Waltham, MA - Community Calendar archives


January 7
4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Philosophy: How Systematic Knowledge and Simple Practice Can Change One's Life for the Better
An introductory lecture free and open to the public at the Philosophy Foundation, 28 Worcester Lane (off Piety Corner), Waltham on Sunday, January 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Philosophy Foundation Waltham Winter Term 2001 evening courses begin the week of January 8, 2001from 7:00 to 9:30 PM:
     Connecting:  Effective Communication  - Monday, January 8
     Consciousness:  Wakefulness and Identity - Wednesday, January 10
     Philosophy as a Way of Life -  Wednesday, January 10
     Initiation into Meditation - Wednesday, January 10
     Power of Attention:  Living in the Present - Thursday, January 11
     Escaping the Matrix:  The Upanishads - Thursday January 11
$75.00 per course. Courses meet for six consecutive weeks. A second round of courses begins the week February 19, 2001. Philosophy is also offered in Boston at the First and Second Church, 66 Marlborough Street in Back Bay. Please check the website at philosophyfoundation.org for more detailed information or call 800-423-4553 to register.
April 1
3:00 to 5:00 PM.
Music for Music concert
The Philosophy Foundation is having a concert called Music for Music at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham on Sunday April 1 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Due to limited seating, advance seat registration is requested by calling 1-800-423-4553.

The musical program includes Schubert, Handel, Mozart, Telemann, Bach, Pergolesi - both the Choir and instrumentalists from The Philosophy Foundation. Music for Music is open to the public and free of charge. There is a post-concert champagne buffet supper at The Philosophy Foundation, 28 Worcester Lane, Waltham. Tickets for the buffet are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and seniors.

All proceeds go towards the purchase of a new piano for the Foundation. For more information, please visit www.philosophyfoundation.org or to purchase a ticket call 800-423-4553.

Also, new evening classes in Philosophy are beginning the week of April 9 at 7:00 PM. Please call 1-800-423-4553 for registration and course selections or visit the website philosophyfoundation.org

May 5
6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Benefit concert for Waltham FIelds Community Farm
Features food, live music by Vaguely Familiar, dancing.

Could it be? Is Vaguely Familiar playing?

Yes it is TRUE! Vaguely Familiar is playing some tunes on Saturday May 5th, 2001. That is Cinco de Mayo in case you were wondering.

And what is the event?

The event is a benefit concert for Waltham FIelds Community Farm, including a pot luck dinner, to celebrate spring!

When is it?

The doors open at 6:00 PM for pot luck dinner. Music starts at 7ish. We dance till at least 10 PM.

Where is the event?

The event is taking place at the UMass Agriculture Extension land located at 240 Beaver Street in Waltham, MA, in the main brick building (can't miss it). There is PLENTY of parking.

What does it cost?

Adults $20, children $5, and $5 off if you bring something for the pot luck! Don't forget to bring your family and friends!

What is Waltham Fields Community Farm?

Waltham FIelds Community Farm is a multipurpose farm. It grows lots of food that is given away to food shelters in the Boston area. It provides for children from the inner city a place to come to see a working farm. The farm is a non-profit and survives by selling produce at farmer's markets in the Boston area, by selling shares of food, and by donations from generous people such as yourself when you come to party and dance at this benefit event. Waltham Fields is such a great cause that even Vaguely Familiar is donating their musical efforts for the benefit. Check out http://www.communityfarms.org/.

Wait... Who is Vaguely Familiar?

Vaguely Familiar is a 5 piece band with guitar, keyboards, sax, base guitar, and drums. We play blues, rock, reggae, ska, swing. We like to keep people dancing.

What else is happening at the event?

There will be a Silent Auction -- Restaurants, Movies, Services, Books, etc. And a Farm photo exhibit, too.

Any other questions?

Just write to Dan Melnechuk at isis@isisdesign.com

See ya there!

