Norton slump to Boston bump

Although Wheaton proves to be a socially active and eventful campus, the town of Norton can surely stifle students’ experiences here from time to time. There are only so many times that a late night trip to CVS can be a passable highlight of the night. A short trip to Boston or Providence can often be a good change of setting that helps to avoid a repetitious social life. Yet, bank accounts can often suffer. If Norton has already worn your creative socialite self dry, here are some low-cost and/or free events and programs for the month of September in the greater Boston and Providence areas.

RISD Museum- Get a sneak peak into the impressive artistic presence of one of America’s finest art and design colleges by checking out the RISD Museum in Providence. From student work exploring Asian textiles to European landscape paintings to Ancient Egyptian and Greek galleries, this museum has something for everyone.  There is a $5 admission fee for students with a college ID and free admission every Sunday and third Thursday evening of each month.

ArtWeek Boston- Experience hundreds of artistic events and perspectives at the ArtWeek in Greater Boston from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4. Sit in on artist talks, participate in art-related events, enjoy various performances that are free to the public and experience the behind-the-scenes everyday events and activities of popular artists and performers.

Free Museum Day, Massachusetts- The MFA admission fees got you in a slump? Receive two free tickets to any of the 53 Massachusetts museums of your choosing for Sept. 26. This includes all art, historical, botanical and house museums of your choosing! Check the full list of museums and reserve your tickets at

Chocolate Tour, Boston- Sample as much chocolate as you please guilt-free in a mile Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour every Saturday from Sept. 19 to Dec. 26. Visit various shops and tour your way through the Back Bay area. Purchase discounted tickets starting at $24 at

The Olate Dogs Show- These pups are worth a million dollars; literally. As featured as the previous winners of America’s Got Talent, the Olate Dog Show is visiting the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Sept. 24at 7 p.m. Watch as these dogs achieve athletic and intellectual feats that will put yours to shame. Purchase discounted tickets starting at $17 at