Jan 192017

Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper

Sunday, January 22, 5-7 PM

Help us celebrate over 15 years of educational programs and stewardship. Enjoy good food and learn about the activities of the Friends group. Following supper, we will briefly review the past year, then share ideas for future programs and projects at Fresh Pond in a relaxed roundtable discussion. Guests and newcomers welcome. RSVP to Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com. Basement of Neville Place, 650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Winter Nature Storytime at Fresh Pond

Friday, January 27, 10-11 AM

Friends of Fresh Pond host children and their caretakers for some arts and crafts, followed by nature story time. We will read about what humans and wildlife do during the winter. Bring warm clothes for a winter walk. Enter the back of the building and turn left. Art Room at Neville Place, 650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Mass Audubon’s Superbowl of Birding 2017

Saturday, January 28, 5 AM-5 PM

How many species can you spot? The challenge is renewed this year, with prizes awarded in 10 categories. Rules and entry fees at bit.ly/2iIz5ro Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport

“More than Honey” Documentary Screening

Monday, January 30, 6-7:30 PM

Friends of Fresh Pond host a film journey through the honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China, and Australia. This 2012 documentary explores the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder and how it will impact humanity. First floor of Neville Place, 650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Sustainable Belmont Regular Meetings

Wednesday, February 1 and March 1, 7-8:30PM

Come to Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting to learn about their work. Info: www.sustainablebelmont.net. Belmont Public Library,   336 Concord Avenue.

MA Water Resources Commission

Thursday, February 9, 1-4 PM

Discussions of conditions, regulations, hydrologic monitoring, and more. Conference Room 2B, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston

Stew & Brew: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Friday, February 3, 6:30-9 PM

Join us by our cozy fire for a hearty meal to celebrate midwinter with friends in true local style. Enjoy a sampling of tasty winter stews and locally made beers from Jack’s Abbey, Rapscallion, and Peak Organic. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S. Great Road, Lincoln

Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee Meetings

Thursday, February 9 and March 9, 6-8 PM

Meetings are open to the public. February agenda includes: Project Drawdown, Decarbonizing the City. March: Decarbonizing the City, Compact of Mayors. City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9 AM-4 PM

Please join us for a grand celebration of these special winter residents—a joint event by Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Visit eagle hot spots 9 AM–4 PM; eagle tour 9 AM–1:30 PM; photograph eagles with Hunt’s photo experts 2-4 PM. Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport


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