PLEASE JOIN US AT ST. ANDREW’S FOR EVENSONG on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5 at 5pm, to hear the exquisite 16th century anthem by Thomas Tallis, The Lamentations of Jeremiah. Tallis lived through the small pox epidemic of 1562 which rendered Queen Elizabeth I bald and pox marked. He also lived through the plague of 1563-wiping out a quarter of the population of London-as well as the Reformation which ripped the fabric of religious life asunder. Miranda Loud will be our guest organist and refreshments will follow.
Here’s a rundown of assorted end-of-year holiday activities taking place in Wellesley
*Visit our Where to Worship page for links to houses of worship, so you can get details on services of interest.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 8th annual Festival of Trees
will take place through Sunday, December 11, at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley.
Tree Lighting & Caroling 5:30 to 7pm on Dec. 8 in the Linden Square Courtyard
Shopping Stroll– Enjoy special discounts and promotions from 5 to 8pm at these participating stores.
Shopping Stroll in Linden Square– Enjoy special discounts and promotions from 5 to 8pm on Dec. 9 at these participating stores
Dec. 11 in Linden Square: Breakfast with Santa at The Cottage – 8am and 9:45 AM seatings, reservations required, click HERE to reserve your seat 100 % of Raffle and Children’s breakfast proceeds benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Lunch with Santa & Ham Sampling at The Linden Store from 11-2pm- visit with Santa while you grab some lunch and sample their delicious ham
Make your own Pizza with Santa’s Head Elf at California Pizza Kitchen from 11-2pm- Email Nicole Martino at [email protected] to sign up in order to secure your spot. Mention Lovin’ Spoonfuls when you eat lunch and 20% of your bill is donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Scavenger Hunt– 10-2pm Enjoy fun activities, freebies, face painting and more in our participating stores
The Holiday Happenings weekend is sponsored by Wellesley Bank and a portion of the weekends proceeds will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Wellesley Community Center at 219 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills is sponsoring a Christmas holiday trunk show, hosted by Your French Gift, 10am – 4:30pm.
Items for men, women, children, beauty, art, and decoration. In addition, Café Madeleine will sell coffee, tea, other beverages, specialty food, and food gifts.
You may recall that Your French Gift had a bricks-and-mortar store for years in Wellesley Hills.
Luminary Night — Sunday, Dec. 11
The 10th Annual Luminary Night will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2016. On Luminary Night, families and businesses throughout Wellesley light luminary candles along their streets, sidewalks and doorsteps, creating a beautiful town-wide glow welcoming the holiday season.
Luminary kits can be purchased online . Luminary kits are $20 each and include materials to create ten luminaries. Kits ordered on-line will be delivered to your home between December 6th and 10th. BUY KITS HERE!
Are you hosting a Luminary Night block party for your neighborhood? Let us help you get the word out – and the coffee is on us! Please register your party and we will help promote your party and provide warm beverages and snacks for your guests! REGISTER YOUR BLOCK PARTY HERE!
An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 11, 5pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd.
Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops! — Sunday, December 18, 3:00pm
Nancy Hoffmann Gerber, soprano with Douglas Gerber, guest conductor
Vocal selections from “Suddenly Christmas Eve” by Stephen Gerber
Our traditional “Two Front Teeth” Contest Winner, the audience holiday singalong, a visit from Santa and much, much more. Fun for the whole family.
Held at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley
More info on tickets: http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/
Conservation Information for Suburbanites, is a series of five lunch-time classes focusing on climate change and sustainability issues in Wellesley and neighboring towns. Offered by Wellesley Weston Lifetime Learning, this program is available to seniors 55 years-old and over.
A series of presenters will cover a range of resource sustainability issues pertinent to Wellesley and other suburban communities.
- September 19 Quentin Prideaux, Climate Change and Massachusetts
- September 26 Natural Resources Commission, Fuller Brook Park reconstruction project and rain gardens
- October 3 Rick Lent, Elders Climate Action
- October 17 Cricket Vlass, Landscaping with Native Plants
- October 24 Wellesley WasteWise, Food and other waste reduction
Teacher: Quentin Prideaux, president of Sustainable Wellesley(www.sustainablewellesley.org), a volunteer organization whose mission is to engage residents, business and the town in the actions required for sustainability.
In light of the June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in which 50 people died and 53 people were injured, many grievously, Wellesley institutions have stepped forward to offer support for those affected by the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
Wellesley Village Church, located at 2 Central St., asks the community to join together on Sunday, June 19 at 11am to honor the victims of the shooting. The Church will stand in witness by ringing the church bell 50 times in recognition of the tragedy.
Other institutions in Wellesley also have issued public responses to the events in Florida. The World of Wellesley earlier this week asked the community to “…come together to show unity in our humanity and to stand in support of our LGBT neighbors, all Muslim neighbors, and all of our first responders” at a candlelight peace vigil that took place on the Town Hall Green, while St. Andrew’s Episcopal church also held a vigil.
The Unitarian Universalists on their Facebook page offered “Thoughts and prayers with all those affected by the largest mass shooting in US history…at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl…may the people of Orlando know that our thoughts are with them,” while interim Mass Bay Community College president Lynn Hunter addressed the college community on the school’s website in a letter which read in part: