Monday, June 4, 2012
The Union Square Thai restaurant is closing June 9.
Fans of Ronnarong Thai Taps Bar in Union Square have one week left to get their fix. The Thai restaurant will close its doors for good on June 9, according to a server at the restaurant. The restaurant is also hosting a farwell dinner on June 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., to celebrate Chef Ronnarong Saksua, who's operated a Thai restaurant at the Union Square location since the 1990s, according to the website announcing the farewell party. The website points to all the hard work it takes to operate a restaurant day in and day out for over a decade, and it says Saksua is ready for a break. So, what's moving into the Ronnarong space? Tim and Bronwyn Weichmann, of the acclaimed T.W. Food in Cambridge, will open a new restaurant at the location, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
It's official, summer is around the corner, which means it's the last weekend for the Winter Farmers Market.
The bad news: The last day of the Winter Farmers Market, held Saturdays at The Center for Arts at the Armory, is May 26. After that, it's closed for the season. The good news: The Union Square Farmers Market opens the following weekend, on June 2. Still, if you love the atmosphere of the Winter Farmers Market, with musicians, the Armory Cafe, the art gallery and the stands all packed together, this is your last chance to check it out until next year. If the weather's nice, the market may even be outside. Do you know of an important upcoming deadline? Share it in the comments below and we’ll consider including it in our next "Last Chance." You can also: Post your own events and announcements. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 14, 2012
RSVP by May 17 to attend the May 23 annual meeting.
Somerville Cares About Prevention is holding its annual meeting on May 23, and if you want to attend, you need to RSVP by May 17. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Highlander Café, 81 Highland Ave. According to an announcement from the city, there will be discussions and presentations about efforts by youth leaders in the city to reduce drug and alcohol use in the Somerville community. Program organizers will also thank supporters, and there will be some refreshments. To RSVP, contact Lovelee Heller at LHeller@somervillema.gov or (617) 625-6600, ext. 4322.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Surrealist dress is optional. Then again, winning the fashion contest is also optional, but you're a winner.
If you're planning to attend Thursday's iBall party at The Center for Arts at the Armory on Thursday, you'd better get working on your threads. The theme of this year's fundraising shindig is surrealism, and guests are invited to attend in surrealist garb (or, better yet, surreal garb, whatever that looks like). There will be a prize for best costume, and since this is creative Somerville, you're not likely to win that prize by wearing a hat and a funny tie. So consider this your last-chance warning: You'd better get started on your outfit now. If anyone dresses like Kriss Kross, please send a photo. Read more about iBall here. Hundreds of events are posted on Somerville Patch each week, but how often does one pass you by that you wish you…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Open Studios is this weekend. You don't want to show up without a plan of action.
With 115 different studios, many housing multiple artists, Somerville Open Studios is breathtaking in its expanse. It's taking place this weekend, and if you want to make the most of it, you may want to give it some forethought. (Of course, you may want to wing it, which is also cool.) You'll want to grab one of the Somerville Open Studios programs that are currently distributed, for free, throughout the city. Look around Somerville's squares for elaborate newspaper boxes with sculpted yellow-colored hands. If you can't find a program, check out the website. You'll also want to decide your mode of transportation for getting around from studio to studio. There's always walking, but it will be difficult to visit, say, the Brickbottom Gallery…
Monday, April 16, 2012
You can buy tickets at the door, but they're cheaper in advance.
Taste of the Nation Boston serves two purposes. 1) It lets you support Share our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger in Boston and around the country. 2) It lets you sample some of the best food, from some of the best chefs and restaurants, in Boston. The event, which takes place April 19, features food from 70 of Boston's best restaurants, wine from 30 wineries, plus specialty cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction. It's not cheap—being a fundraiser, and all—so if you want to go, it's best to get a ticket before Thursday, as it's pricier at the door. Get a ticket here.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Elizabeth Peabody House is seeking nominations for four awards dedicated to people who work with children and immigrant families. You have one week from today to submit nominations.
The Elizabeth Peabody House, located on Broadway in Winter Hill, is giving away four awards: The Winston Churchill Award: Presented to a "champion" who as done outstanding work among children and immigrant families in Greater Boston and is from the business community. The Leonard Nimoy Award: Named after the actor best known for playing Dr. Spock on Star Trek, who's an Elizabeth Peabody House alum. Presented to a champion who has done outstanding work among children and immigrant families in Greater Boston, and is 64 years of age or younger. The Mary J. Garland Award: Presented to a champion who has done outstanding work among children and immigrant families in Greater Boston, and is 65 years of age or older. The Jim Campano Award: Named…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Interested in playing softball this year? You have one last chance to register, today at 6 p.m.
The Somerville Youth Softball Organization added one last day of registration and tryouts to its schedule. Girls from first through ninth grade can play softball, and there are three levels: Practice begins on April 8 for the Minor and Major leagues, and games begin April 29. There will also be a kickoff event on April 28. If you're interested in signing up, go to Trum Field today, April 2, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can read more here and here.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Blue Cloud Gallery's local fashion designer month is coming to an end.
(Hundreds of events are posted on Somerville Patch each week, but how often does one pass you by that you wish you hadn't missed? Each week Somerville Patch will give you a quick reminder about an event, an important sign-up, or a looming deadline you won't want to forget.) This week is your last chance to check out local fashion designers at Blue Cloud Gallery, a store in Ball Square that sells handcrafted items made by local artisans. The store is featuring clothing by local fashion designers all March, so if you want "warm and fuzzy" ponchos and recycled T-shirt T-skirts by Anne Shuman or ties, camisoles and children's clothing by Chikako Mukai, among other things, you have until March 31 to visit the store. Do you know of an important …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Mount Auburn offers help to kick the habit.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Hundreds of events are posted on Somerville Patch each week, but how often does one pass you by that you wish you hadn't missed? Each week Somerville Patch will give you a quick reminder about an event, an important sign-up, or a looming deadline you won't want to forget. Mount Auburn hosts "Steps to Quit Smoking" Mondays at 6:30 p.m.. The current six-week series started on March 5, but you can call 617-575-8601 to get more information or register for the next series. Do you know of an important upcoming deadline? Share it in the comments below and we’ll consider including it in our next "Last Chance." You can also: