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Arts & Culture

Earth Press Project: Witness

09.01.19
Minute Man National Historical Park
250 N Great Road, Lincoln, MA
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FREE

Earth Press Project: Witness invites communities across America to contribute to a participatory public art project to be displayed at the Minute Man National Historical Park (MMNHP) in Massachusetts, September 1 - November 1, 2019. In partnership with The Umbrella Community Arts Center, MMNHP's Artist-in-Residence Nancy Winship Milliken Studio, invites participants to submit a one-word response to the question, “What change would you like to witness today as inspired by or in response to the events that took place on this historical landscape?” In 1775, the people of the Massachusetts Bay Colony witnessed a revolution that reverberated around the world. As in the time of the American Revolution, there is today a world of possibilities before us. It all begins with a thought and a word. A selection of publicly generated words will be imprinted onto a few hundred adobe blocks of earth using a hand-press technique developed in collaboration with Reflex Letterpress, and installed inside a "witness house" structure in the park, situated just outside the Visitor Center at 250 N Great Road, Lincoln, MA. Ongoing submissions throughout the exhibition will be displayed online and at The Umbrella Community Arts Center. In addition to submitting a one-word response, the public is invited to explore the physical installation at the park, meet the artists and collaborators, participate in hands-on activities, and engage in conversation around the themes explored in the work.

Arts & Culture

WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick

09.20.19 at 9:00 AM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $350, Nonmembers $425

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22 Friday and Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with 1-hour lunch Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm Members $350, Nonmembers $425 Preregistration required by Friday, August 30, maximum of 12 students. Call 978.598.5000. This workshop is designed for those who have completed at least one icon with the Prosopon School of Iconology and would like to continue building their skills. Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice! Participants in the workshop will work on studies designed to help build basic skills. Topics to be covered will include making egg tempera, the rudiments of mixing pigments, improving brush control, and painting lines. All materials are provided.

Education & Learning

Special Lecture Event: The Birds of Cuba, A New Era for Knowledge

09.20.19 at 7:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members, Child $8m/ $

Cuba, the Caribbean's largest and most ecologically diverse island, is a paradise for the visiting naturalist. There are more than 285 regularly occurring bird species and 23 species are found nowhere else. Unique and important birding areas such as the Zapata Peninsula, and the beautiful western province of Pinar del Rio, host such colorful and unusual species as Cuban trogan, Cuban tody and Fernandina flicker. Nils will be presenting selections from his latest book The Birds of Cuba. Each species features beautiful photographs and newly updated information. Much has been learned in recent years thanks to new scientific approaches and conservation efforts as well as through citizen science and the roles of eBird, Digital Photography and social media. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: TONY SOUL PROJECT

09.20.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street, Natick, MA
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FREE

TSP back at Skybokx 109 (our Metro West home)

Recreation & Sports

8th Annual Purple Passion 5K Run/3K Walk

09.21.19 at 7:30 AM
South Middlesex Opportunity Council
7 Bishop St, Framingham
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Saturday, September 21th 2019 7AM to 10AM Voices Against Violence/SMOC Headquarters 7 Bishop Street, Framingham. This is our 8th annual event and it includes a timed 5K Timed Run, Casual Run and Walk again this year! This family-friendly event will have activities for the kids, music, displays and speakers.

Community & Celebrations

Ashland Farmers Market

09.21.19 at 9:00 AM - Ashland Farmers Market
125 Front Street
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Enjoy the day in Ashland! Stop by the metro west famous Ashland Farmers Market and stock up at your favorite farmers and food vendors before going to Ashland Day! The Ashland Farmers Market season eight runs from June 8 to October 12 from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. This season showcases 36 artisans, 40 food vendors including 5 produce farmers, 17 musical performances, 10 special event days, 20 local community organizations, 19 Kid’s Corner activities, 21 local business sponsors, and one knife sharpener. The all-volunteer-led market is a fun family destination. We are located at 125 Front Street, on the green across from the Ashland Public Library. Come for breakfast, stay for lunch. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bags or borrow ours. For more information, please go to www.AshlandFarmersMarket.org

Education & Learning

Garden Design with Native Plants

09.21.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults $40 Members, $55 Non-Members

Learn the basics of designing a garden and how to incorporate native plants! Native plants can be beautiful and are a great way to attract wildlife such as butterflies and birds to your garden. Identify planting goals and learn techniques to balance form (height/shape/leaf texture, etc.), function (habitat, screening, shade, flowers/fruit, etc.), seasonality, and site conditions (woodland, wetland, meadow, etc.). Using plants in Broadmoor's Nature Play Area native plants garden (designed by CBA), we will look at design, how to use design to attract wildlife and basic plant ID. A great chance to bring your garden design questions! This class will run rain or shine as the garden can be viewed from inside or out. Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Megan Tomkins is a principal and registered Landscape Architect at CBA Landscape Architects LLC in Cambridge, MA. She holds a BS from Cornell University; interned at the Arnold Arboretum after college; has done continuing education in invasive plant management through Umass Amherst; and she recently sat on the Cambridge Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force. Much of her professional work focuses on the design of public parks and playgrounds throughout Eastern Massachusetts. She always enjoys problem solving in the fields of horticulture, wetlands, and invasive plants.

Arts & Culture

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

09.21.19 at 11:00 AM - Museum of Russian Icons
https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/museum-day/
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Free

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum of Russian Icons, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets will be available to download from the Smithsonian Magazine website on August 15, 2019. Click https://bit.ly/2ITSR0N Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? Tag us on social media @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #YearOfMusic #museumofrussianicons

Education & Learning

Wild about Turtles

09.21.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adult $13 Members / $15 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9

Visit "up close and personal" with some of the turtles found around Broadmoor. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Find out for yourself! Learn more about our wonderful shelled friends and take a short walk to see more turtles in the wild. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.

Arts & Culture

Opening Reception for all Late Summer/Fall Exhibitions

09.21.19 at 3:00 PM
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Free with Admission

Celebrate the opening of the new Fitchburg Art Museum exhibitions Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground), David Katz: Earth Wares, Adria Arch: Reframing Eleanor, Sohier/Hilliard: Our Parents, Ourselves.

Arts & Culture

Erica Johnson, Organ Concert

09.21.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Performing on the Wellesley College meantone Fisk organ This program offers organ masterpieces from the 17th-century North European repertoire and colorful selections from the Iberian Peninsula. In tandem with the rare soundscape found upon the Fisk organ in Houghton Chapel, these pieces give the listener the opportunity to experience the music as the composers intended generations ago. A seldom heard sonata by the 18th-century composer, Anna Bon, gives a refreshing elegance and balance to the concert. Erica Johnson, DMA, is a Boston-based organist and clavichordist. She recently joined the faculty of Wellesley College as College Organist and Instructor in Organ. As an organ instructor she has taught at the UNC School of the Arts, Salem College, and the Oberlin Conservatory, and she designed and taught the graduate course in organ literature at the Eastman School of Music from 2006-2008. In the realm of church music, Erica served as Organ Scholar at the Memorial Church of Harvard University from 1999-2001, and she currently is the Director of Liturgy and Music at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton Centre, MA. Erica is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music. With a generous grant from the Beebe Fund for Musicians, she enjoyed two years of further study at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where she learned from the instruments in Ostfriesland, particularly those of Schnitger. Her years in Germany yielded two honors: the 2004 International Arp Schnitger Prize awarded by the Arp Schnitger Gesellschaft for promoting the legacy of the organ builder, and also two performance awards during the 2002 Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) Musikpreis, held on the instruments in Basedow, Stade-St. Wilhadi, and Norden-Ludgerikirche. In October 2017 she was featured as a performer during the Göteborg International Organ Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: The Fisk Memorial Fund

Nature

Autumn Wildflower Exploration

09.22.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $27 Members; $32 Non-Members

Come learn from the best! This guided walk will focus on learning about late-blooming wildflowers in Broadmoor's diverse meadow and wetland habitats. There will still be a lot in flower from asters to goldenrods and other composites, and a variety of swamp and marsh species. We will cover both native and introduced plants and also look at the fruits of species that have already flowered. Book signing available after the walk Ted Elliman is a Botanist with the Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society) and Author of Wildflowers of New England. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Family Canoe on the Charles

09.22.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adult $38 Member/$48NM Child $20M/$29NM

Bring the family and join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River. Enjoy the beauty of autumn and the start of leaf change along the river. A great chance to relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age, younger children 7 and up may ride in the middle.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Recreation & Sports

18th Annual SMOC Golf Tournament

09.23.19 at 9:30 AM
Malborough Country Club
200 Concord Rd, Malborough 01752
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Monday, 23th September 2019 Shotgun start at 11AM Marlborough Country Club 200 Concord Road, Marlborough MA 01752 This is our 18th annual Golf Tournament to support our mission in helping those who are in need back to self-sufficiency!

Education & Learning

Newhouse Center Faculty Series: Nikki Greene

09.23.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

In this presentation, Newhouse Center faculty fellow Nikki Greene discusses her ongoing research project, “Sugar makes me cry”: María Magdalena Campos-Pons and the Performance of Bittersweet Histories. The performances of the Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons articulate her radical vision of the resiliency of enslaved Africans and their descendants, and the power of black women’s bodies in particular, in ways that seamlessly encompass the worlds of Afro-Cuba and the United States. Focusing on Campos-Pons’ exhibition Alchemy of the Soul: María Magdalena Campos-Pons at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., in 2016, Greene will discuss how her performance of Remedios (Remedies), along with sculpture, installation, photography, and video, skillfully document the direct bittersweet histories, or historias agridulces, of Cuba and Massachusetts. The sonic compositions of Campos-Pons’ collaborator, Neil Leonard, and selections from the rumba singer Rafael “El Niño” Navarro complement the gallery experience as a journey through Campos-Pons’s native Matanzas, a center of Afro-Cuban culture, to Salem, a key location for the triangular trade of enslaved people and of goods (sugar, rum, and cod fish, for example). The late Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who proclaimed “¡azúcar!” as a complex affirmation of her own blackness, makes for a productive comparison. Both Campos-Pons and Cruz chronicle—and embody—the narrative of sugar and rum production, of enslaved laborers and suffering, and, ultimately, death, by means of performance and visual and sound aesthetics. Nikki Greene is an assistant professor of art at Wellesley College. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu Image Caption: María Magdalena Campos-Pons looking at factory Sergio Gonzales (formerly Tinguaro). Image Credit: Emily Fry/PEM

Education & Learning

Women Filmmakers at Wellesley: The Role of the Producer

09.24.19 at 4:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

In this interactive presentation, independent film producer Linda Reisman will discuss the roles of the creative producer, line producer, and executive producer in film making. She will also explain the process and work that is involved from the development of a script to the film’s distribution. Reception with refreshments served. Linda Reisman is an independent film producer and senior distinguished producer-in-residence in the Department of Visual & Media at Emerson College. Her most recent film, Leave No Trace, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and internationally in the Directors Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. Other notable work include The Danish Girl (2015) and Affliction (1997). For more information, please contact: Margaret Cezair-Thompson, mcezaire@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: The English and Creative Writing Department, co-sponsored by the CLCE.

Arts & Culture

Core Ensemble: “Las Magnificas”

09.24.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

In this chamber music theatre performance, focusing on the Cuban singer Celia Cruz and the Chilean singer Violeta Parra, Core Ensemble combines music with performance elements such as narrative and dance. Las Magnificas, scored for cello, piano, percussion and singing actress, is based on the lives of two renowned Latin American singers: Celia Cruz, the Cuban “Queen of Salsa” and Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, “the Mother of Latin American Folk Music.” Celia Cruz and Violeta Parra were extraordinary Latina artists. Singers deeply rooted in the tradition of their own country’s musical history, both were iconic figures in their respective countries, yet history intervened in their artistic and personal lives. Both used their voices as instruments of change and resistance, in the midst of political turmoil in their countries. Las Magnificas was created by award-winning Chilean-American poet Marjorie Agosin. Agosin has gained notability for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile. The United Nations has honored her for her work on human rights. The evening-length work is filled with music popularized by Cruz and Parra: Tu Voz, Gracias a la Vida, La Vida es un Carnaval and Volver a los 17 as well as instrumental music by other Latin American Composers such as Ernesto Lecuona, Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Victor Jara, and Tania Leon. The narrative illuminates the social and political struggles and triumphs of the two artists. Founded in 1993, Core Ensemble has earned acclaim for developing a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music. Core Ensemble maintains a deep commitment to reaching the widest possible range of audiences demographically and geographically, in formats ranging from formal performance to informal lecture and educational residency programs. Core Ensemble has commissioned many of today’s finest composers for new works featuring the unique instrumental combination of cello, piano, and percussion, many funded by the most prestigious commissioning programs in the United States. CD recordings have been released on the New World, Albany, and Centaur labels. For more information, please contact: Jael Matos, jmatos@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the CLCE, International Friends of Chile Commission on Human Rights, the Newhouse Center, and the Wellesley College Department of Music, Theatre Studies program, and Writing Program Image Credit: Michael Parola

Arts & Culture

Midday Muse: Gabriela Díaz, Music and Musing, Genius and Gender

09.26.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Gabriela and Betty Anne Díaz will perform works for violin and piano by exceptional women from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. From the dreamy impressionism of Lili Boulanger and the soulful Romanticism of Clara Schumann, to the fiery virtuosity of Grazyna Bacewicz and new sound worlds of Kaija Saariaho, this program showcases the incredible talents of these extraordinary women composers. Gabriela and Betty Anne will speak about each of the composers and their works, giving insight into the lives of these great composers. Gabriela is a member of the Music Department performance faculty and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from New England Conservatory, where she was a student of James Buswell. Devoted to contemporary music, she has been fortunate to work closely with many significant living composers on their own compositions and is actively involved in contemporary music in Boston. She is a member of the Callithumpian Consort, Firebird, Ludovico, Dinosaur Annex, and Sound Icon Ensembles. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: Marjorie Copland Baum Fund Image Credit: Kate Lemmon Image Caption: Gabriela Díaz

