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Weekend Planner: Fairs, Concerts, Fundraisers and Washington's Spy Ring

Rounding up some of this weekends happenings in Bedford, Concord and Lexington.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. 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.

1. Mardi Gras Party
Where/When: The Boardroom Bistro, 54 Middlesex Tpke, Bedford; 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 8
Why Go: You can dine on Cajun-influenced cuisine and dance to the Tim Gartland Blues band in this fundraiser for Bedford's state Rep. Ken Gordon.
Pricing: $35 Want to reserve a spot? Email breena@repkengordon.org.

2. Hastings Family Fun Fair
Where/When: Maria Hastings School, 7 Crosby Road, Lexington; 11 a.m., Saturday, March 9
Why Go: Activities will include a life-size Candy Land game, Plinko, obstacle course relay, crafts, face-painting and prizes for kids of all ages. And, to tie-in with Lexington’s 300th Anniversary celebration, the fair will also include colonial games and crafts and a visit from the Lexington Minutemen.
Pricing: Free to go

3.
Where/When: Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9
Why Go: Because singer-songwriter Roger Tincknell will take his audience on a musical trip from colonial America to today.
Pricing: Free 

4. 6th Annual Go Green Dance
Where/When: Knights of Columbus, 177 Bedford St, Lexington; 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9
Why Go: A fundraiser for Lexington's Global Warming Action Coalition, the 6th Annual Go Green Dance features the Trial Run Band playing classic rock, blues, and a dash of Motown.
Pricing: $15

5. Friends of Minute Man NP Lecture Series
Where/When: 15 Bedford Rd, Lincoln; 3 p.m., Sunday, March 10
Why Go: J.L. Bell will discuss the challenges that General Washington faced gathering intelligence on the British Military in Boston. This talk reveals the secrets and names the names from Washington's spy ring.
Pricing: Free

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