Upcoming events in Watertown for March

Source: Wicked Local Watertown 

Photo Credit: Commander's Mansion

Preschool Screening, Mar. 4

Screening will be held on March 4 and 18 and April 1, Watertown Public Schools, 30 Common St., Watertown. The Watertown Public School’s Early Childhood Center will screen children ages 3 and 4 for motor skills, social skills and communication skills. To make an appointment or for information: 617-926-7765.

Mass Audubon Nature Activities at Arsenal Project, Mar. 5

The Arsenal Project invites you in for an exciting winter workshop series exploring natural science with Mass Audubon Habitat educators. Fun opportunities to see, touch & learn about birds, animals, bones and more! These interactive family-friendly Saturday workshops from 1-3 p.m. are great for all ages.

March 5; Owl and Mouse … and Squirrel and Rabbit – These four animals are active in winter. Find out more about the structures that make owls successful hunters. See if you can discover what an owl ate for dinner.

Event will be held at the Innovation Space across from Dunkin Donuts in The Arsenal Project (Formerly the Arsenal Mall) 485 Arsenal Street, Watertown. For more information and directions www.thearsenalproject.com or telephone 617-923-9944.

La Fest Della Donne, Mar. 6

Cornelia dei Gracchi Lodge celebrates La Festa Delle Donne – International Women's Day as it is celebrated in Europe. Sunday, at our lodge 520 Pleasant Street, Watertown. Event starts at 1 p.m. with a luncheon for a five course meal with entertainment, gifts, raffle prizes and more! Call Linda Berardinelli for more ticket info 617-926-3176. Bring your daughters, granddaughters, friends and family. Donation $50 per person. Children under 10 yrs $20 per person.

Wedding Showcase at the Commander’s Mansion, Mar. 5 & 6

The event will be held Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. at the Commander’s Mansion, located next to the Arsenal on the Charles complex at 440 Talcott Ave. Meet with Boston’s top industry vendors (different vendors will be showcased throughout the weekend), sample delicious treats and walk away from the event with a list of professional resources and contacts.

Tickets cost $10 per person and are good all weekend! The facility is handicap accessible and parking is free. For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.commandersmansion.com.

Haircut Benefir, Mar. 6

Cut-A-Thon: 6 to 9 p.m. March 6, Hair Cuttery, 137 Mount Auburn St., Watertown. All haircuts will be $10. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown.

Women's Club meeting, Mar. 7

The Watertown Woman’s Club will meet on Monday, Mar. 7 at 12 p.m. in the in lower level of Sacred Heart Parish Rectory, 770 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown. Parking available in rear lot. Our guest speaker will be our own Mary Ryan who will show her awesome pictures of her trip to Antarctica.

Revels Spring Sing: 1 and 4 p.m. March 19, Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.

The Revels welcome the green season with communal singing and lots of seasonal entertainments including a Farmers Market Mummers Play and musical performances by David Coffin, the Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, and a folk band. Tickets: $20 adults; $7 children younger than 11. For tickets or information: 617-972-8300, ext. 31; revels.org.

One, Two, Three, Jump!, Mar. 19

Event runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 19, Launch trampoline Park, 625 Pleasant St., Watertown. This is an Asperger Autism Network free family event. Shake off the winter with some jumping fun. Recommended for ages 5 and older (waiver required). Sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank. Free. For information: 617 393 3824; karen.doran@aane.org; bit.ly/1KrglCV.

Annual Early Childhood Information Fair, Mar. 19

Finding the right childcare/preschool/recreational activity fit for your child can be a very lengthy and stressful time for a parent. That is why the Watertown Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council of which the Watertown Family Network is a member will host its annual Early Childhood Information Fair on Saturday, March 19th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverly Ave.

Faculty, staff and volunteers from local preschools, childcare centers, family daycares, as well as Early Intervention, WIC, private and public schools, local Churches, Watertown Free Public Library and many other organizations that service young children and their families will staff booths aimed at informing parents of their services and options. The fair creates the perfect low-key atmosphere where parents can stroll around gathering information about the many but sometimes hidden educational and recreational opportunities for preschool children and younger within Watertown and the surrounding communities.

During the fair each booth will offer a simple craft activity for the children so that parents are free to ask questions and gather information. Following the fair there will be a FREE family concert with Matt Heaton at 11:30 am. Refreshments will also be offered to fair goers.The best thing that we can do for parents, who are for the first time making a decision on their children’s education, is to make them aware of the questions that they should ask when they visit various preschools as well as general information on these facilities. The fair on the 19th gives parents a head start in their search for the right early education and care for their children. For more information feel free to call 617-926-1661 or e-mail watertownfamilynetwork@gmail.com. Luncheon will be served . Please remember donations for the Watertown Food Pantry.

Men's Club meeting, Mar. 7

Houry Boyamian: 6:15 p.m. March 7, Keljik Hall, St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. Houry Boyamian, the principal of St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary school will speak on Karnig Panian’s memoir, “Goodbye Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide.” Cost: $15. For information: stjameswatertown.org/organizations/mens-club/.