Education & Learning

Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies

09.26.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

A Lecture by Hunter Vaughan (University of Colorado Boulder) Hunter Vaughan's most recent book, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Cost of the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2019), offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, arguing that how we make and consume films has serious ecological consequences. In an era when many businesses have come under scrutiny for their environmental impact, the film industry has, for the most part, escaped criticism and regulation. Its practices are more diffuse, its final product less tangible, and Hollywood has adopted public-relations strategies that portray it as environmentally conscious. Bringing together environmental humanities, science communication, and social ethics, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret is a pathbreaking consideration of the film industry’s environmental impact that examines how our cultural prioritization of spectacle has distracted us from its material consequences and natural-resource use. Vaughan examines the environmental effects of filmmaking from Hollywood classics to the digital era, considering how popular screen media shape and reflect our understanding of the natural world. He recounts the production histories of major blockbusters—Gone with the Wind, Singin’ in the Rain, Twister, and Avatar—situating them in the contexts of the development of the film industry, popular environmentalism, and the proliferation of digital technologies. Emphasizing the materiality of media, Vaughan interweaves details of the hidden environmental consequences of specific filmmaking practices, from water use to server farms, within a larger critical portrait of social perceptions and valuations of the natural world. Generously supported by: The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Cinema and Media Studies, and the Paulsen Ecology of Place Initiative. Image Caption: Hunter Vaughan

Education & Learning

More Than “Just Uhura”: Understanding Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, Civil Rights, and Space History

09.26.19 at 7:00 PM - Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
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Free

Introduced in 1966, Lt. Uhura is arguably the most historically significant character of the Star Trek franchise. She was a woman of color depicted in popular culture during a period of tremendous change for African Americans and women. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum invites us to explore the impact of Lt. Uhura on American culture and society!

Arts & Culture

42nd Street: The Musical

09.27.19
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street, Concord
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Varies - $19-$49

Inaugural production of The Umbrella Stage Company, and Grand Opening run in The Umbrella’s newly constructed multi-theater complex at 40 Stow St, Concord September 27 – October 20, 2019 Times Vary by Day

: See https://theumbrellaarts.org/theater The Umbrella Stage Company — Greater Boston’s newest professional theater — looks forward to sharing an expanded, six-show season of bold, daring and innovative theater with you! From high-kicking spectacle to punk rock musical to socially urgent drama, this season will be the first to be staged in The Umbrella’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multitheater performing arts wing at 40 Stow Street in Concord. The grand opening production in our the space is a moment to celebrate, and 42nd STREET is nothing short of the greatest celebration of musical theatre and the people who make it happen! Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? Splashy and grand, this tap-dance fueled musical is a visual feast…is the ultimate showcase for the capabilities of The Umbrella’s new main stage. Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble Directed by Brian Boruta

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Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: ALAN AND THE ALLIGATORS

09.27.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street, Natick, MA
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FREE

Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for “Alan and The Alligators” band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the “Acoustic Alligators” (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD “Reptile Rock” (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo “Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall” with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: “Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order.” Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England’s best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play!

Community & Celebrations

The Plymouth Church Fall Fair

09.28.19
The Plymouth Church in Framingham
87 Edgell Road
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FREE

On Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., The Plymouth Church in Framingham is excited to invite the entire community to its annual Fall Fair, a beloved autumn tradition in MetroWest. This event boasts something for everyone: a huge “White Elephant” tag sale, an Old-Fashioned Country Store with homemade jams, fudge and candies, themed gift baskets, handmade gifts, crafts shop, costume shop, books for all ages, Christmas crafts and decorations, and a variety of fun activities for kids, including a FREE Slide and Bounce House, plus balloon art and a free magic show featuring local talent JoJo the Magician. And there’s plenty to eat including a cookie walk, bake sale, luncheonette, hot dog stand, and popcorn booth. You won’t want to miss out on this fun-for-all-ages community event! Admission is free, and all areas of the Fair are handicapped-accessible, except the tag sale (down one flight of stairs). Since, in recent years, The Plymouth Church has donated 25% of Fair profits to Church World Service, the Fair has been an opportunity for the community to join in making a significant donation to local and global disaster relief, while finding surprise treasures, sharing yummy treats, and bagging some great bargains. The Plymouth Church in Framingham is located at 87 Edgell Road in Framingham, MA. For more information, please call the church office at 508.875.1364.

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

09.28.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Start the weekend off with a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Community & Celebrations

Ashland Farmers Market Wine, Cheese and Chocolate!

09.28.19 at 9:00 AM - Ashland Farmers Market
125 Front Street
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Wine, Cheese and Chocolate day at Ashland Farmers Market - what could be better?!? Taste award winning cheeses and chocolates and pair them with our meads and wines. Artisan West Street Studio will showcase cork jewelry. 40 Million Steps performs a free concert from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suzie Meeker returns to the Kid’s Corner with a craft activity from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Ashland Farmers Market season eight runs from June 8 to October 12 from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. This season showcases 36 artisans, 40 food vendors including 5 produce farmers, 17 musical performances, 10 special event days, 20 local community organizations, 19 Kid’s Corner activities, 21 local business sponsors, and one knife sharpener. The all-volunteer-led market is a fun family destination. We are located at 125 Front Street, on the green across from the Ashland Public Library. Come for breakfast, stay for lunch. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bags or borrow ours. For more information, please go to www.AshlandFarmersMarket.org

Arts & Culture

Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

09.28.19 at 1:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $6, Nonmembers $12

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life’s meaning. In this curator’s talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter. The 45-minute lecture will be followed by a Q&A with the curator. Lynette has studied iconography with Vladislav Andrejev for fifteen years. She lectured at Princeton University, Cambridge University, England, University of Toronto, Canada, Wheaton College, and many other universities, seminaries, and churches. She has participated in icon exhibits throughout the US and Russia. She organizes teacher workshops and conferences for the Prosopon School, occasionally assists Mr. Andrejev, teaches beginner workshops and holds open studios at her home. Her TEDex talk can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JET4H9MhQRw

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

09.29.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Education & Learning

Newhouse Faculty Series: Julie Walsh, Nicolas Malebranche, Eve, and the Fall of Eden

10.01.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Newhouse Center faculty fellow Julie Walsh discusses her latest research, which explores the question of whether women are intrinsically morally corrupt. Eve’s role in the fall of Eden might suggest that they are, but Walsh argues that what happened in the garden is much more complicated. Walsh will discuss how the French priest and philosopher Nicolas Malebranche’s views on women are not a damning as they first appear by following the thread of his discussion of Eve, original sin, and the fall of Eden. Julie Walsh is an assistant professor of philosophy at Wellesley College. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu

Food & Drink

Taste of Natick

10.02.19 at 5:30 PM
Hampton Inn Boston/Natick
319 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760
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$20 per person

An unlimited sampling of the Natick area's most popular restaurants. Door prizes, silent auction, raffles and cash bar. Proceeds to benefit Kiwanis Club of Natick-MetroWest educational programs including: five college scholarships to graduating seniors, sponsorship and support of three Key Clubs, and the Terrific Kids Program a student recognition program in elementary schools.

Arts & Culture

Midday Muse: Sound Listening, The International Contemporary Ensemble

10.03.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) will create an interactive space to learn and perform Pauline Oliveros’ piece Sound Listening with the audience. Participants will work directly with the I.C.E members to create a space for interpretive listening, the discovery of new sounds, and a collective performance of this unique, multimedia work. The interactive performance requires no prior musical experience, just an open mind and the desire to make sounds with found objects on an amplified table. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Also supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Caption: The International Contemporary Ensemble

Arts & Culture

Actors From The London Stage present Twelfth Night

10.03.19 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Twelfth Night is brought to life through the highest quality of Shakespearean performance. Actors From The London Stage are acclaimed for their talent, dexterity with language, and generosity of spirit. For more information, please contact: Kate Svirsky 781-283-2678 Generously supported by: the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, under the auspices of the Frye/Martinson Fund, the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund, the Harman Cain Family Foundation, the Ruth Nagel Jones Fund, the Theatre Studies Program and the English Department. Image Credit: Robin Savage

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

10.05.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Start the weekend off with a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Community & Celebrations

10th Annual Arts in Common Festival

10.05.19 at 11:00 AM
Westborough Town Green
Main Street
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Free

Arts in Common, sponsored by the Westborough Cultural Council, brings together people from all over Massachusetts to experience and celebrate creativity in all forms of artistic medium and expression such as visual arts, culinary arts, music and more. Using the universal language of art to ignite creative expression in children and adults alike. This years festival will feature artisan vendors, free craft activities, a community mural project, food trucks, Start Line Brewery, performances, and musical acts, including Nick of Time, Worcester Jazz Orchestra and award winning band 9Teen.

Education & Learning

Fall Colors Photography Workshop

10.05.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults $60 Members, $75 Non-Members

Join us in the midst of fall colors as we work with exposure, reflections and other techniques to create dramatic effects with fall foliage. From telephoto lenses to macro to wide angle, there are many options to capture the beauty of fall foliage. Bring a tripod to help work with long exposures and capturing motion in your photos. Small class size for individual attention. Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Ethan Gordon is a widely published photojournalist and former photography magazine editor. He teaches several different photography classes at Broadmoor.

Arts & Culture

Heart to Heart: Pay Love Forward

10.05.19 at 1:30 PM - Cheryl Cohen's Mosaic Art Center
360 Woodland Street, Holliston, Mass
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$52/$48

Calling all creatives who want to see more love in the world! You'll learn an easy way to draw/paint hearts and then continue to create your own unique mixed media masterpiece (or two). ? Got supplies and tools galore. Add all sorts things to add. If you would like to pay your painting forward to someone who needs an artsy hug, please do. Or keep it to love up your own living space. ? Warm, fun, playful. Good conversation and tiny treats. Open to adults and teens with a parent.

Arts & Culture

International Contemporary Ensemble: Sounds Within

10.05.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

An Evening of Immersive Musical Encounters with the music of Ashley Fure, Suzanne Farrin, and more Fitting perfectly with the Wellesley music faculty’s innovative and collaborative work in multimedia music and visual art, the International Contemporary Ensemble presents works of several pioneering women in immersive music composition: Ashley Fure, Suzanne Farrin, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, and Pauline Oliveros. The ensemble will work closely with Wellesley music and visual arts faculty and students during the course of the week’s residency, culminating in this event. Taking inspiration from Ashley Fure's award-winning 2017 work, The Force of Things: an Opera for Objects, the project also dovetails with the College’s new Sustainability Initiative, exploring the profound impact of environment on humanity and contemplating humanity's impact on the planet. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Also supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Credit: The International Contemporary Ensemble Image Caption: The International Contemporary Ensemble

Nature

Fall Birding at Broadmoor

10.06.19 at 8:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members

What is going on in the fall with your neighborhood birds? Who is staying and who is going? What bird is making that call or song? Do the males and females look alike? A great way to get the most out of your fall bird watching. This time of year you never know what you will see! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

10.06.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Education & Learning

Mira Jacob: “Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations”

10.07.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Author Mira Jacob joins us for a discussion of her latest book, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations (2019). Her critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. Her writing and drawings have appeared in the New York Times, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vogue, the Telegraph, and BuzzFeed. She has a drawn column on Shondaland. Image Credit: In Kim Image Caption: Mira Jacob

Education & Learning

Artist Skype Talk Series: Haley Morris-Cafiero

10.08.19 at 2:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

The first in a series of three conversations via Skype between Davis curators and artists Haley Morris-Cafiero, Habiba Nowrose, and Fatimah Tuggar. Haley Morris-Cafiero (b. 1976, Memphis, Tenn.) holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and is a lecturer in photography at the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University, Ireland. She was nominated for a Prix Pictet in 2014 and was a 2016 Fulbright finalist. She has had solo exhibitions at UPI Gallery in New York, the University of Dayton, and at the Centre de la Photographie Genève in Geneva, Switzerland For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Image Credit: Museum purchase with funds given through the generosity of Linda Wyatt Gruber (Class of 1966), E.2019.10.3 Image Caption: Haley Morris-Cafiero, Sunscreen, 2015, digital print, 24 in. x 24 in.

Food & Drink

Nature On Tap...Unraveling the Mysteries of Great Shearwaters Off the New England Coast

10.09.19 at 6:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Jack's Abby, 102 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702
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Adults: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members

Join us at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (Pizza appetizer is included with each ticket.) Pre-registration recommended to guarantee seating. Walk-ins welcome. Online registration available. Great shearwaters (Ardenna gravis) are the most abundant shearwater in the northwest Atlantic during their wintering season, yet we still don't understand that much about them. Using satellite telemetry over the past 7 years, researchers at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are starting to figure where they go and how long they stay, along with the reasons why. Kevin Powers is a Seabird Research Contractor with NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Conservation Science Department host this informal series. This event is also co-sponsored by Jack's Abby.

Education & Learning

Bradley Campbell: Dignity in an Era of Victimhood and Incivility

10.10.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Does dignity still matter? In recent years, new rivals to dignity culture have emerged, and whether it is in our politics or at our universities, victimhood and incivility often seem to prevail. Dignity is not dead, though, and it can provide an alternative to recent moral trends—one that might lead to greater happiness, civility, and justice. Bradley Campbell is a professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles. He is broadly interested in the study of moral conflict—clashes of right and wrong—and had written mostly about law, violence, and genocide until he began more recently to examine the conflicts on college campuses over microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, and free speech, which he will address in this lecture. He is the author of The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology and coauthor (with Jason Manning of West Virginia University) of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars. For more information, please contact: Caryn Sowa, csowa@wellesley.edu Image Caption: Bradley Campbell

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

10.11.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

10.12.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Start the weekend off with a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Arts & Culture

Stroller and Story Time Saturday at the Davis

10.12.19 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Families are invited to spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries with their little ones during a free guided tour of Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons from 11 to 11:30 am and then join a special guest from the Wellesley Free Library from 11:30 am to noon for books and songs! For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

10.12.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

10.14.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Recreation & Sports

Holiday Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

10.14.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Nature

The Deights of Cochato Nursery

10.16.19 at 9:30 AM
Lexington Field & Garden Club, The Depot
13 Depot Square
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Free

Lexington Field & Garden Club presents The Delights of Cochato Nursery Date: Wednesday, October 16 Place: The Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Cochato – The once local Wampanoag tribe used the word to mean “running water.” Over the years, several of our speakers have mentioned the fantastic plants and gardens at Cochato Nursery in Holbrook. Now we get to experience them too! Chuck Doughty, an avid gardener and nursery co-owner, will share the beautiful gardens at Cochato and talk about shade plants and water gardens. The exhilaration he experiences when designing and planting with plant materials and the delight he gets from watching these plants grow make his talks all the more enjoyable. Coffee at 9:30 am, Parking at the Town Lot, 50c/hr. Event is free. Everyone is welcome. Come with friends or make new ones. http://www.lexgardenclub.org

Education & Learning

The Future of Space Exploration: An Ethical Perspective

10.16.19 at 7:00 PM - Framingham State University
100 State Street Framingham, MA 02019
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Free, but registration is required.

The Space Age made clear the consequences of living in an interdependent world and gave us new perspectives on planet Earth. One was to address the legacy of colonialism as decolonization. The other was the role of human activity in changing the physical system of the Earth, altering our climate. Dr. Martin Collins from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum invites us to examine how we might make choices as individuals, communities, and nations to resolve the issues before us.

Food & Drink

SKYBOKX 109: 6TH ANNUAL CRAFTACULAR

10.17.19 at 5:30 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
$30

It's coming, our very own Craftacular, the craft beer sampling event of the year! Enjoy beer tastings of more than 30 beer from 10 breweries! Then VOTE for your favorite. Winner receives a THREE MONTH TAP LINE at the Bar. 2019 CONFIRMED BREWERIES Flying Dreams Brewing CO., Worcester, MA Start Line Brewing, Hopkinton, MA More to come! TICKETS Advance Purchase: $25 (Aug 1 - September 14) After September 14: Ticket price: $30 Ticket Price includes includes craft beer tastings, live music, appetizers, prizes, raffles and more! GROUP TICKETS Group of 10 or more? Buy ten tickets and SAVE. Only $20 per ticket when you purchase 10 tickets. Group Ticket sales end Tuesday, October 15, or while supplies last. PARKING Free, ample parking in our open-air parking lot.

Food & Drink

SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill in Natick Hosts 6th Annual Craftacular Beer Tasting

10.17.19 at 5:30 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street
Website
$25-30

On Thursday, October 17, SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill, MetroWest’s premiere sports bar for the ultimate culinary and sports viewing experience, will host its sixth annual Craftacular Beer Tasting. Perfect for beer enthusiasts and novice sippers alike, guests are invited to try a wide range of flavorful craft beers while noshing on delicious appetizers prepared by Chef Brent Sparks. While munching on delicious pub grub classics, guests will have the chance to sample from a selection of over 30 pours from 10 stand-out craft brewers, including Flying Dreams Brewing Co. and Start Line Brewing. As the night winds down, guests will vote for their favorite brewery in attendance, which will ultimately win a three-month rotation on the restaurant’s tap draft system. In addition to flavors from both local and national brewers, guests will be treated to acoustic, live performances by Jim Devlin, giveaways, appetizers and more. From pale ales and lagers to IPAs and stouts, beer lovers will rejoice in the variety of fun selections offered at the Craftacular Beer Tasting. Well known for its menu comprised of American-style favorites and twists on comfort food classics, SKYBOKX 109 invites the community to stop by and unwind for a night of celebrating America’s craft beer industry. Tickets can be purchased in advance from August 1 through September 14 for $25 or $30 after September 14. Tickets for a group of 10+ can be purchased for $20 each (group ticket sales end October 15 or while supplies last). This event is 21+. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-craftacular-craft-beer-sampling-event-at-skybokx-109-in-natick-ma-tickets-66336796143?aff=Press

Food & Drink

6th Annual Craftacular - Craft Beer Sampling

10.17.19 at 5:30 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
Website

Craft Beer Sampling Event with local and national craft brewers. Enjoy beer tastings of more than 30 beer from 10 breweries! Then VOTE for your Favorite. Winning Selection. Winner receives a THREE MONTH TAP LINE at the Bar. This is a 21+ Event. IDs required. Acoustic, Live Music by Jim Devlin Ticket Price includes includes craft beer tastings, live music, appetizers, prizes, raffles and more!

Food & Drink

6th Annual Craftacular - Craft Beer Sampling Event at SKYBOKX 109

10.17.19 at 5:30 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Website

Craft Beer Sampling Event with local and national craft brewers. Enjoy beer tastings of more than 30 beer from 10 breweries! Then VOTE for your Favorite. Winning Selection. Winner receives a THREE MONTH TAP LINE at the Bar. This is a 21+ Event. IDs required. Acoustic, Live Music by Jim Devlin Ticket Price includes includes craft beer tastings, live music, appetizers, prizes, raffles and more!

Education & Learning

The Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture: Eve L. Ewing

10.17.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

In this talk, sociologist of education Eve L. Ewing presents her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side (2018). She will talk about the story of Chicago's 2013 mass public school closures—the largest wave of such closures in the nation's history. The event will include a reading of excerpts from the books and a discussion of the lessons the book presents about history, segregation, racism, and the future of America’s public schools. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Eve L. Ewing is an assistant professor in the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She is a qualitative sociologist of education whose work is centered around two primary questions: First, how do racism and other large-scale structures of social inequality impact the everyday lives and experiences of young people? Second, how can K–12 public school systems serve to interrupt or perpetuate these social problems, and what role can educators, policymakers, families, community members, and young people themselves play in understanding, acknowledging, and disrupting them? Professor Ewing’s scholarship, community work, and classroom teaching are aimed at expanding the ways that urban school stakeholders, other researchers, and the broader public can be equipped to understand, respond to, and ultimately dismantle white supremacy and to make school systems liberatory institutions rather than oppressive ones. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. She also writes in other genres for broad audiences; she is the author of the poetry collections Electric Arches and 1919 and writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Her work has appeared in many venues, including Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. Professor Ewing is a faculty affiliate at the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Prior to joining SSA, Professor Ewing completed her doctoral studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. While there, she served as editor and co-chair of the Harvard Educational Review. She then completed a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago. She also holds a Master of Education degree in education policy and management from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in elementary education from Dominican University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. For more information, please contact: Soo Hong, shong@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: Diane Silvers Ravitch Class of ’60 Lecture Series Gift. Image Caption: Eve. L. Ewing

