Thursday, April 21, 2011
In honor of Earth Day on Friday, check out these ways to make your community and the world a better place.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
1. Stop by Walnut Hill School for the Arts Friday at 7 p.m. for a benefit concert for Japan. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. All proceeds go to Japan's Red Cross. 2. Planting a tree is a great way to honor Earth Day, but do you know what trees are the best to plant, and where you should plant them? The offical Arbor Day Foundation website features an array of tips. Check it out at www.arborday.org/arborday. 3. Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester will host an Earth Day open house and drop-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd. in Worcester. Participants can learn about earth-friendly landscaping and lawn care and order a rain barrel. Admission for adults is $4 for Massachusetts Audubon Society members and…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
See this week's Patch Picks for places to grab brunch with your loved ones.
1. Sel de la Terre (Natick Collection): This restaurant is offering seasonal Spring dishes for Easter lunch this year. Call ahead and make a reservation. 2. Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick: Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an appearance from the Easter Bunny. There will be balloons, face painting and cotton candy. The event costs $40 for adults, $20 for children ages 4 to 12. Kids under free get in for free. Call 508-653-8800 to make a reservation. 3. Met Bar & Grill: This restaurant in Natick Collection has a wide variety of brunch options to select. See the menu here. Call ahead to make reservations: 508-651-0003. 4. Sheraton Framingham Hotel: The hotel is offering Easter brunch with seating at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., with a …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
See this week's patch picks for nearby places to get away for a day trip without really going all that far.
1. Natick Historical Society Museum: 58 Eliot St., Natick; 508-647-4841 It may be small, but a walk through the Natick Historical Society can transport you back in time to Natick's rich historical roots. Natick Indian Community founder John Eliot's Bible from the 1600s, items once belonging to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horatio Alger Jr. and the 20th vice president of the United States Henry Wilson, all who once lived in town. 2. Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary: 280 Eliot St., Natick; 508-655-2296 Believe it or not, Spring weather is right around the corner. Broodmoor Wildlife Sanctuary offers nine miles of trails to wander through fields, wetlands and woodlands. 3. Danforth Museum of Art: 123 Union Ave., Framingham; 508-620-0937 This …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Check out this week's Patch Picks, featuring some of the best spas in Natick.
1. The Littlest Spa —45 South Main St., 508-653-2922 The Littlest Spa offers a wide variety of massages. You can enjoy a one hour Swedish massage for $80, and a deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone massage for $95 each. If you're rushed for time and you don't want to spend the money for a full hour massage, the business offers 30 minute massages for the head, scalp and neck or one for the back or feet for $45 each. 2. Concepts Salon & Day Spa—51 Eliot St., 508-655-3355 Concepts Salon & Day Spa offers a full-service hair salon and a spa for manicures and pedicures, skin care, waxing, massages and even offers a massaging pedicure chair. 3. Krysten's Nail & Spa—13 South Ave., 508-315-3667 Krysten's Nail & Spa offers a full-service nail salon …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
1. O'Connell's Pub & Sports Bar: This Framingham hot spot will feature a live Irish band from 3 to 9 p.m. today, followed my music from DJ Scotty until 1 a.m. If you're really feeling Irish, they've got Guinness on tap, along with a long list of other beers. 2. British Beer Company: Just over the Natick and Framingham line, BBC is offering corned beef and cabbage with all the fixing today. The DJ begins at 10 p.m. 3. The Tavern: If you're looking to show off a little Irish music skills of your own, The Tavern is hosting an "open jam" tonight 4. The Center for the Arts in Natick: Musician Peter Wolf will perform at 7:30. 5. Sully's First Edition Pub: This pub in Marlborough has a real Irish atmosphere, perfect for …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Check out this week's Patch Picks, featuring summer camps in and around Natick.
1. Broadmoor Summer Camp: This camp is run by the Mass Audubon Society and offers programs for kindergarteners to ninth graders. Children in each age group can choose from a variety of classes like "Predators and Prey," "Wilderness Skills," and many others. Programs run from June 27 to Aug. 12. We've got a full story with all the details right here on Natick Patch. 2. Camp Arrowhead: This camp, run by Natick Recreation and Parks, is open to adults and children (age five and older) with disabilities. Every camper is paired with a teenage volunteer. The camp, located along Lake Cochituate runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 27 to Aug. 5. 3. Natick Community Organic Farm: The farm is offering a variety of programs for children this …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Check out this week's Patch Picks, featuring Librarian favorites.
Every week, Patch Picks features the best of the best for things around town. This week, we're featuring Librarian book picks from the librarians at the reference desk at the Morse Institute Library. 1. The "Maisie Dobbs" mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear 2. "March," by Geraldine Brooks 3. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 4. "Scorecasting," by Tobias Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim 5. "The Death of Common Sense," by Philip K. Howard
Thursday, February 24, 2011
See this week's Patch Picks.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
This week, Patch Picks is featuring five great boutiques you should check out in Natick. From baby clothes to recycled bags and jewelry, Natick has got a bit of something for everyone. 1. French Antiques Direct and British Select Antiques (25 Washington Ave.) This antiques store has a variety of French and British furniture and other items, many of it over 100 years old. The two businesses in the same store are both run by experienced antique experts. 2. Lemon Tree Goods (325 N. Main St.) This consignment shop offers recycled clothing, bags, shoes, accessories and other items that make great, unique gifts. 3. Petal Pushers (325 N. Main St.) This high-end flower boutique makes beautiful floral arrangement for special occasions. Appointments…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Check out these nonprofits in Natick.
In this week's Patch Picks, we've shared five great nonprofit organizations in town that you should know about. Click on the links below for the listings to find out more information. 1. A Place to Turn: This food pantry provides locals with food, toiletries and clothing to those who might not be able to afford the items otherwise. On Thursday, every Patch employee in the country was encouraged to get out in their communities and volunteer. Natick Patch editor volunteered at A Place to Turn. Return to Natick Patch tomorrow for a letter from the editor. 2. Natick Service Council: With its offices located in the Natick Housing Authority, the Natick Service Council runs a food pantry, health and dental care and an obesity prevention and …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Check out this week's Patch Picks, featuring the most romantic restaurants to take your Valentine.
1. The Melting Pot (508-875-3115) For a romantic evening sharing a pot of cheese, broth or chocolate fondue, bring you hunny to the Melting Pot at 92 Worcester Rd. in Framingham. The restaurant is open until 11 p.m. on Monday and if you're choosing to celebrate over the weekend, it is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday. 2. Oga's Japanese Cuisine (508-653-4338) Located right in Natick at 915 Worcester St., Oga's offers fresh sushi and other Japanese cuisine you can share with your Valentine. The lighting and simple decor make a romantic atmosphere for you and your date. 3. Dah-Mee (508-655-3951) In the heart of Natick, Dah-Mee offers a wide variety of food to choose from, even if you and your date have different …