Wellesley Symphony Orchestra season finale on May 3

Wellesley Symphony OrchestraThe Wellesley Symphony Orchestra performs its season finale, featuring emerging artists, on Sunday, May 3 at MassBay Community College. Pre-concert talk at 2:15pm, concert at 3pm.


The line-up:

All Tchaikovsky
- Swan Lake Ballet Suite excerpts
Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Ilana ZaksViolin Concerto
Ilana Zaks, Violin

Ticket prices for 2014 – 2015 season
Adult – $25  – –  Senior/Student – $20
Free admission for children under 12
Groups of 6 or more $15
MassBay Students, Staff & Faculty Free with ID

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Wellesley High tennis players to host clinic for all

wellesley tennis clinicThe Wellesley High School tennis teams for the third straight year will host a tennis clinic for kids at the Hunnewell Courts on Washington Street, this time to raise money for the Tenacity tennis program to help urban youth.
Previous editions of the clinic have raised funds for the One Fund and Make-a-Wish Foundation.
As in the past, this year’s clinic will be a drop-in kind of program – no need to register.  Stop by any time between 2pm and 5pm, and spend as long as you want.  Several courts will be used, with kids being divvied up mostly by age. Beginners and experienced players welcome, and snacks and extra racquets will be available.
Contact WHS tennis coach Mike Sabin at [email protected] with any questions
Rain date: May 9
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Attention Wellesley water users

hydrantThe Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing water mains throughout the Town Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1. Hydrant flushing is performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment buildup in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants and valves. The flushing may result in reduced water pressure and temporary discoloration of the water caused by small particles dislodged from water mains during the flushing. Any discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful. However, the discolored water might stain your laundry – especially white fabrics – and may also stain plumbing fixtures. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid doing laundry during the noted flushing period and certainly while such conditions exist. Prior to washing clothes, please check the cold water for possible discoloration. If the water is discolored, let the cold water run for a minute or two to begin clearing. If it does not clear at that time, try again later. Unfortunately, the Town cannot fully guarantee the safety of doing laundry and there is a possibility of discoloration even during the evenings and other times of the day because the water system has been disturbed. Please check your water carefully prior to doing laundry and inspect the laundry before it is dried. The Water & Sewer Division appreciates your patience as we work to improve the quality of the drinking water. If you would like additional information, please call the Water Division at 235-7600, ext. 3355.

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Rotary, Wellesley High Spanish Club organizing Sol Y Canto concert in May

(L to R) Bonnie Yang, Luz Barrientos, Club Advisor; and Gabby Clifford, President, WHS Spanish Club

WHS Spanish Club’s Bonnie Yang, Luz Barrientos (advisor), and Gabby Clifford Rotar

The Wellesley Rotary Club is partnering with the Wellesley High School Spanish Club to produce the Sol Y Canto concert at the school on May 16 at 7:30PM. Although most of the songs are in Spanish, great care is taken by the musicians to translate all lyrics and to engage the audience in bi-lingual singing.

Andrea Kaiser, Rotarian and Chair of the Concert event, has been meeting with  Spanish Club officers and committee Gabby Clifford, Bonnie Yang, Nicole Frontero, Jasmine Hills, Karen Yee and Luz Barrientos (advisor). The club is now selling tickets to the upcoming performance by the Sol Y Canto Pan-Latin sextet at $15 for students and $30 for adults.

On April 27 at 1:30PM, the lead musicians/singers from Sol Y Canto will present a workshop at Wellesley High for students studying Spanish.

The Spanish Club has a full agenda of activities throughout the school year, including cooking and serving foods from Spanish-speaking countries and introducing these dishes to members of other clubs within Wellesley High School; Karaoke Nights along with other clubs; a Piñata Party every October to celebrate The Day of the Dead; Trivia Nights with other WHS clubs that promote cultural understanding; Zumba/Salsa classes for club members; and a December Toy Drive that provides holiday gifts for residents of a shelter in Framingham.

The Spanish Club’s major fundraising activity, selling Burritos at Seminar Day, supports a child in Guatemala. Marco, now age 11, has been receiving a donation each year since he was 4, and the gift will continue until he turns 18. This project, run through Children International, raises money for underserved children around the world. The annual donation provides help with education, medical needs and clothing.

The Rotary Club of Wellesley will be presenting the Spanish Club with a donation of $500 at the Sol Y Canto concert. The Spanish Club will use the proceeds to support its activities, and to help Marco, who now needs additional dental services.

If you’d like to attend the performance, tickets are available through the Spanish Club, Windsor Press at 356 Washington St. and Pinnacle Residential Properties at 666 Washington St. in Wellesley.

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As Wellesley College says, anyone can run the Marathon but not everyone can hoop-roll

UPDATE: And the winner is….Sophia Garcia

The 120th annual hoop-rolling race at Wellesley College takes place Saturday at 9am. If you’ve never seen this local tradition live, it’s worth a look, as seniors dressed in gowns spin their wooden hoops down Tupelo Lane on campus.

The most eager and crazy students even sleep out overnight for a chance to win the race and get tossed into Lake Waban.

Actually, maybe the craziest are the ones who combine hoop-rolling and marathoning.

RELATED: VIDEO from 2013 race | 2014 hooprolling results

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Business royalty to do Shakespeare in Wellesley

shakespeare and leadershipThe third edition of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare & Leadership series is slated for Tuesday, April 28 at Babson College’s Carling-Sorenson Theatre in Wellesley, and will feature a bunch of business executives doing a staged reading of King Lear.

Directed by Steven Maler and featuring Boston actor Will Lyman, confirmed participants include Kerry Healey President, Babson College; Jarrett Barrios CEO, American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region; Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO, Legal Sea Foods; Jack Connors, Chairman, Hill Holiday; William “Mo” Cowan, Former US Senator, Senior VP and COO ML Strategies;  Jonathan Davis, CEO, CIO and Founder The Davis Companies, Fay Donohue, CEO Delta Dental of Massachusetts; Sylvia Ferrell-Jones President and CEO of YWCA Boston; Donna Latson-Gittens, MORE Founder and CEO;;  and Jim Rooney,  Executive Director at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Kate Walsh is President and CEO of Boston Medical Center, and Ralph Welborn, Chief Executive Officer, Imaginatik.

The event, which kicks off at 7pm and is co-sponsored by BabsonARTS, will also include a panel discussion of leadership issues raised by the play’s text. The performance is free, with reservations requested. For more information visit commshakes.org or 617 426-0863.

This summer, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present King Lear as it’s 20th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common July 22 – August 9. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is the Theatre in Residence at Babson College.

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