Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 5/28/20
ONE: This Friday, Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys will be the first-ever band to play right on the dirt and grass of Fenway’s infield diamond. Streaming Outta Fenway is a live rock performance/fundraiser that aims to raise money for the Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity and Feeding America, by bringing a rocking performance right to your homes. Joining the Dropkick Murphys is special guest Bruce Springsteen. A must-see for any fan of rock music, this show starts at 6 p.m. You can read more about it here.
TWO: Jimmy Lehoux is that rarest breed of country singer – one with style and substance. One who is determined to make history, not just repeat it. Be a part of history this weekend at Tupelo Music Hall‘s amazing drive-in experience! This Saturday Jimmy Lehoux will be playing two live shows at the outdoor venue. Catch his show at noon, or his show at 3 p.m. You can find tickets and more information here.
THREE: Unfortunately, Lowell General Hospital will not be holding TeamWalk for CancerCare at LeLacheur Park, as it has before. However, supporting local cancer patients in need is more critical than ever, so TeamWalk organizers are hosting TeamWalk on Your Terms. Get your team together for a walk on the date and time of your choosing, anytime from May 31 to September 1.
Walk with a friend around the neighborhood, walk with your dog on a local trail or walk by yourself wherever you want; the choice is yours! With beautiful weather on the horizon, now is just as good of a time as any to enjoy the fresh air and help TeamWalk in the process.
FOUR: With streaming, we can get practically any movie we want at the click of a few buttons. Still, going to a movie theater provides a unique and immersive experience that is difficult to replicate in the home. Although movie theaters are still closed, Milford Drive-in is going strong with its out door venue! Take the family out this weekend to see one of their many double features. You can find a full list of movies and dates here.
FIVE: The Merrimack River Watershed Council’s (MRWC) Merrimack Trash Tag challenge has been issued! MRWC challenges you to safely cleanup your river banks this month in a friendly contest; winners will receive a $50 gift card and a MRWC t-shirt.
The challenge runs until June 16 so grab your trash bags and get going!
SIX: With the weather improving, now’s the time to get a head start on gardening necessities. We recently explored some surprising benefits to gardening in Wellness Wednesday; it’s a great way to release stress and start fun, constructive projects with the family.
Local sellers like Nunan Florist & Greenhouse in Georgetown, Weston Nurseries in Chelmsford and Wood Bros Florist in Lowell are all working through the difficulties of COVID-19 to continue providing essential gardening supplies to the community.
SEVEN: Restaurants all over Merrimack Valley are doing their part to bring not only delicious food, but also a sense of togetherness and normality to their local communities. Here’s a few spots that are definitely worth checking out this weekend.
Cobblestones of Lowell
This week, Cobblestones of Lowell is offering unique and delicious family-size meals each day! Through May 30, order from Cobblestones and receive a delectable family dinner for four.
Have you been working on your food photography during quarantine? Post a picture of your Stones to-go dinner and tag them on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win $25 off your next carry-out order!
(978) 256-7777 | CobblestonesOfLowell.com
Take a trip back to the days of shorefront drive-in joints at Seaglass Oceanside. Put your car in park, place your order for curbside pickup, hang with the fam and bop to classic tunes from the 60s through 80s. Seaglass Oceanside’s Cruisin’ the Beach Drive-in is open Friday through Sunday.
(978) 462-5800 | SeaglassOceanside.com
In Italy, a true artisan combines simplicity in the freshest ingredients with time-honored, scratch preparation. Tuscan Kitchen celebrates the culinary traditions from all over Italy with extensive menu options. If you are in or around the Salem, N.H., area, you can do no wrong feeding the family with freshly made pastas, breads and more.
(603) 952-4875 | TuscanBrands.com
EIGHT: With warm weather ahead, local farmers and vendors are doing everything they can to continue providing fresh produce and products to the people. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, here’s a list of local farmers markets who are going above and beyond to serve the community.
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will be happening virtually. Order online or by phone, choose from four pre-packaged choices, and pick up your delicious goods at their station.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this years no different. Although the outdoor market wont take play until June 14 (through October 4), you can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual spring market.
The Salem Farmers Market boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring live music, children’s entertainment and seasonal special events. In the midst of COVID-19, the market is taking precautions to create a safe and enjoyable space for all patrons. For the time being, the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Since 1979, Community Teamwork has sponsored the Lowell Farmers Market, offering fresh, locally grown produce from area farmers, as well as meats, fish, honey, baked goods, prepared meals, hand-crafts and more. This year, the market is set to begin on July 10, and it will run through October 2.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.