1. Sore Muscles? No Problems
Relieve those finals-tense muscles and treat yourself to a full-body massage. UHS employs licensed massage therapists who will knead out those knots for a reasonable price—and you can even termbill it.
Open seven days a week. Make an appointment by calling 495-9629. $40 per hour, $25 per half-hour.
2. April Showers Bring May Flowers
Lilacs are the only flowers that have been given their own day for celebration on the calendar, and in honor of their beauty, on Lilac Sunday people are allowed to picnic at the Arnold Arboretum. Purvey the arboretum’s famed lilac collection, enjoy dance performances, and meander aimlessly around the arboretum’s beautiful 265 acres.
Arnold Arboretum. May 9, dawn to dusk. Free. Orange Line to Forest Hills.
3. Natural Is Always Better
Harvest Co-op Market is a must-see for any fan of organic foods. This local establishment sells locally-produced and fair trade products to the public as a not-for-profit enterprise. Check out their website www.harvestcoop.com for monthly specials and sales (avocados for 99 cents each until May 11!).
Central Square. 581 Mass. Ave. 661-1580. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Green Thumbs
The First Parish Plant & Craft Fair in Bedford will feature a large selection of locally-grown annuals and perennials, along with herbs and veggies. Crafters and live music will also be on the scene as well as a professional face painter and petting zoo.
May 15, Bedford Commons in Bedford, Mass., via 62 bus.
5. “Here Comes the Sun...”
Nature is the best medicine. Help heal your stressed-out soul with yoga under the sun, outside of Hemenway Gymanaisum. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and all your stress, then let the sweet sunshine and scents of spring do the rest of the work.
May 7, Noon to 1 p.m. Meet in Hemenway front lobby. Free.