Got a case of the summer blues? Not sure what to do in the area this weekend? No problem, we've got you covered.
Here's a roundup of what's going on near Dover and Sherborn this weekend:
Where/When: Charles River School, 6 Old Meadow Rd, Dover; Friday, July 20: 9:30 a.m.
Why Go: The Arts Festival is a day-long celebration of the arts. More than 85 working artists and 300 artist campers will perform music, dance, comedy, theater and display visual arts in gallery displays, demonstrations, fashion shows, and photography exhibits. The day will also include the premiere of original short films. All the art presented at the Arts Festival has been created this summer through the collaboration of campers and counselors at the Charles River Creative Arts Program.
Where/When: 590 Gay St, Westwood; Saturday, July 21: 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Learn how to add more joyful laughter to your life by attending the Westwood Laughter Circle at 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Please arrive a little earlier to enjoy some happy music and to register. The group meets every third Wednesday evening at The Center at Westwoods, and anyone can take part in the easy, healthful breathing techniques along with simulated laughter that always seems to turn into real laughter.
Where/When: 125 Front St, Ashland; Saturday, July 21: 9 a.m.
Why Go: Treat yourself to the flavor of ripe, locally grown strawberries two ways at this local farmers market in Ashland. Farmer Jim Geoghegan of Sunshine Farm in Sherborn says his strawberries are especially early and juicy this season, so pick your own is underway.
Where/When: 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon; Daily: 9 a.m.
Why Go: "Colored Light" is the theme of the 2011 Moose Hill's sixth annual calendar. These natural light images capture the way nature bends the spectrum of light into countless variations: reflecting on water, penetrating the forest canopy, or bouncing into combinations of abstract colors. You will enjoy this calendar thorough each season. These photos are by Fred Martins, who has won many awards from various museums in the New England area.
Where/When: 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon; Daily: 10 a.m.
Why Go: The Massachusetts Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery in Sharon is presenting a new exhibit called “Cutting Edge Nature: Fusions of Flight and Foliage”, which features the work of Denise Marks and Tripti Thomas. The artists reveal and transform their appreciation of the natural world around us through their mixed media, collage and intricate cut paper artwork.