Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/17/20
ONE: Calling all pasta lovers! Want to know how to make fresh pasta by hand? Join Taste Buds Kitchen and learn all the tips and tricks you need to become a regular pasta aficionado. Taste Buds Kitchen will share super delicious and easy signature pasta recipe. Learn to knead, roll and shape pasta along with a delicious homemade sauce and perfectly filled raviolis. Bring your friends and your favorite wine for a fun-filled pasta experience.
This workshop will take place Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
TWO: Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, agricultural fields, stone walls and historic farm buildings are part of the 1,000-acre pastoral landscape of Appleton Farms, one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country, established and maintained by nine generations of the Appleton family.
You can join The Trustees this Friday for a guided tour to explore this very special place and experience its beauty and history firsthand. This event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. You can click here for more info.
THREE: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, quality live music has become something of a rarity. Luckily, local restaurants like the Newburyport Brewing Co. are keeping the music alive. This Saturday, visit Newburyport Brewing Co. at their outdoor beer garden and enjoy the musical stylings of the versatile rock group Eagles in the Attic.
It’s their last summer show, so this is a must-see for beer and music-lovers alike. Visit anytime between 4 and 7 p.m.
FOUR: Yoga means union — when it’s practiced outdoors, yoga can seem like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt. This Saturday, join Western Avenue Studios for outdoor morning yoga. This class is for all levels and offers valuable breathing techniques that anyone can benefit from.
This one-hour morning class will start at 9 a.m. You can click here to register and learn more.
FIVE: Hosted by Parker River Clean Water Association, Birding in the Little River Trail System is a self-guided tour of the Upper Little River Watershed. Participants will receive a guide containing various birds to look out for, as well as maps and tips on the best sites for spotting these interesting creatures.
This free event will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m to 12 p.m. You can click here to learn more.
SIX: The Studio Artists at the Brush Gallery are hosting their 38th annual group show entitled Chroma. Nine artists have brightened things up by creating a variety of exciting works that express perceptions and relationships of tone and hue as elements of color. Chroma is an uplifting treat for both the eyes and the soul.
The Brush Studio Artists invite you to explore the effects that color can have on all of us through art. Their work will be on view in the Brush Art Gallery as well as via a virtual online Gallery for the very first time Sept. 19 through Nov. 1. Also, the studio will host an artists’ reception will take place on Sept 26, and a Gallery Talk with the artists on Oct. 18.
SEVEN: This Sunday visit, interact and learn about the adorable baby goats through Goats To Go’s Seated Goat Snuggle class. This session includes seated mat time to pet and snuggle baby fainting goat “kids” while you feed them treats, ask questions and learn more about the goats care, health, and life on the farm.
Hang out with these cute kids to relax and learn more about their playful and energetic nature Sunday afternoon, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Click here to register and learn more.
EIGHT: Sacred Sounds and The Yoga Tree are hosting Sound Bath at Winnekenni Castle this Sunday. A sound bath is a meditative practice of calming the mind through the immersion of sound. At this event, participants sit or lie comfortably on the floor and immerse themselves in a soundscape of gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, rattles, and more.
It’s all happening at Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill this Sunday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring anything that will help you relax. You can click here to register.
and don’t forget…
Tickets are on sale now fore Artisan Chef Catering Co.’s Farm to Table Wine Dinner. This four-course meal features a plethora of foods including fresh vegetables, crispy chicken and carrot cake. Hive to Table is happening Oct. 1 at Willow Spring Vineyards. Click here to RSVP.
FARMERS MARKETS IN THE VALLEY
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 that are going above and beyond to serve the community.
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and more.
(978) 872-7535 | TeamHaverhill.org
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will will take place at Campagnone North Common on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Lawrence Catholic Academy on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. You can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market, or you can visit them every Sunday on Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 2 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Shop local every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Farm Market outside on the parking lot at Mill No. 5 located on Middlesex Street in Lowell. Each weekend, The Farm Market showcases fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, home and body care products, and much more — all locally made!
Mill No. 5 The Farm Market
Mill No. 5 is not collecting any table fees and is not profiting from this market. The market facilitates healthy food options from local farmers and food producers. Stop by Mill No. 5 at 225 Middlesex Street every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.