Monday May 4th, 2015
Holiday Inn - 30 Washington Street
Lowell Street Safety Meeting (follow-up to previous meeting)
Monday May 11th, 2015
VNA - 259 Lowell Street
Cedar Street Re-pavement & Safety Meeting
Monday May 18th, 2015
VNA - 259 Lowell Street
Canned rattlesnake meat!
A Hoberman Sphere!
Melissa and Doug toys!
"Vintage" issues of Martha Stewart and Cook's Illustrated
A big old footlocker!
Vera Bradley diary and wallet!
A wooden abacus!
Across the street from a lemonade stand!
I'm really excited about seeing this before everyone spoils me!
Edit: the showings are 7 and 7:15 April 30 and here's the site to grab tickets.
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Our beloved cat, Boo, must have somehow escaped the house sometime this morning. He's nowhere to be found. We live on Ossipee Rd., near Teele Square, Packard Ave., Electric, and Powderhouse Ave - also near Tufts University. lf you happen to see an orange tabby cat who responds to "Boo!" ( Read more...Collapse )
May 04, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Cafeteria at Somerville High School
81 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Google map and directions
RSVP Online: http://www.somdems.org/2015_
Chair, Ward 7 Somerville Democratic Committe
Our live runway event features 12 participating SOS artists showcasing their original clothing, jewelry, and accessory designs in an exciting and dynamic mode - a departure from the traditional open studios setting.
From daring creations to graceful silhouettes, costumes to couture - and everything imaginable in between - the fashion show offers a unique opportunity to view the work of a group of individual artists, independently and in collaboration, exploring the idiom of art in fashion.
Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the show starting at 7:30.
Seating is general admission; please arrive early for best seating. The Armory bar will be open, featuring local craft brews and soft drinks for your sipping pleasure. The Armory is located at 191 Highland Avenue, a pleasant 20-minute walk from Davis Square.
For more information, including descriptions of all participating artists, visit SomervilleOpenStudios.org/fashion/ .
All studios will be open Saturday+Sunday, May 2+3, from noon to 6 pm. Some artists will also be open on Friday evening, May 1, from 6 to 9 pm.
You can find our printed mapbooks at stands all over Somerville, or visit SomervilleOpenStudios.org for online maps and a full list of participating artists.
Not sure where to begin? Visit our Artists' Choice group show first, at the Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road. We invited each SOS artist to submit one work of art to this show, so it's a good place to survey the many different kinds of art being shown this weekend. The Artists' Choice show will be open Thursday 2-7 pm, Friday 2-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
The Inside-OUT Gallery, in the windows of the Davis Square CVS, is exhibiting work by 14 artists who are participating in SOS for the first time this year. We'll have a Sidewalk Reception outside the CVS windows this evening from 5:30 to 7 pm.
If you are participating in SOS, or you have a favorite artist you'd like to tell everyone to visit, please leave comments here!
The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will include an open Q&A with the Mayor and City staff, neighborhood and city updates including the latest on the Davis Square streetscape project, the Green Line extension, the new Roche Bros. market, and the Community Path extension as well as ward crime stats, a look at how the winter impacted the City budget, and an interactive survey on community preferences for a public benefits agreement for Union Square. Please also join us before the meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for pizza and a chance to speak one-to-one with City officials.
The meeting is hosted by the City's ResiStat program, which updates residents on the latest city news and data. For more information, contact Meghann Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
After a bad experience with $BigNameEyewareStore, I'm looking for someplace a little more friendly and personable. Any recommendations in the Davis Square area or Somerville in general? (I'll probably be doing bifocals and computer glasses, if that helps.)
Saturday afternoon the Boston Zine Fest organizing committee is holding a yard sale at 43 Hall Ave as a fundraiser for this year's event. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it might just be one of the inaugural yard sales of the season!
We'll have lots of clothes, housewares, knick-knacks, VHS/DVDS/CDS, and even a few luxury items, so please stop by from 10-4 and make a purchase (earlybirds will be told to walk around the block until we're ready, so please just show up at 10 and not before!)
All proceeds go towards putting on an event that encourages literacy and the empowerment of self publishing!
Yard sale flyer below the cut.
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The Friends of the Somerville Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on Friday May 15th 12-4 PM, Saturday May 16th 10-4 PM, and Sunday May 17th 1:30-3:30 PM.
The sale will be held at the Central Library located at 79 Highland Avenue (bus #88 or #90). Supporting Members of the Friends (those with memberships of $50 or more) are invited to attend a preview evening on Thursday May 14th from 5-8pm.
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2. OFFER: And since we're moving, I'm finding lots of random stuff to sell/freecycle. Please see craigslist posts for details. Discounts for live-journal members and/or if you take more than one thing.
