Save the date: Easter egg hunt at Wellesley Hills Church on March 28

Enjoy a light breakfast, Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and other activities, including a visit by the Easter Bunny on March 28 from 9-11am at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church.

RSVP to [email protected] by Tuesday March 24, with # of adults and kids

Suggested donation: $5 per person or $20 per family

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MIT, Wellesley College groups adding spice to Acastock a cappella concert at Wellesley High

AcastockThe Acastock a cappella concert taking place this Thursday, March 5, at Wellesley High school will feature a mix of WHS groups as well as guest singers from area colleges, high schools and the community.  Organizers suggest getting to the 7pm event early, as last fall’s Acatober concert was a sell-out.

All four Wellesley High a cappella groups — A Cappella Anonymous. Inchordination, Ladies First, and Renegade A Cappella –will perform. The a cappella scene has heated up at WHS in recent years: WHS Director of Choral Activities Kevin McDonald says only one group existed at the school when he arrived 11 years ago.

MIT logarhythmsAlso performing at Acastock will be MIT’s Logarhythms, The Wellesley Widows of Wellesley College, the Nipmuc Regional High School a cappella group and The Works, which features Wellesley resident Elizabeth Cohen.

McDonald says the student-run WHS groups have lost formal rehearsal time due to snow storms, but have made up for it on the fly.

Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student and senior citizens, and free for children under 12, and are available at the door the night of the show. Money collected from this event goes directly to the choral department to fund choral events as well as guest artists, speakers, and clinicians.  Remaining funds subsidize transportation costs and festival registrations for our ensembles in the spring.

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Neighborly new Facebook group asks “What’s Up, Wellesley?”

Who do you ask when you need advice on a restaurant, plumber, electrician, or even a babysitter? So many towns in the area have a Facebook group page for which they can put a question out there, and get lots of great local advice.

Local mom and part-time speech-language pathologist Lianna Ramage has created a group called “What’s Up, Wellesley?” with the goal of fostering a greater sense of community in town, and allowing those who live and/or work in town to find out more about what’s going on locally. She hopes it will be a great place to post events, advice, concerns, and anything else that might come up. So click on the link above if you’d like to join the group.

There are at least a couple of other active Wellesley Facebook groups, one called Remember When? Growing up in Wellesley and the Centennial Park Dog Owners.  These are both closed groups that you can ask to join.

There are also online Wellesley groups formed via the Nextdoor “private social network.”

 

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Good prep for taking a coach flight

Sprague School swings nowNot a lot of leg room for now at the swings at Sprague Elementary School’s playground.

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Wellesley library to show documentary, “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

imgresThe groundbreaking PBS documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion will show in three episodes, one per week, at the Wellesley Free Library starting March 4. The documentary aims to demonstrate how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. Join our moderators,  for a light dinner and then view and discuss the history of race and the ‘science’ that justified it. Free and open to the public, it is not necessary to attend all three sessions, but registration is recommended for each. Sponsored by the World of Wellesley and the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.

Episode 1: The Difference Between Us, March 4, 6:30pm – 9pm, takes a look at the concept of race through the lens of biology and DNA
 
Episode 2, March 11, 6:30 – 9pm, The Story We Tell, shows the evolution of the idea of race through a historical lens.
 
Episode 3, The House We Live In, March 18, 6:30 – 9pm, shows how institutions and systems have created racial inequality.
 
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Mini March Madness basketball coming to Wellesley

Wellesley Youth Basketball logoRegister now for Wellesley Youth Basketball’s annual 3 on 3 tourney for boys and girls, grades 4-8.  New this year, kids can form their own teams (but, you can always register as a single player and we will partner you with other “single” players). Space is limited.

Date:  March 15th
Location:  Wellesley High School

Time:  8:30am to 4pm.  Specific times for your team will be finalized once we know how many teams are participating but, generally speaking, boys and girls grades 4 thru 6 will be in the early/late morning and 7th thru 8th will be in the afternoon.

Teams will be guaranteed to play at least 2 games (more games for those that advance to playoffs and finals)
Prizes will be awarded throughout the day for tourney champs by grade and much more! 
Cost: $20 per player

To register your team now, go to wellesleybasketball.org and click on the register online tab.  Use the first registration form marked March Madness.  Please indicate the first and last name of the other 2 players on your team.  Teams must consist of three players that are all in the same grade (i.e., three boys in the 8th grade or, three girls in the 4th grade).  All players from each team must register and pay prior to the start of the tourney.  If you want to register as a single player just leave the teammate boxes empty.  Single players will be assigned teammates upon arrival the day of the tourney.

 

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