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This free concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Picnic hampers are welcome (no alcohol). Donations greatly appreciated. Parking is free - please use upper parking lot 75 Quarry Road, Acton. Rain cancels. Visit the NARA Park Facebook page for weather updates or actonrec.com. A complete listing of concerts can be found at actonma.gov/events.

When: Jul 24, 2019 12am to Jul 24, 2019 12am in Acton, MA

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Event: Elizabeth Bear and Cadwell Turnbull

MA authors Elizabeth Bear and Cadwell Turnbull will be in our store talking about their new books and the craft of science fiction and fantasy! Cadwell will be sharing his debut novel, The Lesson, which is out June 18th. Elizabeth will be talking about Book Two of her epic fantasy Lotus Kingdoms series, The Red-Stained Wings. Elizabeth Bear is the two-time Hugo Award winning author of TheEternal Sky Trilogy and the Lotus Kingdoms series.  The first book in the series, The Stone in the Skull, has been described as a "glorious and dramatic story" by Publishers Weekly and "vivid, absorbing and thrilling" in a starred review by Kirkus Review. Debut novelist Cadwell Turnbull is the author of new sci-fic novel, The Lesson, one of the first science fiction novels to be set in the Virgin Islands. In their starred review of the novel, Publishers Weekly describes The Lesson as a "rich debut novel about family, love, and loyalty in turbulent times." The Library Journal takes it a step further by saying The Lesson is " a compelling tale of invasive occupation and emotional uprising, Turnbull's debut is complex and enthralling. It's a must for all libraries, and the writer, who crafts speculative stories with black characters on par with Octavia Butler, is definitely one to watch." 

When: Jul 24, 2019 7pm in Acton, MA

Summer Friday Nights Free!

Join us with free admission and explore the Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! Sweet treats will be available from the VeeBop's Ice Cream truck. We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

When: Jul 26, 2019 12am to Jul 26, 2019 12am 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.