Concerts on the Common, 20th Anniversary Season

June 26Air Force Band of Liberty - Pops Concert
July 3No Concert because of July 4th
July 10Rained out
July 17Reminisants - 50's & 60's music (Sponsored by Charter Bank)
July 24Silver Bullet Swing Orchestra Swing & Big Band (Sponsored by Medford Savings Band and Thermo Electron Fnd.)
July 31John Penny Band featuring Jilly Martin - Standard Country
August 7Waltham American Legion Band - Pops Concert (Sponsored by the Chateau Restaurant) Also Waltham Police Department National Night Out Against Crime
August 14Bob Bachelder's Totem Pole Orchestra - Big Band & Swing (Sponsored by Waltham Services)
August 21No Concert
August 28Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra - Pops Concert (Sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank)

All concerts start at 7:30pm. In case of rain concerts will be made-up as stated above. If the weather is threatening or if there is concern about a concert being canceled by call 781-893-ARTS. For further information call 781-891-3740 or 781-893-ARTS..

September 9

WALTHAM, MA - On Sunday, September 9, 2001, a group of talented local chef- riders will embark on a 125 mile benefit motorcycle run through Worcester County to help fight hunger. Participating chefs include Lawrence Parks of Restaurant Blu, Jason Santos of Tremont 647, Peter Dockendorf of the Hill Tavern and Jae Chung of Jae's along with up to 200 fellow motorcycle enthusiasts.

Each chef is raising a minimum of $40.00 in sponsorships to participate. The event is open to all motorcyclists; the participation fee for non-chef riders is also $40.00. The public is invited to join the riders at Jake & Earl's in Waltham for a barbecue following the ride; tickets are $25.00. All monies will go to Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline program in Massachusetts. For information on riding with the chefs, sponsoring a chef and the barbecue, contact Erica Vogelei at Operation Frontline, 617.267.5828.

The day starts at 9:00AM in Hudson's Roller Kingdom parking lot with registration, sponsorship collection and refreshments provided by Bread & Circus WholeFoods Market. At 10:00AM, the riders will leave Hudson, wind their way along to Winchendon and back through Acton, arriving in Waltham about 3 hours later. At 1:00PM bikers, and others joining in the fight against hunger, will gather in the parking lot behind Jake & Earl's Dixie Roadhouse on Moody Street in Waltham for a barbecue, live music, bike games and more. While the barbecue is being hosted by Jake & Earl's, many non-motorcycle riding local chefs, including Paul Sussman of Macondo, Steve Zimei and AJ Alicambro of the Federalist and Dave Perrier of Trio will contribute their culinary talents.

Chef Lawrence Parks of the soon-to-open Restaurant Blu is the inspiration behind the ride. An avid rider and dedicated volunteer for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, Parks explains, "I had a few reasons for wanting to do Ride with the Chefs. Because I ride - and it turns out there are a bunch of us in Boston who ride. Also I wanted to do something for Operation Frontline, and it's nice to do something other than cook. And most important is that we're pulling in people who would not necessarily be involved with this program. We're getting people who aren't chefs."

About Operation Frontline Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, nationally sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc., is a national nutrition education program targeting hunger at its roots. Volunteer chefs and nutritionists teach people at risk of hunger the skills they need to choose and prepare healthful foods while living on a low-income budget. Since coming to Massachusetts in 1994, Operation Frontline has reached more than 7,000 children and adults at-risk of hunger through its nutrition classes and health fairs. More than 100 chefs, including many of the ones participating in the ride, have volunteered their time to teach these classes.

For more information on how to participate in the ride or BBQ, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Vogelei at 617/267-5828 or e-mail evogelei@ofl.org. For more information about Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, or to set up an interview with a participating chef, please contact Jennifer Shea at 617/267-7181, e-mail jshea@ofl.org. or visit www.strength.org/ma_operationfrontline.htm.

