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Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge
There are strange, beautiful, and sometimes grotesque caterpillars living right in our own back yards! Come explore the incredible hidden world of New England caterpillars through hands-on, interactive activities that explore topics such as caterpillar anatomy, defensive adaptations, and shelter building. And, experience a huge variety of local caterpillars in all phases of their life cycles, curated and explained by naturalist Sam Jaffe and and other educators from The Caterpillar Lab. Please note that the live caterpillar lab portion of the exhibit will be open to visitors Wednesdays through Sundays only. Discovery Museum is closed Mondays. This new exhibit was created by museum staff in collaboration with naturalist Sam Jaffee, creator of The Caterpillar Lab.

When: Sep 11, 2019 12am to Oct 6, 2019 12am in Acton, MA

Pizza and Bowling

Our newest club at the Acton Drome is for young adults aged 17+ with an ASD/no ID diagnosis. Join us for a game of bowling followed by pizza and drinks and socializing! Cost: $10/session

When: Sep 19, 2019 6pm in Acton, MA

Field to Fork: September Harvest Cooking Class

CSA and Farmers’ Market season is upon us! Exciting times. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the contents of your weekly farm share, by the haul of beautiful produce that you picked up at the local market, or by a bumper crop that unexpectedly flourished in your backyard garden? We’ve been there. We mean well. We want to support local farmers, eat local food, and feed our families healthy things that grow nearby. But we run out of time, patience and ideas…and sometimes, we end up composting a lot of the produce that we grow or buy. LET’S MAKE 2019 A WASTE-FREE AND GUILT-FREE GROWING SEASON TOGETHER! Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the fourth installment of our Field to Fork Cooking Class series to arm yourself with inspiring and creative ways to eat your way through the abundance of local produce as it grows out of the ground. The curriculum/menu will feature the best of what’s growing at Dancing Plover Farms on the day of the class! We’ll cook and eat three dishes together, discuss food prep and preservation techniques, and swap recipes with one another to leave you feeling full and ready to make the most out of the September harvest at home. Tickets include a welcome snack, 3 seasonal dishes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer, wine and spirits are available a la carte for sipping during class.

When: Sep 19, 2019 7pm in Acton, MA

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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.