From Orienteering in Newton to Shakin' It in Portland
This week's Get Out features five events, some for kids, some for adults, most for both. They'll take you out of your routine!
Orienteering is the sport of running or walking while reading a specially created map of the woods. The goal is to find 10 orange and white flags whose locations are marked on the map and must be found in order. It's appropriate for walkers, joggers or sprinters as well as individuals, groups or families. It's not the orienteering you remember from high school! Beginners welcome; free instruction available.
When: Saturday starts from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., ends by 3 p.m.
Where: Hammond Pond Park , Newton. Next to Chestnut Hill Mall parking lot.
Pricing: Individuals $5 - $10; Family maximum of $15 - $30.
Part of the 2011 Great Turtle Search which will survey the Sudbury and Marlborough Memorial Forest for rare and common turtles, this educational outing is offered with Sudbury Valley Trustees. Learn about turtle habitat and examine live wood turtles.
When: Saturday at 10 a.m.
Where: SVT Memorial Forest, Dutton Road. Parking Lot
Pricing: Free. Register by contacting Erin Snook: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-443-5588 ext. 21.
Performed by David Dorfman Dance, a company "celebrated for its exuberant, gorgeous and delightfully oddball style," is choreography with modern and vintage moves to the funky sounds of Sly and the Family Stone.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston.
When: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pricing: $40 nonmembers; $36 members.
From a Southern musical family, impersonator Elvis Wade is "as close to the real thing as it gets!" The real thing being The King, Elvis Presley of course. Wade performs Elvis hits with the Portland Symphony in a town that knows how to let have some fun.
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Maine
Pricing: $15 - $50
Libana, an all women's global music ensemble, will perform contemporary and traditional music and dance. They will also tell stories from their recent trip to India, all part of their mission "to inspire intercultural understanding, peace and healing."
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: First Parish, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord.
Pricing: $18; seniors and children under 12: $16.