See When Bar Rescue Star’s Restaurant Taffer’s Tavern Will Open in Watertown

Bar Rescue star Jon Taffer will open Taffer’s Tavern in Watertown on Aug. 31, 2022. The following announcement was provided by Taffer’s Tavern:

Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative, full-service restaurant concept founded by leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, has announced that it is now accepting reservations for its first Boston area location in Watertown at Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood located along the Charles River. The restaurant will open to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 31 with a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Jon Taffer on Sept.

August at the Library: Bookmobile, Farm Photos, Children’s Music & More

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. August will be busy at the Watertown Library, with the debut of the Bookmobile, music on Saturdays for kids, and an exhibition of photos from local farms.

The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

And … we’re ready to roll! The WFPL Bookmobile makes its public debut on Saturday, August 13, 12 – 5 PM, at the Watertown Arts Market in Arsenal Park. A mobile library is about reaching people where they are at, so we want to hear where you want us to go.

Watertown Resident Expands Efforts to Curtail Use of Plastics

Joshua TousterWatertown’s Eileen Ryan, founder of Beyond Plastics Greater Boston, advocated for legislation to limit plastic in front of the State House. Several years ago, Watertown’s Eileen Ryan pushed for Watertown to pass a plastic shopping bag ban, and now she has expanded her efforts statewide. In April, she founded Beyond Plastics Greater Boston, a local chapter of the national group Beyond Plastic. “After we passed the ban (in 2016) we all patted ourselves on the back and thought we did a great job. We really noticed that there are fewer plastic bags in the river, in trees around Watertown,” Ryan said.

Watertown Resident Hikes to Raise Money for Domestic Violence Survivors

More than 40 women — including Watertown resident, Sarah Kacevich — participated in Wilderness Heals, a fund-raiser for Stone House. Pictured (Front, l-r): Shannon Walsh, Christie MacKenzie, Jess Gallo; Back Row, l-r: Karin Downs, Heather McSween, Karen Johnson, Gina Varamo, Beth Grierson, Rosa Licea, Kacevich, and Jayne Lynch. The following information was provided by Stone House:

Watertown resident, Sarah Kacevich, recently spent a weekend with more than 40 women participating in Wilderness Heals, an all-women pledge hike that builds and engages a community of supporters to raise money for Stone House, an inclusive and essential home and community space for domestic violence survivors located in Roxbury. As Stone House’s largest fundraiser, Wilderness Heals raises unrestricted, crucial funding that helps meet the needs of the families served by the organization. The hiking took place in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Huge Toy Sale at Watertown’s Church of the Good Shepherd

The Church of the Good Shepherd will hold a huge toy sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The childcare center at the church will be closing and all the toys must go! The toys will be sold at bargain prices. The sale will be on the lower level of the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 9 Russell Ave. (corner of Mt.

Watertown Group Remembering Those Killed in Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Candleboats float on the Charles River in Watertown in memory of those who died in the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The following information was provided by the Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment:

Please join us for a remembrance of the nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945 killing over 210,000 and causing misery for thousands of survivors. Why We’re Gathering

Our annual resistance to the presence and use of nuclear weapons is even more important this year as we face the tangible and immediate threats from Ukraine and the effects of climate change. Add your signs or use one of ours. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Schedule

7:30 p.m. – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square8:00 p.m. – Music and Testimonials – Watertown Dock8:30 p.m. – Launching of the Candle boats

Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action, and Survival Education Fund, Inc.

Visit www.watertowncitizens.org and www.facebook.com/WatertownCitizensPJE