Garden Club gets ready for a new growing season
Join the Garden Club of Harvard and gardener and photographer Suzanne Mahler for tips and guidelines to prepare for a new growing season. Topics will include spring pruning, transplanting trees and shrubs, dividing perennials, and a demonstration of useful tools of the trade. Suzanne will also present her photographs of theme gardens and public gardens. The meeting will be held by Zoom on Monday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome; email email@example.com for further information on how to attend.
Go to fivesparks.org for more information, to sign up for a program, or to get a Zoom link.
- Take-home spring terrarium craft kit. Purchase a kit from Fivesparks to make your own Mason jar terrarium to celebrate spring. $15. Order by March 31.
- “Understanding the Black Hole Image.” Webinar presented by Dr. Geoffrey Crew, researcher at MIT Haystack Observatory. April 16, 7:30 pm.
- Bonsai Basics Workshop. Zoom class, bonsai tree and all materials included. May 19, 7 p.m.
- Felting with Rachel Benson: March 25, bunny. Sign-up and details at Fivesparks.org.
Storyfest 2020 videos available for viewing at Fivesparks.org.
Library hosts virtual story times and book groups
All story times, book groups, and events are virtual via Zoom. To be added to a story time email list, complete the registration form at bit.ly/2N8fYL6. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before each meeting.
Groups are limited to Harvard residents or HES/Bromfield students. Others may register one week in advance provided there is space available. To be added to a book group email list, fill in the HPL Virtual Book Group registration form: bit.ly/3vRay8M.
- Infant story time for infants to 2-year-olds; Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 19 and April 22.
- Story time for 2s and 3s; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 21.
- Stories for 4s and 5s; Mondays at 1:30 p.m. No story time April 19.
- Saturday story time; ages 3 to 7; Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Funny picture book stories. Email childrens firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Saturday story time email list. Due to limited space, registration is limited to local families.
- Book Discussion Group for First- and Second-Graders; Monday, March 29, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Third-Graders; Monday, April 5, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fourth-Graders; Monday, April 12, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fifth-Graders; Tuesday, April 13, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Sixth-Graders; Tuesday, March 30, 4 p.m.
- Teen Connections Book Group; Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Fitchburg Art Museum reopens
The Fitchburg Art Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, March 26, Fridays 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 to 5 p.m., except for the “Discover Ancient Egypt” exhibition, which will reopen Wednesday, April 14, when the museum expands its hours to Wednesday through Friday. Also at the museum: “The Big Picture: Giant Photographs and Powerful Portfolios,” and “Cloth Is Money: Textiles from the Sahel.” For more information, go to fitchburgartmuseum.org.
Habitat for Humanity virtual beer tasting
Habitat for Humanity presents “Virtual Taste for Home 2021,” Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Learn about craft beers, the brewing process, and the brewery; bid on auction items. Ticket includes six different craft beers from Mayflower Brewing Company in a reusable tote. The cost for a ticket is $80, or $40 to participate in the program; beer may be picked up at Jack O’Lantern in Ayer, ReStore in Leominster, or the office in Acton. A Zoom link will be sent after registration. Proceeds from this event will be used for local home building and repair projects. Register at: conta.cc/3bKHDv3.
Indian Hill Music events
Spring classes include:
- Music for Aardvarks, ages 1-4, with parent/caregiver. Drum Buddies, ages 4-6. 10-week sessions start in April.
- Drums, guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, and recorder, for families. Six-week sessions start in April and May.
- Intro to voice, music theory, family recorder, custom ensembles, and more. Ages 6-17. Four-, 8-, or 10-week sessions start in April. For other classes and more information, go to indianhillmusic.org.
- Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. “Little Music Train - El Trencito de la Música.” Free online music play date in English and Spanish. Sign up at bit.ly/3vrKRvn.
- Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m. Traditional bluegrass music with fiddler and vocalist Laura Orshaw and guitarist Tony Watt. See bit.ly/317CqHI for tickets and more information.
NRWA presents ‘Promoting the Return of River Herring’
Join the Nashua River Watershed Association for the second program in the free series “Case Studies in Stream Protection and Restoration: Dam Removals, River Herring, Mussels, & Climate Impacts.” On Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m.: “Promoting the Return of River Herring” with guest presenter Matt Devine. There will be a free live Zoom presentation, focusing on river herring restoration using Lake Potanipo in Brookline, New Hampshire, as a case study. To register, visit www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org, Programs and Events.
At the Museum of Russian Icons
The museum presents “An Evening with Paul Muldoon and the Iconic Russian Poets,” Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. Works of Russian poets Akhmatova, Brodsky, Mandelstam, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Voznesensky, and Yevtushenko. Registration required by Wednesday, April 21. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the program. Learn more and register at bit.ly/3eFfDuI.
June 11 and 12: “Collecting Orthodoxy: A History and a Look Towards the Future.” Early-bird registration ends April 1. More information at bit.ly/3fgTCTx.
Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer
Registration is now open for Emerson Hospital’s 22nd annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care. All proceeds go directly to supporting patients who receive cancer care at Emerson Hospital. The virtual event will take place Saturday, May 1, through Saturday, May 15. Visit www.emersonhospital.org/5k for details, to register or make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a Run~Walk thank-you kit, including a high-performance race T-shirt.
Theatre III auditions
Auditions are open at Theatre III, Acton, for PlayPalooza, a 10-minute play festival performance via Zoom, at the end of May. No previous experience required, just a positive attitude and a love of theater. Open to anyone age 18 and older. To audition, complete the form at forms.gle/gFpB6MogcJKvgUi2A and email a one- to two-minute monologue to email@example.com.
April 23, 8 p.m., “Camelot: The Knights of the Square Table,” with music inspired by Monty Python. Streaming on Zoom. Admission free, donations accepted. More information at www.theatreiii.org.