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Enjoy the Local Wildlife, a Free Concert and a Town Square Festival!

Gillette Stadium.
Gillette Stadium.

Wrentham Concert on the Common: the Bill McGoldrick Acoustic Duo will be performing a wonderful outdoor concert on the Wrentham Common on Sunday, Aug, 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A blanket, picnic and board games made a wonderful free evening for the entire family!

Local Merchants Ready to Rock the Block: Messenger Square in Plainville is hosting its first Annual Summer Block Party, on Saturday, Aug.17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 30 businesses will be on hand to meet the public, showcase their services and conduct live demonstrations. There will also be entertainment, dance performances, many family-friendly activities and lots of food! The event will be held rain or shine.

Yard Sale: The popular HGTV series 'Flee Market Flip' has inspired many "novice flippers" to transform yard sale finds into unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Visit this Wrentham yard sale, at 159 Winter St., on Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and create a new original item at a fraction of the cost.

Patriots Place: Patriots Place has many activities that will entertain the family for the entire day!

Cradles to Crayons. On Saturday, Aug. 17, before the New England Revolution takes on the Chicago Fire, it continues its series of 2013 charity drives collecting school supplies for Cradles to Crayons. Fans who donate will receive an autographed Revolution player card. Donations will be accepted between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. at the Bank of America Gate (northwest corner) and NRG Plaza (north end). Information at www.RevolutionSoccer.net/tickets.

Summer Sensation Creation Station. There are lots of hands-on activities for the kids that explore a wide range of art media and tools. Visit the Patriot Place Activity Center (across from Davio's Steakhouse) on Friday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.

Nature Trail and Cranberry Bog. This scenic half-mile walking trail is a great destination for walkers who enjoy beautiful New England scenery. A variety of wildlife can be seen on this short hike, including Great Blue Heron, swans, mallards, wood ducks, Canada geese. deer. foxes, raccoons. turtles and more. The various plant life is a spectacular sight with white water lily, pond weeds, wild celery,. swamp white oak. red maple, white pin, eastern hemlock, serviceberry, and of course, the 32-acre cranberry wetland system. The trail is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Celebrate 5 Wits Birthday! Everyone who buys a ticket to one of Patriot's Place adventures (Espionage or 20,000 Leagues) is invited to the upstairs lobby for free pizza, prizes, drinks, games, cake and more! This event will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2-5 p.m.

Stony Brook Sunday Stroll: The Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is still offering many enjoyable events to finish out the summer. On Sunday, August 18, take a nature hike in search of the many wonders that reside within Stony Brook, including birds, turtles, frogs, plants and other interesting animals through the guidance of a volunteer naturalist. Or, take a peek through the spotting scope from the observation deck. The event takes place, 1-3 p.m. and is free with admission. Suitable for children up to 18 years old. Registration not required. Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 108 North St., Norfolk. stonybrook@massaudubon.org.


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