Townwide Book Read
Arm in Arm presents a townwide book read, Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m., featuring “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” by Anne Fadiman.
The book celebrates the complexity and individuality of the human interactions that make up the practice of medicine, pointing out directions for change while addressing the tragedies of cultural displacement, medical limitations, and futile good intentions.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/wxy9mk7v.
Go to fivesparks.org for more information, to sign up for a program, or to get a Zoom link.
- “Understanding the Black Hole Image.” Webinar presented by Dr. Geoffrey Crew, researcher at MIT Haystack Observatory. Friday, April 16, 7:30 pm.
- Bonsai Basics Workshop. Zoom class, bonsai tree and all materials included. Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
- Felting with Rachel Benson: Tuesday, April 13, painting with wool; Thursday, April 15, chicken; school vacation week, Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21, flying pig or llama with milkshake; Thursday, April 22, flower buddy. Sign-up and more details at fivesparks.org.
- Storyfest 2020 videos available for viewing at fivesparks.org.
Library hosts virtual story times and book groups
All story times, book groups, and events are virtual via Zoom. To be added to a story time email list, complete the registration form at bit.ly/2N8fYL6. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before each meeting.
Groups are limited to Harvard residents or HES/Bromfield students. Others may register one week in advance provided there is space available. To be added to a book group email list, fill in the HPL Virtual Book Group registration form: bit.ly/3vRay8M.
- Infant story time for infants to 2-year-olds; Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 19 and April 22.
- Story time for 2s and 3s; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 21.
- Stories for 4s and 5s; Mondays at 1:30 p.m. No story time April 19.
- Saturday story time; ages 3 to 7; Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m., cat stories. Due to limited space, registration is limited to local families.
- Book Discussion Group for First- and Second-Graders; Monday, April 26, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Third-Graders; Monday, April 5, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fourth-Graders; Monday, April 12, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fifth-Graders; Tuesday, April 13, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Sixth-Graders; Tuesday, April 27, 4 p.m.
- Teen Connections Book Group; Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Women’s Business Network event
The Women’s Business Network meets via Zoom, Thursday, April 8, 7:15 p.m. to discuss “12 Easy Ways to Ground, Balance, and Focus that Work for You and Your Family” with Krista Gordon. WBN is a local, volunteer-run networking group of 55 women in small businesses, professional practices, nonprofits, and the arts who meet monthly for mutual support, education, and networking. For more information or to get the Zoom link for the meeting, contact Deb Oliva <email@example.com> or 617-543-1208.
Indian Hill Music events
Spring classes include:
- Music for Aardvarks, ages 1-4, with parent/caregiver.
- Drum Buddies, ages 4-6. 10-week sessions start in April.
- Drums, guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, and recorder, for families. Six-week sessions start in April and May.
- Intro to voice, music theory, family recorder, custom ensembles, and more. Ages 6-17. Four-, 8-, or 10-week sessions start in April.
For other classes and more information, go to indianhillmusic.org/.
At the Museum of Russian Icons
The museum presents “An Evening with Paul Muldoon and the Iconic Russian Poets,” Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. Works of Russian poets Akhmatova, Brodsky, Mandelstam, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Voznesensky, and Yevtushenko. Registration required by Wednesday, April 21. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the program. Learn more and register at bit.ly/3eFfDuI.
June 11 and 12: “Collecting Orthodoxy: A History and a Look Towards the Future.” Early-bird registration ends April 1. More information at bit.ly/3fgTCTx.
‘An Ocean View’ with Maria Day
Join Harvard resident Maria Day Monday, April 5, 12:30 p.m., as she presents tales of adventure, excitement, and discovery on her journeys to many parts of the world by sea, in a sailboat as her floating home. All are invited to this Harvard Woman’s Club Zoom program. For contact information go to https://harvardwomans club.wordpress.com.
Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer
Registration is now open for Emerson Hospital’s 22nd annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care. All proceeds go directly to supporting patients who receive cancer care at Emerson Hospital. The virtual event will take place Saturday, May 1, through Saturday, May 15. Visit www.emersonhospital.org/5k for details, to register or make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a Run~Walk thank-you kit, including a high-performance race T-shirt.
Theatre III auditions
Auditions are open at Theatre III, Acton, for PlayPalooza, a 10-minute play festival performance via Zoom, at the end of May. No previous experience required, just a positive attitude and a love of theater. Open to anyone age 18 and older. To audition, complete the form at forms.gle/gFpB6MogcJKvgUi2A and email a 1- to 2-minute monologue to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 23, 8 p.m., “Camelot: The Knights of the Square Table,” with music inspired by Monty Python. Streaming on Zoom. Admission free, donations accepted. More information at www.theatreiii.org/.