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Eggs – with Mark Valentine
Eggs – with Mark Valentine Exploring the unique use of eggs in different cuisines from around the globe, Chef Mark will start with the iconic breakfast dish from Mexico; huevos rancheros.  Next from the Arabic world we will prepare Moroccan Shakshuka (eggs poached in spiced tomato sauce).  To finish off the meal we will prepare the classic crème brûlée from France. Date of class:  Wednesday September 19, 2018| 6:30-8:30pm Cost:              $75 each student Mark Valentine is the chef and owner of Kitchen to Table Foods in Hudson, MA. He was classically trained in France, and has cooked in Paris, San Francisco, Portland, Nantucket, and Boston. Cancellation policy: We understand that plans change, and things come up.  We offer a full refund if class registration is cancelled up to 2 days prior to class.  If cancelled within 48 hours of class, your refund, less a $25 fee, will be returned in the form of original payment.

When: Sep 19, 2018 6:30PM in Acton, MA

Make a Mess: Spray and Splatter

Join us to experiment with spraying, splatting and dripping different types of paint to make a truly messy masterpiece. Add in another simple tool – tape! – and explore the technique of resist painting. This program will happen light rain or shine. Heavy rain or other inclement weather may result in changes to the program, or cancellation.

The Make a Mess program series introduces STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through sensory-based hands-on experiences, imagination, and fun.

Enjoy this program and more at the all-NEW Discovery Museum! In our new, 16,000sf building we’ve re-created the best hands-on STEAM exhibits from our original two museums—for little kids, big kids, and their grownups—and added many exciting new ones, including water, air, making/tinkering, and more!  Come play!


When: Sep 21, 2018 2pm in Acton, MA
Cost: Event included in admission, $14.50.

Nature Journaling - Signs of the Season: FALL!

Drop-in 11:00am – 11:30am Journal Making, Discovery Woods
11:30am and 1:30pm: Nature Walk, Great Hill Conservation Land

Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing.  We’ll be making nature journals and then taking them on a nature walk through the Great Hill conservation land to search for signs of fall.  If you’ve made a nature journal with us before, bring it to add new activity pages. Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – this program is weather and conditions dependent. For more information on Great Hill, please visit http://www.actontrails.org/great-hill/.

Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA.

When: Sep 22, 2018 11am in Acton, MA
Cost: Event included in admission, $14.50.

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About Acton, MA
The suburban town of Acton was founded in 1735 and is located in the Middlesex County which is northwest of Boston. Although a small community Acton has retained its rural New England qualities despite the population more than tripling in the past thirty years.

Visitors can take advantage of the various historic sites in Acton such as the preserved Hosmer and Faulkner Houses and the Orchard House - a Fruitlands Museum. You will find a traditional town center with historic architecture and stone walls as well as the Walden and the Minuteman National Historical Park.

The town also includes a wide verity of beautiful and carefully maintained Conservation Lands that attract countless people during the year along with encompass over 1650 acres of protected territory. All together there are 21 Conservation areas including the locations in Acton.

Acton offers a large list of services to its residents that include an active town government with a nationally accredited police department and a full time fire department. The local district school system has been ranked among the top in the state.