The Wellesley High School Drama Society presents a play, Awkward Paws, by Vladimir Pushkin on Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at the Katherine Babson Jr. Auditorium at Wellesley High School. Admission is $5.
A very magical exhibit about the science of Harry Potter’s World is coming to the Wellesley College Science Center’s library starting March 10 and it’s open to the general public. Learn about potions, herbology, monsters, magical creatures, immortality and more (well, what is there really beyond immortality).
The library’s Meghan Gamsby tells us that the public will have access into the Science Library to see the traveling exhibit Monday-Friday 8:15 am – 6:00 pm (8:30am-4:30pm March 20 – 28 because of spring break). The library itself has longer hours, including weekend hours, but the building requires card swipe access outside of the times specified.
Babson College students on April 26 will enjoy a concert on their Wellesley campus by the electronic dance music outfit Krewella, which is touring behind its “Get Wet” album.
Babson’s spring concert in the past has drawn acts such as Ke$ha and Girl Talk. Last year, Steve Aoki was in the house.
Tickets to such shows are typically mainly made available to students and guests, though keep an eye out for the release of tickets to the public. Krewella also plays in Lowell this April at Tsongas Arena.
Overall, the T’s much expanded rail service along the line will add 20 weekday and 9 weekend trips.
State Rep. Alice Peisch announced that the “new schedule reflects numerous meetings and conversations with MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and other MBTA representatives over the past several weeks expressing resident concerns with the schedule released in January. It reflects positive changes, including an additional train during peak evening travel that will stop in Wellesley and changes to a morning train that will make a 9am arrival time for work more possible. This schedule also reflects concerns raised by residents in other communities serviced by the Framingham/Worcester line.”
The MBTA originally released a schedule in January that significantly reduced service to Wellesley stops during peak service hours, according to Peisch.
Indeed, if you want any sort of express train out this way, you’ll need to go to West Natick or Framingham. The 8:18am train skips a couple of stops on the way in to Boston from Wellesley Square and Wellesley Hills.
The commuter rail, meanwhile. remains pretty useless for anyone living out this way who wants to stay in Boston for anything lasting much past 11pm. The T has been experimenting with late night service in Boston, so there’s hope.
The Wellesley PTSO hosts this discussion on drugs and alcohol in town at Wellesley High School library on Wednesday, March 12 (snacks/social at 7pm, panel at 7:30pm). Speakers will discuss what they are seeing in our community and what we can do to be more diligent about keeping our children safe. This event is for parents of Wellesley High and Wellesley Middle School 8th grade parents.
Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham
Officer Bill Brooks
Maura Renzella (Youth Commission Director)
WHS administrators Andrew Keough, Lynne Novogroski, Jamie Chisum
The Colbert Report this week did a bit on Women’s History Month in which host — and feminist — Stephen Colbert studies up on women’s issues and reveals a shocking trend of product companies pushing food-based health and beauty offerings on women. During the sketch, he is handed a Master’s in Women’s Studies degree for his efforts…but he doesn’t get to hold onto the degree for long.
Maybe the school should mix things up and invite him to be its commencement speaker this year. It’s been 34 years since the school has had a man as a commencement speaker (cartoonist Gary Trudeau was the last).
The Blackstone-Millville District School Committee has narrowed its pool of superintendent candidates from 6 to 3 and Wellesley High principal Andrew Keough made the cut. It was announced last month that Keough was among the original 6.
Keough has sought a number of superintendent jobs in recent years, including in Hopkinton and Beverly, only to be not chosen. He has been Wellesley High’s principal since 2007.
Candidates will now do visits to the district and will be visited by the selection committee, and the school committee plans to make a choice by April 1. The other candidates hail from the Sutton and New Bedford school systems.