The Boston Brain Tumor Bike Ride will be held on Sunday, May 18th in Waltham.
"May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, calling attention to the need for greater public awareness about the disease and more funding for research to find a cure.
The Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an inspiring, family-friendly bike ride that connects teams of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends all committed to supporting and honoring those affected by this deadly disease and raising money to find a cure."
Please click here for more information on how to participate for this event.
Winter is here and we should make the best of it. If skiing and ice skating is not your thing, there are a ton of hills in the Boston area that are great for sledding!
Here is a list of some of the locations to check out thanks to Boston.com.
Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common, Boston
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline
Weld Hill at Arnold Arboretum, Roslindale
Cory Hill Park, Brookline
Dorchester Park, Dorchester
Spy Pond Park,Arlington
Oakley Country Club in Belmont
Prospect Hill Park, Waltham
For a full list of all the best sledding hills in the Boston area, check out the link at Boston.com here.
The Waltham Riverfest will be on June 14th & 15th by the Moody Dam in Waltham.
Rent out a kayak or canoe per hour or day and take a journey on the Charles River. There will be boating, arts & crafts, music and so much more!
"'Riverfest was originally started to take use of the river itself…to increase use of the river,'said Charnan Bray, downtown facilitator for the Downtown Waltham Partnership, one of the main sponsors of the event, along with the Waltham Cultural Council and the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce."
The events start late on Friday and include boating on the Charles and a midnight kayak and canoe tour. The events for Saturday start around 9am and end around 7pm.
"The festival features a number of musical acts from folk to R&B. The festival will also feature about 15 arts and crafts vendors and a pet parade on Saturday at noon."
Check the Waltham Riverfest website for further details.
Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII
is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to modern day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Metz Company, and the Waltham Watch Factory. Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Beginning September 7th, The Porch, an amazing theatrical drama will take action! The Porch is about three ladies of a certain age discussing things that ladies of a certain age discussed in 2004–like the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. And ALL its ramifications. The ladies are funny, insightful, incisive and they abandoned their censorship synapses long ago. As the Labor Day weekend continues, we get to know them, and their long-suffering husbands as a mystery unfolds involving one of the ladies and a time in her past that touched her and all her friends. The drama in The Porch sneaks up on you as you laugh and laugh. When life attacks suddenly, it’s friendship alone that provides the bridge to tomorrow.
September 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, at 8pm and September 16 at 2pm.
Join the Honey Players, in Waltham, MA on one of the above dates! Get Your Tickets Here
Tomorrow is a great day to continue your Independence Day celebrations! For three more days you have the opportunity to take a special Independence-Day-themed tour. You'll hear tales of America's beginnings while viewing this beautiful 1806 mansion, said by many to be the finest Federal period house in New England!
"Gore Place, the Federal period historic house and estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore, includes a small farm with sheep, goats and poultry. The elegantly furnished mansion has been called “the Monticello of the North” and architectural historians consider it to be the most significant Federal period mansion in New England."
Grab the kids, those in-town family members, or a group of friends, and head to Gore Place in Waltham. It's a true New England must-see, and what a better time than the week of Independence Day? And I know you took vacation time so I don't want to hear any excuses!