Red Cross’ Watertown Strong Blood Drive Coming to WHS Soon

The Watertown Strong Blood Drive will be held on April 21, 2018 at Watertown High School, the American Red Cross announced. The American Red Cross will run the blood drive on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WHS, 50 Columbia St., Watertown. To book an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or got to redcrossblood.org and enter “Strong” to make an appointment. You can streamline your donation visit by up to 15 minutes by completing the pre-donation reading and health history questions on redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

Rabies Vaccination, Microchip Clinic Coming Up This Weekend

Belmont-Watertown Animal Control announced it will host a rabies vaccination and Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The clinic will be at Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St., Belmont (Rear of Building). CATS in Carriers from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

DOGS and CATS 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

DOGS 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $10.00 per Vaccine, $10.00 per Microchip

Watertown Group Hosting Panel Discussion on How “Dark Money” Influences American Democracy

ProgressiveWatertown will host an event about how “Dark Money” is influencing democracy in the United States. 

The group will has assembled a panel that will explore “Dark Money” during a free event open to the public at the Watertown Free Public Library on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. The event will be in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. The panel includes Boston Globe Columnist Joan Vennochi, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer on Public Policy Marshall Ganz, and Theda Skocpol of Harvard, the author of the The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.

Tickets Available for Watertown Boys & Girls Club Annual Auction

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will host their Annual Spring Auction this year on Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. This yearly event raises crucial funds for the organization, including over $10,000 for summer camp scholarships. The event will be held at the Oakley Country Club and will include a silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a performance by Club members! Tickets can be purchased online at http://events.eventzilla.net/e/2018-annual-spring-auction-2138943105. Those interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the event are encouraged to reach out to the Club’s Director of Marketing and Special Events, Kristina Norris at knorris@watertownbgc.org.

Deadline Approaching to Sign Up for the 2018 Town Wide Yard Sale

The annual Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, but the deadline to register is Thursday, April 19th. The money raised from registration fees benefits Watertown Community Education. The group sent out the following information:

Join us for the annual Town Wide Yard Sale. Schedule your yard sale on Saturday, May 19. For a fee of $10, we’ll do the advertising, provide a list of addresses to buyers and make it a community event for all to enjoy!!!

Watertown Resident Named Chief Marketing Officer for National Brain Tumor Society

Michael Antonellis – a life-long Watertown native and resident – has been named Chief Marketing Officer at Newton, MA-based National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to the brain tumor and brain cancer cause, according to a press release from the National Brain Tumor Society. Mr. Antonellis is Watertown High School, class of 1987, graduate. He is a former president of the Watertown High School Football Gridiron Club and former president of Watertown/Belmont Pop Warner. Additionally, he’s served as a youth coach for basketball, football, baseball, hockey, and soccer in the town. He continues to live in town with his wife and two children.

Watertown Group’s Event Focusing on Legacy of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Come learn about the national initiative for a Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival, according to a press release from Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment. Fifty years after the Poor People’s March, faith leaders and others are continuing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and refocusing us on his call to “go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” Join the discussion on Sunday, April 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Watertown Free Public Library. Learn the answers to the questions –
What is the Poor People’s Campaign? Why is there A National Call for Moral Revival?

AARP Presenting Smart Driver Course at Watertown Senior Center

Recharge your driving skills! AARP Driver Safety helps drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel with the AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the AARP announced in a press release. These courses are designed to help drivers age 50-plus familiarize themselves with the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. 
The course will be offered Wednesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown, MA 02472. Call 617-972-6490 for information or to register. In addition to learning safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a crash, participants of the course will learn how aging, medications, alcohol, and other health-related issues affect driving ability, and how to adjust driving accordingly to allow for these changes.