AMA exhibit opening, Mar. 12

Exhibit opening: 2 to 4 p.m. March 12, The Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown. Opening night of the exhibit “Untold Story of an Armenian-American Artist: The Work of Yenovk der Hagopian.” Free. For information: ArmenianMuseum.org.

Rep. Hecht office hours, Mar. 15

Rep. Jonathan Hecht office hours: 5 to 6 p.m. March 15 at the Watertown Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown. Constituents are invited to meet with Hecht to discuss pending legislation or any other issue of concern. Anyone unable to attend the office hours can set an appointment with Hecht at 617-722-2140.

Revels at Grace Vision Church, Mar. 19

Revels Spring Sing: 1 and 4 p.m. March 19, Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. The Revels welcome the green season with communal singing and lots of seasonal entertainments including a Farmers Market Mummers Play and musical performances by David Coffin, the Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, and a folk band. Tickets: $20 adults; $7 children younger than 11. For tickets or information: 617-972-8300, ext. 31; revels.org.

One, Two, Three, Jump!, Mar. 19

Event runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 19, Launch trampoline Park, 625 Pleasant St., Watertown. This is an Asperger Autism Network free family event. Shake off the winter with some jumping fun. Recommended for ages 5 and older (waiver required). Sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank. Free. For information: 617 393 3824; karen.doran@aane.org; bit.ly/1KrglCV.

Annual Early Childhood Information Fair, Mar. 19

Finding the right childcare/preschool/recreational activity fit for your child can be a very lengthy and stressful time for a parent. That is why the Watertown Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council of which the Watertown Family Network is a member will host its annual Early Childhood Information Fair on Saturday, March 19th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverly Ave.

Faculty, staff and volunteers from local preschools, childcare centers, family daycares, as well as Early Intervention, WIC, private and public schools, local Churches, Watertown Free Public Library and many other organizations that service young children and their families will staff booths aimed at informing parents of their services and options. The fair creates the perfect low-key atmosphere where parents can stroll around gathering information about the many but sometimes hidden educational and recreational opportunities for preschool children and younger within Watertown and the surrounding communities.

During the fair each booth will offer a simple craft activity for the children so that parents are free to ask questions and gather information. Following the fair there will be a FREE family concert with Matt Heaton at 11:30 am. Refreshments will also be offered to fair goers.The best thing that we can do for parents, who are for the first time making a decision on their children’s education, is to make them aware of the questions that they should ask when they visit various preschools as well as general information on these facilities. The fair on the 19th gives parents a head start in their search for the right early education and care for their children. For more information feel free to call 617-926-1661 or e-mail watertownfamilynetwork@gmail.com.

Revels Spring Sing: 1 and 4 p.m. March 19, Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.

The Revels welcome the green season with communal singing and lots of seasonal entertainments including a Farmers Market Mummers Play and musical performances by David Coffin, the Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, and a folk band. Tickets: $20 adults; $7 children younger than 11. For tickets or information: 617-972-8300, ext. 31; revels.org.

One, Two, Three, Jump!, Mar. 19

Event runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 19, Launch trampoline Park, 625 Pleasant St., Watertown. This is an Asperger Autism Network free family event. Shake off the winter with some jumping fun. Recommended for ages 5 and older (waiver required). Sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank. Free. For information: 617 393 3824; karen.doran@aane.org; bit.ly/1KrglCV.

Rise and Shine Yoga: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays from Dec. 3 to Feb. 25, Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown.

Classes begin with five minutes of breathing exercises meant to calm the central nervous system and prepare the body for a 55-minute physical practice focused on strength and flexibility. The session ends with a 15-minute guided meditation, aimed to further quiet the mind and relax the body. Students leave feeling balanced and refreshed. Free. For information: sarah@rolyoga.com.

Flash Art, the Arsenal Center for the Arts: This biannual art lottery fundraiser is returning for its third year!

We will be kicking off the New Year with this exhibition in January 2016. The show will run through Feb. 26. Tickets for the event, more info on the show, and images of the works can be found at www.arsenalarts.org/uncategorized/flash-art/

Donate with Watertown Citizens: Throughout the month of February, Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group will continue its donation program for essential items to be sent to refugees trapped in camps in Syria and surrounding countries. When: Sundays Feb. 10, 14, 21, 28 from 8:30am-10am; Tuesdays Feb. 2, 9, 16 , 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1-5 p.m. Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave. (corner of Russell Ave and Mt. Auburn St.). Donations must be brought through the big red doors by the playground and placed on the stage, which is to the left at the top of the stairs. (Follow signs.) BRING NEW OR LIKE-NEW GOODS ONLY, packed in boxes or placed in clean, strong plastic bags. Items needed: Warm winter clothes; bedding; non-perishable food items such as canned tuna, rice, and baby milk; personal care items such as diapers, feminine pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste; non-battery-operated toys such as stuffed animals, soccer balls, coloring books, crayons. These items will be picked up weekly by members of Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group, and delivered to NuDaySyria in New Hampshire, where they will be packed, shipped and delivered directly to refugees. For more information about NuDaySyria’s support operation and activities, visit www.nudaysyria.net. For more information about Watertown Citizens’ activities, visit www.watertowncitizens.org.

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