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Arts & Culture

Windows Invitational: Alexandria Smith, Seed to Harvest

10.02.19 at 10:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The Windows Invitational engages artists in transforming the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that articulate the lobby and courtyard plaza of our signature Rafael Moneo building. The third commission in the series is by Alexandria Smith, head of painting at the Royal College of Art in London, formerly assistant professor of painting at Wellesley College. Smith’s Seed to Harvest foregrounds portraits of Wellesley’s first African American graduates and borrows its title from the “Patternist” series of novels by Octavia Butler, stories that explore themes of science fiction, humanity, and the ethical and unethical uses of power. Rendering with hand-drawn and computer techniques, Smith embellishes original photographic portraits of five alumnae: Dr. Harriett Alleyne Rice (Class of 1887), Ethel M. Caution-Davis (Class of 1912), Katherine Naomi Robinson (Class of 1922), Clarissa Scott Delany (Class of 1923), and Jane Bolin (Class of 1928). She adds symbolic elements derived from her own visual vocabulary and from quilt patterns used to convey messages along the Underground Railroad (there were two stops in the town of Wellesley) to create the unique crests that adorn each with an honorific flourish. Curated by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director. The windows will be on display until August 2020. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Generously supported by: Wellesley’s Friends of Art at the Davis

Arts & Culture

Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs of Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose

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

Two recent acquisitions of work by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, embrace the performative aspects of portraiture, one of photography’s oldest genres, to confront societal expectations around body image and identity. The institutionalization and historicization of photography began with rigor in the 1970s. Since then, the Davis Museum has stewarded and grown a robust photography collection that represents a range of approaches, uses, and interpretations of the medium. From the vernacular to the iconic, from serial projects to singular works, recent acquisitions continue to expand the geographic, cultural, and technical scope of the museum’s photographic holdings. 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 the Centre de la Photographie Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. 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. Curated by Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography. The Davis Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The exhibit will run until November 15. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Generously supported by: Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66. Image Captions: L: Habiba Nowrose, Concealed, 2017, inkjet print, 31 ½ in. x 20 ? in. (80 cm x 53 cm) R: Haley Morris-Cafiero, Sunscreen, 2015, digital print, 24 in. x 24 in.

Arts & Culture

Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting

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

Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting examines a 16th-century Venetian Sacra Conversazione, recently donated to the Davis Museum. This Holy Family with St. Catherine, St. Sebastian, and a donor was previously attributed to Giorgione, and exists in multiple versions, including one at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Several important details in the Davis’s painting, such as the donor figure and the background landscape, differ from the other nearly identical works. Restorations, like the head of St. Joseph, are clearly visible on the canvas. The history of visual change evident in this painting spans centuries and now raises many questions: Who made it? How many artists or conservators worked on the painting? Why are there multiple copies, and why is this work different from the others? Hidden Histories explores this Sacra Conversazione painting through recent conservation, technical analysis, and an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information and highlight the unknown. Co-curated by Alicia LaTores, Friends of Art Curatorial Research Assistant, and Katherine Davies ’19, the summer 2019 Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Intern. The Davis is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11am until 5pm. This exhibit will run until December 15. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Generously supported by: Peter H. Kaskell and Joan Macy Kaskell ’53. Image Caption: Unknown Venetian Artist, Holy Family with St. Catherine, St. Sebastian, and a Donor, 16th century, Oil on cradled panel, 49 3/8 in. x 65 3/4 in. (125.4 cm x 167 cm), Gift of Peter H. and Joan Macy Kaskell (Class of 1953) 2017.184.

Education & Learning

Drop-in Public Tours at the Davis

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

Designed by Wellesley students representing a range of academic majors, these thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a student guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. No tours on October 12 and November 30. For a full schedule of tours, please visit www.theDavis.org. Tours will be available until December 7. The Davis is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Generously supported by: the Elizabeth Bein Keto ’48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund.

Education & Learning

Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage

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

Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage amasses one of the most complete historical and digital portfolios of Havana’s notable buildings. The traveling exhibition offers a rare view of an exclusive collection of early 20th-century postcards along with digital photos of Havana today, and presents architecture as a critical artistic and historical component of the city. The exhibition consists primarily of framed pairs of images in which a reproduction of a picture postcard dating from 1900 to about 1930 is paired with a photograph of the same location as it appears now. The exhibition also includes two large maps and a video. The main themes address the architecture of Havana and the restoration of its most significant buildings. Efforts to rehabilitate the city were given a tremendous boost when Old Havana and the city’s fortifications were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. The exhibition captures Havana’s architectural past and its evolving present with the utmost respect for the contributions of the original architects of the buildings and urban spaces, as well as the architectural historians and preservation architects who have worked diligently in recent years to restore and preserve the city’s rich heritage. Books will be available for sale. The city of Havana traces its founding to November 16, 1519, when Spanish settlers observed a Catholic mass under a ceiba tree. The site stands on today’s Plaza de Armas, which is featured in the exhibition. On November 16, 2019, Havana will observe its 500th anniversary, providing a unique opportunity for the exhibition be displayed in conjunction with that celebration. Curated by artist Cathryn Griffith DS ’88. The exhibition will run until December 20. Opening talk, with Cathryn Griffith DS ’88, and reception: October 7, 4:30 PM

Education & Learning

Stroller Tours at the Davis

10.09.19 at 10:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families open before normal hours. Designed for art lovers and their little ones. Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month (October 9, November 13, December 11) from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

Arts & Culture

Mindful Meditation at the Davis

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

Surround yourself with art, and experience present-moment awareness in this meditation session guided by Kotatsu John Bailes Roshi, the College’s Buddhist chaplain. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Davis’s permanent collections and special exhibitions and includes a guided meditation. Meet in the Davis Lobby at 12:30 p.m. Themes: October 16: Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons November 20: Kanishka Raja: I and I December 18: Abstract expressionism Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

Arts & Culture

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

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

Making Memories, an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners, provides a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and student guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free, but advance registration is required as space is limited. In addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, curator of museum education and programs, at afears@wellesley.edu. The program will be held on October 25 and November 22. For more information, please contact: Arthurina Fears, curator of museum education and programs, afears@wellesley.edu.

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.

Nature

Gnomevember

11.01.19 at 10:00 AM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
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0-$16

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts, will be hosting Gnomevember from Nov. 1 to 30, 2019. Children and the young at heart will enjoy searching for lost garden gnomes throughout the formal gardens of the property as part of a scavenger hunt. Tower Hill is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people and plants and features woodland trails, scenic trails, subtropical conservatories, and much more. For more information, visit towerhillbg.org

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

Stupid F*cking Bird: A Contemporary Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's “The Seagull”

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

By Aaron Posner, Directed by Marta Rainer An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Stupid F*cking Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness. To make a reservation call the Box Office: 781-283-2000. Showtimes: Nov 14–Nov 17, Thu/Fri/Sat at 7 PM; Sun/Sat at 2 PM

Education & Learning

Moonglow: Project Apollo and U.S. Foreign Relations

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

What was the political and foreign policy significance of the Apollo program, and what is its enduring legacy? We often remember Project Apollo as a feat of science and engineering but from the very start it was part of a broader geopolitical strategy to build alliances, win “hearts and minds,” and secure superpower status in the Cold War. This presentation traces the politics of Project Apollo, from President John F. Kennedy’s call in 1961 to win the battle “between freedom and tyranny” with lunar exploration, to President Richard Nixon’s “Moonglow” diplomatic tour of southeast Asia in 1969, and considers how Apollo-era space diplomacy should inform space policy today.

