Weekly Blueprint

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! My mojo was a little all over the place given some personal matters with friends and family, but no doubt there's an awful lot to be grateful for and I took comfort in the little things like planting flowers, stories and snuggles with the girls, and good coffee. Meanwhile, let's get Monday rolling with a big Weekly Blueprint -- let's make it a great week!

August 4 + 7: Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with events at Mama & Me. (Jamaica Plain)

August 5: Friends of Titus Sparrow Park Stacey Peasley concert. (Boston)

August 5: Eco-rock with Johnny Fireseed and the Junkyard Dogs. (Cambridge)

August 5: Downtown dancing with Greg Coles. (Ipswich)

August 5: Ice cream and...bats! (Natick)

August 5 + 7: Performance by Berklee musician Kathryn Hallberg. (Boston)

August 5 - 8: Free jazz performances from the New England Conservatory. (Boston)

August 5 - 10: Free performances of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. (Boston)

August 6: The Landmarks Orchestra presents The Boston Lyric Opera. (Boston)

August 6: Explore the shore family tour. (Chappaquiddick)

August 6: Creatures of the night family hike that promises not to be creepy. (Chappaquiddick)

August 6: Outdoor story hour. (Hingham)

August 6: Spend an evening at the beaver ponds. (Lenox)

August 6: It’s time to play in the park. Admission is free. (Lincoln)

August 6: Dragons and damsels on a farm? (Lincoln)

August 6: Learn all about our honeybee helpers. (North Andover)

August 6: Free concert - The Dave Macklin. (Plymouth)

August 6:  A night of arts and fun for teens. (Boston)

August 6: Sit out on the patio and enjoy a great local band. (Somerville)

August 6: Step back in time and become a colonial kid. (Wenham)

August 7: The jazzy sounds of Sarah McKenzie. (Boston)

August 7: Hop on your bike and explore the city’s farmers markets. (Boston)

August 7: All about dinosaurs drop in day. (Easton)

August 7: Summer concert with Black Marmot. (Harvard)

August 7: Thursday night picnic concert with The Beantown Swing Orchestra. (Ipswich)

August 7: Children’s tour of the farm. (Lexington)

August 7: The cucumber crops have grown and it’s time to start pickling! (Lincoln) 

August 7: Yum! Make your own ice cream with foraged fruit and high quality ingredients. (South Wellfleet)

August 7: Edwardian-era lawn games, and a garden adventure. (Stockbridge)

August 7: Enjoy some after work wine and chocolate therapy. (Framingham)

August 7 - September 1: Cape Ann Ceramics Festival. (Various locations)

August 8: Free admission to The Discovery Museums. (Acton)

August 8: Free admission to Boston Harbor Islands National Park. (Boston)

August 8: Free admission to Clark Art Institute. (Williamstown)

August 8: Free admission to Wenham Museum. (Wenham)

August 8: Free admission to USS Constitution Museum. (Charlestown)

August 8: Free admission to Children’s Museum at Holyoke. (Holyoke)

August 8: Free admission to Volleyball Hall of Fame. (Holyoke)

August 8: Free admission to Fuller Craft Museum. (Brockton)

August 8: Music on the harbor with Mas Ysa. (Boston)

August 8: Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell: The Lego Movie. (Boston)

August 8: Family hayride and campfire. (Lincoln)

August 8: Happy hour yoga in the park. (South Boston)

August 8-10: The Bolton Fair kicks off. (Lancaster)

Image credit: Cape Ann Ceramics Festival