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October 19, 2017, 6:15 PM @ Natick High School - Room 102
October 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Listeners of all ages are always welcome.
As always no registration required!
October 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Natick Community Center
Join us for a fun book discussion on these books of historical fiction and non-fiction.
We’ll be reading and discussing In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick.
October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Bacon Library will celebrate Halloween by presenting award-winning storyteller Davis Bates in a performance of participatory of stories and songs for adults, teens & pre-teens. Entitled Halloween Harvest, the program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories from New England and around the world. Hear about spirits, shape shifters, a rainy Halloween, & true-life ghost stories. There will even be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons.
Pete Seeger has called Davis “thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller.” Davis’ traditional and participatory style of telling empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the stories home with them to share with others.
You can learn more about Davis Bates on his website.
This performance funded, in part, by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the beginning of the World Series (on Oct. 24th) with David A. Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mysteries! Find out how he became a writer, how he gets his ideas and what made him write about baseball! Come with lots of questions!
David’s presentation is best for boys and girls in grades 1-5
David’s books will be available for purchase and signing.
And then, stick around to make your own baseball in a collaborative program with the Natick Historical Society! Go to Bacon Free Library website to register
October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Did you know that Natick is the home of the very first baseball factory in the world?!? The factory was built in 1858 and founded by Harrison Harwood Sr. They mass produced the figure-eight design which is the standard balls used in the MLB to this day. It closed in 1988 and was converted into condominiums.
The BFL and Natick Historical Society are teaming up (get it, teaming up ??) for kids of all ages to make their very own baseballs! You’ll be going home with some semblance of a baseball (not like the ones for the MLB, but just for fun!). Have your very own baseball for the beginning of the 2017 World Series – it may bring your team luck!
Please register by filling out the online form on the Bacon Free Library website or by calling the library at 508-653-6730. All materials will be supplied, but we need to know how much to have on hand.
October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons :-)
We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome!
October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A young couple on the brink of marriage–the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist–find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other’s dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term “conspicuous consumption”) is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction.
October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 21, 2017, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.
October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clutter – Is it really so bad?
Clutter sure is getting a bad name these days! What is clutter and why do we collect and tolerate it. What purpose does it serve us? Why do we have so much trouble letting it go? Explore the stuff that you choose to keep, and learn how it subliminally affects you, your well-being and your ability to succeed! We’ll discuss techniques to face down the clutter when the time is right!
Kerri Miller is an Author, Speaker, and the Founder of Feng Shui Pathways. She’s passionate about sharing the benefits of Feng Shui with others so they can be empowered to create spaces that feel better and flow better.
Her book, "Feels Better. Flows Better. Feng Shui for Inspired Living" will be available for purchase and signing.
So, bring your brown bag lunch (or go green/retro and bring a lunch box!) and be ready with questions! The BFL will provide coffee/tea/water/cookies.
October 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 8:00 PM
Calling All Romance Readers!
We’re having another awesome online auction! Its a Swag Bag Auction with contributions from over 50 of the best romance authors out there! In keeping with our themes of literacy and diversity, we have romance authors from many sub-genres including historical, paranormal. erotic, romantic suspense, inspirational, young adult, LGBTQ and contemporary. Something for every romance reader ??
Swag is anything that an author might have on hand as well as some creative ideas that their fans will love. We have signed books, totes, pens, mugs, audiobooks, bookmarks, etc. But, we also have the opportunity for the winner’s name to be in the author’s next book, handmade lotions, ARCs (advanced reader copies) and so much more.
The online auction link to ebay will be available on Sunday Oct. 22nd. Can’t wait!!!!
October 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Attention kiddos: bring your mom or dad and join us for a fun 30 minutes of yoga, dancing, marching, hopping, and anything else to get us moving on a Monday morning! When weather permits, we’ll be outside.
October 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join Martha Fagan, Life Coach and Mentor, for a lunch and learn workshop.
HAPPINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Get an overview of proven methods from the science of Positive Psychology to improve your overall sense of well-being and leave with at least one step you can take to:
Be happier as you juggle work and family.
Be more optimistic as you face life’s challenges.
Be more joyful in your daily routines.
This is not a “quick fix latest greatest self-help workshop”, rather a lens into seeing the impact our daily choices have on our sense of happiness and inner peace.
Please Register by calling the library (508) 653-6730 or filling out the form on the Bacon Free Library website, so we know how many sandwiches to have on hand.
