Watertown Church Hosting Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

The following information was provided by First Parish of Watertown:

The First Parish of Watertown, located at 35 Church Street in Watertown Square, is hosting their first Harvest Art & Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 am to 3 p.m.

The show is includes a wide variety of art and crafts including paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, as well as quilts, bees wax, knitware, and woven items. It’s free to enter so stop in and enjoy the art. First Parish is fully accessible when entering via the Summer Street (parking lot) entrance. The current list of artist are: Gwen Chasan, Ellen Hurley, Mary Hulse, Judy Kamm,
Carole Katz, Carole Smith Berney, Monica Fairbairn, Lora McLaughlin, Kim Katz,
Judy Noonan, Sheri Kennedy, Nora Neale, Missy Shay, Marianne Collins, and Kathy Warren. Baked goods will also be sold.

World Music and Dance Group Performing to Benefit Watertown’s Sister City Program

An internationally renowned world music and dance ensemble will perform in Watertown as part of the Tremedal Coffeehouse series. The group — Libana — illuminates the creativity, vision and spirit of women worldwide, according to organizers. Their performances have been described as “riveting, transformational and soul stirring, Libana takes audiences on a musical journey reflecting the universal human experience uniting us all.” Libana will peform on Oct. 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Church of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown.

Latest Designs for Mt. Auburn St. Project to be Discussed at Upcoming Meetings

The following announcement came from the Department of Public Works:
The Town Council Public Works Committee has scheduled two meetings for a Mount Auburn Street project update. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Ask questions and review plans with the project team starting at 6:00 p.m. Each Committee meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Administration Building Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber, 149 Main Street, Watertown.

Improbable Players Presenting Play on Opioid Addiction at Mosesian Center

Watertown-based Improbable Players will be presenting a show at the Mosesian Center for the Arts showing how people got started using opioids. The Improbable Players provided the following information:

Improbable Players Presents: A Re-Staging of End of the Line on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at The MainStage in The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 (Getting to the MCA). For tickets click here https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/999504

Program contains talk of drug use. In 2014 Improbable Players created a theatre piece to show how people got started with opioids.

Watertown High School Robotics Team Excels at Beantown Blitz Competition

On Oct. 6, the Watertown High School Robotics Team competed in Beantown Blitz in Revere where after a long day of competition they were able to advance to the final match and achieve a second place alliance finish in a closely contested final! Seventeen teams from around the New England region attended the competition and joined in three team alliances against other alliances to score points with their robots by strategically and efficiently placing game cubes in Exchanges, Switches and Scales. After competing in nine qualifying matches, the team moved on to the elimination matches. In the semi­final match, the WHS Robotics team’s alliance handily won the round 2­0 in a best of three.

Buses to Start Using New Red Lanes on Mt. Auburn Street Soon, Also Impacts Bikes, Cars

The following information was provided by the MBTA and Town of Watertown:
Beginning the week of Oct. 15, the Town of Watertown, the City of Cambridge, the MBTA, the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and the Barr Foundation will roll out a bus priority pilot funded by a grant from the Barr Foundation to bring elements of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the Mount Auburn Street Corridor, serving MBTA routes 71 and 73, as well as employee shuttles. The project will feature painted bus and bicycle only lanes – primarily on Mount Auburn Street between Cottage Street and Coolidge Avenue in the inbound direction – as well as signage and signal changes to create faster, more reliable service for 12,000+ daily bus riders while improving traffic flow for everyone. The partners will host an official launch event with speaking program on the morning of Oct.

Watertown Commander’s Mansion Hosting ‘Lil Monster Mash

Children and their families are invited to have some Halloween fun at Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion. The Town of Watertown provided the following information:

Don’t miss the ‘Lil Monster Mash on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Free Community Event for Families, Geared towards K-5th Graders. Two scare levels at the Haunted Mansion. Carnival games under the “big top.” Food, beverages and prizes for all.

Historical Society of Watertown Hosting Tours of the Edmund Fowle House

The Historical Society of Watertown announced it will host tours of the historic Edmund Fowle House, which features two exhibits. 

The Historical Society provided the following announcement:

Tours of the 1772 Edmund Fowle House, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 28 Marshall St., Watertown. Hosted by the Historical Society of Watertown, with the last tour at 3:15 p.m.

Adults: $5; Students/Seniors: $3. Visitors can also view two free exhibits: “Watertown and the Civil War” and “A Mi’Kmaw Woman’s Award Winning Legacy.”

For more information: www.HistoricalSocietyofWatertownMA.org.