A hoedown, local art, and plant auction
Concord Chorus will perform in Lexington’s Cary Hall on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. The 110-voice chorus will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, as well as Felix Mendelssohn’s setting of Psalm 42 and cantata “Vom Himmel hoch.” Deborah Selig and Sumner Thompson are featured soloists. Cary Hall is located at 1605 Massachusetts Ave. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, and $10 for children and students. They can be purchased at www.concordchorus.org, at the door, or reserved at 978-254-2551.
TEDxNatick is hosting a “Salon” on Thursday, May 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with speakers from TEDxNatick. It will take place in the second-floor theater at The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St. Speakers attending include Steve Brecher, microbiologist and humorist; Ned Brooks, nonprofit founder; Rachel Herz, neuroscientist; Amanda LeClair, office design researcher; and many more. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.natickarts.org or at the center’s box office at 14 Summer St. Admission includes complimentary appetizers and dessert. There will be a cash bar.
The Harvard Schools Trust announces its third annual Hootenanny Hoedown fund-raiser on Saturday, June 1. The hoedown takes place at the Community Harvest Project, 115 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. The event features a barbecue at 6 p.m. by chef Paul Correnty, followed by a Barn Dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Entertainment is provided by Paradise Bird and square dance caller Sue Rosen. There is a silent auction between 6 and 9 p.m. Attendees can donate nonperishable items to the food drive all night. Proceeds from the event fund educational enrichment grants for the Hildreth Elementary School and the Bromfield School. All ages are welcome. Tickets are available for $25 per person at www.harvardschoolstrust.org/Events/Hootenanny.
The Northborough Art Guild presents its 56th annual art show on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Northborough Historical Society, 52 Main St. A “People’s Choice Award” will be chosen. Artist applications must be submitted by Tuesday, May 28, and may be found at local libraries or by calling 508-393-2343. Glen Campbell, organist at the Church of the Nativity, will present an informal organ concert on June 1 at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the society’s museum. Admission is free and includes refreshments.
The Natick Garden Club is holding a plant auction on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. The sidewalk sale begins at noon. Both take place at the Natick Community and Senior Center, 117 East Central St. Most of the plants are perennials from members’ gardens. They are labeled with bloom time and season, height, spacing needed, and sun and moisture requirements. Most prices start under $5. There will be door prizes during the auction from local garden centers and area merchants.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Collaborative for Healthy Families and Communities is calling on local nonprofits to submit proposals addressing disparities in high school graduation and dropout rates in Waltham. The hospital will award one grant of up to $300,000 per year for four years. An additional $78,000 per year will be given to Waltham Public Schools over four years to support their work with the selected organization. A bidder’s conference will be held Wednesday, May 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Waltham High School for potential applicants to learn about criteria. Conference registration is required by visiting www.nwh.org/grants. Questions can be e-mailed to NWHgrants@partners.org by June 18. The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, July 2.