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Sep
8
Sat
2018
DCR: 125 Years Preserving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Art Exhibit featuring Massachusetts State Parks @ Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Sep 8 – Nov 28 all-day

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. The core mission of the DCR is to protect, promote, and enhance the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the well-being of all.  In celebration of this special 125th anniversary of the DCR, Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting an art exhibit featuring works from local artists which depict the natural, historical and recreational resources of the DCR’s Blue Hills Reservation.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
@ Wakefield Estate
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Wakefield Estate will host its 1st annual Blue Hills Octoberfest on Saturday, October 20 from 2:00-5:00pm. The event will feature live music, delicious street food, kids activities, farm animals, garden games and a fine selection of locally crafted beers by Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain. The Blue Hills Octoberfest is a a benefit to raise funds for the Outdoor Environmental Education Program Bus Fund, which enables over 2000 Boston-area students to enjoy a day of outdoor learning each year at the Wakefield Estate. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Blue Hills and Brookwood Community Farm.
Adding to the festival-feel of the event, live music will be performed by Electric Standard,  a trio of local musicians that plays an eclectic mix of original songs and classic blues, rock and soul. Delicious food for will be prepared by The Chubby Chickpea,  a Boston-based food truck serving Israeli street food, specializing in vegetarian and gluten free options – in addition to delicious chicken! – and creative side dishes.
The Blue Hills Octoberfest will feature locally crafted draft beers from Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain, the first true home of American brewing. Turtle Swamp Brewing is a neighborhood brewery that strives to be a good neighbor, while making consistent beer with high quality and local ingredients. “The beer of Jamaica Plain.”
Tickets are $20, kids are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance via this link or the website: wakefieldtrust.org. Ticket price includes garden entrance, one free pour of Turtle Swamp Brewing draft beer, and a raffle ticket for a private tour and beer tasting at Turtle Swamp Brewing with its founder/owner. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 21, 2:00-5:00pm.
The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd. in Milton. for more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186, USA
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186, USA | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

Calling all parents and tots! Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a new season of Peek-a-Blue Hikes for parents and tots. Enjoy a kids and parents scavenger hunt, complete with prizes for all! Complimentary water, juice and snacks too.

Hikes will then be offered every other Tuesday morning throughout the season.  For more information and 2018 dates, visit www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/peekablue.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Volunteer Trail Maintenance @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at our monthly trail maintenance event! We begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a pizza lunch.

This program is designed to have volunteers work with trail leaders to maintain drainage structures such as culverts and water bars, and to clear the trails of overgrowth and downed branches. Volunteers will receive training in working safely as well as proper maintenance and use of the tools.

No prior experience necessary! Make sure to dress appropriately for working on the trails and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!

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