Arts & Culture

Book Covers: A MetroWest Read-Aloud Series

11.14.19 at 7:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham
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FREE, but please reserve seat in advance

We’re piecing together interesting readers…to read interesting pieces together. Come enjoy an evening of literary entertainment as you listen to selected works – from classic to contemporary, all revolving around the theme of “Home” – read aloud by members of our community. A moderated conversation about reading and “home” – including how we sometimes feel “at home” in the pages of a book – will follow. Readers include: * Jennifer DeLeon: Writer, Editor, Speaker, Creative Writing Professor at Framingham State University * Michael J. Lee: Architectural Photographer; Owner, Michael J. Lee Photography * Mira T. Lee: Author, Everything Here is Beautiful * Brandale Randolph: Founder and Owner, 1854 Cycling Company; Poverty Alleviation Advocate * Whitney Scharer: Author, The Age of Light This event is presented by A Lifely Read + Fugitive Productions.

Education & Learning

Davis Discoveries Fall 2019 Symposium: A Sacra Conversazione

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

Organized in conjunction with the recent gift of a 16th-century Venetian painting, Holy Family with St. Catherine, St. Sebastian, and a Patron, this symposium brings together a conservator, a curator, and a recent Wellesley graduate to offer new insights on the painting. As a complement to the exhibition Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting, presentations will be given by Lydia Vagts, conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who performed technical analysis on the painting; Frederick Ilchman, chair, art of Europe, and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an expert on 16th-century Venetian painting; and Katherine Davies ’19, the Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Intern for the summer of 2019 at the Davis and co-curator of the exhibition. Generously supported by: Gift of Peter H. and Joan Macy Kaskell (Class of 1953) 2017.184 Image Caption: Unknown Venetian Artist, Holy Family with St. Catherine, St. Sebastian, and a Donor, 16th century, Oil on cradled panel, 49 3/8 in. x 65 3/4 in. (125.4 cm x 167 cm)

Arts & Culture

“Fables”: Cathy Yang and Benyamin Nuss

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

Fables is a project that combines the diverse colors and dream worlds of two distinct genres: classical piano music and video game scores. From the melancholic-expressive melodies of Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye to the original harmonies of Nobuo Uematsu’s music for the Final Fantasy game series, the program is woven together by the immensely narrative nature of the music. Perhaps these two genres are not so different after all... Come and explore the worlds full of fantasy and imagination found in the piano works of French Impressionism and in the gaming and virtual worlds of Final Fantasy, Saga Frontier, and more! For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Wilson Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Caption: Cathy Yang and Benyamin Nuss

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Adults

11.15.19 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: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

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

Nature

Duckstravaganza 2! (Concord)

11.16.19 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

November is a great time to watch beautiful wintering ducks. Not just your average mallards... we will carpool to several locations in search of ducks. Target species include teals, shovelers, mergansers, buffleheads, pintails and more. The leader will also bring a spotting scope for close-up views of these stunning ducks. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain. See link in registration confirmation email for meeting location, directions and additional information.

Nature

Busy Beavers

11.16.19 at 3:30 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.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Families

11.16.19 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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Adult $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9n

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Arts & Culture

Painting Angels: A Heavenly Exeperience

11.17.19 at 1:30 PM
A Soul Spirit Studio
76 Railroad Street, Holliston
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$52/48

Angels are a blast to paint! Once I started creating angels, I almost couldn’t stop. They are naturally uplifting beings that can be placed in a variety of settings and, if you wish, adorned with heartfelt sayings. If you are a frustrated clothing designer like me, you’ll really enjoy creating outfits for your angel to romp around the heavens in … You do not know how to paint or draw to take this program. I will show you ways to create cool angels with whatever abilities you have now by breaking angels into their simplest components. Then you’ll use watercolor/acrylic markers or add paint. Seriously, you’ll be painting angels in no time. All heavenly supplies included.

Arts & Culture

Sunday Jazz at the W Gallery

11.17.19 at 2:00 PM
The W Gallery
57 Andrews Ave
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Free

This exciting series of concerts will bring professional, accomplished musicians together under the direction of Berklee College of Music professor, Neil Olmstead. FREE admission! Donations will be greatly appreciated. Series will start on Sunday, Nov 17, from 2 to 4pm* Save the dates: Sunday, December 22 from 3 to 5pm Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 4pm * The first event has the jazz quartet "Profiles", featuring Neil Olmstead and Cercie Miller performing jazz standards including: Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin; and possibly originals. The quartet is: on sax, Cercie Miller; on bass, Barry Smith; on drums, Casey Scheurell, and on piano, Neil Olmstead. Follow us on: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @artswayland

Education & Learning

Newhouse Center Faculty Series: Carol Dougherty

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

The Question of the Foreigner in Sophocles’ Antigone Newhouse Center faculty fellow Carol Dougherty explores the ways that Sophocles’ Antigone brings immigration, marriage, and burial together to destabilize Athens’ own democratic strategies for accommodating the stranger within the city in ways that resonate with contemporary issues of citizenship, mobility, and political identity. Carol Dougherty is the Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature and professor of classical studies at Wellesley College. Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities. Image Caption: Antoni Brodowski's 1828 painting Oedipus and Antigone

Food & Drink

Franklin Newcomers

11.20.19
"3" Restaurant
461 W. Central Street Franklin
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Free

This November we’re meeting one week later than our usual 2nd Wednesday of the month. On November 20th, we’re hosting two speakers . . . Town Administrator Jamie Helen and Franklin School Superintendent Sara Ahern. They’ll be updating us regarding the FY21 Budget and other important matters in Franklin. Come with your questions! No need to RSVP, just join us at 7:30 at “3”! We run our meetings September through May at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central Street, Franklin. Heavy appetizers and beverages are complimentary; a cash bar is available. Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers organization, are welcome to join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers). Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year. Look for us on our website www.franklinnewcomers.com, or on our Facebook page or on Meetup.com, Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club.

Food & Drink

Travel & Taste: Uganda

11.21.19 at 6:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Dinner/Lecture: $29M;$39NM/Lecture only: $13M; $16

Join Joppa Flats' David Larson for his recent Mass Audubon tour to Africa for the birds and mammals of the amazing country of Uganda. From mountain gorillas in the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the grotesquely attractive Shoebill in the papyrus marshes along Lake Victoria, and from the raging torrent of Murchison Falls on the Nile to the weird African Finfoot in Lake Mburo, this trip found 400 species of birds, 45 species of mammals (including 9 species of monkey plus chimpanzee and mountain gorilla), and some amazing places. There will be pretty birds and funky monkeys, and you won't even break a sweat. Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Tuesday, November 19. Dinner at 6:30 pm, Lecture at 7:30 pm. Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion.

Arts & Culture

Kanishka Raja Celebration

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

Join exhibition co-curators Laylah Ali and Lisa Fischman, along with friends, family, and fans of the artist, in celebrating the life and work of Kanishka Raja, whose series I and I is installed in two galleries on L2. Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist's Estate and Juli Raja, © Kanishka Raja Image Caption: Kanishka Raja, I and I (Translate); SW2, 2015-16. Handwoven cotton thread, hand embroidered silk, UV-cured, solvent-based inks on linen. 74 x 74 in.

Arts & Culture

Wellesley BlueJazz Combos and Strings Fall Concert

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

Paula Zeitlin, Director Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Syrian, blues and funk, contemporary jazz and traditional standards, pop/rock, original arrangements and compositions, and more! The Wellesley BlueJazz Ensemble Program includes Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band and BlueJazz Combos. Students are immersed in a rich jazz repertoire, from classic to contemporary. Faculty-directed rehearsals encourage the development of fluency in jazz improvisation, and guest artists offer workshops and clinics. The ensembles perform throughout the year on campus and with other colleges in the Boston area. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Image Caption: Wellesley College BlueJazz Ensemble

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.

