One of the great things in Maynard during the summer is the weekly, free Maynard Community Band concert. Every Wednesday night you can take your picnic, folding chairs, or a blanket, and walk yourself over to Memorial Park (across from the movie theater), where you can find yourself a place on the lawn to listen to the band perform from their vast repertoire of classics.
Invariably, there will be the small children having their dance party at the front, while their parents finish putting away the remnants of picnics. The conductor might choose someone to replace him for one song. The Senior crowd will sing along to music I've never heard of, or songs I didn't know had lyrics. Mark Malcom (the Maynard Public Library's children's librarian) will almost always lead a march of children through the audience, like the Pied Piper.
Across the street, at Maplebrook Park, members of the Maynard Community Gardeners will be tending to the garden while being serenaded with the music. It makes the chore of removing the nuisance plant seems almost theatrical, and certainly less tiresome.
Summer is a lovely time around here.