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2019 Jun 04

Crimson Toastmasters Club Open House

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn St, Room 610
The Crimson Toastmasters Club invites you to attend our Open House on June 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at 124 Mt. Auburn Street. The event will be a full-functioning Toastmasters meeting with speeches and opportunities to practice your public speaking skills. Guest are welcome to come and are encouraged to participate and are welcome to sample some killer guacamole! More info can be found at ... Read more about Crimson Toastmasters Club Open House
2019 Jul 19

Arboretum Free Fun Fridays!

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

At the Arboretum, enjoy FREE activities from 10am-3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program.

At the Arboretum enjoy free activities like,

  • Arborist Station - Meet an Arboretum arborist. See the arborist in action. Try on arborist protective gear and get up close and personal with the special tools used by arborists.
  • Watercolor Station...
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2019 Jul 16

Gardening for Butterflies and Moths

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Learn how to attract butterflies and moths to your garden and cater to their unique lifecycle requirements in this program focused exclusively on lepidopteran-friendly gardening techniques. Lepidopteran conservation in New England is more important than ever, as many formerly common species are now threatened with extirpation. Colin McCallum-Cook will also show you how to use citizen science applications to monitor species in your garden and contribute valuable data to the cause of lepidopteran conservation.
Fee $25 member, $32 nonmember 

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2019 Jul 10

The Substance of Soil

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Soil is the basis of survival. Without soil, humans and most other living beings could not exist. Conor Guidarelli, who has dug deep into the soils of the Arnold Arboretum will present an overview of soil, from its formation and components to its properties. He will discuss ways to analyze soil quality and health to determine whether or not amendments are needed based on the soil outcome/use desired. Participants are encouraged to bring a pint glass jar with about a cup of soil in it to class. 

Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember

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2019 Jun 27

Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
When his company was asked to pollard trees in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, William Bryant Logan was stymied. This prompted him to research and learn this ancient way of pruning that prompts thick nests of sprouts to form on major branches. The irony here is that pollarding (and the similar practice of coppicing) had been the preeminent way in which humans had tended trees–from the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution. What would have seemed the most mundane of tasks to a villager in the Middle Ages had slipped from use, and even memory, in the twenty first... Read more about Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees
2019 Jun 23

Pride and Prejudice Performance with Actors' Shakespeare Project

5:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 5:00pm, Free

Raindate, Monday, June 24, 5:00pm, Free

Location: Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden

This June, the Arnold Arboretum brings a new production of Jane Austen's Regency period romance, Pride and Prejudice, to the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden. This adaptation by playwright, Kate Hamill will be staged by Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP), the award winning theater company who...

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2019 Jun 23

Get Your Hands Dirty! - Soil Science

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others.

Get Your Hands Dirty will allow you to stick your hands into the soil and really get to know it. You will have a chance to use digital probes, collect data and then share that data with other scientists for a day.

One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five and up. This is a drop in activity....

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2019 Jun 20

Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In summer, the amazing view from the summit takes in the Boston skyline and a rich and textured landscape spreading out below you. Learn the history of the land, along with information on the woody plants located here.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2019 Jun 15

Medicinal Plants at the Arnold Arboretum: An Exploration of the Wild and Cultivated Remedies Growing Beneath our Feet

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden contains a multitude of cultivated plants with culturally significant medicinal properties. However, on a casual stroll along Linden Path to the Leventritt, you will pass dozens of other plants that are often looked upon as simple weeds. Many of these plants have rich ethnobotanical histories of their own that tie us closer to our environment. Your guides will explain how these "weedy" plants came to colonize this area while touching on cultural contexts and botanical identification of these wild species—as well as the cultivated medicinal species in...

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2019 Jun 09

Rose Family in Bloom

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
The rose family (Rosaceae) contains over 3,000 species of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Roses, spireas, mountain ash, and many more are at peak bloom in June. You will be surprised by the beauty, breadth, and depth of the Bradley Rosaceous Collection (BRC), and the Arboretum's role in discovering and disseminating understanding of this large family of plants.

For cancellations due to weather, call 617 384-5209

Free, registration is requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu

2019 Jun 08

Walk From Obesity

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Please join in for the 5th Annual Walk from Obesity, hosted by the Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center. The Walk is meant to raise money and awareness of this growing obesity epidemic, and the need for increased access to treatment. Check in 8:00-9:00am. For information go to: Walk from Obesity

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