Other

Cause An Effect- Shopping With a Purpose

11.23.19 at 10:00 AM
SKM
419 Worcest Rd, Framingham
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Free

Come and get a jump start on your Holiday shopping, while supporting Taly! SKM is the go-to local store for amazing jewelry, clothes and accessories! We can't wait to see you for a delightful day of shopping and fun!

Arts & Culture

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Fall Concert

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

Neal Hampton, Conductor This program will feature Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major. Kristen Watson, Soprano. The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Food & Drink

Thanksgiving Brunch at The VERVE

11.28.19 at 11:00 AM - Crowne Plaza: The Verve-Natick
1360 Worcester St Natick MA
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Annual Thanksgiving Brunch at The VERVE. Classic Favorites for your whole family to enjoy. Menu Features: Salad Station Raw Bar Mash Potato Bar Full menu >>> https://business.facebook.com/notes/verve-crowne-plaza/thanksgiving-brunch-at-the-verve-hotel-boston-natick/2407679295944279/ Adults $48 per person | Kids $26 per person | Under 3 Free Book your reservations today. Call: (508)-416-1352.

Education & Learning

Meet Lego Batman at Jam Time in Maynard on Black Friday

11.29.19 at 10:00 AM - Jam Time
86 Powdermill Rd, Maynard, MA 01754
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Free with normal playground admission of $13/child

Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this Black Friday? Stop by Jam Time in Maynard for a SUPER fun morning with your favorite HERO - Lego Batman! Playtime, superhero masks to create and decorate and high-fives, hugs, and pictures with Lego Batman. Free with normal playground admission. No reservations needed, just show up for some Black Friday superhero fun! Plus a perfect time to get your Jam Time Black Friday STEAL of a DEAL!

Education & Learning

Meet a "real" Dinosaur at Jam Time in Norwood on Black Friday

11.29.19 at 10:00 AM - Jam Time
111 Lenox Street
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Free with normal playground admission of $13/child

Come meet a "real" Dinosaur at Jam Time in Norwood with lots of dinosaur stamping fun in the party room plus of course playtime! A dino-rific way to spend the day after Thanksgiving! Guaranteed high-fives, hugs and pictures with Buddy the lovable dino! Free with normal playground admission and no reservations needed, just show up! Plus a perfect time to get your Jam Time Black Friday STEAL of a DEAL!

Education & Learning

Meet Cookie Monster at Jam Time in Natick on Black Friday

11.29.19 at 10:00 AM - Jam Time
251 West Central Street
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Included with normal playground admission of $13/c

Come enjoy a morning of playtime, arts and crafts in the classroom and hugs and high fives from Cookie Monster! No reservations are needed, just show up for some Black Friday fun for the kids! Included with normal playground admission of $13/child. Don’t forget your camera! Door open at 9am. Please note this event is at Jam Time in Natick at 251 West Central Street, NOT the Natick Mall. Plus a perfect time to get your Jam Time Black Friday STEAL of a DEAL!

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.

Arts & Culture

First Sunday/Drop-In Craft

12.01.19 at 11:00 AM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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free

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. While you are here, check out our popup art studio and make a craft!

Community & Celebrations

Annual Candlelight Vigil

12.01.19 at 4:00 PM - Framingham Centre Common
24 Vernon Street
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Free

Join us as we honor and remember those who lost their lives due to Substance Use Disorder.

