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5 Weekend Musts

Friday, July 20, 2012


The weather’s going to be great all weekend. Here are some great ways to get outside and take advantage of this weather.


Stargazing at the Hodges Village Dam in Oxford.

Take a look at the night sky through a good telescope and think about the cosmos instead of what's on TV, as Astronomer Todd Jaarsma will lead a program on the night sky at Hodges Village Dam, beginning at 8:30 pm. Bug spray recommended

For directions or more information, click here.

Saturday or Sunday:

Birds of Prey, Davis Farmland, Sterling.

Davis Farmland is hosting a Birds of Prey weekend, where visitors to the children's discovery farm can see hawks and falcons up close.  

For directions or more information, click here.

Saturday or Sunday:

Canoeing at Wachusett Meadow, Princeton

Rent a canoe at Wachusett Meadow’s Wildlife Pond and explore the wildlife of the pond. Visitors have been able to watch beavers and birds and experience the peaceful tranquility of canoeing on a sanctuary pond.

Saturday 10am-3:30pm, Sundays 12:30-3:30pm

Cost is $10/hour/canoe for members; $14/hour/canoe for nonmembers. Rental fee includes boat, paddles, and PFDs. 

For more information or directions, click here.


Outdoor Rock Concert, Goodale Park, West Boylston

This week’s edition of the West Boylston Arts Foundation Arts Rock series features reggae band Alchemystics. The band released its fourth album in 2011 and has been playing a variety of festivals, concerts and clubs.Local youth band Time Slips Daily will open at 7.

The Arts Rock series takes place at Goodale Park. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens and children 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit arts programs in the West Boylston Schools.

For more information, click here.


Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Concert, Institute Park, Worcester

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will be playing a Classics to Broadway concert, featuring the Sound of Music, as well as music of Beethoven, Berlioz, Gershwin, Handel, and Rodgers. Jane Shivick and Michael Calmès will be the soloists; Myron Romanul will conduct.

The free family concert will begin at 7 pm at Institute Park.

For more information, click here.


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