Jumpstart Your Week: August 1 - 6, 2022


Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay.

This week presents some activities for everyone - adults, kids, family, date-night and outings with friends or individually! The fun continues for individuals to the entire family at Patriots Training Camp in Foxborough. The youngest kids may enjoy visiting with live examples of birds of prey at the Westwood Public Library or be entranced by a balloon show at Shalom Corner Early Learning Center. A Roaring Twenties lawn party or fundraising arts gala at Bellforge Arts Center could make for an entertaining date. 

The above and more events are listed below. Have an event to share with our community? It's free to register and post to the Westwood Minute Calendar!


New England Patriots Training Camp - Mon Aug 1 through Thurs Aug 4 at 9:30 am each day

Practice Fields behind Gillette Stadium

Watch the New England Patriots practice and have fun with activities, games, and photo opps along a Fan Walk and Play Football area.  Appearances will be made by Patriots Alumni, Patriots Cheerleaders, and Pat Patriot. Autograph opportunities are available after the practice session.  [more details]

Other Events

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Medicare Seminar - Thu Aug 4 10:00 am

Holiday Inn

Are you new to Medicare? Or would you like to know more about possible alternatives to your current coverage?  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is now hosting a series of seminars to will help you navigate the complexities Medicare. [more details]

Wingmasters presents: Birds of Prey New England - Thu Aug 4 4:00 pm

Westwood Public Library

Wingmasters gives a presentation on endangered birds of prey, accompanied by one or more live examples!   Limited seats are available. [more details]

Endless Summer of Endless Colors - Thu Aug 4 6:00 pm

Bellforge Arts Center

Visit the Chapel, normally closed to the public, filled with colored lights. Watch artist DiNo live paint, and listen to music of Grace Givertz. Hors d’oeuvre and drinks will be included.  [more details]

Thursday Sunset Series - Thu Aug 4 6:00 pm

Powisset Farm

A ticket to Powisset's Sunset Series on Thursdays in July and the first week of August means a night with local musicians, lawn games, visits with barnyard animals, and a beautiful sunset setting.  [more details]

Jungle Jim - Fri Aug 5 9:00 am

Shalom Corner Early Learning Center

The community is invited to an energy driven, family-focused balloon show that will leave the audience delighted and inspired. Come and join the fun, rain or shine! [more details]

Adult Hive at deCordova - Fri Aug 5 1:00 pm

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

This Adult Hive is a three-hour workshop,  with a Nature and Humans theme for adult-created art.  Participants will add 3D elements to describe humans interacting with the flora and fauna at deCordova.
[more details]

American Red Cross August Blood Donation Drives at University Station - Sat Aug 6 9:00 am

University Station

Register for an American Red Cross Blood Drive, which will be located inside the space next to Ulta Beauty and is by appointment only.  [more details]

Westwood Community Trails Hike - Noanet Pond Loop - Sat Aug 6 10:00 am

Westwood Community Trails

Join Westwood Community Trails for a 3 mile hike of the Noanet Pond Loop in Westwood. No registration is necessary - just show up! [more details]

100 Thousand Poets for Change at Bellforge - Sat Aug 6 12:00 pm

Bellforge Arts Center

Under the theme, “Change to Heal, Heal to Change” Bellforge Arts Center hosts a free storytelling and poetry event on the ways that change affects peoples. Change can include personal, social, awakening or other change. [more details]

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party - Sat Aug 6  3:00 pm

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Dress in vintage attire of the Roaring Twenties while you:
listen to 1920s jazz, take a mansion tour and a walk in formal gardens, march in a suffragette parade,take a dance lesson,have afternoon tea in the Italian Garden, and/or drink at the Bootlegger's Garden. [more details]

It's easy to share your news! Feature your own event for $2/day and get top billing in the daily email newsletter, the event scroll on the Westwood Minute home page, and the Calendar page. Just make sure the "Feature this event" box is checked in submitting your event (see example below). Or, leave the box is unchecked and your event posts for free!

I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified