Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 4/20/17
ONE: Actors Incorporated will be putting on their rendition of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical all weekend at the Chelmsford High School Performing Arts Center, with ticket sales benefiting The Megan House Foundation. Sing along to “Chim chim cher-ee!” while supporting a great cause on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 or 7 p.m. or Sunday at 1 p.m.
TWO: Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses is holding its 2017 Spring Open House this weekend with garden-fresh events for the whole family. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, head over for gardening workshops, Q&A sessions with experts and more.
THREE: Saturday is Earth Day, so consider spending it in service of our beloved planet. The City of Haverhill will be holding an Earth Day Clean-Up from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at the Citizens Center — the first 150 people will receive a free T-shirt — and don’t forget to bring your own gloves and tools. Bags and and refreshments will be provided.
FOUR: The seacoast needs some help cleaning up on Earth Day, too! Meet the Salisbury Coastal Trails Coalition at Lion’s Park Parking Lot for a Trail Clean-Up Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Bags and refreshments will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring leather gloves, pruners and/or brush clippers.
FIVE: Bad Moon Shop and Crose Nest Collective of Mill No. 5 will be hosting Alchemy & Oddities 2, featuring oddity vendors, herbalist vendors and readers of the unknown. Get weird with the various shopkeepers at the Mill from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
SIX: Head over to Blue Ocean Music Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m. for Brews, Bourbon, BBQ & Blues, a one-day event featuring craft beer and bourbon tastings, barbecue food stations and live blues performed by Parker Wheeler and Friends.
SEVEN: Lexington native and SNL alum Rachel Dratch will return to her hometown for Rachel Dratch Comes Home at Cary Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday. She’ll be accompanied in a night of comedy and improv by Kirsten Rasmussenan, Kiley Fitzgerald, Don Schuerman and Christine Cuddy.
EIGHT: Firehouse Center for the Arts is once again playing host to the Earth Port Film Festival, which takes place this Sunday at 6 p.m. The 11 films included vary in genre, but are all designed to raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media.