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The Week Ahead: Wildflowers, Barbecue and Farmers Market

Drink in the last days of summer with these five events happening this week in Melrose.

It's the final full week before school starts, so savor the last bits of summer with your family with these local activities. 

When/Where: Tomorrow, August 27, 2012, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 68 S Border Rd, Medford, MA | Get Directions » 

Why Go: There are some wonderful mid-summer wildflowers in bloom at Bellevue Pond in early August. Join Boot Boutwell for a walk focusing on wildflower identification as well as fun and interesting natural history. Meet at the Bellevue Pond Parking Lot, South Border Road, Medford. Steady rain cancels. For more information about this walk, call Boot Boutwell at 781-729-4712.

Price: Free. 

When/Where: Tomorrow, August 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. / , 69 W Emerson St, Melrose, MA |Get Directions » 

Why Go: The Children’s Room will offer special family bedtime concerts designed for toddlers and their parents featuring music specialist Dara VanRemoortel. Children are encouraged to come in their p.j.’s! 

Price: Free. 

When/Where: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. / 16 Franklin St, Melrose, MA | Get Directions » 

Why Go: The school welcomes parents to meet faculty and administrators, tour the building and learn about the upcoming school year. 

Price: Free. 

When/Where: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, All day / , 201 W Foster St, Melrose, MA | Get Directions » 

Why Go: Mystic Valley Elder Services will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, and the Senior Tones will entertain with favorite "oldies." 

Price: $5 for lunch and entertainment. 

When/Where: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. / , W Emerson St & Vinton St, Melrose, MA |Get Directions » 

Why Go: Singer Kevin Moore will perform from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gina DeFreitas will paint faces from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and there will be fresh food for sale the whole time. 

Price: Free. 

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