Kick off Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend on May 18 at the Hunnewell Fun Fair! Please join the Hunnewell School community on Friday, May 18 from 3:05pm-6:00pm for our PTO’s annual community event. The Fun Fair is appropriate for all ages. There will be carnival rides, food, games, take-a-cake and new this year: a DJ! We hope to see you there. Rain Date: June 8.
The Wellesley Celebrations Committee is still seeking Vietnam-era veterans to be honored as the Grand Marshals in the 47th Annual Veterans’ Parade, to be held next Sunday May 17th.All participants are asked to be at the Wellesley Community Center by 12:15PM on Sunday.
The parameters for a Vietnam-era vet are: A Vietnam Era Veteran qualifies if one served on active duty for more than 180 days in the Republic of Vietnam, between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 OR served on active duty for more than 180 days for any time between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.
In addition to the Vietnam Era vets being specially honored this year, we welcome all veterans, from anytime in service, to be with us and be participants in the Parade. Hopefully, all veterans can wear an article of their uniform, such as a cap, shirt or something representing their service. If not the entire uniform.
The Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend committee has shared its list of honorees for the May 15-17 festivities, which culminate with the 47th annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade and fireworks on May 17.
|Parade Grand Marshals||Vietnam Era Veterans – In recognition of anyone who served on active duty for more than 180 days in the Republic of Vietnam, between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 OR served on active duty for more than 180 days for any time between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.|
|Distinguished Service Award||Janice M. Kaseta – In recognition of 29 years service at the Wellesley Recreation Department, including the last 13 years as Director.|
|Chief of Staff||Philip R. Rolph —In recognition of service as a Major in U. S. Marine Corps, Vietnam Era Veteran, and as a community activist.|
|Community Service Award||Terri J. Tsagaris– In recognition of two terms of service on the Board of Selectmen and 15 years as a Town Meeting Member.|
|Community Service Award||K.C. Kato– In recognition of 2 terms of service on the School Committee and as a Town Meeting Member.|
|Community Service Award||Tere Ramos –In recognition of 1 term of service on the School Committee.|
|Community Service Award||Amanda Fischman Henshon –In recognition of 3 terms of service as a Library Trustee.|
|Community Service Award||Jessica Wolfe–In recognition of 1 term of service as a Library Trustee.|
|Community Service Award||James Conlin–In recognition of 4 terms of service on the Recreation Commission, one term as Library Trustee, and 26 years as a Town Meeting Member.|
|Community Service Award||Neal B. Glick–In recognition of 5 years service on the Planning Board and service on the Wetlands Protection Committee.|
|Special Appreciation Award||Wellesley Department of Public Works–In recognition of the DPW’s “Snow Busting” prowess during the historic winter of 2015.|
|Special Appreciation Award||Wellesley Municipal Light Plant-In recognition of the MLP’s outstanding service during the historic winter of 2015.|
|Special Appreciation Award||Grignaffini & Sons, Inc., C. Joseph Grignaffini –In recognition of their 55th Anniversary and three generations in the construction business.|
|Special Appreciation Award||Reynolds Electrical Co., Raymond J. Reynolds– In recognition of 77 years in business and three generations in the electrical business.|
|Special Appreciation Award||St. John the Evangelist Parish –In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the parish.|
|Special Appreciation Award||Wellesley Hills Woman’s Club–In recognition of 125th Anniversary of providing service to the Community.|
|Dedicated Service Award||Barbara Ardine -In recognition of 40 years service as a Wellesley Crossing Guard.|
|Dedicated Service Award||Marie Schofield –In recognition of 40 years service as a Wellesley Crossing Guard.|
Wellesley Choral Society presents the premiere of local composer Edward Whalen’s Dialogue – a Choral Song Cycle on May 16 at 8pm at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington St.
The work is written for chorus and orchestra, and consists of seven songs framed by an instrumental prelude and postlude. The songs are set to poems by “metaphysical” British poets of the 17th century, including John Donne.
Whalen is a composer, classically trained singer and performer, music arranger and Director of the Upper School choruses at Milton Academy. Since 1994 he has been the Music Director of the Wellesley Choral Society, now in its 68th season. He wrote Dialogue – a Choral Song Cycle in 2014-15 specifically for the Society.
Cost: $20; $15 for seniors/students; free for under 12.
The Wellesley Women Artisans invite the public to take part in a unique community art event on May 17 during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend: Vinyl LP records reclaimed from the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility will be painted and displayed in a “beautiful and dramatic exhibition” at Simons Park next to the Wellesley Free Library. You can see some of the artisans prepping for the project here.
(When I first heard about this event a while back my first thought was: I know a few records in our house that I’d love to donate and have made inoperable through painting.)
The free art project will take place from 9am-3pm on Saturday, May 17 and people of all ages are invited to join in. No particular art expertise is needed and supplies will be provided.
Also, the artisans are looking for a few good DJ’s to spin LPs during the event. Sound equipment and vinyl will be provided.
The project is a follow-up to last year’s successful community quilting project that took place during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend.