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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, surrogate, disability, special education, children and youth, advocacy, IEP
    - Volunteer to 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 the state 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. Register to attend this training or visit our website at click for details to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.  

    Registration is required.

    You can register online at click for details or contact Danielle Hardin at dhardin@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342. (PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.)
    Edesia Café (Nu Café) Conference Room
    486 Chestnut St #2 Gardner MA 01440
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342 dhardin@fcsn.org
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  • | 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

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, adult, lecture, talk, nature, wildlife, food, dinner, Africa
    - One of the least densely populated countries in the world, Namibia is located on the west coast of southern Africa, just north and west of South Africa. The dry lands of Namibia were long inhabited by native peoples, but it became a German protectorate for a time starting in 1884 giving the cities a bit of a colonial feel.

    Located between the Kalahari and Namib deserts, Namibia has the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. There are five basic areas, the Central Plateau, the Namib, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert, leading to a wide variation in plant life and wildlife. On the coast, Hector’s dolphins surf the waves, while fur seals rest on the shore. Inland, despite the wild and arid conditions, one might see the spectacular speed of a cheetah, the beautiful horns of an oryx or massive tusks of an elephant. With its remarkable natural environment, Namibia is also one of few countries in the world to specifically address conservation and protection of natural resources in its constitution. Learn about the amazing culture and nature of this wild country and how they promote sustainable natural resource management by giving communities a stake in protecting their wildlife.

    Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only (7:30pm start). Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Wednesday, January 17. Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
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  • | 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

Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Music, Concert,
    - Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, music
    -

    The number of Beatle tribute bands is probably countless, but in New England, at least, none come more highly praised, critiqued or recommended as Beatlejuice. For over 17 years Beatlejuice has been the #1 choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fix of the Fab 4.

    Faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog and on to the solo careers of the boys from Liverpool. The band has taken on a history of its own, with a talent and showmanship that go far beyond the norm.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • - Expressive Portrait Collage Workshop January 20
    Painted Textile Workshop January 27 and February 3
    Better Photos with Digital Camera Workshop January 27 and February 3

    Register here: click for details
    Danforth Art Museum \ School
    14 Vernon St. Framingham MA 01701
    Danforth Art Museum \ School 508.620.0050 info@danforthart.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

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, camera, photography, art, nature, explore, fun, creative, class, landscape, slr,
    - Are you new to the world of digital photography, or still don't feel you're getting the most from your digital camera? This workshop is designed to help you understand the features of digital cameras, and, if nature allows, use the landscape and creatures of Broadmoor to practice techniques to help improve your digital photography.

    We'll review topics such as optical and digital zoom, white balance, ISO, and resolution. In addition, we will cover proper lighting, focus, depth of field and composition. Then, we'll preview software that will help enhance and crop your images to create stunning prints.

    A great way to prepare for upcoming winter vacations! Beginners are welcome. 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
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Library Events, book sale
    - Come to the Friends of the Framingham Library monthly book sale! With three rooms and thousands of items in stock, there’s something for everyone.
    • Lobby — our best books, featuring children’s books, craft books, and fiction.
    • Book Room — like a used bookstore with great quality books neatly sorted by topic. Children’s books start at 25 cents, adult books start at 50 cents.
    • Bag Room — boxes and boxes of books for those who like to search for treasures at bargain basement prices ($7 for a grocery bag of books!).
    All proceeds support library programming, museum passes, Rokus, hotspots, adult and children's summer reading, and much more.
    Framingham Public Library
    49 Lexington Street Framingham MA 01702
    Maria Barry 508.532.5570 framinghamlibraryfriends@gmail.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, blues, rock
    -

    New York Blues Rock guitar legend Popa Chubby releases this 27 track, 2 CD set recorded live in France! The offering includes a vast selection of Chubby classics including Over The Rainbow and covers of some great Rolling Stones Standards.

    Larger than life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his very own band, and his own unique brand of hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n’ funky soul. And he’ll celebrate this major milestone the only way he knows how, with the release of a smokin’ hot studio album I’m Feelin’ Lucky – coming October 14 on Cleopatra Records – and a series of shows on the West 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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  • - the third annual TEDxNatick event will take place on January 20, 2018, at Natick High School. With continued support from MathWorks as the lead sponsor, this year’s preliminary speaker roster includes the speakers listed below, with others to be added. Tickets will go on sale on December 4, 2017 at tedxnatick.org.
    Natick High School
    15 West Street Natick MA 01760
  • | 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 21st, 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
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
    390 Lincoln Road Sudbury MA 01776
  • | 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
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  • | 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

Monday, January 22nd, 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

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 12:30pm | Seniors, Retirement, Lifelong learning, education, community
    - Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative (LLAIC) is for adults who love learning, and want to do it in a friendly, fun setting without exams or pressure.
    You are invited to an LLAIC interactive information session on Tuesday, January 23 at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Wayland, convenient to Route 128. You will hear about our program and have an opportunity to learn about our fall courses and to ask questions of the people who will lead them. There will be refreshments and a raffle for a free course.

    Now in its fourth year, LLAIC, a secular organization, conducts classes and programs at Temple Shir Tikva. Its peer-led courses cover art, film, history, economics, science, photography, music from opera to rock, and literature of all genres. Its affinity groups and activities include current events, book discussions, French conversation, singing, and trips to live theatre, concerts, movies, and New England tourist attractions.

    Find out more about us at click for details. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing llaic2014@gmail.com or calling 508-435-1205 and leaving your name and contact information. Or just show up at 10:00 am! (The snow date is Thursday, January 25.)
    Temple Shir Tikva
    141 Boston Post Road Wayland MA 01778
    Barbara Mende 857.259.6347 barbara@moosehill.com
  • | 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
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  • | 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

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | 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

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
  • | 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
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  • | 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

Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - All ages rock show including The Whatever from Natick High School.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis Street Framingham MA 01702
    Amazing Things 508.405.2787 office@amazingthings.org
  • | 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

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
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | 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

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