Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 1/7/21
ONE: Enjoy a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, desserts and more at Maxwell’s Winter Farmers Market in Chelmsford. Vendors featured at the market this weekend will include Drive-by Pies, The Bagel Table, Seafood Express, Purple Carrot Bread Co., House Bear Brewing, Bee Fields Farm and many more. The market will be open on Saturday, Jan 9., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit Maxwell’s website for photos, vendors and more information.
TWO: Bundle up and enjoy a fun walk in the woods with some furry friends: goats. Visit the Goats To Go at Great Rock Farm in Georgetown for a morning goat hike on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. The walk will be approximately one hour and for a distance of just over a mile round-trip on gravel and hilly terrain, walking going at “goat” speed. In addition to hiking the farm’s woods alongside goats, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and greet other animals on the farm. For details, click here, or to register for this event, fill out this online form.
THREE: If you’re looking for a positive, energetic musical performance that you can stream from the comfort of your living room, look no further than the Carlos Odria Trio presented by the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. This acoustic ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Carlos Odria Trio delivers an exciting blend of international styles with an improvisational approach inspired by the American jazz tradition. The live stream will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. Click here to register for this event.
FOUR: Call the babysitter and get ready for a date night full of laughter at Chunky’s Cinema Pub in Nashua. The venue’s first live stand-up comedy night of the year will feature comedian Jim McCue, aka, “Boston’s King of Crowd Work.” McCue is a seasoned comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and much more. The show will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. For more information and ticket inquiries, visit here.
FIVE: Celebrate a galaxy far, far away as you paint The Child, aka Grogu, the Star Wars character from the successful Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.” Join Painting with a Twist in North Andover on Friday, Jan. 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this instructor-led paint class. Beginners need not worry — no experience is necessary and painters are free to bring their own food and drinks. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, so make sure to remember your mask. For more information or to register for the event, click here.
SIX: Looking to boost your Instagram aesthetic? Join the Boston Photography Group for a beginners photography class hosted in Lowell on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9 a.m. This 3-hour session will be taught in a studio is open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. For those looking to transform their everyday snaps into professional-looking shots, a photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide helpful advice. For more information or to sign-up, visit here. Hurry — there’s only four spots left!
SEVEN: Enjoy a free winter piano concert with The Friends of the Goodnow Library in Sudbury as they present pianist Clemens Teufel, who will perform Rhapsody & Reverie: A Liszt and Chopin piano performance. This virtual event takes place on take place on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. For more information or to reserve your spot, click here.
EIGHT: For those looking for an adventure outside the MV, visit Greenwood Park in Stoneham for the Geology and Ecology nature walk hosted by Tom Eid & Claire O’Neill. Participants will hike in the Greenwood Park area, covering the Saddleback, Wamoset and Whip hills, while discussing the three types of rocks, the most common rocks of the Fells in this area and rock formations to see and touch. Visitors will also investigate the ecology of the area including flora, fauna, topology and soil and their effects on forest ecosystems. For more information and to RSVP for this event, click here.
BONUS ONGOING EVENT:
From now until Jan. 20, 2021, virtually visit the “New and Worsening Conditions” art exhibit at The Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace at Northern Essex Community College (NECC). This latest exhibit features the work of Lowell artist Robb Sandagata, specifically 26 pieces exploring aspects of the human condition via mediums including marker and acrylic. Located in the Bentley Library Building on NECC’s Haverhill campus, The Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace features exhibits by NECC students, faculty, and artists from around the region and the world. “New and Worsening Conditions” will be online only through Jan. 20, 2021. Visit here for more information.