Upcoming events in Watertown for January

Source: http://watertown.wickedlocal.com/article/20151226/NEWS/151227497

"Celebrate First Day at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Jan. 1

The Arsenal Center kicks off 2016 with an all ages day of fun! Come to the Arsenal Center for the Arts from 1-3 pm on Friday, January 1, 2016 and ring in the New Year with music and art at First Day ACA!

Young, old, and everyone in between will enjoy the catchy, pop-infused music of Karen K & the Jitterbugs, whose award-winning songs will have the audience dancing in their seats and asking for more. The whole family will laugh and gasp at the zany acrobatics of The Airborne Comedians, whose act includes 7 foot unicycles! And, as always at the Arsenal Center, we’ll have art projects like lantern making for kids, and more!

This is a free event, sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank, and is open to the public and appropriate for all ages! For more information, visit arsenalarts.org!

St. James Men’s Club, Jan. 4

Event runs from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4, St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. Topic of the night is “Nowhere - A Story of Exile” with Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte as the speaker. Cost: $15. For information: stjameswatertown.org.

Town Council, School Committee, Library Board of Trustees inaguration, Jan. 4

The Town of Watertown requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the inauguration of the Town Council, School Committee, Library Board of Trustees

Event will be held at the Charles Mosesian Theater, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown at 7 p.m. Reception to follow.

Pre-K and kindergarten information night, Jan. 6

Event runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Cunniff School, 246 Warren St.; Hosmer School, 1 Concord Road; Lowell School, 175 Orchard St., Watertown. Parents and guardians will learn about early education, find out when to register children and ask other questions. Parents should attend the session held at their neighborhood school. To find out neighborhood school: 617-926-7765. For other information: watertown.k12.ma.us.

Recycling event, Jan. 9

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9, Recycle Center, Green River Way, Watertown. Bring sensitive, personal documents and watch it be shredded. Packing peanuts, clamshell to-go containers, deli trays and cups are acceptable as long as the items are clean and dry. Watertown residents only and IDs will be required. Free. For information: 617-972-6420. 

Stories of Their Lives, Jan. 10

Jews Buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., Watertown. Volunteer docent Helen Abrams shares stories about some interesting and colorful Jewish residents of Mount Auburn in Story Chapel. The famous individuals like Bernard Malamud, Felix Frankfurter, I.F.Stone, Edwin Land, Anthony Lewis and Abraham Maslow, and the less-known will be featured and celebrated. Attendees can listen and afterwards, share their stories. Cost: $7-$12. For information: 617-607-1980, friends@mountauburn.org; bit.ly/1QrDgFo

Cook the Books, Jan. 13

Join us as we cook the books at the Watertown Free Public Library. On the second Wednesday of each month people who like to discuss food and cooking are invited to bring a prepared dish based on the monthly theme, as well as the cookbook the recipe came from, to share with the group. This will give everyone a chance to sample dishes from an assortment of cookbooks while only having to prepare one. Free. For information: 617-972-6436.

Upcoming monthly themes: January 13 - Citrus, February 10 - Appetizers

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 18

Jeff Ramsey & George Russell Jr.: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Main St., Watertown. Jeff Ramsey & George Russell Jr. perform in Arsenal Center’s Black Box Theater. Cost: $20; $18 for members; $15 for students. For information: arsenalarts.org/music.

Free Musical Story at the Watertown Library, Jan. 23

Event starts at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Watertown Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown. Watertown Library will present the musical story “Bringing Rain to the Kapiti Plain” by Verna Aardema. The story will be presented with Powers Music School faculty members, Vanessa Schukis on vocals, Yas Ishibashi on piano and Todd Brunel on clarinet. Free. See all musical stories: powersmusic.org/musical_story_programs."