Jumpstart Your Week: Aug 8 - Aug 13

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Get an advance look at area activities to add a little fun and interest to your work week and the weekend ahead!

Have an event to share with our community? It's free to register and post to the Westwood Minute Calendar!


Food Drive for Keep Pets S.A.F.E. - Mon Aug 8 through Wed Aug 10

Animal Rescue League of Boston

A cat and dog food drive is being held through August 10, 2022 at all three locations of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, including its Dedham location. Unopened, unexpired, dry or wet cat and dog food is being collected.  [more details]


Planes, Trains and Automobiles free screening - Tue Aug 9 8:00 pm

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

Early registration is encouraged but not required for this free screening of the movie, Planes Trains and Automobiles, as part of the Road Trippin' Summer Film Series.  [more details]


August Adventures at Garden at Elm Bank - Wed Aug 10 10:00 am

Garden at Elm Bank

It's free admission at the Garden at Elm Bank, as part of Highland Street Foundation's August Adventures!

Be inspired by the plants and flowers at Elm Bank and get ideas for your own landscape. Kids can visit Weezie's Garden and sit in the oversize wooden chair, visit aquatic life in the pond, and dig for dinosaur bones in the sand pit.  [more details]


Jane Austen Evening Tour - Fri Aug 12 7:00 pm

Gore Place

A guided tour of the 1806 Gore mansion makes a great idea for a date night. View the mansion's Great Stairs, Oval Withdrawing Room, Office, Peacock Parlor and Great Hall.  [more details]


Comedy and Music Festival - Sat Aug 13 12:00 pm

Bellforge Arts Center

Laugh the day away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from noon to 7:00 p.m., at Bellforge Arts Center all-day comedy and music festival. Admission is free with an RSVP. [more details]


Massachusetts State Tax Holiday - Sat Aug 13 to Sunday, Aug 14

The Massachusetts Sale Tax Holiday will be the weekend of August 13-14, 2022. During this time, most items for personal use up to $2,500 will be exempt from the 6.25 percent sales tax.  [more details]


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