Gore Place Hosting Virtual Valentine’s Day Sips and Stories Event

The following announcement was provided by Gore Place:

On Saturday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, join Gore Place for a virtual wine tasting with the Urban Grape of Boston’s South End. During this special event, you’ll enjoy three wines selected by the Urban Grape’s expert wine educators and learn about wine history. Participants must be age 21 or older. Advance tickets are required. Register by Monday, January 24 at 12 p.m. ET.

Watertown Unity Breakfast to be Held Virtually on MLK Jr. Day, Awards to be Given to Local Pastor & a Civil Rights Activist

Charlie BreitroseA mural created by Watertown High School students for the 20th annual Unity Breakfast. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Unity Breakfast organizers:

The annual Watertown Unity Breakfast will be hosted on January 17th – the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr – at 10 a.m.

Since 2000, Watertown residents have come together to honor civil rights leaders, past and present, and to recommit to the principles of racial, social and economic justice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual. Event registration is now open at www.unitybreakfast.org. The Unity Breakfast is sponsored by World In Watertown, a civic organization that was founded by concerned Watertown residents in 1999 to protect and promote non-discriminatory practices in the city. 

At this year’s event, organizers will announce the creation of a scholarship fund, to be awarded in 2023, designed to support extraordinary young people in the Watertown community who show immense promise as agents of change.

Winter Program & Summer Camp Registration, Job Openings at the West Suburban YMCA

The following announcement was provided by the West Suburban YMCA:

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE WEST SUBURBAN YMCA? 

WINTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION 

The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and safe as we enter the new year. Why not pick up a new hobby this season? Register for programs like dodgeball, basketball, track and field, adult kettlebell fitness, youth HIIT squad, swim lessons, and more in our Winter Session. The Winter Session runs from January 3 – February 20, 2022, Registration is open, so visit Y’s website for more details and to register.  

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION  

Summer already? Be sure to be ready to register your child in a YMCA Summer Camp, as spots fill quicky.

Watertown Seeks Middle & High School Students to Help Seniors Shovel Snow

Students are wanted to help seniors clear snow through a program run by the Recreation Department. The City of Watertown sent out the following announcement:

Watertown Middle School and Watertown High School students, we need your help shoveling snow for our 72 senior and disabled residents who have requested help. So far only 22 students have signed up. You can earn community service hours and some other perks if you volunteer. Please call Recreation Director Peter Centola at 617-972-6494 right away!

COMICS: TV Time for Here’s Trouble, Small Saves’ Always Busy with Hockey

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.”

DeMarco recently added “Here’s Trouble” to his cartooning lineup, inspired by drawings he did in the 1980s when he was in high school.

Snow Day for Watertown Schools, City Hall & Other Buildings Opening Late

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

Due to predicted snow accumulations, the City of Watertown Administrative Offices, the Watertown Free Public Library and the Senior Center will have a delayed opening at Noon (12:00pm) on Friday, January 7, 2022. Watertown Public Schools are closed on Friday, January 7, 2022 for a snow day. All offices are also closed. The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency effective 12:01 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022. The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice.

Watertown Declares Snow Emergency for Upcoming Storm

Charlie BreitroseSnow will fall on Watertown from Thursday into Friday. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Department of Public Works:

The Superintendent of Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency effective 12:01 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022. Watertown is expecting greater than 6 inches of snow. The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice. On street parking will be banned and any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing.

State Rep. Owens, State Sen. Brownsberger Hosting Joint Virtual Office Hours

State Rep. Steve Owens (left) and State Sen. Will Brownsberger will host joint office hours. The following announcement was provided by State. Rep. Steve Owens’ office:

State Representative Steve Owens will be hosting Joint Office Hours alongside State Senator Will Brownsberger next week on Tuesday, January 11th. The event will be virtual and begin at 5:00 p.m. EST and end at 7:00 p.m. EST. Both legislators are looking forward to hearing from constituents on state-related legislative or personal matters.