Arts & Culture

Fourth Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale

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

An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving. We will also have a sale on art books and exhibition catalogues, which make perfect gifts. Prints from $5 and up; frames and catalogues from $10 and up. Come early for best selection, while supplies last. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

Education & Learning

James Simpson: Iconoclasm and the Cultural Revolution

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

A look at the history of Anglo-American iconoclasm and contemporary “progressive” iconoclasm in the U.S. with Harvard professor of English James Simpson, who will discuss how the standard liberal view is that iconoclasts are somewhere else and “them.” “They” are vandals in other parts of the globe who destroy art (e.g. ISIS; China’s cultural revolution). The history of Anglo-American iconoclasm tells a slightly less comfortable story of iconoclasts having been us and here (England experienced a century of legislated iconoclasm of every religious image between 1538 and 1644; it exported distrust of the image to New England). Simpson will also turn to perhaps the least comforting instances of iconoclasm, by looking to contemporary “progressive” iconoclasm in the United States, where we see that the iconoclasts are us and now. For more information, please contact: Caryn Sowa, csowa@wellesley.edu Image Caption: James Simpson

Arts & Culture

Chamber Music Society Concert Series

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

David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors Founded in 1958, the Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles. Each chamber group receives weekly coaching from a member of the Wellesley College Music Department and performs at one of several concerts held at the end of each semester. Concert 1: December 4 | 7 p.m. | Jewett Auditorium Concert 2: December 5 | 7 p.m. | Sargent Salon (PNW 101) Concert 3: December 8 | 2 p.m. | Sargent Salon (PNW 101) Concert 4: December 10 | 7 p.m. | Jewett Auditorium For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Community & Celebrations

Holiday Stroll

12.06.19 at 4:00 PM
Medfield Library
468 Main Street
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FREE

The Holiday Stroll returns for the fifth year on Dec. 6 from 4 pm – 9 pm with its juried marketplace of makers, artists and designers in this free, festive, family event. You’ll find beautiful handcrafted gifts at the Medfield Public Library, United Church of Christ and Zullo Gallery; and MEMO’s tree lighting and “Joy to the World” singing contest at Baxter Park. The Holiday Stroll draws 2,000 people to Medfield’s downtown each December and includes food trucks, a decorated fire truck, carolers, and photos with Santa. Businesses open their doors and serve hot chocolate or cider including Be Charmed, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Brothers Marketplace, Butterfly Tree, Capsule Lifestyle, Chop Shop (shave Santa’s beard!), Holistic Wellness, Hurley-Testa, Mitchell Construction Group, and Needham Bank. There are two new events to visit. Medfield TV will transform their studio into a beautiful winter wonderland scene set up for fun photo ops, video tricks and unique activities only Medfield TV can provide. Masary Studios of Boston will bring their large-scale, interactive video projection “Figuration” to the front of Town Hall where your silhouette becomes part of the show. Come see what you can create.

Community & Celebrations

Medfield Holiday Stroll

12.06.19 at 4:00 PM
Downtown Medfield
GPS coordinate 468 Main Street
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FREE admission and parking nearby

The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) announces its 5th annual Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6, 2019 from 4 – 9 pm. This is a festive family event that takes place at twenty venues along Main Street (Route 109), Spring Street (Route 27), and North Street. Included are 40 juried artisans at three 3 main locations, food vendors, NEW interactive video projection, carolers and M.E.M.O.’s outdoor tree lighting ceremony. All events are within walking distance, FREE admission and parking nearby. For more information visit https://medfieldculture.org/holiday-stroll-2019/

Arts & Culture

Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band Fall Concert

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

Cercie Miller, Director Celebrate jazz this fall with the Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band, featuring the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and more! The Wellesley BlueJazz Big band performs new and classic jazz repertoire with a fresh take, featuring dynamic ensemble passages, big band shouts, and spirited soloists. Directed by saxophonist Cercie Miller. Refreshments to follow. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Image Caption: Wellesley College BlueJazz Ensemble.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Adults

12.06.19 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: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Arts & Culture

Film: Brother Azari

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

Brother Azari is a film-memoir of Azari Plisetsky, brother of the great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, pedagogue and choreographer. He has lived his life in the shadow of his renowned sister. The film discloses Azari Plistesky’s own enormous talent as a ballet dancer, teacher, and founder of a ballet school in Cuba. Plisetsky reminisces about working with Maurice Béjart, about his sister Maya, and the art scene in Moscow during the “Thaw” of the 1960s. Unique home videos from the Plisetsky family's personal archive form the basis of this film. Festival curator Marina Adamovich will introduce the film and lead a discussion.

