Father’s Day Card Making Events at Watertown Mall

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Mall:

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16. With it being just around the corner, the Watertown Mall is here to help if you don’t know what to get dad yet. Make your dad, grandfather, step-dad, or any other special guy in your life a card at the mall. The Watertown Mall will provide card templates as well as decorating and coloring supplies. While you’re here, look for dad’s gift at some of our stores such as Best Buy, Target, Work ‘N Gear or take him to lunch/dinner at Joyful Garden.

Watertown Farmers Market Has New Day, New Location & New Vendors

Pick up some peaches this week at the Watertown Farmers’ Market. The Watertown Farmers Market will open for the season on June 12, and will be in a new spot, on a new day and have new vendors joining many of the favorites from prior years. The market will now be held on Wednesdays at Saltonstall Park, next to Town Hall, 149 Main St., Watertown. The market runs June 12 to Oct. 9, rain or shine, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. (closing at 6 p.m. in October).

Watertown Citizens Group Celebrating 40th Anniversary with a Bit of Improv Comedy

The Following information was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment:

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment is turning 40, and invites the public to its annual meeting and celebration on Sunday featuring an improv comedy group. Fun at 40! Join us at our annual Meeting for an evening of fun, inspiration and community building as we celebrate 40 years of working for Peace, Justice and the Environment. Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.

Watertown Recreation Starting Pickleball League

The Watertown Recreation Department will start a pickleball league in June. Pickleball is a sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court with a slightly adjusted tennis net. Players use large paddle and a plastic ball with holes in it. It can be played in singles or doubles format.

Local Cookie Maker Offering Father’s Day Discount for Watertown Residents

Geoff & Drew’s offers cookies and brownies made from all-natural ingredients. Watertown’s Carol Spickler is president and “chief cookie girl.” A cookie business co-owned by a Watertown resident is offering a special discount to town residents for Fathers day. Geoff & Drew’s sent out the following information:

Watertown’s Carol Spickler is the president and “chief cookie girl” of Geoff & Drew’s, which features cookies, brownies and other baked goods made with all-natural ingredients. 

Watertown residents, friends & family enjoy a 25 percent discountwhen ordering from Geoff & Drew’s. Enter Promotion Code: NEW25 at checkout at www.gdcookies.com 

Geoff & Drew’s  Gourmet Cookie & Brownies offers a wide selection of gift boxes and baskets overflowing with their award-winning bakery treats, Spickler said. 

Hundreds Gather for Watertown’s Cross-Cultural Celebration of a Muslim Holiday

One of dozens of tables of people who came together for Watertown’s Second Annual Community Iftar, the feast to celebrate Ramadan. The organizers of Watertown Celebrates Iftar provided the following piece:

Watertown’s Second Community Iftar proved again that Watertown truly embraces its diversity. Last week at the Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center of St. James Armenian Church, nearly 200 people shared Iftar, the fast-breaking meal that takes place every evening during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Supported by Watertown Community Foundation and many area restaurants, and co-sponsored by World in Watertown, Progressive Watertown, First Parish Church and Church of the Good Shepherd, this event was conceived by the Refugee Support Group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.

Watertown Hosting Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day

Watertown Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts fold a flag to be retired during the Flag Day Retirement of Colors Ceremony. Watertown will hold a Flag Retirement Service and Ceremony on Flag Day, announced Watertown Veterans Services Officer Patrick George. The ceremony will take place at Ridgelawn Cemetery on Friday June 14, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

“This event is open to the Public; and it would be an honor to have the residents of Watertown attend this very special event,” George said in the event announcement. If you have any questions, please call the Veterans Office at 617-972-6416.

Watertown Community Foundation Will Give Out Grants on June 5

Join Us for the Watertown Community Foundation 2019 Spring Grant Awards Reception on June 5, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street. Free and Open to the Public

The Watertown Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $52,000 to initiatives in two categories:

One: WCF’s Program Grants awards grants designed to help organizations that serve Watertown develop new or continue existing programs with an educational focus (broadly defined). These are programs that operate outside of the Watertown’s public schools. 

Two: WCF’s Institutional Grants are designed to help institutions central to the Watertown community by providing funds to maintain critical programming and retain paid staff.  Grants under this program impose neither restrictions on the use of funds nor any program requirements.   

Eligible organizations apply for a maximum of $3000 for program grants and a maximum of $5000 for institutional grants.  All of the grants are funded by the Foundation’s Watertown Arsenal Education Fund. 

2019 Institutional Grants   

WATERTOWN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBOperational Support

This funding will help to continue to provide the youth of Watertown with programs and services including after school programs and summer camps, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. WATERTOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARYExpanded Core Programs at Hatch Maker Space

Hatch Makerspace will expand its regular monthly programming, collectively referred to as “Core Programs” to include a new “Art Studio” workshop with paid instruction and the coverage of workshop material expenses. WORLD IN WATERTOWNFor Watertown Community Conversations

Funds to support community conversations in Watertown.