Small Saves Gets a New Teammate in This Week’s Comic Strip

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.”

Town Council Approves Creation of Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee

The Town Council approved the creation of the Public Arts and Culture Committee, which will make recommendations for public art similar to the mural painted at Uncommon Grounds, as well as cultural events. A Public Arts and Culture Committee will be appointed by the Town Council to make recommendations on public art and cultural programs in Watertown. The Town Council approved the committee’s creation on Tuesday night. It will have nine members and will make recommendations that must be approved by the Town Manager and Town Council. The Public Arts and Cultural Committee’s recommendations will fall into two areas, according to the Town Council’s resolution:

Art in Public Places: Permanent, semi-permanent, temporary, and ephemeral artworks and activations that create a vibrant, welcoming, inclusive, and connected public realm.

Senior Events: Book Club, Talk With a Doc About COVID, Coffee With the Director

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Programs for Week of April 12, 2021

Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490.New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us! Monday:   10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane2:00 PM, Coffee with the COA DirectorTuesday:    11:00 AM, Part 2 “Talk with a Doc” about COVID-19 Zoom with Dr. Kady Goldlist of Mount Auburn Hospital’s Quimby Center for Geriatric Care. Call Senior Center for unique Zoom link. 12:30 PM, Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley                                     Wednesday:9:00 AM, Book Club: Discussion of The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan. Book for May – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann; June – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen.- No exercise class today. -11:30 AM, Spring Grab-n-Go pick-up for those who pre-registered.4:00 PM, COA Board MeetingThursday    9:00 AM, Pilates with Marina Z.10:30 AM, Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation2:00 PM, Presentation: History of Big Band Swing with John ClarkFriday         10:00 AM, Exercise with Shannon12:00 PM, Seated Strength & Balance with Pearl2:45 PM, Zoom Mellowtones Choral Group with Anne Silverman

Looking Ahead

Monday, April 19, 2021 – Patriots Day – Senior Center Closed

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 10:00 AM, Public Safety CoffeeWednesday, April 21, 2021 – 9:00 AM, Pet Lovers Group; 2:00 PM, Knitting Group

Senior Shuttle Bus Update

The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping. Due to COVID-19, the bus is limited to 6 riders plus the driver. Masks must be worn.

An Overflow at the Rink in This Week’s Small Saves Cartoon

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.”

April at Gore Place: Plant Sale, Spring Photo Session, Virtual Sheepshearing Festival

The following information was provided by Gore Place:

What’s a Living Salad Bowl? Now available from the Farm at Gore Place! A living salad bowl is a container of growing salad greens. We’re offering these special living salad bowl arrangements created by Farmer Scott at Gore Place. He’ll use a variety of greens including red and green leaf lettuce, chard, and spicy microgreens (all “cut-and-come-again” varieties).

Small Saves Shows His Highlight Package in This Week’s Cartoon

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.”

Watertown Residents Can Visit Concord Museum Free & See “Shot Heard Round the World” Exhibit

A family watches a video at the Concord Museum about April 19, 1775, the day of the “Shot Heard Round the World.” The following announcement was provided by the Concord Museum:

“Here once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. In celebration of the Concord Museum’s new permanent April 19, 1775 exhibition and in partnership with The Historical Society of Watertown all Watertown residents are invited to a complimentary in-person evening at the Museum on April 7 or April 14, 2021, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Concord Museum recently completed a $1.2 million permanent exhibition that brings to life the conflict in engaging, emotional ways through powerful animation, artifacts, recordings, and storytelling of that fateful day when the ‘Shot was Heard Round the World’. David Wood, Curator for the Museum remarked, “In Concord Museum’s new installation of April 19th material, first person narratives of participants are joined with the largest collection anywhere of objects that were themselves participants, including muskets, swords, and powder horns that were at the North Bridge.