October 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids in grade 4 and up, join us for an open book talk! You decide on the book you want to read and talk about and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you’ve never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven’t picked up.
October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter’s collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight of the twelve that do exist.
The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized.
October 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We’re reading dog/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required, no age limits!
October 27, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
What can you make out of a paper bag and some ingenuity? A spooky tree, that’s what! Kids are welcome to drop in and make their very own tree(s) to take home and be the envy of all their friends ??
All materials supplied, no registration required
October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
We are thrilled to welcome best selling author Sonali Dev to the Bacon Free Library for an afternoon tea! Sonali will be discussing her all of her awesome books which feature Indian themes and situations. Her books will be available for purchase and signing. We will be serving a variety of snacks and Indian tea (chai) to celebrate Sonali’s BFL visit
Registration is requested for this visit so we know how much chai to have on hand. Call the library (508-653-6730) to let us know you can make it.
October 29, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In conjunction with the Morse Institute Library, we’re celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau (1817-2017)! We’re going to meet at Walden Woods and have a private tour of Thoreau’s Library – This is a session with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections, author and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, in the Thoreau Institute Library. The library maintains the most comprehensive body of Thoreau-related material available in one place. Mr. Cramer will provide an introduction to Thoreau and the era in which he lived, and will discuss Thoreau’s life and writings as they relate to historical items on display in the library.
Then, we will visit the iconic place that has become synonymous with Thoreau—Walden Pond. Taking place at the Walden Pond State Reservation (WPSR). About 1/3 of the way around the Pond, we visit the original site of Thoreau’s house.
Space is limited and Registration is required.
October 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
October 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 19, 2017, 6:15 PM @ Natick High School
September 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - November 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
If you are comfortable with the basics and want to improve your game, Intermediate bridge is for you. A fun and friendly group learns and practices the next level of the game including negative doubles, new minor forcing, defensive carding, opening leads and much more. Sessions include instruction and discussion followed by play where questions are encouraged. If you enjoy the challenge of bridge and want to get better, join us. Register on Community Pass, https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOAvnQ0p4trnasCJNBkrfRqBZdBsM1ugTdgJwcwr%2BLxIFL2ZCtvf%2Fw
October 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - November 8, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Join us for the 6 week session to gain tools to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. This Evidence-Based program presented by Baypath with be part lecture with a powerpoint presentation, part discussion and interactive. Pre-registration required.
The Savvy Caregiver program originated from the Minnesota Family Workshop (MFW) which was aimed to improve outcomes for family caregivers and the persons with dementia through a multidimensional training approach provided to primary caregivers and other family members. Evidence supporting the efficacy of the Savvy Caregiver program has been well documented. Caregivers reported structuring meaningful activities for the person with dementia. This program is designed for people who are actively caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related illness. Focus is on building knowledge about the disease and skills needed for effective caregiving, getting support, and practicing self-care.
October 17, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Join Swati Dave, our resident computer teacher and expert as she leads this FUN class in math exercises that will help you keep your brain active, sharp and enjoying yourself—really! Register on Community Pass https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOAvnQ0p4trnasCJNBkrfRqBZdBsM1ugTdgJwcwr%2BLxIFL2ZCtvf%2Fw
October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Natick community Senior Center
There is a $12 non-refundable registration fee which includes, bus transportation, museum admission and tour.
The Alcott’s settled at Orchard House sited on an apple orchard, where they lived from 1858 to 1877. The house is most noted for being where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set her beloved classic, Little Women, in 1868 at a "shelf desk" her father built especially for her. A guided tour of Orchard House introduces visitors both to objects which were important to the family and to the family members themselves
October 18, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Sleeping Well: Tips for a Better Sleep with Robb Webb, RPSGT, RST
With Sleep Lab Manager, MetroWest Sleep Disorders Center, MetroWest Medical Center
Wednesday, October 18, 1:30pm
Do you chronically have trouble getting a good night’s rest? Do you wake up feeling un-refreshed? An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders. Join Robb as he talks about the causes of sleep difficulties, treatments/procedures, and how to identify them- helping you get back on track with a healthier life! Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/natick or call the CSC at 508-647-6540.
October 23, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Monday, October 23
Cake and Entertainment at 1:30 pm, free
Celebrate the success of our vibrant Natick Community-Senior Center in its 5th year! We’ll have a celebratory sheet cake and entertainment with accordionist, Tony D’Eramo—a local favorite playing all the tunes you love! At Natick Community-Senior Center.
October 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Tuesday, October 24
Natick Community-Organic Farm Critters, 11am-noon
Talk to the animals! Or just say hi & pet the bunnies and chickens from the farm.
At Natick Community-Senior Center.
October 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Wednesday, October 25
The Stories We Tell with Natick Historical Society, 10:30am, free
Whether you are new to town or a long-time resident, come and enjoy hearing stories of Natick’s unique history, personalities and places with Natick Historical Society presenting and offering copies of the book ‘The Stories We Tell’ for sale. Breakfast goodies provided by Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Call 508-647-6540 to register. At Natick Community-Senior Center.
October 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Pain Management for Older Adults
Wednesday, October 25, 2pm, free
Join Dr Paul Arnstein as he talks about pain management for older adults, including:
• How to talk to your doctor;
• Safe use of effective pain medications
• Possible harms linked to long-term medication use
• Drug Interactions with foods or nutritional supplements, drugs, and diseases
• Non-drug options that control pain
Dr. Paul Arnstein is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief at Massachusetts General Hospital who strives to promote safe, effective pain relief for all persons who need it.
Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/natick or call the CSC at 508-647-6540.
October 26, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Natick Community Senior Center
Thursday, October 26
Tea and Trivia with Bacon Free Library 1:30pm, free
Put on your thinking cap and join this Jeopardy style trivia game, cookies and refreshments provided by Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences and prizes for the winners! Trivia questions will be about Bacon Free Library, Natick and Libraries in general. Come as a team or just come and enjoy! At Natick Community-Senior Center.
October 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Museum of WWII Natick
Visit the Museum of WWII Natick
Friday, October 27
Located at 8 Mercer Rd, Natick (behind Crowne Plaza hotel Rt 9), Admission is $20 for seniors, by check, cash or charge upon admission to the museum. Complimentary Acoustiguide audio recording included. Visiting The International Museum of World War II is a unique experience. You will see the most comprehensive collection of World War II artifacts, letters and documents in the world. More than 7,500 pieces are on display, integrating the human, political and military stories of the global war. It is an intense, emotional experience. Many durable artifacts can be handled, and touched. Allow 2 hours for your visit. Please call the Natick Community-Senior Center to sign up, 508-647-6540.
October 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ School Committee Room
October 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Great Room
COA Board Housing Sub Committee
October 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Training Room 3rd Floor Town Hall
October 18, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Edward Dlott Meeting Room/Board of Selectmen's Meeting Room
October 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Police Station Conference Room
October 17, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Natick High School Auditorium for Fine and Performing Arts
Fall Annual Town Meeting
October 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Sassamon Trace Golf Course
October 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Keefe Tech
Main Office Conference Room
October 19, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Mass State House, Grand Hall of Flags
October 19, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Natick High School Fine and Performing Arts Center
October 24, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Natick
October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Natick
October 31, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Natick
October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We are open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Our market is open year round. We move from the Natick common right across the street to the Common Street Church. You won't miss a bit of all the good music and you certainly won't miss any of your vendors. We will be there come rain, sunshine, or snow.
The Natick Farmers Market, sponsored by the Natick Center Associates, is designed to meet the following goals:
To provide fresh food products, either grown or made by local providers, to the community.
To provide a marketing opportunity to farms and small food businesses in order to help sustain a thriving, local food source.
To provide the community with a broad range of information about food and it's sources, and the opportunity to speak directly with those producers involved with bringing the food to market.
October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
October 18, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Community Development Conference Room
October 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Community Development Conference Room
October 17, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
October 18, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
October 24, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
October 25, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
October 26, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL (Grades 7-12) **NEW**
Run by the Recreation Staff at the Cole Center, 179 Boden Lane
Celebrate the 18th annual “Lights On Afterschool”! Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Basketball, air hockey, foosball, open gym, karaoke & more. Drinks, snacks & hotdogs provided.
Thursday, October 26 • 2:30 - 6:00 pm
October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
“SPOOKTACULAR” AGES 3 – K
Saturday, October 28 • 12:00 pm
The 22nd annual town-wide Halloween Party will take place on the Common. If you’re interested in volunteering or making a donation to help out the event, contact Aaron Friedman at 508-647-6530. Look for details on our website, your child’s virtual backpack, libraries and in the local papers. Free
October 31, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM