A Perpetual Invitation: 150 Years of Art at the Concord Free Public Library

When: Mar. 24, 11:00AM
Where: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike


CONCORD: In honor of the Concord Free Public Library’s 150th Anniversary, the Concord Museum, the Concord Free Public Library, and the CFPL Corporation’s William Munroe Special Collections have collaborated on this special exhibition featuring the Library’s art collection. Curators from the Concord Museum and the Library’s William Munroe Special Collection lead the guided tours of the exhibition. Featured objects include paintings by Washington Allston, N.C. Wyeth, May Alcott Nieriker, Charles Hovey Pepper, Alicia Keyes, and Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, among other artists, as well as sculptures depicting noted Concord authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. The exhibition also highlights Concord’s artist communities, local art collectors, the history of institutions promoting public access to works of art, and the stories of specific artists, including May Alcott Nieriker, Alicia Keyes, Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, and others who have lived and worked in Concord. A variety of public programs exploring Concord’s art and history will be presented at both the Museum and the Concord Free Public Library. See the Calendar for program information.

Art Installation at Beals Preserve

When: Jun. 10, 10:00AM
Where: Elaine & Philip Beals Preserve


SOUTHBOROUGH: The Southborough Open Land Foundation invites the general public to visit Beals Preserve to watch artists install their work for the 7th annual Art on the Trails on June 10 from 10am-5pm. This year’s theme is Transformation. The exhibition is juried by Sculptor Sarah Alexander, Creative Director, Hopkinton Center for the Arts.  In addition to the installations, the program will include poetry written in response to the work and will be juried by poet Maura Snell. A prize winning poem will be selected from submissions by Scituate poet Joanne DeSimone Reynolds.  Learn more about this event at www.artonthetrails.com or by contacting Catherine Weber at (508) 523-3605 or cweber@artonthetrails.com.

Habitat for Humanity North Central MA Building Dreams Golf Tournament

When: Sep. 12, 7:30AM
Where: Red Tail Golf Course


DEVENS: For more information, contact Diana Sinkus at (978) 348-2749; diana@ncmhabitat.org; www.ncmhabitat.org

42nd Townsend Arts and Craft Fair

When: Sep. 16, 9:00AM
Where: Townsend Town Common


TOWNSEND: An atmosphere of traditional music, good food and plenty of fun. Proceeds support the 501(c)3 non-profit Townsend Historical Society and its mission of preserving our local history. Applications, are now available and can be accessed online at www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org/artsandcraftfair. Applications are screened to make sure all work is handmade. The application fee is $75 for one or both days. Vendor spots are 10'x 15'. The deadline for consideration is August 28. For information, contact the Townsend Historical Society at (978) 597-2106, email townsendhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com, townsendartsandcraftfair@yahoo.com or visit them on Facebook and online at townsendhistoricalsociety.org.