Gather your friends and make it an evening of food, fun and fashion at the new Linden Square Courtyard, a beautiful outdoor gathering space with seating, a firepit, lighting and events all summer long.  On Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m., the new Linden Square Courtyard comes alive with a free “Sip & Shop” wine by J. Lohr and food tasting by The Cottage, Qdoba, Linden Store wraps, and much more – all to benefit the Wellesley-Weston PMC Kids Ride.  Linden Square is located just around the corner from Wellesley Center, along Linden Street.  Participating tenants include Ceri, Salon Mahleah, Sara Campbell, Roche Bros., Kenzie Kids/K Girl, ACE Wellesley, Bella Sante, Magic Beans, National Jean Company, Qdoba Mexican Grill and California Pizza Kitchen, The Cottage, Stepping Stone Acupuncture and Body in Motion, Fitness Club for Women, and more.

In addition to a donation to the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), Linden Square will host this no-charge evening of trunk shows, tastings and spring fashion and jewelry spotlights as you mingle with friends and neighbors and learn about this year’s special PMC event.

Can’t attend? Linden Square Courtyard will host a variety of family events all spring and summer long, including “Sweet Saturday Nights” with free s’mores at the firepit and an ongoing sidewalk sale from May 18-22.

Mark your calendar for these free events:

– Saturday, May 14 1-5:30p: May Day for Kids featuring kids activities from 1-4p (facepainting, mini petting farm, stilt walkers, a caricaturist) ending with a free concert by Keith Munslow, award-winning childrens’ performer, and free s’mores at the fire pit

– Sunday, May 15 1:30-3:30p: Tween Day (parking lot in front of Unleashed by Petco) – free concert featuring Kiss 108 Concert performers The Varsity Girls, dance demos by Fitness Club for Women, and a fashion show by K Girl/Kenzie Kids

– Wednesday, May 18 6-8p Sip & Shop in the Courtyard (details above)

– Saturday, May 21 1-5:30 May Day for Kids featuring the world-famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace Players (1-4p), the Wellesley High Jazz Band (4p) and free s’mores at the fire pit at 5p.

For details, visit www.shoplindensquare.com.