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September Garden Music Event Features Local Trio

Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:18

The public is invited to enjoy our final garden music event of the season on Wednesday, September 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Wakefield Estate. This month's evening of garden splendor and music will feature a local trio headed by Richie Parsons, a prominent Boston musician known for his catchy tunes whose recent release Honey & Tears can be heard on CDBaby. His trio also includes Elisa Birdseye on viola and Doug Harper on guitar, with Parsons on vocals and guitar. The Garden Music series offering visitors an opportunity to stroll the gardens, enjoy a refreshing beverage and hear great music in a casual format. Tickets are $10; this event is subject to cancellation due to weather. The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road.

Lots of great finds in this year's Summer Archaeology Institute!!

Monday, 08 August 2016 09:40

This year's 2016 Summer Archaeology Institute participants found the location of 19th century barn foundation! Other awesome finds included this 1920 Indian head nickel and a very cool miniature fireman's hat! Thanks to Boston University Ph.D. candidates Sara Belkin and Paulo Medina for directing this years institute. 617-333-0924.



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.

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