, Jesse Ball, guitar, mandolin, feet, accordion, and voice, and Casey Murray, cello, and banjo. Calico plays the traditional music of New England and Eastern Canada. You won’t want to miss this concert! It will get you up and dancing! Calico will perform outdoors under the spacious Century Tent. There will be ample free parking.

Par For The Cure!

Date: September 15th  

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Crosswinds Golf Club, 424 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA

For more information: https://secure.givelively.org/event/type-one-inc/par-for-the-cure-1st-annual-type-one-golf-tourney

Type One invites you to join them for their 1st annual Par For The Cure! This inaugural event will be held at Crosswinds Golf Club in Plymouth, MA on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Over the past decade, while bringing thousands of friends and families together, Type One has made an incredible impact toward their mission of funding research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) and supporting those in need of help to manage their disease, by holding its Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race. After 10 years, and much deliberation due to coronavirus, they decided for the health and safety of the greater community, that they would change it up this year and bring people together at this beautiful golf course. Registration opens at 11:00 am with a scramble shotgun start at 1:00 pm, immediately followed by an appetizer and drink reception at 6:00 pm.

Type One was founded in 2012 by a group of South Shore residents to support their friend Tyson Sunnerberg, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, when he was 21 years old. On November 25, 2012, the first ever Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race was held raising awareness and funds toward a cure.

Speaker Series: Britain and Italy In The Era Of The Great War

Date: September 17th

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street, Hudson, MA

For more information: https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/speaker-series-brittan-and-italy-in-the-era-of-the-great-war/

Author Stefano Marcuzzi disentangles the threads of the Anglo-Italian war-time diplomacy, strategy and economics. An authoritative account of a complex bi-lateral relationship and an explanation of how and why the two allies ultimately drifted apart.

Friday Farm Workshop: Farm Art & Expression with Kelly

Date: September 17th      

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

For more information: https://landssake.org/event-directory/events-2/

This workshop welcomes all age and skill levels to create and explore with art and design en plein air! The sessions will be framed around center points of Land’s Sake farm and will be using a different medium each class, specifically exploring with usage of natural materials. Each class, participants have the opportunity to create beautiful pieces for the home. Supplies will be included, and participants are welcome to bring materials they wish to use in class.

6th Annual Applefest Gala

Date: September 17th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Juniper Hills Golf Course Pavilion, 202 Brigham Street, Northborough, MA

For more information: https://northboroughed.org/2561-2/

Join them for the Sixth Annual Applefest Gala: “Cocktails and Dancing Under the Stars”. A community event by the Northborough Education Foundation on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at Juniper Hills Golf Course Pavilion. All proceeds benefit the Northborough Education Foundation.

The mission of the Northborough Education Foundation is to provide the Public Schools and the community with resources necessary to improve curriculum, programs and services above and beyond the level supported by the annual school budgets. The NEF will finance the costs of extraordinary curriculum and staff development projects, student services and activities, special programs, equipment purchases and other efforts in order to foster creativity and add to the excellence of the Northborough student experience.

Relay For Life of Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury

Date: September 18th – September 19th

Time: Various

Location: Wilmington High School, 159 Church Street, Wilmington, MA

For more information: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=98727

The American Cancer Society’s work has never been more important. A cancer diagnosis is one of the most challenging experiences in life, under normal circumstances. Coping with cancer during a global health crisis poses even more challenges, stress, and anxiety. Relay For Life is a way for communities to come together to raise funds and support families facing cancer. During this time, many events have gone virtual to ensure a safe experience for all, however you can still sign up to celebrate survivors. You can still sign up to honor those who have been touched by this disease. You can still sign up to raise funds to invest in research for treatment and cures, and the 24/7 support that is always available. By signing up, you can save lives.

Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard 2021

Date: September 18th

Time: 7:00 am

Location: Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA

For more information: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=519

Be transported back in time as you cycle through the colonial suburbs of our nation’s history along with a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time. Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as you all come together to reach the goal—a world free of MS.

