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.

ONE: See the Actors Incorporated version of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Tickets sold benefit The Megan House Foundation.

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.

FIVE: These keepsake bags are just one example of the oddities available at Mill No. 5’s Bad Moon Shop, which is putting on a second Alchemy & Oddities marketplace with fellow store Crose Nest Collective this Saturday.

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.

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  • Meghan O

    There’s a 5k Trail Race & Kids Fun Run to Benefit the Marine Mammal Rescue Program that covers Parts of North Shore MA and all of NH shoreline! RACE IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017! ADULTS START AT 9am and Kids at 9:40! Prizes, lots of music, activities and a mock seal rescue!! Join us for Earth Day Fun!! Seacoast Science Center @ Odiorne Point State Park, Rye NH
    (A beautiful drive up Rt 1A!)