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2017 Stone Soup and Speaker Concludes with Tom Palmer 4/26

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:35

This month, our 2017 Stone Soup and Speaker series concludes with remarks by Tom Palmer, of Neponset River Water Association. He will discuss the creation of Blue Hills Reservation, efforts to restore its woods and how those contributed to what we see today.

Soup is served at 6:00 pm followed by the talk at 6:30. $10 suggested donation. Space is limited and this year's series has been very popular, verging on "standing room only" attendance, so pre-registration is important and required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924 x22.


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Bring Your Family to Arbor Day 2017 Earth Celebration 4/21

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:29

The Wakefield Estate and the Milton Shade Tree Advisory Committee are collaborating for an Arbor Day Earth Celebration on Friday, April 21st from 11 am until 2 pm with a family-friendly program of activities. This event will have a "trees are great for the earth" emphasis- mashing Earth Day and Arbor Day with a fun range of activities including tree planting & give-away, make a "worm compost" session, Citizen Scientist tree phenology (observing), "BYOPicnic" and "mud and worm sundae" making!  Please call 617-333-0924 to RSVP.

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We Are Sad to Say Goodbye to Our Beloved Dave Cafaro

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:11

The staff and Trustees are sad to say goodbye to Dave Cafaro, Buildings and Grounds Manager, and "the guy who can fix anything." Dave has been a valued employee, colleague, and friend for over nine years. We wish him all the best with his new endeavors and promise to call him when the irrigation system breaks down! Good luck, Dave. We'll really miss you!



Lecture: Peter Gray on The Power of Play-April 12th

Thursday, 30 March 2017 13:53

Each year, the Wakefield Estate co-sponsors an annual lecture with the Thacher Montessori School in Milton that looks at some of the cutting edge issues in education and child development. This year’s lecture, The Power of Play and the Joy of Learning, is a fascinating talk about the role of play in learning and child development by noted psychologist Boston College professor Peter Gray. In his talk, Gray will explore how play as activity that is contributes to educational and developmental value. This lecture will be held at the Thacher Montessori School, which is located at 1425 Blue Hill Avenue Milton, MA. Free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. Please RSVP at or by calling 617-333-0924. Read more...


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