Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Also, a deaf student performs with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and a college preparation course for local students.
1) Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl All you can eat ice cream on City Hall Plaza in Boston to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The ice cream eating takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 2) SCC New Members' Open House An open house for people interested in becoming members of the Somerville Community Corporation. It's at the organization's office at 337 Somerville Ave. 3) Deaf Student Performs with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra Chloe Jean Pierre of Somerville recently participated in a Boston Landmarks Orchestra performance at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Pierre is a student Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Well done. 4) College Prep According to this announcement, "Let's Get Ready is a non-profit …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Also, a Green Line Extension meeting and an opening reception for an art exhibit.
1) Tufts Emergency Preparedness If it looks like something major is happening around Tufts University and Somerville Hospital today, don't be alarmed. The university is conducting emergency preparedness training with the cities of Somerville and Medford, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Cambridge Health Alliance. The simulation will include lots of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances, along with volunteers posing as patients. The emergency simulation takes place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More here. 2) Somerville High School Graduation Graduation was planned for Monday, but rainy weather postponed it until today. It takes place at 6 p.m. at Dilboy Stadium. 3) Green Line Extension Meeting Discuss designs for the Gilman and …
Monday, June 3, 2013
Also, Rockland Trust is giving away prizes, som|dog raises money, and CPCU Credit Union collects books.
1) Ball Square Green Line Extension Meeting Discuss the design of the Green Line Extension station in Ball Square. The meeting is 6 p.m. at St. Clement's School, 579 Boston Ave., in Medford, just outside Ball Square. 2) Rockland Trust Giving Away Prizes Rockland Trust, which is a new addition to Somerville's banking landscape, is giving away some prizes. Between today and June 22 residents can participate in the Mystery Vault Game for a chance to win a $100,000 grand prize or smaller prizes, including $25 gift certificates. More here. 3) Som|dog Raises $1,500 Som|dog, Somerville's dog group, recently held a festival in Union Square called Spring Fling, and it raised $1,500 for Somerville Animal Control, according to an email from the group…
Friday, May 31, 2013
Also, Boston Calling tickets go on sale this morning, and a grant writing workshop in Cambridge.
1) The Secret Garden The John F. Kennedy Elementary School performs The Secret Garden. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the school 2) Somerville High School Class Day 2013 The Somerville High School class of 2013 invites the class of 1963 to Class Day. It's at 9 a.m. at the high school field house. 3) Boston Calling September Tickets Go On Sale Boston Calling, a huge outdoor concert, is having a second go in September. Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit will be among the performers. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. 4) Grant Writing Workshop Learn about grant writing. The workshop begins today at 9 a.m. at 186 Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge. 5) Weather Sunny with a high around 93.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Also, a benefit concert for musicians from Mali and a last chance to apply for a free gym membership.
1) Muslim Journeys Tufts University professor Malik Mufti will lead a discussion of Jim al-Khalili’s book, House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. It's part of a new Muslim Journeys program at Somerville Public Library. Tonight's discussion is at 6:30 p.m. at the library. 2) Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting Learn about what's going on in Ward 4, which includes Winter Hill and Ten Hills. It's at 7 p.m. at the Arthur D. Healey School. 3) 15th Anniversary Benefit Concert Event for Musicians in Mali The concert benefits musicians in Mali. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory. 4) Last Chance: Apply for Free Gym Membership As a reminder, you only have until the end of the month to …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Also, "Urban Roots," a free film, and a local candidate holds a campaign kickoff.
1) Researching the History of Your Family and Your House You'll learn tips on how to use genealogy resources at the library and elsewhere, and you'll also learn how you can research the history of your house. It's at 7 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library. 2) "Girl Rising" This documentary depicts the stories of girls from developing countries around the world trying to get educations. Students at the Argenziano School have organized this screening, and it's open to the public. It's at 6 p.m. at the school. 3) Free Film: "Urban Roots" From the listing: "Detroit’s story of urban farming demonstrates that one good option for people to take control over their food is to feed themselves." The film is at 7 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the …
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Also, you've got a few days to apply for a free membership to a Union Square gym.
1) Somerville by Design East Somerville Somerville by Design, a series of public meetings where residents provide ideas about neighborhood planning and design, takes aim at East Someville in the upcoming months. Tonight, there's a "crowdsourcing" event at 6:30 p.m. at the Capuano Early Childhood Center. 2) El Sistema Somerville Benefit Concert From the listing: "El Sistema Somerville Youth Orchestra will perform their first annual benefit concert in the historic Somerville Theatre." You'll hear music by Mozart, Rossini, Michael Jackson and more. Proceeds from the concert will help expand the musical enrichment program to 75 students next school year. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. 3) Win a Membership to Achieve Fitness One Patch reader …
Friday, May 24, 2013
Also, some local banking news.
1) Tone Stampede III: Giocattoli From the listing: "Premieres of works by Marti Epstein, Arthur Levering, and John McDonald featuring Gabriela Diaz, viola; Maarten Stragler, guitar; Donald Berman, piano, celeste, toy piano; John McDonald, piano; Sarah Brady, piccolo; Rane Moore, clarinet." It's at 8 p.m. at Granoff Music Center at Tufts University. 2) New Bank Manager in Town Mohamed Sabri has been named new bank manager at Citizens Bank at 338 Broadway, according to an email from the bank. 3) Teaching Kids How to Save Speaking of local banking news, Cambridge Savings Bank recently held a "Teach Children to Save" event at the Argenziano School. Walter Foley, a manager at the bank, read the book, “Just Saving My Money,” to 43 students, …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Plus, a "Spring String Fling."
1) Magoun Square Sign Unveiling You've seen the signs—red, with gold lettering—for Davis Square, Union Square, Winter Hill and other parts of Somerville. Now, Magoun Square has a sign, and there's a ceremonial unveiling this evening at 6 p.m. outside the CVS. 2) Jan David Blais, author of 'Twentieth Century Limited' The author speaks at the Somerville Public Library at 6 p.m. 3) Authors Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer at The Book Shop According to the listing, "Michael Palmer is the author of eighteen novels of medical and political suspense, all international bestsellers." Meanwhile, "Daniel Palmer spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer helping to build first generation websites for Barnes & Noble and other popular brands." He's also a …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Also, Kindergarten Transition Day.
1) The Green Line is Coming! Rally and Press Conference for Somerville Jobs Somerville Community Corporation is planning a rally in Boston to advocate for local jobs as the Green Line Extension moves ahead. The rally will take place at 12 p.m. before the MassDOT board of directors meeting. You can meet at Somerville Community Corporation at 11 a.m. to travel to Boston with the group, or you can meet at the Transportation Building in Boston, 10 Park Plaza, at 12 p.m. 2) May 2013 Somerville Salon: Citizen Journalism From the listing: "What happens when citizens start doing their own investigating? Join the Somerville Arts Council on May 22nd, as we learn about citizen journalism from three citizen journalists." Barry Rafkind and Eileen …