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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography, camera club
    - Let's say you traveled a great distance to some amazing landscape. But it's cloudy. Or raining. Or the light is just blah. Suddenly a busload of tourists starts swarming over the place like ants on ice cream. Now what? Or maybe you just want a fresh approach to shooting your local park, woods or beach. Creative Landscape Photography offers strategies and techniques that might help. It presents ideas on how to approach a scene, view it with fresh eyes, discover its creative potential and produce an expressive image. Topics include the elements of design and how to use them in "seeing" a scene and composing your images; the creative use of depth of field, shutter speed and motion; and simple editing techniques using Photoshop and/or Elements to give your images added dimension and finish.

    John Tunney is a fine-art photographer and photo educator. Working mostly with coastal subjects, John Tunney creates simple but compelling compositions that range from impressionistic land and seascapes to still lifes, abstracts and creative portraits of jellyfish and other sea life. He prints his own work using archival art papers and pigment inks, creating images that often have a look and feel similar to paintings and mono prints. The results have met with both popular and critical success.

    As a photography educator, he’s been leading tours, classes and workshops on Cape Cod and elsewhere for more than 10 years. A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Association, he developed educational programs for the organization and helped found and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference. Visit his website at: click for details
    St. Andrews Church
    3 Maple Street Framingham MA 01701
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 5:20 PM, EST
     
           

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Schools and Education, volunteer, special education, parent, education, community, mental health
    - Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

    Are you interested in supporting students in your community?
    You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

    SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complains or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

    RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout Massachusetts where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. For more information or to register, visit our website at click for details or call 617-399-8342.

    Registration is required.
    Federation for Children with Special Needs
    The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street Suite 1M3 Boston MA 02129
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342 dhardin@fcsn.org
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Harvard MA, meditation, community
    - Seven-Path Meditation
    Every Thursday starting on September 14, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    Harvard UU Church Fellowship Hall, 7 Elm Street, Harvard MA
    **use tones and mantras to heal and refresh the seven main chakra centers**
    Free (donations accepted)
    Contact: dre@uuharvard.org
    Harvard UU Church Fellowship Building
    7 Elm Street Harvard MA 01451
    Daniel Payne dre@uuharvard.org
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, classical
    - 25-year-old French oboist Olivier Stankiewicz has been praised for his “astounding technique, rich sound, and mature artistry” (ResMusica). This season, he makes his New York debut and Washington, DC debut in the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert on the Young Concert Artists Series, where he’ll premiere a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence Tonia Ko. His U.S. debut tour also includes performances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Port Washington Library, and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He also debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall, and performs with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse and the Faust Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his solo career, he holds the position of Principal Oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra and is Professor of Oboe at the Royal College of Music in London.

    He recently performed the world premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s oboe concerto Nur with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev. He has also appeared as soloist with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie in Belgium, the Gunma Symphony in Japan, the Tokyo Sinfonietta in Japan, the Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Furians in France, and Ensemble des Possibles in France.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, adult, birding, animals, wildlife, watch, fall, migration, outdoor, owl, night
    - Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join the adventure as we explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident great horned, screech & barred owls.
    Instructions and Directions:
    This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adults, creative, seniors, watercolors, painting, art, nature, explore, fun, cla
    - Explore alternative watercolor techniques such as sgraffito (scraping), adding ink, and other tricks to push the boundaries of conventional watercolor painting. Small class size for individual attention. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

    Sarah Alexander is an award winning artist and core member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery. Her work has been published in North Light Books: Incite: The Best of Mixed Media, Incite 2: Color Passions, and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Kids, family, animals, walk, guided walk, outside, nature, tracks, winter, snow, fun
    - Have you wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature, track
    - Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Kids, family, birding, bird, owls, owl, walk, guided walk, outside, nature, fun, kids,
    - 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 to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat. We will explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program is for ages 6 and up and includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - By George Stevens Jr.
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport


    " A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference" - Broadway World

    Thurgood spans Justice Thurgood Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education, and a remarkable tribute to Marchall's enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.



    "Thurgood Marshall is the Civil Rights Movement's unsung hero. His nomination to the Supreme Court literally changed America. Looking to the future sometimes means revisiting the past. By doing this play, I hope to remind, maybe even forewarn people that the politics of our country and the laws governing our nation, based on the Constitution of the United States, apply to, and protect all Americans. Not just the rich, not just the privileged, and certainly not just the interests of certain individuals. Thurgood gives us hope and the assurance that one man can make a difference!"

    - Actor Johnny Lee Davenpor
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 10:00am | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, snowshoe, nature, track
    - Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winter day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!
    Instructions and Directions:
    Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, camera, photography, art, nature, explore, fun, creative, class, landscape, slr,
    - Not sure the best shutter speed to choose? Want to perfect the use of depth of field to enhance your photos? Learn how to take your photography to the next level using your camera's manual settings. We will use various lighting levels and still and moving subjects to allow for multiple shooting scenarios.

    A great way to prepare for upcoming winter vacations! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

    About the instructor: An experienced wildlife photographer, Joy has been teaching photography programs at Broadmoor for the past 11 years including a variety of both indoor and outdoor classes.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, nature, education
    - On Sunday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 pm, the Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program of the Umbrella Community Arts Center presents a Wild Walk.
    Join survivalist Tim Swanson in Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Hallenbeck Land to learn the art of winter survival: what to eat, how to stay warm, and how to stay dry. You'll learn to use a bow drill and other tools to start a fire. In addition, learn to make cordage from natural fibers -- the ancient form of duct tape that comes in handy in any situation.
    Location: Concord Land Conservation Trust Hallenbeck Land on Lowell Road. Please park along Indian Spring Road and meet at the trail head on Lowell Road between #857 and #887. This event is co-sponsored by the Concord Land Conservation Trust. To register, go to click for details and click on Arts and Environment. Cost: $5/person; $10/family.
    Hallenbeck Land
    Lowell Road Concord MA 01742
    Nancy Lippe 9783710820x213 nancy@theumbrellaarts.org
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

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