Rhode Island CF Cycle for Life

Date: September 18th

Time: 7:00 am

Location: Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, 417 Hix Bridge Road, Westport, MA & Virtual

For more information: https://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/Cycle/74_Massachusetts_RI?fr_id=8771&pg=entry&_ga=2.44175972.1957921956.1627921707-1106646725.1627921707

They can’t wait to bring the CF community together for CF Cycle for Life!

Every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. This event will be in-person, with staggered start times.  For those who can’t participate in person, there will be virtual components.

Register today to participate in-person or virtually in this year’s CF Cycle for Life event and help them stay the course and advance their mission. Stay up to date on how their chapter plans to safely bring the community together to celebrate the strength of the community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis

Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you in-person or virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Share your Journey. Wear a CF Cycle for Life shirt, team jersey, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you cycle in your neighborhood! Track your activity on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can ride together and with others across the country. Share how you are participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #CFCycleforLife to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

CEDS of Hope Walk

Date: September 18th

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA

For more information: https://cedsliberia.org/the-ceds-of-hope-walk/

Come out to Lowell Heritage State Park for a fun, energizing walk for a great cause! Fee includes T-Shirt and raffle ticket for raffle prizes. Kids walk for free! The walk will cover a 2.5 mile loop along the Merrimack River and through the Varnum Ave area. After the walk, they will gather for a celebration along the river.

Your entry fee will go towards making a better life for children with severe special needs in Liberia.

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Boston

Date: September 18th

Time: 10:30 am

Location: DCR Carson Beach, South Boston, MA

For more information: https://support.iocdf.org/event/boston-1-million-steps-4-ocd-walk/e343864

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk is a fundraising and community-engaging event that connects all those affected by OCD and related disorders. It’s an opportunity for members of the community to come together, support each other, and raise funds and awareness about what it really means to have obsessive compulsive disorder.

Annual Makayla Fund Golf Tournament and Fundraiser

Date: September 18th

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Ridder Country Club, 390 Oak Street, East Bridgewater, MA

For more information: http://themakaylafund.org/2019/07/annual-makayla-fund-golf-tournament-and-fundraiser/

Fee includes: lunch, shirt, goody bags, greens fees, and cart. Please register by September 10, 2021.

The Makayla Fund was started after Makayla Guerriero died by suicide. They now have a non-profit for Teen Suicide Awareness and High School Sports Scholarships.

The mission of the Makayla Fund is to help educate teens and their parents to assist in preventing teen suicide in Makayla’s memory through public awareness and education, reduce the stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Handmade for the Holidays

Date: September 18th

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/handmade-for-the-holidays

Gore Place welcomes all to their 5th annual celebration of New England handcrafts! Early fall is a wonderful time to enjoy a New England tradition of shopping among local artisans. Browse and shop outdoors among the fiber artists’ and handcrafters’ booths, enjoy a picnic on a blanket, or stroll across their lawns to view their rare sheep.

11th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Date: September 19th

Time: Various

Location: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the 11th Annual Boston Local Food Festival will be held on September 19th, 2021. Bring your family and friends to eat, shop, and discover local food from across New England.

Arcadia Folk Festival

Date: September 19th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA

For more information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/news-events/arcadia-folk-festival

Signature Sounds and Mass Audubon are excited to announce the third annual Arcadia Folk Festival!

This outdoor fall musical event brings the community together around music in the heart of the Pioneer Valley to celebrate nature and the work of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.

The event is family-friendly! Local favorite Little Roots will perform, plus kids activities, and nature hikes will be happening throughout the day. Children ages 10 and under are free.

This is also a “green” event in accordance with Arcadia’s mission of making every effort to reduce our impact on the planet. Environmental education activities will be integrated into the festival.

