Weekend Calendar February 12-13
The Owl is late with her weekend advice because it was simply too nice an afternoon not to get out on the trails. What a lovely wander through Lincoln’s woods–as I’ve said, if they didn’t have such a strong Minute Man organization, oh yeah and a current military base, it would be so worth attempting a takeover. Alas.
Art on the Trails – Winter Scavenger Hunt with Lincoln Land Conservation Trust–EXTENDED through this weekend. Search Lincoln’s trails for nature-themed art installations created by students at Birches School. The scavenger hunt started on Friday February 4th and runs through Sunday the 13th because of the bad weather last weekend. Take a selfie at each location and share your photos (on the Outerspatial app) to win a $10 gift card to Twisted Tree Café or Something Special. Participants need to download the OuterSpatial Trail App. More information here.
Saturday, February 12
Panther Trail walk, 10 am (4 mile) and 12 pm (2 mile), Marlborough. Get a “sneak peek” of the future Panther trail along the Sudbury Reservoir. The official opening of the entire 26.2-mile trail is planned for later this year. Enjoy remarkable water views along the reservoir, and hear about the history of the Sudbury Reservoir, why protection of the reservoir land is so important and also learn about the creation of this marathon length Panther trail – entirely in Marlborough. Led by the Marlborough Trails Committee. More information here.
17th Annual Merrimack Valley Eagle Festival with MassAudubon, Newburyport. When winter returns to the lower Merrimack Valley, so do Bald Eagles and Snowy Owls and other exciting winter wildlife. Many activities through Saturday, some are full with waitlist. There is still availability as of now for the 1-3 pm Eagle walk: Outdoor Adventures for Families: Eagle Fest – Bald Eagles on the River. More information about the festival at this link.
Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market at Russell’s. 10:30 am – 2 pm. The weekly winter market continues with around 25 vendors inside and 25 outside. Lots of yummies. Check out the list of vendors here. Masks are required. Overbuying of everything is suggested, but not required. Shop local! Russell’s is at 397 Boston Post Road in Wayland.
The World Goes Round with the Weston Friendly Society, 2 pm, 7: 30 pm. Join the characters as they celebrate life and the fighting spirit with a passionate, up-tempo evening of songs, including “Mr. Cellophane,” and “Cabaret.” More information here.
Sunday, February 13
Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade, 10 am-3 pm, Boston. Boston’s huge Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown features lion dances, drums, martial arts, and firecrackers, and when the weather cooperates, dragon dances.
Rivers Youth Orchestra Concert, Regis College. 1:00pm – Performances by the Preparatory Orchestra, conducted by Whitney Tandon, and Sinfonia, conducted by Susan Memoli. 2:30pm – Performances by Philharmonia, conducted by Colleen MacDonald, and The Rivers Youth Symphony, conducted by Chris Memoli. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Students are free. Purchase tickets: 2022 Winter RYO Concert at Regis Hall (jotform.com)
Chocolate Sunday at the First Parish Church, 11:30 am. You know, I might actually have stayed with a faith if they had had chocolate Sundays. Ah well, maybe I shall show up anyway. First Parish will have a whole array of delicious chocolate goodies to share, a chocolate fountain (in the well-ventilated parish hall), and some extra-special treats that they are raffling off to support Afghan refugees resettling in the Boston area. More information here.
Have a great weekend, Weston!