Weekend Calendar March 18-20

Cornelian cherry (dogwood really) on Town Green, April 1, 2021

People…it’s ridiculously gorgeous outside. There is absolutely nothing to do today but to get outside. Right now. It will rain tomorrow and then you’ll be like, darn, I missed the good day. There is much to do and see in Weston this afternoon–have you walked the Legacy Trail recently? Park at Community Center and walk up. Get a book at the library and sit on a bench outside. Walk around the Town Green, explore Hubbard Forest (park at Burt Field) and College Pond. Wander through Cat Rock calling for George–it’s time for you to come home. Who is George? He is Cat Rock’s beloved blue heron. Speaking of which, it’s time to check in with ACO O’Reilly about Hobbes the snapping turte’s re-release date. Back with that info.


Grab lunch from Heirloom or Dumpling Daughter or Bros and sit outside at the Weston Bistro. At the what? See here for Beach vs Bistro information. Hopefully, DPW has gotten out the bistro chairs and tables and Adirondack chairs for today’s spectacular weather. If not, there are plenty of benches around, or walk on the rail trail and have a sit-down at a bench there. The Owl will have office hours today at 1 pm at the Bistro so if you have any pressing gossip, you can find me there.

Get outside. Stop looking at your computer. Birds are at College Pond, Sears Land, Highland, every freaking where. Peepers at middle school vernal pool near softball field. Sunshine everywhere. Goodbye.


Nowruz Celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 10 am-5 pm. Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring at the MFA! Stop by the Museum on Saturday, March 19, to learn about Nowruz traditions, explore Persian works of art, enjoy dance performances, and more. More information here.

Cousins Maine Lobster at Mighty Squirrel, Waltham, 12 pm-8 pm: I have to say that I’m not quite ready for lobster season, but maybe you are. Try not to read any of the articles about lobsters possibly being sentient creatures. I no longer eat octopus because of The Soul of an Octopus book. yikes. Anyway, lobster rolls and beer. 411 Waverley Oaks, Road, Waltham. More information here on the food trucks.

Sunday: Vernal Equinox, hooray!

Vernal Equinox Hike at Nobscot with Sudbury Valley Trustees, 9 am-11 pm. Nobscot is an extensive trail network that spans the town borders of Framingham and Sudbury. This will be a moderate-paced hike suitable for people accustomed to walking on woodland trails. Register here.

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade, 1 pm start. I’ve never been, no idea what goes on. There is a big informational website here so do some research before you go green.

Rivers Symphony Orchestra at Regis College, 3 pm. See the Owl post here and then go listen to some beautiful music including soloists from the Rivers Conservatory program.

Fireside Equinox Meditation at the Old Manse, Concord, 6 pm. Celebrate the coming of spring on the Equinox with a fireside meditation with Deb Carroll. More information here.


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