Music, Minute Man, Mask-Making, Tomatoes and More Tomatoes
Here's a look at five things to do 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 and beyond.
1. Summer Concert Series in Lexington Center
Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17
Why Go: The latest installment of this eight-week concert series features the Soft Touch Dance Band. The concert is on the Visitors Center Lawn, so bring a blanket, a picnic dinner and your dancing shoes.
2. Tomato Festival at the Carlisle Farmer's Market
Where/When: 343 Bedford Road, Carlisle; 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18
Why Go: All kinds and colors of everyone's favorite fruit to call a vegetable will be available at the Carlisle Farmers' Market's first-ever tomoato festival. So there's that, plus all of the fresh produce, baked goods, coffee, crafts and other attractions.
Pricing: Free to go
3. Corn and Tomato Festival
Where/When: Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord ; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18
Why Go: To taste more than 30 varieties of tomatoes and as many as eight different kinds of corn, as well as samples of dishes from the farm stand's kitchen.
Pricing: $8.50 for adults; $4.50 for children under 10
4. Carnival of Venice: Mask Making Fun at Barefoot Books
Where/When: Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St, Concord; 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18
Why Go: MassArt grad Michelle Roberge leads an afternoon workshop in which children ages 6 and older who love dress-up, theater, and all things creative can create classic masks inspired by the Carnival of Venice.
5. If These Walls Could Speak
Where/When: Jacob Whittemore House, 258-298 N. Great Road, Lincoln; 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19
Why Go: Using the house and original documents, a park ranger will help visitors trace how Jacob Whittemore House, Minute Man National Historical Park's only Lexington structure, grew and changed along with Whittemore's family.
Pricing: Free ... Parking's at the Minute Man Visitor Center, but the Jacob Whittemore House is about 150 yards away, in Lexington.