06 / 23 / 2016
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Local Things To Do on Your Summer Vacation
  

There's plenty to do in the local area this summer (and year round).  You just need to know where to look!  Town websites are a good place to start but not all are updated regularly.  Googling "things to do" can get you started on the right path but it can be very time consuming.  We have put together, for your convenience, a comprehensive, family-friendly list of great things to do in the local area. Most for FREE! Now get off the couch and get exploring!

Local Libraries

Libraries are chock full of events for kids of all ages.  From "Mommy and Me" readings to book discussions to art classes.

Franklin Town Library Calendar

Uxbridge Public Library Calendar

Milford Town Library Website

Medway Public Library Website

Taft Public Library Website (Hopedale)

Millis Public Library Calendar

Upton Town Library Calendar

Bellingham Public Library Website

Whitinsville Social Library Calendar

Blackstone Public Library Website

Hopkinton Public Library Calendar

Local Theatre

How about taking in a local stage show or unleashing your inner performer with a theatre or inprov class.  Whether your dream is to be on the stage or you are more content as an audience member, local theatre is a great way to keep yourself and your family entertained.

Milford Performing Arts Center

Franklin School for the Performing Arts

     The BLACK BOX - Home of FSPA

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Local Art

Let's keep exercising that right brain activity and talk about all the wonderful things you can do blank canvas.  Painting, drawing, glass blowing, bedazzling... all great ways to stay busy and entertained while staying social and making new friends... especially those Wine and Paint Parties!  Here's some local studios that cater to artists of all ages...

Artworks Studio in Hopedale

Whitehall Farm Studio in Hopkinton

Franklin Art Center

Create-It Art & Design Center in Milford

http://www.dcolorex.comD'Colorex in Milford

Local Music

Of course live and local music can be heard echoing through our local parks, restaurants and pubs on any given day.  Get out and support our local musicians.  There are various venues offering a wide range of genres for all ages.

Most towns offer a "Concert in the Park" series throughout the summer.  The best thing is that most never conflict as they fall on different days of the week.  For a that list keep an eye on our Local Music section on our website.  We are proud to cohost a Family Night at the Bandstand at Milford Town Park with Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.  Get the schedule HERE!

For the adults, the local area offer something for everyone.  Acoustic, rock, pop, country, covers, originals.  Up to a dozen local choices on Friday and Saturday nights.  And some venues offer live music on the off nights as well!  Each week, WMRC posts a comprehensive calendar of who is playing where locally and where your favorite local bands are playing elsewhere.  It's call The Local Lowdown.  Check back regularly for update.  You can also "like" The Local Lowdown on Facebook.

Something new to the area is the Young Musicians Showcase at Uber Cafe and Music House in Mendon.  Every Friday from 5pm to 8pm, local, under 21 musicians are invited to show off their skills on Uber's stage.  Recent Milford High School graduate Cam Knopp hosts.  Come back Saturday at the same time for more acoustic music by some of the areas best talent.  Uber is home to delicious food, tasty coffee, espresso and teas, and now live music!

Just about 20 miles to our west lies one of the best outdoor music pavillions in the area.  Indian Ranch in Webster is worth the ride to see some great national acts along with local bands opening for them.

Here's a list of local music groups who perform at events thoughout the local area.  All family friendly...

Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band

Greater Milford Community Chorus

Blackstone Valley Community Chorus

Local Historical Societies

Many towns honor their historical revelance with the help of local citizens who dedicate themselves to educating others about the past will preserving their history.  Many historical societies offer tours, events and happenings.  Some towns even have their very own museums.

Medway Historical Society

Hopkinton Historical Society

Upton Historical Commission

Mendon Historical Society

Holliston Historical Society

Milford Historical Commission

Town Museums

The Little Red Shop Museum (Hopedale)

Franklin Historical Museum

Blackstone Historical Museum

We might as well post a few random local museums worth checking out as well!

The Piano Museum in Hopkinton

Willard House and Clock Museum in No. Grafton

Attic Childrens Museum in Uxbridge

E.N. Jenckes Store Museum in Douglas

Local Recreational Activities

Boating, camping, hiking, swimming... exploring the great outdoors!  Most towns have a recreation and/or parks department dedicated to outdoor activities.  Check you town's website for more information.  Here's a few town and regionial departments, programs and outdoor activities worth mentioning...

Upper Charles Trail

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Arcand Park and Silver Lake Beach in Bellingham

Beaver Pond in Franklin

Hopedale Parklands

Choate Park in Medway

Hopkinton State Park

Upton Recreation Department

Don't forget to check your town websites for recreational summer sports leagues as well.  Most towns over various levels of competitve or recreational sports day camps or pick-up games.

The Rest of the Best

Some things are just to good, and offer too much to be categorized!

Southwick's Zoo

Milford Community School Use Program

Breezy Picnic Grounds and Water Slides

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