Events

Feb. 28, 2017 -  Winter Fest

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Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest! Tuesday, February 28, 5:00 -8:00 p.m. Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St, Canton

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with […]

Mar. 15, 2017 -  Snow Cover and Climate Change: Lecture

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Thomas Crane Library – Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor) 40 Washington St, Quincy, MA Wednesday Mar 15, 2017, 7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Ice and snow cover on Earth influences the world’s climate by reflecting solar energy back to space, keeping the globe at an ideal temperature. As our world warms due to climate change, that important ice and snow cover is starting to disappear and the Earth is beginning to absorb more solar radiation, increasing the warming of the world. Come hear Professor Young as he presents the science of climate change and then explores the […]

May. 21, 2017 -  Green Up the Blue Hills May 21

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Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills! May 21, 1pm – 3:30 pm at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins Park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton

All are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  Volunteers will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot to the cabins. The event is rain or shine, and while […]

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