Applications are available for one of the sweetest deals in Wellesley: The free summer youth programs with the police department, fire department and Wellesley Public Media.
- Experience a working Fire Department with hands on training including: fire extinguishing, knot tying, water rescue, and much more.
- Field trip to the Fire Academy in Stow, Ma.
- Visits and demonstrations from the Bomb Squad, and MedFlight.
- Learning the importance of law enforcement in their community and beyond;
- Experiencing hands on demonstrations involving radar, motor vehicle stops, mock arrests and crime scene search;
- Discover the valuable collaboration between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies;
- Field trips to Boston area law enforcement agencies, FBI, and State Police.
- Learning the art of program planning;
- Learning to operate Wellesley Media studio equipment including: cameras, audio, and editing devices;
- Gaining the skills to produce a public service announcement or news piece for Wellesley Media.
A Swellesley reader shared this cheery photo, from late 2016, that shows the Sprague Elementary Brownie Troop entertaining residents of the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care with holiday carols. They were joined by a member of the Middle School Troop and the Wellesley High School Ladies First A Capella group.
Everyone’s favorite mischief makers, the Minions, are coming to Bach to Rock Wellesley (B2R) in Linden Square on Saturday, Jan. 21, 11am – 1pm, where they’ll be on hand to help celebrate the Wellesley music school’s 1-year anniversary and Open House. The Minions will happily meet & greet, pose for pictures, and put on a special show complete with music, dancing and more. Parents, families, and kids can tour the facility and get information on early childhood music education, lessons, birthday parties, summer camps; instrument demonstrations, special enrollment discounts, and a chance to win prizes all day.