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Writing Workshop Series with Michele Order Litant
Tue, Jun 27 | 10-11:30AM
Member $120. Nonmember $150 for full six week series

Have you always wanted to write but can’t get started? Or are you an experienced writer looking for new ideas? This 6-week series led by writer Michele Order Litant, provides inspiration and support for all writers. Each week a prompt is offered, and we write in response for 20 minutes. Then, those who wish to share can read aloud their writing. Listeners respond respectfully, offering only positive feedback about what we like and is strong about the writing. Come and experience the support and encouragement of writing in community. Let yourself be inspired by the Fruitlands landscape. All levels are welcome. Bring a notebook and a pen.

Please note that space in this program is limited and pre-registration is required.

About Our Instructor: Michele has a BFA in Creative Writing and is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists writing workshop instructor. She is a published writer who has worked as an editor for major publishers, and has led writers’ groups for many years.

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Summer Concert Series: The Concord Band
Thu, Jun 29 | 7-9PM
Member $10 per car. Nonmember $15 per car.

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.For a full program listing and themes, please visit http://www.concordband.org/ 

In August the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 3rd and an evening of Bluegrass with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards on August 10th.

Concerts begin at 7:15PM
Admission is $10/car for Museum Members, $15/car for Nonmembers
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors
While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.
Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 22-August 10, 7-9PM

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Summer Concert Series: The Concord Band
Thu, Jul 6 | 7-9PM
Member $10 per car. Nonmember $15 per car.

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more. For a full program listing and themes, please visit http://www.concordband.org/ 

In August the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 3rd and an evening of Bluegrass with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards on August 10th.

Concerts begin at 7:15PM
Admission is $10/car for Museum Members, $15/car for Nonmembers
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors
While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.
Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 22-August 10, 7-9PM

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Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Joelle Feldman
Sat, Jul 8 | 10AM-4PM
Member $160. Nonmember $200 (two-day workshop)

Recognized and award-winning artist, Joelle Feldman, teaches students fundamental skills and introduces multiple approaches to painting with pastels. This two-day workshop will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing and outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is completed. The class starts with an introduction of materials, including exploration and experimentation with a variety of pastel painting surfaces using different grades and brands of pastel sticks. Instruction and pace may vary based on the class dynamics and participants’ needs. Open to all levels of experience.

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Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Joelle Feldman
Sun, Jul 9 | 10AM-4PM
Member $160. Nonmember $200 (two-day workshop)

Recognized and award-winning artist, Joelle Feldman, teaches students fundamental skills and introduces multiple approaches to painting with pastels. This two-day workshop will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing and outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is completed. The class starts with an introduction of materials, including exploration and experimentation with a variety of pastel painting surfaces using different grades and brands of pastel sticks. Instruction and pace may vary based on the class dynamics and participants’ needs. Open to all levels of experience.





Artist Talk: Lisa McCarty
Wed, Jul 12 | 11AM-12Noon
Free with Museum Admission

Lisa McCarty is a Durham, NC-based visual artist whose art is featured in the exhibition Literary Spirit of Fruitlands Museum and The Old Manse. Her photographic series, “Transcendental Concord” documents the places in Concord and Harvard where Bronson Alcott, his daughter Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne lived, wrote, and talked about their ideas. She also photographs the landscapes that inspired them. In this talk presented on Thoreau’s 200th Birthday she will describe this series, her techniques and inspiration, and highlight some of her current work.

Lisa McCarty has participated in over 60 exhibitions and screenings at venues such as The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Chicago Photography Center, Houston Center for Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Asheville Art Museum, and the American University Museum. Lisa’s photographs have also been shown internationally in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Argentina. Additionally her moving images have been screened at festivals such as the New York Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Cairo Video Festival in Egypt, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in the UK, and Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Scotland.

No registrations necessary. This program is Free with Museum Admission.





Summer Concert Series: The Concord Band
Thu, Jul 13 | 7-9PM
Member $10 per car. Nonmember $15 per car.

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more. For a full program listing and themes, please visit http://www.concordband.org/ 

In August the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 3rd and an evening of Bluegrass with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards on August 10th.

Concerts begin at 7:15PM
Admission is $10/car for Museum Members, $15/car for Nonmembers
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors
While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.
Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 22-August 10, 7-9PM

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Let's Go Fly a Kite
Sat, Jul 15 | 1-4PM
Free with Museum Admission

Find us on the hillside for a kite making craft that will inspire outdoor play for the whole family. This simple craft is accessible for all ages, encourages creativity, and will have your child running up and down the hillside sending your craft flying through the air. 





The Savory Herbal Pantry
Sun, Jul 16 | 9:30AM-1PM
Member $64. Nonmember $80.

Harvest summer’s herbal bounty! Learn how to preserve the fresh, fragrant herbs of summer to add flavor to everyday meals all winter long.

The class begins with a tour of Fruitland’s historic Shaker Herb Garden, then we'll go indoors to taste and create! Betsy will discuss how to pick, freeze and dry fresh herbs and then demonstrate how to create delicious herb vinegars, butters, mustards, salt, herb pastes, pestos and nuts. After sampling the recipes as they are demonstrated, each student will make a pint of herb vinegar and container of herb butter to take home and enjoy.

Instructor, Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A gardener and herb grower since 1972, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral and gardening skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. Betsy is the author of several books on the uses and stories of herbs and flowers. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel and greater Boston cable stations as well as local and national radio talk shows. Betsy lectures and teaches locally and nationally.

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The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Series with Jill Pottle
Tue, Jul 18 | 9:30AM-3:30PM
Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three day series

July 18, 19, and 20 | Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series with painter and instructor, Jill Pottle will lead students in painting in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Sunset Drum Circle
Wed, Jul 19 | 7-8:15PM
Member $9. Nonmember $15.

Join us on the hillside at sunset for a facilitated drum circle. Connect with the landscape, mother earth and the ancient wisdom of rhythm while building and celebrating community. Native American, African and assorted drums and percussion will be provided. You can bring your own instrument, too. No prior drumming experience needed. Facilitated by Monique Morimoto and Stephen Whitney, cofounders of SoulWorks Rhythm® (www.soulworksrhythm.com),
whose drumming events inspire joy, beat away stress and celebrate the freedom of self-expression. Please help us plan and pre-register for this event.

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The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Series with Jill Pottle
Wed, Jul 19 | 9:30AM-3:30PM
Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three day series

July 18, 19, and 20 | Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series with painter and instructor, Jill Pottle will lead students in painting in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

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The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Series with Jill Pottle
Thu, Jul 20 | 9:30AM-3:30PM
Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three day series

July 18, 19, and 20 | Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series with painter and instructor, Jill Pottle will lead students in painting in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Summer Concert Series: The Concord Band
Thu, Jul 20 | 7-9PM
Member $10 per car. Nonmember $15 per car.

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more. For a full program listing and themes, please visit http://www.concordband.org/ 

In August the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 3rd and an evening of Bluegrass with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards on August 10th.

Concerts begin at 7:15PM
Admission is $10/car for Museum Members, $15/car for Nonmembers
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors
While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.
Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 22-August 10, 7-9PM

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Free Fun Friday at Fruitlands Museum
Fri, Jul 21 | 10AM-4PM
FREE

Enjoy a FREE day at Fruitlands courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Trail tours, gallery tours, hands on activities, and fun for all ages—and it’s all FREE!





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