Weekend Calendar Jan 21-23
Let’s be honest, Weston. Today is just stupid cold. This is the one day of the year that you think to yourself: why, when there are perfectly good warmer states and countries, do I live here? The Owl should know: we lived in the tropics for 15 years. It’s not good skiing today and if you don’t own microspikes, I would not be heading out in the woods…it’s icy. So let’s see what we can come up with for this weekend so you can pretend that this is not happening.
Newton Theatre Company presents Macbeth, Newton Highlands, Friday – Sunday. An all-woman ensemble takes on Shakespeare’s tragedy about the infamous Scottish king and queen and the dark consequences of their murderous ambition. Personally, I find their theatre poster verryyyyy scary and I am not posting here. More information and a glance at the poster here.
Friday, January 21
All Things Glowing Night Hike, Andover, 6-8 pm. Dress warmly for a lantern-guided night hike full of reflection and positive energy with The Trustees at Ward Reservation. At the top of Holt Hill, the trees part to reveal a sky full of stars, and participants will be greeted by glowing fire pits and a fire spinning performance by Tetra. So cool. Also cold. More information here.
“A Most Remarkable Jackass” : An Hour with Mark Twain, Concord, 7:30-8:30 pm. In case this is not clear, Mark Twain is dead, but brought back to life in a non-creepy way by an impersonator. On the site: “Portrayed by Kit Webb, also a humorist and curmudgeon, Twain will recount his stories known for their humor, satire, honesty, and blasphemy, as well as share some passages from his now sadly “classic” novels.” A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court remains one of the Owl’s favorite books ever. More information here.
Saturday January 22
Riveted Bangle Bracelets Workshop, (Metalwerx @the AIC), Weston, 10 am to 1 pm. This looks to be waitlist only at this point but try to get in for this one. Sounds like a great stress-reducer with all the banging around of hammers. Officially, this course will focus on forming a stack of bangles utilizing copper and sterling silver. Students will texture and forge their metal into different shapes and patterns using numerous metalsmithing hammers. Course info and waitlist here. Remember that Open Maker Hours at the AIC also run Saturdays 1-4 pm–just make a reservation and go be creative. There is also an everlasting wreath workshop on Sunday so check out AIC’s calendar.
Sunday January 23
Farm Fiber Day at Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. This is a famiy-run place that I cannot actually visit anymore while carrying a wallet. Mr. Owl has banned me to go in spring, I am only slightly safer in winter because my knitting skills are umm, not. Here’s where you find yarn, fleeces, spinning fiber, finished items (socks, hats, woven scarves and table linens, felted objects). Also food. My favorite line: “We will have visiting sheep and bunnies, spinning on wheels”…how do they get the sheep and bunnies to do that? All you need to know about the details is right here.
Sudbury Camp Fair, Sudbury, 11 am to 2 pm. Already dreaming of sending your littles and mediums off to camp this summer? This is the place to dream about jumping into non-freezing lakes, shooting arrows at non-moving targets and whatever else your kids do at camp. An impressive list of camps are coming to Lincoln-Sudbury High School. More information here.
Forestry Walk with Land’s Sake, Ogilvie Town Forest, 2 pm. Come out for a nice walk through the woods (microspikes and yak traks are advised by me) to learn about Land’s Sake’s Forestry program with Brendan Murtha of Land’s Sake, and Brian Donahue, the patron saint of well, everything in Weston, except for trees. Patron saint of agriculture, perhaps. There are two schools of thought on forests–managing them and not managing them (i.e., not cutting them down). Guess where the Owl falls? Not with the tree-cutting. Anyway, learn lots, enjoy the woods, check out the Christmas elf tree. Park at 49 Stonehedge in Lincoln. More info here.