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May 2022

Origami Folding Class

Tuesday, May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The West Medford Community Center hosts its monthly Origami Folding Class. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone in this free, in-person class. Learn step-by-step the art of paper folding or advanced origami shapes. Paper folding has been shown to aid relaxation, concentration, hand eye coordination and memory. Origami, paper folding, is an activity practiced by artists, mathematicians, engineers, hobbyists, and people of all ages, all around the world. Open to all ages and skill…

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A Lasting Look: Gallery Hours

Tuesday, May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sanctuary United Church of Christ, 458 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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After two years of being closed due to COVID-19, the Gallery@Sanctuary has reopened with an exhibition honoring our collective experience and celebrating all we’ve created in response to how our lives have been altered during this *$#%* time. The program, called “A Lasting Look,” continues gallery hours today from 4 to 7 p.m. Additional gallery hours this week are Thursday, May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Friday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 21, from…

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Sea Songs and Stories with Davis Bates

Tuesday, May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites you to join singer/storyteller Davis Bates for an evening of maritime music. Bates will share traditional sea chanteys and some stories too. A Western Massachusetts resident, Davis has been telling stories for over 38 years, in schools, libraries, and community settings around New York and New England and across the country. His recording "Family Stories" won a prestigious Parents Choice Magazine Gold Award, and received a starred review by the American Library Association’s "Booklist" magazine.   

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Ultimate Tango Practica Chiquita

Tuesday, May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Medford Lodge of Elks, 19 Washington St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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$10 – $25

Ultimate Tango School of Dance presents its weekly Short Sequences and Practica program at the Medford Lodge of Elks. Short Sequences takes place from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m., followed by the Guided Practica from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Solo Exercises Carlitos Perez way make up the first 30 minutes of the Practica. Cost is $25 for the entire four-hour session, or $10 for just the three-hour Practica Chiquita. Register through the Ultimate Tango website.

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MFN Playgroup at Barry Park

Wednesday, May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Barry Park, Summer Street
Medford, 02155 United States
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Free

Barry Park on Summer Street is today's location for the Medford Family Network's Playgroup in the Park with Miss Andrea Breen. Stop by for story time, songs, and music and movement. The program is geared toward children ages birth to 8; siblings welcome. Register upon arriving at the park. Upcoming playgroup sites and dates are Magoun Park (May 19), Carr Park (May 23), Cummings Park (May 24), Morrison Park (May 25) and Logan Park (May 26).    

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. The session will explore new concepts with books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in. After story time, a short craft or activity will be held in the same space.

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Castle of Our Skins: Remembrance

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

Castle of our Skins presents a special lecture-performance titled "Remembrance - An Evening of Music and History Sharing," featuring award-winning researcher, internationally recognized concert pianist and renowned public speaker Dr. Samantha Ege. Co-sponsored by the Tufts Department of Music, Dr. Ege will speak at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance featuring solo and chamber works for strings and piano. The concert repertoire will be Undine Smith Moore's "Soweto for piano trio," Margaret Bonds' "Spiritual Suite for solo piano," Florence…

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Savtones with Danielle Miraglia at The Porch

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Tony Savarino's Savtones perform in their third Wednesday residency at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, joined tonight by special guest vocalist Danielle Miraglia. Savarino is a pillar of the Boston music scene. His original compositions are instrumentals focusing on guitar melodies. It's like instrumental Western Swing with some early jazz with some telecaster twang with a little blues and a great sense of humor. Free admission for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.

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Dance Caliente Rumba Class

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

Dance away your cares as Dance Caliente presents a free class on Rumba dancing at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library building. Dance Caliente's owners, Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves, use creative and non-intimidating techniques to help you develop the skills to experience these dances in the arms of another. Dancers of all ages are invited to attend. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Please register through the library's online calendar. Founded in 1998, Dance Caliente brings a…

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History Book Group: Valiant Ambition

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The History Book Group, co-sponsored by the Medford Public Library and Medford Historical Society & Museum, meets via Zoom to discuss "Valiant Ambition" by Nathaniel Philbrick. The book is an account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. The discussion will be led by Elaine Fossett Rittershaus, a digital literacy coach in the Malden Public Schools. Register through Eventbrite.  

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