Take in a post-convention game as the Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m., Aug. 20 and 21, in Fenway Park. Photo: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
SESSION/Sun., Aug. 15, 3 p.m. In August 2009, Lexington, Mass., christened the Samuel Hadley Public Services Building. Featured in our February 2010 cover story (“Rebels with a cause,” page 26), it's the first LEED Silver-certified public works facility. The developers will discuss the project: Weston & Sampson Team Leader Jeff Alberti; Public Works Director William Hadley; CTA Construction Project Executive Jeffrey Hazelwood; and Michael Lawrence and Janet Slemenda of HKT Architects. Photo: CTA Construction Inc.
TOUR/Wed., Aug. 18, 7:30 a.m. The Charles River Basin's water level is controlled by a dam and locks system. The new dam was completed in 1978 and replaced the original that was built in 1910. The dam supports Boston's Science Museum, allows recreational and commercial crafts to travel, and houses a fish ladder. For pleasure boats, the dam contains two locks: each 200 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 8 feet deep. For commercial vessels, there's a single lock: 300 feet long, 40 feet wide, and 17 feet deep. Photo: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
TOUR/Wed., Aug. 18, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Take a look at Universal Recycling Technologies LLC's 30,000-square-foot electronics recycling operation in Dover, N.H. In 2008 the facility managed more than 2,100 tons, or 75%, of the total residential-waste televisions and computer monitors collected in Maine. The company's automated de-manufacturing and recycling system includes glass processing, which is sorted by type and chemistry, to produce furnace-ready cullet. Photo: Universal Recycling Technologies LLC
TOUR/Wed., Aug. 18, 7:30 a.m. The nation's second-largest sewage treatment plant serves 43 communities and protects Boston Harbor from pollution. Although one of the largest electricity users in Boston, Deer Island generates 20% of the electricity it consumes and half of the island's energy needs. The tour is limited to 100 participants. Photo: Courtesy MWRA