June 2, 3, 4, 5,
2, Thursday – “Sunrises, Sunsets, and Scenic Spots” – Gardner Art Museum – 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Please join us this Thursday, June 2, from 6-8 pm for the opening reception of our summer exhibit. The photography show is entitled, "Sunrises, Sunsets & Scenic Spots". It was open to amateur and professional photographers' entries. It will run until September 8 during regular museum hours. The reception is open to the public. No reservations are required. At the grand opening (6-8 pm) there will be a Silent Auction to benefit the Gardner Museum. Bid, bid, bid, and you might take home a piece of art by a renowned photographer! 28 Pearl St., Gardner MA (978) 632-3277, http://gardnermuseuminc.com
3, 4, 5 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Keene Art Walk, Keene NH – (Continues June 11 and 12) For 23 years, this free event transforms our downtown into a unique and vibrant self-guided walking art gallery. The Art Walk allows artists to share their talents while enriching the lives of our community. The 2016 Art Walk will be held over the first two weekends in June: Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 12th. Come enjoy the beautiful artwork and celebrate in our beautiful downtown. The two Saturdays during Art Walk will include face painting, music, art demonstrations, and artist receptions. New this year is the inclusion of: Digital Arts - Digital Art includes images/animation/film/photography in which digital media or technology is used to enhance or blend the images in a way to produce a new image. There will be several monitors in storefront windows dotted throughout the downtown to showcase this form of art. Language Arts - "Art" is a way of communicating. Language arts are a powerful tool for communicating ideas, beliefs, and feelings. We want to encourage and honor this art form by including it in the Art Walk this year. Displays will include poetry, short stories, essays and word art. Come enjoy the beautiful artwork and celebrate in our beautiful downtown. The two Saturdays during Art Walk will include face painting, music, art demonstrations, and artist receptions. This is a fun family event for all ages. http://www.keeneartwalk.com
4, Saturday – Paddling with Beavers Tour at Nashoba Paddlers –6:00 p.m. Paddling past beaver lodges at dusk, we are often startled by a loud tail-slap and splash. As we enjoy a riverside dinner break, we occasionally have the opportunity to watch a beaver or muskrat enjoying his dinner as well. 398 W. Main St., Groton. Registration required. Visit nashobapaddler.com.
4, Saturday – Athol Congregational Church Country Fair – 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Athol Congregational Church Country Fair on the Uptown Common, Route 2A, Athol. Enjoy food, entertainment, games for the kids, plant sale, theme baskets, baked goods and more at this old-fashioned church fair. Call 978-249-6208.
4, Saturday – Worcester Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival – 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. –Food Truck Festivals of America is pleased to host the return of the Worcester Food Truck featuring a Craft Beer Garden on Saturday, June 4th from Noon-7pm (VIP Hour from 11am- Noon) at Elm Park. The 2016 festival will feature 25+ food trucks; serving up a variety of fan favorites including everything from locally caught seafood to fall-off-the-bone barbecue and much more. For the perfect pairings, the Craft Beer Garden will include 25+ of the area’s most popular local craft brewers with some of the best regional and national craft beers. Cost: $5-$25, Elm Park, Park St. Worcester, MA, 617-254-9500
4, Saturday- Lancaster Guided Garden Walk – 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Join Lancaster Recreation & Lancaster Garden Club for a Guided Garden Walk Saturday, June 4, 10 – 11:30 am with Corinne Walker, President Lancaster Garden Club, at her residential gardens at 152 Old County Road, Lancaster showcasing unusual trees, dwarf conifers, native wildflowers, epimediums, iris and lots more. FREE plant to all who attend. Questions? Contact Jeanne Blauner; email@example.com; 978-202-5606
4, Saturday – A Scent-sational Summer Container – Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Create a fragrant, flowering garden in an attractive container with Betsy Williams. Plant a 14" pot to overflowing with a combination of sweetly scented annual and perennial flowers such as nicotiana, stock, heliotrope, nepeta, sweet alyssum, violas and miniature roses accented with twining vines and variegated greens. With proper care, your pot will bloom happily all summer long on a sunny balcony, patio or porch. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. Member $80, Non-member $95, 11 French Dr., Boylston MA, 774-230-7153. www.towerhillbg.org
4, Saturday – Wrong is Right – Emerging Musicians from Berklee College of Music, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston MA - Wrong Is Right is the blend of mandolin, fiddle and upright bass, played by Jake Howard, Sumaia Jackson and Mike Gaisbacher respectively. These three vibrant players and tune-writers met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. Bringing backgrounds in many American roots music styles with combined skill and finesse on their instruments, Wrong Is Right is carving a path through the contemporary acoustic scene. With driving groove and elegant melodic interpretation, they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music. Their poise and witty personalities bring their music to life. Cost: Tickets will be available on a first-come first-serve basis at the reception desk starting at noon on the day of the concert 11 French Dr. Boylston MA www.towerhillbg.org, 774-230-7153