The Week Ahead: August 22-26
Check out what's on the docket for the coming week.
- Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey, (Stone Zoo 149 Pond St, Stoneham.) This exhibit features 16 different bird species from around the world, including the Egyptian vulture, American kestrel, king vulture, barn owl and white-bellied stork, in this engaging, memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Daily show times are 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM until September 5, 2011. All shows are free with paid admission to Stone Zoo.
- Community Planning and Development Meeting, Reading Town Hall, 7:30pm. Sit in on this meeting and keep tabs on where the city is heading while keeping current on events and town planning.
- LiveWires Presents Lake Quannapowitt: a History, Reading Public Library,7:00pm–9:00pm. Did you know that icehouses once dominated the shoreline of Lake Quannapowitt? Or that it contained a bounty of salmon and alewives? Join authors Alison Simcox and Douglas Heath as they discuss their book Lake Quannapowitt, part of the Images of America series, which traces the history and romance of this local landmark from the time of the Native Americans up to the present day. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
- Farm Hill Farmers Market, Stoneham Town Common, 2:00pm-6:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy just picked fruits, vegetables, home-made pies, fresh baked bread, cheeses, teas, herbs and more.
- Green Series: Nuclear Energy Talk and Discussion, Reading Public Library, 6:00pm–9:00pm. Check out this informative talk and discussion about nuclear energy with Dr.Tom Sowdon, a nuclear scientist and teacher, and Manager of Emergency Preparedness for Entergy Corporation at the Pilgrim Station Nuclear Plant.
- Lake Quannapowitt Fun Run, The Lord Wakefield Hotel, (595 North Ave, Wakefield) 6:45pm. Arrive early to get registered and have your $2 entry fee ready. The Fun Run is timed and the results get post on coolrunning.com
- Pajama Storytime, Reading Public Library, 6:30pm–7:00pm. Wear your PJs to the Library! Bring your teddy too and enjoy some great stories! For ages 4-8. No registration necessary.
- O'Mexican Night at Harrington's, Harringtons, Every Thursday Night Harrington’s Goes O’Mexican! Enjoy delicious Mexican specials, pitchers of Margaritas and chips and salsa. Kick back and enjoy the south of the border vibe.
- Ultimate Frisbee Pick Up Game, Birch Meadow Athletic Complex, 6:00pm. All abilities are welcome and no prior experience is needed. Games are co-ed, non-competitive and lots of fun. No commitment for the season, just play when you can. Play once and you'll be hooked!
- Wakefield Summer Bandstand, Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, 7:00pm. The Wakefield Summer Band, now in its 10th season of giving free summer concerts for the community, is open to anyone without audition, and presents 4 concerts each summer. The membership of the band is multi-generational, with members ranging in age from high school to 70's, and is primarily aimed at high-schoolers or college students who want to keep playing over the summer and post-college musicians who otherwise wouldn't get to play in any kind of a group like this.