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Get Out for a Weekend of Music, Arts and the 'Rule of Law'

Concert all weekend kick off with acoustic sets; Legacy of Fine Arts show continues; Greyhound meet-and-greet; and a lecture on John Adams.

When/Where: Thursday, July 7, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. , 3 Production Drive Ste 3, Brookfield

Why Go: Catch the unplugged pre-show Thursday before the three-day Metastraphy music festival. Check out their Facebook page for a full, updated list of bands for all four days.

Price: Admission $6 at the door or free with three-day pass purchase 

When/Where: Daily through August 14 (Closed Mondays) at the , 290 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

Why Go: “A Legacy of Fine Craft” features the work and stories of 50-plus accomplished teaching artists who have shared their talents with BCC. Special displays will reveal the fascinating process of raw materials to finished works in each medium–jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, fiber and metal.

Price: Free

When/Where: Friday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bandstand, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Concerts in the Park presents Fat Chance. Come enjoy a night of rock/blues music along with family fun at the Concert in the Park. Bring a chair and blanket and picnic in the park.

Price: Free

When/Where: Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. , 169 Federal Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Meet rescued retired racing Greyhounds and find out about adopting a 45-mile-an-hour couch potato.

When/Where: Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. , 165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

Why Go: The Brookfield Historical Society, as part of their American Military Forum, will host a multi-media presentation on Monday by local attorney and former Probate Judge Joseph Secola, on the Rule of Humanity. The Board of War, created under the Second Continental Congress in January 1776, established this code of conduct during the American Revolution. The  Board assumed responsibility for many actions effecting the Continental  Army, among them securing prisoners of war. Secola, a student of American Jurisprudence history, will discuss how John Adams, Chairman of the Board, upon learning from Washington of the continual accounts of the barbarities perpetrated by British and Hessian troops against American prisoners of war, pressed to adopt a more humane policy of “Yankee virtue” toward captives in American hands. He will explore the impact of Adams’ actions on future generations of the American military in the treatment of enemy prisoners up to and including our current involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Price: Free

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