Community & Celebrations

Russian Holiday Tree Traditions & Soviet New Year’s Ornaments

12.07.19 at 3:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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free with admission

A tree lighting & talk by Masha Goncharova from St. Petersburg, Russia, with tea and refreshments Saturday, December 7, 3:00 pm, Free with admission, RSVP by calling the Museum: 978.598.5000, or email info@museumofrussianicons.org Join us for the first glimpse of a traditional Russian New Year’s tree, decorated by designer Masha Goncharova. Masha will give a talk about unusual ornaments from Russia, and demonstrate how to decorate your own holiday tree the Russian way. Traditional Russian tea and assorted sweets reminiscent of the USSR New Year’s holidays will be served.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Families

12.07.19 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 $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9n

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Arts & Culture

Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble

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

Kera Washington, Director Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble performs the folkloric music and dance of Africa, as it exists today throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, particularly in Haiti, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Brazil. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Arts & Culture

The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Holiday Concert

12.08.19 at 12:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Margaret Angelini, Director Ring in the most wonderful time of year with music, decorations, and sweets. Listen from the Academic Quad or 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. Galen Tower is open to community members with Wellesley College ID. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

Arts & Culture

Christmas Tree Nesting Doll Workshop

12.08.19 at 1:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $30, Nonmembers $35

Treat yourself for the holidays, or create a special gift for someone. Join docent and teacher Larissa Dyan for this fun and festive Christmas tree matryoshka (nesting doll) workshop, where you will hear the story of the Russian nesting doll and create your own three-piece set featuring a Christmas tree, Santa, and snowman. All materials provided. For adults and children 9+. Limited to 20 participants, registration required by Tuesday, December 3.

Arts & Culture

Christmas Vespers at Wellesley College

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

The Wellesley College Choral Program Directed by Lisa Graham, Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program The Choral Music Program and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life present an evening of candlelight, music, readings, and carols. A longstanding Wellesley tradition, Christmas Vespers heralds the arrival of the holiday season in the beautiful setting of Houghton Chapel. For more information, please contact: ORSL@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Music Department.

Arts & Culture

Babson Music Collective Fall Concert

12.09.19 at 7:00 PM - Babson College
231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA
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FREE

The Babson Music Collective is a student band dedicated to playing jazz, as well as other popular forms of music. The band reflects the unique make-up of the Babson community, highlighting each member’s talents and interests. With improvisation and spontaneity at the core of the music, no two performances will be the same!

Food & Drink

Nature On Tap...A Mighty Wind-Birds and Offshore Wind Power

12.11.19 at 6:30 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; $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. Federal and state agencies are expanding offshore wind development in New England and south along the east coast. While increasing wind power in New England will be an important part of a carbon-reducing plan, wind turbines—particularly turbines placed offshore—will have unknown impacts on birds and other wildlife. In this presentation Joan Walsh will describe the current planned offshore wind projects for Massachusetts and how Mass Audubon is working with partners to protect birds while supporting a greener energy future. Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Conservation Science Department host this informal series. This event is also co-sponsored by Jack's Abby.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon and Meteors for Adults

12.13.19 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: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon and Meteors for Families

12.14.19 at 7:00 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/ $16 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9n

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Community & Celebrations

Brunch with Santa

12.15.19 at 10:00 AM - Crowne Plaza: The Verve-Natick
1360 Worcester St, Natick, MA
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Naughty or Nice? Santa will be landing at The VERVE Sunday, December 15th to visit with children and children at heart. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tell him your wishes for Christmas morning Take a Photo with the Jolly Old Man Enjoy Story Time with Santa and his elf And, most importantly make memories and build new traditions! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brunch features: Chocolate Croissants Fruit Salad and Salad Bar Omelet Station Hot Station with eggs, bacon, sausage, Carrot Ginger Bisque Kid friendly foods (Chicken Fingers, Tater Tots, Cheddar Crusted Mac ‘n’ Cheese) and Waffle Bar! Sweets Table complete with Gingerbread Men, Candy Canes and a Hot Cocoa Bar! View the Full Menu Here >> https://business.facebook.com/notes/verve-crowne-plaza/brunch-with-santa-at-the-verve/2418796284832580/

