Author Celeste Ng delivering annual Arnold Lecture at Wellesley Free Library this week

Celeste Ng

(Photo by Kevin Day Photography)

Celeste Ng, author of the NYT bestselling novel Everything I Never Told You, will deliver the annual Arnold Lecture at Wellesley Free Library this Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The Cambridge writer’s fiction and essays have appeared in many literary journals and reviews, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. Free and open to the public.

Last year, Andrew Dubus III was the Arnold lecturer.

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Auditions for Wellesley Players’ production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Auditions for Wellesley Players’ production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Written By Steve Martin
Directed by Laura Espy
Stage Manager: Jean MacFarland

About the Show: So Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar……This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy by Steve Martin places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.  Performances will be at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown in November.  Rehearsals will begin in September on Sunday afternoons 1-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham.

Audition Dates:  Auditions will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. Needham MA by appointment on May 17 and 19. Please sign up for one time slot: 7-7:30pm, 7:30-8pm, 8-8:30pm, 8:30-9pm, 9-9:30pm or 9:30-10pm.  Callbacks will be held on May 21 – approximately 7-11pm.

To schedule an appointment, please send an email to [email protected]. Get full details on audition requirements and what to send in your email on the Wellesley Players’ website here:

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Sustainability video winner debuts at Wellesley STEM Expo

Wellesley High School sophomores Luisa Coakley and Lily Fenton took home first prize (GoPro cameras) for their Sustainability Challenge video, which made its public debut Saturday at the Wellesley STEM Expo. Contest entrants were challenged to come up with a video to help explain sustainability to a 5th grade audience.

Coakley and Fenton are involved in the Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) Club started by another sophomore, Olivia Geiger.

Other contest submissions should be available online in the near future as well.

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Serious Sunday accidents in Wellesley

Wellesley Police have tweeted out photos of two separate Sunday accidents, including one in which a car and van collided on Central Street near Wellesley College and a victim was flown to Boston for treatment.

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Wellesley symposium focuses on health in Africa

If interested in attending this event at Wellesley College on Medicine, Science and Health in Africa, it’s free, but you should RSVP here: ​medicineandsciencesymposium@gmail.comSymposium Africa Wellesley

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Wellesley STEM Expo celebrates science

The Wellesley STEM Expo packed them in on a snowy Saturday, giving families something fun to do.

Among the things we learned: It’s easier for kids than adults to get the hang of a segway; sheep brains look a lot like human brains; Chinese people used to build things using a technique that hasn’t worked well for our bathroom cabinet doors; no monkeys were harmed in the development of prosthetic eyes for the blind by keynote speaker Dr. Sheila Nirenberg’s team; WHS is going to have to add more computer science choices (so said a kid who once played baseball with ours and is now part of a white hat hacking team at the school); and that mice with hormone mutations can become obese.

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