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Sunset Drum Circle

Join us on the hillside at sunset for a facilitated drum circle. Connect with the landscape, mother earth and the ancient wisdom of rhythm while building and celebrating community. Native American, African and assorted drums and percussion will be provided. You can bring your own instrument, too. No prior drumming experience needed.

Facilitated by Monique Morimoto and Stephen Whitney, cofounders of SoulWorks Rhythm® (www.soulworksrhythm.com), whose drumming events inspire joy, beat away stress and celebrate the freedom of self-expression.

This program is rain or shine and will take place under our open-air café event tent.

This is a recurring event occurring monthly from May to October.

Please note that space is limited in this program. Please pre-register per session to reserve your spot.



When: Jul 17, 2019 12am in Harvard, MA
Cost: Member: $9; Nonmember: $15;

Cancelled -- The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle

This event has been cancelled.

Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this four-day Plein Air workshop series with Jill Pottle, students will paint in four different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18th, 9:30am-4pm

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. And closing out the series, consider the historic landscape at the Old Manse in Concord, looking out over the orchard and Concord River. These four destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.



When: Jul 17, 2019 9:30AM in Harvard, MA
Cost: Member: $260; Nonmember: $325;

Summer Concert Series

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.

Concerts begin at 7:15PM, Gates Open 5pm

Admission is $15/car for Members, $20/car for Nonmembers
Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors

While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.

BYOB welcome on the lawn.

Please note that gate admission is cash or check only
To pay with a credit card please purchase in advance online
Tickets available fruitlands.thetrustees.org/events



When: Jul 18, 2019 12am in Harvard, MA
Cost: Member Carload: $15; Nonmember Carload: $20; Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

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About Harvard, MA
Harvard is a well preserved rural town. Residents enjoy Bare Hill Pond which is a 330 acre lake where you may swim and sail and canoe in the summer and cross country ski and skate in the winter. There are over 2,000 acres of conservation land throughout Harvard which interconnect with many walking trails.

The Harvard school system has the highest rating in Worcester County and is considered the main reason why many families choose to live in Harvard. Bromfield High School graduates are accepted at a wide variety of upscale colleges all across the country.