Things To Do Near You – April 2024

Explore the diverse array of activities awaiting you near Central Massachusetts this April! From captivating concerts to enriching workshops, there’s an abundance of experiences to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of folk music, discover the joys of fly fishing, or deepen your connection with nature through journaling. Whether you’re seeking entertainment, relaxation, or personal growth, there’s something for everyone to discover this April. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embrace new adventures and create lasting memories!

Folk Concert

Experience the diverse tapestry of folk music come alive at the Green Heron concert on April 5th in Ayer, MA. This dynamic duo, featuring Betsy Green on fiddle, banjo, and vocals, alongside Scott Heron on guitar, banjo, and vocals, promises a captivating blend of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass, and old-timey tunes. With a repertoire that spans across genres, Green Heron effortlessly merges contemporary and traditional elements, creating a mesmerizing musical journey. Having shared stages since 2017 and with three albums to their name, their high-energy live performances are not to be missed. Join in for an unforgettable evening as Green Heron brings the spirit of the back porch to the stage. You can find more information here.

Hollis Town Band

Stop by for a delightful afternoon of music and fun at the Hollis Town Band’s annual Pops Concert on April 7th at Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH. Indulge in a delectable dessert buffet as the doors open at 1:30pm, followed by an enchanting performance starting at 2:30pm. From classical melodies to iconic movie themes and Broadway hits, their repertoire promises something for everyone, with featured soloists Diane Fallier on oboe, Andy Raibeck on clarinet, and Dave Deifik on flute. Don’t miss your chance to win exciting prizes in the ever-popular raffle, including gift certificates and the coveted opportunity to conduct the band in The Stars & Stripes Forever march. Mark your calendars and come out for an unforgettable musical experience! Learn More Here.

Mindful Movement

Embark on a journey to wellness and tranquility at the Mindful Pilates class in Groton on April 9th. Discover the rejuvenating power of Pilates as you’re guided through movements designed to strengthen your body and calm your mind. Set aside time for self-care and mindfulness as you engage in this dynamic practice, tailored to all levels of experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to nurture your well-being and embrace a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Register now and take the first step towards a happier, healthier you! Read More Here.

Move and Groove

Get ready to groove to the infectious beats of Hovercraft at the Funk and Groove Dance Party in Maynard on April 12th! Inspired by funk legends like The Meters and infused with ’70s groove vibes, Hovercraft will bring the iconic music of The Meters’ Look-ka Py Py album to life, along with reharmonized classics from The Beatles and The Doors. With their unique blend of funky grooves and danceable improvisation, this promises to be a night you won’t forget. Plus, kick off the evening with ALL GOOD, an acoustic trio delivering a captivating mix of modern and classic Folk, Rock & Roll, and Americana influences. Don’t miss out on this funk-fueled journey – join in for a night of dance, energy, and unforgettable memories! Learn More Here.

Fun with Fungi

Come out for a delightful evening of crafting and community at the Mushroom Log Craft event in Concord on April 17th! Get creative with your neighbors as you’re guided through the steps to create your own charming mushroom log craft (all supplies included). This event is part of the Wednesday Nature Night series, open to the public with pre-registration strongly recommended due to limited space. They offer tiered pricing and reduced rates for those in need, and encourage choosing the Ticket + Donation rate to support this donor-supported organization, allowing Nature Connections to continue offering nature programs and creating connections with nature for individuals across Middlesex County. Contact them at for financial assistance or accommodations to ensure everyone can join in the nature-inspired fun! You can find more information here.

Hits and Hops

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Hits and Hops, taking place at Dirigible Brewing Co. in Littleton on April 18th from 4pm-8pm, sponsored by Gage Cannabis Co. in honor of 420! Get ready for live music, tantalizing treats from the Fat Rooster food truck, and an array of exceptional craft beers. Plus, don’t miss the chance to mingle with adorable rescue dogs from Ruff Tails Rescue as they spread joy throughout the event. Can’t make it on the 18th? No problem! Gage Cannabis Co. also sponsors Aloft in the Cabaret, a weekly live music performance at Dirigible Brewing Co. Come join the festivities and make memories that will last a lifetime! Check out Gage on Instagram or Facebook at Gage Cannabis Co. for more information about Hits and Hops!

Cinema Sensation

Experience cinematic brilliance at its finest by attending the Ayer Film Society’s screening of “The Exterminating Angel” on April 20th. Don’t forget to also stop by Central Ave for amazing deals on all of your favorite products! Directed by the legendary Luis Buñuel, this surreal masterpiece is a captivating exploration of societal norms and human behavior. Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of the film as it unravels the mysterious tale of guests unable to leave a lavish dinner party. With its thought-provoking narrative and stunning visuals, “The Exterminating Angel” promises to be an unforgettable cinematic journey. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the depths of cinematic artistry – mark your calendars and join in for an evening of cinematic excellence! Learn More Here.

Fly Fishing Fun

Discover the art and joy of fly fishing by joining the Introduction to Fly Fishing class in Groton on April 23rd! This two-part class is perfect for beginners, offering a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals and techniques essential for success on the water. From rod and reel selection to basic entomology, they’ll demystify the world of fly fishing and equip you with the confidence to start your angling journey. The first session will cover essential indoor topics, while the second session will provide hands-on outdoor instruction in fly casting. Embrace the opportunity to connect with nature and cultivate a lifelong passion for this exhilarating sport. Don’t miss out on this chance to embark on a journey of outdoor exploration and enjoyment – sign up today and dive into the world of fly fishing! Find out more here.

Embark on a journey of discovery and connection with the natural world at the Nature Journaling for Adults class in Ayer on April 27th! Visit the Ayer library and delve into the wonders of the environment around us, exploring what’s in bloom and honing your skills of observation and curiosity. While drawing exercises will be included, the primary focus is on fostering wonder and deepening your connection to nature, making it suitable for all skill levels. With all materials provided and the opportunity to spend time outdoors, weather permitting, this class promises to be a refreshing and enriching experience. Don’t miss out on this chance to ignite your sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around us – register today and unleash your inner naturalist! Learn More Here.

As April unfolds in Central Massachusetts, the possibilities for exploration and enjoyment are endless. Whether you choose to attend a concert, participate in a workshop, or simply immerse yourself in nature, this month offers ample opportunities for discovery and connection. So seize the moment, embrace new experiences, and make the most of this vibrant season. Let April be a time of growth, inspiration, and unforgettable memories.