Education & Learning

Artist Skype Talk Series: Habiba Nowrose

10.18.19 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

Second in a series of three conversations via Skype between Davis curators and artists Haley Morris-Cafiero, Habiba Nowrose, and Fatimah Tuggar. Habiba Nowrose (b. 1989, Dhaka, Bangladesh) holds an MS in women’s and gender studies from the University of Dhaka and is currently enrolled in the Professional Program on Photography at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Her series, Concealed, was a finalist for the 2018 Invisible Photographers Awards. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Image Credit: Museum purchase with funds given through the generosity of Linda Wyatt Gruber (Class of 1966), 2018.291 Image Caption: Habiba Nowrose, Concealed, 2017, inkjet print, 31 ½ in. x 20 ? in. (80 cm x 53 cm)

Arts & Culture

The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Family and Friends Concert

10.18.19 at 3:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

Margaret Angelini, Director Geert D’hollander, Carillonneur of Bok Tower in Lake Wales, leads the students in a master class. Watch as the students learn from one of the finest composer-performers in the carillon world. Galen Tower is open to community members with a Wellesley ID, everyone is welcome to listen to the simulcast of the concert in Founders 307. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Southbound Train

10.18.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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We invite you to experience Southbound Train: -- a high energy, vocal-oriented, contemporary seven (7)-piece country band from the Greater Boston area -- playing the best of country music's past and present. Borne out of a desire to create an act unique in local country music entertainment, we feature the versatility and talent of two female lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s who blend their distinctive voices to create tight vocal harmonies and a dynamic stage presence; two male lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s, each with a different vocal style; 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies among five vocalists; and instrumentation that includes fiddle, banjo, harmonica, banjolin, and pedal steel guitar, in addition to the usual electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums. Our diverse instrumentation and vocal compliment enables us to present a full, rich, and authentic country sound for both classic and modern country music, distinguishing us from most local and regional country acts. Southbound Train joins the SKYBOKX line up monthly. Come on out Y'all for Country Night

Recreation & Sports

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

10.19.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
Adults: $38 Members; $48 Non-Members

Start the weekend off with a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.

Arts & Culture

Broad Comedy, led by comedian Katie Goodman

10.20.19 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

This feminist musical comedy is presented by the collective of award-winning performer/writer/directors who make up this company, founded and led by comedian Katie Goodman. Since Broad Comedy first performed at Wellesley College more than a decade ago, the group has had an off-Broadway residency at SoHo Playhouse; appeared at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway; been named a “Top Ten Comedy Pick” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland; and headlined fundraisers for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, LGBTQ+ orgs, Democratic fundraisers, and women’s health organizations. Katie Goodman—company director, author, keynote speaker, podcaster, improviser, HuffPo front-pager, and O, The Oprah Magazine contributor—was founder and director of the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and artistic director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre. It’s high time we have the group back to enjoy the fruits of their recent labor and the development of their feminist humor! Reserve a free seat https://wctbroads.brownpapertickets.com/. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2000. Generously supported by: the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events Image Caption: Broad Comedy

Education & Learning

Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest

10.23.19 at 8:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Website
Free

Angela Stent, professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University, discusses her new book, Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, in which she explores the ambitions, successes, and challenges of Putin’s Russia on the global stage. How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and U.S. ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? Stent will shed light on the country’s turbulent past and how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions–and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the U.S.S.R. collapsed. This presentation will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe–and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in U.S. politics Generously supported by: the Davis Fund for Russian Area Studies. Co-sponsored by the History Department. Image credit: Angela Stent

Education & Learning

Before the Graphic Memoir: Female Sketchbooks and Visual Chronicles of Love and War

10.24.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Yale University Professor Katie Trumpener discusses the prehistory of the graphic novel by examining artists, works, and genres ranging from alternative press cartoons to Japanese American internment memoirs to Native American ledger books and contemporary West German graphic memoirs. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities and the English Department. Image Credit: Courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum, gift of Miné Okubo Estate, 2007.62. Image Caption: Miné Okubo, Waiting in lines, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California (1942). Drawing (detail).

Community & Celebrations

Framingham's Top 10 Opening Night Party

10.24.19 at 6:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
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Free for FHC Members & donors only

Among the rows of storage shelves and tucked away in archival boxes lie the most important artifacts housed at Framingham History Center (FHC). Ten of these precious objects have been chosen by the curator and the community for a 20 month exhibition designed to reinforce the local, national, and international significance of the FHC’s collection. Spanning three hundred years, with objects as small as a pin to as large as billboard, this exhibit will underscore the variety of the FHC’s holdings. Set in a modern gallery style, each artifact stands alone in reverence to its importance. Visitors have the opportunity to explore further through interactive displays that excite discovery. Framingham’s Top 10 has something for everyone – paintings, sculpture, documents, clothing, Americana, music, and neon. This fun evening is a special member/donor only event, and includes catered hors d’oeuvres as well as a signature cocktail. If you are not a member/donor, please join today to attend the opening! https://framinghamhistory.org/support/membership/ Many thanks to our exhibition sponsors: Avery Dennison, Framingham State University, MetroWest Medical Center, and Murphy, Edwards, Goncalves & Ferrera PC

Education & Learning

Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape

10.25.19 at 12:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

A Reading and Discussion by Lauret Savoy Lauret Savoy, an author and professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College, joins the Newhouse Center and the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative for a collaborative exploration of our land and our stories. Her writing explores ties between American lands and the stories we tell of them. Her 2015 book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the 2017 ASLE Creative Writing Award. It was also a finalist for a PEN American Book Award. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu Image Credit: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities and the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative. Image Caption: Lauret Savoy

Arts & Culture

Exhibition: Framingham's Top 10 (10.25.2019 thru 4.16.2021)

10.25.19 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
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$5/adults, Free/FHC Members & children under 18

Among the rows of storage shelves and tucked away in archival boxes lie the most important artifacts housed at Framingham History Center (FHC). Ten of these precious objects have been chosen by the curator and the community for a 20 month exhibition designed to reinforce the local, national, and international significance of the FHC’s collection. Spanning three hundred years, with objects as small as a pin to as large as billboard, this exhibit will underscore the variety of the FHC’s holdings. Set in a modern gallery style, each artifact stands alone in reverence to its importance. Visitors have the opportunity to explore further through interactive displays that excite discovery. Framingham’s Top 10 has something for everyone – paintings, sculpture, documents, clothing, Americana, music, and neon. On exhibit October 25, 2019 through April 2021.

