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Today is December 10, 2016

Uxbridge, MA 01569

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Yo-yo
    - As three-time Guiness World Record Holders, this husband and wife duo know how to impress a crowd with their yo-yo feats. The couple brings back the nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazes you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. You'll see yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping with hula hoops and unicycles. As seen on David Letterman, the pair also holds a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title and have performed in over 25 countries.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, guitar; holiday
    - Paul Richards (Los Angeles), Bert Lams (Belgium) and Hideyo Moriya (Tokyo), three wise men (from distant lands) with guitars, are gassing up the reindeer for their first North American Holiday Tour!

    The California Guitar Trio kicks off a year of festivities, in celebration of 25 years of their genre–busting partnership, with this magical seasonal offering. Masters of classical compositions and classic rock, surf guitar and sonic experimentation, the California Guitar Trio trims your tree with holiday standards from around the world- timeless, as “Silent Night,” and timely, as John and Yoko’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over).” Unwrap a poignant, passionate rendition of “Greensleeves,” and a hypnotic “Carol of the Bells” which is a favorite on Pandora Radio’s Holiday Music station.

    Of course, the show features CGT’s captivating storytelling and wit, interwoven with intricate, unexpected arrangements, the hallmarks of this instrumental super-group, whose music once awakened the astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavor.

    Fans can expect favorites from California Guitar Trios’ beloved repertoire, as well as an “altogether warmhearted reckoning of Christmas carols and other pleasantries” (iTunes), with selections from their release, A Christmas Album. The recording has racked up an astounding 30 million plays on Pandora, with nearly five million in 2016 alone!

    Forget the shopping and holiday stress! Gather with family, friends and your community for some comfort and joy with a show yule always remember!
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
     
           

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, baroque music period instruments christmas
    - Christmas in the New World:
    Baroque splendor in vocal and instrumental Christmas music from archives in Mexico and Guatemala.

    December 17, 2016 at 3pm- Emmanuel Church in Boston
    December 18, 2016 at 4pm- First Unitarian in Worcester
    Emmanuel Church
    15 Newbury Street Boston MA 02116
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, singer / songwriter
    - Grammy winner, Grammy nominee, mother, activist Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs, spanning a 20+ year career. Cole has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock to Emmylou Harris; Amy Lee of Evanescence to Burt Bacharach. Her compositions have been covered by a diverse range of artists (Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee, JoJo, i.e.) and she has sold approximately 3 million albums. From the small town of Rockport, Massachusetts, Paula was raised in a musical family (her father Jim Cole was a professional bass player) with whom she and her daughter Sky remain close. As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, “This Fire”, Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit.

    This year Paula is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of This Fire, the double-platinum album, released on Warner Bros Records in 1996, her sophomore effort, entirely self-produced. It garnered two breakout Billboard charting hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait,” This Fire was nominated for seven awards at the 40th Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Cole was also nominated for Producer of the Year (the first woman in Grammy history to be solely nominated as Best Producer) and won the Grammy award for Best New Artist. She will be performing “This Fire” in its entirety this year at select performances.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, baroque music period instruments christmas
    - Christmas in the New World:
    Baroque splendor in vocal and instrumental Christmas music from archives in Mexico and Guatemala.

    December 17, 2016 at 3pm- Emmanuel Church in Boston
    December 18, 2016 at 4pm- First Unitarian in Worcester
    First Unitarian
    90 Main Street Worcester MA 01608
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, singer / songwriter
    - Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony is a loose collaboration of Boston-based musicians (with some notable Canadian exceptions) organized by veteran singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball, who celebrate the holiday season with an annual performance of sacred, secular and pop music at Club Passim in Cambridge. Wielding fiddles, cellos, ukes, guitars and glockenspiels, this ensemble re-envisions the sounds of the season by reharmonizing classic songs, reinterpreting pop tunes, composing new songs for the season and bringing unknown pop gems to the lexicon of holiday-ish music.

    From Sinatra to Tchaikovsky, Isaac Watts to Ana Egge, this beautifully eclectic mix of sacred and secular music inspires a reinvention of the holiday experience; one where minor keys are just as familiar as major and the season's darkness as deep as it's festive lights are welcoming.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.
     
           

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.
     
           

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, blues
    - A Grammy-nominated blues legend, Duke Robillard has worked with the likes of Tom Waits, Roomful of Blues, and Bob Dylan. He’s known for his amazing guitar work, powerful songwriting, skillful session talent, and as a one-man cheering section for all things blues. Backed by his band, Robillard takes the soul of blues music and amplifies it to the point where the audience feels the raw emotion in every riff and note.

    The Acoustic Blues and Roots of Duke Robillard was named "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" for the 2016 Blues Music Awards and #45 of the 50 best blues albums of 2015 by Living Blues Magazine.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, dogs
    - Sit! Stay! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, at Disneyland, the Big Apple Circus, and even The White House. This is a show for the whole family and dog lover in all of us.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, rock / pop
    - It was 1977 when Inky Fair, Tom Yates, and Doug Betschart started performing weekly at a spooky little mansion in Framingham called Timothy's Spirits Company- and five years later they were still "packing the house" to a dedicated following.

    With an unusual combination of bass pedals, drums, organs, and guitars they perform originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from David Bowie to Genesis, Pure Prairie League to Frank Zappa, Hendrix to Neil Young.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, rock / pop
    - The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
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