Five Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 19 to 21
A roundup of what's going on this weekend in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington.
1. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Tasting
Where/When: Busa Wine & Spirits, 131 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug .19
Why Go: Busa is hosting a tasting of the Diamond Collection, with varietals and two distinctive blends made from grapes grown in vineyards across California, from coastal regions to inland valleys.
Pricing: Free to taste
2. 7th Annual Artisans Market and Summer Sale
Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 10 to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20
Why Go: Last day to view and purchase original arts and crafts created by over 50 artists from the Society's 10 guilds.
Pricing: Free to look. Pieces for purchase vary in price.
3. Corn and Tomato Festival
Where/When: Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Rd # A, Concord; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20
Why Go: This annual festival invites folks to taste more than 30 varieties of Verrill's own tomatoes and as many as eight different kinds of corn. The farm stand kitchen will create sample dishes highlighting corn and tomatoes as featured ingredients. Pricing: $8.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids under 10.
4. Lexington's Historic Houses Open
Where/When: Buckman Tavern, 1 Bedford St., the Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St. and Munroe Tavern, 1332 Massachusetts Ave.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily through October
Why Go: The Lexington Historical Society's three historic house museums are open to the public for guided tours through October.
5. Leanne Lasofsky and "My Life"
Where/When: The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord; 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21
Why Go: Listen to author Leanne Lafosky discusses the how the physical limitations of Cerebral Palsy have impacted her and shares stories of the many highlights of her life.