Burkie’s Walk and BHYC Pig Roast

Date: September 19th

Time: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Boston Harbor Yacht Club, 1805 Columbia Road, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.michaelburkefoundation.com/events

They’d like to invite everyone to join them for their annual walk and pig roast in honor of Big Mike. This will be the second annual “Burkie’s Walk” and are looking forward to a great turnout again this year. Ove the last few years they were able to raise close to $100,000! After not being able to have their event last year, they are looking forward to inviting everyone back! Please spread the word so they can surpass last year’s numbers! Over the past year they have been able to help many families who have been battling cancer by giving them distributions from the Michael Burke Foundation Fund. These families have directly benefited from your support and donations so please continue to spread the word. So please come join them for “Burkie’s Walk” and pig roast on September 19th for a great time and to help support others when they need it the most.  

Tot Time at the Nature Playscape

Date: September 21st

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/tot-time

Explore nature with rocks, sticks, water, and more. Provocations to explore different elements of nature are open-ended and allow children to do as little or as much of an activity as they like. There will be a different focus each month with new activities.

Children ages 2-6 years, with an adult. $16 per child. $11 for Household/Dual Level Members. Reservations are required. Maximum 10 children. No older siblings please. Please dress children in clothes they will be comfortable potentially getting wet and dirty in, and closed-toe shoes. Masks are required to participate!

A Storm Will Always Pass: The Story Behind “The Longest Storm”

Date: September 21st

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA

For more information: https://www.carlemuseum.org/visit/events/storm-will-always-pass-story-behind-longest-storm

Dan Yaccarino dives into the details of his newest book, The Longest Storm, in which he shares rough sketches, inspirations, and the process he used to create the story about a fractured family that was forced to stay together indoors during a mysterious storm, but weathered it together. He’ll read from the book and lead kids in a “How to Draw Emotions” interactive activity/workshop.

Genesis Foundation Golf Challenge

Date: September 22nd

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, 1 Copple Crown Road, New Durham, NH

For more information: https://thegenesisfoundation.org/event/genesis-foundation-golf-challenge/

Please join Genesis Foundation President, Matthew Hoffman, for the 23rd annual Genesis Foundation Golf Challenge at the breathtaking Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club. After a hot breakfast, lunch, and a round of golf on this challenging course, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony, and a silent auction.  

Celebration and Award Gala

Date: September 22nd

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA,

For more information: https://hearth-home.org/events/2021/6/30/celebration-and-award-gala

They are grateful to recognize Scott W. Pray and D.F. Pray General Contractors as recipients of the 2021 Anna Bissonnette Award for their philanthropic efforts throughout Greater Boston and their commitment to partnering with nonprofits like Hearth, to construct affordable housing for their most at-risk neighbors.

With Scott and his D.F. Pray team at the helm, Hearth at Four Corners is scheduled to open in April, adding 54 units of service-enriched affordable housing for seniors in Dorchester. D.F. Pray’s dedication to constructing housing for the most marginalized in society has and will have a profound and direct impact on changing the lives of so many people. These commitments truly exemplify the spirit of this award’s namesake, Anna Bissonnette, and her mission to end elder homelessness.

The Foggy Mountain Consort

Date: September 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/the-foggy-mountain-consort

The Foggy Mountain Consort is Boston’s premier R&B band, Renaissance & Bluegrass! This five-member ensemble fuses the delicate beauty of Renaissance music with the inventiveness and energy of fiddle and banjo-driven roots music, with the honest beauty of traditional folk songs.

Women Leading Change

Date: September 23rd

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://event.gives/wfri

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) announces its annual celebration fundraiser, Women Leading Change. This event is the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s premier fundraiser, bringing together business and community leaders, social activists, philanthropists, and anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women and girls in Rhode Island to commemorate the organization’s 20-year impact.

The event is both a celebration and tribute. Simone Joyaux founded WFRI in 2001 as Rhode Island’s first organization dedicated to gender equity in the state. Twenty years later, the organization has helped pass several essential laws, including Temporary Caregiver Insurance, Pregnancy Accommodations, Eliminating the Tampon Tax, the Reproductive Privacy Act, the Doula Reimbursement Bill, the Fair Pay Act, and increasing the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour. They have given hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to nonprofits working at the intersection of racial and gender equity, completed annual research on women’s status, and trained 99 women to be advocacy leaders in Rhode Island. WFRI has helped put dozens of women in office, trained hundreds in salary negotiation skills, and has been the leader in evidence-based gender equity work for the past twenty years. This event celebrates their past wins and all of the women who helped them get there.

