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    The week ahead: Events

    Hamilton resident Emma Andre.
    Hamilton resident Emma Andre.

    Creative spirit

    ART GROWS HERE Creativity is sprouting up all over in the towns of Hamilton and Wenham. A 10-day map-guided tour features 25 outdoor installations, some of them interactive, fashioned from materials including wood, metal, stone, and found items. In addition to the visual art, there will be dance (Hamilton resident Emma Andre, above), drumming, poetry, and vocal performances; check website for schedule. July 12-21. Free, maps available on website. Various locations around Hamilton and Wenham.

    Milva DiDomizio


    CLAMBAKE XXVIII Enjoy a summer tradition by the seaside and help the Lloyd Center continue its environmental research and education programs. The event features chowder, a New England lobster dinner, silent auction, and dancing to the music of Men in Black. July 12, 6 p.m. $150, $275 couple, reservations required. Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth. 508-990-0505, ext. 10;

    Twenty-seven classical music concerts over nine days celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The festivities start 7:30 p.m. Friday with a program of Beethoven and Schubert at Church of the Covenant. The festival lineup includes Longwood Opera, Redline Brass Quintet, Duo Orfeo, and the Oriana Consort. July 12-21. Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St., Boston. Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St, Boston.


    DIRTY GIRL MUD RUN Ladies are invited to get dirty on an untimed obstacle course designed for all athletic abilities. After making it through the tunnel crawl, mud pit, bungee maze, and other obstacles (or not — all are optional), celebrate with music, food, and fun. July 13, from 8 a.m. Registration fee $100, proceeds benefit breast cancer charities. Cancer survivors run for free. Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury.

    Milva DiDomizio


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    WGBH FUNFEST Enjoy frozen treats while listening to music by family-friendly artists, playing interactive games, and visiting with PBS characters like Peep, Curious George, and Arthur. Performers include Alastair Moock, Karen K and the Jitterbugs, and magician Darren Yong. July 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. WGBH Studios, 1 Guest St., Boston.

    SUMMER ARTS BLOCK PARTY Arlington invites you to a full day of music, art, and family activities. Performers include zydeco band the Squeezebox Stompers, Texas swing ensemble The Bagboys, family entertainers Ben Rudnick & Friends, and the Arlington Children’s Theater in scenes from “The Tempest.” July 13, noon-5 p.m. at Broadway Plaza, Arlington. Rain date July 14. July 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. All events free.

    ELIZABETH MITCHELL This Grammy-nominated folk musician plays music for families with her own family. She kicks off the Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series with husband Daniel Littleton, 11-year-old daughter Storey on ukulele and alto recorder, and other relatives. July 14, 4:30 p.m. $12 advance, under 2 free.
    Regattabar, Charles Hotel,
    1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757, www.regattabar

    ENRICHMENT DAY How do you enrich the life of a zoo animal? With sounds, smells, boxes, bags, toys, and anything else that helps the critters apply their natural abilities and behaviors to their zoo environments. During this special day, visitors can see the animals get treats including pinatas and watermelons. July 13, 10 a.m.-
    2:30 p.m. $17, $14 seniors, $11 ages 2-12, under 2 free. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston. 617-541-5466,

    Milva DiDomizio