See Who is Competing in Watertown’s Dancing With the Stars, How to Get Tickets

The 2016 Dancing with the Stars winner Georgia (Butler) Mulgrew, the Hosmer School guidance counselor holds the trophy. Tickets are now available for the 2019 event. The Watertown Rotary Club will host Dancing With the Stars charity event featuring local celebrities teaming with professional dancers on May 10, 2019. This year’s competitors are Town Councilor Lisa Feltner, Watertown Savings Bank’s Bill Burgess, Rhode Moise from the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, Watertown Firefighter Mary Piotrowski, Watertown Police Officer Kerilyn Amedio, Jae Smith from the Watertown Public Schools, Watertown Realtor Ari Koufos, Watertown Firefighter Andrew Vega, and Chad Foster from Watertown Middle School. The event will be emceed by Watertown Town Council President Mark Sideris.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Auction Coming Up, Auction Items Being Accepted

The Watertown Boys & Girls Club Auction will raise money for scholarships to
send kids to camp this summer. The following information was provided by the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will host BE GREAT AND CELEBRATE, their annual Spring Auction this benefit the Club on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m.

This yearly event raises critical funds for the organization, including over $14,000 for summer camp scholarships. The event will be held at the Sons of Italy and will include performances by Club members, a raffle, silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails (cash bar) and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased online from the homepage of the Watertown Boys & Girls website, http://www.watertownbgc.org/

Those interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the event are encouraged to reach out to the Club’s Director of Development & Marketing Communications, Jen Bray at jbray@watertownbgc.org.

Trio Performing in Watertown for Tremedal Concerts

Kallet, Epstein and Cicone will perform on March 9 in Watertown. The trio of Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone will perform in Watertown in the latest Tremedal Concert. The concert will be at the First Parish Church, 35 Church St. in Watertown on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets have sold out. Organizers of the concert describe the group as:

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have had the pleasure of performing together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England since 1981.

Watertown Optometrist Raising Funds to Provide Free Clinics, Glasses

Eric Greene, who started An Eye at a Time, and a 75-year-old goat herder getting his first pair of glasses. The son of a Watertown optometrist has set up a charity to bring eye care and eyeglasses to areas of the world where they lack such care. Eric Greene founded An Eye at a Time to bring free eye care clinics and brings in volunteer eye care professionals, examination equipment, and glasses to people around the world. He started it when he was an optometric assistant at his father’s (Martin Greene) office, Greene and Greene Optometry in Watertown. Greene has started a GoFundMe.com site to raise money for his effort.

See the Winners of the Watertown Savings Bank Customer Choice Awards

The following announcement was provided by Watertown Savings Bank:

On Tuesday, March 26 Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) will distribute $75,000 to the 28 local community organizations chosen by their its banking customers, in the bank’s 23rd Annual Customer Choice Awards. “Our Customer Choice Awards program is one of which we are particularly proud,” said President and CEO Brett Dean. “The list of winners reflects the important work being done by non-profit organizations throughout the communities we serve.”

Dollars to be awarded are based on the number of votes each organization received. With a maximum amount of $3,500, and this year’s top vote-getter receiving $5,000, all organizations who received one percent of the total number of votes are being awarded funds. All organizations that received one percent of the total number of votes are being awarded funds.

Watertown Man Running Marathon to Raise Funds for Hospital That Cared For His Son

Watertown’s John Airasian will run the Boston Marathon this year, his first full marathon, to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. A Watertown man has decided to run the Boston Marathon for the first time to raise money for the hospital that cared for his young son when he needed surgery. John Airasian has pledged to raise $10,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital, and hopes to surpass that amount. He wants to help the people who helped his son. “A few years back, my son Michael was admitted into Children’s Hospital to have an internal cyst removed from his throat and I was able to witness the care that all the Doctor’s, Nurses and Staff at BCH give,” Airasian said.

Local Church Hosting Valentine’s Fundraiser for Group That Helps Immigrants

The Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church will host Hearts for Homes: An Evening of Music and Refreshments on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

The event will raise money for the New England Justice for Our Neighbors, a group that supports clinics that provide free and quality legal services to low income immigrants. The suggested donation for the event is $15. Heart for Homes will take place at the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, Watertown Campus at 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.