It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend.
1. Artist Reception with Nan Hass Feldman
Where/When: Artisans Way, 18 Walden St, Concord; 6 p.m., Friday, March 1
Why Go: Because there's wine and cheese and paintings from Feldman, who has taught or teaches at the Worcester Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum, and the Danforth Museum of Art (which she helped found) as well as at Framingham State University.
2. WinterBlast at Grace Chapel
Where/When: Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 2
Why Go: Because it's a free event promising a fun way to beat the cold with the inflatable attractions, video games, crafts, shows and food.
3. Emerson Umbrella Presents...OLD BROADWAY!
Where/When: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow St, Concord; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2
Why Go: Because Emerson Umbrella is welcoming back some of its favorite performers for a concert revue of musical theatre classics in OLD BROADWAY!
4. Cary Lecture Series Presents: Dear Brother: The Life and Letters of Benjamin Franklin's Sister
Where/When: Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2
Why Go: It's the final installment of the 2012-2013 Cary Lecture Series and, in honor of Lexington’s 300th anniversary, Jill Lepore will speak on Benjamin Franklin’s sister, who shares a birth year with our town and was a lively correspondent during the Revolution. Lepore’s most recent book, The Story of America: Essays on Origins, is this year’s Lexington Reads Community Book.
5. Ninth Annual Forum on Family Homelessness
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord; 3 p.m, Sunday, March 3
Why Go: This year’s forum focuses on the effects of homelessness on the overall development of a child. The keynote speaker, Christina Murphy, from the Campaign to End Child Homelessness at the National Center on Family Homelessness, will speak on the effects of homelessness and severe housing insecurity on the health, mental health and early childhood development of children.