Take in some art on your ride

"Rhetoric of Opposites" by Nilou Moochhala on Minuteman Bikeway.

ART ALONG THE RIDE Pathways is a new public art project just unveiled on the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington between Linwood Circle and Swan Place in celebration of the Minuteman Bikeway’s 25th anniversary. The collaboration between Arlington Public Art and the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture includes three installations on view all summer. “Flutter” is an arrangement of 56 translucent plexiglas butterflies on a chain link fence by Boston artists Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss. “Rhetoric of Opposites,” by Arlington artist Nilou Moochhala, consists of stenciled pairs of contrasting words spray-painted onto the asphalt path to explore the way language can be used to separate people and simplify issues. In “City Fox,” by the London artist Stewy, animals are printed on paper and wheat pasted onto an underpass. Two other installations will be added this fall. For more information, go to www.minutemanbikeway.org.

SUMMERTIME TUNES The Glenn Miller Orchestra, formed by the late singer’s estate to continue his tradition of swing-era hits such as “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Moonlight Serenade” will perform on Friday, July 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the NARA Park Amphitheater, 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton. Tickets are $10 if purchased by Thursday, July 20, at www.acton-ma.gov/register from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or $15 at the gate, payable by cash, check or credit card. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The venue is general admission lawn seating; bring your own chairs and blankets. For more information, go to www.acton-ma.gov/events. from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Littleton organist Robert Barney presents a free solo recital on the S.L. Huntington chamber organ on Tuesday, July 18, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord. The program will include “Presto” by John Christopher Moller, a sonata by Leopold Mozart, a set of variations on “God Save the Queen” by Charles Wesley, a “Prelude” by Camille Saint-Saëns and a jig fugue by Dietrich Buxtehude. Light refreshments will be served following the recital.


Scottish power trio Cantrip will perform in the Nunes barn at 125 Powers Rd., Sudbury, on Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation $20. For more information, call 781-648-5579 or go to www.cantrip-music.com.

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The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse, which offers opportunities every month for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs, convenes on Saturday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. with the theme of “Coming Into Me.” Featured performer is Carolyn Waters, a performing singer/songwriter who fuses blues/roots/folk and other musical genres into a blend of songs and sounds. Join in the fun, either as an audience member or as a participant. Open mic readers have five minutes to share poetry, stories, performance art, music, or songs. Teens and adults welcome. Suggested donation is $5 ($3 students). The coffeehouse is located within First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 26 North St., Medfield. For more information, call 508-359-4594 or 562-243-0191 or email theaiberall@yahoo.com.

FUN AND IDEAS The retailers of Concord Center have designed a special day of sidewalk shopping when Walden Street will be pedestrian-only from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. Shoppers and browsers may enjoy an outdoor strolling experience featuring demonstrations, samples, food, drink and special summer sale prices from participating shops including Artisan’s Way, The Cheese Shop of Concord — which will offer birthday cake to passers-by in honor of the shop’s 50th anniversary — Dotted I; Fiorella’s; French Lessons; Montague Gallery; and Thoreauly Antiques.

Master Gardener Janet Zwanziger leads Flowers on the Farm, a flower arranging workshop using locally grown flowers as well as other easily available material, on Saturday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover. The cost is $24 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To sign up for July 22, go to www.tinyurl.com/flowersonthefarmjuly22; to sign up for July 25, go to www. tinyurl.com/flowersonthefarmjuly25. For more information, go to www.thetrustees.org/powissetfarmevents.

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