Highlights include: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marcia Cone, WFRI’s Founding CEO will speak in tribute to the legacy of WFRI’s founder, Simone Joyaux. Simone Joyaux Advocacy Award will be presented to Representative Anastasia Williams. Susan Farmer Leadership Award will be presented to Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, RIDOH.

The 2021 Virtual Carle Honors

Date: September 23rd

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://www.carlemuseum.org/visit/events/2021-virtual-carle-honors

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will hold the 2021 Virtual Carle Honors on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Now in its 15th year, the annual gala and fundraiser celebrates the exceptional work that individuals and organizations have done to enrich the world of children’s books. Registration is free, and there will be opportunities to support the Museum at signup and during the event.

“We are delighted to celebrate our honorees with this virtual celebration which anyone can join from anywhere,” said Rebecca Miller Goggins, director of development at The Carle. “During the pandemic, art and books have brought hope to so many people around the world. On September 23rd we will go behind the scenes and celebrate the people who make those picture books possible.”

IBD Boston: In-Person & Virtual

Date: September 24th

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel, 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/events/ibd-boston-person-virtual

They are pleased to announce that the Boston IBD 2021 meeting will be a hybrid event with an in-person meeting at the Aloft Hotel in Boston (following all Federal, State, and local guidelines to do so safely) that they’ll broadcast simultaneously on a virtual platform. Attendees have a choice to attend in person or virtually. 

The goal of this hybrid conference is to initiate practice changes in gastroenterology practices in the diagnosis and management of patients with CD and UC so as to improve quality of life for these patients while prolonging clinical remission. This conference will provide support and enable participating clinicians to enhance their knowledge, competency, and performance in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, and practice-based learning and improvement.

Friday Farm Workshop: Farm Flower Arranging & Creation with Heather

Date: September 24th

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

For more information: https://landssake.org/event-directory/events-2/

Enjoy an afternoon in the Garden! Land’s Sake Farm has taken pride in growing a diverse and abundant Pick Your Own Flower Garden for decades. Join their in-house florist to learn about different flower varieties and how to arrange & care for your bouquets. Get Creative while picking your own in season fresh farm flowers to arrange and take home. All cutting supplies, a mason jar & 25 stems are included in class price, (additional stems are available for purchase.)  You may bring a favorite vase from home to practice with & get some tips on how to create & care for your arrangement!

Royal Flush for Crohn’s & Colitis

Date: September 24th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: The Lawn on D, 420 D Street, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/events/royal-flush-crohns-colitis

Join the New England Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for their return of Royal Flush for Crohn’s & Colitis!

Enjoy an open bar, gourmet food stations and hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing, and an amazing silent auction.

The 2021 Rodman Ride for Kids

Date: September 25th

Time: Various

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://www.rodmanforkids.org/ride-for-kids

Rodman for Kids believes that all young people in the community deserve to have access to the programs, resources, and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed.

They are dedicated to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the young people they serve. 

Everything they do is driven by their desire to carry forward the legacy left behind by their Founder, Don Rodman, who devoted the last few decades of his life to kids.

Their signature event, the Rodman Ride for Kids, offers their youth-focused partner organizations a cost-free convening platform to raise funds for their programs and engage in collaborative opportunities. The Ride for Kids has raised more than $146 million and impacts tens of thousands of kids each year

St. Jude Walk/Run

Date: September 25th

Time: Various

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

For more information: https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/fitness-fundraisers/5k-walk-run.html?s_src=paidsearch&s_subsrc=google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIideT1NyS8gIVwAaICR2FGwzJEAAYASAAEgKLvPD_BwE

This September, join supporters across the nation for a St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for childhood cancer research and the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for anything.

