Wakefield Weekends | August 12-14: Music, Theatre, Festival, & More
Looking for something to do in or around Wakefield this weekend, August 12-14? We've got you covered.
Name: "Into The Woods"
What: Lights Up Theatre Presentation
When: August 12-14, 2011, 7:30pm
Where: Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: The young actors rehearsed hard all summer. Now they'll show it off. Get out of your house and "Into The Woods."
Name: Friday at the Bandstand
What: Wakefield Summer Band Performance
When: August 12, 2011, 7:00pm
Where: Lake Quannapowitt, 99 Lake St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: The Wakefield Summer Band features an eclectic group of musicians who perform an eclectic selection of songs. You can't go wrong with free music on a Friday night.
Name: "Chicago," "Assassins," & "The Rose and the Rime"
What: Stoneham Theatre Young Presentations
When: See listings for details
Where: Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180
Why: Stoneham Theatre's young performers with another weekend of fresh acts. You should check it out.
Name: Live Music
- Live Entertainment at Lakeside Tavern Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 8:30pm–11:30pm, and Sunday Karaoke, 8:30pm
- Live Entertainment at The Fat Cactus Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 8:30pm, and Sunday, 4:00pm
- Live Bands at Harringtons Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 9:00pm
- Live Jazz at Sushi Island Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Why: Monday's blues are right around the corner. For now, it's Friday, I'm in love.
Social Gatherings, Community Events, & Charity:
Name: Festival Italia Buffet
What: Italian-themed Dinner
When: August 12, 2011, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Where: Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel & Conference Center, 1 Audubon Rd, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Festival Italia will begin it's weekend with drinks, dinner and entertainment. Enjoy food from seven different Wakefield restaurants.
Name: Recycle Day
What: Electronic and Appliance Recycling
When: August 13, 2011, 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: It's time to get rid of that decade-old PC in your basement. You're not going to use it again.
Name: Bottle and Can Drive
What: Zoo New England Fundraiser
When: August 13, 2011, 10:00am—2:30:pm
Where: Stone Zoo, 1439 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
Why: You need to clean out your garage and you'll help the environment. All proceeds will assist Zoo New England's conservation efforts.
Name: Festival Italia
What: Italian-themed Festival
When: August 13, 2011, 2:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Main St & Albion St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Taste the delicious Italian food, play a few carnival games or test your luck on the mechanical bull. Is it going to be fun? Fuhgeddaboudit!
Name: Wakefield Cares 5k & 10k
What: Charity Event for Veterans
When: August 14, 2011, 8:00am
Where: Main St & Salem St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Many veterans who fought for our freedoms now find themselves in difficult situations. Help pay them back. All proceeds will be used to assist area veterans who are homeless.
Name: Meditation Practice Group - The Sacred Pause
What: A free, open-to-all hour-long meditation session
When: Weekly on Sundays, 5pm
Where: Unitarian Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: You don't need to be a member of the church, practiced in meditation, or commit to anything longer than one session to go. Relax!
Name: Holy Hour at St. Joseph Church
What: Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
When: Weekly on Sundays, 7pm—8pm
Where: St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Celebrate your faith through prayer, meditation, and song.
Name: Yard Sale
What: Stuff for Cheap
When: August 13, 2011, 7:30am-12:00pm
Where: 1102 Sandy Ln, Wilmington, MA 01887
Why: Bargain hunters are sure to find something they want among the books, CDs and clothing items.
Name: Wakefield Farmers' Market
What: Locally Grown Food For Sale
When: Weekly on Saturdays, 9:00am–1:00pm
Where: Hall Park, North Ave & Church St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: The Wakefield Farmers Market offers freshly picked vegetables and fruits, grass-fed beef, eggs, locally produced pasta, sauses, baked goods, and wine. A range of different crafters and artisians attend throughout the season.
Name: Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey Show at Stone Zoo
What: An engaging and educational bird show
When: Daily at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
Why: The show features 16 different species and you’ll get a chance to see each one at this popular exhibit.