Sign Up for the 2020 Watertown Town-Wide Spelling Bee

The 10th annual Watertown Town-wide Spelling Bee is coming up and teams can sign up now. This year’s spelling bee will be on Sunday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will be held at the Hosmer Elementary School Auditorium. The money raise during the spelling bee will go to help the Watertown Public Schools. The spelling be is open to all Watertown elementary school students in grades 1 through 5. To register team of three students costs $60, and T-shirts are available for $15.

Movie Theater Open, New Restaurant Debuting Soon at Arsenal Yards

The Majestic 7 movie theaters have opened at Arsenal Yards. Watertown once again has a place to see a movie, with the opening of the multiscreen cinema in Arsenal Yards, and diners will soon have a new option in the former Arsenal Mall. The Majestic 7 features first run films in seven theaters, including one with a giant screen and high-tech sound. The experience is dubbed CWX and is similar to the IMAX technology. The giant screen in the CWX theater at The Majestic 7 in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards.

Get Back to the ’80s at the Watertown Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser

Take a trip back to the 1980s and raise money to help the youth of Watertown. Leap Back to the 80s at the fundraising event and support the Watertown Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Campaign. The evening of fun for adults 21 and over features a DJ spinning the hits of the ’80s, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, from 6:30–11:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 25 Whites Ave., Watertown.

Evening of Music in Watertown Raising Money for Immigrant Legal Fund

The event organizers provided the following information:

The public is invited to Hearts for Homes – an evening of music ranging from Country to Classical at the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church. 

The event features Nashville singer-songwriter Hugh Moffat, the four-hand piano power couple Yilin You and Paul Jacobs, and the trombone stylings of Kirk Kolenbrander. The event is a fundraiser for New England Justice for Our Neighbors, a Methodist ministry which provides free legal services to low and no income immigrants. WHEN: Saturday, Feb 15, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, 80 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA. 

COST: $15

Light refreshments and child care will be provided.  There is parking next to the church. For info, see or email

Watertown Schools Collecting Gift Cards, Donations for Fire Victims

After the devastating fire that displaced 31 Watertown residents on Friday, the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) at the schools in town leapt into action to collect items to help those affected. The parent-teacher groups at the town’s three elementary schools, the Middle School and the High school all started collections over the weekend. “I am beyond overwhelmed with the response we have received to our call for donations!!!” wrote School Committee member Lily Rayman-Read on Facebook. “****A HUGE shout out to all the PTOs and the WHS PTSO for their incredibly hard work on organizing and setting everything up for donations.

Scouts Hosting Fund Raiser With Pasta, Auction & Circus Performers

Watertown Troop 30 will host a Pasta & Auction event, which also includes entertainment from circus performers. The event will be on Feb. 1, 2020, at the Watertown-Belmont United Methodist Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St., beginning at 6 p.m. The event is handicap accessible from the parking lot to the left of the church. Dinner will be served downstairs hall for dinner, and circus performances will be held in the gym.

Ice Skate on New Year’s Day, Help the Watertown Food Pantry

Join a Watertown New Year’s Day tradition by skating at John A. Ryan Arena and help the Watertown Food Pantry. The New Year’s Day Family Skate will be from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. The event is organized by the Venezia family, and donations will be collected to support the Watertown Food Pantry. Skate rentals will be free that day.

Voting Ends Soon for Which Local Non-Profit Will Win $15,000

Watertown Savings Bank customers can help their favorite non-profit receive $15,000 in honor of its 150th anniversary, but the deadline to vote is approaching. The bank will give away $150,000, and the top vote getter receives $15,000. Votes for the Customer Choice Awards must be cast by Dec. 31, 2019. The bank sent out the following information:

Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) President and CEO Brett Dean is pleased to announce that $150,000 will be distributed among local non-profits in the Bank’s 24th Annual Customer Choice Awards.