2021 Run to Home Base

Date: September 25th

Time: 7:00 am

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://www.redsoxfoundation.org/event/rthb/

The Run to Home Base is their most critical, annual fundraiser providing vital funds for the clinical care and support for Veterans and their Families who are impacted by the invisible wounds of war. There has been a 25% increase in Veteran suicides during the COVID pandemic. Like many people and organizations over this past year, Home Base suffered financially and they need your help now more than ever. Their revenue goal for this year’s virtual event is $2 million. Your support will help ensure they can continue to deliver their care nationally, to include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs for their Special Operations Community, their intensive clinical program for families who have lost their loved one due to service or suicide, and their regional outpatient care, which now serves even more Massachusetts Veterans and their families via Telehealth. Thanks to their generous sponsors this year, 100% of every dollar raised will go directly towards the life-saving care provided by Home Base.

5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

Date: September 25th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: DCR Artesani Park, 1255 Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton, MA

For more information: https://support.samaritanshope.org/event/2021-5k-run-walk-for-suicide-prevention/e329864

The 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention is Samaritans’ largest annual event. More than 2,500 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators gather together in celebration of life. The 5K provides an important sense of community for suicide loss survivors and creates a space for you to remember your loved ones lost to suicide. You can be a part of this incredible day.

All proceeds help fund Samaritans’ lifesaving services, including their 24/7 Helpline, suicide prevention workshops, and grief support services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Because of events like the 5K, Samaritans is able to make these vital services available to the community free of charge.

Empty Bowls Attleboro Area

Date: September 25th

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Capron Park Newell Shelter, 201 County Street, Attleboro, MA

For more information: https://emptybowlsattleboro.com/2021-event-tickets/

Join them on September 25, 2021 for a special community event to raise money and awareness in support of fighting hunger in the Attleboro Area.

Bowls made by local artisans will be available for pick-up only. Each bowl is a reminder of how you helped fill the many empty bowls in your own neighborhood.

Tickets are $25 per person for a handmade bowl crafted by local artisans.

Bowl pickups will be between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for physical distancing at the Newell Shelter – Capron Park in Attleboro, MA.

2021 Virtual Concert and Presentation

Date: September 25th     

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information: https://gbpsr.org/events/2021-virtual-concert/

Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are pleased to host a very special fourth annual event to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with restrictions on large gatherings in effect in Boston, the special event will be streamed live on-line, beginning at 7:00pm, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. This event will feature live music from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and chamber musicians from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. Attendance to this virtual event is free, but sponsorships on behalf of both their organizations, no matter the amount, will be appreciated and put to good use.

If you are able, please donate to support a sponsorship for this inspiring musical and educational event. As a sponsor, you will not only aid IPPNW’s and GBPSR’s critical work to prevent the threats of nuclear war and climate change, but will be prominently featured in event publicity and to a large, unlimited on-line audience, including healthcare and business leaders. Last year’s live-streamed event included approximately 1,000 attendees.

Since there will be no reception, they regret they cannot offer their customary food or drink, but they encourage you to sit back in your home, perhaps with a cocktail in hand, and enjoy the online presentations and performance.

AIDS Walk & Run Boston

Date: September 26th  

Time: Various

Location: DCR Carson Beach, South Boston, MA & Virtual

For more information: https://walk.aac.org/walkrun2021

Are you ready to help end HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts? Join them on September 26, 2021 as they take a walk on the water side when the AIDS Walk & Run moves to their new location at DCR’s Carson Beach in South Boston.

This year’s Walk will be a little bit different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While they hope you will join them masked and in person, they want everyone to be able to participate safely. With that in mind, they are holding this year’s Walk as a hybrid model and welcoming walkers both in-person and virtually.

Started in 1986, the AIDS Walk & Run and the thousands of participants they have had during the last 35 years—like you—have made a significant impact in the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS, and the need for care and services has never been greater.

As the leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, AIDS Action and Fenway Health work together to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to help those living with, or at risk for contracting HIV, to live better lives.