September 14
Candlelight Peace Vigil - Waltham Common. Click here for details.
September 22
Farmers Market Yard Sale Benefit for the market - The public can donate items to be sold at the market, in which case all proceeds will go to the market, or donate $20 for a table (which you must bring), and keep the proceeds. Call 781-893-5754 for sign up or questions. Waltham Farmers Market 2001.
October 16
Candidates' Nights The Waltham Cable Channel, the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and the Waltham League of Women Voters sponsor two candidates' nights, one on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 for the Councillor-at-large candidates, and one on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 for the School Committee candidates. Each will take place in the Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham Senior High School, 617 Lexington Street in Waltham at 7:30PM. Call Georgie Hallock at 781-899-7712 for further information.
October 24
Candidates' Night The Waltham Cable Channel, the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and the Waltham League of Women Voters sponsor a candidates' night on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 for the School Committee candidates. It will take place in the Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham Senior High School, 617 Lexington Street in Waltham at 7:30PM. Call Georgie Hallock at 781-899-7712 for further information.
October 27
Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association-Founding Chapter's Fall Fair 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM John F. Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington Street, Waltham $1.00 (children 10 and under free) Cash and Carry Only! Sale of gently-used children's clothing, toys, bedding and equipment. For more information, contact 781-646-TWIN or http://www.mmota.org/events.htm
Saturday & Sunday
November 3 & 4
Open Studios 2001 at Waltham Mill Artists Association
12 - 5 each day.
November 14
Small Business in Turmoil: How the Rules Are Changing 4:30pm - 7:00pm Local business leaders will gather on Wednesday, November 14th at Bentley College for a town meeting style forum on the issues business people are grappling with in the wake of the economic downturn that has been hastened by the terrorist attack of September 11th.
Co-sponsored by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) and the Bentley College Center for Entrepreneurship (BCCE), the forum, entitled Small Business in Turmoil: How the Rules Are Changing, will provide local business people with an opportunity to share their concerns and seek answers about the deteriorating business climate. A panel of invited leaders will speak on related topics, while the town meeting format will emphasize input and involvement from the participants. Topics expected to be addressed by panelists and participants include: the challenges of leadership when uncertainty reigns, the entrepreneurial opportunities that present themselves because of this change in the business environment, and practical ideas for sustaining businesses in trying times; as well as the current future availability and cost of credit, and the role of government in the business community.
Town meeting will be moderated by George Gendron- Editor-In-Chief, Inc. Magazine. Boston, MA Participants will engage in an interactive dialogue with a panel that includes: Kathy Bradbury- Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank. Boston, MA Elizabeth F. Ames- Cabinet Director of Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Jack Derby- President, Derby Management. Boston, MA Jeffrey Shuman, Ph.D.-Professor and Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Bentley College in Waltham, MA and Founder and CEO The Rhythm of Business. Newton,MA
This community of business leaders is coming together to help shape future discussion about the issues important to local business as normalcy in business is redefined. There is no fee for the program but participants are asked to pre-register by calling SBANE at 617-890-9070 or visiting the website, www.sbane.org. The program will be held at the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center, Bentley College, 175 Forest Street, Waltham at 4:30pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2001. Directions are also available on the website, www.bentley.edu. Let your voice be heard and come away with ideas you can immediately put into action!
November 20
Asking Why: Background to the Afghan Crisis 7 pm, Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall, 735 Main Street. Professor Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Asian American Studies Department, College of Public and Community Service, UMass Boston. Free, wheelchair-accessible, refreshments will be served. Presented by Waltham Concerned Citizens. For more information, call 781-893-0361.
November 23
Connie Dover and Roger Landes 8:00 PM, JFK Middle School, 655 Lexington Street. Produced by Music for Robin - 501(c)(3) non profit. General admission: advance $17.00, Door: $20.00, Reserved: $25.00. Info: 781-862-7837 or http://music-for-robin.org/.
"Connie Dover is the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez. Her soprano is shimmeringly pure, her phrasing pristine, her evocations of ancient Anglo-Scottish, Irish, and American cowboy ballads melodically exquisite and utterly believable"
Scott Alarik, Boston Globe music critic
November 27
Civil Liberties and Security 7 pm, Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall, 735 Main Street. Nancy Murray, Director, Bill of Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Massachusetts. Free, wheelchair-accessible, refreshments will be served. Presented by Waltham Concerned Citizens. For more information, call 781-893-0361.
December 4
Alternatives to Violence 7 pm, Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall, 735 Main Street. Joseph Gerson, Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program, American Friends Service Committee, New England. Free, wheelchair-accessible, refreshments will be served. Presented by Waltham Concerned Citizens. For more information, call 781-893-0361.
October 21, November 25, December 16
Sunday Bingo Games Come and have some fun and support a good cause! All proceeds go directly to our teachers. Games start 1:00 PM, doors open at 11:00 AM. Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted School, 920 Trapelo Road. 781-894-3481.

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