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2017 Oct 13

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner III Opening Reception

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The three woodturning associations that have come together for this very special Arnold...

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2017 Sep 30

Fall Birding!

Repeats every month on the 14 of October, 1 times .
8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
This fall, join a great birder on two great walks. Catch a glimpse of migrating birds as they fly to their winter habitats. This 90 minute walk is good for beginners as well as more experienced birders. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. Choose one or sign up for more!

See map for Meeting Locations: 
Sat. Sept. 30: Arborway Gate
Sat. Oct. 14: Peters Hill Gate

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
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2017 Sep 27

Plant Combinations for Beneficial Home Landscapes

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Is your garden and yard as beautiful and beneficial as possible? Are you interested in adding some pizazz for pollinators as well as for yourself? If so, then join this creative walk through the Leventritt Shrub and Vine garden with horticulturist Jen Kettell to consider different combinations of plants that will provide forage for bees, snacks for wildlife and humans, nesting habitat, and seasonal allure. Jen will show how to extend the appeal and bounty of your garden across the seasons by carefully selecting and combining trees, shrubs, and vines.

Fee $25 member; $...

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2017 Sep 02

From Seed to Tree

11:30am to 12:15pm

Location: 

Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion

Did you know that almost all of the plants in the Arboretum begin their lives in the Dana Greenhouses? Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to tree. Meet at the Bonsai and Penjing Collection above the Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden. There is a 14 person maximum.

Free, registration requested and limited. Register online at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5209. Read more about From Seed to Tree

End of Summer FreeCycle

August 2, 2017
Clean out your home or office and bring your reusable items to the FreeCycle on August 8 from 12-2. All are welcome- no donations necessary. Located in the Science Center Plaza. Learn more.
2017 Sep 25

Fall PON Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School campus

This highly interactive semester-length seminar explores the ways that people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. Designed both to improve understanding of negotiation theory and to build negotiation skills, the curriculum integrates negotiation research from several academic fields with experiential learning exercises.

Students engage in a series of hands-on simulations set in domestic and international contexts, building from simple two-party encounters to complex multi-party scenarios. Some of the exercises emphasize psychological aspects of bargaining, value...

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2017 Sep 15

Retirewise - Pre-retirement Planning (2-day seminar)

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

Retirewise® consists of two half-day sessions focused on financial needs and planning, with a range of important topics delivered by experts from MetLife, Harvard Benefits and Social Security. It doesn't matter how much or how little financial planning you've done, or if your retirement is years away – you'll find the Retirewise...

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2017 Aug 18

End of Summer FreeCycle

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza
Clean out your home or office and bring your reusable items to the FreeCycle on August 8 from 12-2. All are welcome - no donations necessary. Located in the Science Center Plaza. Learn more.
2017 Sep 24

Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk

12:00pm

Location: 

Tavern in the Square, 161 Brighton Ave, Allston MA

The family-friendly run/walk will welcome everyone from competitive runners to friends of the beloved councilor onto a flat and fast USA Track and Field certified course for a sanctioned race that covers just over 3 miles of Allston-Brighton. Participants will start from Tavern in the Square at 161 Brighton Avenue in Allston Village, pass through historic Union Square and onto Cambridge Street towards picturesque Brighton Center on Washington Street. The race continues past Brighton Center on Washington Street, U-turning at Fairbanks Street...

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2017-2018 Child Care Scholarship Application Open

July 24, 2017
The application period for academic year 2017-18 is open through August 9, 2017. The smaller second round for those hired after August 1, 2017 will be Wednesday, August 30 through September 13, 2017. See here for additional information.
2017 Jul 29

Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading: New Perspectives

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

On loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading is one of the most famous French rococo paintings in America. Part of a series known as figures de fantaisie, this painting has recently been the subject of art historical discovery and technical analysis.

This event will bring together two scholars working on Fragonard and on the period in question: Yuriko Jackall, assistant curator of French...

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2017 Jul 28

Free Fun Friday - Arnold Arboretum

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Come to the Arnold Arboretum on July 28th and enjoy FREE activities from 10am-3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program.


Enjoy free activities like the building lab, water coloring, dance, caterpillar lab, Story Board Walks, and more.


Free Fun Fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit...

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