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Alan Goodrich and The Alligators

10.25.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for "Alan and The Alligators" band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the "Acoustic Alligators" (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD "Reptile Rock" (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo "Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall" with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: "Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order." Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England's best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play! Our music is a mix of original and cover rock, funk, blues, R&B, dance, jazz, pop, jam band, folk music and other assorted fun music. In addition to shows with Bruce Marshall, Alligators shows and Alan Goodrich solo shows, Alan has also performed live with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Platters, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, and T Lavitz of The Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jefferson Starship fame.

Education & Learning

Family Day at the Davis: Dream Home

10.26.19 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

During this free, family-friendly event, explore technology through hands-on activities. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries; engage in hands-on art activities, including photomontage and mini dyeing projects; take an interactive family tour of the special exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons; meet CGI (computer-generated imagery) students; and join us for robot story time (1:30-2pm), where we’ll listen to stories and sing songs with the Wellesley Free Library NAO robot! For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

Community & Celebrations

The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Halloween Concert

10.26.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Margaret Angelini, Director Join us for a special Halloween concert with costumes, candy, and spooky music! Listen from the academic quad or the chapel lawn as the Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Nature

Busy Beavers

10.26.19 at 4:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and how to recognize signs that a beaver has been in the area. As sunset approaches, we will watch for our resident beavers on their evening explorations. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Please dress for the weather. This program for ages 7 and up also includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

Arts & Culture

Heinavanker, Estonian Vocal Ensemble

10.26.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Heinavanker, an Estonian vocal ensemble under the direction of composer Margo Kõlar, is a convocation of a few of Estonia’s finest voices performing ageless music, ancient to modern. While rooted in liturgical chant and Renaissance polyphony, the group’s repertoire also makes room for vitalizing arrangements of early Estonian folk hymns and runic songs and sacred works by contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt and Cyrillus Kreek. In Europe, Heinavanker has been a familiar presence on festival and concert stages and on radio for three decades, and the group has toured Europe, South America, and North America with performances and master classes. This company will be working closely with our choral program, directed by Lisa Graham, in its mini-residency and concert. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Caption: Heinavanker

Education & Learning

William E. Wallace, “Michelangelo, God’s Architect”

10.28.19 at 5:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture This year’s Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 lecture will be given by William E. Wallace, the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University and an internationally renowned scholar of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. Wallace will offer new insights into this remarkably creative individual and explain how, in the last decades of his long life, Michelangelo was busier and more creative than ever. He not only transformed the practice of architecture, but also reshaped St. Peter’s Basilica and the skyline of Rome. For more information, please contact: Jacki Musacchio, jmusacch@wellesley.edu Image Caption: St. Peter’s Basilica

Arts & Culture

“Two Flags” Screening and Conversation with Pankaj Rishi Kumar

10.30.19 at 6:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

A screening of Pankaj Rishi Kumar’s 2017 documentary Two Flags is followed by a Q&A with the director, moderated by Liza Oliver, Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Art. The film chronicles the life and politics of the formerly French town of Pondicherry in India. As the 4,600 Tamil French people belonging to the Tamil ethnic community gear up for the French presidential elections of 2017, the film explores the idea of identity, citizenship, and home in the post-colonial era. The film will be presented in Tamil and French with English subtitles. Kumar graduated from the Film and Television Institute in Pune, India, in 1992, with a specialization in film editing. He produces, directs, shoots, and edits his own films under the banner of Kumar Talkies. His films have been screened at festivals all over the world, and he is the recipient of numerous grants as well as an Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu. Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities and the Department of Art History

Education & Learning

2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Jabari Asim

10.31.19 at 5:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The MLK Jr. Memorial lecture is an annual Wellesley event that pays tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his enormous contribution to advancing civil rights in the United State by leading and inspiring legislative, administrative, behavioral, and attitudinal changes. The 2019 lecture will be given by Jabari Asim, associate professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, ideas, and culture. He is the author of six books for adults and nine for children. His most recent works are Only the Strong (2015), A Child's Introduction to African American History (2018), and We Can’t Breathe (2018). For more information, please contact: Lizette Rodriguez-Ponce, arodrig9@wellesley.edu Image Caption: Jabari Asim

Arts & Culture

August Wilson's "Fences"

11.01.19 at 8:00 PM
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street
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Varies - $19-$49

Winner of both the Pulitzer and the Tony Award, August Wilson’s FENCES is a true American masterpiece. Deeply affecting and a profound theatrical experience, FENCES focuses on Troy Maxon, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. With one of the greatest roles ever written for the stage, FENCES is a perfect way to introduce audiences to The Umbrella Stage Company's newly constructed Black Box theater at 40 Stow Street, Concord. Directed by Michelle Aguillon CAST Damon Singletary* as Troy Maxson Shani Farrell as Rose Daniel Rios, Jr.* as Lyons Dwayne P. Mitchell* as Cory Arthur Williams, III as Jim Bono Dominic Carter as Gabriel PERFORMANCES 11/01/2019 - 8:00pm 11/02/2019 - 8:00pm 11/03/2019 - 3:00pm 11/07/2019 - 7:30pm 11/08/2019 - 8:00pm 11/09/2019 - 8:00pm 11/10/2019 - 3:00pm 11/14/2019 - 7:30pm 11/15/2019 - 8:00pm 11/16/2019 - 8:00pm 11/17/2019 - 3:00pm 11/21/2019 - 7:30pm 11/22/2019 - 8:00pm 11/23/2019 - 8:00pm ABOUT THE SEASON The Umbrella's Stage Company's expanded, six-show season ranges from high-kicking spectacle to punk rock musical to socially urgent drama. With shows alternating between a 350-seat mainstage and flexible 100-seat blackbox, it will be the first season staged in The Umbrella Community Art Center’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multi-theater performing arts facilities at 40 Stow Street, in the heart of the historic Concord Center Cultural District. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available, and patrons can make a night of it thanks to Dinner-and-a-Show deals offered by several Umbrella Hospitality Partners.

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Jim Devlin

11.01.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Jim Devlin performs a diverse list of mostly classic and contemporary rock covers while mixing in some choice r&b, blues, country, and pop selections. His crowd friendly performance style on vocals and guitar offers a little something for everyone. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and a veteran of the stage, he performs predominately in New England, but has played thousands of events world wide, ranging from small clubs to large concert venues. Jim has been a full time professional musician his whole adult life and you can catch him on stage almost any night of the week. Jim Devlin graces our stage most months.