-Electronic picture frame $50
-Salomon x-free 08 skis $40
-Dresser (Vintage Cherry Wood Chest of Drawers) $80
-radio/tape amplifier (cd part broken)
-metal adjustable bedframe
-Faux leather desk chair (been in basement, but in good shape)
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currently still have 7 banker boxes full of advanced physics, advanced math, philosophy, science for the
public, and sundry other topics. Nearly all are in excellent condition. I'm only parting with them because
life is short and moves happen.
I spent a lot of money and years collecting these, so I'd like to get something for them if possible. It
seems a shame just to drop unappreciated treasures on Goodwill, when people would likely pay $8-$20 each in a
used bookstore for them. Comment or message me if interested. Thanks.
Whoever took it, use it in good health!
WalkBoston also showed up at snow shoveling hearings, by the way. They really walk-the-talk about pedestrian access and safety.
From their Facebook page on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/7960841
We hope you'll join WalkBoston and many Somerville co-hosts for a FREE point to point walk after work in Somerville on April 28th! The walk will start on Lower Broadway at the intersection of Mt Vernon Street and Broadway - steps from the Sullivan Square MBTA Station - and finish at Slumbrew's American Fresh Taproom at Assembly Row, steps from the Assembly MBTA Station. Groups will head out onto the route as they are filled, with the last group departing around 6pm (The 1.5mile route will take about an hour including the 5 speaker location stops).
Along the way, you'll have a chance to hear representatives from groups like East Somerville Main Streets, Friends of the Community Path, the City of Somerville, Federal Realty (and more) talk about the impact they are making in the community, and opportunities they see for more improvements!
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They also said it was hosted by Some Yoga Studio this time. http://www.someyogastudio.com/
Here's what I know, haven't seen other official announcements so far: https://twitter.com/AtAssemblyRow/statu
Here's the 411 - please contact me (Karin) at email@example.com if you're interested.
Duckling Day, an event from the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden
Sunday, May 10th (Mother's Day!)
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Boston Common, Boston
This is a celebration of the classic children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” and many of the kids are dressed as ducklings which is the cutest thing ever. There is about 90 minutes of fun activities for the under-6 crowd (magician, juggler, puppet shows, facepainting, outdoor play equipment) and massages for the moms – and then the Mayor speaks and the kids and families form an amazingly adorable parade that ends at the Public Garden.
Volunteers needed: anytime between 7:30 AM until 1:30 PM - there is an early shift and a late shift
Tasks: pretty basic – helping with set-up, registration and check-in (which is a big job requiring lots of personnel!), and helping the different activity people keep the activity areas running smoothly. I do also need people interested in facepainting. You don't have to be a pro, just reasonably interested/able to work with kids in this fun way!
Knight of the Burning Pestle
6 William Street, Somerville
$15 for Adults
$12 for Students & Seniors
$5 for Children Under 12
EVENING PERFORMANCES AT 8PM
Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25
Thursday, April 30th - Autism-Friendly Night!
Friday, May 1
PARENT-FRIENDLY MATINEE AT 2PM
Saturday, May 2
Francis Beaumont's overlooked Elizabethan gem comes to glorious life with a surprisingly modern flair. Breaking through the fourth wall and upending the conventions of Shakespeare's time, this comic masterpiece features giants and monsters, unforgiving parents and unsavory innkeepers, heroic grocers and dastardly suitors as two plots intertwine to riotous effect!
Autism-Friendly Night (April 30) presents the show adjusted to accommodate the needs of theatregoers on the autism spectrum and with other sensory issues.
Parent-Friendly Matinee (May 2) especially welcomes parents--kids are welcome to join the audience or play upstairs with experienced caregivers during the show.
Visit our website to buy tickets, or make free advance reservations and find out more about this exciting show!
Where do you go around here for free/cheap STI testing? Fast turn-around is a definite plus, as is thoroughness of testing. Friend has MassHealth, if there's anywhere that definitely takes that for cheap screenings.
The buzz of bees, the chirping of birds, vibrantly colored flowers, and green tender shoots pushing up from barren ground are dreamed of promises during these cold winter months. Rest assured, spring will come again, and with it:
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
“What do Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, U2, and Leonard Nimoy have in common?”
If this sparks your interest, please join famed local historian Bob “Monty” Doherty at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th in Davis Square at Seven Hills Park (behind the MBTA Holland head house) for a celebrity and historical stroll through Davis and West Somerville.
The tour is free and hope you can come out and support Monty.
[text is from an e-mail by Somerville Arts Council director Gregory Jenkins]
It will be installed on Thursday in the same location as the old one, though this one is much bigger.
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For more information and detour routes, see this page. This is going to put a huge amount of traffic onto tiny side streets on both the Somerville and Medford sides.
Anyone know what the plan is for the #80 and #89 buses? The MassDOT pages don't mention these at all.