13th annual Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market
When: Nov. 11, 10:00AM
Where: 435 Boston Post Rd
SUDBURY: SAA is a Sudbury organization which sponsors activities designed to promote the arts. Celebrate the arts and shop local at 435 Boston Post Road in the TJMaxx Plaza. 35 artists and craftspeople will offer a variety of original, one of a kind items. This year we will be featuring visiting artists as well, artists who will show for one week during the 6 week run of the Market. A wide range of talents and skills will be represented and offer unique gifts for sale at a variety of prices. Finely crafted offerings include functional and decorative pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, painting, fine woodworking, glasswork, photography, ornaments and more. November 11-December 24 (closed Thanksgiving), 10am - 6pm; Thursdays until 8pm.
27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature
When: Nov. 23, 10:00AM
Where: Concord Museum
CONCORD: Admire 34 fancifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature. Admission: During this benefit event, Concord Museum admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors & students; $10 Youth (6-17); Children $8 (3 to 5); Children (2 and under) free. Members Free. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. (Closed 11/24, 12/24 and 12/25). Walk-ins welcome. Visit www.concordmuseum.org for more information and this year’s Family Tree’s Booklist. For questions, call (978) 369-9763 x222.
Party With a Purpose
When: Nov. 30, 5:00PM
Where: The Apex Entertainment Center
MARLBOROUGH/BOLTON: The Goneau Group will be giving back, as is a November tradition, to the community by helping Kits For Kids (www.kitsforkids.org) create gift bags for teenagers filled with everyday needs, ie. toiletries, scarves/gloves, and gift cards ($10-$20) to local restaurants and retailers. If you’re interested in donating, you are welcome to drop off your donation at The Goneau Group’s office, 1084 Main Street, Bolton, or place an online order using this Amazon link: https://a.co/4aEcCGU.
Art Talk Series: Merry Rockwell Christmas - Humorous and heartwarming images of people coming together for the holidays
When: Nov. 30, 7:00PM
Where: Sargent Memorial Library via Zoom
: From September to December, on the evening of every last Wednesday of the month, the Library will be hosting Jane Oneail, an educator and the founder and CEO of Culturally Curious, to do a series of art talks over Zoom. Upcoming: December 28 - John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush - A look at the masterful 19th-century artist and his celebrated Grand Manner portraits. Registration is required. Please visit the Event Calendar at http://boxlib.org
for more information.
The Brush Art Gallery & Studios' Annual Members' Exhibition
When: Dec. 1, 9:00AM
Where: 256 Market Street, Lowell
Includes artist members of The Brush Art Gallery & Studios and the New England Sculptors Association. This free exhibition runs through 12/23, with a reception on 1210, from 2-4pm. Refreshments will be served. The gallery, located behind the National Park Visitor Center in Downtown Lowell at 256 Market Street, is handicap accessible and validated parking is available at the HCID Parking Garage, located off Dutton Steet. For more information, please call (978) 459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org
Virtual Nutcrackers-a Colorful History
When: Dec. 1, 11:00AM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library via Zoom
WESTFORD: Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. This look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them. This program will be led by art historian Mary Woodward, who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Register here. www.westfordlibrary.org
Laugh For Your Health with Susan Phillips
When: Dec. 1, 11:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom
ACTON: Thursdays. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Time to shed some stress and get refreshed! Group meets weekly via Zoom and the focus is on cultivating joy, ease, and warm connection—through contagious group laughter exercises, with short breaks of soothing belly breaths. Each class ends with guided relaxation. This practice is called Laughter Yoga, but there are no mats or yoga poses. Health benefits include increased energy and alertness, mood elevation, stress relief, positive connections with others, and an immune system boost. If you are a new participant, email the COA at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link, which is recurring, or you can view the link in the News section at www.actoncoa.com.
Senior Property Tax Primer
When: Dec. 1, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear
ACTON: Acton seniors only. Join staff from the town of Acton Assessor’s Office for an update on how property taxes have been affected by increasing home values. They will also share information on numerous ways homeowners might qualify for property tax relief if you are: over 70, a veteran with a disability, over 65 with income and assets that are low-to-moderate, or are suffering financial hardship in general. If you are unable to attend and want to learn more, visit the Acton town website, www.actonma.gov, and click on “Government” and select “Assessors,” or contact the Assessor’s Office at (978) 929-6621.
Family Craft Night All Ages
When: Dec. 1, 6:00PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.
LUNENBURG: After the Tree Lighting CeremonyAfter the Town Holiday Tree lighting, plan to stop by the library for hot cocoa and to make a beautiful ornament! We will have all supplies needed to make another glass ball ornament to add to your annual library collection! www.lunenburglibrary.org
When: Dec. 1, 6:30PM
Where: Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street
'Tis the season for sparkling wine! Nothing says ‘celebration’ like bubbles! This evening, we will dive into all the different styles of sparkling wine including Prosecco, Cava, and, of course, Champagne. Enjoy Kobal ‘Batja’ Pet-Nat 2020 Podravje, Slovenia $25; Col Vetoraz Valdobbiadene Brut 2019 Italy $25; Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2019 France $20; Pol Roger Brut NV Champagne France $64; Naveran Cava 2019 Spain $21; & Doña Laura Demi-Sec NV Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil $16. $35/person. Info: (978) 496-1707. Register at www.roudenbush.org
Singularity Concert Series
When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: Sanctuary, 82 Main Street
Possum Hall Music and Fugitive Productions are co-hosting . Each concert is quite unique, with a line-up of cutting-edge musical performers and creators. No songs, no sheet music — music being made purely “in the moment” and showcasing the power and creativity of live improvisational performance. Featured musicians are Jerome Deupree, Burcu Gulec, Todd Brunel, Carl Nickerson, Todd Roach, Mac Ritchey, Duncan Watt and Sumner Thompson. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm. There is a Full bar and you can order dinner in one of Maynard’s many fine restaurants and bring it with you. www.eventbrite.com/e/singularity-music-improvisation-series-tickets-456159233547
Quinn Middle School Presents Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit
When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: Quinn Middle School, 201 Manning Street