Nature

Busy Beavers

11.02.19 at 4:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and how to recognize signs that a beaver has been in the area. As sunset approaches, we will watch for our resident beavers on their evening explorations. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Please dress for the weather. This program for ages 7 and up also includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

Arts & Culture

Wellesley College Choral Program: The Dober Memorial Concert

11.03.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Lisa Graham, Conductor, Steven Sametz, Conductor, and Erica Johnson, organ Featuring the Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers, with guest choir Lehigh University Glee Club. Joint works include Gabriel Fauré's beautiful Requiem and Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten. The highly acclaimed Wellesley College Choral program promotes the great art of ensemble singing while building community and joy in performance. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Education & Learning

Newhouse Faculty Series: Rebecca Summerhays

11.04.19 at 4:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The Novel on the Defensive: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, William Paley’s Natural Theology, and the Human Machine Newhouse Center faculty fellow Rebecca Summerhays, a visiting lecturer in the Writing Program, discusses her ongoing research project. Her research interests include Victorian fiction, natural history, evolutionary theory, narrative theory, and feminist theory. Representations of Victor Frankenstein’s monster, both popular and critical, refuse to see him whole. That is, in both film and theory, the creature is either a hideous body or a beautiful mind, but rarely both. Summerhays argues instead that the monster embodies the grim truth of human life in the mechanical age: to survive industrialization, workers had to become more machine than human, physically and psychically bound by what Shelley describes as “mechanical impulse” to other workers and the machines they operated. To make this argument, Summerhays reads Shelley’s novel as a critical response to William Paley’s enormously popular (if all-but-forgotten) creationist “classic,” Natural Theology (1802). Natural Theology is remarkable for its attempt to consecrate machinery, requiring readers to worship all bodies, including their own, as miniature versions of the factories, mills, and refineries springing up around Britain. For Shelley, the biomechanical world that Paley romanticizes places the novel form on the defensive. How did the novel subsequently evolve in the early nineteenth century, when machine deposed the mind as the seat of human consciousness and life itself?

Education & Learning

The Harry Halverson Lecture on American Architecture: Pamela Karimi

11.05.19 at 5:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Black Spaces Matter: Learning from an Abolitionist Neighborhood Architect and architectural historian Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, deploys a teaching methodology that engages with the university's surrounding communities. Using the historic architecture of New Bedford, Mass. as a springboard, Karimi considers issues vital for the sustainable renewal of the built environment in the context of the American Post-industrial city. A key contribution in this vein is the Black Spaces Matter traveling exhibition that she organized in collaboration with local experts, students, and residents in order to showcase the extraordinary history of New Bedford in the abolitionist movement. This talk presents some of these activities. Pamela Karimi is an architect and an architectural historian. Her work spans two fields of inquiry. The first is architecture and visual culture of the modern Middle East. The second is design and sustainability in North America. She is the author of Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era and co-editor of Images of the Child and Childhood in Modern Muslim Contexts, Reinventing the American Post-Industrial City & The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: From Napoleon to ISIS. Her major curatorial projects include Urban Renewal and Creative Economy in Massachusetts Gateway Cities at the New Bedford Art Museum, Black Spaces Matter at the BAC’s McCormick Gallery and Stateless: Artists Respond to the Refugee Crisis in the University Art Gallery at UMass Dartmouth. In 2018 she received the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Karimi is the co-founder of Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative. Generously supported by: The Harry Halverson Lecture Fund Image Credit: Pamela Karimi Image Caption: Gallery Image, Black Spaces Matter: Exploring the Aesthetics and Architectonics of an Abolitionist Neighborhood, McCormick Gallery, Boston Architectural College, November, 2017 to January 2018

Education & Learning

Educator Workshop at the Davis

11.06.19 at 3:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The Davis welcomes local K-12 educators for a workshop focused on utilizing resources from our permanent collections and the special exhibition, Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons. Explore how to connect the themes and works of art on view with your classroom curricula. Participation is free, but advance registration is required. Please e-mail Arthurina Fears at afears@wellesley.edu to reserve your space. For more information, please contact: Arthurina Fears, afears@wellesley.edu. Generously supported by: the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.

Arts & Culture

Film Screening: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning 2018 film

11.07.19 at 6:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The award-winning 2018 film Roma is a semi-autobiographical take on director Alfonoso Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. The film stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. Yalitza Aparicio will be at the Newhouse Center on November 12 for a public conversation with Wellesley professors Irene Mata and Codruta Morari. There will be two screenings, Nov 7, 6:30 PM, Nov 10, 1:30 PM. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Women's and Gender Studies, and Cinema and Media Studies. Image Caption: Still from Roma.

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

11.08.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

11.08.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

Community & Celebrations

Craft Fair - Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club

11.09.19 at 9:00 AM
Tri-County Vocational High School
167 Pond Street, Franklin, MA
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$3

Save the date!!! The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club is hosting their long-running annual craft fair on November 9th. All proceeds go to charitable organizations. We are still accepting applications for homemade items only - nothing commercial. Check our website for more information. franklinnewcomers.com

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Southbound Train

11.15.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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We invite you to experience Southbound Train: -- a high energy, vocal-oriented, contemporary seven (7)-piece country band from the Greater Boston area -- playing the best of country music's past and present. Borne out of a desire to create an act unique in local country music entertainment, we feature the versatility and talent of two female lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s who blend their distinctive voices to create tight vocal harmonies and a dynamic stage presence; two male lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s, each with a different vocal style; 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies among five vocalists; and instrumentation that includes fiddle, banjo, harmonica, banjolin, and pedal steel guitar, in addition to the usual electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums. Our diverse instrumentation and vocal compliment enables us to present a full, rich, and authentic country sound for both classic and modern country music, distinguishing us from most local and regional country acts. Southbound Train joins the SKYBOKX line up monthly. Come on out Y'all for Country Night

Arts & Culture

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Alan Goodrich and The Alligators

11.22.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for "Alan and The Alligators" band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the "Acoustic Alligators" (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD "Reptile Rock" (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo "Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall" with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: "Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order." Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England's best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play! Our music is a mix of original and cover rock, funk, blues, R&B, dance, jazz, pop, jam band, folk music and other assorted fun music. In addition to shows with Bruce Marshall, Alligators shows and Alan Goodrich solo shows, Alan has also performed live with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Platters, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, and T Lavitz of The Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jefferson Starship fame.

Food & Drink

Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Class Action

11.29.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Come enjoy this local six piece band! Their music genre includes country-rock and classic rock n roll. Enjoy live music from Class Action and great food & drink as well starting at 8 pm.

Recreation & Sports

Fight for Air Climb Orlando

03.28.20 at 7:00 AM
Bank of America Center
309 N Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32801
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25

A competitive stair climb event challenging participants to conquer the 25 floors/512 stairs of 390 N. Orange Avenue (formerly known as The Bank of America Center). The Fight For Air Climb is a signature fundraising event of the American Lung Association, raising critically needed funds for research, advocacy, and education surrounding all lung disease. Participants range in age (10+) and athletic ability. Climb as an individual or form a team with your friends, family and coworkers to join us in the fight for clean air and healthy lungs. Because if you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. Registration Fee: $25 Website: http://FightForAirClimb.org/Orlando

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