Volunteers Wanted to Help Out at Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Mosesian Center for the Arts welcomes you to become a part of this exciting art
community. Thousands of artists, patrons, students and guests visit MCA every week. Reliable volunteers are an important element in the center’s success throughout the year. There are a variety of volunteer positions available: Ushers, classroom assistants and greeters. Volunteers will be trained in their responsibilities and will be eligible to earn volunteer credits that can be applied to a class or ticket purchase (Mosesian productions only).

Watertown Art Association’s Annual Exhibition Showing at the Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information comes from the Watertown Art Association:

The Annual Exhibition of the Watertown Art Association is on display! The Third Floor Gallery at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in alive with the color and texture of the artwork of the Watertown Art Association. A variety of media and technique is on display, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, prints, photographs and even sculpture. Dawn Scaltreto’s band, Perfect Crime, will be entertaining the masses, so come and enjoy a lively, exciting event! See the prize winning artworks selected by juror, Nancy Motley Walton, and read her thoughtful comments.

Watertown Cable Show Honoring Italian Americans in October

The following information was provided by the producers of Watertown Cable’s Drawing With Fred:

In honor of Columbus Day The Watertown Channel will broadcast special episodes of Drawing With Fred featuring two prominent Italian Americans. Doctor Domenic D’Amico, whose dental practice in Watertown celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, is featured in the Italian Dentist Show. Program host, Fred Grandinetti, displays a drawing of D’Amico and discusses why he entered the dental field. The Braccio Di Ferro episode features journalist, Nicola Orichuia, co-founder of I AM Books the first Italian-American book store in the country. The popular establishment is located in the North End.

Mosesian Center Hosting Earfull Series, Features Writers & Songwriters

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is proud to announce the Earfull Fall 2018 Series – three evening events of literature and music with “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing.”
Earfull events will take place October 16, November 13, and December 18 in our Black Box Theater, and feature world renowned authors and musicians reading and performing some of their latest works. October 16
Authors: Dawn Clifton Tripp – Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, Game of Secrets, Jonathan Wilson – The Hiding Room, A Palestine Affair, Kick and Run
Musicians: Chris Freeman (of Parsonsfield), Walter Rodriguez
November 13
Authors: Andre Dubus III – House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, Gone So Long, Rowan Hiyaso Buchanan – Harmless Like You
Musicians: Andrea Gillis, Carissa Johnson
December 18
Authors: Steve Yarbrough – The Realm of Last Chances, Safe From The Neighbors, The End of California, Daphne Kalotay – Russian Winter, Sight Reading, Calamity and Other Stories
Musicians: Honeysuckle, TBA
The brainchild of Boston Musician and Author Jen Trynin and bookstore connoisseur Tim Huggins, Earfull first launched in the Fall of 2001 with the concept that, given a conducive environment, book people will appreciate being exposed to live music, and rock people will realize how cool it is to hear great authors reading their work aloud! EARFULL aimed to provide that environment, combining prominent author readings with established singer-songwriters in the hopes of broadening the appreciation of and audiences for both. After a brief hiatus from multiple sold-out seasons of the series, the Mosesian Center for the Arts brought the beloved programming back for a second season to a whole new audience. Single tickets and Series Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at MosesianArts.org.

New Book Seeks to Inspire the Youngest Children to Build Friendships, Love Nature

A new book for infants and toddlers, written by a woman who grew up in the area, seeks to inspire friendships and embraces nature. 

Amy (Airasian) Fathers’s book The Squirmy Wormy helps young ones learn about the fun aspects of the varying seasons and serves to inspire their own adventures in the natural world. The author grew up in Belmont and the daughter of of Paul Airasian, former Co-Owner of Eastern Clothing of Watertown; Interim Director of Watertown/Belmont Chamber of Commerce; and Co-Host of the cable show Inside Watertown. She had the idea for the book when her son was born in 2015, but made the dream of authoring a children’s book a reality at the beginning of this year by diving head first into the publishing process. “I wanted to write a book that inspires kindness and love and teaches children to build lasting friendships while enjoying the simpler things in life,” Fathers said. Fathers’ describes the book as a fun and engaging tale of three friends — Squirmy, Squeak and Andy — who, despite being different, have forged a tight bond of friendship that helps them weather any season.

Learn About Boston’s Museums at a Historical Society of Watertown Event

The following information was provided by the Historical Society of Watertown:

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, in the Watertown Savings Bank room, author Elizabeth Levy Merrick will present a slide show lecture, “Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums: Bringing the Past into the Future.”

Presented by the Historical Society of Watertown, the meeting is free and open to the public. The author will have available copies of her book, “Be There Then: Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums.”

For more information, please contact Joyce at 781-899-7239.

Watertown’s Shutt Detachment Hosting Craft Fair, Crafters Wanted

The Marine Corps League Shutt Detachement in Watertown will be hosting a craft fair in November, and organizers seek people interested in selling their creations. The craft fair will take place on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Shutt Detachment, 215 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. Organizers provided the following information:

Do you currently sell at craft fairs?

One-Woman Play, ‘Unveiled,’ Looks at Experiences of Muslim Women

The sponsors of the event provided the following information:

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Unveiled, a play written and acted by Rohina
Malik, will be performed at 2:00 pm at the First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church
Street, Watertown. The play depicts five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world who serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. Malik says she was inspired to write the play
because of the current climate of hate towards Muslims.

Recognizing that Islamophobia is based on ignorance and ignorant assumptions, she performs a series of monologues delivered by five very different Muslim women. Her westernized characters range from a Moroccan-American lawyer to a West London rapper of South Asian origin, who all share their diverse experiences with intolerance. Although the 70 minute play touches on racism and hate crimes, it is also a tribute to love, Islam, and life.