Wellesley town offices, libraries and schools, and the RDF are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
You can start your day at the World of Wellesley’s MLK Annual Community Breakfast Celebration, which takes place at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall at 8:30-10am. Keynote address will be by Dr. Yves Solomon-Fernandez, interim president of MassBay Community College. The Wellesley High Step Team will perform as well. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students, and may be purchased at the door. RSVP to [email protected]
Another way you can celebrate MLK’s birthday is by attending an event at Schofield Elementary School on Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm that will feature interactive activities, plus pizza, and crafts. RSVP To: [email protected]
Also, something to follow up on after the holiday:
*Babson’s annual Martin Luther King Legacy Day takes place on Feb. 17 and features a keynote address by Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently a host and special correspondent for NPR. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR’s newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Norris began hosting the program in December, 2002 and stepped away from her All Things Considered duties during the 2012 presidential campaign. While on sabbatical, Norris spent a time traveling the country and developing two successful initiatives: The Race Card Projectand NPR’s Backseat Book Club. Her new role will allow her to continue this work while producing in-depth segments for all NPR programs.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Keynote address followed by cocktail reception
Brownie Troop #66063 from Sprague Elementary School last month visited the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care to sing holiday carols.
This is the 3rd year in a row that they have done this. Their accompanist, Joanne Cook, is the aunt of one of the Brownies, Thea Fischmann.
The Wellesley Recreation Department has recognized the spirited, creative and silly at 5 addresses across town in its annual Holiday House Decorating Contest, which attracted about 20 entries.
The Holly Jolly judges visited the residents a few nights before Christmas Eve to dole out the awards and take photos.
Meanwhile, back at our house, no snow outside didn’t stop us from making a snowman.
Santa’s beard isn’t quite as white as I recall it being, but you’d go gray too if you were working as hard as ol’ Kris Kringle is today at the Wellesley Square post office.
(Thanks to a Swellesley reader for sharing this photo.)
Our family loves books, and our family loves Christmas. During the years when picture books and story time ruled our house, we never missed a December visit out to the Concord Museum in historic Concord, MA to see how volunteers had filled the museum’s galleries with over 35 trees as tremendous as a towering specimen in the front entryway to trees so tiny they can fit on a windowsill. All are decorated with original ornaments inspired by the storyline, illustrations, and characters or setting of a particular contemporary or classic children’s story book. If we happened to absorb some American history as we wandered from tree to shining tree, so much the better.
Here are some pictures of some of this year’s trees:
Admission to The Concord Museum is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children (4–18); children under 4 and Members Free. Family Trees admission includes all of the Museum galleries and special exhibitions. The Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 (winter hours begin January 4); the Museum will close at 1:00 on December 24 and will be closed all day November 26 and December 25.
More about my visit to Concord here:
I always feel so at home in Concord, and it’s no wonder. I counted 9 shops there that have locations in Wellesley: Irresistibles, J. McLaughlin, French Lessons, Comina, Sara Campbell, Lyn Evans, Winston Flowers, Comellas, and [Read more…]
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Sara Campbell‘s made in the USA commitment and her always feminine fashions for the chic, modern woman are the hallmarks of this boutique’s style. Yes, Virginia, there really is a Sara Cambell. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and since then there’s been no stopping her on her quest to help Wellesley shoppers step out looking poised and pulled together.
If you want a look that’s contemporary and edgy, Tobey Grey is your place. Premium denim is a huge seller there, with FRAME denim enjoying a cult following. If you want to be among the first to know when new shipments arrive, just let the service-minded sales staff know. They’ll get you on their VIP call list. Tobey Grey also has a wide selection of dresses, sweaters, leggings, shirts, and accessories.
Ooh, so pretty, you’ll swoon as you walk through the door of French Lessons Boutique. The selection of fashions here is curated, with labels like Elizabeth and James, Rebecca Taylor, Milly, and Nanette Lepore. They always bring in some lacy lingerie for the holidays, giving everything a hint of French boudoir. Important: this is your go-to place for Spanx, in case you’re having a last-minute shapewear crisis.
Impulse by Adamas Fine Jewelry, Linden Square’s hidden gem, is full of gems deserving to see the light of day. Enter the side-street facing front door for a look at their high-end fashion jewelry and fine jewelry. You can drop as much $10k here and walk out knowing that you invested in something unique and expertly crafted. Then again, you can put together a fun and affordable look with Sisco & Berluti bead bracelets, handmade by two sisters, and meant to be mixed and matched. Either way, Impulse offers looks that are a cut above the company.
Click here for Linden Square’s Must-have Holiday Gift Guide.