The AIDS Walk & Run unites hundreds of runners, walkers, and participants of all ages in support of Fenway Health and AIDS Action’s essential programs and services. Will you join them?

2021 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Boston

Date: September 26th

Time: 7:30 am

Location: DCR Hatch Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA

For more information: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=100824

The American Cancer Society are pleased to announce that the American Cancer Society’s 29th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston walk will take place at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell in Boston on Sunday, September 26th!

Making Strides has always been more than just a walk, it’s a movement. They are making it easier for anyone, anywhere to make an impact. They know the future can be free from breast cancer. They’re asking you to join the movement and sign up to save lives.

Tour De South Shore

Date: September 26th     

Time: 7:30 am

Location: Wompatuck State Park, 204 Union Street, Hingham, MA

For more information: https://www.mccourtfoundation.org/pages/tour-de-south-shore

The 2021 Tour De South Shore Bike, Run or Walk will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Wompatuck State Park, 204 Union Street, Hingham, MA.

This event offers a 25 or 50 Mile Bike and a 5K Fun Run/Walk. All participants are invited to a post-race celebration with free food, 2 beer tickets (21+), an awards ceremony, and more. 

When you register for the Tour de South Shore you commit to fundraising $250, which supports The McCourt Foundation’s mission to build a healthier world.

Charles River Center Virtual 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

Date: September 26th

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Charles River Center, 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA

For more information: https://charlesrivercenter.org/donate/5k-run-1-mile-walk/

The 11th annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a fun, family-friendly IN PERSON event supporting a local non-profit.  The USA Track and Field-certified course begins and ends at the Charles River Center at 59 East Militia Heights Drive in Needham and loops through the scenic back roads of Wellesley and Needham. Participants (nearly 600 in years past) enjoy food, drinks and festivities after the run, which begins at 11 am.  All abilities are welcome.  Free T-shirts to the first 300 entries. There will also be an option to participate virtually.  Proceeds benefit the more than 950 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome, who are supported by the Charles River Center. 

19th Annual CF Golf Classic

Date: September 27th

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Hopkinton Country Club, 204 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA

For more information: https://events.cff.org/CFClassic?_ga=2.44175972.1957921956.1627921707-1106646725.1627921707

Over $40,000 was raised by their CF Golf Classic in Memory of Beth McCarthy donors. They thank you again for your unwavering support of their shared mission.

No matter what obstacles they face, they remain committed to their work to cure CF. They know that no pace is fast enough for CF families and loved ones who are waiting on a breakthrough. With your help, they will continue to make investments and achieve victories. Real progress towards a cure has been made. They will not be satisfied until they defeat cystic fibrosis by finding a cure for all those who have it. 

This year they hope you will once again consider supporting their efforts. They hope you will join them Monday, September 27, 2021 for a great day of golf at the Hopkinton Country Club.

Horizons’ Annual Golf Tournament

Date: September 27th

Time: Various

Location: Essex County Club, 153 School Street, Manchester, MA

For more information: https://horizonschildren.org/news-and-events/annual-golf-tournament/

Horizons for Homeless Children will be hosting their 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Essex County Club. Golfers will play at a private eighteen-hole club while supporting the work of Horizons for Homeless Children.

Coo Coo for Clay

Date: September 29th

Time: 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For more information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/coo-coo-clay-96

Did you know clay comes from the earth? There might be some right under the land you are standing on! Let’s get earthy with clay! Explore clay with your hands or try and make a pinch pot.

Ruth and Ben Concert

Date: September 29th

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For more information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/ruth-and-ben

Guitarist Ruth Rappaport plays traditional music of America, Ireland, and the British Isles. Ben Wetherbee is an exciting fiddler and harmonica player. Hold onto your hats because their music is hard-driving! The concert will take place outdoors under the spacious Century Tent. There will be ample free parking.

Laser Cut String Art

Date: September 30th  

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For more information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/laser-cut-string-art-108

Use laser-cut designs to practice your weaving and embroidery skills.

Recommended for ages 3+ with a grown up.

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