Events of Interest

Save CPA Campaign - Update from Stuart Saginor, Executive Director of the Coalition!!
CPA is on the Governor’s Desk - What Next?
Both the House and the Senate voted to pass the FY20 state budget - it included the annual $36 million increase to the CPA Trust Fund!  WE HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW, FRIDAY, to call the Governor’s office and urge him to support the CPA legislation in the state budget. Click here for the telephone number and an easy-to-use script with instructions on how to make your call- it will take two minutes of your time, but we want to make sure Governor Baker understands just how important this is to CPA communities. 
Thank you so much for your support!

Saturday, July 27
Mushroom Walk
2 PM - 4 PM
Walkup and Robinson Memorial Reservation, Westborough
David Babick,  of the ID committee of the Boston Mycological Club, leads an introduction to common edible mushrooms.  Learn how to identify safe mushrooms and how to sustainably harvest them.  All ages welcome!  SVT members:  Free, Non members:  $20.  Register at; for questions, call Debbie Pullen, 978-443-5588, x123.

Sunday, July 28
Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market
10-1 PM
Pearl Street, West Acton
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Sunday, July 28
Open Houses-Faulkner Homestead and Jones Tavern
3-5 PM
1707 Faulkner Homestead,  5 High Street, Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street,
The Iron Work Farm’s two historic South Acton house museums will be open.  At the 1707 Faulkner Homestead, the oldest house in Acton, members of the Nashoba Valley Weavers Guild will demonstrate weaving and spinning and display their recent work on the 19th century barn-frame.
Jones aven, was built in 1732 with additions  in 1750 and ca. 1818.  It was the home of the Jones family, who ran a tavern, sore, and a dairy farm.  Remnants of the tavern are still lint, and a items from the old Jones farm ae on display.  No admission charge, but donations are welcome.

Saturday, August 10   
Even More Dragonflies at the Bog
Meet at the Cranberry Bog House on Curve Street, Carlisle
Learn about the jewels of the insect world as we walk the trails of the Cranberry Bog looking for dragonflies and damselflies (collectively known as “odes”).  We will also check out butterflies and anything else interesting that we come upon. Sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.  Leader Susan Emmons of CCF.

Wednesday, August 14
Night and Moonlight:  A Transcendental Night Hike
7:30 - 9 PM
Fruitlands Museum, Prospect Street, Harvard, MA
Join us under the Full Moon at the Fruitlands Museum for this Transcendental Night Hike.  We will take to the trails to discover nature by night and explore the elements, sites, and sounds that awaken when the sun sets, pausing along the way to hear and contemplate passages from Thoreau’s 1863 essay, “Night and Moonlight”  Thoreau described, “As  for the moon, I had  seen her only as it were through a crevice in a shutter, occasionally.  Why not walk a little way in her light?" Register at  Cost:  $9 for Trustees of the Reservation Member; $15 for Non- member.

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