Waltham, MA - Community Calendar

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Thursday, January 17
An Evening With Noam Chomsky Landmark Embassy Theater, 16 Pine Street Sponsored by our favorite bookstore, Back Pages Books, the program is a discussion between Back Pages Books' owner Alex Green and the world-renowned activist, linguist, and scholar.  Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by e-mailing (please provide name, phone, and # of tickets requested) tickets@backpagesbooks.com or calling (781) 788-9988.  Back Pages Books is located at  289 Moody Street.
Saturday, January 20
Screening of 'King Corn' & WFCF Annual Meeting Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street Join Waltham Fields Community Farm for a screening of this provocative film about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. The film will be followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers about the movie and how it relates to local farming in this area of the country. Our annual meeting and election of board of directors begins at 1:30 and is open to our members. The film screening is open to the public.  More info: www.communityfarms.org  781-899-2403
Wednesday, Jan 30
"Who Decides: A Program With Waltham's Land-Use Decisionmakers" Government Center, 119 School Street, Waltham The program will feature representatives from the local boards and commissions that make decisions impacting land use. Invited boards are Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission and Board of Survey and Planning. The program is being presented by the Waltham Land Trust, the League of Women Voters and Waltham Council of Neighborhood Advocates (WCONA).  Free and open to the public. Questions encouraged!  Contact Inge Uhlir, iuhlir@walthamlandtrust.org   781-893-3355
Friday, February 22
Mardi Gras Party Join Blaine/Empire Cosmetology School for an evening of fun, music, DJ and dancing! Fundraiser for students. Wear your Mardi Gras colors, Purple, Green or Gold! Wear a Mask, Costume, Hat, Beads or whatever you like! Make-up your Face/ Dress up your Hair admission $6.00 Laugh and have a jazzy time! Invite your closest friends! Moose Club, Spruce St.
Thursday, March 6
5:30 - 6:30pm
WATCH Open House with new Director The Waltham Alliance to Create Housing (WATCH) community development corporation will hold an Open House for all community members on in its offices at 517 Mood Street. Light refreshments will be served. The Open House will provide all members of the Waltham community with an opportunity to learn about WATCH's latest work directly from the organization's board and staff members. WATCH builds, preserves, and promotes affordable housing and enhances economic opportunities, civic participation and leadership for families in the Waltham area. Current projects include the development of 6 affordable condominiums on Jackson Street, and the formation and support of tenants associations at Waltham's state funded public housing developments. The Open House will also allow community members to meet the organization's new Executive Director, Erica Schwarz, who served as WATCH's Community Organizer from 2001 - 2006. Questions can be directed to Darline Raymond Jeanniton at 781-891-6689 x206 or to darline@watchcdc.org.
Sunday, April 6
Book Reading Waltham author Jennifer Pelland will be reading from her new short fiction collection Unwelcome Bodies at Back Pages Books. The collection contains her story "Captive Girl," which is a current Nebula Award finalist, along with ten other stories.
Sunday, April 13
Spring Cleaning - Land Stewardship Day Sponsored by Waltham Land Trust. There will be opportunities to work at three different sites: Chester Brook Trail, Hardy Pond, and the Paine Estate.
Wednesday, April 16
6:00pm to 9:00pm
WATCH CDC's 20th Anniversary Gala & Annual Meeting Sherman Function Hall at Brandeis University Hassenfeld Center Join us as we celebrate the WATCH's achievements in building and strengthening our community through history, people, music, and silent auction. Special guest speaker: Kip Tiernan, founder, Rosie's Place & Greater Boston Food Bank. For ticket, sponsorship, auction donation and other questions, contact Darline Raymond Jeanniton Darline@watchcdc.org or 781-891-6689 x206
Wednesday, April 16
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Our Lady's School Scholastic Book Fair Our Lady's School opens its Scholastic Book Fair to the public Come to the gymnasium at 920 Trapelo Rd. A great opportunity to stock up on a wide variety of excellent books for kids and grandkids! For more information, go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/ourlady.
Saturday, April 26
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup Various sites all along the river. The Cleanup involves over 2,000 volunteers helping to beautify the Charles River, picking up trash and cleaning the riverbanks at over 40 sites from Dover to Boston. If you'd like to organize a group to volunteer, or volunteer yourself, please visit www.charlesriver.org/cleanup.html
Saturday, April 26
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Hovey House Yard Sale 315 Crescent Street, Waltham. Rain date May 17th. Furniture, lots of clothing, household items, books, jewelry
Saturday, May 10
5:00pm to 12:00am
Our Lady's School A Night on the Town, Live and Silent Auction Join us for an exciting evening to support Our Lady's School in Waltham. The many items up for bid this year include hotel stays, restaurant certificates as well as wonderful trips at bargain prices. There is something for everyone. Enjoy a sit down dinner and dancing. Ticket price includes admission, appetizers, dinner, dessert and entertainment. Call 781-899-0353 for tickets Visit us at www.ourladyschool.org/ 920 Trapelo Road
Saturday, May 31
10:00am to 6:30pm
Seventh Annual 'Hunt to Cure MS' Scavenger Hunt Anyone can participate in a scavenger hunt. That's why we do it! The Skellig, 240 Moody St. Waltham, MA 02453 To raise money and awareness for the Accelerated Cure Project and to have fun. Dress: Anything legal Cost: Each team of 3-5 people must raise a minimum of $300 per team member in sponsorships. Each team will have its own fundraising webpage where it can post pictures and messages to friends and supporters. Agenda: 10:00 - Check in 10:30 - Rules & Kickoff 11:00 - 4:00: The Hunt 4:00 - 6:30: Judging, Awards, & After Party http://www.acceleratedcure.org/events/eventpages/20080531_hunt.php
Saturday, June 14
9:30am to 2:30pm
Waltham Farmers Market Opening Day at One Moody Street, rain or shine!
Saturday, June 21
Fundraiser concert for Waltham Fields Community Farm A fundraiser concert for Waltham Fields Community Farm will be performed by the Family Folk Chorale outdoors at the farm, 240 Beaver Street. Celebrate the summer solstice by showing your support for your local farm! You and your family are invited to come and sing along with this intergenerational chorale as it performs a nature-oriented set of folk songs ranging from Neil Young's "Mother Earth" to a parody of Dave Mallet's "Garden Song." People are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and sun protection. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the on-site auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids, with a discount for members of the farm. For more information about the concert and to buy tickets, go to www. familyfolkchorale.org or call Nina at 617-731-2234.

On-going events


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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Created: January 2009. Updated: 1 January 2009 ...always under construction!