Waltham, MA - Community Calendar

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Monday, January 1 2nd Annual New Year's Day Hike at Prospect Hill Park Join the tradition! Welcome in the New Year with an invigorating hike to Boston Rock in Prospect Hill Park. Warm up with hot chocolate and other refreshments at the summit before the return hike. Meet at the South Entrance to Prospect Hill park, 11 AM January 1st, 2007! Waltham Land Trust.
Sunday, January 14th Temple Beth Israel Coffeehouse presents BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways BJ has been a mainstay of the blues and roots scene in New England for over 30 years. His lineup in Driving Sideways includes Bobby Gus on Lead/Slide/ Rhythm guitar and back-up vocals, Laird Nelson on keyboard, Mark "the Shark" Siebel on Tenor Sax/ Clarinet and vocals, Tom Yates on Bass and vocals, and Mike Avery on Drums and percussion. Together they perform swing blues, country boogie, jazz, rhythm and soul that' s guaranteed to get you up and dancing. The Coffeehouse is located at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Steet, Waltham MA 02453. Doors open at 6:30, admission is $10 and refreshments will be available. For more information please call Marsha at 781-893-5754, or email Marilyn at redhawklane@aol.com.
Thursday, March 29
7pm to 9pm
Discussion: Future of Fernald and Surplus State Properties Waltham Library Lecture Hall (735 Main Street)
The Fernald Working Group, an affiliation of Waltham organizations, will be holding a meeting concerning proposed state legislation that would affect the Fernald School campus, nearly 200 acres of state owned land in North Waltham. It is anticipated that parts the Fernald School land may be declared surplus in the near future. Current law gives the community a large voice in reusing this land. However Senator Fargo and Representative Stanley have introduced new bills in the Senate and House that could affect this local voice. This meeting will explain how Senator Fargo's Senate bill would affect surplus land legislation. For further information please contact: Steve Laferriere at WATCH 781-891-6689 x. 204. The Fernald Working Group includes members of the Waltham Land Trust, LWV of Waltham, and WATCH.
Saturday, April 14
Climate Action Rally Waltham Common, Main & Moody
The SEA committee at Brandeis is coordinating this StepItUp2007 community event in Waltham , as part of the National Day of Climate Action. Communities all around the country are holding rallies to tell Congress to take action and 'Cut Carbon 80% by 2050.' We welcome you to attend our rally on the Waltham Common. For more information check out the website at http://www.stepitup07.org/
Saturday, April 21
9am to 12pm
Charles River Cleanup
Join us and organize a group to pick up trash and clean the riverbanks! Work with your friends or co-workers, meet your neighbors, and celebrate your community. Groups will be working in Bellingham, Norfolk, Dover, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Cambridge, Boston and everywhere in between! We will provide you with cleanup supplies, refreshments, and instructions on when, where, and how you can help. To volunteer or find out more, visit www.charlesriver.org/cleanup.html or reply to this email.
Sunday, April 22
10am to 4pm
WALTHAM EARTH DAY 2007 240 & 265 Beaver Street
Waltham Earth Day 2007 will bring attention to practices, ideas and projects that are underway in and around Waltham that help sustain a healthy environment for generations to come. Explore greenhouses, gardens and trails, hands on activities, wildlife presentation, green vendors, & trolley rides. Free shuttle from the Carter Street Lot (Waltham train station) and the Central Sq. Parking Garage (Free Parking!). Twelve local organizations co-host Earth Day events at the UMass Field Station and Cedar Hill Girl Scout Campus on Beaver Street. More information available at walthamlandtrust.org/calendar-events/earth-day-2007
Tuesday, April 24
5:30pm to 8pm
WATCH Annual Meeting & Dinner First Parish, 50 Church Street
Political activist Mel King is the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of WATCH CDC, Waltham's resident-run, affordable housing, community and economic development organization. Great people, great food! Call 781 891-6689 for more info. [Note the corrected date]
Saturday, April 28
10am to 4pm
20th Annual Sheepshearing Festival Gore Place, the historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, presents its 20th Annual Sheepshearing Festival (Rain or Shine). This popular outdoor, fund-raising event takes place over several acres of the beautiful 45-acre estate. Visitors enjoy demonstrations of sheep shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving, wool-dyeing, and games. Also, there is a crafts fair with over 50 crafters, wagon rides, live music, puppeteer, Morris dancers, historic demonstrators, gardening activities with the Waltham Garden Club and farm animals.
Admission is $10. Children 12 and under and Gore Place members are FREE. AAA and WGBH discounts available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Additional charge for wagon rides and house tours. Food vendors on site. Ample free parking. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Funds raised support programs throughout the year at Gore Place.
Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street, just off Route 20 (Main Street) near the Waltham/Watertown line. By public transportation: Take the Red Line to Central Square. Take the 70 or 70A bus toward Waltham. Gore Street is 1-1/4 miles West of Watertown Square. For more information call : (781) 894-2798 or visit the museum's web site at: www.goreplace.org.
Sunday, April 29
1pm to 3pm
Acacia in Kenya AIDS, orphans and poverty in Africa. Come join us for a light lunch, and hear about what is being done about this crisis and how easy it is for YOU to make a difference! First Parish in Waltham 50 Church Street. For more information contact: Joyce Mohr at Joyceinkenya@yahoo.com or 617-335-2803.
Friday, May 4
8pm to 10:30pm
SPROUT: A Benefit for Waltham Fields Community Farm "Stonehurst" - The Paine Estate
Help support hunger relief, education programs and the preservation of the last farm in Waltham. Enjoy bluegrass music, good food & drink and a great silent auction. More info at www.communityfarms.org/sprout
Saturday, June 30th
9:00am to 12:00pm
Trail Day at Shady's Pond Conservation Area Join the Waltham Land Trust in cleaning up the City's newest green space along Trapelo Rd and Lexington St. We will also be marking and clearing a trail at Shady's Pond. Please contact Karen Patterson at kpatters@walthamlandtrust.org or 781-893-3355 for more information.
Saturday, August 25
Second Annual Mayors Doo-Wop on the Waltham common.
Saturday, October 20
9:00am - 2:00pm
Waldorf High School Benefit Yard Sale
Saturday, November 3
10:00am - 4:00pm
Craft fair Crafts, gifts, Cafe. First Parish Universalist Unitarian
Saturday, November 3
12:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 4
12:00am - 5:00pm
Waltham Mills Artists' Association 31st Annual Open Studios 144 Moody Street, Waltham MA 70 artists will open their studios to exhibit, sell and discuss works completed over the past year. Paintings, sculpture, wood-works, artists books, collages, ceramics, glass-works, prints, textiles, photography and jewelry will be on display. Enjoy screenings of our artists' films, videos, animations and multi-media, collaborative experiments plus a live performance or two, and a few other surprises! FREE EVENT! BRING THE FAMILY! FOR MORE INFORMATION: info@wmaastudios.org
November 19th
5:30pm - 9:00pm
River celebration Charles River Watershed Association, a 42-year-old nonprofit organization that protects the Charles, is hosting Boston's premier river celebration. The featured speaker will be author and photographer Tim Palmer, a conservationist who has been working for more than 30 years to protect the nation's rivers. Please join the CRWA on Monday, November 19, at the Newton Marriott Hotel from to learn more about CRWA's accomplishments at the local and regional levels in science, policy and urban restoration. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.charlesriver.org/annmeeting.html or contact Lorraine at 781-788-0007 x231 or lburke@crwa.org

