The Commander’s Mansion in Watertown. Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion will host a Halloween celebration with games, food and other spooky fun. The ‘Lil Monster Mash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown. The free event is for Watertown families of children from PreK to fifth grade.
The season will end for the Watertown Farmers Market on Wednesday, but there are plenty of vendors to visit and special guests, including the Fire Department, the Watertown Library and a musician. The Watertown Farmers Market sent out the following announcement:
Last Week of the Season – Time to Stock Up!Wednesday, October 9th2:30 – 6:00 PMSaltonstall Park [next to Town Hall, 149 Main St.]Come celebrate the end of the season with us, stock up for the next several weeks, and thank the vendors who make it all happen! Thank you all for coming to the market this year — What a wonderful season. We had some tough weather days and appreciate all who continued to come out and support all of our amazing farmers and vendors. Please join us this week for the last market of the season packed with delicious, local food and Autumn harvests, tunes from Kali-Stoddard Imari, and storage tips available at the market manager’s tent to keep your market haul fresh in the week’s ahead.
The following announcement was provided by the Plumbing Museum:
The Plumbing Museum is pleased to continue its classical music concert series “Music of the Pipes” that was formed last year by an acclaimed Polish flutist Antonina Styczen. Conceived as a community outreach project, the concert series brings together a variety of musical genres to provide family-friendly, educational, traditional and experimental music programming. For its second concert, Styczen is joining the forces with Katy Wherry, one of the best American flutist of the young generation and the founder of the biggest flute online community – Etude of the Week. This vibrant flute duo has been bringing joy and diversity of music onto stages with its #flutever project that began in Spring 2019 when two young women decided to create an ensemble where they can express their creativity together and share it with audiences all over the world. We are thrilled to provide the stage for this special duet and bring great, free music programming to the Watertown community.
Country Singer Ayla Brown will be performing in Watertown on Oct. 11. Country singer Ayla Brown will be appearing in Watertown at a fundraiser for the he Shutt Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The event will be on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
Members of the cast of A Musical Tribute to Walt Disney (L to R) Paula Markowicz, Michael Hammond, Hildy Grossman, Brian De Lorenzo and Candy O’Terry, image by David Fox. The following announcement was provided by Upstage Lung Cancer:
Kicking off its 11th year utilizing the performing arts to raise awareness in the fight against lung cancer, Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC) presents a one-night-only cabaret concert, A Musical Tribute To Walt Disney: When you Wish Upon A Star, on Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. The event is open to the public, a pre-concert silent auction begins at 6 pm. Presented in partnership with the LUNGevity Foundation, all proceeds from the performance support the cause of early lung cancer detection research.
A high-spirited evening of music making and storytelling, A Musical Tribute to Walt Disney honors the imaginative genius who brought all of the joys and fantasies of childhood to life. In 1966, at the age of 65, Walt Disney died of lung cancer. In that year and the many that have followed, millions have watched a Disney movie or the Walt Disney television show, visited Disneyland or Walt Disney World and have brought this icon’s life work into their homes. Few creative individuals have made such a long-lasting and indelible mark on American life and culture.
James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”
The historic facade of the Watertown Free Public Library. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:
Gather your friends, family, and coworkers…the Watertown Free Public Library’s popular Harry Potter Escape Room returns this month! This year, the library is bringing Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets to life with spooky set pieces, and plenty of riddles for Potter fanatics to work out as a team. So what is an escape room exactly? Also known as puzzle rooms, escape rooms are interactive games for a team of players confined to a particular space.
See what’s happening during October at Hatch, the Watertown Free Public Library’s makerspace. Hatch Makerspace provided the following information:
Hatch hours: Monday-Thursday, 1-9 pm | Friday-Sunday 1-4 pmHatch will be closed on 10/14 for Columbus DayHours are updated regularly online: watertownlib.org/hatch
It’s not too early to plan your costume!Join Hatch at our 2nd annual costume contest, hosted by our friends at the Plumbing Musuem! This event is fun for all ages with great local prizes. On Halloween 10/31, 6:30-8:30 PM. Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-by-hatch-2nd-annual-costume-contest-registration-72133714883
Workshop spotlight: Art Studio – Drum Leaf BindingLearn how to make a simple book, no sewing required!
“The Rangers Camp,” by Watertown artist Audrey Jones Childs, who is teaching a watercolor class. Local artist Audrey Childs announced she will be hosting drawing classes and will be adding a watercolor course, too. The classes are part of the Art Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 129 Lexington St., in Belmont. Drawing (Beginner and Intermediate)
A Great Way to Relax! Learn to draw or perfect your drawing skills.