No plans yet for this weekend? Check out these local events coming on Thursday through Sunday this week—and our pick for kids' event of the weekend.
Fells Hikes—, ,
When/Where: Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. (Southern and Bear Hill hikes); Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. (Bird Habitat) / 68 South Border Road, Medford, (Southern); 100 Fallon Road, Stoneham (Bear Hill); 300 Elm St., Medford (Bird Habitat)
Why Go: The Friends of the Middlesex Fells are holding three hikes this weekend:
Southern Fells: Join Dan Sumorok on a hiking tour of the southernmost part of the Fells on the Skyline, Reservoir, and Cross Fells trails. This walk will end with a visit to Pine Hill and Wright’s Tower. Trails are steep and rocky in places. Wear sturdy boots and bring at least a liter of water. Meet at the Bellevue Pond parking area.
Bear Hill: Join Walter Kittredge and DCR staff for a short hike and habitat restoration in the Fells. There will be an introduction to native plant habitats, and training in how to identify invasive woody shrubs and vines, which will be removed by digging them out. Gloves, tools, and verification of two community service hours will be provided. Meet at Bear Hill parking lot on Fallon Road near gate 21.
Bird Habitat Walk on the Rock Circuit Trail: Join Pete Costello of Zoo New England for a family-friendly walk to explore and discuss bird habitats, nests and animal signs in the Fells. Walking will be easy to moderate. Bring water, binoculars, sunscreen and bug repellant. Meet at the Flynn Rink parking area. Email Pete at email@example.com for more information.
Price: Each hike is free; rain cancels.
Why Go: Live music with Yinh & Art, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Door prizes include a private and group yoga session; Reiki session; nutritional counseling, iRest Private; intuitive reading; yoga mat; eye pillow; yoga book; gift bags from Beacon Hill & Wine; one-hour massage from Donna Perham Massage Therapy; Melrose Bootcamp; Athleta; Lilah Rose and more. Everyone is welcome.
Why Go: Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers who put the idea of food as medicine to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. The movie is free and open to the public in the Church Parlor with a discussion to follow.
Why Go: The 20th annual Bike to the Sea Day ride will be held on Sunday. It's a 20-mile round trip ride to Lynn/Nahant Beach; 14-mile ride to the Saugus River. Children 8+ welcome with parent/adult rider. Helmets must be worn by all. Meet at Madeline English School, Everett. Arrive at 8 a.m. for registration. There will be an Everett Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. followed by the ride. Post-ride pizza lunch provided. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-397-6893. Call for youth group discounts. Bike to the Sea, Inc. is a Malden-based, non-profit organization that works for bicycle safety and safe places to ride. Bike to the Sea's main focus has been the development of the Northern Strand Community Trail, a multi-use trail that will extend from Everett through Malden, Saugus, Revere to the Lynn waterfront.
Price: $15—Pre-register online at Active.com.
Why Go: "The Four Seasons” is an original production set to Antonio Vivaldi’s famous composition of music. The show will be comprised of classical ballet and contemporary dance, featuring work by resident directors Jaclyn Demianiuk and Christina Leonard-Kristan and guest choreographers Anthony Williams and Tara Tommasiello. “The Four Seasons” will take place on Sunday August 5, 2012 at The Rogers Center at Merrimack College, Andover, MA. $25 Audition Fee due at time of registration—.