On-going events


Saturdays, June 16 to November 3
9:30am to 2:30pm
Waltham Farmers Market The market, open every Saturday until November 3, in its 17th season features a concert series with the best local musicians. Visit for the best in locally produced food and crafts. Sovereign Bank parking lot at Main and Moody Streets.
Beginning Thursday, June 21 Summer Concert Series at Gore Place For details visit visit the museum's website at: www.goreplace.org.
Tuesday, July 10
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Concerts on Waltham Common Check the 2007 Waltham Arts Council Concerts on Waltham Common schedule
Thursdays & Fridays & first Wednesday of the month 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Historic House Tours Stonehurst, The Robert Treat Paine Estate 100 Robert Treat Paine Dr. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, free to Friends of Stonehurst Created by three visionaries of the Civil War generation, Stonehurst represents the optimism and cultural flowering of late 19th-century America. Architect Henry Hobson Richardson, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and housing reformer Robert Treat Paine joined forces at Stonehurst to create an ideal country home that became an icon of American architecture. Art and nature were fused to form this uniquely powerful place, surrounded by 109 acres of woodlands, meadows and trails. Learn more these three visionaries and this historic house through guided tours of Stonehurst on Thursday and Friday afternoons. The first floor of Stonehurst is wheelchair accessible and there is ample on-site parking. For more information, visit www.stonehurstwaltham.org or call 781-314-3290. Offered by The Friends of Stonehurst and the City of Waltham, Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor.

Calender links

Visit the Charles River Public Internet Center for a listing of current classes.
Every Friday night Ballroom & Latin Dance Party, SuperShag Mega Dance Complex on Moody Street
For details of Hovey Players shows, check the Hovey events page
Music For Robin sometimes presents Celtic music shows at the JFK Middle School in Waltham.
The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra performs in several concerts each year.

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