Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 6/4/20
ONE: The Trustees are reopening 13 additional properties today across Massachusetts. Among the 13 properties are Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, Ward Reservation in Andover and Weir Hill in Andover. With weather looking up this weekend, now is a great time to check out these beautiful spots.
To see the full list of open Trustees properties, visit here.
TWO: Join Appleton Farms on Zoom today at 2 p.m. as they explore farming, food, animals, ecology, cooking and more. Each week, the farm explores a new theme, encouraging kids to investigate and explore life on a working farm from inside their living rooms. Topics may include growing vegetables, milking cows, raising chickens, cooking with local ingredients or caring for the land for both domestic and wild creatures.
This program is best suited for students between 2nd and 5th grade, but families of all ages are welcome to join. You can attend via Zoom by using meeting ID: 988-4561-0170.
THREE: With their latest transition into a drive-in venue working out great, Tupelo Music Hall is continuing to book shows through the summer. You can catch blues rock duo James Montgomery & Bruce Marshall live on Friday at 6 p.m.
FOUR: Yoga studio Inner Space is offering free sessions via Zoom. Fit for beginners and yogis alike, these sessions are offered Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
FIVE: Haverhill’s River Bards has moved its June poetry night to Zoom and will feature protest poet Blaine Hebbel, followed by open mic readings.
SIX: While the next reading is a week away, now is a good chance to get caught up. Did you know that the second Saturday in June is Glad Day? Glad Day is a celebration of Pollyanna, the creation of author Eleanor Hodgman Porter. Pollyanna is a beloved character who was determined to find the good in every situation.
Residents of Porter’s home town in Littleton, N.H., are not able to celebrate this year, so Chelmsford Center for the Arts wishes to cheer them up by sending Pollyanna postcards and letters. Join in this spirited Glad Day celebration and tell Pollyanna what you’re glad about.
You can find details on Pollyanna’s address here.
SEVEN: Organizations across the Valley are moving their annual fundraisers and events to virtual platforms. Here’s a growing list of events to look out for.
37th Annual Tribute to Women
The YWCA’s 37th Annual Tribute to Women goes live on June 23 at 6 p.m. This event features a raffle with prize baskets valuing over $500.
Habitat for Humanity Lowell Virtual Auction
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell will host the Dream Builders: Hope At Home Virtual Auction
Online from June 13 through 23, as well as a live zoom program on June 19 at 7 p.m. Create a Bidder Profile at https://BuildHope2020.
Emmaus Staying In with the Valley Stars
Staying In with the Valley Stars, which takes place from June 8 through June 15, will feature a week of fun activities and opportunities to support Emmaus. Each night, Emmaus will share a new video that features some of the Valley Stars cooking, making cocktails and more. And don’t forget to check out their plentiful online auction, which features more than 100 different items.
Greenbelt’s Art in the Barn
Taking place from June 8 through June 17, artwork in this juried show includes fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, woodworking and photography. Every purchase supports Greenbelt’s land conservation work. To see a full list of events taking place during this show, click the link below.
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 year is no different. Although the outdoor market won’t take place 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.