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STONEHAM -- As the summer comes to an end, there are a couple of special events to watch for at Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St. Father and son white-cheeked gibbons are celebrating birthdays in September and guests are invited to join the festivities for Kien's 15th and Paddy's 5th birthday on Saturday, Sept.   Read More >>
WESTFORD The Blues n Brews Festival, presented by the Westford Rotary Club, will be held rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Powers Road.   Read More >>
ART/EXHIBITS Lasting Impressions: Art Quilts 2016 Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, Aug. 13-Sept. 24, reception, Sat., Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. In Water: Deborah Barlow, Kay Canavino, Rachael Eastman, Barbara Gagel, Susan Quateman & George Wingate Beyond Benign Gallery, 100 Research Drive, Wilmington, through Oct.   Read More >>
GROTON -- ArtsNashoba, the nonprofit regional arts center that brings "Arts to Youth and Youth to the Arts," opens its season fourth season with "Annie, Jr." Auditions for performers ages 8 to 18 will be held at 4 p.   Read More >>
The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton screens the documentary Let There Be Light from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Narrated by Garrison Keillor, it tells the story of artists Rowan LeCompte and Dieter Goldkuhle as they make their last great window for the Washington National Cathedral.   Read More >>
LOWELL -- SmithFest Events, the organization responsible for Blizzard Blast, Panic in the Dark, the Musical Chairs World Championship and SmithFest Hunt, presents a new event, Runzilla, on Aug. 20 at the Tsongas Center.   Read More >>
Katrina Goldsaito's life is filled with rewarding experiences. Her resume lists jobs as actress, on-camera TV journalist/producer and contributor to National Geographic, the Christian Science Monitor, NPR and The Japan Times.   Read More >>
Wednesdays at McKay; Head north for Irish songs, acoustic duo; Jumpin Juba in the Garden   Read More >>
Two more events at local bookstores will celebrate the newest Harry Potter release, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two," on the evening of Saturday, July 30. The new book by J.K. Rowling continues Harry Potter's storyline and is printed in the form of an original script, a tie-in to a theatrical production opening in London the same evening.   Read More >>
ACTON -- Inside a massive treehouse, on the nest swing, or zooming down the big slide, playing becomes learning at the Discovery Museums' newest exhibit, where nature takes center stage.   Read More >>