Arts & Culture

Annual Winter Concert with piano virtuoso Ivan Gusev

12.15.19 at 2:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $25, Nonmembers $35

This year’s annual winter concert features the talented and brilliant concert pianist Ivan Gusev. In his first full-length performance at the Museum, Gusev presents an all-Russian program featuring Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky’s ten-piece suite, "Pictures at an Exhibition." Born in Kazakhstan, he spent his early childhood there before his parents relocated to a small town near Moscow, Russia to continue his musical training. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory and Mannes School of Music in New York, Gusev very naturally combines different performing traditions in his performances. As musicologist Prof. Allan Evan once described, “he is a profound, genuine musician who makes each note live and transports you to another existence.” In November 2018 he performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to a sold-out audience. This concert is presented with support from Sound Ways, Inc. and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Performance includes a brief intermission.

Arts & Culture

Wellesley College Theatre Studies 2019 Showcase

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

See the combined efforts of students from many of the Theatre Studies fall courses, highlighting the collaborative work of student actors, playwrights, and designers. For more information, please contact: Kate Svirsky 781-283-2678 Generously supported by: the Ruth Nagel Jones Fund.

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Adults

01.04.20 at 7:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
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Adults: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Food & Drink

Nature On Tap...Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Nature

01.08.20 at 6:30 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; $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. Nature based solutions involve actions that work with and enhance nature to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These solutions also often provide co-benefits for the economy, human health, and biodiversity. Join us for an overview of nature based solutions and some examples of the important role they play in communities throughout our region. 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

Peter Baehr: “Intelligent” Liberalism, The Affirmations and Antipathies of Rebecca West

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

Over a life that spanned two centuries and seventy-one years of literary production, Rebecca West (1892-1983) was an author of remarkable versatility. Today she is most often recalled for her novels, short stories, literary criticism and autobiographically laced travelogues. But Rebecca West was also a political writer of astonishing verve: resourceful, combative and impelled by a strong sense of responsibility for the commonweal. In this talk Peter Baehr describes Rebecca West’s distinctive brand of liberalism. It was marked by a series of affirmations and negations: individualism against conformism, freedom against censorship, responsibility against immaturity, decency against gratuitousness, and empathy against incredulity. The talk approaches West’s peculiar brand of liberalism not as an abstract philosophy in the mode of Martha Nussbaum, Jürgen Habermas, or John Rawls, but as a set of ideas forged in oppositional encounters with movements, and currents of thought, she considered fatal to a free society: nihilism, Communism, and imperialism. “It is never possible,” West wrote in 1951, “to serve the interests of liberalism by believing that which is false to be true.” Liberalism was “intelligent” to the degree it was truthful against all pressures of ideology and special pleading. Peter Baehr is a research professor in social theory at Lingnan University, Hong Kong who teaches and writes mainly in the areas of social and political thought. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2000, he worked at universities in Canada and Britain. Baehr’s work has been translated into 10 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian. His books include The Unmasking Style in Social Theory (2019), Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences (2010), and Caesar and the Fading of the Roman World (1998).

Arts & Culture

Symphony Pro Musica: "What Love Tells Me"

02.02.20 at 3:30 PM - St. Mark's School Performing Arts Center
31 Marlboro Road, Southborough
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$25, $20 Seniors, free to high school and younger

The Symphony Pro Musica, under the direction of conductor Mark Churchill will present "What Love Tells Me', a performance of Mahler's monumental Third Symphony.

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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