Enjoy an outdoor movie at Reels Meals Automobiles in Framingham

Update, July 17, 2021: Secret of Nimh has been postponed tonight because thunderstorms are in the weather forecast. The Amazing Things Arts Center hasn't announced when this movie will be rescheduled yet. The Amazing Things Arts Center (atac) and the Plymouth Church of Framingham have joined forces to present an outdoor film series designed for … Continue reading Enjoy an outdoor movie at Reels Meals Automobiles in Framingham

Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

Photo by Cheryl Landes The North Clark Historical Museum has been closed for more than a year because of the COVID pandemic. This weekend, it's reopening with an Antique Quilt Show. The show features a crazy quilt sewn in 1943 by the Ladies Aide Society of the United Brethren Church in Amboy, Washington. Other quilts … Continue reading Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts

The giant globe at the Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts Editor's note: The Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine was cancelled in 2020 due to safety concerns from COVID-19. While it's uncertain yet whether the festival can return this year, I'm posting photos from a … Continue reading Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts

See the largest collection of Nativity scenes in New England

Angels made from folder paper at the International Crèche Museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes I'd never heard of any museum that extensively collected Nativity scenes until I discovered the International Crèche Museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I found it during a trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette to … Continue reading See the largest collection of Nativity scenes in New England

La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

The National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette decorated for the holidays in Attleboro, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes For more than 65 years, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, Massachusetts, has delighted visitors with its Christmas Celebration of Lights. Displays with more than 400,000 lights are spread across 10 … Continue reading La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

Ring in the New Year from home with a futuristic concert from Paris

Welcome 2021 by watching world-famous composer Jean Michel Jarre's live performance at Notre-Dame in Paris on New Year's Eve from the comfort of your home. “Welcome to the Other Side” is a concert combining music with a light show inside the famous cathedral. Jarre describes the concert as "free concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating … Continue reading Ring in the New Year from home with a futuristic concert from Paris

Christmas on the Campground until New Year’s Eve in Portland

Southeast Portland's tallest Christmas tree is at the Apostolic Faith Church Campground in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're in Southeast Portland on or before New Year's Eve, head over to 5414 SE Duke Street to see the colorful holiday display at the Apostolic Faith Church Campground. The campground isn't open this year … Continue reading Christmas on the Campground until New Year’s Eve in Portland

Armchair photo tours: A fall view of Mount Rainier from the Tanwax Country Chapel viewpoint

Fall colors at the Tanwax Country Chapel near Eatonville, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes On a clear, sunny day in Western Washington, the cliche, "breathtaking views", is definitely appropriate. Add some fall color, and these views are mind-blowing. Recently during a drive along Washington State Route 7 south of Olympia, we found one such view … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall view of Mount Rainier from the Tanwax Country Chapel viewpoint

Armchair photo tours: A summer stroll in The Grotto’s gardens in Portland

A waterfall in the lower garden at The Grotto in Portland, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The Grotto, a 62-acre shrine and botanical garden in northeast Portland, is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Oregon's largest city. Although it's near busy Interstate 205, you can't even hear the traffic. Trails pass tall … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A summer stroll in The Grotto’s gardens in Portland

Armchair photo tours: Whitman Mission National Historic Site near Walla Walla

A covered wagon on the Oregon Trail at the Whitman Mission National Historic Site near Walla Walla, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes In the spring of 1836, five years before anyone traveled west on the Oregon Trail, newlywed couple Dr. Marcus Whitman and Narcissa Whitman left their home in upstate New York for Oregon Country. … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Whitman Mission National Historic Site near Walla Walla