Recent News

Summer Garden Music Series Wed. Aug. 31@ 6:00

Monday, 08 August 2016 09:32

Join us for an evening of garden music! Following the success of last year's series, we are again inviting the public to join us on the final Wednesday of August and September for an evening to stroll the gardens, enjoy a refreshing beverage and hear great music featuring aspiring local musicians. Our next summer music series will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, featuring Eric Martin, local Brush Hill resident and prominent Boston singer-songwriter and musician known for his bluesy repertoire and talent on the guitar, blues harp and vocals. Tickets $10; subject to cancellation due to weather.

Reservations required. Please call to RSVP: 617-333-0924.

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Reading, Looking & Writing: Poetry Workshop 9/24

Monday, 08 August 2016 09:28

Don¹t miss our first-ever writer¹s workshop, Reading, Looking & Writing that will focus on poetry-writing with noted poet Gail Mazur. The grounds and collections of the Wakefield Estate will provide the backdrop and inspiration for a lively discussion about the origins and development of poems followed by a time for each to practice new skills and craft and share original poems. The Workshop will run from 11:00 am - 3:45 pm. Following the workshop at 4:00 pm, the public is invited to hear Ms. Mazur read poems from her published work.

Gail Mazur, a highly acclaimed writer and poet, is the founder of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Harvard Square, which became, with its weekly readings, a center of poetry life, bringing national and international writers to read in a lively informal atmosphere. Her first collection, Nightfire, was published in 1978, followed by The Pose of Happiness, The Common, They Can¹t Take That Away from Me, Zeppo¹s First Wife: New and Selected Poems ­ which was winner of The Massachusetts Book Prize. 

Space is very limited; pre-registration required.  $40 members; $50
non-members. Lunch provided. The reading at 4:00 pm is free and open to the public; please RSVP. Call 617-333-0924 to register or to RSVP.
 


Help out at Volunteer Day, May 14th -12 noon - 3 pm

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:48

There is lot of work to be done preparing for Dogwood Days and a Volunteer Day is scheduled May 14th, 12 noon - 3:00. If you want to pitch in and help, or have a school, church or community group you can recruit, we need your help! Trees need to be potted up for our tree sale. Gardens need to be prepped for planting from weeding to mulching to planting and transplanting a wonderful variety of plant material. Come spend the afternoon with at the Wakefield Estate and learn about planting while helping prepare for one of Milton's biggest celebrations. High school students needing to complete community service hours are especially welcome! For more information or to volunteer, call 617-333-0924.

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