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Events This August!

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We know what you’re thinking, it’s the last month of summer and you need to get out and have as many fun times as possible before the chill returns to the air.  Not to worry because we’ve got you covered, there’s still plenty of time to have some fun in the sun and plenty of events to go to!

Edgartown Sand Sculpture Contest – Need a nice relaxing beach day with the family?  Play hooky tomorrow, August 7th and take the family to South Beach in Edgartown for their annual Sand Sculpture Contest!  This family oriented event is perfect for children of all ages, so grab your pails, shovels, sunscreen, and head to the beach for a day of fun!  Registration for the contest begins at 9 AM and the contest goes from 10 AM – 2 PM and the awards will be announced at about 3 PM.

Tie-Dye Drop In Day – The Children’s Museum in Easton is hosting this fun event on Friday, August 9th from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Feel free to bring your own clothing to tie-dye or purchase a white t-shirt from the museum for $5.  This event is free with admission and admission costs $7.50 per person.  If you’re hungry or craving something sweet don’t miss the Mix 104.1 crew handing out free ice cream from 12 PM – 2 PM!   This event will be held in the museum’s outdoor facility, “The Wild Place” and gives children the opportunity to play, learn about nature, and explore the gardens at the museum while they get creative and have some fun.  No registration is needed for this event, you can feel free to drop by the museum at any time from 10 AM – 3 PM on the day of the event.  Be sure to check out the other fun activities that they have going on for future “Drop In Days”!

Boston GreenFest – Organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. this event is the nation’s largest multicultural environmental music festival.  Celebrate the many ways you can “go green” and improve your local community and environment as a whole, you might even learn something new! The celebration begins on Thursday, August 15th with a kick-off concert at Boston’s City Hall Plaza from 5:30 PM – 9 PM and continues on Friday, August 16th from noon til 9:30 PM and again on Saturday, August 17th from 11 AM – 10 PM.  Learn about the green products, services, networks, and jobs, enjoy the three stages of live entertainment, or take part in an interactive exhibit!  There is something for everyone at this event, even the kids will enjoy the many different games, activities, presentations, and there is even a Boston GreenFest Film Festival just for kids!  Don’t miss you chance to check out some eco-fashion in the EcoPageant International!  Don’t forget to pick up your Boston GreenFest discount button at local Tedeschi Food Shops in Boston, this button only costs $5 but will open the doors to major savings.  Not only can you use it during the event for special discounts from food and craft vendors, but you can also use it for discounts at local businesses around Boston and is valid at certain businesses before, during, and after the festival! 

Brew at the Zoo – Head over to the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, August 17th for their fourth annual Brew at the Zoo!  This beer tasting event features stations from over 30 different local breweries and food from over a dozen local restaurants!  Try as many samples as you like, enjoy the live entertainment, and take some time to visit with the many different animals on site!  This 21 + event costs $50 per ticket and proceeds benefit the Franklin Park Zoo’s operations, education programs, and continued conservation efforts.  The party starts at 5 PM and goes until 9 PM, and the zoo will be providing free transportation from the Forest Hills T Station to the zoo from 5 PM – 7 PM and from the zoo back to the train station from 7 PM – 9 PM.

Which of these events do you plan on attending?  Know of a fun event that we forgot?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: Jim Miner

Charity Events This June!

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Looking for plans this month?  Why not give back while going out?  These fun events are the perfect way to give your social life the boost it needs while giving back to your community and raising awareness for important causes!  There are so many events taking place this month, and all of these events are the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon outdoors in the sun while helping others!

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – This is an event that all ages can enjoy!  Stop by City Hall Plaza in Boston from Tuesday, June 4th –  Thursday, June 6th for this all you can eat ice cream event! Sounds good already doesn’t it?  Not only can you fill up on ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and frozen yogurt you can eat, but there will also be live entertainment and a variety of activities for guests to enjoy!  The event is from noon – 8 PM each day, and tickets are $10 for ages 10 and up, $5 for children age 3-9, and children under 3 are free!  There are also passes available if you’re planning on being in the area and want to stop by every day for an afternoon snack! Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund which funds cancer research and patient care at the Dana – Farber Cancer Institute, so stop by, fill up, cool off, and enjoy the day in Boston!

Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon – Join the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association this Sunday, June 9th for their annual walkathon!  Proceeds from this event will benefit research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and the APDA Information and Referral Center network.  The walk is 3 miles and will take place at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, and will be taking place rain or shine!  Registration begins at 11:15 AM and the walk begins at noon, bring the whole family because the more walkers, the more fun! You can register a team, or register as an individual walker and set your fundraising goal!  If you can’t attend the walk, consider donating to this wonderful cause that aims to make a difference in the lives of the many people living with this disease!

Three Psychic Mediums Fundraising Event – If you’re a fan of the supernatural, you’ll love this event!  Head to Cagney’s Pub in Quincy on Friday, June 14th for this night of spirit communication with three local mediums.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door and proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Survivors Outreach, a local organization for victims of domestic abuse.  There will be a raffle to which every attendee will be given one free ticket, additional tickets cost $5 each.  This is a fun night out if you are a believer in the supernatural, and if you’re not, maybe this event will change your mind.  Get your tickets while they last!

MetroWest Humane Society Yard Sale – For all of you shopaholics out there, stop by this yard sale at the MetroWest Humane Society in Ashland on Saturday, June 22!  Proceeds will benefit the shelter and the animals that reside there.  If you can’t attend, consider donating an item for them to sell.  The drop off date for donations is this Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM – 1 PM.  There will be many items at this yard sale including cat related items, jar candles, household items, lamps, crafts, decorations, baking dishes, and much more!  Yard sales are fun places to come across unique treasures that would otherwise be thrown out, and are prime spots to scout out old furniture to refinish if you’re into DIY crafts, the possibilities are endless!  If you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check out what the shelter has, the animals will be very grateful!

All of these events are fun and easy ways to get out of the house and give back!  Which one will you be attending?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: ALaws

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