Shelley is a nun who operates a soup kitchen in the Bronx. She moves through the kitchen’s work triangle like nobody’s business, but when it comes to connecting with the Holy Trinity through prayer, well, her connection with Christ just isn’t flowing in the easy back-and-forth way it used to. You know when you’re using your microwave timer as a meditation tool, something’s spiritually off. Shelley, played by Wellesley’s own Melinda Lopez (she’s a Theater Studies lecturer at Wellesley College) with emotional distance and a battered spirit, is finding that prayers can’t be zapped into existence, and the microwave can’t do a thing to heat up religious fervor gone cold in this powerful play running at SpeakEasy Stage on Tremont St. in Boston through April 1.
Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliot, it follows an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman (Murray) who, during a plum assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself caught in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. First he tries out hedonism. Next he takes up suicide as a sort of hobby. Finally, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities, and therein finds the true meaning of life and love.
In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley is holding a rummage sale on
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
309 Washington St. in Wellesley (near the intersection of Rt 9 & Rt 16)
Proceeds benefit the social justice programs of the UUWellesley.
Want to donate items to the rummage? Contact
[email protected] to make arrangements.
Max Hobart, WSO Conductor
1:30 Instrument petting zoo
2:15 Show’N’Tell with Leslie Holmes
Easy, free parking and reception after the concertConcerts are held at MassBay Community College in Wellesley, 2.5 miles from Rt 95.
Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Please present e-receipt for admission. MassBay students, faculty and staff are free with MassBay ID.
SPONSORED POST: Save the date for what has become a Spring tradition as the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) welcomes runners of all talent levels for its 4th annual Wonder Run 5k and Kids Fun Run, race slated for Sunday, May 21 at 8:30am. The race starts at Wellesley High School, and if speed is your goal, there’s still plenty of opportunity to train. If you’re built more for comfort, carry on as usual and just show up and jog or walk the course.
One of the great things about the Wonder Run is the wholesome, party atmosphere it brings with it. People run singly, shaking off the winter doldrums, or in large, raucous groups. You’ll see plenty of parents pushing strollers, triumphant kids crossing the finish line of their first-ever 5k (I’m getting teary just thinking of it), and everybody simply celebrating Spring and the sheer joy of movement.
The race, which starts at the Wellesley High School track, takes runners on a scenic tour of town while helping organizer WHJWC provide scholarships and other charitable aid. The Kids Fun Run, which takes place on the High School track at 9:30am, promises fun for the youngest of runners. Sensei Nicco DeMasco will be on hand with kid-friendly activities before the event. The Wonder Run is fun for the whole family!
Online pre-registration is $30 (Wonder Run 5K) and $10 (Kids Fun Run) and is now available. Register early to secure your Wonder Run 5K T-Shirt! The first 250 5K registrants will receive a race t-shirt and a water bottle. For questions about the Wonder Run road race, please contact the event directors at [email protected]